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More Than 130 Construction-Related Jobs Are Coming To Lake & Sumter Counties

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 1:57 am

CareerSource Central Florida is partnering with Middlesex Corp. to host a massive recruiting event in our Lake County office on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public. Middlesex Corp. is looking to fill over 130 construction-related positions, including heavy equipment operators, fleet mechanics, pipe layers, carpenters, and pavers.  Positions are located in Lake and Sumter Counties, and workers

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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

Trivia

Political Trivia Contest Challenged Contestants’ Knowledge

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Those who participated in the Political Trivia Contest hosted by the South Lake Democratic Club were given the opportunity to display their political acumen in a fun, friendly environment.  The event was held on Saturday, August 16, from 1-4 PM at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center, 3700 South Highway 27, Clermont.  Winners were awarded prizes and received praise from their fellow contestants. The event also featured a buffet, door

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  • Dog of the Week!

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:55 pm

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    Mouse is Lake County Animal Services Dog of the Week! Sweet little Mouse is actually quite a big girl, and unfortunately, she has been at the shelter for a very long time. She is great with kids and other dogs and would make a perfect family pet. Come by and see Mouse and her little nub tail. And remember, all shelter dogs are still only $10 to adopt and cats

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  • Vendor and Exhibitor Registration for Wings & Wildflowers Festival

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 1:05 am

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    Exhibitor and vendor registration for Lake County’s 3rd Annual Wings & Wildflowers Festival, to be held Oct. 3-5 in Leesburg, has been extended. Registration will now close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, giving nature-friendly businesses a final chance to be a part of the increasingly popular ecotourism event. Lake County is hosting this year’s festival at Venetian Gardens, located at 201 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg. Indoor and outdoor

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Sports

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Boating Safety Course

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:58 pm

The Harris Chain Sail and Power Squadron (a unit of the United States Power Squadrons) and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Marine Unit will be holding an all day session entitled America’s Boating Course. Introduction to boating, boating law, safety equipment, safe boating, navigation, on-the-water problems, trailering, VHF radio communications, water-skiing, river boating and personal watercraft are all topics that will be included. The class will start promptly at 8:00AM

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  • Boating for a Purpose

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    The time has come for back to school ready or not here it comes.  My hubby and son spent the day Sunday at the lake.  They got up early and went to their favorite swimming lake, Lake Butler. If you don’t head out early you miss out on a parking spot and it was busy. I was home as I wanted things ready for back to school as I work

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  • Tee Off to Support Student Athletes

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:21 am

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    Get out your golf clubs and tee off to support the LSSC student athletes. The Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. and Athletic Department will be hosting its 16th Annual Golf Classic at Arlington Ridge Golf Course on Friday, September 19, 2014. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $125 per golfer and includes a fun-filled day of golf, a custom golf shirt,

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Lifestyles

East Lake Historical Society

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 1:52 am

The East Lake Historical Society will have its 6th Annual Membership Meeting and Program on Monday, September 8th at 7:00 PM. The meeting will take place at the Museum located at 24005 Sorrento Avenue in Sorrento, at the intersection of SR 46 and CR437S. The doors will be open at 6:00 am. So come early and browse around through the many rooms at the Society so you can familiarize yourself

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  • Meet Pogo – Pet of the Week

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:51 pm

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    Hello everyone, my name is Pogo. I am a 3 year old, female, medium mix. I am a very loving, playful girl. I quite enjoy going for nice long walks and running in the yard. I am very proud of my large collection of stuffies and am usually happy to show them to you. I would make a fabulous family dog. I get along great with other dogs and children.

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  • Essential Oil Series with Stephanie Clunn

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The W. T. Bland Public Library (Mount Dora) will host a 3 part series on Essential Oils taught by Stephanie Clunn: Saturday, August 30 at 10:30am. Pure Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Workshop – Learn about therapeutic grade, pure, essential oils; what they are, the many ways they can be used and how they are applied. Saturday, September 27 at 10:30am – Make Over Your Medicine Cabinet Naturally – Using therapeutic

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Entertainment

Lake County Ladies Chorus

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 1:53 am

The Lake County Ladies Chorus, will meet at 9:15 A.M. on September 4 at the First United Methodist Church in Eustis to begin rehearsals for the holiday season.  Concerts will be presented in late November and early December. Members of the chorus, which has been in existence since 1953, come from all over Lake County and enjoy entertaining at retirement communities, assisted living facilities, clubs, and other community events.  Music

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  • Gaming Night at the Library

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Thursday, September 4th, 5-7PM – Get ready for excellent gaming on our XBox360, PS3 & Wii. No registration required– just come ready to have a great time. Elementary Gaming (1st-5th grade) is from 5-6PM, and Teen Gaming (6th grade & up) is from 6-7PM. The library is located at 120 N. Center Street.  For more information about this and all of our children and teen programs, please call Ms. Lauren

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  • Gaming Night at the Library

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Thursday, September 4th, 5-7PM – Get ready for excellent gaming on our XBox360, PS3 & Wii. No registration required– just come ready to have a great time. Elementary Gaming (1st-5th grade) is from 5-6PM, and Teen Gaming (6th grade & up) is from 6-7PM. The library is located at 120 N. Center Street.  For more information about this and all of our children and teen programs, please call Ms. Lauren

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