MOUNT DORA NEWS

Mount Dora to apply for $18M for Wolf Branch prep work

Daily Commercial


The Mount Dora City Council plans to apply for about $18 million in low-interest loans to lay the groundwork for the Wolf Branch Innovation District, a massive planned unit development in the making for well over a decade.

During a tour of the site last year, Interim Planning Director Vince Sandersfeld said the Wolf Branch development can be expected in about two years.

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Pickleball craze takes hold in Mount Dora, though lawn bowling is still king

Orlando Sentinel 

The genteel sport of lawn bowling might be king in Mount Dora, but the more frenetic game of pickleball is gaining popularity. The Mount Dora Pickleball Society was established in January 2016 with 11 members and has grown to more than 85 members, according to city spokeswoman Lisa McDonald.

In a nod to increase interest, the city in 2015 converted shuffleboard courts in Donnelly Park into three pickleball courts as shuffleboard had declined in popularity. 

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Mount Dora to replace aging playground at Gilbert Park

Daily Commercial

MOUNT DORA — At a workshop and meeting on Tuesday night, City Council members listened to concerns about the current playground and considered options.

The aging wooden playground at Gilbert Park on Tremain Street, which has entertained several generations of Mount Dora children, will be demolished and replaced with a $262,000 playground that city officials hope will be a safer and more creative play space for kids.

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Tavares’ Wizard of Oz Train Ride brings old favorite to life

Daily Commercial

TAVARES — The excitement was palpable as the three sisters waited to board a train and take a trip back to their childhoods. 

Patti Hughes, Barb Kovar and Linda Haizlip could not wait to see the movie they’ve loved since they were kids come to life before their eyes.

On Wednesday afternoon, the trio boarded the Wizard of Oz Train Ride, landing them somewhere just over the rainbow, Lake County style.   Read more...   
Purchase tickets at www.MountDora.com! 

 

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44th Annual Mount Dora Bicycle Festival
and Gran Fondo!
October 4-7, 2018    It just gets better every year! 

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