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2015 News Releases
Lake County to host learning session on tourism Capital Projects Funding December 30, 2015
Annual tree giveaway to be held in honor of Arbor Day December 29, 2015
Route 50’s free fares to end Jan. 4 December 29, 2015
Emergency Communications and Operations Center installs new consoles in preparation for El Niño December 28, 2015
Intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Hooks Street to close during construction December 23, 2015
Lake County to cut ribbon on PEAR Park’s Wildlife Watch Post, the area’s newest ecotourism destination December 22, 2015
Shane Gerwig, Lake County Building Services Division Manager, appointed to Florida Building Commission December 22, 2015
Lake County Government Complex parking garage to close for the holidays December 21, 2015
Lake County Fire Rescue Honor Guard to present colors during the Orlando Magic game December 17, 2015
Adjusted building impact fee for education goes into effect Jan. 11, 2016 December 14, 2015
Lake County Solid Waste announces trash collection changes during the upcoming holiday weeks December 14, 2015
Lake County government offices and services to close; change hours for the holidays December 14, 2015
Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team announces ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign December 14, 2015
Lake County creates litter-reporting app as part of the Keep Lake Beautiful initiative December 9, 2015
Lake County Arts & Cultural Alliance to be part of national economic impact study December 8, 2015
Household hazardous waste collection event to be held in Mount Dora December 7, 2015
UF/IFAS Extension presents Saturday in the Garden class on ‘Caring for Crepe Myrtles’ December 3, 2015
Commissioner Sean Parks elected as Chairman of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners December 2, 2015
Lake County Fire Rescue receives an improved ISO rating for fire service December 2, 2015
Lake County Building Services to offer workshop on proper set up of manufactured homes November 24, 2015
Household hazardous waste and unwanted medications to be collected at event in Leesburg November 24, 2015
Gate to be added to Lake Idamere Park as part of Miracle Field project construction November 24, 2015
Lake County Solid Waste reminds residents of trash collection changes during the Thanksgiving holiday November 23, 2015
Lake County offers Veterans Handbook as a resource for survivors and dependents November 19, 2015
Coffee & Conversations to feature guest Pat Burke, former NBA player and owner of HOOPS November 19, 2015
Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team reminds holiday travelers to buckle up, every time November 19, 2015
Government offices to close for Thanksgiving November 18, 2015
Parks & Trails to host fall Bluebird Blitz November 17, 2015
LakeXpress launches new bus Route 50 connecting South Lake to Orange County November 17, 2015
Lake County completes student ‘walking zone’ near Carver Middle School November 16, 2015
Lake County to present its State of the County program on Tuesday, Dec. 1 November 16, 2015
Lake County Fire Rescue partners with Montverde Fire and the Red Cross to install new smoke alarms November 12, 2015
LakeXpress’ Route 1 to change route and bus stops in Tavares beginning Dec. 1 November 12, 2015
Lake County Emergency Management cautions residents about El Niño conditions November 10, 2015
Lake County partners with Eustis in upgrading Kurt Street sidewalks to meet ADA requirements November 10, 2015
Household hazardous waste collection event to be held in Groveland on Nov. 19 November 5, 2015
Adopt-a-Lake photo calendar available starting Nov. 7 November 5, 2015
Motorists notified of traffic shift changes during Phase 2 of North Hancock Road construction work November 4, 2015
Thousands of cyclists expected to descend upon South Lake during upcoming event November 4, 2015
Florida Public Archaeology Network joins Parks & Trails to lead Ferndale Preserve history hike November 4, 2015
Lake County reminds residents of seasonal irrigation restrictions November 3, 2015
Government offices to close for Veterans Day November 3, 2015
End of Daylight Saving Time means it’s time to replace batteries in smoke alarms, weather radios October 30, 2015
Upcoming lane closures on Old Highway 50 to affect motorists at night October 30, 2015
Lake County builds sidewalks as part of the Safer Access to Schools initiative October 28, 2015
‘Preserving Your Harvest’ class teaches participants to properly can foods October 28, 2015
10th Annual Stuff the Bus rolls into Mount Dora October 27, 2015
Commissioner Parks to host Coffee & Conversations on Nov. 6 October 27, 2015
Lake County names Melanie Marsh as new county attorney October 26, 2015
Lake County Fire Rescue purchases 6 new LIFEPAKs for ALS stations October 26, 2015
