Sunday, January 29, 2012

Time for the 15th Annual Mount Dora Music Festival

Featuring Craig A. Meyer as Almost Elton John
Festival Saturday Night Headliner
Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Mount Dora Community Building

Only $35.00 in advance online -  GET YOUR TICKET HERE

Almost Elton John stars the multiple award winning, multi talented singer/actor/pianist Craig A. Meyer. In addition to his numerous credits with roles in film, television and on Broadway, Meyer has toured internationally and recorded with music legends including Frankie Valli and Barry Manilow. He is considered to be one of the best Elton John tribute artists in the market today whose strong vocals, striking resemblance and amazing talent on the piano has audiences everywhere remembering when rock was young. This spectacular show is a musical journey celebrating the decades of chart topping hits of Sir Elton John, including: "Benny and the Jets", "Philadelphia Freedom", "Crocodile Rock," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "Candle in the Wind." A celebration of the character, costumes and charisma of the famed pianist and singer, Meyer's fully produced show has captivated audiences throughout the United States and internationally.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mount Dora's Version of Groundhog Day

 February 2nd from 5pm to 6pm in Donnelly Park across from the historic, Donnelly House.

Mount Dora Mike and Mount Dora Millie move out of their winter hibernation from a palm tree stump to give prognostications of long awaited information like when winter will end, how many hurricanes we will be affected by this season, and the Super Bowl prediction. Last year Millie came within 1 point of the Super Bowl score, the most accurate nationwide.

Co-Sponsored by Mount Dora Parks and Recreation, Visit Mount Dora, Inc. and the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce. Hear from the 3 generations of a family all born on Groundhogs Day, and intriguing Uncle Donald's Farm stories.

The Mayor of Mount Dora and various dignitaries will be on hand to read the scrolls holding the questions for  Millie and Mike. Hear Ternbuckles Groundhog Poem, witness the scroll chest procession and more. 1 hour venue is free, donations on site welcomed to Uncle Donalds Farm.

Contact: Andrew Mullen: email

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dine with 30th U.S. President Calvin Coolidge

Get your tickets NOW for the Calvin Coolidge Dinner Show!
$27.00 per person all-inclusive for the Dinner and Show.
$10.00 for the Show.

Click Here for tickets:  Calvin Coolidge Dinner Show Tickets 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Calvin Coolidge Event Calendar

Calvin Coolidge returns to Mount Dora tomorrow and will introduce Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich Thursday morning at the Lakeside Inn.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Historic Lakeside Inn to Host New Gingrich

GOP Presidential hopeful New Gingrich will be in Mount Dora on Thursday.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Mixed Media Art Weekend at Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora

By Rori Paul of Rori Travels Florida

Amateur artists and those wishing to improve their knowledge of a medium often look for those rare opportunities to indulge in working side-by-side and with talented professionals. Mount Dora, home to the Spring Art Show and fall Craft Fair is known as an artist’s haven, where selling, sharing and showing their talents is well known and received. This month through the Mixed Media Art Retreat Weekend those lucky few in attendance will get to enjoy learning alongside talented artisans in a quaint and special little corner of Central Florida. (Click here for more...)

Mt. Dora May Be Close to Orlando, But the Difference is Miles Apart

A travel writers take on Mount Dora...

January 26th, 2011
  Blue Heron in Mt Dora
By Kirby Collins

If you are in Orlando and looking for something completely different, Mt Dora is only 25 miles from Orlando straight up US 441. This cool little artsy community on Lake Dora is perfect for anybody who’s spent too much time at Central Florida theme parks. (More...)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rori Travels Florida and Takes the All-New Mount Dora Tavern Tour

Rori Paul - Rori Travels Florida

FUN on the Mount Dora Tavern Tour!

Frequent readers know of my love of Mount Dora, a small town here in Central Florida that reminds me of a post card where everyone might not know your name, but you sure can get to know a lot of people, all while having fun. I [Continue]

Sunday, January 15, 2012

An Aerial View of Beautiful Mount Dora and the Surrounding Lakes

Lake Country Air Service Presents:

Scenic Air Tours
Over the beautiful
lake areas of
Mount Dora Florida

Daily Flights from the docks at the historic Lakeside Inn at 100 N. Alexander St. in  Mount Dora.

