Mount Dora: A charming way to spend a day

Arriving in Mount Dora is like walking onto a movie set: sparkling Lake Dora provides the backdrop. Panning out from the lake, front-porched homes, American flags flying, line shady streets, an easy walk from main street shops, parks and even a candy cane-colored lighthouse. In the daytime, visitors - like movie extras - fan out to the lake on scenic boat tours, hikes on lakeside … [Read more...]

Trekking to Iowa to compete at World Finals

After competing together for years, a local Odyssey of the Mind team has finally accomplished its goal of qualifying to compete at the World Finals in Ames, Iowa. Now, the team is busy raising the $5,000 they need need to make the trip. They’re doing car washes, a garage sale and restaurant fundraisers, and are hoping for the community’s support to help make their dream come true. The … [Read more...]

In Print: Spending $119,000 on a campaign with no opponent

State Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-Land O' Lakes, may find his return to Tallahassee an easy one in the November election, especially if he doesn't draw an opponent. But the man in-line to become the House Speaker in late 2015 has spent more than $9,000 a month on his re-election campaign, and far more than any other House candidate, whether they have an opponent or not. Corcoran knows he's … [Read more...]