Traffic shift planned during County Road 466A roadwork in Fruitland Park October 22, 2015
The Lake County Historical Society presents ‘The Ghosts of the Lake County Courthouse’ October 22, 2015
The 6th annual UF/IFAS Farm Tour to explore agritourism businesses in northeast Lake County October 22, 2015
Adopt-a-Lake Program invites volunteers to the Love Our Lakes cleanup event October 19, 2015
Online voting is now open for the 2016 Adopt-a-Lake calendar photo contest October 12, 2015
Lake County invites the public to celebrate the grand opening of the new Altoona Community Center October 8, 2015
Household hazardous waste and unwanted medication to be collected in Leesburg October 7, 2015
Portion of County Road 450 in Umatilla to be closed during road improvements October 7, 2015
Workshop offered on insulation technologies October 7, 2015
Board of County Commissioners proclaims Oct. 6 as Sanford A. Minkoff Day as longtime county attorney retires October 6, 2015
Lake County Emergency Management presents SKYWARN storm spotting training course October 6, 2015
UF/IFAS Extension offers 3-part series on building healthy bones and osteoporosis health October 5, 2015
October Parks & Trails birding and wildlife hikes to be rescheduled October 5, 2015
During Fire Prevention Week, Lake County Fire Rescue urges residents to ‘Hear the Beep Where You Sleep’ October 1, 2015
Lake County Workforce Taskforce hosts Generation Y, Z expert September 28, 2015
Outdoor excursions and field trips offered during Wings & Wildflowers Festival September 25, 2015
Volunteers simultaneously clean 3 neighborhoods during inaugural Keep Lake Beautiful event September 24, 2015
Lake County residents welcome to drop off household hazardous waste in Lady Lake September 24, 2015
‘Coffee & Conversations’ to be held Oct. 2 in downtown Clermont September 24, 2015
Guardian ad Litem program unveils new sign announcing their presence in Tavares September 22, 2015
South Lake Regional Water Initiative to discuss water conservation strategies during public meeting September 22, 2015
Convenience Centers hours to change in October September 22, 2015
Lake County Fire Rescue Bat. Chief Randy Jones returns from fighting Midwest wildfires September 21, 2015
Wings & Wildflowers Festival to offer children's events including free fishing clinic September 18, 2015
Household hazardous waste and unwanted medications to be collected in Clermont September 18, 2015
4-H ‘Ribs4Kids” event to offer BBQ for a cause September 14, 2015
Wings & Wildflowers Festival announces keynote dinner at Lakeside Inn with James Currie and Melinda Myers September 9, 2015
Lake County Board of County Commissioners to host 2 budget and millage public hearings September 9, 2015
LakeXpress celebrates 2 millionth ride September 9, 2015
South Lake Trail to close at intersection during road construction and trail upgrade September 4, 2015
Household hazardous waste to be collected in Umatilla on Thursday September 3, 2015
Trails Specialist Gallus Quigley breaks ‘big year’ record to become top birder in Lake County September 2, 2015
UF/IFAS presents series on diabetes prevention September 1, 2015
Inaugural event for ‘Keep Lake Beautiful’ welcomes volunteers to community cleanups in 3 neighborhoods September 1, 2015
Saturday in the Garden speaker series presents ‘What’s Bugging You?’ September 1, 2015
Lake County government offices to close for Labor Day August 31, 2015
Solid Waste collection to shift by one day during Labor Day holiday week August 31, 2015
Nature-minded volunteers sought for Wings & Wildflowers Festival August 31, 2015
Lake County under a flood watch until Monday evening August 30, 2015
Lake Emergency Management continues to prepare for potential flooding, urges preparedness August 29, 2015
Sand is available at 4 Lake County Fire stations August 28, 2015
Lake County Emergency Management officials are monitoring TS Erika, urge residents to prepare August 27, 2015
Lake County to dedicate new ‘Water Wise Garden’ August 27, 2015
‘Coffee & Conversations’ canceled for September August 26, 2015
Northeast Lake County Business Opportunity Center relocates to Mount Dora August 26, 2015
Marsh Park Boat Ramp to Lake Yale closed temporarily August 26, 2015
Parking to be limited due to road paving at PEAR Park August 21, 2015
Wings & Wildflowers Festival keynote speaker, TV host James Currie, to discuss birding in Lake County August 21, 2015
Lake County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Randy Jones deploys to Idaho wildfires August 21, 2015
Household hazardous waste collection event scheduled for Aug. 27 in Clermont August 20, 2015
Lake County completes bond refinancing August 18, 2015
Lake County CTST offers back to school safety tips August 18, 2015
Lake County featured in backpacking episode of ‘how to Do florida’ TV show August 14, 2015
