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Korean Service Veterans Sought for Recognition at August 2 Ceremony

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 1:31 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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  • Come Celebrate Over 50 Years with Sharkys Vac n Sew

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:40 am

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    Owner, AL Lawson, is celebrating over 50 years in the sewing machine and vacuum cleaner business. And he invites you to celebrate with him during the month of August. Stop by and pick up your “Store Shopping Bucks” coupons before August 1st and save BIG! Savings like a vacuum cleaner tune-up for only $9.99, a sewing machine tune-up for only $24.99, vacuum cleaner bags- buy one and get second  one

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  • The Excitement is Building at Miss Carol’s

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:38 am

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    It is an exciting time at Miss Carol’s Quilts, Crafts, Gifts, & More. Previously we announced our partnership with A & M StitchCraft. Miss Carol’s will still be offering all of our wonderful handmade crafts items, quilts, blankets, and more as well as on-site embroidery, long-arm quilting, meeting space, classes, quilt fabric, sewing notions and supplies, craft supplies, and yarn. We will listen to what our customers’ needs are so

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Have A Heart For Companion Animals, Inc.

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 8:49 am

Have A Heart for Companion Animals, Inc. is bringing its Johnny Mello Singers to the Spruce Creek Pasta-Fest on Sunday, August 10, 2014. The event will be held in the Spruce Creek Community Center, S.E.176th off Hwy 441 in Summerfield. The doors will open for dinner at 5 p. m. Showtime is 6-8 p.m. Performers include: Johnny Mello, Sultry Lady, Doo Wop Mama, David Max Baldwin, T-Man, Eulakay Green, and

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  • HS/SPCA of Sumter In Need of Cat Food Donations for Summer Months

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:10 am


    The Humane Society/SPCA is requesting support from the community for donations of dry cat food for their many rescued cat and kittens as well as their “Kibbles on Wheels” pet food assistance program which helps provide food to the pets of eligible low income residents throughout Sumter County. Donations of dry cat food bags or financial contributions can be earmarked for “pet food” when done by check or via Paypal

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  • Calling All Veterans

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:55 am

    If you know of a Veteran living in Lake, Sumter or Marion counties whose name should be added to the Lake County Veterans Memorial, call 352.314.2100, or go to

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Local Team is Heading to World Series!

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:14 am

2014 State Champions! Ryan Monaghan, Max Kurtz, Jacob Kerns, Brett Kelly, Johnny Ball, Justin Grecco, Hunter Andrews, Jayce Thompson, Maveric Ferguson, AJ Shaver, Hunter Daniels, Jayson Brackmon. Coaches: Tony Shaver, Jeremy Thompson, Thom Kobylarczk The South Lake Dixie Youth 12U All Star team just returned from winning the State Tournament in Freeport, FL. Our team will now represent the State of Florida in the Dixie Youth World Series! This is

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  • Sumter’s 2nd Annual Tagged Fish Contest Begins

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 8:37 am


    Sumter County’s annual “Catch General Sumter” tagged fish contest began at midnight, July 7th. The top prize is $10,000. The contest is hosted by the Sumter County Board of County Commissioners and the Sumter County Tourism Development Council and administered by a local multimedia production and promotion company, Tangent Media. The contest, which runs through April 30, 2015, takes place on Lake Panasoffkee and seeks to bring tourism dollars to

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  • Tips For Boating at Night

    Posted on June 30, 2014 at 8:13 am

    There are things that should be kept in mind before venturing out for an evening on the water. Rusty Gardner, founder of Florida By Water, reminds us that even though this can be a great boating experience, safety must always come first. He offers up a few suggestions: First, make sure that all of your navigation lights are in working order. It is imperative that other boaters are able to

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Pet of the Week is Emma!

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 8:59 am

Emma is a two-year-old Golden Retriever/ Basset Hound mix.  Emma is good with most dogs, crate trained, and walks well on a leash.  Somewhat overweight Emma could use some exercise and to be on weight maintenance food.  Spayed, current on vaccines, and micro chipped Emma is ready for her new home.  If you are interested in Emma you can visit her and all the other great pets at the Humane

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  • Local Girls Wins National Award

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 7:50 am

    DAR contest winner MAREN SNOW

    Maren Snow was honored in Washington, D.C. on June 26, 2014 by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for winning the American History essay award over all other students in the United States. Her subject was “The Lives of Children During the American Revolution. Maren won the local contest sponsored by Tomoka Chapter D.A.R. and the state and regional contests. Maren is a student of ACE Academy and

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  • Marley…A Mellow Boy Who Just Wants to be Everyone’s Friend

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 7:49 am


    Hi! Hello and Hey there! I’m Marley and I’m ready to be your buddy, your pal, your friend for life! Houndhaven is where I’m hanging my hat until you come and pick me up. My previous family moved into a rental that wouldn’t allow pets, so my pal Lou and I were welcomed to stay at Houndhaven. While I’ve been here the volunteers have found out that I really enjoy

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Outside the Box Presents “The Dixie Swim Club”

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:15 am

 Outside The Box (OTB) has lined up a terrific cast for its season opener, The Dixie Swim Club by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten. Angel Allen, Juli Goldstone, Catherine Goodison,  Cynthia Ros McClendon, and Jolene Sheets will all be making their OTB debuts on August 8, in Montverde. Directed by Wm Andre Provencher, with assistance from Nicole E. Durbin, The Dixie Swim Club is the story of five

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  • Program at Bayview Theater

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Bayview Theater proudly presents “First Ladies, Ladies First” Thursday, July 24th and Saturday July 26th at 2:30 p.m. in the main dining room. Performances are free and open to the public. Bayview Center is located at 301 S. Bay Street, Eustis. For more information call 352.483.8695.

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  • Bringing Hummingbirds to Your Back Yard

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 10:55 am


    Lavon Silvernell, naturalist, will talk about “Hummingbird Habitat” on Sunday, July 20, at Trout Lake Nature Center. Come early at 2:00 pm for refreshments, socializing and a native plant sale. The program, presented by the Florida Native Plant Society Lake Beautyberry Chapter, begins at 2:30 at Trout Lake Nature Center. Admission is free. To reach Trout Lake Nature Center drive north on SR 19N through Eustis, turn right on SR

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