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“Eustis Downtown Cruise – In” Saturday, December 27th

Posted on December 21, 2014 at 1:03 am

The Eustis Business Alliance, in partnership with the City of Eustis, presents Downtown Cruise-In Classic Car Show the 4th Saturday of the month in Historic Downtown Eustis from 5 – 9.  Registration starts at 3:30 on Saturday, December 27th. Cash prizes awarded at 8:00 p.m. For more information please call 352-360-3712.

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Business Highlight

  • Mark’s Floors, Setting The Standard Of Quality For Over 37 Years

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:46 am

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    Family owned and operated, Mark’s Floors provides premium flooring solutions at competitive pricing. When shopping for a quality product, the Mark’s Floors team offers the largest collection of flooring options available in Lake County. You will find a wide selection of choices including tile, laminate, hardwood and carpeting.  The experience and close relationships with manufacturers allows Mark’s Floors to pass along its buying power, offering a very affordable price to

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  • 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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City of Eustis Leverages Grant Dollars for Beautification and Safety Projects

Posted on December 21, 2014 at 1:02 am

The City of Eustis is wrapping up two major projects funded by state grant dollars which will improve safety and aesthetics along two major corridors in the City. The Bay Street median beautification project, funded mainly by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Highway Beautification Council Grant, and the Orange Avenue sidewalk extension, as part of the FDOT’s Safe Routes to School grant, are both near completion. The City received

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  • Lake County Schools Show Improvement

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 1:29 am

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    “Our high schools have shown improvement in several areas, including acceleration participation and acceleration performance, showing that more of our students are College and Career Ready,” said Dr. Susan Moxley, Superintendent of Lake County Schools. Lake County Schools have several highlights. The following schools saw an increase in total school grade points: Lake Minneola High School: +110; South Lake High School: +30; Umatilla High School: +23; Leesburg High School: +11

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  • Holiday Garbage Collection Dates

    Posted on December 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Residents living in unincorporated Lake County who normally have residential curbside collection services for household garbage, recycling or yard waste on Thursdays or Fridays, will see their collection services shift by one day during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Those with regular collection on Thursday, Dec. 25 will receive pickup instead on Friday, Dec. 26. Those with regular collection on Friday, Dec. 26 will receive pickup instead on Saturday,

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Sports

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Home School PE Class at Golden Triangle YMCA

Posted on December 21, 2014 at 1:57 am

Home school students, ages 5-14 years, may participate in a PE class that meets State of Florida requirements. The instructor will be Lynda Hutchinson. Classes are on Wednesday from 1:30 PM to 2:30PM and the fees are free for members of the YMCA and $30/month for non-members. The Golden Triangle YMCA is located at 1465 David Walker Dr., Tavares, FL 32778. For more information, phone (352)343-1144 or email GoldenTriangleYMCA@cfymca.org. We

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  • Hickory Point Soccer Event Benefits Children

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 1:43 am

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    On December 29 – 31, the 19th Annual Hickory Point Soccer Invitational will be held at The Hickory Point Park in Tavares. Over 2,000 Florida residents will converge for the largest high school soccer tournament in the state of Florida. Nearly 500 high school athletes surrounded by their coaches, family, and friends will take the field for this three day tournament. This year all proceeds will benefit a non-profit For

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  • Elks Hoop Shoot Program

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 1:41 am

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    The South Marion—Villages Elks Lodge #2730, 7655 East Highway 25, Belleview, will hold a Hoop Shoot contest for area youths ages 8 to 13 at Leesburg Recreation Center on Dec. 20 at 9 a.m. Hoop Shoot is a free-throw program sponsored by Elks National Foundation that is free to all participants and provides youth an opportunity to compete with their peers and succeed. The contest begins at the local level

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Lifestyles

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Nature Sprouts

Posted on December 21, 2014 at 1:40 am

Children made pine cone turkeys as part of the Thanksgiving Nature Sprouts program. During the holiday season, adults are finishing last minute shopping and preparing for family gatherings while children are filled with excitement and energy. What can you do with your excited child to use some of this energy and not exhaust yourself—bring them to the December 24 Nature Sprouts program at the Trout Lake Nature Center (520 E.

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  • Lake Tech Exceeds Expectations In Holiday Food Drive

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 1:45 am

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    Over 3,000 items were donated to Lake Cares Food Pantry. Pictured are the winning program, Practical Nursing, raising over 38 items per person, pictured with Irene O’Malley Lake Technical College held a week long Holiday Food Drive during the second week of December. The goal was to raise 1,000 items for Lake Cares Food Pantry in Mount Dora during the week. To help promote the cause, the programs participated in

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  • Safety Net Directory provides resources for Floridians in “coverage gap”

    Posted on December 19, 2014 at 1:42 am

    WellFlorida Council has recently published the Safety Net Healthcare Providers Directory, a comprehensive listing of free and low-cost healthcare providers in North Central Florida. The directory was created by WellFlorida to address the needs of its Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators. Navigators help consumers understand insurance options and enroll in coverage through the Marketplace (the insurance program created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). Many of the low-income individuals

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Entertainment

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Saturday Market in Leesburg

Posted on December 21, 2014 at 1:51 am

The Leesburg Saturday Morning Market located in Historic Downtown Leesburg is presently expanding the variety of vendors allowed in the Market to include independent sales representatives (such as Tupperware, Avon, Mary Kay, etc.) prepared and specialty foods, antiques and collectibles. The Market also has opportunities for farmers, plant vendors, food vendors, baked goods, handmade craft items, preserves, seafood and wood crafts. The Leesburg Saturday Morning Market is a year-round market

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  • Disturbingly Beautiful Art Exhibit

    Posted on December 19, 2014 at 3:50 pm

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    Trent Manning and Amy Palmer present their “Disturbingly Beautiful” Exhibit January 9, 2015 to February 27, 2015 at Mount Dora Center for the Arts Gallery. Artist Reception: January 9, 6pm to 8pm. This exhibit focuses on the unusual. The images presented have a sense of innocence at first glance but become disturbing upon examination. Trent Manning finds inspiration in children’s toys. His mixed media pieces are assembled from discarded metal,

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  • The Florida Lakes Chamber Series Christmas Program

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 1:11 am

    On Sunday, December 21, 3 pm, Mount Dora, The Florida Lakes Chamber Series will swing you into the Christmas spirit with “Winter Wonderland” featuring the John DePaola Jazz Trio at Congregational Church of Mount Dora, 650 N. Donnelly Street, Mount Dora, 3 pm. Tickets $25 and are available at the door. For additional information:  Florida Lakes Chamber Series, 1026 Nantucket Sound, Mount Dora, FL 32757, 352-589-1500.

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