Lane closures expected due to County Road 466A road work August 14, 2015
Deadline is approaching for Wings & Wildflower Festival vendors, exhibitors and sponsors August 12, 2015
Operation Cleansweep allows agricultural businesses to safely dispose of pesticides August 11, 2015
Wings & Wildflowers festival wins social media award August 7, 2015
Lake County Building Services to host workshops regarding building safety and codes August 7, 2015
Household hazardous waste and medication collection event scheduled for Aug. 13 in Sorrento August 6, 2015
Memorial set for Assistant Fire Chief Jack Fillman August 4, 2015
Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program requests photo submissions for 2016 calendar July 31, 2015
4-H summer course seeks to teach teens about finances July 30, 2015
Series offered in Lady Lake on improving bone health July 29, 2015
August ‘Coffee and Conversations’ to feature guest Sheriff Gary Borders July 28, 2015
‘Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening’ class presented as part of the ‘Saturday in the Garden’ series July 28, 2015
UF/IFAS hosts continuing education class on combatting invasive species July 23, 2015
Lake~Sumter MPO to host 2015 Summer Summit focusing on safe access to schools July 22, 2015
UF/IFAS presents a class on preparing small, healthy meals July 20, 2015
Lake County receives positive bond ratings from two major organizations July 20, 2015
English conversation classes offered at libraries in Mount Dora and Leesburg July 17, 2015
Household hazardous waste to be collected in Fruitland Park on July 30 July 16, 2015
Bird & Butterfly Surveys this week to highlight fledgling birds and migrants July 16, 2015
Lake County to host grand opening ceremony for Cooper Memorial Library’s Go Zone makerspace July 15, 2015
Parks & Trails to host National Moth Week event at PEAR Park July 10, 2015
Lake County Historical Society meeting to feature keynote speaker Commissioner Tim Sullivan July 8, 2015
Lake County 4-H wins the ‘Triple Crown’ of state horse events July 8, 2015
Lake County firefighter rescues, then adopts kitten found trapped in fence post July 8, 2015
Lake County requests nominations for the Women’s Hall of Fame July 7, 2015
UF/IFAS presents class in Lady Lake on taking care of your skin July 6, 2015
Household hazardous waste and unwanted medications to be collected in Minneola July 6, 2015
Hickory Point Beach sand volleyball complex celebrates 1-year anniversary July 2, 2015
Saturday in the Garden speaker series presents ‘Turf and Groundcovers’ class July 1, 2015
Budget summary workshop to be presented July 7 June 30, 2015
Household hazardous waste collection event to be held at the landfill in Tavares on Thursday June 26, 2015
Traffic shift to affect North Hancock Road June 26, 2015
Lake County estimated to save $4 million due to bond refinancing June 25, 2015
Lake County Fire Rescue urges safety during Independence Day celebrations June 25, 2015
Holiday trash collection offers residents a chance to clean out their garages June 24, 2015
Lake County government offices to close for Independence Day holiday June 24, 2015
Commissioner Cadwell presented with the FAC 2015 Presidential Advocacy Award June 23, 2015
Road work will cause detour along LakeXpress’ Route 1 in Tavares June 22, 2015
UF/IFAS presents 3 free financial webinars June 22, 2015
‘Coffee & Conversations’ for July canceled due to Independence Day holiday June 19, 2015
Astor County Library parking lot to be closed for two Fridays during improvements June 17, 2015
Household hazardous waste to be collected in the Mount Dora area on June 25 June 17, 2015
Lake County Parks & Trails to lead Bird and Butterfly Survey at Ellis Acres Reserve June 17, 2015
UF/IFAS Extension accepting applicants for Master Gardener training June 17, 2015
Budget workshop regarding the fire assessment to be held June 23 June 16, 2015
All Lake County emergency shelters are now pet-friendly June 12, 2015
Lake County Fire Rescue to participate in Fire/EMS Safety Week June 12, 2015
Household hazardous waste collection set for Leesburg area on June 11 June 8, 2015
Lake County Public Works to move to the downtown Tavares government campus June 8, 2015
UF/IFAS to host small pasture management class June 8, 2015
6 members of Lake County Fire Rescue receive free national fire training June 4, 2015
UF/IFAS to host small-scale poultry farming workshop June 3, 2015
Budget workshop regarding economic growth, communications, county attorney, employee compensation and other services to be held June 9 June 2, 2015
‘Coffee & Conversations’ to be held June 5 at Keke’s May 29, 2015
Emergency Management officials urge preparedness as hurricane season approaches May 27, 2015
Lake County Arts & Cultural Alliance to host networking meeting on June 1 May 27, 2015
