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  1. East Ridge senor got 'hooked' on U.S. Air Force Academy as a middle schoolerRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    Justin Click, an 18-year-old senior at East Ridge High, won an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy and will report for duty June 25. Justin Click, an 18-year-old senior at East Ridge High, won an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy and will report for duty June 25. CLERMONT - When Justin Click went to see his cousin graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy, he was hooked. "I knew since I was little that I wanted to join the military," said the East Ridge High School senior.

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  2. Residents can learn about precious resource at Citizens Lakes AcademyRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    Water is a big deal everywhere, no more so than in Lake County. People flock to the water here for recreational purposes and, of course, it's also vital for in our day-to-day lives as the Floridan aquifer is a precious source for drinking water.

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  3. Pilot survives single-plane crash in ClermontRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    Two people were injured when a 39-foot boat crashed into a restaurant near Tampa in February.Investigators say the boaters told them they got lost in thick fog and didn't realize they were close to land. Two people were injured when a 39-foot boat crashed into a restaurant near Tampa in February.Investigators say the boaters told them they got lost in thick fog and didn't realize they were close to land.

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  4. Clermont to show off new boathouse during grand openingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Orlando Sentinel

    The city and Lake County Rowing Association will show off the new 5,000-square-foot, $750,000 boathouse on Lake Minneola during a grand-opening event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The association is leasing the boathouse, at 1050 Lake Minneola Drive, from the city.

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  5. Indian powwow will promote 'Peace and Unity for All Nations'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Thundering Spirit Powwow is this weekend at Renninger's Antiques and Farmers Markets, 20651 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora. This year's theme is "Peace and Unity for All Nations."

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  6. Donated chairs will help spruce up Leesburg cemeteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | The Orlando Sentinel

    More than 40 local Leesburg shops and businesses have donated decorated chairs for "Chair-itable" event to benefit Lone Oak Cemetery in Leesburg. The unique chairs, which range from whimsical to a wooden park bench, are on display through March 13 at participating shops and businesses.

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  7. Programs offer tools to quit tobacco habitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | The Orlando Sentinel

    The Florida Department of Health in Lake County in conjunction with the Florida Area Health Education Center Network is sponsoring smoking-cessation programs , which includes free nicotine-replacement-therapy patches and classroom materials. The Quit Tobacco class will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays beginning March 6 through April 3 at the Simpson Farm House, 2015 N. Donnelly St., next to W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora.

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  8. First-ever woman mayor takes reins of Lake's biggest cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Clermont Mayor Gail Ash, pictured on Tuesday, January 20, 2014, becomes the first woman mayor of Lake's largest city. She defeated council member Rick VanWagner in the November election.

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  9. For first time, Lake's top teacher to drive home in new carRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Justin Couch, left, Julie Forgie and Melissa Meadows , the three finalists for Lake County Teacher of the Year learned on Wednesday, February 11, that the winner will receive a free leased car. It's the first time the winner will get a car as a prize, cou Justin Couch, left, Julie Forgie and Melissa Meadows , the three finalists for Lake County Teacher of the Year learned on Wednesday, February 11, that the winner will receive a free leased car.

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  10. Library offers viewing of one of Bellini's bel canto operasRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto opera "I Puritani" is this month's Opera @ the Library program. The opera will be shown at 1:45 p.m. Monday in Room 108B at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont.

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  11. Common cattle egret provides example of symbiosisRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 15 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Pass by any pastureland with grazing cattle and you'll probably notice numerous birds accompanying the herd. The birds are cattle egrets, Bubulcus ibis , stubby white critters with small blots of buff-colored plumage on their underbellies and crowns.

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  12. Leesburg must take steps to deal with rise in crimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | The Orlando Sentinel

    On Jan. 27, Hansel-and-Gretel-style burglars left a trail of peanut M&Ms - they didn't steal the plain ones - leading into woods when they took 18 firearms from a house in the Shores Acres area of town. Hours later, robberies started - four in 50 minutes along U.S. highways 27 and 441 and just off the highway on Griffin Road - all by the same three people who police suspect may have had guns from the burglary.

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  13. State wisely rejects flawed Wellness Way plan for south LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | The Orlando Sentinel

    The state took one look at the planning-by-developer proposal ironically called Wellness Way and spit out the nasty taste in 39 pages of objections last week that boiled down to this: Yuck. The state's rejection is a clue that this plan to blanket south Lake's hills with subdivisions and to overcrowd its schools even more dramatically falls somewhere in the range between "horrific" and "totally nutty."

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  14. Finalists named for Lake's top rookie teacher and rank-and-file employeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Finalists were named today for the Lake district's top new teacher and noninstructional worker in the annual program to recognize outstanding employees for their hard work. District officials and others from the Educational Foundation of Lake County, which sponsors the appreciation programs plus the Teacher of the Year selection, notified the finalists and praised them for their efforts during a tour around the county.

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  15. County's economy picking up, but nowhere better than in the south LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | The Orlando Sentinel

    The economic outlook for Lake County is generally positive, but it's going to be very, very good for some communities, particularly those in the south end of the county. Sunday's column detailed how jobs are being created, residents are spending money and property values are rising.

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  16. Clermont man arrested on child-porn chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Orlando Crime

    A 50-year-old Clermont man was arrested Wednesday morning on seven counts of child pornography, according to a police statement. The arrest of William Gregory Middleton was part of Clermont police's partnership with the state Department of Law Enforcement's task force to investigate computer crimes.

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  17. Police, firefighters face off in tug-of-war, chili cook-offRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Law-enforcement officers once again will battle firefighters for bragging rights, a trophy and most importantly for charity at the second annual Chili Cook-off and Tug-of-War on Sunday during the Downtown Clermont Farmers Market. The market, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature the competitions pitting Clermont and Groveland police officers, along with Lake County deputies, against firefighters from the same areas.

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  18. Lake advisory panel recommends rejection of sand mineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | The Orlando Sentinel

    An advisory panel dealt a blow Wednesday to plans for a sand-mining operation in an undeveloped area of Four Corners that Lake County officials hope to transform into a mecca for health- and fitness-centered businesses. The 4-1 vote to recommend denying the application came after Lake County Planning & Zoning Board members heard a slew of concerns from residents, landowners and other opponents about Cemex Construction Materials' proposed operation.

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  19. Lake advisory panel recommends rejection of sand mineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | The Orlando Sentinel

    An advisory panel dealt a blow Wednesday to plans for a sand-mining operation in an undeveloped area of Four Corners that Lake County officials hope to transform into a mecca for health- and fitness-centered businesses. The 4-1 vote came after Lake County Planning & Zoning Board members heard a litany of concerns from residents, landowners and other opponents about Cemex Construction Materials' proposed operation.

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  20. Neighbors line up against proposed 600-acre sand mineRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Cemex Construction Materials wants permission from Lake County to begin mining a 600-acre sand pit in the middle of a large, undeveloped area known to the county's economic-development directors as "Wellness Way," where they envision a future cluster of health and fitness industries as regional jobs anchors. If approved, the Four Corners Sand Mine would operate around the clock for 30 years and provide materials for roads and bridges.

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