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Timmons Griner takes over as fire chief
in Mount Dora
MOUNT DORA — Timmons Griner was sworn in as Mount Dora fire chief Tuesday night.
Griner has been with the Mount Dora Fire Department since 2011 and had been the acting fire chief since December, 2016. He was one of seven candidates for the position.
Attired in his dress uniform in a pinning ceremony attended by public safety officials at the city’s community building, Chief Griner was sworn in by Mayor Nick Girone and had his badge pinned on him by his wife. Read more...
Mount Dora church recognized for improvements to historic building
Chef Van Aken, 1921 staff offer tastes of Florida to guests of Beard kitchen
NEW YORK CITY — Chef Norman Van Aken said the turning point in his life — cooking-wise — was a suggestion by an acquaintance in Key West many years ago that he start reading cookbooks to expand on his view of what food could be.
“I asked ‘What cookbook?’ and she said, ‘Why don’t you try James Beard?’” tells Van Aken. “I went out that night after work, purchased one and began reading it as soon as I got home.” Read more...
Mount Dora Monday
Mount Dora police Chief John O'Grady's role expanded to include public safety director
MOUNT DORA — In a pair of related moves, the city has added oversight of the Fire Department to police Chief John O’Grady’s duties and appointed Tim Griner as Mount Dora’s new fire chief.
O’Grady will add a new title, public safety director, to go with his continuing role as police chief. The dual role for O’Grady is aimed at leveraging resources to create “a more service-oriented atmosphere for residents,” according to the city. Read more...