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Tavares Seaplane Base Hosts THE MONSTER SPLASH! Seaplane Fly-In

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:28 am

Saturday, October 25, 2014 Tavares Seaplane Base is hosting a Monster Splash Seaplane Fly-In on Saturday, October 25, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Wooton Park, 100 E. Ruby Street, Tavares.  The public is invited to join in welcoming the seaplanes and pilots as they fly in from all over to visit “America’s Seaplane City”!  Admission is free. Children are welcome to create faces on the pumpkins for the “Smashing

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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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“Stuff the Bus” Campaign

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:55 pm

To benefit local food pantries leading up to the holiday season, the Lake County Department of Community Services’ Public Transportation Division is hosting the 9th Annual Stuff the Bus campaign from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. During the event, Lake County Connection buses will be collecting nonperishable food at the Mount Dora (17030 U.S. Highway 441) and Leesburg (2501 Citrus Blvd.) Walmart stores. “The goal of

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  • 2nd Annual Pontoon Yacht Club Halloween Parade

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Lake County Pontoon Yacht Club will have a Halloween parade Saturday, October 25th. Decorated pontoon boats will cruise along Lake Eustis’ southern shore. The parade route will pass by restaurants along the lake beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Crazy Gator in Eustis. The following stops are all in Tavares: Sinbad’s at 1:30; Buzzard Beach at 1:45; Palm Gardens at 2; and ending at Hurricane Dockside around 2:15. Viewers can vote

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  • Celebrate The Season Event Benefits Lake Cares Food Pantry

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Lake Cares Food Pantry and the city of Mount Dora’s Parks and Recreation department will host “Celebrate the Season”, November 13 through November 15 in the Donnelly Park Building, located at 530 N. Donnelly St. near downtown Mount Dora. Celebrate the Season, formally known as Season of Trees, will feature holiday plants, baked goods, seasonal home décor and handmade items from local artisans. Start the season off right by contributing

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Rally For the Cure Golf Tournament

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Mount Dora Golf Association along with Susan G. Komen for the Cure is sponsoring a Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament on November 9, 2014 at the Mount Dora Golf Course on 1100 S. Highland Avenue in Mount Dora. Enjoy a day of golf and help the cause to find a cure for breast cancer. This tournament will be a 4 person Scramble beginning at 1:00 with a shotgun start.

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  • Lake County Soccer Club News

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:52 am


    Registration is now open for 2014 winter 3v3 championship Lake County Soccer Club is offering a 3v3 winter Friday night soccer league at Hickory Point Recreational Facility. These small sided games offer a lot of quick action, good skill practice with plenty of touches on the soccer ball and helps develop player’s tactical awareness and skills. League is open to ages 4-16. The fee for the winter 3v3 program is

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  • Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championships

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:47 am


    One of three USA Triathlon events that will comprise the inaugural 2014 women’s collegiate triathlon season will include the Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championships, to be held at Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont on Nov. 2. The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) named South Lake as a “Runner Friendly Community.” The designation was given to only four communities nationwide last year. The races will feature a 750-meter swim,

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West-Mutt-Ster Dog Show

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 4:22 pm

The Humane Society of Lake County presents West-Mutt-Ster – the 11th annual dog show to be held Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Ferran Park in Downtown Eustis – from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Bring your dog – mixed or purebred for a fun dog show. Great for the entire family! There will be competitive events including best kisser, best costume, best owner/dog look alike, best trick, most unusual looking,

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  • Call for Entries Cookbook Café Showcase

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:49 am

    The W. T. Bland Public Library has issued a call for entries to the Cookbook Café, celebrating local cooks and their books, part of the “Mount Dora Gets Cooking @ the library” series.  The Showcase will be held in the library on Saturday, December 6th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  The goal of this unique event is to share happiness and wellness through comfort and healthy food!  Community and

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  • LSSC Announces Distinguished Alumni & Hall of Fame Inductees

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:45 am

    The Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. and the LSSC Alumni Association hosted their third Annual Distinguished Alumni & LSSC Hall of Fame celebration. This event marked its place in LSSC history with over 200 in attendance including local and state officials, community and business members, current and former faculty and staff members, students and LSSC Alumni. The event was emceed by Congressman Daniel Webster, who has been a longtime friend

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Beast Feast to Benefit Leesburg Center for the Arts

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Bring your hunger, and be prepared to try something completely new at the annual Beast Feast fundraiser for the Leesburg Center for the Arts. The special event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, serves up great food mixed with unusual and exotic meats under the shady oaks of the Mote-Morris House, 1195 W. Magnolia St. in Leesburg. The all-you-can-eat meal is served with tasty sides and beverages. Rod

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  • Stained Glass Window Tours

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:53 am


    For centuries beautiful stained glass windows have brought an atmosphere of peace and calm to cathedrals and churches in Europe and the United States and lately all over the world. First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora is fortunate to have 27 beautiful stained glass windows in its sanctuary but they are not the first ones the congregation had. In 1885, the Ladies Aid raised money to put stained glass

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  • Variety Show to Benefit Hospice

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Women for Hospice presents “An Evening with Margi and Friends” on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the Mount Dora Community Building. The variety show will feature comedy, dance, music and much more. The entertainers are local and often perform together. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the curtain is at 7:30 pm. Tickets are general admission and are $25 each or $22.50 for groups of 10 or more. Call 352-323-8364

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