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2013 News Releases
Lake Legislative Days gives business leaders, local officials a chance to meet with legislative delegation December 27, 2013
Lake Soil & Water Conservation District to host annual tree giveaway on Jan. 16 December 20, 2013
Lake County government offices close for Christmas, New Year’s holidays December 13, 2013
Alfred Street to remain closed throughout the holidays from State Road 19 to Sinclair Avenue December 13, 2013
3 years of NCAA Golf Championships coming to Lake County beginning in 2016 December 13, 2013
3rd Annual WinterFair offers a celebration of the season for the whole family December 11, 2013
Have hidden treasures? History Channel’s ‘American Pickers’ is heading to Florida December 9, 2013
Lake County inducts two into Women’s Hall of Fame December 6, 2013
Unwanted medications, household hazardous waste to be collected Dec. 12 in Clermont December 6, 2013
County seeks grant applications for emergency food & shelter programs December 6, 2013
Residents invited to join park rangers at three upcoming outdoor nature events December 3, 2013
Public invited to attend State of the County Address set for Dec. 3 November 27, 2013
Alfred Street to close from State Road 19 to Sinclair Avenue in Tavares beginning Dec. 2 November 26, 2013
Learn about raising poultry for meat and eggs at upcoming ‘Chicken University’ November 25, 2013
Unwanted medications, household hazardous waste to be collected Dec. 5 in Leesburg November 22, 2013
Lake County Government offices to close Nov. 28 & 29 for Thanksgiving holiday November 22, 2013
Lake County Adopt-A-Lake Program 2014 Calendar cover photo winner announced November 22, 2013
South Lake Water Summit changes location November 18, 2013
Find out what websites and social media do for businesses at upcoming SBDC seminar November 14, 2013
Lake County Fire Rescue promotes 4 to lieutenant and graduates 11 new firefighters November 8, 2013
Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Eric Palmer recognized at 2nd Annual ‘Respect for Emergency Services’ event November 8, 2013
Unwanted medications, household hazardous waste to be collected Nov. 14 in Clermont November 8, 2013
Residents contribute 4,500 pounds of goods during annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ food drive November 8, 2013
Chamber, County and City to host water summit November 8, 2013
Learn to market a business to government agencies at upcoming SBDC seminar November 8, 2013
Lake County Emergency Management to host Basic SKYWARN Spotter Training November 6, 2013
Lake County Government offices to close for Veterans Day November 5, 2013
Lake’s Special Operations Response Team is always ready to respond to unique emergencies November 4, 2013
Lake County implements new program to automate management of pet licenses, rabies vaccinations November 1, 2013
Winged wildlife will take center stage at upcoming Parks & Trails events October 31, 2013
Deadline extended for clothing donations to benefit Goodwill Industries of Central Florida October 31, 2013
Residents invited to dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste at upcoming collection event October 31, 2013
Online voting now available for Lake County’s 2014 Adopt-A-Lake Program Calendar photographs October 31, 2013
Public Safety reminds residents to change batteries in smoke alarms, weather radios for end of daylight saving time October 31, 2013
Residents invited to visit the many faces of Lake County agriculture during 2013 Lake County Farm Tour October 29, 2013
Residents encouraged to help ‘Drive Away Hunger’ during 8th Annual Stuff the Bus event October 28, 2013
Learn to preserve produce grown in gardens at upcoming education program October 28, 2013
SBDC to offer seminar on the basics of marketing October 25, 2013
Town of Astatula to cut ribbon on new Town Hall October 25, 2013
Park Rangers encourage residents to learn about Lake County’s wildlife at upcoming events October 22, 2013
Learn to market a business to government agencies at upcoming SBDC seminar October 22, 2013
SBDC to offer ‘Start up Basics’ seminar for entrepreneurs October 21, 2013
‘Aging Well in Lake County’ educational series to highlight ways of cooking healthy meals for less people October 18, 2013
Volunteers needed for 8th Annual Stuff the Bus food drive campaign October 18, 2013
Unwanted household hazardous waste to be collected Oct. 24 in Umatilla October 18, 2013
Park Rangers offer several opportunities for residents to explore outdoors October 17, 2013
Lake County to dedicate time capsule for Viva Florida 500 October 17, 2013
County to host clothing drive to benefit Goodwill Industries of Central Florida October 17, 2013
UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County to host educational series on improving bone health October 14, 2013
Free counseling, personal development services to be offered at Community Resource & Career Fair October 10, 2013
Lake County Fire Rescue gives tips to ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires’ October 9, 2013
Commissioners proclaim October as ‘National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights’ Month October 9, 2013
REMINDER: Deadline approaching for Adopt-a-Lake Calendar photo submissions October 9, 2013
14th Annual Florida Black Bear and Wildlife Conservation Festival to be held Oct. 12 October 8, 2013
County Manager names new director of Community Safety and Compliance Department October 8, 2013
Lake County Park Rangers invite residents to upcoming outdoor adventures October 8, 2013
Firefighters to dedicate pink fire truck for ‘Turn Lake County Pink’ campaign October 7, 2013
Lake County Master Gardeners to host fall plant sale at Discovery Gardens October 7, 2013
Unwanted medications, household hazardous waste to be collected Oct. 10 in Leesburg October 7, 2013
Commissioner Parks to walk with former LYNX Link 55 passengers October 3, 2013
Lake County Parks & Trails to host upcoming nature-based events for birders, outdoor enthusiasts September 24, 2013
Deadline fast approaching for event pre-registration for 2nd Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival September 20, 2013
Unwanted medications, household hazardous waste to be collected Sept. 26 in Clermont September 20, 2013
LakeXpress offers free bus rides for students September 20, 2013
Lake County Extension to offer three-part educational series on diabetes prevention September 12, 2013
Volunteers being sought for 2nd Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival September 12, 2013
Class to show how one chicken can produce three quick, healthy meals September 11, 2013
New group to promote technology entrepreneurship by brainstorming and sharing ideas September 9, 2013
Household hazardous waste to be collected Sept. 12 in Mount Dora September 6, 2013
Animal Services reminds residents about dangers of tethering animals September 5, 2013
Adopt-a-Lake Program seeks photos of local lakes for 2014 calendar August 30, 2013
Early birds and premiere-package participants have opportunities to get rewards August 30, 2013
Lake County to host a learning session on Tourism Capital Projects Funding August 30, 2013
Local volunteers give time, effort, money to restore PEAR Park to its ‘Old Florida’ condition August 29, 2013
South Lake company wins award for its innovation, community service, fast growth August 29, 2013
LYNX Routes 204 and 55 to end in south Lake County August 29, 2013
Lake County Commission meetings to have more airings on Lake Sumter TV August 28, 2013
County offices, libraries, LakeXpress, all solid-waste operations to close for Labor Day August 28, 2013
Chairman Campione to receive award at American Legion meeting for service during her youth August 23, 2013
Animal Services’ new rebate program encourages spaying, neutering of dogs, cats August 23, 2013
Lake County’s Community Resource & Career Fair to offer counseling, personal development services August 21, 2013
Outdoors enthusiasts, families invited to enjoy the 2nd Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival August 20, 2013
Commissioner Welton Cadwell reappointed as chair to national-level committee August 16, 2013
Metro Orlando EDC gets firsthand view of Lake County businesses, development potential August 16, 2013
Unwanted medications, household hazardous waste to be collected Aug. 22 in Eustis August 16, 2013
Bird & Butterfly Survey provides ideal opportunity to observe native species at Lake May Reserve August 16, 2013
‘Wild Lake County’ seminar to give residents tips on living in harmony with nature August 16, 2013
Lake County CTST issues back-to-school safety tips August 16, 2013
County wins 7 FFEA awards for 2nd Annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival promotional materials August 8, 2013
Residents can help show support for the St. Johns River with a specialty license plate August 8, 2013
Lake County vanpool program can save commuters $5K per year August 6, 2013
Business Opportunity Centers to host program to assist with marketing to government agencies August 6, 2013
Upcoming events to showcase Lake County’s various wildlife in their natural habitat August 6, 2013
Lake County business owners can benefit from the SBDC’s ‘Start-Up Basics’ course August 2, 2013
County’s new Emergency Operations Center activates for first time during Blue Rhino incident August 2, 2013
Household hazardous waste to be collected Aug. 8 in Four Corners August 2, 2013
