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Easter Egg Hunt at the Library

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 1:14 am

At the special invitation of the W. T. Bland Public Library and the Mount Dora Kiwanis Club, the Easter Bunny will make an appearance at the Library’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4 at 10:00am. All children through the age of 10 are invited to look for eggs on the front lawn of the Library. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please be on time for

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Business Highlight

  • Mohawk Names Mark’s Flooring Center Colorcenter Retailer Of The Year

    Posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:22 am

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    At its 2015 Solutions Convention, Mohawk announced the winners of the company’s National Retailer of the Year awards, which recognizes the top-performing retailers in the company’s ColorCenter aligned retailer program. Minneola, Florida-based Mark’s Flooring Center was named ColorCenter Retailer of the Year. Owner Mark Compston was recognized before industry leaders and retailer peers at the prestigious Mohawk aligned retailer gala in Orlando, Florida. “Under the leadership of Mark Compston, Mark’s

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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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Senior Help Seminar

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 1:09 am

Open to the public Are you a senior who lives by yourself, or do you know someone that does? Do you have a vision problem or do you know someone that does? If you answered yes to either, then come join us for great information and refreshments! Speakers: Lake County Sheriffs; New Vision for Independence; Vial of Life Program; Demo and Information. Everyone receives a vial! April 3, 2015, from

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  • River Clean-Up

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 1:06 am

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    We are going to conduct our annual river clean-up and hope you can join us for 2-3 hours on Thursday, April 2nd starting at 9:00 am. If you have some folks down from the north perhaps you can bring them out to lend-a-hand! Volunteers are needed to clean up one Wekiva River location (underneath the State Road 46 bridge) and three Black Water Creek locations. Meet on the Lake County

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  • Planes, Trains and Barbecue

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 1:00 am

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    The Seventh Annual Planes, Trains and Barbecue Event will be held on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at Wooton Park on Lake Dora in Downtown Tavares. The event features two air shows on Saturday, live jazz & blues band in the park, robbery train ride on the famous Orange Blossom Cannonball, seaplane tours taking off, classic cars on Main Street with music entertainment, vendors and an estimated 30 barbecue teams competing

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Sports

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Safe Boating Course

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 1:52 am

The Harris Chain Sail & Power Squadron will be holding a public safe boating course on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Captiva Recreation Center, 658 Pinellas Place, The Villages, FL 32162. It will begin at 8:00 AM and conclude with a test at 5:00PM. Please bring a lunch that you can eat in the classroom. We will provide coffee, water, soft drinks, and snacks. The cost is $55 for

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  • Pins for Paws

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 1:25 am

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    Join us at Break Point Alley on Saturday, April 11, from 4-7 p.m. for a benefit event to raise funds for the animals at HSLC Shelter in Umatilla. Tickets are $12 per person and include 3 games, shoes and a ball. Play as an individual or team with friends and co-workers. Silent auction open from 4:00-6:30 p.m. Items include gift cards, items from local merchants and much more. Therapy dogs

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  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Education Classes

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Do you that know anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 must have a Boating Safety Education I.D. card to legally operate a boat of 10 Horse Power (HP) or more in the State of Florida? The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 17-11 Orlando/Winter Park, FL offers an exciting, in-depth boating safety course, About Boating Safely, that will give you the knowledge to obtain the Florida Boating Safety I.D.

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Lifestyles

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Local School Dedicates Entire Day to Serving the Community

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 1:49 am

Mount Dora Bible is proud to announce the successful conclusion of their first annual Faith Works day. While the hours and minutes clicked away on the last day before spring break, the students at Mount Dora Bible were not slumped over in desks, daydreaming about salt in the air and sand in their hair. Instead students, faculty, and staff were fully engaged and hard at work for their first annual

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  • AARP Smart Driver Class

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 1:50 am

    The AARP Driver Safety Program’s Smart Driver Course helps participants refine their skills and develop safer and smarter driving habits. This 6 hour curriculum has been developed to assist Senior Drivers to continue driving  safely as they age. Upon completion of the course, Florida drivers 50 or older may be eligible for insurance discounts. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members, which includes workbooks and a

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  • Howey Garden Club

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 1:33 am

    The next meeting of the Howey-in-the-Hills Garden and Civic Club will occur on Monday, April 6th at 10:30 a.m. at Legends in the Mission Inn Resort.  Our program will feature Ellen Wilcox, Senior Wealth Advisor from Ruggie Wealth Management whose presentation, “For Love and Money, Women Managing Their Finances” focuses on the needs of women in search of solutions to unique and often perplexing problems and can steer them in

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Entertainment

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Pancake Breakfast

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 1:26 am

The Tangerine Improvement Society will be holding an “all-you-can-eat” pancake & French toast breakfast including sausage, eggs, juice & coffee from 8 to 10 am on Saturday, April 4. $5 adults & $2 kids.  7101 Wright Avenue, Tangerine (Mount Dora). Information:  407-592-8096.

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  • LIFE Celebrates with 18th Anniversary Luncheon

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 1:46 am

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    The Leesburg High School Swing Band will help the members of LIFE celebrate its 18th anniversary 11:30 a.m. April 9th, with a combined luncheon of its Leesburg and Eustis groups at the Leesburg Community Center, 109 East Dixie Avenue, Leesburg, in Venetian Gardens. LIFE, an aftercare program by Beyers Funeral Homes since 2006, is a social support program for all area widowed with monthly luncheons, day trips and other activities.

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  • Gaming Night at the Library

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 1:28 am

    Thursday, April 2nd, 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 Eustis Memorial Library is located at 120 N. Center Street. For more information about this and all of our children and teen programs, please call

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