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Fire in Southern Ecosystems Workshop for Educators

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 1:16 am

Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Educators will learn about the ecology of fire from park staff and Florida Forest Service and how to teach students in grades 3-12 about fire’s natural role in the Southeast.  Free event for educators of all types with free educational material given after attending workshop. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603, Bushnell, FL 33513, (352)793-4781,

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  • Country Life

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 1:08 am

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    After a successful career in the software industry while enjoying the advantages of living in the busy city of Winter Park, Reagan Stanley woke up one day and had a new idea for his life. He told his wife Angie, “Lake County is where I want to be, fun living is the life for me, land spreading out far and wide, keep Winter Park, just give me the countryside.” And

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  • The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce Invites You to Attend “Show Me the Money!” Expo

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 1:41 am

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    The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business Expo, “Show Me the Money!” promises to not only show one lucky guest the money, but will also feature exhibits from popular businesses across the county. Attendees will be able to browse exhibits from local landscaping, remodeling, healthcare, beauty, and professional services vendors. Thousands of dollars in prizes be given away at the “Show Me The Money!” Business Expo. One lucky guest

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Job Club Workshop and Career Fair

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 1:13 am

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc. will hold a job club workshop Monday & Tuesday, May 4-5, 2015, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Lady Lake Public Library, 225 West Guava Street, Lady Lake, FL 32159. You will learn how to build an effective resume, how to market your skills and master the Interview. You will also receive a Goodwill voucher for interview clothes. On Wednesday, May 6, Goodwill

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  • SCARC, Inc.

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 1:24 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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  • Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Round-up

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 1:35 am


    If your child turns 4 years of age on or before September 1st, he/she is eligible to enroll in a FREE VPK program! The Sumter County School Board would like to invite all parents of eligible students to attend a registration event near you! Important note… All vpk students will be enrolled on a first come first served basis – enroll early! This year our registration procedures have been revised,

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AMH Construction Super Kids Classic

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 1:27 am

March 28th, CMBCR held their first annual Super Kids event. We had 26 special needs children from around the area. The children and families were excited to participate in this event. Many months of planning and a lot of help from the community made this event special for the super kids. AMH Construction sponsored the event. We also had help from the following businesses in the area: Little Anthony’s of

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  • Florida LAKEWATCH Seeks Volunteers!

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 1:36 am


    Florida LAKEWATCH is looking for volunteers in Sumter County who are ready to roll up their sleeves, get their elbows wet, and make a valuable contribution to the future of Florida lakes. If you have a boat (almost any kind) and a couple of hours a month you may be a candidate for the Florida LAKEWATCH volunteer lake monitoring program. Florida LAKEWATCH Regional Coordinator for Sumter County, Dan Willis, describes

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  • Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 1:54 am

    The Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club is having an Open House on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Come learn about the club, try out the sport of lawn bowling, enjoy refreshments/snacks and meet club members. We are located at the end of Donnelly Street near Lake Dora at 125 Edgerton Court. The Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club has 260 members,

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Granville Beville 2234 UDC

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 1:02 am

The Granville Beville 2234, United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting was held April 11, 2015 at the home of Jewell Stansell along with hostess Carol Tomlinson. President, Joyce White called the meeting to order, UDC ritual and prayer was led by Irish Wolf along with the salute to the flags and singing of “Suwanee River” and “Dixie”. Introduction to prospective member Rebekah Knight was given. A membership certificate was presented

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  • Sew Wild in Wildwood

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 1:31 am


    Sew Wild of Central Florida is a chapter of the state wide Florida Sewing Sew-ciety that is know as FSS. FSS is a state wide non profit sewing organization that is for all ladies that love to sew or would like to learn how to sew. We meet the second Wednesday of every month at 9:00 am at Wildwood Masonic Lodge No 92 located at 102 Georgia Street, Wildwood. Please

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  • USDA Food Giveaway

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 1:33 am

    On Wednesday, May 6, from 9am to 12pm there will be a USDA food giveaway at the Church of the Fishermen. USDA giveaways are on the 1st Wednesday of the month.  A limited  number of packages are available on a first come first serve basis. All are welcome. The Church of the Fishermen is located at 589 N CR 470 in Lake Panasoffkee. Please call 352-793-3438 for more information.

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Mother’s Day Weekend Bluegrass Gospel Brunch at Osprey Lodge

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 1:16 am

The public is invited to bring mom and start your Mother’s Day weekend with a Bluegrass Gospel Brunch at Osprey Lodge Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m. until noon, with entertainment by the Still Kickin’ Bluegrass Band from The Villages. Brunch buffet will be served from 9am-12pm, with entertainment from 10am-12pm. Brunch tickets are $10 per guest, with every mom receiving a beautiful long stemmed rose courtesy of Senior Helpers of

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  • Melon Patch Players Present Agatha Christie’s “A Murder is Announced”

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Adapted by Leslie Darbon. Performances on May 1, 2, 3;  8, 9, 10;  15, 16 & 17 An announcement is made in the local paper stating the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s (Virginia Parker) Victorian house.  The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor.  What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed

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  • Singing Group Seeks Participants

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 1:51 am

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    Sounds Like Chicken A Cappella, a community based all-male a cappella group, is looking for more tenors and basses. The group sings anything from contemporary a cappella to barbershop, choral music, folk, and more. Rehearsals are Friday evenings from 6:30-8:00 in the choir room at First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden located at 125 N. Lakeview Avenue and are often followed by dinner and fun in downtown Winter Garden. 

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