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New edition of online magazine features Lake County tourism spots

RELEASE DATE: September 8, 2010

LAKE COUNTY, FLA. — The newest edition of Hometown Highlights is available online for travel writers and tourists interested in learning more about Lake County, Fla.

From Central Florida’s first dog bakery, to an up-and-coming pub that is brewing success, there’s plenty to do and see in Lake County. The online magazine Hometown Highlights provides insight to some of the most best-kept secrets in Lake County. Four new articles were recently introduced to the online feature at www.lakecountyfl.gov/hometown_highlights/. The following excerpts are from each new article.

Mount Dora Brewing

Mount Dora Brewing & Rocking Rabbit Brewery — What happens when a master woodworker hangs up his hammer and unplugs his lathe? Naturally, the skilled artisan tries his hand creating other works of art. Instead of refinishing antiques, these days Jeff Herbst, owner of Mount Dora Brewing and Rocking Rabbit Brewery, is perfecting the finish on his collection of handcrafted ales.

Piglet’s Pantry —When your furry companion needs a cookie break, “paws” at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Donnelly Street in downtown Mount Dora and gaze upon the largest selection of all-natural, homemade dog treats in the southeast. Piglet’s Pantry started inconspicuously enough: Carla and Edson Pereira were searching for something to satisfy their finicky canine, Piglet.

The Gourmet Spot — To achieve perfection in a meal, one must start with fine ingredients. Consider The Gourmet Spot in downtown Mount Dora as a good place to start when searching for the best of specialty food products. Owner Trish Morgan explains what makes the products in her store gourmet is the quality of ingredients that are used, how they are prepared in small batches and, most importantly, their handcrafted taste is packed full of flavor.

The Drawer Ltd. — While the world of fashion is always changing, one constant in trendy styles is at The Drawer Ltd. in downtown Mount Dora. For 41 years, those interested in the latest style have frequented The Drawer Ltd. The shop began as a needlepoint shop, but through the decades has evolved into an all-encompassing shop of chic threads, jewelry and beauty products.

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