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Leesburg Partnership Celebrates 20 Years!

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 1:02 am

Thursday, September 25, the Leesburg Partnership will hold the 20th Annual Awards and Installation Dinner. An evening of fun and celebration while honoring the myriad of wonderful community leaders and volunteers who standout in making Leesburg what it is. This year’s event will take place in Towne Square, beginning at 6:00pm for cocktails, with dinner catered by Vic Embers at 7:00pm. A new spin this year, guests will be entertained

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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

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Easter Seals Florida Camp Challenge

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 1:07 am

The Easter Seals Winter Camp Season events are as follows: Fall Family Fun Day – Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1-4 p.m. Join us for a free fun-filled afternoon of swimming and games. Camp tours and program information will be available. Winter Family Fun Day – Saturday, December 20, 2014, 1-4 p.m. Join us for a free fun-filled afternoon of holiday fun. Camp tours and program information will be available. Respite

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  • SAFE Homes and Falls Prevention

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 1:51 am

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    If you are 50 or older of if you care for someone age 50 or older, then please consider coming to these 2 workshops: · Thursday, September 25 at 10:30am – Safe Homes · Friday, September 26 at 10:00am –Falls Prevention Since everyone is aging, why is so hard to think and plan for this inevitable aging process. So how can we begin preparing for the future? One of the

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  • New School Gradebook Now Available For All Lake County Parents

    Posted on September 21, 2014 at 1:48 am

    After a successful pilot at Eustis High School, the Lake County School District is launching its new online gradebook, Skyward Family Access. Parents and guardians of students who attend Lake County Schools are encouraged to create a Family Access account. Through the Family Access portal, parents and guardians will have the ability to view their child’s grades, attendance and other data. The Family Access portal is replacing the district’s older

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Sports

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Teams Are Now Forming

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 1:52 am

The Miles for Meals 8k/5k has been passing out discount codes for groups looking to form teams for the races on Saturday, October 11th. The races start at 7:30 a.m. at Waterfront Park and benefit Buses n’ Backpacks. To get your discount code for your team, please visit www.BusesnBackpacks.com. Divisions for teams are School, Corporate, or Friends and Family. Please join us for a fun filled morning as we help

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  • Eustis After School Recreation

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Eustis Recreation Department presents “Fun Zone 2012-2013” for boys and girls grades K-5. Program is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 3-6 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-6 p.m. and includes homework help, daily snack, games, sports/arts & crafts, guest speakers, Wii/Kinect/Playstation/360/Concession. Fee is $25 per week for 1st child, $15 per week for 2nd child and $10 per week for 3rd child. Walks-ins – $10 daily. Must register to attend,

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  • Home School PE Class at Golden Triangle YMCA

    Posted on September 21, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Home school students, ages 5-14 years, may participate in a PE class that meets State of Florida requirements. The instructor will be Lynda Hutchinson. Classes are on Wednesday from 1:30 PM to 2:30PM and the fees are free for members of the YMCA and $30/month for non-members. The Golden Triangle YMCA is located at 1465 David Walker Dr., Tavares, FL 32778. For more information, phone (352)343-1144 or email GoldenTriangleYMCA@cfymca.org. We

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Lifestyles

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“Write Your Life” Class

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 1:37 am

Lake Sumter State College will offer a noncredit course for seniors at the Leesburg and South Lake campus, entitled “Write Your Life”. The course is designed for senior citizens who have little or no writing experience. The course includes a variety of topics that examine one’s life from differing perspectives including: Your life in a significant memory; Your life resume; Your life by the decade; and Words to live by.

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  • That’s Some Sweet Candy!!

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 1:30 am

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    Hello everyone, my name is Candy. I am a 3 year old, female, long haired, bob-tail. I’m a girl who loves to just hang out with you and listen if you want to chat. I also, as you can see in my photo, very much enjoy “helping” with the office work around here. I would do best as an only cat in an adult household. Please come on out to

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  • AARP Smart Driver Class

    Posted on September 21, 2014 at 1:16 am

    The AARP Driver Safety Program’s new Smart Driver Course for 2014 helps participants refine their skills and develop safer and smarter driving habits. This new 6 hour curriculum has been developed over the last 2 years after extensive research and expert input from various sources throughout the USA. Upon completion of the course, Florida drivers 50 or older may be eligible for insurance discounts. The cost is $15 for AARP

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Entertainment

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Wings & Wildflowers Festival Gets Artsy With Plein Air Painters, Exhibit And Artists’ Reception

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 1:32 am

The 3rd Annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival, which celebrates the beauty and diversity of Lake County’s natural resources, is teaming up with the Leesburg Center for the Arts to showcase the festival through the eyes of artists. The center is hosting a Wings & Wildflowers-themed exhibit through Oct. 11 featuring original, nature-inspired art by the Pastel Society of Central Florida. Art and nature enthusiasts are encouraged to visit the gallery,

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  • Tribute To Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Performs At The Mount Dora Community Center

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 1:31 am

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    The comedy duo of Martin & Lewis were the hottest act in America during the early 50′s and a tribute to these icons will be performing Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 7PM at the Mount Dora Community Center Theater. The Community Center is located at 520 N. Baker St. {next to City Hall} Mount Dora, Florida. Dean Martin was known as the handsome straight man with the charming voice and

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  • Art…Making a Living and a Life

    Posted on September 21, 2014 at 1:19 am

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    An empowering 8 week class dedicated to the emerging and mid-career artist looking to live a full creative life, while making an income, managing their business and maintaining a marvelous creative soul! We …will take a good hard look at the obstacles that have kept us from pursuing the creative career you were meant to have. We will redefine creative success and look at how to achieve it. And, however

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