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49 min ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Brazilian-style Fantazia Circus comes to Eustis

The circus is coming to town, but don't expect to hear the roar of lions or the trumpeting of elephants.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil, Mexico

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Get 'The Buzz on Bees' at Tavares seminar

The University of Florida Lake County Extension will present "The Buzz on Bees" at 10:30 a.m. Sept.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Tavares, FL, University of Florida, Groveland, FL, Leesburg, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Alleged sexual-assault victim fights to stop acquitted ex-cop from getting job back

A 24-year-old woman has launched an online petition in an attempt to prevent a fired Leesburg police officer she accused of sexually assaulting her from getting his job back after his acquittal last week.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Mount Dora woman found guilty of killing boyfriend faces 30 years

After almost six hours of deliberation, a jury of six convicted Sheila Brothers of manslaughter in the slaying of her 43-year-old-boyfriend, Michael Hyland, last year.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

The Orlando Sentinel

John Muzika: Selfless Lake therapist had a heart for all

John Muzika surprised his 12-year-old son earlier this month with a voice message tucked inside a Build-A-Bear stuffed animal: "I love you.

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Related Topix: Obituaries

The Orlando Sentinel

Sheriff Gary Borders takes ALS ice-bucket challenge to support employee

Sheriff Gary Borders and his senior command staff took the ALS ice-bucket challenge to back Lt.

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Related Topix: Als, Medicine, Health

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Hot county budget meeting to be rebroadcast on Lake Sumter TV

Residents who couldn't attend - or watch the live stream - this week as county commissioners pored over the proposed 2014-15 budget looking for ways to pare down a possible 18.6-percent tax-rate increase can watch a rebroadcast of the meeting.

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The Orlando Sentinel

School Board member Bill Mathias, County Judge Terry Neal score big re-election wins

Mathias, a businessman who lives in Okahumpka, collected 72 percent of the vote in the District 1 race against Ardizone, a real-estate broker and substitute teacher.

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Related Topix: Okahumpka, FL, Medicine, Health, Chiropractic, Leesburg, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Urban chicken farming piques interest in Lake

The "accidental chicken lady" never expected to be teaching a crowd of Lake County residents about farming feathered fowls, but that's exactly what she's doing.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, University of Florida, Astor, FL, Mount Dora, FL, Eustis, FL

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Longtime volunteer had soft spot for people in need

"My mom was a very giving person," said her daughter Melissa Bailey, 52, of Wellington.

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Related Topix: Obituaries

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Library book club gives readers choice

The group will meet at 11 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the library, 100 S. Main Ave. The first meeting is Sept.

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Related Topix: Jane Austen, Vocal, Tavares, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Free couponing class offers wealth of advice

Cooper Memorial Library will host a free couponing class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept.

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Related Topix: Clermont, FL, Mount Dora, FL, Umatilla, FL

Click Orlando

Boil water alert issued for Mount Dora

EVEN THOUGH IT IS GETTING BUSY, I WILL HAVE ANOTHER UPDATE IN A FEW MINUTES. WE HAVE SCHOOLS, BUSINESSES AND HOMES ON ALERT AT THIS POINT.

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Related Topix: Mount Dora, FL

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Parenting adult children means being there, listening

While handling those changes, their mother - our daughter - is also in the midst of a major do-it-yourself home renovation project.

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Related Topix: Parenting, Family, Kids

The Orlando Sentinel

Krystal restaurant in Leesburg nears completion

The wait is almost over for Lake residents eager to grab three or four iconic square Krystal burgers for lunch.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, FL

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Leesburg woman who lost brother to AIDS raising money for awareness

Amy McCord, pictured at home in Leesburg, on Monday, July 14, 2014, recently completed a 545-mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money to provide services for people with AIDS and HIV.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS

The Orlando Sentinel

Former major-league coach, minor-league manager Gordy MacKenzie dies

Major-league baseball teams mourned the death of Gordy MacKenzie, a Fruitland Park resident who had a long baseball career and served as a coach in the 1980 World Series.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Leesburg church hosts day of fun, food for families

Fun and food are on tap at Leesburg Church of the Nazarene during a free family fun day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30. The festivities at the church, 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., will feature a pulled-pork barbecue competition, bounce house, face painting, relay races, dunk tank and volleyball.

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Related Topix: Sports, Sports Etc.

The Orlando Sentinel

Clermont candidates grapple with growth, spending

The three candidates competing for City Council Seat 5 know Lake County's largest city has steep challenges in front of it.

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Related Topix: Clermont, FL

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

New Leesburg pastor got calling for the clergy later in life

When Marilyn Crosby was 12 she told her pastor she wanted to go into the ministry, but her heartfelt intention didn't go over too well with the upstate New York Lutheran clergyman.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, FL, Wedding, University of South Florida

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