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East Lake Library to Host Hurricane Preparedness

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 1:09 am

Do you know the difference between a hurricane watch or a hurricane warning and the steps you need to take to keep you and your family safe? Whether you are a long time resident of Florida or a new resident, you can learn something at the East Lake County Library’s Hurricane Preparedness program on Monday, August 4 at 10:00 a.m. This program will be presented by Spencer Kostas from Lake

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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 28, 2014 at 1:24 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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  • Sponsors Sought for Student Art & Cultural Fair

    Posted on July 27, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Lake County Schools is seeking sponsors for its first-ever Arts & Cultural Festival, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Wooton Park in Tavares. The event will showcase the innumerable arts and cultural activities happening at local schools. In addition to promoting the arts (performing and visual), the festival will provide schools an opportunity to fundraise for needed supplies and equipment for arts and cultural programs.

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  • Donation to Leesburg Food Bank

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm

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    Jan Wideman, Sales Manager with The Leesburg Partnership, Inc. and John Malik, Owner of Gator Harley-Davidson Dealership were proud to present a check in the amount of $403.50 to President Don Diamant and Volunteer Jenny Dailey of The Leesburg Food Bank. Proceeds were from the Poker Run/Walk which started at Gator Harley Davidson and ended in Downtown Leesburg. Once Downtown folks visited 5-8 storefronts out of 12 nerchants that participated

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Team Competes in Championship

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 1:15 am

True Ballers 4th grade boys travelled to Lexington, KY last week to compete for the AAU national championship. Although we were a favorite to make it to the final 4, we did not. We made it to sweet 16 and lost to Team Glory from Baltimore by 6 points. Regardless of the loss our boys had fun and had a great experience. This tournament capped off our magnificent season with

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  • Korean Athletes to Visit Leesburg

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    All Veterans, and especially all Veterans who served in Korea at any time from the late 1940’s to the present, are invited to help the Korean War and Korean Service Veterans of Lake County, Chapters 169 and 188, and Lake County welcome a South Korea Collegiate Baseball team to our County. The South Korean team, some of whom have been offered pro contracts, will be playing a Florida League All

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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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World Breastfeeding Week

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 1:18 am

The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week observed August 1-7. WIC breastfeeding support group meetings are held monthly at three convenient locations: Clermont WIC, 560 W. DeSoto Street, Clermont, FL 34711 Leesburg WIC, 1904 Griffin Road, Leesburg, FL 34748 Umatilla WIC, 249 E. Collins Street, Umatilla, FL 32784 WIC provides vouchers for supplemental nutritious foods to

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  • Learn What it’s like “Going Blind”

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 1:14 am

    New Vision for Independence, the local organization serving residents of Lake and Sumter Counties with low vision or blindness, will host a screening of the feature film, Going Blind. This free screening is open to the public August 4, at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 in the Magnolia Room, Lake-Sumter State College, 9501 US Hwy 441, Leesburg. Seating available on a first-come basis. Please contact New Vision for Independence

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  • LSSC Accepting Fall Applications

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 4:03 pm

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    Lake-Sumter State College is now accepting applications for its fall semester.  The deadline to submit an application for admission is on Monday, August 11th at 4:30 pm. Interested applicants can apply in person at any of our campuses or online at  Fall semester classes start on August 25th. LSSC Associate of Arts degree graduates are guaranteed admission to the University of Central Florida through Direct Connect. LSSC offers Associate

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Trout Lake Nature Center

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 4:06 pm

All programs are at TLNC unless otherwise specified. Programs dates and times are subject to change; please call to confirm that there has not been a change. Located at 520 East County Rd 44, Eustis August 1 – Friday, 9 am, Wekiva paddle. TLNC and Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve invite you on a paddle on the Wekiva River. Launch fee $2. Reservations required. August 5 – Tuesday Morning Outdoors, 10

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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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  • 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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