Over 3000 people have enjoyed flying with us since 2008!

Purchase your flight certificate online and we will call you to confirm your flight date & time, or call us at 218-682-2006 to confirm. We will do our best to combine your flight with others to maximize your time in the air.
  • $200 - 20 MINUTE FLIGHT
  • $150 - 15 MINUTE FLIGHT
  • $100 - 10 MINUTE FLIGHT
  • BEST DEAL!! Book the entire plane for 30 minutes Online for only $245. Maximum of 5 people

The world-famouns de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is a single-engined, high-wing, propeller-driven, STOL aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada, primarily known as a bush plane.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Calvin Coolidge Mount Dora Appearance Schedule is Published

Follow the return of President Calvin Coolidge to the Lakeside Inn in historic Mount Dora.  Schedule of events may be found here:  Calvin Coolidge Schedule

Register to WIN a Mount Dora Getaway!

English Afternoon Tea at the Lakeside Inn

Monday, January 2, 2012

A Mount Dora Block Party

Several Downtown Mount Dora Businesses are teaming up Friday night, January 6th to celebrate their one year anniversary or grand openings. Grand Openings will feature a Ribbon Cutting at Bowersock, Coastal Cottage, and Cody's on 4th.  Festivities begin promptly at 6pm.  The following businesses will be involved in the event:

The Gallery represents nearly 30, mature and emerging renowned Northeast artist, painters and sculptors, from a broad span of genres. Most are located in the art-rich New Hampshire/Maine seacoast area, where Bowersock studied for sometime. During those years Bowersock cultivated relationships within the art community.
Meet Upton Charles, who is a Bichon Frise and an author!  He has "pawed" four mystery books and will be here for pawtographs!

Featuring samples of the menu from Cody's on 4th at Bowersock Gallery and even more food at Cody's on 4th.

Bowersock Gallery Grand Opening in Mount Dora

Press release
for immediate release
"Recounting Narratives"
At Bowersock Gallery
Where: Bowersock Gallery, 137 East Fourth Ave, Mount Dora, FL
Dates: Friday, January 6 through January 31, 2012
Artists’ Reception January 6,  6 to 8 p.m.
Contact: Steve Bowersock  352-729-2415

The Bowersock Gallery will officially open its doors January 6 with a Grand Opening and Exhibition, “Recounting Narratives,” an exhibit of paintings by Meghan Howland, one of “New England’s brightest rising stars,” with a Florida connection.

“We got a call from a longtime arts journalist that caught Meghan’s first New Hampshire exhibition. She was astounded by the twenty-something’s skill and vision, reporting it as equal to a mature, established artist,” says Steve Bowersock, curator and co owner with Michael Senger. “We made our trip up to New Hampshire, took one look and signed her that day. Meghan truly is a standout painter.”

Howland, who currently lives in Maine with family from Florida, is a contemporary, representational painter, working in oils. Her work is marked by a dreamlike quality with dissonant notes.

“As we note in her biography, ‘the question of whether something is safe or dangerous, loving or hateful, is often unexplained in her work,’” says Bowersock. “’While conveying a situation or mood that is slightly ambiguous, this makes it up to the viewer to resolve what is happening, creating an unending range of emotions and possibilities.’”

The Bowersock Gallery is located at 137 East Fourth Avenue in Mount Dora. It is the company’s second location; the Bowersock gallery is celebrating its eighth year in Provincetown Mass. It represents over 28 artists, New Hampshire, Maine, and east coast artists, from the traditionally art-rich seacoast area.

Howland will attend the opening reception on Friday Jan 6, 6 to 8 p.m., at Bowersock Gallery, 137 East Fourth Avenue, Mount Dora. For more information call 352-729-2415

Actor/Artist James Best Will be at the Art Festival