Lake County requesting nominations by Aug. 23 for Women’s Hall of Fame August 1, 2013
Fans can dine with Jeffrey Gordon, Walter Taylor at 2nd Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival July 27, 2013
Master Gardener to present on planting vegetables during ‘Saturday in the Garden’ July 25, 2013
Unwanted medications, household hazardous waste to be collected July 25 in Minneola July 18, 2013
Birders can kayak with James Currie at 2nd Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival July 18, 2013
Upcoming class to offer cooking tips for small families, college students July 17, 2013
Public input being sought at upcoming workshop for Lake County Wellness Way Sector Plan July 11, 2013
Lake County Courthouse new entrance to open July 22 July 11, 2013
Lake County now offers online services for commercial, industrial permitting July 10, 2013
Sean Parks honored with FAC’s Certified County Commissioner designation July 10, 2013
Upcoming events to highlight Lake County’s wildlife and natural areas July 10, 2013
UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County to have webinar for retirement planning July 5, 2013
Prescription drugs, hazardous waste to be collected on July 11 in Sorrento July 5, 2013
Nominations being sought for prestigious Orlando-metro-area award July 5, 2013
Portion of Old U.S. Highway 441 closed for repairs through Saturday July 5, 2013
Lake County cracking down on impaired drivers this Fourth of July July 2, 2013
County offices, libraries, LakeXpress, solid-waste operations to close for Independence Day June 28, 2013
Youths to learn healthy food preparation at 4H nutrition camps June 27, 2013
Youths recognized for heroism during emergencies June 24, 2013
Lake Tech awards county library services with ‘Business and Industry Partner of the Year’ June 21, 2013
Master Gardener to explain which plants grow well in Lake County during ‘Saturday in the Garden’ June 21, 2013
Public invited to weigh in at meeting for the South Lake Regional Park June 21, 2013
Business Opportunity Centers to host programs to assist with government procurement June 19, 2013
Animal Services announces expanded hours at shelter, new directional signs to facility June 18, 2013
Lake County Extension’s ‘Chicken University’ to offer tips on raising, preparing poultry June 18, 2013
SBDC’s ‘Business Plan Writing Made Easy’ class to assist entrepreneurs June 13, 2013
Lake County to host 2 learning sessions on Tourism Capital Projects Funding June 12, 2013
County Food Drive collects more than 2.5 tons of goods for children in need June 10, 2013
County promotes local businesses with ‘Discover Lake’ discount-card program June 7, 2013
Prescription drugs, hazardous waste to be collected June 20 at Lowe’s in Clermont June 7, 2013
Chairman Campione to speak at ceremony honoring veterans at East Lake Community Library June 7, 2013
Pine Forest Park offers opportunity to see Florida’s only endemic bird species June 4, 2013
Companies seeking to fill hundreds of positions at South Lake Job Fair June 4, 2013
2nd Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival to explore exotic locations in Lake County June 4, 2013
Park rangers seek help surveying bird species at The Pasture Reserve May 29, 2013
Prescription drugs, hazardous waste to be collected in Clermont May 29, 2013
UF/IFAS Lake County Extension to offer 2 hands-on, food-preparation classes May 29, 2013
County Food Drive to collect goods until Friday May 29, 2013
NBC Sports features Lake County on ‘Nikon’s Birding Adventures’ May 29, 2013
Commission recognizes valuable contribution of emergency personnel with proclamation May 23, 2013
SBDC’s ‘Start-Up Basics’ course continues to serve Lake County business owners May 23, 2013
Duke Energy’s selection of local industrial site expected to benefit Lake County economy May 22, 2013
Commission to recognize valuable contribution of emergency personnel during ‘National EMS Week’ May 20, 2013
Prescription drugs, hazardous waste to be collected in Groveland May 17, 2013
County offices, libraries, LakeXpress, all solid-waste operations to close for Memorial Day May 17, 2013
Animal Services suspends use of night-drop kennels during state health department’s rabies alert May 16, 2013
Orlando Magic’s senior VP to speak at Eustis High School baccalaureate celebration May 16, 2013
UF/IFAS Lake County Extension to begin new ‘Saturday in the Garden’ series May 14, 2013
County manager appoints new Animal Services manager May 10, 2013
SBDC classes to help Lake County businesses become state-certified, sell to government May 10, 2013
Lake County sponsoring ‘BlueZberry Festival’ to celebrate agricultural ‘roots’ May 10, 2013
