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14 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Top romance writers slated to attend Lake's Reading Romance Expo

That is the one message writers of contemporary, erotic, historical, inspirational, paranormal, suspense or young-adult romance novels want to communicate when they gather Saturday, Aug. 2, for the Lake County Library System's Reading Romance Expo.

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Related Topix: Mount Dora, FL

20 hrs ago | Sentinel School Zone

Lake schools on low-performing list don't have to extend day (because ...

Lake schools on low-performing list don't have to extend day The three Lake County schools on Florida's list of low-performing elementary campuses don't have to extend their school day by an hour, officials said.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, FL, Education Etc.

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Free amplified phones for residents with hearing loss

Free amplified telephones will be available to qualified permanent Florida residents with hearing loss from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. The phones will be available from the Deaf and Hearing Services of Lake & Sumter Counties, Inc., one of numerous regional distribution centers for Florida ... (more)

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Related Topix: Audiology, Medicine, Leesburg, FL, Ocala, FL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

East Ridge's Kaylin Whitney wins gold in relay event in Oregon

Kaylin Whitney of the U.S. celebrates after running the anchor leg and winning the women's 4X100m relay final during day five of the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR

The Orlando Sentinel

Villages 'Sex on the Square' defendant faces judge

A Villages resident charged with having sex in one of the retirement community's public squares is to appear before a judge Wednesday for having violated her probation for a previous charge.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Eustis robotic team schedules open house

The 12-Volt Bolt FIRST Robotics Team 1557, a Eustis -based technology team made up of high-school students and assisted by parents, teachers and professionals from Lake County, will have an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 at 211 N. Grove St., Eustis.

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Related Topix: Eustis, FL, Education Etc., Robots, Science / Technology, Leesburg, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Show features 1996 vampire-cult leader

The story of how a teen vampire cult bludgeoned a couple to death in Eustis and disappeared with the family's 15-year-old daughter will air at 9 p.m. Thursday on Investigation Discovery's "Handsome Devils" series.

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Related Topix: Eustis, FL, Sorrento, FL

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Montverde Academy Music Conservatory aims to broaden students love of arts

Renowned for its high-caliber sports teams, Montverde Academy is gearing up for something that doesn't deal with putting a ball in a hoop or net.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Clermont, Eustis programs will educate residents about autism spectrum disorder

Close to 700 families in Lake County affected by autism are registered with the University of Central Florida's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health, Eustis, FL, Clermont, FL, University of Central Florida

The Orlando Sentinel

Moonlight Players founder Jan Sheldon steps down as president

A big change at the top of the Moonlight Players theater group in Clermont. Jan Sheldon, the Moonlight founder and 20-year leader of the group, is retiring.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Clermont, FL, Eustis, FL, Entertainment

The Orlando Sentinel

Leesburg attorney disbarred for misconduct

The Florida Supreme Court has ordered a Leesburg lawyer to stop taking new business and to close his practice by early August, when he'll be disbarred for at least five years.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, FL, Lady Lake, FL, Alachua County, FL

Click Orlando

School uniforms irk some in Lake Co.

CATCH THE SERIAL ARSOARSONIST. BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING IS ON A LOT OF TO DO LISTS.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Tavares, FL, Eustis, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Education summit in Leesburg has goal of improving schools

An array of local officials, school-district types and community leaders will gather for a public-education summit aimed at improving schools.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

A bonus way to eat dulse: chips

It was late. We were hungry. The water for noodles was about to boil and the roasted vegetables had 15 minutes to go in the oven.

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Related Topix: Franklin, ME

The Orlando Sentinel

Kissimmee River battle looms: Water for fish or cities?

The Kissimmee River, which begins as rain running off Orlando streets and has had nearly $1 billion in environmental repairs along its run to South Florida, is under scrutiny again for how much water it could provide to Central Florida cities while still preserving its rebounding fish and wildlife.

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Related Topix: Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation

The Orlando Sentinel

Superintendent Susan Moxley holding forum to discuss school issues

Lake County school Superintendent Susan Moxley speaks during a press conference on Thursday, February 6, 2014, to address the controversy over class-size violations.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Clermont, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Family of former Mount Dora child who drowned receives outpouring of support

"He was just a light and he was always bubbling and shining," said Betty Hensinger, who attended St. Edward's Episcopal Church in Mount Dora with the 8-year-old and his family for several years.

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Related Topix: Obituaries

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Fruitland Park residents: KKK, scandals don't define city

Fruitland Park bills itself as "The Friendly City," but an FBI report linking two police officers to the Ku Klux Klan was just the latest scandal to darken that happy image.

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Related Topix: Fruitland Park, FL, The Villages, FL, Leesburg, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Leesburg looks to restore luster to aging Venetian Gardens

On Monday, city commissioners will get their first look at a plan to spruce up the aging 65-acre park that sits along Lake Harris.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Lakeland detective arrested for alleged drunk driving

Billy Lane, 41, was driving on International Drive and Osceola Parkway when Osceola County deputies pulled him over about 11:39 p.m., Lakeland Police spokeswoman Ann Dinges said.

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