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New School Gradebook Now Available For All Lake County Parents

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 1:48 pm

After a successful pilot at Eustis High School, the Lake County School District is launching its new online gradebook, Skyward Family Access. Parents and guardians of students who attend Lake County Schools are encouraged to create a Family Access account. Through the Family Access portal, parents and guardians will have the ability to view their child’s grades, attendance and other data. The Family Access portal is replacing the district’s older

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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

Leesburg Partnership Celebrates 20 Years!

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Thursday, September 25, the Leesburg Partnership will hold the 20th Annual Awards and Installation Dinner. An evening of fun and celebration while honoring the myriad of wonderful community leaders and volunteers who standout in making Leesburg what it is. This year’s event will take place in Towne Square, beginning at 6:00pm for cocktails, with dinner catered by Vic Embers at 7:00pm. A new spin this year, guests will be entertained

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  • Antiques Appraisal Clinic Eustis “Road Show”

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 1:30 am


    The Antiques Appraisal Clinic will be held Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 1-5 p.m. at Eustis Community Center (at the corner of North Bay Street and Bates Avenue – across from the Eustis Historical Museum. $5 per item. Check the attic, your closets, the walls, drawers, etc. for those things you have questions about. Appraisers will be on hand for many different areas of expertise, including: art, music, toys, coins/money,

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  • Lake County Animal Services to host ‘Tail Waggin’ Tailgate Adoption Blitz’

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:28 am

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    Put on your team jersey and gather up the whole family for Lake County Animal Services’ “Tail Waggin’ Tailgate Adoption Blitz,” to be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. The event, to take place at the shelter, located at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, will feature adoptable pets for $10, games, free hotdogs, coleslaw and kettle chips. Since Lake County Animal Services’ adoptable pet population

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Trek for Travis 5k Fun Run

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 2:35 pm

This is a non-timed fun run to raise awareness of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. All proceeds will be donated to the “Travis Aho Leukemia Fund”, a fund that has been established to assist Travis Aho and his wife Katrina. Travis was diagnosed in December 2013 with AML and has been bravely battling this illness since. Travis has spent the majority of his life serving others as a firefighter and law enforcement

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  • Seeking Central Florida’s Most Rugged Athlete

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 1:42 am


    A round-up of Central-Florida’s most rugged is set for September 27th in Sumter County. Contestants of all fitness levels, from weekend warriors to fitness fanatics, will be put to the ultimate physical test for the top prize of $1,000 and the right to be called our most rugged athlete. The Rugged Round-Up will test you, or your team of up to 10 people (but no less than 5), on strength,

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  • MVA’s Hopkins is Victorious Again in August

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 1:37 am

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    On August 22, 2014,Montverde Academy senior Ciara “Pepper” Hopkins had yet another successful day in August triathlon competitions by winning both the USA Triathlon (USAT) Florida Junior Regional Championship and the USAT Florida Region Talent ID Series contests held at the Courage Sprint Triathlon in Clearwater, Florida! According to a Hopkins press release delivered to, “… the Regional Championship crowns the fastest 16-19 year old triathletes (male and female)

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Volunteers Needed for National Public Lands Day

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Have you ever walked along a trail on a park, forest or other public land? Many of us have and consider these lands a precious resource to be protected and conserved for the future. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. This event started in 1994 with 3 sites and 700 volunteers with an objective to help maintain public lands. From this

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  • B.R.A.I.N. Gym Academy for Seniors

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 1:05 am


    Enroll in a 8 week Brain Class. Learn how to improve brain function. Work on attention & memory, diet and the brain and more. The class includes opportunities to learn about: -How to improve brain function -Improve attention ability -Brain Nutrition -Elevation of Mood -Increase Memory -Work with an iPad 8 week Brain Fitness Class to help those with memory concerns. Pre and post assessments will be done. $25 for

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  • Creation Health Creating A Healthier Lake County With Fall Classes

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Florida Hospital Waterman’s whole-person wellness program offers life style transformation classes As we approach the holiday season, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can become a challenge without a solid support system.  Based upon eight principles for healthy living- choice, rest, environment, activity, trust, interpersonal relationships, outlook and nutrition, CREATION Health classes are designed to teach the community how to become mentally fit, physically robust and spiritually vital. Each uniquely designed course

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Fish Fry To Benefit Boys & Girls Club

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Join us for the 10th Annual Fish Fry to benefit the NE Lake Units of Boys & Girls Clubs Thursday, October 9, 2014, from 5-8 p.m. at the Eustis Community Building. The menu features oysters, fish, hush puppies, grits, coleslaw, corn on the cob, Key Lime pie, spice cake, beer, wine and tea. Tickets are $25 for adults (includes two beer/wine coupons) and $10 for children under 12, and are

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  • Walk Nature Trails with the Native Plant Society

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 1:52 am


    The Florida Native Plant Society Lake Beautyberry Chapter will have their annual pot luck on Sunday, September 21, at the home of Myra Zuclich, located near the Ocklawaha River in Weirsdale. Lunch is at 2 pm and Lavon Silvernell, naturalist, will lead a walking tour after lunch. There are ten acres of natural area and Myra’s neighbors have graciously agreed to make their adjoining property available for walking and viewing

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  • Free Concert

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:00 am

    MARK 209, a multiple GME Award winner – 2013 Quartet of the year and 2013 Song of the year -  Southern Gospel group, are excited to present a one time performance at Apopka Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 750 Roger Williams Road, Apopka, on Sunday, October 5, at 6:00pm. It is a free concert. Mark 209 has toured across the U.S. and Canada bringing fun, encouragement and inspiration to all.

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