During National Flood Safety Awareness Week March 16-22, Lake County Emergency Management, in conjunction with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is reminding residents that flooding is a coast-to-coast threat year-round.
Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Expedition 38 Flight Engineers Mike Hopkins and Sergey Ryazanskiy landed in Kazakhstan at 11:24 p.m. EDT. They landed inside the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft ending their mission after five-and-a-half months aboard the International Space Station. The trio undocked from the Poisk module at 8:02 p.m. EDT.
Lake County Animal Services is holding the first of multiple rabies vaccination clinics from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 at the shelter, 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, with adoption hours from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Christine Stallings, a teacher at the Wildwood Elementary School won the grand prize at the Lady Lake Area Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo. The event was held in the Walmart parking lot February 22, 2014. More than 30 businesses representing the Chamber attended the event showcasing their businesses and services to the community.
The Lake County Public Safety Department is reminding residents to change batteries in their home smoke alarms and NOAA weather radios for daylight saving time, which begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9.
The majority of pediatric Clostridium difficile infections, which are bacterial infections that cause severe diarrhea and are potentially life-threatening, occur among children in the general community who recently took antibiotics prescribed in doctor’s offices for other conditions, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published this week in Pediatrics.
A recent CDC study shows that more health promotion efforts may be needed to educate young people about the potential health dangers of consuming energy drinks. Energy drinks contain caffeine that ranges from 50 mg to 500 mg per can or bottle (compared with the average can of cola that has 35 mg), as well as other ingredients aimed at boosting energy. When used in excess, they can cause health problems such as elevated blood pressure and dehydration because of their high caffeine content. The American Academy of Pediatrics in 2011 recommended against energy drink intake by adolescents given their possible adverse health effects.
A Lake County deputy sheriff on patrol late Friday night pulled a vehicle over in Minneola for an improperly lit license tag. Upon pulling the vehicle over, the deputy made contact with the driver, 36-year-old Robert Regan of Groveland, and a 16-year-old female.
The Florida Department of Health in Lake County in collaboration with the Lake County School Board will offer immunizations at the following schools for students who will enter 7th grade in the 2014/2015 school year...
CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) -- Navy and Lander County Nevada Sheriff's Office personnel continue to search for a U.S. military pilot whose aircraft crashed on a training flight for the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center's "TOPGUN" course at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon, Nev., yesterday.
The Tea Party movement is named, of course, for the famous event in late 1773 when cases of tea were dumped unceremoniously into the Boston harbor. The Boston Tea Party—a carefully orchestrated strike against a commodity that was being taxed and sold by a monopoly provider—was intended as a one-time thing, though it ended up being an important link in the chain of events that led to the American Revolution. Today’s Tea Party, on the other hand, has ambitions to become an ongoing force—maybe even the major force—in American conservatism. And it strives for a revolution of its own, a return to a more limited, more constitutional form of government. If I had to judge its performance so far, I would say that it has been courageous and right in its diagnosis of the problems facing American politics, but somewhat off in its prescriptions.
Haley Lazo has been invited to compete in the National American Miss outstanding youth program as a Florida State Finalists. Competing in NAM will give Haley the opportunity to expand her leadership and communication skills on a completely different level than she ever has before. It will also give her an opportunity to be involved with NAM’s community involvement project which donates more than 20,000 children’s books and countless school supplies to local libraries, literacy programs, schools, family shelters all across the nation.
Only about half of U.S. adolescents are physically active five or more days of the week, and fewer than 1 in 3 eat fruits and vegetables daily, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
William J. Dietrich Jr. passed away 3-2-2014 after his large heart finally gave way. Born in Philadelphia, Bill first made headlines following in his fathers' footsteps in throwing multiple no-hitters at Frankford High school.
This past week brought much needed rain to our area and as usual with too much of anything I got a little wet. As I watched the rain pour down I realized I was in need of sustenance to get me through this media hyped storm. So, I headed to my car which was tucked safely in the garage and headed out in search of a bite to eat.