Mount Dora to consider new streetlights after carjacking
The city of Mount Dora thinks it has a solution after a downtown carjacking occurred during the late hours of a recent weekend: shining beacons of crime prevention — upgraded streetlights.
The city has invited merchants in the boutique-dense lakeside community to meet 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Barrel of Books and Games downtown for general concerns and to address how to deal with the things that go bump at night.
Polar Express pulls into Tavares for launch party Wednesday
TAVARES — If you’re skeptical about all things North Pole, then maybe you’ll think again after witnessing the massive Christmas spirit-filled Polar Express train breaking through a giant red ribbon with the word “Believe” written across it, then activating the city’s tens of thousands holiday lights.
That’s what you’ll see during the city’s Polar Express Launch Party on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 100 S. Rockingham Ave. in downtown Tavares.
Mount Dora Christian’s Martz signs with Warner University
MOUNT DORA — Joseph Martz, a standout on the Mount Dora Christian Academy boys basketball team the past two seasons, signed a national letter of intent Monday to play next season at Warner University in Lake Wales.
Martz signed during a ceremony in front of friends, coaches and teammates in the MDCA chapel.
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