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EAA Chapter 534 to Host Fly In At Leesburg Airport

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 4:33 am

The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 will host a pancake breakfast and lunch at the Leesburg International Airport (KLEE) in Leesburg on Saturday, April 26, 2014 starting at 9 am through 2 PM. All pilots and their families are welcome and encouraged to fly in and see the building projects the chapter is doing and meet the members. Fly in or drive in, it’s your choice. There will be plenty

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Business Highlight

  • 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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  • Vision Therapy in Lake County

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 4:38 am

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    Can your child read an eye chart but not a paragraph? Does your child struggle in school? Dr. Allison Toler, O.D. has opened a vision therapy practice in Clermont to treat vision problems, such as eye coordination, focusing and eye tracking disorders. Hope Vision Development Center (HopeVisionCenter.com) is conveniently located at 1184 Grand Hwy across from the Kmart shopping plaza. Dr. Toler explains, “Most do not realize that we need

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Local News

Hazardous Waste to be Collected in Eustis

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 2:18 pm

The Lake County Solid Waste Division is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming collection event. The county’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will be collecting items from 9 a.m. – noon on Thursday, April 24 at the Eustis Square Shopping Center, located at 218 W. Ardice Ave., Eustis. Representatives will be on-hand to collect small

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  • Share Your Historic Mount Dora Photos

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    On Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Mount Dora Historical Society will co-sponsor a Preservation Event with and at the W. T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora. Please bring historic photos of Mount Dora and local events or documents.  Your photos and documents will be scanned. As a thank-you, we will present you with a CD of your images to keep. You will

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  • Animal Services to Hold Auction Featuring Horses, Steer

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 4:46 am

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    Lake County Animal Services is hosting an animal auction at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 featuring three horses and one steer. The event will be held at 11 a.m. at the shelter, located at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares. Up for auction will be one young adult black steer, Quarter Horse, stallion “Arian” 1-2 years old, Paso Fino/Quarter Horse, gelding “Juno” 8 years old, Paint Horse, sorrel/white, stallion “Tucker”

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Sports

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4-H Horse Judging Teams to Compete on State Level

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Pictured are Lake County’s 4-H horse judging team members, from left to right: Jane Thomas, Jean Thomas, Morgan Skrabalak, Aviles Champion, Morgan Swann, Callie Williams and Nikki Lopez Lake County’s 4-H horse judging teams are making a name for themselves. Megan Brew, Livestock and Natural Resources Agent with the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Science Extension in Lake County coached seven local 4-H members at the State 4-H

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  • “Zombies on the Green” Golf Tournament

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    The Home Builders Association of Lake-Sumter will host its 23nd Annual Golf Tournament on Friday April 25th at the breathtaking Harbor Hills Country Club in Lady Lake. Tee Time is 8:30 and prizes will be awarded at the luncheon immediately following the tournament. The public is invited to participate and sponsorships are also available. Sign up sheets for golfers and sponsorships can be found on our website www.LakeSumterHBA.com. Entry fee

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  • Monty Boyd Challenge 5k

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    The Mount Dora Christian Home and Bible School will be hosting its first annual Monty Boyd Challenge 5K and Fun Run on April 26th, 2014 beginning at 8:00am on campus. Great news for you runners, the race will be chip timed. Registration will continue through the start of the race with a registration fee of $30. All proceeds and additional donations will contribute to the Monty Boyd Track Fund at

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Lifestyles

Howey Garden and Civic Club

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 2:49 pm

It’s Mad Hatter Day on May 5th for the final luncheon meeting of the 2013-2014 season of the Howey-in-the-Hills Garden and Civic Club. Featured will be Kevin Jenness, owner of Peddler’s Wagon in Eustis who will speak and judge the annual end-of-season hat contest. Member’s hat creations will be judged on their outlandishness, creativity and flamboyance and is always a highlight for the end of season meeting. The meeting begins

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  • Eustis Eagle Riders to Sell Biscuits and Gravy On the Go!

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Members of the Golden Triangle Eagle Rider group in Eustis will be selling biscuits and gravy breakfast along with a fresh cinnamon biscuit to go on Saturday, April 26th beginning at 9:00 am.at their Aerie at 999 N. Bay Street. Grab your homemade breakfast for just $5. Take it with you or eat it there. Proceeds to benefit Eagle Rider charities. For further information contact Rosie at 352-348-1909.

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  • EAA Chapter 534 to Host Fly In At Leesburg Airport

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 will host a pancake breakfast and lunch at the Leesburg International Airport (KLEE) in Leesburg on Saturday, April 26, 2014 starting at 9 am through 2 PM. All pilots and their families are welcome and encouraged to fly in and see the building projects the chapter is doing and meet the members. Fly in or drive in, it’s your choice. There will be plenty

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Entertainment

Spring Seaplane Fly-In & 100 Years of Seaplanes

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 2:08 pm

The City of Tavares is hosting its annual spring Seaplane Fly-In on April 26, 2014 from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to come view and photograph the wide variety of seaplanes that will be along the shoreline and on the tarmac. The Tavares Seaplane Base is located on Lake Dora, in Wooton Park, 100 E. Ruby Street, downtown Tavares. Seaplanes will start arriving at

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  • Ruby Suss In Concert

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    The Woman’s Club of Eustis is sponsoring a concert “In His Presence – Ruby J. Suss and Friends in Concert” with MC Leilani Lykins April 26, 2014, 7 p.m., at the Woman’s Club of Eustis, 227 N. Center Street. Featuring: Danielle Yee, Gwyneth Joy, Rebecca Coe, Richard E. Diaz. Admission and parking are free. There will be door prizes, exhibits, refreshments, limited seating. For more information: ruby@declarewarinc.com or call 407.467.5629

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  • Easter Egg Hunt at the W.T. Bland Library

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    At the special invitation of the W. T. Bland Public Library and the Mount Dora Kiwanis Club, the Easter Bunny will make an appearance at the Library’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at 10:00am. All children through the age of 10 are invited to look for eggs on the front lawn of the Library. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please be on time for

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