Road work may cause disruptions in LakeXpress service in Leesburg May 27, 2015
Lake County’s Housing Services to relocate to new office in Tavares on June 8 May 26, 2015
Off-duty Lake County firefighter performs CPR; helps save toddler found at bottom of resort swimming pool May 21, 2015
Rep. Daniel Webster relocates Tavares office to the County Administration Building May 20, 2015
Lake County Fire Rescue urges safety during holiday weekend May 20, 2015
Household hazardous waste to be collected in Groveland on May 28 May 20, 2015
Government offices to close for Memorial Day May 18, 2015
Solid Waste collection to shift by one day during Memorial Day holiday week May 13, 2015
Clerk of Court’s Public Records Center to move to Lake County Courthouse May 13, 2015
Budget workshop regarding housing services and solid waste to be held May 19 May 12, 2015
LakeXpress to offer free rides on May 14 May 7, 2015
East Lake Heritage Festival to celebrate area’s history and culture May 6, 2015
Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit to collect toxic materials in Eustis on May 14 May 5, 2015
Lake County partners to promote safe swimming during 4th Annual Water Safety Day May 1, 2015
Residents invited to free bird-related Parks & Trails events in May April 30, 2015
Citizens invited to Keep America Beautiful affiliation meeting April 28, 2015
Budget workshops regarding Fleet & Facilities, IT, and the county’s self-funded Medical Plan to be held May 5 April 28, 2015
UF/IFAS to host gardening class from a painter’s perspective April 27, 2015
Household hazardous waste collection event to be hosted in Umatilla on Thursday April 27, 2015
Commissioner Parks’ ‘Coffee and Conversations’ to be hosted in Clermont on May 1 April 24, 2015
Religious, secular and community leaders sought to conduct invocations at County Commission meetings April 23, 2015
Lake County awarded distinguished budget honor April 22, 2015
Lake County Commissioners proclaim ‘people’ as top transportation priority April 21, 2015
Volunteers invited to participate in Earth Day cleanup April 17, 2015
UF/IFAS Extension offers the Homeowner Education Landscape Program April 14, 2015
Budget workshop regarding Fire Rescue to be held April 21 April 13, 2015
3-part series offered on improving bone health April 13, 2015
Lake County teams up with Leesburg to collect unwanted household hazardous items and medication April 10, 2015
LakeXpress public transit offers convenient travel to and from Leesburg Bikefest April 10, 2015
‘Put Pain in its Place’ class offered to teach participants to get arthritis pain under control April 10, 2015
Job seekers, manufacturing businesses invited to career fair April 8, 2015
Parks & Trails to host spring open house events, mini-courses and annual plant sale at PEAR Park April 7, 2015
Lake County launches new tourism website featuring “Real Florida. Real Close.” branding April 7, 2015
Lake County to host learning session on tourism Capital Projects Funding April 6, 2015
3 online seminars to focus on improving finances April 3, 2015
Mock DUI crash to be hosted at South Lake High School to coincide with prom season April 1, 2015
County seeks grant applicants for emergency food and shelter programs March 31, 2015
Budget workshop regarding county Parks & Trails Division to be held April 7 March 31, 2015
Online seminar to teach improving nutrition for special needs children March 30, 2015
Sponsorship opportunities available for the 4th Annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival March 30, 2015
Household hazardous waste to be collected on April 2 in Clermont March 27, 2015
Commissioner Sean Parks, School Board member Marc Dodd to host monthly outreach meetings in Clermont March 25, 2015
Lake County Parks & Trails to host spring Bluebird Blitz March 25, 2015
First Bidders’ Conference rescheduled for Health & Human Services grant applicants March 23, 2015
Public welcome at ecotourism summit focusing on cycling and trails March 20, 2015
Parks & Trails to host 2 educational, conservation events March 19, 2015
Budget workshop regarding Health & Human Services and Public Works Operations to be held March 24 March 17, 2015
Springtime Bird & Butterfly surveys planned for 3 county reserves March 17, 2015
UF/IFAS presents 2 opportunities in Lady Lake and Tavares to learn how to ‘Leave Memories, Not Conflict’ March 17, 2015
Portion of South Lake Trail to be closed for one day due to resurfacing March 17, 2015
4th Annual Landscape & Garden Fair to feature exhibitors, opportunities to learn about horticulture March 16, 2015
Mock DUI crash at Eustis High School to teach dangers of drunk driving March 13, 2015
Household hazardous waste collection event scheduled for March 19 in Tavares March 13, 2015
Lake County accepting grant applications for Health & Human Services programs March 11, 2015
