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HISTORIC LANDMARK NOW HOSTS TOURS AND EVENTS
After its sale last year and $600,000 in new renovations, the Howey Mansion is ready for its new role as a tourist attraction and exclusive event venue. After a decade of neglect, the transformation was no easy feat. Read more
NATIONAL DISCOUNT STORE TO OPEN IN EUSTIS
Although many residents would love to see a Whole Foods in the area, they will have to wait a little longer for upscale stores. Another national discount retailer, Ollie's Bargain Outlet, will fill approximately 33,000 square feet of space in Eustis on Bay Street. Read more
MINI GOLF COURSE TO 'POP UP' IN MOUNT DORA
When Byron Faudie and Tim Totten approached the Mount Dora Center for the Arts with an unusual proposal, their reputation as absurdists preceded them. The pair, known for signature events like Audio Game, Clue! Live Mystery Parties, the Escape Game in a Box, and the Amazing Race for Charity, pitched a temporary miniature golf course in downtown Mount Dora, with all the holes designed by local artists. Read more
THE WINNERS ARE IN...
There were some tight races and surprises in this year's Best of Mount Dora awards. Did your faves win?
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CONSTITUTION NOW TAKES CENTER STAGE IN MURAL DISPUTE
It was the obvious next step. With no code on the books for murals or home-painting and a ruling their wordless mural was an “illegal sign,” it was easy to forecast the homeowners’ appeal. Given the constitutional issues at stake, it was only a matter of time before the legal cavalry would come. Now they have arrived. Read more
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