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Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 8:03 am

From master gardeners to children alike, Lake County’s 3rd Annual Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair, to be held May 3 – 4 at Discovery Gardens, located at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares, has something for everyone. The fair will take place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday. Saturday’s presentations include Teresa Watkins on Florida

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Business Highlight

  • GFIT – Train Insane or Remain the Same!

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 7:20 am

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    Want to workout for total of 40 minutes and feel like you just conquered the world?? Come join us today at GFit. The workout is a total of 40 minutes, focusing on a different part of the body every day. 40 minutes includes the warm up, work out and cool down. Why is GFit the best way to get fit? We combine strength training and cardio, much different then you

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  • Dogs & Suds, LLC

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 3:56 am

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    Dogs and Suds offers great professional service in a friendly, clean and homey atmosphere without the hassle of those expensive pet salons. We are located at 4243 CR 466, across from Walmart, next to Murphy’s Express Gas Station in Oxford, Florida. We are open from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. We provide personalized hands-on care for your pets. Our groomers will discuss with you the specific needs

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Local News

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Pet of the Week

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 8:01 am

Kody is a four-year-old male Chihuahua mix. Kodi is a very friendly fun loving dog that gets along well with other dogs and is great with people. The Humane Society has many great dogs and cats to choose from so if you are ready for a new family member view them on our website www.hsspca.org, or come by and  visit them at our facility. We are located at 994 C.

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  • Science Superstars

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 7:54 am

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    Bushnell Elementary School would like to congratulate (from left to right seated) Wyatt Mandahl in Mrs. Beverly Ray’s class, Auston Chisenhall in Mrs. Melynda Shea’s class, Wyatt Dietz in Mrs. Kelli Stephenson’s class, Delaney Egan in Mrs. Dawn Moses’s class and Alexander Perry in Mrs. Elizabeth Camp’s class for being the Science Super Stars for the third grading period by scoring the highest on a special science test. These students

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  • Sumter County Bass Tournament Makes a Big Splash

    Posted on April 20, 2014 at 8:06 am

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    Sumter County and the Sumter County Tourism Development Council hosted the first annual ‘General Sumter’s Last Stand – Big Fish Bass Tournament’ at Lake Panasoffkee Saturday, April 5th. The tournament promoted Sumter County tourism and drew visitors and locals alike. The top prize of $3000 was awarded to the catch of the day, a 6.14 pounds bass caught by Lake Panasoffkee’s own Allen Whitt. Afterward, spectators were treated to a

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Sports

“No Child Left Indoors” Day

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 8:19 am

Kids get your fishing poles ready and get baited up, it’s time for the Annual “No Child Left Indoors” Youth Day, at Richloam Fish Hatchery in Webster. Slated from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, it’s a family fun day at the hatchery ponds with the Florida Sportsman QF and a collection of other organizations. The fun includes a chance to shoot a B.B. gun, or try

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  • IFA Redfish Tour

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Inshore anglers from across Florida and surrounding regions will meet at Titusville, Fla., April 26-27, for the first regular-season event of the Florida East Division of the IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing. The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s will begin its activities on Friday, April 25, with tournament registration at Crackerjacks Seafood and Tiki Bar (2A Max Brewer Memorial

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  • Sumter SWAT 14u : Champions

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 7:58 am

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    Sumter SWAT wins the 16u, NSA April Fools Classic on April 5 & 6 in Clermont at the National Training Center. Great Job, Ladies

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Lifestyles

Thank You from Humane Society

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 8:12 am

The last month has been a very busy and successful time for the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County. We owe it to our great show of community support, from the local clubs, businesses and volunteers who supported four of our largest fundraising events in March and April. Our annual Paper Shredding event (sponsored by the Rainbow Family & Friends Club, Buffalo Ridge Animal Hospital and Hill’s Shred Express), FunTime Follies

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  • Nine Year Old Makes History

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 8:11 am

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    Brien Sesler, II, made history as the youngest speaker at Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Royal during their 4th Sunday 9AM Youth Worship Service. Little Mr. Sesler, II spoke loud and clear on his subject: ‘How Bright Is Your Light?’ with reference to St. John 8th Chapter and the 12th verse. After his father, Brother Brien Sesler, Sr. introduction and the placement of a step ladder by his

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  • FOVL Donates $35,000 to Community

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 7:59 am

    At their recent Board Meeting, the Friends of The Villages Library (FOVL) appropriated close to $35,000 to the community. The Friends group selected ten high school seniors to receive $2,000 scholarships, for a total of $20,000. The winners, selected from many applications from The Villages and Wildwood High Schools, will be awarded their scholarships on May 20; Wildwood seniors will receive theirs at 9 a.m. at The Wildwood High School,

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Entertainment

Ranger History Program and Live Firing Demonstration

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 8:21 am

Dade Battlefield Historic State Park presents a ranger history program and live firing demonstration on Saturday, April 26, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Live history demonstration and talk at park museum. $3/car load or annual park pass. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603, Bushnell, FL 33513, 352-793-4781

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  • Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 8:19 am

    From master gardeners to children alike, Lake County’s 3rd Annual Central Florida Landscape & Garden Fair, to be held May 3 – 4 at Discovery Gardens, located at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares, has something for everyone. The fair will take place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday. Saturday’s presentations include Teresa Watkins on Florida

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  • Dining in the Dark

    Posted on April 20, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Tickets are going fast for this year’s Dining in the Dark event. Served in darkness, the fourth annual Dining in the Dark for New Vision event will be a unique expedition in to a world of smell, taste, sound and texture. The dinner is designed to raise awareness and funds for New Vision for Independence, a local non-profit agency that provides rehabilitation, community education, and support services for people with

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