- Fall is here and that means it's time to get lost in the corn fields. The annual corn maze at Long & Scott Farm will soon be open on weekends during the month of October. More info
- Be on the lookout! The annual Mount Dora Bicycle Festival is Oct. 4-7, so watch for cyclists and share the road. And yes, traffic laws, stop signs and safety rules apply to drivers, as well as cyclists.
- Mount Dora has three capable candidates running for city council in November. Mount Dora Buzz asked them 10 key questions about local issues and printed their answers in their entirety. The result is your cheat sheet to find out what candidate best aligns with your views. Read more
- Fall is upon us and pumpkin patches will be popping up everywhere. Get the list of the best local pumpkin patcheshere. Not a fan of the big orange squash? Don't sweat it. Find a list of local Halloween events for kids and families here. Watch for the list of events for adults on the Mount Dora Buzz Facebook page and its entertainment calendar.
- A preliminary proposal for a parking garagewas pitched to Mount Dora City Council at a public workshop on September 27. The public-private partnership could add 488 spaces to downtown if an agreement can be made that is mutually beneficial to both the City and the developer. Read more - Think pink! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are lots of local opportunities to gain information, as well as help support the cause. There's everything from a Pink Out 5k, Bra-Vo art exhibit and more. Get info - Art lovers will be thrilled to know Mount Dora's premier cultural event is just around the corner. Art of the Deal is November 3 and tickets are on sale now. Read more. If crafts are more your speed, save the last weekend in October for Mount Dora's Craft Festival when hundreds of crafters will be selling their handmade creations on the streets of downtown.
- Looking for a useful community bulletin board for getting recommendations, posting lost and found items or getting local info without ads? Check out Mount Dora Word of Mouth here.
- If you want to know what's happening at Mount Dora City Hall and our schools, head to the Mount Dora Buzz "Government" page for updates.
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- A new food spot is coming to downtown Mount Dora. The Salted Fry will open in the small space in the Dora Drawdy alley next to the Goblin Market. Watch for French fries sold in paper cones, for a hand-held snack on the go. Stay tuned to MountDoraBuzz.com and Mount Dora Word of Mouth on Facebook for an opening date.
- The newest store in Mount Dora's Renaissance Building has decided to double its size. Black Swan Mercantile, located on the ground floor, is expanding into the adjacent space formerly occupied by Memories of Mount Dora. The expansion is expected to be completed by mid-October and include a section just for guys. - Don't panic! A mailing list mix-up had loyal customers of Gold in Art in a tizzy after believing the store was moving from its Donnelly Street location. No worries, they aren't. The postcard was intended for their Lady Lake store's customers to alert them that store was moving. Whew!
- Speaking of bling...Mount Dora Estate Jewelry is relocating to another downtown location. The store is leaving the Renaissance Building for bigger digs on Alexander street downtown.
- Just a little more patience is needed before Allyson A Bakeshop opens on 4th Avenue downtown. The bakery's owner is now projecting mid-October for the soft opening in the space formerly occupied by Cupcake Delights.
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We take no joy in bringing you bad news, so please, don't kill the reluctant messenger. In September, the 30 year-old wooden play castle at Gilbert Park was removed as part of the park's renovation. Stay tuned to Mount Dora Buzz on Facebook for the opening of the updated park in the coming weeks. More info After years of operating a friendly and successful business, last month downtown Mount Dora bid farewell to Jacqui & Roy Gress, owners of Walk in the Woods. The store sold, so next time you're strolling on 5th Avenue, please welcome the new owners.