This month, Mount Dora will once again host the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO). This year the international event will feature a diverse lineup of 170 independent films. The festival will limit capacity, require masks, and observe other COVID-19 safety precautions for its daytime and evening screenings. The three-day festival takes place at Mount Dora's Epic Theatres on January 22-24. More info
Eustis is also hosting some unique entertainment this month. A drive-in laser light show will have six shows in January. Families can pack up their lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, and then pile in the car. Each vehicle will have its own tailgate area for spectators to spread out and enjoy the show. Read more
Make the holiday cheer last a little longer. Last month Mount Dora Buzz uncovered the best holiday cocktails in Mount Dora, Tavares and Eustis. There's still time to indulge in the festive concoctions created by your favorite local bartenders. Read more
Winter in our neck of the woods means the long-awaited strawberry season is here. The local U-pick farmhas ripe red berries on the vine available for picking or on the shelf for a convenient grab. There are tons of fun outdoor family activities. Read more
The first Antique Extravaganzaof 2021 comes to Renningers Antique Center in Mount Dora this month. The event is one of the largest vintage shows in the southeastern U.S. with hundreds of vendors selling their rare treasures and bewildering oddities. Read more
Just in case your New Year's resolution involved squeezing in more exercise to work off those Christmas cookies, Mount Dora Buzz is sharing a way to scenically get your "steps" in. Check out the list of the Top 10 Walking Trails in Lake County we released in 2020. Read more. If you have favorites not on this list, please let us know.
Huge Shout-outgoes to everyone that donated and helped during Mount Dora Buzz's annual Hoodie & Jacket Drive, as well as to those who donated new toys to the area toy drives. Both drives were big successes and you all rock! If you're able, please continue to extend that generosity by donating to Lake Cares Food Pantry, which has seen the number of families it feeds sharply increase.
As Covid-19 increases, so does the number of Lake County residents seeking testing. Mount Dora Buzz has put together some helpful information on free COVID-19 testing, when to get tested and the most accurate tests to take and where to find them. Read more
Scroll down for the buzz about what new eateries are in the area....
Tavares has a popular new eatery. Twisted Biscuit Diner is a bit off the beaten path, but worth the short trip for a great breakfast. Read more
Shadrach's Fiery Furnace, the popular travelling pizza company with the bubbly and perfectly charred crust, will be setting up a more permanent location at 334 N. Donnelly Street. The site is currently under construction at the front of the parking lot near the sidewalk. When completed, it will allow patrons to conveniently walk up to place their orders for the brick-oven pizzas. Stay tuned to Mount Dora Buzz's Facebook page for a completion date.
Expect to routinely spot a Mount Dora Police officer in downtown Mount Dora. MDPD has assigned a dedicated officer to downtown Mount Dora. Officer Jack Andreano will patrol on bike, Segway, foot and car and work with the area's businesses and residents to help with parking enforcement and general public safety issues. Read more
Want to know more about what's happening or coming up at City Hall? Check out Mount Dora Buzz's government page.