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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

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

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

Parks & Trails to briefly close fields for regular maintenance

June 5, 2017 |

TAVARES — The multi-use soccer, football and baseball fields at the Minneola Athletic Complex will be closed due to ongoing field maintenance onWednesday, June 14 and Thursday, June 15 through 4 p.m. Softball and playground facilities will remain open during … Read More

Lake County to host two household hazardous waste collection events in Clermont

June 3, 2017 |

CLERMONT — Lake County Solid Waste is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of toxic materials in a safe and environmentally sensitive way at two household hazardous waste collection events. The county’s mobile unit will be on site from 9 … Read More

Lake County rescinds countywide burn ban

June 2, 2017 |

TAVARES — Lake County has rescinded the countywide burn ban today that was enacted April 17 in accordance with Lake County Code 10.5-75.

Lake County’s Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) is currently averaging 480, and is expected to fall below 450 … Read More

Lake County Emergency Management urges residents to prepare for a busy hurricane season

June 2, 2017 |

TAVARES — Officials predict an above-average hurricane season this year, and Lake County Emergency Management is reminding residents to take steps now to help keep their families safe during severe weather.

The National Hurricane Center forecasts between 11 and 17 … Read More

Lake County continues budget workshops in June

June 2, 2017 |

TAVARES —The Lake County Board of County Commissioners is continuing its budget workshops for Fiscal Year 2018 on various topics related to governmental operations. The following budget workshops have been scheduled for the month of June, but are subject to … Read More

‘Hot Dogs, Cool Cats’ events offer free pet adoptions, hot dogs and popsicles

June 2, 2017 |

TAVARES, Fla. — It’s the hottest event of the summer! Join the Lake County Animal Shelter and L.E.A.S.H., Inc. for “Hot Dogs, Cool Cats.” Hosted at the shelter, 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, this fun-filled, ongoing event offers families pet … Read More

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