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December 2005

Lake County city to celebrate its railroad history Jan. 6 December 28, 2005

Lake County Government employees celebrate the season with charitable donations of toys, food December 22, 2005

Sheriff’s Office, Community Traffic Safety Team promote safe driving during the holidays December 21, 2005

County, Clerk of Court offices to close Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 December 21, 2005

Lake County offers free grant-writing workshops December 21, 2005

Lake-Sumter MPO Board adopts 2025 transportation vision December 20, 2005

Educational forums on Dec. 19 to provide information about new Medicare Part D prescription-drug program December 14, 2005

Lake County Department of Environmental Services announces 2006 schedule for Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit December 12, 2005

Tree trimmers receive awards for Lake County Historical Museum’s Annual Festival of Trees December 9, 2005

Lake County grant programs combine efforts to attract greater community response December 9, 2005

Lake County teams with other local agencies to assist elders with new Medicare prescription program December 9, 2005

Lake County introduces new program to assist residents with safe disposal of medical needles December 9, 2005

Public meeting scheduled for Hartle Road improvements December 7, 2005

Stakeholders submit hundreds of future land use map requests December 6, 2005

Lake County, Sumter County and The Villages reap the benefits of state transportation program December 6, 2005


November 2005

Local Planning Agency sets Wednesday, Nov. 30, as deadline for future land use map requests November 18, 2005

County, Clerk of Court offices to close Nov. 24 and 25 November 17, 2005

Officials to meet Friday for school concurrency initiative November 17, 2005

Lake County receives $200,000 park grant from state November 15, 2005

Public land council takes tour of Ferndale Preserve November 9, 2005

Lake County Commissioners to view four new apparatus November 9, 2005

County, Clerk of Court offices to close for Veterans Day November 7, 2005

Public encouraged to comment on Transportation Plan November 7, 2005

Lake County’s Public Land Acquisition Advisory Council progressing with property evaluations November 4, 2005

Regional transportation summit to air on local cable channel November 1, 2005


October 2005

Lake, Marion and Sumter counties announce bus service initiative to serve Lady Lake-Villages urbanized area October 28, 2005

Second meeting set for Lake County’s participation in the state’s school concurrency initiative October 26, 2005

Prestigious art show to be showcased in Lake County October 25, 2005

Lake-Sumter MPO to host regional transportation summit October 25, 2005

Lake County EOC issues Oct. 24 morning update October 24, 2005

Lake County Government to open Monday as scheduled October 23, 2005

Lake County opens shelter at Leesburg Elementary October 23, 2005

Trash pick-up in Lake County cancelled for Monday October 23, 2005

All campuses of Lake-Sumter Community College, Lake Technical Center are closed Monday October 23, 2005

Lake County Schools cancel classes for Monday October 23, 2005

Lake County schedules media briefing for Sunday at 3:30 p.m. October 23, 2005

Lake County officials raise activation level for EOC October 23, 2005

Lake County EOC sets up Citizens Information Line October 21, 2005

Residents encouraged to update disaster supply kits October 21, 2005

Lake County remains optimistic about hurricane track October 20, 2005

Museum accepts entries for the Annual Festival of Trees October 18, 2005

Lake County Fire Rescue to promote, hire firefighters October 18, 2005

Lake County nets 4 media awards at annual conference October 17, 2005

Chairmain to deliver State of the County Presentation October 20th October 14, 2005

Lake County receives temporary permit for largest collection of blueways trails in Florida October 13, 2005

Lake County and Seminole County fire departments conduct joint training October 11, 2005

Marketing events is as easy as ‘point, click, promote’ October 11, 2005

Lake County Government, schools and municipalities to meet Oct. 10 to discuss school concurrency initiative October 4, 2005

Lake County traffic safety team, Eustis police team up to promote International Walk to School Day October 3, 2005

New Website Design for Lake County Library System October 3, 2005


September 2005

Florida’s only cornfield maze to open Oct. 1 in Lake County September 30, 2005

Special kick-off event for the Florida Black Bear Festival schedueld for Sept. 30 September 28, 2005