Spring unveils Lake County’s wings, wildflowers May 9, 2013
Hazardous waste to be collected in Umatilla May 7, 2013
SBDC class sponsored by Lake County will help small-business owners correctly classify its workers May 6, 2013
County’s economic improvement leads Groveland business to have open-recruitment event May 6, 2013
Chairman Campione to speak at ribbon-cutting for East Lake Community Park May 6, 2013
Ranch owner donates $1K after Animal Services rescues distressed horse from mud pit April 30, 2013
Enthusiasts can learn while helping park rangers survey wildlife at upcoming outdoors events April 26, 2013
Clermont to play host to skateboarding contest attracting pros from across U.S. April 25, 2013
Bikefest to boast a bevy of bus routes, concerts April 24, 2013
Commissioner Campione to meet with Royal Trails residents April 24, 2013
Hazardous waste to be collected in Lady Lake April 22, 2013
Large skateboarding event to draw pros from across the country to Clermont April 19, 2013
2 weekend birding tours to emblazon the beauty of Lake County’s migration season April 19, 2013
Lake County Adopt-A-Lake Program to give away aquatic plants at Clermont Farmer’s Market April 19, 2013
Lake County BOCs hosting ‘Business Plan Writing Made Easy’ classes to assist entrepreneurs April 17, 2013
Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair to have plethora of workshops, activities April 16, 2013
Commissioner Parks to discuss District 2 subjects at May events April 15, 2013
Vietnam veterans from Lake County to be honored at ‘Welcome Home’ celebration April 15, 2013
Hazardous waste to be collected in Tavares April 12, 2013
Lake County to officially open new Emergency Communications and Operations Center April 10, 2013
Upcoming events offer opportunities to learn about wildlife in natural settings April 10, 2013
Regional Fair Housing Summit to discuss ‘approaches to creating inclusive communities’ April 9, 2013
Lake County unemployment rate drops more than 2% in 11 months April 9, 2013
Lake County’s birding festival to host a bevy of sponsors, exhibitors, vendors April 5, 2013
Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair to offer myriad of activities, speakers, workshops April 5, 2013
Lake County manager fills 2 key leadership roles April 5, 2013
Parking area at Astatula Boat Ramp to be closed for resurfacing April 5, 2013
Various outdoor tours, plant sale to boast Lake County’s natural beauty April 5, 2013
Program to inform horticultural professionals, enthusiasts on Florida’s native plants, wildflowers April 5, 2013
Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program accepting applications for aquatic-plant grants April 4, 2013
Fun activities will educate children at Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair March 29, 2013
Nature enthusiasts invited to explore the Green Swamp at The Pasture Reserve March 29, 2013
Training facility in Lake County recognized as ‘Fire Training Center of the Year’ March 27, 2013
Lake County hosting 3 events to provide education, resources for first-time parents March 27, 2013
Prescription drugs, hazardous waste to be collected in Leesburg March 27, 2013
Lake County names new interim director of Conservation & Compliance March 27, 2013
Lake County Convenience Center in Clermont to open Tuesday for storm-debris disposal March 25, 2013
Religious leaders invited to participate in invocation program at Board meetings March 20, 2013
Bird-lovers invited to vibrant outdoor locale March 20, 2013
Board approves suspension of transportation, education impact fees through 2013 March 19, 2013
Robert Bowden, Tom MacCubbin to speak at Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair March 15, 2013
Lake County Master Gardeners hosting annual plant sale March 15, 2013
Lake County seeks to help prevent drowning fatalities with educational ‘Water Safety Day’ March 15, 2013
RescueU representatives volunteer time for needed improvements at Lake County Animal Shelter March 14, 2013
Birders can take a free class, then identify species during guided tour at Lake Idamere Park March 14, 2013
22 volunteers honored at Board meeting for generous contributions of service hours in 2012 March 8, 2013
Household hazardous waste to be collected in Fruitland Park March 8, 2013
Popularity of SBDC’s ‘Start-Up Basics’ course brings about new April sessions March 8, 2013
Lake County to host international triathlon competition March 7, 2013
Safety officials remind residents to check emergency equipment when they ‘Spring Forward’ March 7, 2013
County Commissioner, School Board Member to host monthly constituent meeting in Clermont March 7, 2013
New East Lake Community Park to have exercise path, athletic fields March 5, 2013
