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School Supply Giveaway

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 9:39 am

This year Ken Yannetti and Melissa Smith Snider along with Sumter Medical Center will hold the annual School Supply Giveaway at Sumter Medical Center 411 N. West Street, Bushnell, FL on August 9, 2014, event starts at 10:00am. Supplies have been purchased at Walmart with donated gift cards and the remainder will be ordered online with donated funds. All children are welcome to come receive backpacks and various other school

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  • Now Open Wildwood’s New & Exciting Upscale Resale Store

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:43 am


    More than shopping, it’s an adventure! Around Again Upscale Resale Store is located at 714 First Avenue in Wildwood, only 150 feet off US 301, and directly behind Bright house with large easy accessible parking. Open Tuesday – Saturday 10A-5P. Around Again Upscale Resale Store carries new and gently used apparel for men, women, children and toddlers, plus ladies hats, bags, and accessories. Spruce up your home with exciting home

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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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Sew Wild Sewing Club

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 9:55 am

Sew Wild of Central Florida is a chapter of the statewide Florida Sewing Sew-ciety known as FSS. FSS is a non-profit sewing organization. Our dues are $20 per year. Sew Wild meets at 9 a.m. every second Wednesday of the month at the Wildwood Masonic Lodge No 92 located at 103 Georgia Street, Wildwood. On August 13, 2014 we will host our open house. We would like to invite all

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

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:08 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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  • Pet of the Week is Emma!

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:57 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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Sumter’s 2nd Annual Tagged Fish Contest Begins

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 9:50 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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  • Team Competes in Championship

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:16 am

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    True Ballers 4th grade boys travelled to Lexington, KY last week to compete for the AAU national championship. Although we were a favorite to make it to the final 4, we did not. We made it to sweet 16 and lost to Team Glory from Baltimore by 6 points. Regardless of the loss our boys had fun and had a great experience. This tournament capped off our magnificent season with

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  • Come Get Swamped! At the New Beginnings Celebrity Softball Game

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:09 am

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    New Beginnings of Central Florida is excited to announce The Discovery Channel’s own “The Swamp Brothers” will be attending the 3rd Annual Celebrity Softball Game to benefit local homeless families. The game, featuring a variety of players from the police, sheriff, fire departments and political figures will be played on Friday, August 22nd at NTC Legends Way Ball Field. The gates will open at 5:00pm with an exhibition game, and

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Pet of the Week

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 9:52 am

Skittles is a 2-year-old male Chihuahua mix. Skittles is a sweet boy that is somewhat shy at first but warms up fast. Neutered, current on his vaccines, and micro chipped all he needs now is a forever home. If you are interested in Skittles or any of the Humane Society’s other great pets you can come visit Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to noon or 1:30 to 3 p.m. We

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  • LSSC Accepting Fall Applications

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:03 am

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    Lake-Sumter State College is now accepting applications for its fall semester.  The deadline to submit an application for admission is on Monday, August 11th at 4:30 pm. Interested applicants can apply in person at any of our campuses or online at  Fall semester classes start on August 25th. LSSC Associate of Arts degree graduates are guaranteed admission to the University of Central Florida through Direct Connect. LSSC offers Associate

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  • 16th Annual Estate Planning Professionals’ Seminar

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Lake~Sumter State College Magnolia Room, Leesburg Campus. This event is a complimentary educational opportunity for you to receive continuing education credits, while giving the FHW Foundation and the LSSC Foundation a way to show our appreciation for your professional support. Continuing Education courses will be offered for CLER, CPA, and CTFA. A Complimentary Seminar Sponsored By The First National Bank. Continental

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Mason Friends and Family Breakfast

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 10:00 am

The next Mason Friends and Family Breakfast will be held Saturday, August 9th, from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. at Bushnell Mason Lodge No. 30, 103 N. Florida Street, Bushnell, FL 33513. For a donation of $5 per plate you get all you can eat scrambled eggs, grits, sausage links, pancakes, Bob’s famous homemade biscuits, sausage gravy, coffee, OJ, or tea.

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  • Riverwind Native American Flute Circle

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Riverwind Native American flute circle meets the second Tuesday of each month at Leesburg Public Library in historic downtown Leesburg. A flute circle is a group of folks who enjoy sharing the dulcet music of the Native American style flute. We have a leader who guides, directs and offers instruction as we learn together about the history, musicality and various genres of music. Prior musical experience is not necessary. For

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  • Choral Club Invites New Members

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:20 am

    The Mid Florida Lakes Choral Club is preparing their Christmas performance and would welcome new members. Located at the Mid Florida Lakes Mobile Home Park, Hwy #44 in Leesburg. The chorus rehearses on Wednesdays from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. in the large hall of the clubhouse and  performs there also. The group also sings at nursing homes and civic events. Reading music is not a necessity, but the joy of

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