Friday, December 28, 2012

WIN a $300 shopping spree in Mount Dora on the Florida Highwayment Winter Art Walk

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Children's Christmas in the Park with Snow

December 15, 2012

Here is your chance to go snow sledding with a visit from Santa, games, food, and fun! Bring a can good or new unopened toy and get a special pass for the slide while at the same time helping others to have a happy holiday. Join us at Donnelly Park from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Call the Mount Dora Parks & Recreation department at (352) 735-7183 for more information.

Tremain's Tavern at Lakeside Inn Presents: Christmas with the Crooners

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Have hidden treasures? History Channel’s ‘American Pickers’ is heading to Florida

RELEASE DATE: November 30, 2012
TAVARES — The History Channel’s hit television series “American Pickers” is planning to begin filming its fifth season and is looking for locations in Florida to feature.
The documentary-style show follows professional “pickers” Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz on adventures that bring them to small towns across the country in search of unique Americana and fascinating people with exciting stories.
“We're looking for interesting characters with interesting items…and lots of them,” said Jodi Friedman, Producer with Cineflix, Inc. “Mike and Frank only pick private collections, so [we are not looking for] stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.”
Anyone in the community who has a treasure-trove of historic and vintage items, and is interested in possibly being featured on the show is encouraged to contact Friedman as soon as possible, as the show is currently mapping out its filming schedule. Friedman can be contacted by email or by phone at 646-493-2184. A contact name, phone number, city, state and a description of the collection, including any photographs should be included when contacting the producers.
Some items being sought after include:
  • Motor scooters (Vespas, Lambretta, Cushman)
  • Old advertising signage
  • Motorcycles
  • Bicycles (Pre 60’s to turn of the century)
  • Old toys: tin, wind-up, cast iron
  • Pre 50’s vending machines
  • Pinball and slot machines
  • Unusual radios (transistor, tabletop, etc.)
  • Antique casino/gaming machines
  • Vintage movie memorabilia
  • Vintage advertising items
  • Taxidermy
  • Vintage concert posters & t-shirts
  • Early Boy Scout items
  • Pre 60’s vintage diner collectibles
  • Pre 60’s TV merchandise
  • Pre 50’s western/equestrian Gear
  • Classic motorcycle memorabilia
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Casino tables
  • Old rodeo items
  • Airline collectibles (Pan-Am, TWA, etc.)
  • Late 70’s & earlier military items
  • Extraordinary mobster memorabilia
  • Vintage police officer collectibles
  • Firefighter collectibles
  • Pre 40’s telephones
  • Folk art
  • Vintage BB guns/cap guns
  • Early Halloween items
  • Pre 40’s Christmas items
  • Hawaiiana/Tiki collectables
  • Vintage sports collectibles
  • Vintage election memorabilia
  • Musical instruments
  • Civil War antiques
  • Vintage gas pumps
  • Pre 70’s old neon signs
  • Strange woodcarvings
  • Vintage collegiate collectibles 
Items not being considered at this time include farming/agriculture items, tools, glassware, appliances, tractors, crocks, stoves or country primitives.

More Information:
Lake County media contact:
Kelly LaFollette
Communications Director
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Back-to-back books signings this Saturday at Barrel of Books & Games

Ken Pelham Book Signing - December 8th

Ken Pelham Book Signing - December 8th
Join us as Ken presents his first novel, Brigands Key. Books available the day of the event and on our website. Please specify if you would like a copy personalized.

Saturday, December 8th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Book description:

A nude body is discovered by a scuba diving archeologist Carson Grant. The police think he may be involved. The dead man's identity, unusual preservation and conflicting clues as to cause of death are the basis of the mystery. When flu like symptoms sweep the population the island the death toll rises. Colored with the patina of rural island life, the cast of characters are engaging and believable. The author's depiction of coastal life and small town politics is spot on target.
Brigands Key - Ken Pelham
Regular price: $25.95
Sale price: $19.46

Lisa DeMarco Book Signing - December 9th

Lisa DeMarco Book Signing - December 9th
Join us in welcoming local author Lisa DeMarco as she presents and signs her newest book, The Unusual Tales of Matilda Marmalade.

Lisa has also written two joke books which she will have on hand to sign as well. She will be here on Sunday, December 9th from 2pm - 4pm.

Please drop by and check out her books.

Book description:

The Unusual Tales of Matilda Marmalade shares a young girl’s experience growing up with a rare bone disease called Osteogenis Imperfecta (O.I). This children’s book playfully shows how even though Matilda’s body is extremely fragile, her spirit is as strong as a champion’s!