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Planes, Trains and Barbecue

Posted on March 28, 2015 at 1:58 am

The Seventh Annual Planes, Trains and Barbecue Event will be held on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at Wooton Park on Lake Dora in Downtown Tavares. The event features two air shows on Saturday, live jazz & blues band in the park, robbery train ride on the famous Orange Blossom Cannonball, seaplane tours taking off, classic cars on Main Street with music entertainment, vendors and an estimated 30 barbecue teams competing

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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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Lake County Parks & Trails To Host Spring Bluebird Blitz

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 2:18 pm

The Lake County Parks & Trails Division will host The Florida Bluebird Society’s annual Spring Bluebird Blitz from 8 – 10 a.m. on Friday, April 3 at The Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve (PEAR) Park Wildlife Conservation Area, 4800 University Ave., Leesburg. Park rangers are inviting the public to help count the number of eastern bluebirds living at PEAR Park during the blitz, a statewide concentrated effort to locate as

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  • Applications for Summer Scholarships

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 1:21 am


    Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. is accepting applications for student scholarships for the Summer 2015 semester. The Foundation will be awarding $92,650 in scholarships for all types of students. Applications are obtainable online at The deadline for submitting applications is March 31, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Classes begin Monday, May 4, 2015. These scholarships are made possible through the generous support of donors from the community. Lake-Sumter State College

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  • 62nd Annual Sailboat Regatta

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:16 am

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    March 28th and 29th. The 62nd Annual Sailboat Regatta is hosted by the Mount Dora Yacht Club and sponsored by local establishments. Enter or enjoy from the shore! The oldest sailboat regatta in the state boasts several events and offers awards for competitors who qualify. The whole family will enjoy watching the sailboats out on the water. For information call 352.383.3188 –

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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Education Classes

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Do you that know anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 must have a Boating Safety Education I.D. card to legally operate a boat of 10 Horse Power (HP) or more in the State of Florida? The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 17-11 Orlando/Winter Park, FL offers an exciting, in-depth boating safety course, About Boating Safely, that will give you the knowledge to obtain the Florida Boating Safety I.D.

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  • Angel Flight Southeast To Raffle Off Flight With Renowned Aeroshell Aerobatic Team

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 1:54 am

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    If zipping across the sky in a airplane that twists, turns and dives fuels an adventurous spirit, then Angel Flight Southeast ( has just the ticket. The non-profit organization is raffling off a chance to fly aboard an AeroShell AT-6 Texan during the team’s performance at Sun ‘N Fun International Fly-in and Expo, at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL), Florida, in April. donated the flight to benefit Angel Flight

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  • Youth Sports at Golden Triangle YMCA

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:56 am


    Registration for youth sports spring program at the Y is now open for soccer, basketball,  and cheerleading. Age groups are PreK -10th grade for soccer, 4th-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 Triangle

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Reading Paws

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Wednesdays from 4-5PM: April 8th & April 22nd * Help build your child’s literacy skills while they have a great time reading with a READing Paws dog! Parental consent is required prior to the program to participate. The Eustis Memorial 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 at 357-0896 or 357-5686.

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  • Seminole Springs Meeting

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 1:53 am

    Seminole Springs Elementary located at 26200 W. Huff Rd., Eustis would like to invite you to attend the SAC meeting on April 7th in the Media Center at 3:30 pm. The SAC agenda will include the following topics: CELLA testing, Kindergarten Roundup Climate Survey, Allocations and Principal Survey. Please come join us.

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  • Triangle Newcomer’s Club

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:45 am

    The Triangle Newcomer’s Club for women will hold its monthly luncheon/meeting on Tuesday, April 14 at the Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora. Registration begins at 11:00A.M. Reservations are required and must be received no later than April 6. The cost is $15.00. Newcomers to the Club are welcome and can contact Barbara Masterton for more information at 352-630-0988.

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When Crafts Come to Life

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm

On March 28th and 29th, the streets of historic downtown Mount Dora will be paved with an extensive mix of collectibles, antiques, and arts and crafts as artists from across the country gather to present their “treasures” at the 18th annual Spring Antiques, Collectibles, and Crafts Show. This two-day special event will serve as an outlet for artists and collectors to display their work, while allowing the opportunity for over

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  • 28th Annual Sunnyland Antique & Classic Boat Festival

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 10:15 am


     The Sunnyland Antique and Classic Boat Show will be held in Wooton Park at the Tavares city docks on Friday, March 27th through Sunday, March 29th.  The Sunnyland Boat Festival is one of the largest Antique and Classic Boat Shows on the East Coast. Boat enthusiasts travel from all over the United States and Canada to participate in this show.  You will be able to view antique and classic boats

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  • Enchanted Concerts

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 1:49 am


    The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra’s final  concert of this season will end with a bang with “Enchanted” – April 23 & 24. Tschaikowsky, Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov,  Saint-Saens and more. Ruslan & Ludmilla Overture, Sleeping  Beauty Waltz, Scene from Swan Lake, Firebird Suite, Danse Bacchanale, and Flight of the Bumblebee! There will be something for everyone. The Mount Dora performance will be April 23, 7:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 6803

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