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Baseball-bat killer drowned, medical examiner reports

Sun Sentinel

Date: 9/17/2014 3:40:00 PM

The mother and daughter died that day while Eddie died two days later. Jones' body was found about an hour after the attacks in nearby Lake Dora. Officials initially said Jones died as a result of an apparent suicide, but later said authorities didn't know

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Mount Dora Bicycle Festival route maps posted

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 9/16/2014 3:15:00 PM

I plan to do the Lake Dora Loop on Friday morning. The 25-mile route includes my favorite section between Mount Dora and Tavares, where you will often find me stopping to photograph the sunrise over Lake Dora for my Instagram account

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Grand opening for new Tavares Pavilion includes music, fireworks

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 9/12/2014 8:38:00 AM

Ruby St., the all-day celebration will be on Oct. 11, starting at 10 a.m. In recognition of the 100 years since the very first pavilion opened on the shores of Lake Dora, visitors will get a flashback at the celebration as they enjoy a “1914 experience

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Zipline over the Chattahoochee Opening this weekend

Date: 9/11/2014

Here it is! - The grand opening of the Blue Heron Zipline Adventure! This is the only zipline connecting two states and participants will soar 100 ft over the Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park - the best man-made Whitewater Course in the World by USA Today! Achieving speeds of up to 40mph, thrill seekers will zip over

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Tavares boasts new pavilion on Lake Dora for special events, weddings

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Date: 9/9/2014 10:11:00 AM

There is a newly completed 8,000 square foot pavilion on Lake Dora in Tavares that will be used as a wedding venue and for other events. The pavilion holds a little under 200 people per floor. There is a full kitchen, bride and groom dressing rooms and a

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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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