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Lady Lake’s new chief of police will hold meet-and-greet at town hall

Lady Lake’s new chief of police will hold a meet-and-greet event next week at Lady Lake Town Hall. Robert Tempesta, a long-time veteran of the Lady Lake Police Department, was sworn in as chief of police Monday evening in front of the Lady Lake Commission.


FHP report details what happened when pedestrian hit at Lake Sumter Landing

A Florida Highway Patrol report released Thursday details what happened when a pedestrian was hit last week at Lake Sumter Landing. Charlene Jaeger, 66, of the Village of Virginia Trace, at 10:20 a.m. March 13 was in the marked crosswalk crossing Old Camp Road when she was struck by a silver 2018 Ki


Three women taken to Leesburg hospital after crash at Lake Deaton Plaza

Three women were transported to Leesburg Regional Medical Center after a crash Tuesday at Lake Deaton Plaza in The Villages. Wendy Marie Hackett, 55, of Ocala, had been at the wheel of a 2013 Hyundai Elantra at a few minutes after noon when she attempted to make a left turn to travel east on State R


Johnson's Pizza Pi owners push on after 'nightmare' crash

TAVARES — It was October 23, 2018 — a day that David and Heather Johnson will never forget. The pair opened Johnson's Pizza Pi in Tavares six months prior and got a phone call that David’s father had passed away. They loaded three of their four kids in the family van and headed to Kentucky, but they


Police identify body found in Leesburg

LEESBURG — A body found by a man searching for scrap in Bassville Park last Thursday has been identified, police say. Detectives identified the man as Edward Jack Cole, 35, of Leesburg.


Unique Visitor Spotted in The Villages

This cock pheasant was spotted walking around The Village of Largo. This bird is so beautiful with all the different colors and feathers! Photo courtesy of Lorraine Lavallee. Do you have photos of The Villages that you would like to share? Share your photos with us and we will share them with the co


Appalling black mark stains success of The Villages

Having lived here for 10 years, we have all seen The Villages growth skyrocket, very heavily lining the pickets of the developers. Good for them. But only good if they keep up with the growth concerning hospital care.


Great American Cleanup coming to Lake County on Saturday

TAVARES — Keep Lake Beautiful is looking for volunteers to participate in the Lake County Great American Cleanup. The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23 at Ace Hardware, 1007 W. Broad Street in Groveland; Corpus Christi Episcopal Church, 3430 County Road 470 in Okahumpka; East Lake


Turtle Day at Trout Lake Nature Center

Trout Lake Nature Center (TLNC) is celebrating its annual Turtle Day on Sunday, March 31 from 1-3 PM. It will feature turtle educational activities and experts, visiting turtles and TLNC’s own live (rescued) turtles. TLNC is home to several species of turtles, which are active at this time of year.


On Stage: ‘Kiss Me Kate’ and ‘Footloose’ Open

It’s a big weekend, with two new plays on stage and one closing. Tickets are selling out quickly and some performances are already sold out. The IceHouse Players in Mount Dora opens the Cole Porter musical “Kiss Me Kate” Friday.


Roaming Gourmet: Meal planning tips from No Limits Fitness

I have a confession to make: I use meal delivery services that are delivered to my front door via UPS. I'm so glad that I was able to get that off of my chest! Now I'll be able to open my door to retrieve the package, instead of sending my son.


Turtle expert to discuss quest to find every U.S. species during Trout Lake Nature Center visit

EUSTIS — George Heinrich’s fascination with turtles goes back to when he was a tyke. “When I was 5 years old my father brought home a box turtle,” he said. “I think it escaped but I was hooked.”


Recreation news and notes from around the area

To submit news or notes for the weekly recreation page, contact Sports Editor Paul Jenkins at paul.jenkins@dailycommercial.com or 352-365-8204. Registration is now open for the Leesburg Recreation Department’s Start Smart Baseball for children 3 to 5 years of age.


UCF Students to Present Walking Road Audit Results During Community Workshop

As part of an ongoing Master Plan Study of the Mount Plymouth-Sorrento Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA,) graduate students in the Urban and Regional Planning Program at University of Central Florida’s School of Public Administration will be hosting a community workshop on Tuesday, April 2 at 6 p