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Development standoff in Shirley Shores, other Lake areas, grabs county commissioners' attention

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 2/16/2018 5:19:00 AM

That’s what happened Tuesday at a Lake County Commission meeting when residents in the rural area off Shirley Shores Road south of Tavares — clear around the other side of Lake Dora — came to protest the city encroaching into their rural space

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Our Opinion: Mount Dora invents excuse for mural fight

Daily Commercial

Date: 2/16/2018 4:14:00 AM

We remind the city that scenic Lake Dora, with its startling sunsets, sits on the other side of Old 441 from the "Starry Night" house. Does the city plan to build a wall blocking motorists' view of the lake for fear a gawker will veer off the road while

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Roaming Gourmet: Show your love on Valentine's Day with easy cheese fondue

Daily Commercial

Date: 2/14/2018 3:37:00 AM

Sushi: There are a lot of nice restaurants to get sushi here in Lake County. Lake Dora Sushi and Sake and Thai Jasmine both are located in Tavares. New Wave Asian Bistro is in Mount Dora and you can also pick up daily fresh-made sushi at your local grocery

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Mount Dora to unveil 15-foot bronze alligator statue

Daily Commercial

Date: 2/9/2018 12:32:00 PM

After an extensive search, city officials decided to set the statue under the shade at Palm Island Park, a scenic, nature-filled boardwalk that juts out to Lake Dora. The statue, which was cast at American Bronze Foundry in Sanford, cost $52,000 and was

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Tavares in final stages of stormwater improvement plan

Daily Commercial

Date: 2/5/2018 4:19:00 AM

The bricks will be completely laid in the next few weeks. “All of the stormwater that comes from this city used to go into our beautiful Lake Dora. We have decided that it’s time to stop the practice of taking stormwater with a direct discharge into

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• Surface Area: 4,475 Acres
Lake Dora is one of the seven lakes of the Harris Chain of Lakes. Located in Lake County in central Florida, the lake covers 4,475 acres and is a favorite location for fishing and recreational boating. The Dora Canal connects Lake Dora to Lake Eustis to the north, and Lake Dora is connected to Lake Apopka to the south by way of Lake Beauclair and the Apopka-Beauclair Canal.

The cities of Tavares and Mount Dora occupy the northern and eastern shorelines of Lake Dora, with Mount Dora making a beautiful, picturesque setting nestled on the hills rising to the east. There are two public boat ramps for direct access to Lake Dora: one is located on the northern shore in Tavares and the other is located on the eastern shore in Mount Dora. Both are very nice ramps with plenty of parking for vehicles and boat trailers. The southwestern shore of Lake Dora consists of a wetland with the southeastern shore consisting of a narrow piece of land that separates Lake Dora from Lake Beauclair.

The cities of Tavares and Mount Dora hold several annual festivals that highlight interests from antique wooden boats to antique furniture. The festivals draw thousands of visitors to the area from throughout Florida and the southeastern United States.

Lake Dora is teeming with wildlife, including many types of fish, waterfowl, reptiles, and mammals. The Dora Canal is a popular area for bird-watching and is the main focus of guided tour boats that ply the waters of the area.
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