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The Derby Tea

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 1:46 am

The first Saturday in May is the traditional date for the world famous Kentucky Derby Race – also known as the “Run for the Roses”.  If you are not planning on going to Louisville for the race, then plan on buying a ticket to The Derby Tea on Saturday, May 2 at 1:30pm at the W. T. Bland Public Library (Mount Dora). You will be entertained by a short history

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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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Local News

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Humane Society Open House

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 1:45 am

Humane Society of Lake County is having their third annual open house and safety fair Saturday, May 16th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This free event features food, fire trucks, a petting zoo, representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, ambulances and safety information for pets and their owners. Come by and meet Lullabelle and all of our wonderful animals! Humane Society of Lake County is located at 16435 McKinley Road,

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  • Tea & History at the Museum

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:54 am

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    Tea & History is offered on the third Friday of each month from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Mount Dora History Museum. This event is open to the public. For $5 you can have hot tea and the fresh baked goods of the day with intensive conversation about Mount Dora History. Reservations are not required at this time. The Mount Dora History Museum is at 450 Royellou Lane

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  • Benefit For American Wounded Warriors

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 1:13 am

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    Dancin’ Ballroom & Stage Arts Center presents a benefit for American Wounded Warriors Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm. All proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Donations are 100% tax-deductible, minimum of $25. We will be dancing to the music of Gene Martin & Friends. Wine & cheese available. There will be general dancing, show & professional exhibitions and vocal performances. For reservations call 352-319-6767. Dancin’

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Sports

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10th Annual Orlando 5K VisionWalk

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 11:46 am

The 10th annual Orlando 5K VisionWalk will be held at Cypress Grove Park on Sunday, May 3 as the Foundation Fighting Blindness continues the tradition that started in Orlando. Join hundreds touched by vision loss as they rally together in the fight to end blindness. With a goal of raising $110,000 adding to the $1 million already raised in Orlando alone. Funds directly support promising gene therapy, stem cell, and

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  • AMH Construction Super Kids Classic

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 1:04 am

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    March 28th, CMBCR held their first annual Super Kids event. We had 26 special needs children from around the area. The children and families were excited to participate in this event. Many months of planning and a lot of help from the community made this event special for the super kids. AMH Construction sponsored the event. We also had help from the following businesses in the area: Little Anthony’s of

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  • Puttin’ Fore Paws Golf Tournament Benefit SLAL

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 1:57 am

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    Help homeless animals in our community by participating in South Lake Animal League’s Puttin’ Fore Paws Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Green Valley Country Club. Registration, check-in and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. There will be prizes for closest-to-the-pin and longest drive as well as an auction, raffles, and a 50/50.  Lunch will be served following the tournament. Sponsorship opportunities

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Lifestyles

Weather Station To Enhance Science Education At Mount Dora Middle School

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 1:14 am

Mount Dora Middle School received a high-tech weather station from WeatherSTEM on April 15. The unit will help students by incorporating science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with weather. The unit includes a weather station, an agricultural monitoring system and a cloud camera. Data from the device will be uploaded to WeatherSTEM constantly throughout the day and integrated into a platform that serves a K-12 STEM-based curriculum. Mount Dora Middle

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  • Faith Lutheran WOYC

    Posted on April 26, 2015 at 1:13 am

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    Faith Lutheran students in PK3 through 2nd grade celebrated “Week of the Young Child” (WOYC) this past week. WOYC is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the world’s largest early childhood education association with nearly 80,000 member and a network of over 300 local, state, and regional affiliates. The purpose of WOYC is to focus public attention on the needs of young

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  • AARP Smart Driver Class

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:58 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 to assist Senior Drivers to continue driving safely as they age. 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 workbooks

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Entertainment

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Poetry Contest

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 1:02 am

The East Lake County Library is holding the 13 annual Poetry Contest in honor of April as National Poetry Month. Entries are being accepted now until May 2, 2015. Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture. The Poetry Contest is

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  • Pancake Breakfast

    Posted on April 26, 2015 at 1:59 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, April 2. $5 adults & $2 kids.  7101 Wright Avenue, Tangerine (Mount Dora). Information:  407-592-8096.

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  • Howey Garden Club Meeting

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:57 am

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    The Howey-in-the-Hills Garden and Civic Club will hold their May luncheon meeting on Monday, May 4th at the Mission Inn Resort at 10:30 a.m. Featured will be Donna Goodwin of Goodwin Orchids who will speak on the culture of vandaceous orchids and will bring orchids for display and sale.  Also participating at this meeting will be Kevin Jenness, of Peddler’s Wagon in Eustis, who will demonstrate how to create a

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