Festival to ‘bear’ the truth about Lake County’s natural resources, wildlife September 27, 2005

Lake County donates 27 computers to community centers September 23, 2005

County residents can recycle electronic items free of charge September 23, 2005

Lake County extension agent earns statewide honors September 22, 2005

Lake County Commissioner appointed to NACo committee September 20, 2005

Lake County Government employees conduct food drive September 20, 2005

New manager introduced to Lake County’s public land program September 16, 2005

Academy provides in-depth view of County government September 16, 2005

Bird-watching guide takes flight in Lake County, Fla. September 14, 2005

Ghost town artifacts to be displayed at museum September 14, 2005

Lake County Government Web site recognized for excellence September 13, 2005

Residents can find sandbags this weekend at 3 fire stations September 9, 2005

Lake County firefighters return from devastated Gulf Coast, while others depart for the storm-torn region September 7, 2005

Lake County advises contractors of state building code changes September 7, 2005

Lake County is monitoring Atlantic Ocean storm activity September 6, 2005

Lake County, Fla., puts the spotlight on hometowns September 6, 2005

Temporary parking lot in place for Agricultural Center renovation September 2, 2005

Lake County officials encourage residents to conserve energy September 2, 2005

Lake County closes on Ferndale Preserve near Lake Apopka September 1, 2005


August 2005

Lake County Schools to receive state grant for long-range planning August 31, 2005

Lake County firefighters join emergency operations in Gulf Coast August 31, 2005

County, Clerk of the Court offices to close for Labor Day August 30, 2005

Draft of Lake County Comprehensive Plan to be business friendly August 26, 2005

Commission chooses off-site location for public hearing August 23, 2005

Sand bags are available this weekend at 3 County fire stations August 26, 2005

Lake County officials prepare for inclement weather August 25, 2005

New online journal to give Lake County citizens better insight to the comprehensive plan process August 19, 2005

Lake County’s Museum movie series ends with horror flick August 19, 2005

Lake County Commissioners approve transportation program August 17, 2005

Lake-Sumter MPO to host consensus-building workshop August 16, 2005

Lake County Commissioner continues statewide tour August 10, 2005

Lake County Commission ‘digs’ ceremonies for new projects August 10, 2005

New disadvantaged transportation service begins operations August 10, 2005

Seventh meeting added to Lake County’s comprehensive plan public participation tour August 2, 2005

Ground breaking scheduled for Agricultural Center renovation August 2, 2005

New History Channel show features Lake County attraction August 1, 2005


July 2005

Ground breaking for new trail is set for Wednesday, Aug. 10 July 29, 2005

Lake County reminds residents about proper waste disposal July 28, 2005

Proper disposal of home-heating oil tanks continues July 28, 2005

REMINDER: Back-to-School Safety Fair set for Saturday July 28, 2005

Residents encouraged to attend second public participation tour for comprehensive plan July 28, 2005

New Lake County program to accept grant applications July 26, 2005

Lake County’s comprehensive plan process enters next series of public meetings July 22, 2005

Lake Museum movie series continues with family favorite July 21, 2005

Old fashioned treasure hunt scheduled at Lake County Museum July 18, 2005

New facilities director begins work for Lake County July 15, 2005

Fire Rescue adds additional service to Turnpike area July 11, 2005

Association to honor Lake County with ‘Heart Ready Award’ July 11, 2005

Lake Museum crowd to get ‘cool’ with Newman movie July 8, 2005

Lake County residents encouraged to prepare for hurricanes July 8, 2005

Severe weather is expected for Lake County this weekend July 8, 2005

Back-to-School Safety Fair scheduled for Saturday, July 30 July 8, 2005

County requests nominations for Women’s Hall of Fame July 8, 2005

Unlicensed contractor sting nets 7 violators July 1, 2005


June 2005

County, Clerk of the Court offices to close for Fourth of July June 28, 2005

Paramedics positioned on the water to better respond to holiday weekend emergency calls June 27, 2005

