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2015 Thundering Spirit Pow Wow

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 1:44 am

Gates open daily at 10am on February 27th, 28th and March 1st. Each day there will be features of traditional Native American culture, including: dancing, crafts, food, and drumming. Don’t miss the talented Native American award-winning violinist, flutist, story teller, and recording artist Arvel Bird, along with Grammy award-winning artist Joanne Shenandoah, flutist Mark Barfoot, Aztec dancers, and others. A special appearance will be made by “Thunder,” the American bald

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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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Local News

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St. Thomas Church Thrift Store & Boutique

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 1:56 am

Knick-knack padi-wack bring an item to your home! With over 7 rooms filled with household items, CDs, books, jewelry and clothing there is always something to discover. Now celebrating its 55th year – St. Thomas Church Thrift Store & Boutique is not your typical thrift store. What makes this thrift store so successful are the regulars that continue to always find something new and interesting to buy. Located next to

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  • Lake Students To Compete In Spelling Bee

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:49 am

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    Students from 22 public and private schools in Lake County will compete next week in the 2015 Lake County Spelling Bee. The local competition is part of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Every year, tens of thousands of schools enroll in the program. During the fall and winter they conduct spelling bee programs at the classroom, grade and/or school level, and send their spelling champions to the next level

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  • Lake Eustis Area Chamber of Commerce Announces the 113th Annual Washington’s Birthday Celebration

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:32 am

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    From the desk of Christie Bobbitt, Executive Director Making plans for your family and friends? Be sure to put the 113th GeorgeFest Celebration on your calendar, February 27 – March 1 in Ferran Park and Historic Downtown Eustis. Sponsored by the Lake Eustis Area Chamber of Commerce and their proud partner, the City of Eustis, the festival is an important piece of living, local history. GeorgeFest is the longest running

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Sports

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Home School PE Class at Golden Triangle YMCA

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:26 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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  • Angel Flight Southeast To Raffle Off Flight With Renowned Aeroshell Aerobatic Team

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:25 am

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    If zipping across the sky in a airplane that twists, turns and dives fuels an adventurous spirit, then Angel Flight Southeast (http://www.AngelFlightSE.org) has just the ticket. The non-profit organization is raffling off a chance to fly aboard an AeroShell AT-6 Texan during the team’s performance at Sun ‘N Fun International Fly-in and Expo, at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL), Florida, in April. PilotMall.com donated the flight to benefit Angel Flight

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  • Clermont to Host 2nd Annual World Police Soccer Championship

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 1:39 am

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    Soccer teams made up of law-enforcement officers from around the world converged on Clermont last year for the first World Police Soccer 7s Championship games. The Clermont Police Department and the National Training Center (NTC) are hosting the 2nd Annual World Police Soccer 7s World Championship on Feb. 25-27 at the NTC soccer fields located at 1935 Don Wickham Drive on the South Lake Hospital campus in Clermont. Clermont Police

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Lifestyles

Bats and Fireflies Party!

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 1:14 am

You are invited to join The Lake County Water Authority on March 6, 2015 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, to watch bats take flight and fireflies exploring the fields at Flat Island Preserve in Leesburg. We will also enjoy a short night hike to try and see other nocturnal critters. Plan to relax afterwards by a campfire to make S’mores. Please RSVP with the Lake County Water Authority at 352-343-3777 ext.

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  • GeorgeFest King and Queen

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:35 am

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    GeorgeFest 2015 Queen – Daisy C. Waterman A Lake County native, 30 year Eustis resident, and mother of 7 boys, Daisy Waterman was active for decades in Eustis Midget Football, Eustis Little League Baseball and YMCA basketball and soccer, often organizing fundraising activities, running the concession stands, and seeking team sponsorships. Daisy was also an active parent in her children’s school activities, serving on the PTO at Eustis Heights Elementary

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  • Walk to End Hunger

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:18 am

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    Imagine: A senior, sitting at a kitchen table, gripping a cup of coffee in deep contemplation. Their thoughts run scared because today they need to make the decision whether to buy their medicine or food. The utility bill will just have to wait. A child coming home from school on a Friday afternoon but dreading the weekend. Not because he loves school but because he knows that the next full

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Entertainment

“The Rat Pack” Tribute Show

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 1:02 am

This is a trip back in time for those of you who remember “The Rat Pack” – together again. For just a moment close your eyes – and if you have ever been in the Sands Casino in Las Vegas, you can picture the night and the venue. Three talented young entertainers starting out on what would become arguably three of the most famous careers in the entertainment industry. But

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  • 113th Annual GeorgeFest Schedule of Events

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Friday, February 27 5:30 PM – Festival Opens – Food & Carnival in Ferran Park and Historic Downtown Eustis 7:00 PM – FREE Birthday Cupcakes in Historic Downtown Eustis and in Ferran Park 5:00-7:00 PM – Live entertainment in Historic Downtown Eustis 7:00 – 10:00 PM – Live Entertainment in the Band Shell Dark – Fireworks in Ferran Park  (Rain Date, Sat. Feb. 28) Saturday, February 28 10:00 AM –

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  • The Music Man at Melon Patch Theatre

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:03 am

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    “76 Trombones”, “My White Knight”, “Trouble”, “Shipoopi” – all popular well remembered songs from one of the world’s favorite musicals THE MUSIC MAN. Directors, J. Scott Berry and Charlotte Jardine, bring this much loved musical back to the Melon Patch stage but with a slightly different twist. Newcomer to Melon Patch Kirk Klemash leads the cast as Professor Harold Hill – and what a cast! It’s a cast of hundreds,

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