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Tavares looks to add performing arts center to booming downtown

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 6/15/2018 11:37:00 AM

Sentinel file photo A seaplane is anchored on the shore of Lake Dora in Tavares A seaplane is anchored on the shore of Lake Dora in Tavares (Sentinel file photo) Nearly a decade ago, city officials came up with the idea of transforming its sleepy downtown

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Lake County crews recover man’s body from Lake Dora

Bay News 9

Date: 6/14/2018 7:33:00 PM

LAKE DORA, Fla. --Rescue crews recovered a body from Lake Dora Thursday evening. Lake County Sheriff’s Office says 46-year-old Gregory Justice never resurfaced after witnesses say he jumped off a boat Thursday afternoon. According to officials, his body

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Man apparently drowns in Lake Dora in Tavares

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 6/14/2018 6:00:00 PM

Lake County Sheriff's deputies recovered a 46-year-old man who apparently drowned Thursday after jumping out of a boat on Lake Dora. Witnesses saw Gregory Scott Justice jump into the water around 3:30 p.m. A few minutes later, witnesses said they could no

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Body of missing man recovered in Mount Dora, officials say

WESH

Date: 6/14/2018 5:17:00 PM

THE LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TELLS ME THEY DO NOT BELIEVE THERE WAS FOUL PLAYED INVOLV The Lake County Sheriff's Office received a call at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in reference to a person who jumped off a boat while out in Lake Dora. A witness stated that

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Missing boater found dead on Lake Dora in Tavares

News 6 WKMG

Date: 6/14/2018 4:06:00 PM

TAVARES, Fla. - A search on Lake Dora ended Thursday evening after authorities found the body of a boater who had been reported missing, officials from the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. The search began around 3:30 p.m. after a witness saw a 46-year

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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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