Mandatory Bidder’s Conference to help vendors seeking grants for Children, Health & Human Services March 1, 2013
Household hazardous waste to be collected in Mount Dora March 1, 2013
SBDC’s ‘Business Plan Writing Made Easy’ class to assist entrepreneurs March 1, 2013
Adventurers invited to ‘Explore Your Reserve’ February 28, 2013
Public invited to help ensure accuracy of fallen soldiers’ names for local war memorial February 28, 2013
Sponsor, exhibitor registration deadlines set for Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair February 27, 2013
County residents can help Petfinder Foundation build needed outdoor play area at Animal Services February 25, 2013
Outdoors enthusiasts can ‘Walk in the Footsteps of Florida’s Pioneers’ February 22, 2013
Lake County to accept applications until March 18 for Tourism Capital Projects Funding February 22, 2013
Free program to help residents prepare homes for extended absences February 22, 2013
Educational series to raise awareness, reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes February 22, 2013
3 free online seminars to help residents improve money-management skills, increase savings February 22, 2013
Lake County JCA members win national marketing contest at NCBA convention February 19, 2013
County enhances online capabilities with launch of commercial and industrial permits February 15, 2013
Lake County Government offices to close for President’s Day holiday February 15, 2013
Park Rangers encourage residents to learn about birds at upcoming events February 15, 2013
Household hazardous waste to be collected in Eustis February 14, 2013
EPA grants Altoona School students with interactive learning pond February 13, 2013
Lake County to host two learning sessions on Tourism Capital Projects Funding February 12, 2013
Commissioners’ budget workshop rescheduled February 12, 2013
Vibrant outdoor locale offers exciting exploration opportunities February 11, 2013
SBDC once again offering ‘Start-Up Basics’ course by popular demand February 8, 2013
Lake County Extension to have ‘Cooking with Winter Herbs’ classes February 8, 2013
John Mica, Daniel Webster, others to present at Regional Summit for eco-tourism initiatives February 7, 2013
Cultural groups, artists invited to ‘TALK BACK’ February 6, 2013
Long & Scott Farms invites community to celebrate 50 years of farming February 6, 2013
Did you know that all pets are required to be licensed? February 5, 2013
Upcoming library events to include free travel on LakeXpress for those with library cards February 4, 2013
Commissioners’ next budget workshop to focus on guidelines, county-maintained facilities February 1, 2013
County Commissioner, School Board Member to host monthly constituent meeting in Four Corners February 1, 2013
Cooler conditions should make for pleasant upcoming outdoors events February 1, 2013
Household hazardous waste to be collected in Four Corners February 1, 2013
Government, associations: ‘Fans don’t let fans drive drunk’ on Super Bowl Sunday January 31, 2013
9th Annual African-American Heritage Festival to ‘honor the past, celebrate the future’ January 31, 2013
Free workshop to demonstrate proper fruit-pruning equipment, procedures January 31, 2013
John’s Lake Boat Ramp to close Jan. 28 through Feb. 1 for improvements January 25, 2013
Residents invited to explore the outdoors at two upcoming events January 25, 2013
Montverde’s Mike Potempa named state high school soccer coach of the year January 23, 2013
Prescription drugs, hazardous waste to be collected in Leesburg January 18, 2013
Cooler weather offers opportunities to observe birds, various wildlife January 18, 2013
County offices, libraries, LakeXpress to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 18, 2013
New transfer station will make travel more convenient for citizens January 17, 2013
Annual tree giveaway on Jan. 19 expected to draw many citizens January 17, 2013
Upcoming events showcase Lake County’s beauty on land and on the water January 11, 2013
South Lake Trail safety improvements to begin Jan. 15 January 11, 2013
Upcoming workshop to focus on financial planning for women January 11, 2013
Prescription Drugs Take-Back and Household Hazardous Waste Collection event coming to Minneola January 11, 2013
Prescribed burn in Seminole State Forest leads to smoke conditions in northern Lake County January 11, 2013
Lake County and Umatilla to cut ribbon on newly enhanced water system January 10, 2013
Lake County Park Rangers invite residents to upcoming outdoor adventures January 10, 2013
Osteoporosis prevention series focuses on improving bone health and balance January 7, 2013
SBDC to offer free seminar entitled ‘Startup Basics’ January 3, 2013
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