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More Than 130 Construction-Related Jobs Are Coming To Lake & Sumter Counties

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:57 pm

CareerSource Central Florida is partnering with Middlesex Corp. to host a massive recruiting event in our Lake County office on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public. Middlesex Corp. is looking to fill over 130 construction-related positions, including heavy equipment operators, fleet mechanics, pipe layers, carpenters, and pavers.  Positions are located in Lake and Sumter Counties, and workers

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Business Highlight

  • Welcome to Baybrook Homes

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 9:49 am

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    If you and your family are currently looking for a new “CUSTOM HOME”, please visit our NEW MODEL HOME CENTER tucked just south of Mount Dora at Tangerine Reserve and Martin’s Preserve Subdivisions. Baybrook Homes currently has five homes from 2000sf to 3150sf available for your personal inspection. You will be surprised and delighted to see all the “UPGRADES” we include in a BAYBROOK HOME that other builders charge extra

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  • 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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Local News


Dog of the Week!

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Mouse is Lake County Animal Services Dog of the Week! Sweet little Mouse is actually quite a big girl, and unfortunately, she has been at the shelter for a very long time. She is great with kids and other dogs and would make a perfect family pet. Come by and see Mouse and her little nub tail. And remember, all shelter dogs are still only $10 to adopt and cats

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  • Vendor and Exhibitor Registration for Wings & Wildflowers Festival

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 1:05 am

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    Exhibitor and vendor registration for Lake County’s 3rd Annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival, to be held Oct. 3-5 in Leesburg, has been extended. Registration will now close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, giving nature-friendly businesses a final chance to be a part of the increasingly popular ecotourism event. Lake County is hosting this year’s festival at Venetian Gardens, located at 201 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg. Indoor and outdoor

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  • Meet Jenny – Pet of the Week

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:57 am


    Hello everyone, let me introduce myself. My name is Jenny, and I am a 1 year old female. I am a very affectionate, social girl who loves everyone. I do get along with other cats, as well. I would like to invite you to come out to the shelter so that we can meet in person and get to know each other. Maybe yours could be my forever family. Contact:

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Boating for a Purpose

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:53 pm

The time has come for back to school ready or not here it comes.  My hubby and son spent the day Sunday at the lake.  They got up early and went to their favorite swimming lake, Lake Butler. If you don’t head out early you miss out on a parking spot and it was busy. I was home as I wanted things ready for back to school as I work

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  • Tee Off to Support Student Athletes

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:21 am


    Get out your golf clubs and tee off to support the LSSC student athletes. The Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. and Athletic Department will be hosting its 16th Annual Golf Classic at Arlington Ridge Golf Course on Friday, September 19, 2014. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $125 per golfer and includes a fun-filled day of golf, a custom golf shirt,

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  • Youth Sports at Golden Triangle YMCA

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:17 am

    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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Essential Oil Series with Stephanie Clunn

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

The W. T. Bland Public Library (Mount Dora) will host a 3 part series on Essential Oils taught by Stephanie Clunn: Saturday, August 30 at 10:30am. Pure Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Workshop – Learn about therapeutic grade, pure, essential oils; what they are, the many ways they can be used and how they are applied. Saturday, September 27 at 10:30am – Make Over Your Medicine Cabinet Naturally – Using therapeutic

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  • New Minister at FUMC of Mount Dora

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:56 pm


    Rev. Kim Uchimura, the new senior pastor at First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, will preach on “The Three Simple Rules” beginning Sunday, August 31.  Traditional worship services are at 8:15 and 11:00 am with the Contemporary service at 9:30 am.  The sanctuary of First United Methodist Church is located at 439 E. Fifth Avenue in Mount Dora. Rev. Uchimura previously served as the pastor of The Well, a

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  • Aging and Arthritis

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 1:12 am

    New Concepts in Joint Replacement with Donald Perry, MD, Orthopedic Surgery – Friday, August 28, 1 p.m. at Mattison Conference Center, Florida Hospital Waterman, 1000 Waterman Way, Tavares. Call 352-253-3635 to register or for more information.

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Gaming Night at the Library

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Thursday, September 4th, 5-7PM – Get ready for excellent gaming on our XBox360, PS3 & Wii. No registration required– just come ready to have a great time. Elementary Gaming (1st-5th grade) is from 5-6PM, and Teen Gaming (6th grade & up) is from 6-7PM. The library is located at 120 N. Center Street.  For more information about this and all of our children and teen programs, please call Ms. Lauren

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  • Altoona Music and Jam

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:44 am

    The FREE Altoona Music and Jam Session, consisting of country, bluegrass, and gospel is held the first and third Saturday of every month at the Altoona Charter School. Gate opens at noon. Music starts at 2 p.m. until dark. All musicians welcome. Bring your own lawn chairs. For information call Lawton Cook at 352.408.1605 or Truman Cook at 352.321.8186.

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  • Exciting New Events at Wings and Wildflowers Festival

    Posted on August 17, 2014 at 1:20 am


    From Segway tours of secluded ecotourism attractions to a 5K run around Leesburg, Lake County’s 3rd Annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival is offering new events that will appeal to birders and beyond. The festival, to be held Oct. 3-5 at Venetian Gardens, located at 201 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg, will spotlight Lake County’s growing reputation as Florida’s premier birding destination and features field trips to birding hotspots and wildflower havens.

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