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Retired Educators Present Scholarships

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:00 am

When the Retired Educators of Sumter County met for their last meeting of this school year, they had the pleasure of honoring a number of individuals. The first two were Taylor Sponaugle who was awarded a scholarship from the Retired Educators of Sumter County and Kylie Jessmer who also received an identical scholarship and a scholarship from the Florida Retired Educators Foundation. Both of these young ladies presented themselves as

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  • Huge Plant and Fruit Tree Sale!

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:11 am

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    Paul Mahon is the 5th generation in owning and operating Paul’s Nursery. With over 30 years in business and experience, Paul and his son Ryan own and operate Paul’s Nursery, located at 831 E. Myers (Hwy 50) in Groveland, 352-404-3440. They have a huge, huge plant and fruit tree sale going on now. They actually grow the plants themselves for retail or wholesale shoppers. They offer a wide variety of

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  • Huge Spring Storewide Clearance Sale At 30-70% Off

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 1:16 am

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    If you haven’t been to Around Again Upscale Resale, located at 714 First Ave., (behind Bright House, 150 feet off 301) you’re missing a shopping adventure! Around Again has thousands of unique unusual items of décor and accessories for your home. We have over 200 pieces of wall art and pictures, new, exciting, rare and unusual additions and collectibles including Oriental items. Additionally, we have books and CD’s 50-60% off.

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GED® Summer Boot Camp

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:46 am

Make it happen this summer with an intense preparation course! Classes begin on June 1st. Enroll now. Classes are: 4 weeks— 4 days a week; evening & day hours; TABE Test + Book + GED® Ready test vouchers; two locations—Sumterville and Wildwood; certified teachers; GED® Testing in Sumter County; $30 Tuition. Please call for more information: 793-5719 x54200 or 748-1510 x51200 Sumter Adult Education Center 1425 CR 526A Sumterville, FL

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  • Kids’ College 2015

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 1:05 am


    Lake-Sumter Community College’s Kids’ College is a fun, energized learning opportunity for students ages 7 to 14. Started as a summer vacation educational alternative, it provides an enriched experience for school-age children to explore new areas of interest, to expand their creativity, and to strive to do their very best at whatever venture they pursue. In addition to making new friends, Kids’ College children explore subjects and participate in activities

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  • SCARC, Inc.

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:51 am

    For the first time in 40 years, SCARC, Inc. is not holding a golf tournament fundraiser this year. Instead of asking you to sponsor a hole on the golf course, I am asking you to make a donation directly to SCARC, Inc. Every gift is appreciated. Every penny donated will directly benefit SCARC, Inc.  There are no middle men, no paid fund raisers, no cut to a larger organization, just

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Youth Summer Programs Are Big At Hoops!

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:46 am

Enroll your child in the most exciting basketball programs in the State of Florida – HOOPS. Pat Burke’s Training Facility in Tavares provides programs for all levels of basketball players. Summer Camps are fun, educational, and challenging place to develop your child’s basketball skills as well as have an introduction to life skills, whether they are a beginner or looking to compete and achieve their next level! The HOOPS ELITE

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  • ‘Designated Skipper’ Campaign Launches Nationwide!

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 1:27 am


    The Sea Tow Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting boater safety, is proud to announce the launch of its Designated Skipper campaign across the U.S. The goal of this important new program, which is supported by a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund as administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, is to help eliminate boating under the influence (BUI) and alcohol-related accidents on the water

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  • Women’s Football Clinic

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 1:25 am

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    The Mount Dora High football program hosted its 1st annual Cane Women’s Football Clinic on May 1st at Hurricane Stadium. The cost of the event was $20 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Hurricane football program. Registration will began promptly at 6 p.m. With some women so excited to participate showed up early to register. During the half hour registration period the participants were introduced to the selfie station where

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Summer 2015 Feeding & Activities

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:09 am

For the eighth year, The Royal Historical, Enrichment & Art Program (RHEAP) announces Summer feeding & activities for children. Lunch and snacks will be provided every Tuesday through Thursday beginning Tuesday, June 30th through Thursday, Aug 6th, 11am-3pm. Planned activities include the following academies: Dance, visual arts, sewing, cooking and sports. All activities are cultural, historic, and artistic enrichment focused. Also, Sumter Sheriff Office will host the ‘Cop & Kids

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  • Protect Your Eyes this Ultraviolet Awareness Month

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 1:16 am


    In honor of Ultraviolet Awareness Month, New Vision for Independence—the local provider of vision rehabilitation services—encourages you to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays with sunglasses that offer 100% UVA and UVB protection. New Vision is giving away Foster Grant sunglasses in the month of May to anyone who signs up for an upcoming Eye Opener Tour at New Vision. New Vision’s Eye Opener Tour is a 45-minute

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  • Applications Being Accepted for Fall Scholarships

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:14 am

    Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. is accepting applications for student scholarships for the Fall 2015 semester. The Foundation will be awarding $146,000 in scholarships for all types of students. Applications are obtainable online at The deadline for submitting applications is May 31, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Classes begin Monday, August 24, 2015. These scholarships are made possible through the generous support of donors from the community. Lake-Sumter State College

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Pine Needle Basket Class

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:27 am

Thursday, June 4th, 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Participants will use long-leaf pine needles to weave baskets. All materials will be provided. Cost is $5/person, under 18 free, $3 per vehicle park entrance fee for up to 8 people, additional passengers $2. Walk-ins and bicyclists $2. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603, Bushnell, FL 33513, (352)793-4781,

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  • Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse Presents “Barefoot in the Park”

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:23 am

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    The IceHouse presents the charming 1960s romantic comedy, Barefoot in the Park, by Neil Simon, running May 15 – June 7, 2015.  Performances are Thursdays – Sundays, at the IceHouse, 1100 N. Unser St., Mount Dora, FL 32757.  The show is being directed by IceHouse Scenic Designer, David W. Clevinger. The Story: Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds; he’s a lawyer and she’s a free spirit. The honeymoon ends abruptly

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  • Concert in the Park

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 1:57 am


    The Lake Eustis Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Summer Kick-Off Concert in the Park on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 7-10 p.m. in Ferran Park, Eustis. The concert is FREE. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and/or blankets. Southern Rock’s Finest Legends will be performing in the Alice B. McClelland Memorial Bandshell. The contributing members represent the following bands: Pure Prairie League; Marshall Tucker Band; Gregg

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