Commissioner Leslie Campione, Sheriff Gary Borders to host community meeting regarding ‘Trap, Neuter, Return’ program March 10, 2015
2,500-mile transcontinental horse caravan to finish at The Grand Oaks Resort March 10, 2015
Adjusted building impact fee for education goes into effect April 6 March 9, 2015
Lake County Parks & Trails to host 4 free events at PEAR Park March 9, 2015
Saturday in the Garden speaker series presents ‘Vegetable Garden Pests, Diseases and Other Problems’ March 6, 2015
Child advocate volunteers sought for Guardian ad Litem program March 5, 2015
Clermont Draft Legal Challenge returns to Lake Louisa State Park this weekend March 5, 2015
UF/IFAS Extension to host free class: ‘Organize Your Important Papers’ March 4, 2015
Budget workshop regarding Public Transportation to be held March 10 March 3, 2015
Lake County Fire Rescue personnel among honorees at Elks banquet March 3, 2015
Lake County heightens focus on business development with creation of new Economic Growth Department February 27, 2015
Lake County honors 61 volunteers with more than 150 hours of service in 2014 February 26, 2015
Household hazardous waste collection event to be held March 5 in Clermont February 25, 2015
Oakley Big Bass Tour returns to Harris Chain of Lakes February 25, 2015
UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County to host Extension Dean and Director Dr. Nick Place February 25, 2015
Johns Lake Boat Ramp overflow parking reopens Saturday February 20, 2015
Lake County joins Leesburg in welcoming Coreslab to the new 470 Commerce Park February 20, 2015
Lake County to host ribbon cutting ceremony for South Lake Trail extension February 18, 2015
Lake County Parks & Trails to host 2 'Bird and Butterfly Surveys’ in February February 17, 2015
UF/IFAS offers classes for ‘America Saves Week’ February 17, 2015
Budget workshop regarding libraries to be held Feb. 24 February 17, 2015
Commissioner Leslie Campione to be honored during Annual Boy Scout Golden Eagle Dinner February 13, 2015
Parks & Trails offers 4-part ‘Beginning Birders’ course with expert birder Peg Lindsay February 12, 2015
Household Hazardous Waste Collection event scheduled for Feb. 19 in Lady Lake February 12, 2015
Residents invited to PEAR Park open house on Saturday February 12, 2015
Lake County Commissioners help cut the ribbon on QuietFlex expansion February 11, 2015
Lake County government offices to close for Presidents Day February 9, 2015
Parks & Trails Division to host 2 evening adventures February 5, 2015
Budget workshop regarding millages and revenues to be held Feb. 10 February 5, 2015
Lake County’s Business Opportunity Centers offer free classes to local business owners February 5, 2015
Saturday in the Garden series presents ‘Pruning Landscape Trees, Plants and Fruit Trees’ February 5, 2015
Collection of excess trash outside of county-issued carts ends this week February 4, 2015
3 classes offered on ‘Closing Your Seasonal Home’ February 2, 2015
Economic Development & Tourism Department adds to its level of service with Director’s new designation January 30, 2015
Household hazardous collection event to be held Thursday in Clermont January 30, 2015
Lake County to join Keep America Beautiful campaign; invites interested parties to kick-off meeting January 29, 2015
Lake County’s birding and ecotourism sites to be featured on ‘Birding Adventures TV’ with James Currie January 26, 2015
11th Annual Tavares African-American Heritage Festival to take place on Feb. 7 January 26, 2015
Emergency Management Division to host Severe Weather Awareness Week public outreach event January 26, 2015
UF/IFAS Extension offers ‘De-Clutter Your Life’ Program in Lady Lake January 22, 2015
Outdoor enthusiasts invited to Paddling Adventure and Clean-up on the Lower Wekiva River January 22, 2015
Household hazardous waste collection event to be held at the landfill in Tavares January 16, 2015
Government officials invite business owners to procurement workshop January 16, 2015
Parks & Trails Division offers ‘Beginning Birder’ class with Gallus Quigley January 16, 2015
Johns Lake Boat Ramp overflow parking to close during construction January 14, 2015
UF/IFAS Extension offers 3-part course about diabetes prevention January 14, 2015
Lake County government offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 12, 2015
Lake County Extension to host first-of-its kind chicken conference January 12, 2015
Businesses invited to ‘Tourism Forum’ in Clermont January 12, 2015
Lake Soil & Water Conservation District to hold annual tree giveaway events January 9, 2015
Parks & Trails Division to host 2 free weekend events in Leesburg January 7, 2015
Parks & Trails Division to lead two Bird & Butterfly Surveys in January January 7, 2015
Household hazardous waste and medications to be collected Thursday in Minneola January 5, 2015
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