Donnelly House Ribbon Cutting
A Ribbon Cutting was held recently, where Lakes & Hills Garden Club of Mount Dora was recognized in a celebration of the completion of the new landscaping that they contributed to the Donnelly House.
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Mount Dora to begin free shuttle service on April 5
MOUNT DORA — As city officials prepare to implement new downtown parking restrictions that include timed parking for visitors and no parking for city employees or merchants, they are also making a free shuttle service available to make the change easier for people to bear.
Starting April 5, volunteers will begin driving seven-person shuttles that will run every 10 minutes from three public parking areas and into the main downtown areas along 3rd, 4th and 5th Avenues, Alexander and Donnelly Streets where the restrictions apply.
Mount Dora receives award for commitment to workers’ safety
MOUNT DORA — The city of Mount Dora received a Safety Award from the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) for its continued commitment to safe work practices during the past year.
For the past 30 years, FMEA has recognized the efforts of Florida’s public power utilities to stress worker safety as the top priority.
Local man donates super vests to Mount Dora police
MOUNT DORA — Mount Dora resident Jim “Lefty” Bruce saw the dangers facing police officers around the country and knew he wanted to do something to help protect the city’s own.
So Bruce opened a non-profit organization called Lefty’s Hopes and Dreams under the umbrella of the city’s Community Trust and the Mount Dora Heroes Foundation and donated funds for the purchase of four $400 high-intensity, steel-plated bulletproof vests for Mount Dora officers.
Mount Dora’s Goblin Market goes for storybook feel, gourmet taste
MOUNT DORA — The intimate seating, subdued lighting and bookcases lining the walls make Goblin Market seem like a restaurant from another time period.
That’s no coincidence. The restaurant derives its name from the poem “Goblin Market,” written in 1859 by Christina Rossetti. In the poem, goblins call on a pair of sisters to buy them fruit. One sister buys the fruit with a lock of hair and a tear. She ends up under a goblin spell craving more of the fruit but is unable to get any. Eventually, her sister rescues her from the spell.
Epic Theatre at Mount Dora shoots for April opening
MOUNT DORA — The wait for the grand opening of the Mount Dora’s massive and long-awaited Epic Theatre on U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora will soon be over.
Robert Blakeley Insurance Recognized for Their Improvements to Their Building