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City of Eustis Finance Director Retires After 40 Years of Service

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 1:27 am

After 40 years with the City of Eustis, Jim Myers has retired as Finance Director. Myers joined the staff in October 1974 as the City’s first administrative accountant before becoming the Finance Director and City Clerk in December 1977. In 2007, he served for six months as the Interim City Manager. Myerse has agreed to provide assistance on an as-needed basis during the month of February. Deputy Finance Director, Colleen

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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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  • Central Florida Canvas

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 1:56 am

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    From all of us at Central Florida Canvas, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! To our previous customers, thank you for your business!!! We appreciate YOU and the opportunity to help “protect your investment” with our custom canvas solutions. “We understand the cost and time associated with boat ownership, that’s why we specialize in “protecting Your Investment”, says Mark Merritt. That’s why

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Local News

David Oliver Willis of American Idol to Perform at Black Heritage Dance Performance

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 1:48 am

The public is invited to enjoy a celebration of culture and history at the Black Heritage Festival, which will take place in Tavares on February 6 and 7, 2015. On Friday, Feb. 6, enjoy a special performance of the African-American experience in song and dance at the Tavares High School Gymnasium, 603 N. New Hampshire Ave., beginning at 6:00 pm.  American Idol’s David Oliver Willis will perform, along with The

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  • GeorgeFest Breakfast

    Posted on January 31, 2015 at 1:47 am

    The Lake Eustis Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the GeorgeFest Breakfast on Thursday, February 12th as part of the 113th Annual GeorgeFest. The event will take place at First Baptist Church of Eustis, located at 3551 E. Orange Ave., Eustis, at 7:15 a.m. The event is sponsored by Hillcrest Insurance. One of the highlights of the event will be the crowning of the 2015 GeorgeFest King and

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  • 2015 Thundering Spirit Pow Wow

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 2:47 pm

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    Gates open daily at 10am on February 27th, 28th and March 1st. Each day there will be features of traditional Native American culture, including: dancing, crafts, food, and drumming. Don’t miss the talented Native American award-winning violinist, flutist, story teller, and recording artist Arvel Bird, along with Grammy award-winning artist Joanne Shenandoah, flutist Mark Barfoot, Aztec dancers, and others. A special appearance will be made by “Thunder,” the American bald

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Elks Hoop Shoot Program

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 1:27 am

On Jan. 17, the South Marion-Villages Elks Lodge #2730 sponsored three children ages 8 to 13 at the district level competition of the Elks National Hoop Shoot Program at the Florida Youth Camp in Umatilla. Local Hoop Shoot Chairman Don Diamant, Past District Deputy, supervised three winners who had advanced from the Dec. South Marion-Villages Lodge local Hoop Shoot in Leesburg. At this second level, Trini Thomas placed second in

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  • Sweetheart Hike

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:22 pm


    Come join us for Valentine’s Day on a “sweet” piece of property in Mount Dora. Wolfbranch Sink Preserve is famous for its seasonal waterfall and active sinkhole. Because it is not open to the public on a regular basis you will truly get a “sweet” experience.  Come join us for a unique self-guided hike from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The preserve is located at the dead-end of Robie Avenue,

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  • Hearts & Hooves Benefit Event

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:30 am


    You are cordially invited to Howey Horse Haven Rescue’s first annual Hearts & Hooves dinner and silent auction. Please join us for an evening of fun, food and friends. All proceeds will benefit Howey Horse Haven Rescue in their efforts to rescue and rehabilitate horses. The Italian dinner and silent auction will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015 in the Magnolia Room at Lake-Sumter State College, 9501 US Hwy 441

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Spend a Morning/Night with Frank Lloyd Wright

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 1:20 am

In February, the W. T. Bland Public Library will host a three-part lecture series detailing the life and work of famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.  During the presentations which will be offered on consecutive Tuesdays –February 10, February 17 and February 24 at 10:30am, local expert Timothy Totten will use photos and stories to weave a fascinating portrait of the iconic artist. · Tuesday, February 10 at 10:30am –

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  • Abate In Your Neighborhood

    Posted on January 31, 2015 at 1:46 am


    ABATE of FLORIDA, Inc. Lake County Chapter, is a nonprofit motorcyclist rights organization that has been our passion for 22 years. ABATE stands for a Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments. The most current definition is American Bikers Aiming Towards Education.  ABATE was originally founded by Lou Kimzey of California. MISSION STATEMENT We will lobby & educate the government & general public to promote motorcycling in a safe & positive image. We

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  • History Museum at Art Stroll

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:19 pm


    The Mount Dora History Museum is participating in the Art Stroll on Friday, February 13 from 6:00-8:00 pm. An art exhibit of Dr. Hugh Brown’s oil paintings of historic Mount Dora will be displayed. Dr. Brown was a pharmacist in Mount Dora for many years. Samples of his artwork may be found at The museum is located at 450 Royellou Lane in Mount Dora. It is also open Tuesday

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Doll & Teddy Bear Show

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 1:03 am

Join us Saturday, February 7th, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for the Doll & Teddy Bear Show at Leesburg Community Building, Venetian Gardens, 109 E. Dixie Avenue. Presented by Orange Blossom and Hills and Lakes Doll Collectors Club. Admission is a $3 donation (door proceeds benefit local charities). Children under 12 are free. Includes antiques, moderns, Barbies, teddy bears, artist dolls, reproductions, paper dolls, miniatures, furniture, books, collectibles, costumes.

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  • Introducing a new artist at Bowersock Gallery

    Posted on January 31, 2015 at 1:01 am

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    The Bowersock Gallery will present the fantastical work of Helene Bess, the latest artist to join the gallery’s stable at a special Artist’s Reception for “Tramp, Gaudi and Helene Bess.” The exhibit will feature Bess, and will include work by Steve Bowersock and the gallery’s stable of artists. The artist’s reception will be held Feb. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. and run through March 3, at the Bowersock Gallery,

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  • Mardi Gras “Crowning Ball” Charity Event and Ticketing

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:01 pm


    The Leesburg Partnership invites you to attend their most festive social event of the year – The Mardi Gras Crowning Ball. This culminating extravaganza, which marks the ordination of Leesburg’s Mardi Gras King Rex and Queen Divine, is scheduled for Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Big Top in historic downtown Leesburg. The semi-formal charity event includes a night of dancing and Mardi Gras revelry, gourmet food trucks, cash

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