Firefighters take timeout for safety training June 27, 2005

Public invited to amateur radio operators’ field day June 22, 2005

Lake County’s improved fire protection rating may translate into homeowner insurance savings June 21, 2005

Officials introduce new hurricane preparedness efforts June 21, 2005

Lake County residents encouraged to participate in ‘Mosquito Week’ by adhering to precautionary health tips June 21, 2005

Local Planning Agency begins initial review of comprehensive plan June 17, 2005

Fourth installment of ‘Movies at the Museum’ is June 20 June 17, 2005

Lake County earns National Association of Counties award June 17, 2005

Lake County officials graduate from Leadership Lake class June 15, 2005

Lake County leadership to assemble for hurricane discussion June 14, 2005

Commissioners approve sidewalks for C.R. 48 in Astatula June 13, 2005

Lake-Sumter MPO to hold several public workshops June 13, 2005

Lake County’s block grant action plan outlines worthwhile community enhancements June 13, 2005

Commissioners appoint Hall as permanent County Manager June 8, 2005

Museum to honor Reagan’s ‘tear down this wall’ speech June 7, 2005

Online survey to stay open for one more week after overwhelming response from the community June 6, 2005

Foundation requests support for boundless playground June 3, 2005

Third installment of ‘Movies at the Museum’ is June 6 June 3, 2005

Officials team to benefit families of deployed local guardsmen June 3, 2005

Online comprehensive plan survey to close Monday, June 6 June 3, 2005


May 2005

Free Home Heating Oil Recovery Program schedules first pump-outs for May 31, June 1 May 27, 2005

County submits permit to establish blueways trails May 26, 2005

Rep. Hays shares thoughts about growth management with Lake County Local Planning Agency May 26, 2005

County encourages employees, residents to develop disaster supply kits with the help of sales tax holiday May 25, 2005

County, Clerk of the Court offices to close for Memorial Day May 24, 2005

Lake County 4-H hosting ‘Summer Sampler’ program May 24, 2005

Second installment of ‘Movies at the Museum’ is May 23 May 20, 2005

LASER initiative to pinpoint community needs May 18, 2005

Interim tag removed from Emergency Management director May 18, 2005

Lake County Emergency Operations Center to conduct hurricane training exercise May 17, 18 May 12, 2005

Board of County Commissioners honor local athletes May 11, 2005

Two Public Works officials recognized for MPO work May 6, 2005

Lake County and City of Mascotte accept awards from State Secretary of Elder Affairs May 6, 2005

Lake County Historical Museum opens new movie exhibit; first film showing is Monday, May 9 May 6, 2005

Lake County citizens encouraged to complete online comprehensive plan survey May 5, 2005

Annual Elder Symposium to feature several surprises May 3, 2005

Lake County targets residential home-heating oil tanks for proper disposal May 3, 2005

8 students earn honors at public speaking contest May 3, 2005


April 2005

Museum reception to introduce ‘Movies at the Museum’ April 26, 2005

Lake County teens win top awards at Fla. competition April 26, 2005

Fire Rescue to recognize 10-year-old hero from Clermont April 26, 2005

Oversight committee ensures tax dollars are spent correctly April 25, 2005

Lake Commission reviews annual financial report April 25, 2005

Lake-Sumter MPO Board to meet Wednesday, April 27 April 25, 2005

Training to assist agencies with managing volunteers April 21, 2005

Second Annual Elder Symposium to kick off May 5 April 21, 2005

Conference to help Lake County agencies and families understand how to better protect children April 18, 2005

Lake-Sumter MPO settles into new Leesburg office April 15, 2005

Lake County Historical Museum hosts student field trips April 15, 2005

Lake County Sustainability Seminar attendees encouraged to pre-register by April 19 April 15, 2005

Intermittent delays expected April 15 on Round Lake Road for Harley Davidson photo shoot April 13, 2005

