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Three Finalists Selected for Teacher Of The Year

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 1:28 am

A caravan of officials from Lake County Schools and the Educational Foundation of Lake County brought some exciting news to three schools this week as finalists for Lake County Teacher of the Year were announced. The “prize patrol” included Lake County Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Moxley; School Board members Rosanne Brandeburg and Marc Dodd; Educational Foundation Executive Director Carman Cullen, and Educational Foundation Board members Bill Giffing and Mike Stone,

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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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  • Central Florida Canvas

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 1:56 am

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    From all of us at Central Florida Canvas, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! To our previous customers, thank you for your business!!! We appreciate YOU and the opportunity to help “protect your investment” with our custom canvas solutions. “We understand the cost and time associated with boat ownership, that’s why we specialize in “protecting Your Investment”, says Mark Merritt. That’s why

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40th Annual Mount Dora Art Festival

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 1:27 am

Crowds will flock to downtown Mount Dora on February 7 and 8, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., as the 40th Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival returns. The streets become a sea of white tents as artists from all over the country set up their mini galleries. Painters, jewelers, sculptures, potters and more are ready to sell fine art to art lovers from far and wide, while competing for top prizes.

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  • Winter Used Book & Paperback Sale

    Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:04 am


    The Winter Used Book &Paperback Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library will be Saturday, January 31st from 9:00am to 5:00pm. There will be a special preview sale for members of the Friends of the Library on Friday, January 30th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. If you are not a member of the Friends of the Library, Mount Dora, you may join the Friends of the Library at the door

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  • Tuning up for The 5th Annual Eustis Jazz Revue

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:04 am

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    The Annual Eustis Jazz Revue helps to raise funds and as the event grows with each year the community comes together to benefit our local youth music programs. The evening is known to fill all of the senses, an evening that is full of great jazz played by our 6th to 8th grade Award Winning Eustis Jazz Band Students, directed by Mr. Gerald Ricke and our 9th to 12th grade

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Hearts & Hooves Benefit Event

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:30 am

You are cordially invited to Howey Horse Haven Rescue’s first annual Hearts & Hooves dinner and silent auction. Please join us for an evening of fun, food and friends. All proceeds will benefit Howey Horse Haven Rescue in their efforts to rescue and rehabilitate horses. The Italian dinner and silent auction will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015 in the Magnolia Room at Lake-Sumter State College, 9501 US Hwy 441

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  • Free Kids Fishing Clinic

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:40 am


    The Lake County Water Authority invites local kids ages 4 and up to participate in a free kids fishing clinic to be held at Hickory Point Recreational Facility (27341 SR 19) from 9am to 3pm on February 28, 2015.  Teen Sportfishing Association will be hosting the clinic and will have a casting contest too. There will be opportunities to fish from the pier and witness a major bass tournament weigh

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  • Bowling Fundraiser

    Posted on January 18, 2015 at 1:52 am


    The Mt. Dora Lions Club is hosting their First Annual “Bowling for Sight” Fundraiser. It will be held at Triangle Lanes, 1530 Eudora Road in Mt. Dora. The date is February 15, 2015 so reserve the date! A donation of $100 includes 3 games, shoes, snacks and a soda per team of 5 players. There will be prizes and raffles for this charity event. Happy hour prices are also available

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Pet of the Week

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 1:51 am

“Sheba” is a 4 year old very large Rottie Mix, she is a gentle giant, loves to wiggle her short tail and rear when she is happy, which is most of the time. Come out to the Humane Society of Lake County, 589-7400 and come see me and my other friends awaiting a new home.

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  • AARP Smart Driver Class

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 1:14 am

    The AARP Driver Safety Program’s smart driver course for 2015 helps participants refine their skills and develop safer and smarter driving habits. This 6 hour curriculum has been developed 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 members and $20 for non-members, which includes

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  • Historical Society Meeting

    Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:57 am

    The Lake County Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting at the Umatilla Historical Museum, 299 N. Trowell Avenue, Umatilla on Thursday January 29th. Refreshments at 5:30pm and tour of museum.  Meeting at 6pm. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 28th to 352 -343-9890.

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The Battle of Townsend’s Plantation and Civil War Festival

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 1:15 am

Location: Renninger s Antique Center Mount Dora Description: FEATURING: Live Civil War Re-enactments, living history exhibits, folk music, weaponry demonstrations, authentic camps and Sutlers, full scale artillery, cavalry and soldiers in time-period uniforms and weaponry, Civil War era Dress Ball, and more. Please see attached flyer for times. ADMISSION: $6.00/adults and $4.00/children 12 and under WHEN: Friday, January 30, 2015 *SCHOOL DAY * (Contact us to arrange for students to

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  • Blind Musician To Play In-Home Concert!

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Susan Cole will host Shawn Muir (blind since birth) pianist & organist on Friday, January 30th, 2:00pm at her Mount Dora home. Shawn will play a “POPS” concert & will take requests from the audience.For reservations call Susan at (353)383-6975 now as seating is very limited. Donation is $10 at the door the day of concert (benefit for the National Reyes Syndrome Foundation).

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  • Presentation at Bayview Theater

    Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:53 am

    The Bayview Theater proudly presents “Fairy Tales Do Come True” Thursday, January 29th and Saturday, January 31st at 2:30 p.m. in our Main Dining Room at Bayview Center, 301 S. Bay Street, Eustis. Performances are free and open to the public. Cast party to follow the performance.

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