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Tavares Splash Park Closed for Repair July 28 & 29

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:28 am

The City of Tavares will be closing the Splash Park for two days on July 28 and 29, 2014 for maintenance and repairs.  Regular hours will resume on July 30, with the Splash Park open from 10am to 6pm. The Tavares Splash Park is located within Wooton Park at 100 E. Ruby Street.  For more information call 352.742.6267.

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Business Highlight

  • Lake County Business Opportunity Center

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:28 am

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    What is the Business Opportunity Center (BOC) Program? The Lake County Business Opportunity Center Program was established to provide training, one-on-one consulting and incubation services to new and existing entrepreneurs in the county. The program is designed to support the growth and development of these businesses regardless of size or industry. Anyone who owns a business or is interested in a starting a business can participate by taking a class,

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  • Best Flooring Center

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm

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    Best Flooring Center is excited to announce a major renovation of our Showroom, located at 324 W Burleigh Blvd. in Tavares. We have the latest most up to date samples ranging from the builder products to designer top quality products. We have a huge variety of ceramic, porcelain, travertine and marble tiles including medallions, glass, metals and decorative accents for back splashes, tubs, showers. If you’re looking for hardwood, laminate

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Korean Service Veterans Sought for Recognition at August 2 Ceremony

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:27 am

Korean Service Veterans, those nearly two-million American GI’s who have served silently in Korea since the signing of the armistice on July 27, 1953, will be recognized in a special 61st Anniversary ceremony on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park, Leesburg. The program is sponsored by the Korean War and Korean Service Veterans Association of Lake County, Chapter 169, a group of

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  • Animal Services reduces fees during ‘Cat and Dog Days of Summer Sale’

    Posted on July 20, 2014 at 1:28 am

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    Lake County Animal Services is hosting the “Cat and Dog Days of Summer Sale” from July 12-26, with steep discounts on all adoptable animals on a first-come, first-served basis for a limited time only. “To help reduce the population at the now overcrowded shelter and avoid the euthanasia of adoptable animals, the county is offering dogs and cats at a drastically reduced rate of $10, down from $50 and $40

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  • Event at Trout Lake Nature Center

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 1:37 am


    Lake Beautyberry, Florida Native Plant Society invites you to join them at Trout Lake Nature Center, Sunday, July 20 at 2:00 pm for a plant exchange, library, socializing and refreshments.  Then at 2:30 Naturalist, Lavon Silvernell   will help you assess your backyard from a hummer’s perspective.  She will share fascinating facts about these tiny birds and how can you help the little dynamos meet their needs for: food, water, and

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Adult Summer Sports at Golden Triangle YMCA

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Registration for adult summer sports at the Y is now open for basketball, flag football and soccer. Age groups are 17-39 years and 40 and older for basketball, 17 and up for flag football and soccer. Experience your favorite competitive sport, strengthen your skills and have a fun time!. Play basketball for only a $10 new jersey fee. Fees for football are $15 for members and $30 for non-members. Soccer

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  • Tai Chi for Health & Fitness

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 3:13 pm


    Tai Chi is a centuries old Chinese martial art, developed to promote physical fitness, health and self-defense, beautiful to behold and a pleasure to perform. It consists of smooth graceful movements combined with deep, rhythmic breathing. Benefits of practicing this martial art are increased flexibility, enhanced circulation, stress and tension relief, all leading to a more relaxed body and calm mind. There are many styles of Tai Chi, all of

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  • Youth Sports at Golden Triangle YMCA

    Posted on July 4, 2014 at 3:12 pm


    Registration for youth sports fall program at the Y is now open for soccer, basketball, flag football, T-ball and cheerleading. Age groups are PreK -10th grade for soccer, 4th-12th grade for basketball, K-9th grade for flag football, PreK (3-5) for T-ball and K-5th grade for cheerleading. This is a competitive program that focuses on building the core values of honesty, caring, respect, responsibility and faith through each sport. Whether you

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Mount Dora Bible School Beta Club Members Compete

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:12 am

Pictured are Emily Leto, Lauren Abbate, Danielle Christopher, Molly Elenz MDB Junior Beta Club members, Emily Leto – public speaking and Danielle Christopher – hand-made jewelry, competed at the National Junior Beta Convention this June in Richmond, VA. Along with these two eighth grade students, fellow Junior Beta members, Lauren Abbate and Molly Elenz made the trip to represent their club and support their fellow club members. Each of the

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  • Calling All Veterans

    Posted on July 20, 2014 at 1:10 am


    If you know of a Veteran living in Lake, Sumter or Marion counties whose name should be added to the Lake County Veterans Memorial, call 352.314.2100, or go to

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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 4:10 pm


    Hi folks! Let me introduce myself, I am Penny! I’m a 1 1/2 year old, female, medium sized mix. I very much enjoy going for long walks and playing in the yard. My friends here at the shelter think that I might be house trained. I am just a sweet girl with tons of love to give. I would, however, do best as an only pet. I would love it

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“Big Women” Art Exhibit

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 1:22 am

Ken Austin the founder of the Central Florida Watercolor Society and signature member of the National Watercolor Society presents “Big Women” at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts Gallery. The Big Women are provocative, set inside a graphic frame, giving the viewer a sense of peeking at a private moment. Austin, an instructor at Crealde, shows us women in everyday settings doing everyday things in a big and beautiful

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  • Artist With A Purpose

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    The first annual gallery show: The Legacy, will be held July 25, 2014, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker Street. The show includes a special performance by former American Idol contestant David Oliver Willis. This event is for all ages and admission is free.

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  • USA Dance Ballroom Summer Schedule

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm


    Ballroom dancing is what we do. Whether learning, practicing or just dancing, we’ve planned the summer for you. USA Dance 6106 Lake-Sumter Counties chapter invites you to join us in Leesburg. Thursday, August 21, Beach Ball, DJ  and Instructor Ray Gardner Thursday, September 4 – Sock Hop, DJ The Keichers Jr. (Gayle & Alan) Thursday, September 18 Day of Dance annual free end of summer event honoring National Ballroom Dance

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