Helping Puerto Rico, one click at a time

As the island of Puerto Rico tries to pick up the pieces after the devastating landfall of Hurricane Maria, a group of students at Sunlake High School offered their help in the recovery efforts — via classroom computers nearly 1,200 miles away. On Oct. 2 and Oct. 3, students in teacher Anne Cullison’s Advanced Placement (AP) Geography class participated in a collaborative project called The … [Read more...]

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...]

Sea lions arrive at Lowry Park Zoo Saturday

Sea Lion Splash is making a splash at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo beginning Saturday and running through May 31. The attraction features a colony of coastal sea lions, educational shows and an outdoor activity area. It also showcases a rotating group of three to five "aquatic ambassadors" representing both California and Patagonia sea lions. While the sea lions charm the audience, guests will … [Read more...]

First retailer announced for potential outlet mall in Wesley Chapel

Plans are apparently moving forward on an outlet mall development in Wesley Chapel, according to a recent announcement posted on Simon Property Group Inc.’s website. Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th plans to open a new location at Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel, in 2014, according to the posting. The announcement signals the first retailer to announce plans to locate at the potential … [Read more...]