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The 18th Annual Kumquat Festival®

Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:06 am

The Festival will be held Saturday January 31st, 2015 in Downtown Dade City, centered around Pasco County’s iconic historic courthouse. Over 40,000 attendees including Florida residents from Tampa Bay and surrounding counties, winter residents, tourists and “day trippers” will enjoy a day of fun, shopping and entertainment. Festival admission is free, parking is free, shuttles are free and entertainment is free!! The Festival celebrates the “little gold gem of the

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  • Second Hand Susie’s Resale Store

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 1:05 am

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    Susie’s has now entered into their third year in business. In that time owners Sue and Randy Jacobs got a good feel for what people are looking for to decorate their home. With a vast inventory of everything from gently used furniture to beautiful household items, pictures, paintings, antiques, collectibles and more, you are sure to find a treasure! All items are carefully hand picked. Our goal is to continue

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  • Put Your Best Foot Forward In 2015 With Zimmermann Podiatry!

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 1:57 am

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    Dr. Zimmermann and his staff would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2014 was a great year for Zimmermann Podiatry, where we had the pleasure to meet many new patients and help them put their best foot forward into 2015. Don’t let foot or heel pain, foot problems such as unsightly toenail fungus, skin problems, or diabetic foot care issues keep you down. Dr. Zimmermann has over 15

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Dade Crafts: Trash to Treasures

Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:05 am

Saturday, February 7th, 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Participants will turn yesterday’s trash into treasures – everything from quilling, jewelry, cedar bags, votive candles to paper flowers and more. Cost is $5/person, under 18 free. $3 per vehicle park entrance fee for up to 8 people, additional passengers $2.  Walk-ins and bicyclist $2. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603, Bushnell, FL 33513, (352)793-4781, Floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield.

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  • Tickets Available for Bunco Party

    Posted on January 24, 2015 at 1:19 am

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    Tickets are still available for the Altrusa International of Lake County 6th Annual Bunco Tournament on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at the Wildwood Community Center, 6500 Powell Road, in Wildwood. The evening of fun, food and friends begins at 6:30 p.m. with drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Bunco begins at 7 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening with a Grand Prize drawing of a $500 VISA gift card.

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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:26 am

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    Dillon is a four-year-old male Labrador Retriever mix. Dillon is good with other dogs, cats and children. If you enjoy going on long walks and playing in the yard Dillon would be a great pet for you. Current on his vaccines, micro chipped and neutered Dillon is ready for his new family. If you are interested in Dillon or any of the Humane Society’s other great pets you can visit

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CM Box Car Racing Races On, But Do Not Know The Future

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:05 am

Our next race will be on January 31st on Wilson Lake Parkway. We have over 40 kids coming out for this event. The kids will be racing in two divisions. Stocks for the children from the ages of 7-14 years old and Super Stocks for the children from the age of 10-18. The races will start about 9am and go all day. We race as like pinewood derby or drag

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  • South Sumter Girls Softball

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 1:05 am

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    2015 Spring Registration. Everybody ready for a great season of softball! Registration will be on the following dates: Saturday, 1-17-15, 9 a.m.  til 1 p.m. Thursday, 1-22-15, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, 1-24-15, 9 a.m.  til 1 p.m. Tuesday, 1-27-15, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, 2-3-15, 6-8 p.m. Registration will be $65 per player. All players will need to bring a copy of their birth certificate and 3 different current proofs of address (this

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  • Tails ‘n Trails 5K & 10K

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 1:00 am

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    Join us at Clermont’s newest park, the Lake Hiawatha Preserve, on the western shores of Lake Minneola for the inaugural Tails ‘n Trails 5K/10K. The race benefits South Lake Animal League (352-429-6334). This event will be held February 7 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am. The course is a flat and fast, out and back run on the new western South Lake Trail Extension. A full day’s worth of activities

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Lifestyles

Democratic Club to Meet

Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:38 am

The Greater South Sumter Democratic Club meets the third Monday of each month at The Sumterville Community Center, 2427 CR 522, just off US Hwy. 301, at 6 PM. This group enjoys interesting discussions concerning current events, candidates, trends, issues, platforms, ideas, book and movie reviews, local, county and federal governments. Come and bring a topic you wish discussed. We are casual and informal with each bringing refreshments of his/her

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  • Teen Trendsetter Mentors at East Ridge High School

    Posted on January 24, 2015 at 1:09 am

    The Kiwanis Club of Clermont wishes to congratulate the East Ridge High School Teen Trendsetter Mentors on the National Mentoring Month.  They read and mentor first grade to third grade students that struggle with reading at Lost Lake Elementary every Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. It is amazing to see the enthusiasm and interaction between Mentors and Mentees during their sessions. Most of them serve in the Kiwanis Key Club

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  • Granville Beville 2234 Chapter Meets In Wildwood

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:38 am

    The January 10th meeting of the Granville Beville 2234 chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was held at the home of Belle Phillips in Wildwood. Those in attendance were Joyce White, Karen Larsen, Belle Phillips, Tammy Moore, Doris Sue Smith, Marilyn Barnes, Jo Crafton, Barbara Eason, Peggy Griffin, Mary Harrison, Patty Shinkle, Cindy Hinkle, Ellen Didion, Debbie Barnes, Irish Wolf, Laura Strickland, and Rhonda Orbaker. One CofC member

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Entertainment

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Beville’s Corner Market

Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:18 am

Beville’s Corner Market is now open on Saturday and Sunday! Yard sale vendors needed. Come set up and sell for only $5 per day (pay the day of the sale). Everyone is welcome – yard sale items – garage sale items – flea market – rummage sale, etc. The market is located at 7368 SR 471.

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  • Lunch at American Legion

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:17 am

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    The American Legion, Post 18, located on HWY 44 just east of HWY 301 in Wildwood, is having a luncheon open to the public on Friday, February 6th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The menu: ham, green beans, potato salad, bread & dessert, with tea or coffee. Donation is $6.50. Come enjoy good food and fellowship with all that will be there. There will be officers there on hand for those

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  • Call To Artists

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 1:43 am

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    The Art Stroll is gearing up for another successful year! We are now taking applications for February 13 and March 13th. We want to see our community artists!  Please email us at mdartstroll@gmail.com to secure a location to set up.   If you haven’t already, send us your contact information, a little about your medium and three photos of your work. If you have already sent in your information and jpegs,

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