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Funds becoming available for Lake County residents impacted by COVID-19

Eligible Lake County residents who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 may be able to receive up to $4,000 in rent or mortgage assistance.

Gator Harley-Davidson event among those blessed by Leesburg commissioners

On a night when the Leesburg Commission unanimously voted to bless opening the city back up for special events – with caution – a good part of the discussion centered on an upcoming event planned at Gator Harley-Davidson.
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Community Development Corporation of Leesburg to host 2020 Election Forum

The Community Development Corporation of Leesburg plans to host a 2020 Election Forum next month.
City of Leesburg Parks and Recreation Depatment recognized with award

Leesburg Recreation Department wins sports tourism award from Florida Rec and Parks Association

The Leesburg Recreation Department was recognized recently by the Florida Recreation and Parks Association for their efforts in sports tourism.

Funding increased for Lake CARES Business Assistance Program

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners has approved increasing grant award amounts for all qualified for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations impacted by COVID-19.

Leesburg Bikefest officially canceled for 2020 by COVID-19 pandemic

Leesburg’s highly popular Bikefest has been canceled for the second time this year by the COVID-19 crisis.

Leesburg ups residential fire assessment fees by 50 percent amid COVID-19 crisis

The Leesburg Commission approved a resolution Monday night that increases residential fire assessment fees by 50 percent.
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Leesburg Fire Rescue Engine 62 ranks among busiest in Florida and the nation

Leesburg Engine 62 was recently recognized as one of the busiest engine companies in Florida and the United States, according to a newly released survey.

Eligibility for CARES Act funding in Lake County being expanded amid COVID-19 crisis

The eligibility criteria for businesses to obtain funding from the $16 million Lake CARES Small Business Assistance Grant Program will be expanded Tuesday as the program moves into Phase II.

Lake County to allocate CARES Act funding to Lake County Schools

Lake County commissioners voted Friday in a special meeting to assist Lake County Schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.