MOUNT DORA NEWS

'Eclectic mix of exhibitors' will greet throngs at Mount Dora Craft Fair

Orlando Sentinel

Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to downtown Mount Dora on Oct. 27 and 28 for the 34th annual Mount Dora Craft Fair. Visitors can search for unique pieces such as these bears (pictured) from the 2016 event.

As always, the event will feature a bonanza of items to choose from including pottery, art, woodworks, handmade soaps and baskets, jewelry, dried flowers, pottery, and stained glass.

“It’s an eclectic mix of exhibitors,” said Janet Gamache, the fair’s coordinator for the past seven years. “Everyone has different tastes, but you can buy a stocking stuffer for just a few dollars or purchase something for several hundred dollars.”

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Mount Dora delays vote on entertainment district

Daily Commercial

Residents will have to wait a little longer to learn whether or not they will be allowed to walk around the city’s downtown area with a drink in their hand.Although the creation of an entertainment district in the downtown area was on the City Council’s agenda for a final vote Tuesday night, it was tabled by City Manager Robin Hayes near the start of the meeting.

Hayes said the reason for the delay is because the process and procedures surrounding the open-container ordinance were only officially made available to merchants on the city’s website last Thursday.“We would like to allow them more time to review it,” Hayes said during the meeting.

 
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Herrick named to executive team at Mount Dora Trust

Daily Commercial


The Mount Dora Community Trust, which plays a key role in improving life for area residents by awarding philanthropic grants, has named Sarah Herrick its grant and scholarship manager.

Herrick is being groomed to replace longtime executive Kevin Batliner, who is leaving at the end of the year.During his nearly two decades with the Community Trust, Batliner played an integral role in the development of the Trust and of Mount Dora itself. Over the years, he has shepherded grants for the Arts Festival, improvements to Donnelly Park, pet shelters and academic grants for local students.

 
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