County employees’ efforts benefit March of Dimes April 13, 2005

Commissioners appoint Hall as interim manager April 12, 2005

Lake Museum visitors admire new embroidery exhibit April 8, 2005

Comprehensive plan meets the Lake County Fair April 8, 2005

Mock DUI Crash to be held April 15 at South Lake High April 6, 2005

County Manager resigns from Lake County post April 5, 2005

Cultural Affairs Council accepting grant applications April 4, 2005

Fair provides opportunity for citizens to learn about various Lake County services April 4, 2005

Lake County Commission to honor ‘local heroes’ during National County Government Week April 4, 2005

Lake County-sponsored seminar to explore ‘green-building’ practices in Central Florida April 1, 2005


March 2005

Unincorporated Lake County residents should avoid e-waste disposal through trash pick-up service March 31, 2005

Lake County contributes greatly to local schools March 30, 2005

Local embroiders to display works at County museum March 25, 2005

Lake County Emergency Management Division begins update of special needs database March 24, 2005

Informational meeting spurs good debate about proposed road network upgrades in Minneola area March 16, 2005

Eight students place in Lake County-sponsored essay contest March 11, 2005

Residents encouraged to attend public meeting scheduled for Minneola area traffic study March 11, 2005

Lake Web site now features ‘better’ online assistance March 7, 2005

Lake County Day rescheduled for Thursday, March 31 March 4, 2005

Replica boats to provide a steaming, good ole’ time March 4, 2005


February 2005

American Legion to conduct flag ceremony March 2 February 25, 2005

Commissioner Hanson appointed to Wekiva committee February 25, 2005

Essay contest entries due by Monday, Feb. 28 February 25, 2005

Lake County cautions Internet-based telephone services may not dial 911 February 25, 2005

Public invited to discussion about protecting lakes February 25, 2005

Lake County Commissioners deny controversial rezoning February 24, 2005

Cooper Memorial Library to open March 7, 2005 February 23, 2005

Lake County Commissioners support creek renaming February 23, 2005

Commissioner, employees to speak at chamber meeting February 22, 2005

Public meeting scheduled for Minneola-area traffic study February 22, 2005

Lake County to participate in rabies-vaccine program February 18, 2005

Lake County offices to close for President’s Day February 15, 2005

Paisley area public meeting rescheduled for March 1 February 15, 2005

Museum to unveil Lincoln conspiracy exhibit February 14, 2005

Lake County Museum to honor humanitarian spirit of Rotary International Club with new exhibit February 14, 2005

Fees to be instituted March 1 for e-waste, tire disposal February 11, 2005

East Lake insurance agent hands out fire station grant February 11, 2005

Lake County launches ‘hometown highlights’ Web feature February 11, 2005

Lake County Day Committee cancels two-day event February 11, 2005

Board cancels retreat scheduled for Monday, Feb. 14 February 10, 2005

Paisley area public meeting canceled; to be rescheduled for a later date February 9, 2005

Public participation tour for the comprehensive plan kicks off tonight, Feb. 7, in Leesburg February 7, 2005

Academy provides in-depth view of County government February 7, 2005

Lake County employees ‘unite’ for a worthy cause February 4, 2005

Essay contest celebrates local author’s new movie February 4, 2005

Series of community meetings to introduce residents to comprehensive plan process February 3, 2005

Public Meeting to discuss the new Cooper Memorial Library February 1, 2005

County Animal Services responding to rabies advisory February 1, 2005


January 2005

County invites media to comprehensive plan meeting January 27, 2005

County urges pesticide users to participate in program January 24, 2005

County Commissioners to tour proposed blueways trail January 21, 2005

Lake County Commissioners earn Sierra Club award January 21, 2005

County introduces effort to establish blueways program January 19, 2005

Lake Fire Rescue advises of cold weather safety tips January 19, 2005

State approves needed traffic signal for S.R. 46 January 19, 2005

Lake County Days provides opportunity for citizens, local officials to meet with legislative delegation January 13, 2005

County offices to close in observation of MLK Day January 13, 2005

Crappie fishing tourney includes kids’ fishing rodeo January 7, 2005

New operating hours for animal shelter boon to pets January 7, 2005

County Museum asks for public's movie memories January 7, 2005

Leesburg readies for national fishing tournament January 5, 2005

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