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Central Florida Wire | June 25, 2017

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Study shows the arts generate more than $9 million in economic impact for Lake County

June 23, 2017 |

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TAVARES — The nonprofit arts and culture industry generated more than $9.1 million in annual economic activity in Lake County—supporting more than 200 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $380,000 in local revenues, according to the Arts & … Read More

Lake County Economic Development launches Summer Tech campaign

June 23, 2017 |

TAVARES, Fla. — While Lake County might not be the next Silicon Valley, the technology industry is quietly playing a vital role in the growth of the county’s economy. From manufacturing to healthcare, software to agriculture, the sector has far-reaching impacts … Read More

Lake County warns against complacency as mosquito season nears

June 17, 2017 |

TAVARES — Outdoor activities such as swimming and grilling often come with the faint buzzing of one of the most annoying insects on the planet: the disease-carrying mosquito. National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is June 25 – July … Read More

Man Accused of Having Sex with Teen Arrested

June 17, 2017 |

GROVELAND, Fla. – A Groveland man was arrested after allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports.

Deputies responded to a home in Groveland at 4:50 am Thursday morning after receiving a call from … Read More

City of Eustis Celebrates Independence Day with July 1st Hometown Celebration

June 17, 2017 |

EUSTIS, Fla. – The City of Eustis will host its Independence Day Hometown Celebration on Saturday, July 1 in Ferran Park, located at 250 Ferran Park Drive in Eustis. The free, family-friendly event runs from 5 – 9:30 p.m. and … Read More

Man Shot and Killed in Clermont, Police Seek Information

June 15, 2017 |

Clermont, Fla.- On June 11, 30-year-old, Ronald Stedelin, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head. Ronald Stedelin was immediately killed at the scene, Disston Avenue Apartments. A nearby resident found Stedelin lying behind his vehicle at 2:30 a.m.

The Clermont Police are … Read More

Trio Arrested in Sumter County Traffic Stop

June 14, 2017 |

LADY LAKE, Fla. –  Deputies arrested a trio Tuesday morning while traveling on Buena Vista Boulevard at approximately 9:02 am according to arrest reports.

Sumter County Sheriff’s spokeswoman, Michelle Keszey stated in a press release that the deputy was patrolling … Read More

Keep Lake Beautiful to host community cleanup in Umatilla

June 10, 2017 |

UMATILLA— Keep Lake Beautiful (KLB) is inviting volunteers to participate in a community cleanup, sponsored by WCA, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 17 at 59 N. Trowell Ave., Umatilla.

Residents are encouraged to clean their homes and … Read More

Extension service announces upcoming classes; Water School program

June 8, 2017 |

TAVARES — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is offering the following educational classes this month:

  • Saturday in the Gardens: Water Wise Landscapes from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 17 … Read More

Lake Count School Board Discusses Changes

June 8, 2017 |

Tavares Lake County School Board met Monday, June 5 to discuss potential changes to the school system in light of legislative budget cuts. The legislature is working on approval of what it calls “Schools of Hope” program, in which charter … Read More

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