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St. Nick Coming to Eustis Historical Museum for Cookies & Cocoa with Santa

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:41 am

For most parents, a visit with Santa means long lines at the mall, hoping that their child behaves during the minute or two that the jolly old elf can spend with the youngster before they’re shuffled off to buy commemorative photos of the events.  Fortunately, there is an alternative for parents who want to skip the hustle and bustle this season and give their children more time with their favorite

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Business Highlight

  • Mark’s Floors, Setting The Standard Of Quality For Over 37 Years

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:46 am

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    Family owned and operated, Mark’s Floors provides premium flooring solutions at competitive pricing. When shopping for a quality product, the Mark’s Floors team offers the largest collection of flooring options available in Lake County. You will find a wide selection of choices including tile, laminate, hardwood and carpeting.  The experience and close relationships with manufacturers allows Mark’s Floors to pass along its buying power, offering a very affordable price to

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  • 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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Local News

Holiday Garbage Collection Dates

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Residents living in unincorporated Lake County who normally have residential curbside collection services for household garbage, recycling or yard waste on Thursdays or Fridays, will see their collection services shift by one day during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Those with regular collection on Thursday, Dec. 25 will receive pickup instead on Friday, Dec. 26. Those with regular collection on Friday, Dec. 26 will receive pickup instead on Saturday,

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  • Friday Night Naturalist

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 1:04 am


    Yes, Virginia, Florida does have a Winter Season Florida’s winters can bounce from 80 degree temperature to 30 degrees in just a day. This wide fluctuation in temperature require special treatment for your landscape. This program will help you understand wintertime in Florida. Horticulturalist, gardening author, landscape designer and radio personality Teresa Watkins will show you which colorful plants to grow while teaching you how to prepare your landscape for

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  • Lake County Public Safety Conducts Ebola Training Alongside Local Medical Professionals

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 1:59 am

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    You might not think that responding to white powder calls, chemical leaks, and meth labs would prepare firefighters for a potential case of suspected Ebola, but you’d be wrong. Lake County Fire Rescue’s Special Operations Response Team (SORT), made up of HAZMAT and the Light Technical Rescue Team (LTRT), consists of more than 30 highly trained members who have recently worked with local medical professionals to assist in state-mandated personal

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Hickory Point Soccer Event Benefits Children

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 1:43 am

On December 29 – 31, the 19th Annual Hickory Point Soccer Invitational will be held at The Hickory Point Park in Tavares. Over 2,000 Florida residents will converge for the largest high school soccer tournament in the state of Florida. Nearly 500 high school athletes surrounded by their coaches, family, and friends will take the field for this three day tournament. This year all proceeds will benefit a non-profit For

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  • Elks Hoop Shoot Program

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 1:41 am


    The South Marion—Villages Elks Lodge #2730, 7655 East Highway 25, Belleview, will hold a Hoop Shoot contest for area youths ages 8 to 13 at Leesburg Recreation Center on Dec. 20 at 9 a.m. Hoop Shoot is a free-throw program sponsored by Elks National Foundation that is free to all participants and provides youth an opportunity to compete with their peers and succeed. The contest begins at the local level

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  • Undefeated MVA Boys’ Basketball Ranked #1 in USA; Televised on ESPN2

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 1:40 am

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    Montverde Academy’s 2014-2015 Varsity Boys’ Basketball team is undefeated (6-0) and ranked the #1 high-school basketball team in the United States in both USA TODAY’s High School Super 25 poll, and the recent CBS/MaxPreps Xcellent 25 Boys’ high-school basketball poll. Over the weekend, MVA’s Eagles journeyed to Huntington, WV, to compete in the Buckeye Elite National Showcase that was held at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. On Friday night, the

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Safety Net Directory provides resources for Floridians in “coverage gap”

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 1:42 am

WellFlorida Council has recently published the Safety Net Healthcare Providers Directory, a comprehensive listing of free and low-cost healthcare providers in North Central Florida. The directory was created by WellFlorida to address the needs of its Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators. Navigators help consumers understand insurance options and enroll in coverage through the Marketplace (the insurance program created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). Many of the low-income individuals

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  • Give the Gift of Education This Holiday Season

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 1:19 am


    Making a gift to the Lake-Sumter State College Foundation this holiday season can be a heartwarming experience that will help in “Changing Lives & Building Futures” in our community. As you think about which charitable cause you would like to support this holiday season, please consider the one in which you will receive the greatest return on investment — education. The LSSC Foundation is continuing to promote their 2014 Annual

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  • Authors in the Park

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Authors in the Park, the long-running showcase for local authors, is coming back to downtown Mount Dora with the 3rd Annual Christmas Spectacular set for December 20th. This year’s event will feature Steve Boone of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band The Lovin’ Spoonful. Boone will be on hand to promote his memoir, “Hotter Than a Match Head”. Authors in the Park is an author event series which

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Disturbingly Beautiful Art Exhibit

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Trent Manning and Amy Palmer present their “Disturbingly Beautiful” Exhibit January 9, 2015 to February 27, 2015 at Mount Dora Center for the Arts Gallery. Artist Reception: January 9, 6pm to 8pm. This exhibit focuses on the unusual. The images presented have a sense of innocence at first glance but become disturbing upon examination. Trent Manning finds inspiration in children’s toys. His mixed media pieces are assembled from discarded metal,

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  • The Florida Lakes Chamber Series Christmas Program

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 1:11 am

    On Sunday, December 21, 3 pm, Mount Dora, The Florida Lakes Chamber Series will swing you into the Christmas spirit with “Winter Wonderland” featuring the John DePaola Jazz Trio at Congregational Church of Mount Dora, 650 N. Donnelly Street, Mount Dora, 3 pm. Tickets $25 and are available at the door. For additional information:  Florida Lakes Chamber Series, 1026 Nantucket Sound, Mount Dora, FL 32757, 352-589-1500.

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  • The Sound of Music

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 1:10 am

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    The Melon Patch Players and Cecil Clark Chevrolet are proud to announce that Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound Of Music will be at the Melon Patch Playhouse in Leesburg for the 2014 Christmas Season. Our production has been sponsored by a generous donation from Cecil Clark Chevrolet. Additional sponsorships have been provided by Lake Eye Associates and the City of Leesburg. Come and join us this Christmas for a beautiful

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