Drum roll, please! Readers cast their ballots and we've got the winners of the 2022 Best of Mount Dora awards. Just to keep things interesting, we also gave a shout-out to the runners-up! See the winners here
Although Mount Dora is known for its quaint downtown, it's also home to an abundance of wildlife. It's not uncommon for residents to spot injured animals, but it's difficult to know what to do. Here's a list of rescues and rehabilitators for everything from birds and tortoises to mammals. Read more
Father's Day is just around the corner and we've put together a fun list of local things to do with Dad from outdoor outings to restaurants he'll love. Read more
One of Mount Dora's outdoor gems is getting some exciting additions. Mount Dora Mountain Bike Trails will soon have new amenities for all ages of riders. Read more
Although much attention has recently been given to maintaining building heights in downtown Mount Dora in order to preserve its charm, there is another issue that has already changed that area's character, but hasn't received the attention. Read more
Temps are heating up, but Mount Dora and Tavares are ready to cool you and the kids off. Mount Dora's public pool and Tavares' Splash Pad will resume their summer hours on June 6. Read more
Interested in improving downtown Mount Dora parking? Scroll down for the monthly Buzz Poll questions on that topic.
Kudos to 2022 Mount Dora High grad Joseph Bostwick who recently wrote a book about growing up watching his grandmother battle Alzheimer's Disease. The young author of "A Rotten Mind" will have a book signing on June 4th at Barrel of Books & Games at 128 W. 4th Avenue in Mount Dora from 1-3pm.
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This month local coffee lovers and carnivores get a whole lot happier. Foxtail Coffee will soon open its second location in Mount Dora and offer a variety of specialty coffees and teas. Read more Meanwhile, Longhorn Steakhouse submitted a preliminary proposal to the City of Mount Dora for a location at 17020 U.S. 441 in front of Walmart next to the bank. Stay tuned to Mount Dora Buzz on Instagram for updates.
Mount Dora is about to get even more of a good thing! In order to expand its offerings, watch for Walk in the Woods, the popular outdoor apparel store, to open a second location downtown soon next to Checkered Moon on 4th Avenue.
Sadly, The Cellar Door Wine Bar, the friendly and cozy watering hole on Donnelly Street, closed on May 30. The small bar was located inside Papilio and also featured a convenient walk-up counter for passersby. We wish Cary and Devon the very best in their next adventure.
Downtown Eustis lost one if its popular bars and eateries last month when Tillie's Tavern permanently closed the doors of their large new space. Stay tuned for updates of what will eventually fill that historic building on Magnolia Street.
Scroll down for the monthly Buzz Poll question which is about downtown parking. Also scroll for local government buzz, stellar local businesses, local development buzz and the Best of Mount Dora.
What are your thoughts about improving parking and building a parking structure in Mount Dora? Click here for the poll and learn the results in next month's edition.
Last month's poll results: Readers overwhelmingly selected Trader Joe's, Costco and HomeGoods as the national retailers they would like to see open a location on U.S. 441 in Mount Dora.
Mount Dora City Council will vote on the second reading of placing an ordinance preserving downtown building heights on the ballot for voters to decide this November.
Be sure to check Mount Dora Buzz's government pageregularly to find out what's happening at Mount Dora City Hall.
For a small town, Mount Dora's W.T. Bland Library is an impressive place for books and special programs, but that wasn't always the case. Learn about the library's modest beginnings here.