The Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce Historic Train Depot Exterior Renovation Celebration and
New Partner Reception
A Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held during the event on Thursday, December 14th at the Historic Train Depot to celebrate the completion of the renovation. A splendid time was had by all who attended!
Mount Dora cops have a heart for single moms
MOUNT DORA – The Mount Dora Public Safety Department gave a special gift to three single moms on Thursday.
According to officials, Police Officer Ivy Severance learned about three single moms during the Mount Dora Police Tip-A-Cop program at Chili’s on November 29. The manager approached Severance and told her about the three women who work there while holding other jobs to help support their families. One server takes care of an elderly parent along with a child.
The Highland Street Cafe known for tasty breakfast options
MOUNT DORA — Current owners, Richard and Christine Annis, of The Highland Street Cafe has been serving breakfast and lunch to hungry crowds since 2001.
The building started out housing a barbecue joint called Shirver’s in the 1950s, later it became Bud’ Gizmo, a broasted chicken place and lastly, Elsie’s.
Christine said they previously owned the Windsor Rose Tea Room in Mount Dora, but sold it when Richard had a heart attack. After being retired a year, Richard wanted another restaurant so they bought the cafe.
Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club brings friends together
MOUNT DORA — One thing is clear the minute you step onto the grounds of the Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club: This is a group of people who enjoy each other’s company.
The decibel level is high as members of the club gather to pick teams on a recent morning. Players converse as if it is a family get-together, catching up and exchanging chit-chat with obvious enjoyment.
But moments later, after the teams are set and the players file out to the rinks, a hush descends over the grounds. The serious business of lawn bowling is underway and the chatter is kept to a minimum.
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