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Sponsors Sought for Student Art & Cultural Fair

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Lake County Schools is seeking sponsors for its first-ever Arts & Cultural Festival, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Wooton Park in Tavares. The event will showcase the innumerable arts and cultural activities happening at local schools. In addition to promoting the arts (performing and visual), the festival will provide schools an opportunity to fundraise for needed supplies and equipment for arts and cultural programs.

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Business Highlight

  • 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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  • Best Flooring Center

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm

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    Best Flooring Center is excited to announce a major renovation of our Showroom, located at 324 W Burleigh Blvd. in Tavares. We have the latest most up to date samples ranging from the builder products to designer top quality products. We have a huge variety of ceramic, porcelain, travertine and marble tiles including medallions, glass, metals and decorative accents for back splashes, tubs, showers. If you’re looking for hardwood, laminate

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Donation to Leesburg Food Bank

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Jan Wideman, Sales Manager with The Leesburg Partnership, Inc. and John Malik, Owner of Gator Harley-Davidson Dealership were proud to present a check in the amount of $403.50 to President Don Diamant and Volunteer Jenny Dailey of The Leesburg Food Bank. Proceeds were from the Poker Run/Walk which started at Gator Harley Davidson and ended in Downtown Leesburg. Once Downtown folks visited 5-8 storefronts out of 12 nerchants that participated

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  • Attention Tangerine Residents!!

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Possible Tangerine Post Office Closing Meeting Scheduled for August 1st The US Postal Service is considering closing the Tangerine Post Office. If you were sent a Postal Survey, PLEASE complete it & send it in, immediately. Without your response & support, we might lose our local post office. There will be a meeting at the Zellwood Post Office on August 1st at 6 pm. We need to show-up in great

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  • Tavares Splash Park Closed for Repair July 28 & 29

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:01 am

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    The City of Tavares will be closing the Splash Park for two days on July 28 and 29, 2014 for maintenance and repairs.  Regular hours will resume on July 30, with the Splash Park open from 10am to 6pm. The Tavares Splash Park is located within Wooton Park at 100 E. Ruby Street.  For more information call 352.742.6267.

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Sports

Korean Athletes to Visit Leesburg

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 3:13 pm

All Veterans, and especially all Veterans who served in Korea at any time from the late 1940’s to the present, are invited to help the Korean War and Korean Service Veterans of Lake County, Chapters 169 and 188, and Lake County welcome a South Korea Collegiate Baseball team to our County. The South Korean team, some of whom have been offered pro contracts, will be playing a Florida League All

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  • Adult Summer Sports at Golden Triangle YMCA

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 3:39 pm

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    Registration for adult summer sports at the Y is now open for basketball, flag football and soccer. Age groups are 17-39 years and 40 and older for basketball, 17 and up for flag football and soccer. Experience your favorite competitive sport, strengthen your skills and have a fun time!. Play basketball for only a $10 new jersey fee. Fees for football are $15 for members and $30 for non-members. Soccer

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  • Tai Chi for Health & Fitness

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 3:13 pm

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    Tai Chi is a centuries old Chinese martial art, developed to promote physical fitness, health and self-defense, beautiful to behold and a pleasure to perform. It consists of smooth graceful movements combined with deep, rhythmic breathing. Benefits of practicing this martial art are increased flexibility, enhanced circulation, stress and tension relief, all leading to a more relaxed body and calm mind. There are many styles of Tai Chi, all of

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Lifestyles

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LSSC Accepting Fall Applications

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Lake-Sumter State College is now accepting applications for its fall semester.  The deadline to submit an application for admission is on Monday, August 11th at 4:30 pm. Interested applicants can apply in person at any of our campuses or online at www.lssc.edu.  Fall semester classes start on August 25th. LSSC Associate of Arts degree graduates are guaranteed admission to the University of Central Florida through Direct Connect. LSSC offers Associate

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  • AARP Smart Driver Class

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:20 am

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    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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  • Read to Win Adult Summer Reading Program

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:18 am

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    Yes adults and young adults can participate in their very own summer reading program. Why should the kids have all the fun?? The W. T. Bland Public Library will again have an adult summer reading program, ”Read to Win”. When you check out books or audio books (limited to once daily) by coming into our library, sign up to win weekly prizes and also a chance at the grand prize

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Entertainment

Trout Lake Nature Center

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 4:06 pm

All programs are at TLNC unless otherwise specified. Programs dates and times are subject to change; please call to confirm that there has not been a change. Located at 520 East County Rd 44, Eustis August 1 – Friday, 9 am, Wekiva paddle. TLNC and Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve invite you on a paddle on the Wekiva River. Launch fee $2. Reservations required. August 5 – Tuesday Morning Outdoors, 10

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  • “Big Women” Art Exhibit

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 1:22 am

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    Ken Austin the founder of the Central Florida Watercolor Society and signature member of the National Watercolor Society presents “Big Women” at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts Gallery. The Big Women are provocative, set inside a graphic frame, giving the viewer a sense of peeking at a private moment. Austin, an instructor at Crealde, shows us women in everyday settings doing everyday things in a big and beautiful

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  • USA Dance Ballroom Summer Schedule

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm

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    Ballroom dancing is what we do. Whether learning, practicing or just dancing, we’ve planned the summer for you. USA Dance 6106 Lake-Sumter Counties chapter invites you to join us in Leesburg. Thursday, August 21, Beach Ball, DJ  and Instructor Ray Gardner Thursday, September 4 – Sock Hop, DJ The Keichers Jr. (Gayle & Alan) Thursday, September 18 Day of Dance annual free end of summer event honoring National Ballroom Dance

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