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Teenage Leadership and Service Club Recruiting

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 2:50 pm

High school-aged students in the Lake County area are invited to join a fun club that develops leadership skills, conducts hands-on service projects, and connects with peers around the world. Interact is an international service club for leaders in high school. Interact seeks to improve our community and inspire positive change around the world. The initial meeting will be held September 8th at 3:30 pm at Lake Receptions. The Interact

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Business Highlight

  • 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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  • Best Flooring Center

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm

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    Best Flooring Center is excited to announce a major renovation of our Showroom, located at 324 W Burleigh Blvd. in Tavares. We have the latest most up to date samples ranging from the builder products to designer top quality products. We have a huge variety of ceramic, porcelain, travertine and marble tiles including medallions, glass, metals and decorative accents for back splashes, tubs, showers. If you’re looking for hardwood, laminate

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Free Amplified Phones for Hard of Hearing

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Free amplified phones for qualified Florida residents who are hard of hearing will be distributed August 5, 2014 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main Street, Leesburg, FL 34748. For further information contact Julie Provencher at 352.323.0757 or

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  • Eustis City Manager Gives State of the City to Civic Leaders

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 1:42 am


    Dianne Kramer, acting City Manager of Eustis, highlighted the state of the city to the members of the Rotary Club on Tuesday. The most exciting status change for the city was that the ISO (a rating company for governments and businesses) Public Protection Classification (PPC™) Program raised Eustis’ property fire protection to ISO 2 on a scale of 10-1. Only 750 cities’ fire protection systems are classified an ISO 2

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  • Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening Class

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:14 am


    The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting a “Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening” class at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. The class is part of the “Saturday in the Garden” speaker series and will be presented by Brooke Moffis, UF/IFAS Residential Horticulture Agent. Online registration for the class is

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Team Competes in Championship

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 1:15 am

True Ballers 4th grade boys travelled to Lexington, KY last week to compete for the AAU national championship. Although we were a favorite to make it to the final 4, we did not. We made it to sweet 16 and lost to Team Glory from Baltimore by 6 points. Regardless of the loss our boys had fun and had a great experience. This tournament capped off our magnificent season with

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  • Korean Athletes to Visit Leesburg

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    All Veterans, and especially all Veterans who served in Korea at any time from the late 1940’s to the present, are invited to help the Korean War and Korean Service Veterans of Lake County, Chapters 169 and 188, and Lake County welcome a South Korea Collegiate Baseball team to our County. The South Korean team, some of whom have been offered pro contracts, will be playing a Florida League All

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  • Adult Summer Sports at Golden Triangle YMCA

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 3:39 pm


    Registration for adult summer sports at the Y is now open for basketball, flag football and soccer. Age groups are 17-39 years and 40 and older for basketball, 17 and up for flag football and soccer. Experience your favorite competitive sport, strengthen your skills and have a fun time!. Play basketball for only a $10 new jersey fee. Fees for football are $15 for members and $30 for non-members. Soccer

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Residents Encouraged to Sign up for Smart911

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 3:09 pm

The Lake County Public Safety Department is encouraging residents to sign up for the Smart911 Network, which allows people to proactively provide crucial information to first responders before an emergency occurs. “Safety starts at home,” said Gregory Holcomb, Division Manager/E911 Coordinator. “That is why we are asking Lake County citizens to sign up for this service and to encourage their family members, friends and neighbors to do so as well.”

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  • Korean Service Veterans Sought for Recognition at August 2 Ceremony

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:27 am


    Korean Service Veterans, those nearly two-million American GI’s who have served silently in Korea since the signing of the armistice on July 27, 1953, will be recognized in a special 61st Anniversary ceremony on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park, Leesburg. The program is sponsored by the Korean War and Korean Service Veterans Association of Lake County, Chapter 169, a group of

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  • New 4-H Agent Hopes to Strengthen Youth Mentoring Partnerships

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 1:06 am

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    4-H is not what it used to be. Just ask Lake County’s new 4-H agent Rachel Fautsch, who explains that while agriculture, horticulture and livestock remain an integral part of the more than 100-year-old program, robotics, STEM and consumer affairs have become equally as important. A Minnesota native who has worked as a 4-H agent in Georgia and Marion County, Fautsch is eager to get the word out about 4-H

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Here Come the Clowns

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 3:13 pm

A Celebration of International Clown Week. The W. T. Bland Public Library will be celebrating International Clown Week with Lake County clowns on Friday, August 8 at 10:30am and 1:30pm in the Children’s Program Room. · 10:30am – Join us for a show with Fun World Clown Alley, Central Florida’s oldest and largest clown troupe. The show includes jokes, skits, magic and balloons.  Each child will learn how to make

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  • Melon Patch Theatre Presents “The Apple Tree”

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 1:08 am

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    The Apple Tree is a series of three musical playlets that will be presented separately, to fill out a theatrical evening. Each act has its own storyline, but all three are tied together by a common theme (someone who believes that they want something, but once they get what they wanted they realize that it wasn’t what they wanted) The first act is based on Mark Twain’s The Diary of

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  • Trout Lake Nature Center

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    All programs are at TLNC unless otherwise specified. Programs dates and times are subject to change; please call to confirm that there has not been a change. Located at 520 East County Rd 44, Eustis August 1 – Friday, 9 am, Wekiva paddle. TLNC and Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve invite you on a paddle on the Wekiva River. Launch fee $2. Reservations required. August 5 – Tuesday Morning Outdoors, 10

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