MOUNT DORA NEWS

Mount Dora Half Marathon offers 'something different' in 'The Festival City'

Orlando Sentinel

Taking place annually at Christmastime, the running event has a festive family-friendly atmosphere with touches such as stilt walkers, gingerbread and the Clauses. The scenic half-marathon course takes runners through city streets, around Lake Gertrude and along the shore of Lake Dora on Lakeshore Drive.

New this year, the seventh annual event will be held over two days, Dec. 15-16, with the 5K race taking place on Saturday and the longer race on Sunday.

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Necklace Bella Diamante makes rounds en route to charity auction

Daily Commercial

MOUNT DORA – Everyone who knows Bella Diamante wants her to hang with them.

That’s especially true of the 12 Mount Dora women who donated money to a local charity to wear Bella – an 18-inch, 14K, 3.51 total carat weight necklace with a one-carat center diamond orbited by 26 diamonds – for a month each.

The charitable aspect aside, the women who share Bella have become friends.

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Mount Dora cops to take kids shopping at Target

Daily Commercial

MOUNT DORA — The Mount Dora Police Department and Target of Mount Dora will hold the annual Shop with a Cop event on Saturday.

Officers will accompany 30 students selected from three Mount Dora schools for a one-on-one shopping experience with a police officer at Target on U.S. Highway 441. Students will receive $100 gift cards they can use to buy clothing, shoes or toys, as well as Christmas baskets donated by Lake Cares Food Pantry.

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