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East Lake Historical Society Program

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 1:06 am

On Monday, June 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm the East Lake Historical Society will open their doors to the museum for those that would like to browse around and look at all the new displays and talk about old times. The museum is located at 24005 Sorrento Avenue, in Sorrento. At 7:00 pm the Society will host a Community Program beginning with our guest speaker Jessica Shefferman, Event Manager at

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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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  • 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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Baby Fair – Event For First Time Parents

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 1:05 am

The 26th Annual Baby Fair: “An Event for First Time Parents” is scheduled for Saturday, June 6th, 2015, starting at 2 p.m. in the Eustis Community Center, 601 Northshore Drive, Eustis. New parents will have an opportunity to learn about child safety, early learning, positive parenting and healthy lifestyles at the upcoming event.  The 26th Annual Baby Fair is open to first-time or special needs parents, including women who are

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  • Eustis Elementary School Celebrates 90th Anniversary

    Posted on May 31, 2015 at 1:00 am

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    Eustis Elementary School celebrated its 90th birthday on Friday, May 22, 2015 with music, poems, special treats, special guests and a historical review of how the school and world have changed over the last nine decades. The school was built in 1924 and classes began in 1925. Earliest enrollment shows 14 students. Today, more than 550 are enrolled. The celebration saw the return of former staff members like Raymond Fulton

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  • Road Work May Cause Disruptions to LakeXpress Service in Leesburg

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 1:00 am

    LakeXpress passengers traveling through Leesburg along Routes 1 and 2 may experience minor service interruptions during the resurfacing of Citizens Boulevard at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 near the bus transfer location. Milling and resurfacing in the area will take place from Sunday, May 31 – Wednesday, June 3 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., with lane closures during the evenings. The LakeXpress bus stop at

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Sports

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Spring Membership Promotion at LRMC’s Wellness Center

Posted on May 31, 2015 at 1:10 am

Come and see the newly renovated Leesburg Regional Medical Center (LRMC) Wellness Center and score a great membership deal while you’re there. The center’s Spring Membership Promotion sign-up period runs through June 30. If you do not currently have a membership and would like to take advantage of the great amenities the LRMC Wellness Center offers, now is the time to sign-up. When you purchase a membership between May 16

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  • Specialty Camp at Golden Triangle YMCA

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 3:08 pm

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    Registration is now open for Specialty Camp where children will have the opportunity to learn basic fundamental skills in cheerleading, soccer and middle school basketball. Cheerleading camp is for ages 5 (must have completed kindergarten) – 12, June 22nd through June 26th and July 27th through July 31st, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Soccer camp is for ages 6-12, June 22nd through June 26th, Monday through Friday,

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  • ‘Designated Skipper’ Campaign Launches Nationwide!

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 1:19 am

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    The Sea Tow Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting boater safety, is proud to announce the launch of its Designated Skipper campaign across the U.S. The goal of this important new program, which is supported by a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund as administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, is to help eliminate boating under the influence (BUI) and alcohol-related accidents on the water

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Lifestyles

MOAA Awards Junior ROTC Scholarships

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 1:04 am

The Lake & Sumter Counties Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) has announced the award of $1000 college scholarships to a selected cadet at each of the six Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) detachments at high schools within Lake and Sumter Counties. Chapter President, Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Brown, United States Air Force (Retired), reported that a cadet is selected each year by their high school detachment

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  • Kids’ College 2015

    Posted on June 1, 2015 at 1:16 am

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    Lake-Sumter Community College’s Kids’ College is a fun, energized learning opportunity for students ages 7 to 14. Started as a summer vacation educational alternative, it provides an enriched experience for school-age children to explore new areas of interest, to expand their creativity, and to strive to do their very best at whatever venture they pursue. In addition to making new friends, Kids’ College children explore subjects and participate in activities

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  • Lake-Sumter Grantsmanship Network’s Workshop

    Posted on May 31, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Join Lake-Sumter Grantsmanship Network’s Workshop on Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:45 PM at the Southern Gourmet Café located at 715 W. Main Street in Leesburg. This workshop will feature various speakers and sessions providing valuable information on grant writing plus an opportunity to share and exchange current grant opportunities. The cost is $5 for LSGN Members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information and to register

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Entertainment

Ice House Theater Publicity Shots - Barefoot In The Park

Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse Presents “Barefoot in the Park”

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 1:59 am

The IceHouse presents the charming 1960s romantic comedy, Barefoot in the Park, by Neil Simon, running through June 7, 2015.  Performances are Thursdays-Sundays at the IceHouse, 1100 N. Unser St., Mount Dora, FL 32757. Directed by IceHouse Scenic Designer, David W. Clevinger. The Story: Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds; he’s a lawyer and she’s a free spirit. The honeymoon ends abruptly with the intrusion of Corie’s cautious suburban mother,

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  • Pancake Breakfast

    Posted on June 1, 2015 at 1:41 am

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    The Tangerine Improvement Society will be holding an “all-you-can-eat” pancake & French toast breakfast including sausage, eggs, juice & coffee from 8 to 10 am on Saturday, June 6. $5 adults & $2 kids.  7101 Wright Avenue, Tangerine (Mount Dora). Information:  407-592-8096.

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  • Choral Club Working on Christmas Program

    Posted on May 31, 2015 at 1:58 am

    The Mid Florida Lakes Choral Club is preparing their Christmas performance and would welcome new members. Located at the Mid Florida Lakes Park, 199 Forest Drive, Leesburg 34788 off CR44. The chorus rehearses on Wednesdays from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. in the large hall of the clubhouse and also performs there. The group also sings  at nursing homes and civic events. Reading music is not a necessity, but the joy

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