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We Bike for Kids donated a total of $14,000 to Project Legacy and Sumter County Youth Center from the proceeds of their annual charity bike ride held on March 16, 2014.

Lake County’s 4-H teams judged eight sets of horses and gave reasons on four sets. In horse judging, youth evaluate classes of four horses on their confirmation movement and riding suitability. Team members earn points based on how close their placing comes to the actual official’s.

There's been little news in recent months about the Obamacare provision that creates an Independent Payment Advisory Board.  "This, despite the extraordinary powers the IPAB would have over the delivery of health care services to Americans," according to senior citizen advocate Dan Weber.

The Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair is a family-friendly weekend event featuring not only expert gardening classes for adults, but a range of educational activities for children.

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County, in partnership with the Lady Lake Public Library, will offer the final leg of the “Nourish Your Body” educational series from 1-2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28 at the library located at 225 W. Guava St., Lady Lake.

If Percival could talk, he would tell a harrowing story of the night he came face to face with a bear and survived the brutal attack.     

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known moons.

During the early-morning hours of Saturday, April 12, detectives with the Lake County sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau concluded a three-day operation targeting those involved in crimes related to prostitution.

Every successful sports team has a “go-to” player, someone who can be counted on to perform and deliver whatever is needed in specific situations.

As a small business owner, you want your firm to be a “go-to” resource for your customers, the place they’ll turn to whenever they need a certain product or service, regardless of other options that may be available.

Are you nearing retirement and exploring new opportunities? Or, are you wondering how you will generate income once you retire? A growing number of individuals over the age of 50+, or "encore entrepreneurs", are turning to small business ownership.

The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE are teaming up to host National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month targeted at entrepreneurs over the age of 50. As a resource partner of the SBA, SCORE is presenting a series of workshops which help entrepreneurs test their new business idea and get started on the right path.

James Bare III, 37, of Belleview, was  killed while walking south in the middle of the railroad tracks in Belleview this morning.  The incident occurred at about 11 AM Monday morning. The CSX train was traveling north when it  struck Mr. Bare. Bare had no pulse by the time EMT's  arrived.

Lake County Animal Services is seeking help in locating the owner of a dog who was found afloat and saved by good Samaritans on the St. Johns River over the weekend.

Celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree that could serve as a future home to baby Florida Scrub-jays from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 25 at Lake Thomas Cove Park, 3020 Thomas Cove Drive, Groveland.

The Lake County Public Safety Department’s Fire Rescue Division has begun a new tradition that is steeped in history, dedicating three new fire trucks in ceremonious fashion.

The Young Families Health Initiative Committee of Lake County is hosting the 25th Annual Baby Fair: “An Event for First Time Parents” on Tuesday, April 29 at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares and Wednesday, May 7 at the Leesburg Community Center, 109 E. Dixie Ave. in Leesburg.

The conservative voice of America's senior citizens "has just gotten a little louder," according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), and Michael Young, founder of Generation America, who issued a joint announcement today on the combining of the two powerful senior advocacy organizations.

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners approved an agreement on April 8 that would allow The Florida Region of USA Volleyball to begin construction on the Hickory Point Beach sand volleyball complex, set to open the weekend of July 4.

To celebrate his Bar Mitzvah, 13-year-old Jacob Hornstein did something selfless, raising $700 for Lake County Animal Services.

“I love animals,” said Jacob. “I just decided they would be a lot better off with more money and more hope.

The Villages Charter Middle School student, who also attends Congregation Beth Shalom Hebrew School in Leesburg, sent cards to his guests asking for donations rather than presents. In the end, the Lady Lake 7th grader even took some of the money given to him as gifts and gave it back to the shelter.

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