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Lake Technical Students Going to National Competition

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 1:27 am

Twenty Lake Technical College students competed in the SkillsUSA Florida State competitions in Lakeland, FL, at the end of April. Thirteen of the twenty students scored high marks and received medals in their competition: 5 bronze medals, 3 silver medals, and 5 gold medals. The five gold medalists will proceed to the National Leadership and Skills Conference for the SkillsUSA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, June 22-26, 2015 – more information

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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

Rep. Daniel Webster Relocates Tavares Office to the County Administration Building

Posted on May 24, 2015 at 1:40 am

Rep. Daniel Webster (FL-10) has relocated his Tavares’ office to the County Administration Building, also known as the “Round Building,” located at 315 W. Main St., Suite 411 in Tavares. Beginning the week of May 19, Ann Drawdy will be representing Rep. Webster in the new office space, co-located in the Lake County Public Safety Office. Rep. Webster’s office will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., with public

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  • Leadership Lake County

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 1:35 am

    The Board of Regents of Leadership Lake County announces the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2015 with a special presentation inducting three alumni into the Leadership Lake County Hall of Fame. The 2015 inductees are Ann Dupee, from the class of 1994; Jim Miller from the class of 1991; and Greg Padgett (posthumously) from the class of 1997. Come celebrate! Thursday May 28th at 6pm Eustis Women’s Club, 227

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  • Off-duty Lake County firefighter performs CPR; helps save toddler found at bottom of resort swimming pool

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:37 am

    Lake County Fire Rescue Lt. Shannon Bush only thought he was taking a vacation from work when he and his family decided to spend a few days at an Orlando-area resort last week. Instead, the 14-year department veteran and Emergency Medical Technician found himself saving the life of a 4-year-old who nearly drowned. A little girl, who had moments earlier walked by and said hello to the family, was discovered

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Tai Chi for Health & Fitness

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 1:57 am

Tai Chi, a 2000 year old Chinese fitness regimen with origins in the martial arts, features gentle movements similar to yoga and meditation. Relieves stress, increases flexibility and builds strength. The slow twisting and untwisting movements of tai chi massage a practitioner’s internal organs, increases blood circulation, optimizes spinal-nerve transmissions and reduces key stress chemicals in the body, all leading to a more relaxed body and calm mind. Instructor, John

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  • Summer Youth Sports at Golden Triangle YMCA

    Posted on May 24, 2015 at 1:52 am


    Registration for youth sports summer program at the Y is now open for 3V3 soccer, basketball, and cheerleading. Age groups are K -12th grade for soccer, K-12th grade for basketball and K-5th grade for cheerleading. This is a competitive program that focuses on building the core values of honesty, caring, respect, responsibility and faith through each sport. Whether you are looking to compete, build self-esteem or have fun, the Golden

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  • Summer Soccer at Hickory Point

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:14 am


    Lake County Soccer Club is offering a 3v3 Summer Friday Night Soccer League at Hickory Point Recreational Facility. These small sided games offer a lot of quick action, good skill practice with plenty of touches on the soccer ball and helps develop player’s tactical awareness and skills. This league is open to ages 4-14. Games run for 5 weeks, 2 games played each Friday night, from 6-8 p.m. There are

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Auxiliary Linen Sale

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 1:18 am

Florida Hospital Waterman Auxiliary will have a fundraising “Linens Plus More” sale from 7am to 4pm on June 4th and June 5th downstairs across from the hospital cafeteria. Bedding, bath, and kitchen items will be available as well as apparel, shoes, and fragrance gift sets. Proceeds will go toward medical equipment for the hospital. The hospital is located on US HWY 441 in Tavares. If you have any questions, please

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  • Howey Garden Club Yard of the Month

    Posted on May 24, 2015 at 1:15 am

    The winners of the May Howey Garden and Civic Club Yard of the Month Award are Sam LaPoma and Earl Weyhdahl, 502 Clusterwood Drive in Waterwood. This secret gem of a garden is shaded by 3 crape myrtles for shade, lining the driveway. Flanking the other side of the driveway are amaryllis for color, a burst of red salvia and potocarpus. Lining a magnificent pavered walkway are flax plants and

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  • Changing Hours

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 1:29 am

    In ancient cultures, daily activities began as soon as there was enough light to see. As we all know, summer days are getting longer and hotter. Beginning May 23, Trout Lake Nature Center (TLNC) will shift its official open hours to Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 am to noon. We will be closed Sunday and Monday, but if the gate is open, come on in. You are welcome to visit the

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Cruise In and Bike Rally

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 1:41 am

The Veterans Organization of Resource & Recovery for the homeless along with John Samples of Vengeance Cycle Works is sponsoring this event the third Saturday of the month starting at 2 p.m. at The “Dam” Smoker, 36721 County Road 19A in Eustis. Come out and support our Veterans! Old or new cars, trucks, jeeps, and motorcycles are all welcome. There will be lots of fun, 50/50 drawing, cash drawing and

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  • Mount Dora Social Bridge Group

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 1:34 am


    Bridge players in the area:  we have an active and friendly group of ladies who play social bridge every Monday in the Mount Dora Community Building (lower level), at Baker and 6th. Bridge starts at 11:30 a.m., but players are asked to arrive by 11:15 a.m. in order to  make foursomes. It is not necessary to  sign up beforehand. Call Barbara  on 352 357 8000 for any additional information.

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

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:59 am

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    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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