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Dade Nature & History Hike

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 1:41 am

Monday, March 2, 9-11 a.m. Nature & History Hike will start out on the Fort King Road and end on the Pine Flatwoods Trail. Participants will learn about the battle that began the second Seminole War as well as the natural history of the park. Cost is $5/person, under 18 free, $3 per vehicle park entrance fee for up to 8 people, additional passengers $2. Walk-ins and bicyclists $2. Dade

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

    Posted on February 25, 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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  • JB Guns – Class III & Glock Blue Label Dealer

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 1:43 am


    JB Guns has obtained status as Glock Blue Label Dealer and can now offer Blue Label guns at a discount to LEO, Firefighters, EMT, Active Military and Retired Military, and GSSF members. We are also now pawning firearms and gold. JB Guns is now offering tax season specials! JB Guns is a locally owned licensed and operated firearm store that was opened on December 1, 2009. The business was started

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1st Annual Royal’s Heritage Day

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 1:40 am

The Alonzo A. Young, Sr. Enrichment & Historical Center will be open on Saturday, February 28, 2015, 11am for the Royal Historical Enrichment & Art Program (RHEAP) ’40 Acres & A Mule Experience’ historic tour. This tour is the Community Of Royal’s African American History Program. Think of the importance of African American History Month. What does it mean to you? What does it mean for the future of America?

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  • Campfire Music Jam Night

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:37 am


    Friday, February 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join us around the campfire with your favorite instrument or just your voice. Bring a flashlight or headlamp if you have one for reading music. Cost is $3 per vehicle park entrance fee for up to 8 people. Walk-ins and bicyclists $2. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603, Bushnell, FL 33513, (352)793-4781,

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  • Oxford Assembly of God Annual Yard and Bake Sale

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:31 am


    Come find bargains and baked treats at the Annual Yard Sale and Bake Sale of Oxford Assembly of God. The dates are Friday, Feb. 27th from 8 am until 3 pm, and Saturday, Feb. 28th from 8 am until 12 noon. Lunch will be available both days. Oxford Assembly of God is located at 12114 N Hwy 301, 1/4 mile north of 466. For more information, call (352) 748-6124.

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9th annual Lenny Chmill Memorial Fishing Tournament

Posted on February 22, 2015 at 1:06 am

Once every year, residents come together to honor their friend and fellow resident Lenny Chmill by trying to catch a fish that would make Lenny proud in the Annual Lenny Chmill Memorial Fishing Tournament, to be held Saturday, February 28th from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Grand Island Resort, 13330 Sea Breeze Lane. Lenny Chmill began the fishing tournament in 2006 as a way to share his passion for

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  • Florida LAKEWATCH Seeks Volunteers!

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 1:01 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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  • Team Needs Helpers!

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 1:33 am


    Wildwood Dixie Youth League is in need of umpires, coaches and help running the concession stand. Individuals, clubs or groups are welcome.  We also welcome high school students needing community service hours. Please volunteer to help the youth in our community ages 4 -12 who wish to play tball, baseball and softball. Any assistance you are willing to provide will be most appreciated. Please contact us at or call

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Concert at United Church of Christ

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 1:03 am

United Church of Christ is presenting the Seeds of Hope Concert featuring Billie Thatcher, John Rogerson and the Villages Swing Band on Sunday, March 1st at 3:00 P.M.  to benefit the Wildwood Food Pantry and Wildwood Soup Kitchen. Donations of cash or check made out to: Seeds of Hope-WSK or non perishible food will be accepted. For information call Bonnie Kusky 352-259-4994.

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  • Enter Your Favorite Plant in the Sumter County Fair

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:01 am


    Join us in this long-time tradition by entering your favorite plant in the 2015 UF/IFAS Master Gardeners Horticulture Show. As part of the Sumter County Fair, which takes place March 6-15, the Horticulture Show draws many gardeners from the surrounding counties to view the stunning variety of plants. Get your plants ready for the show and you just might win the BEST OF SHOW as Tom Nielson did in 2014.

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  • LSSC Foundation, Inc. Awards Scholarships

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:59 am


    The Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Committee received over 529 applications and awarded scholarships totaling $208,542 to students attending LSSC for the Spring semester. These students are pursuing degrees in a variety of programs, including Nursing, Criminology, Public Relations, Business Administration, Education, Pre-Engineering, Law and Computer Technology. “We’re able to assist so many students in achieving their dream of a college education because of the generous donations that we

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Boondoggle Class

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 1:58 am

Tuesday, March 3, from 10 a.m. until noon. Participants will use palm/palmetto fronds to make boondoggles. All materials will be provided. Cost is $3 per vehicle park entrance fee for up to 8 people. Walk-ins and bicyclists $2. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603, Bushnell, FL 33513, (352)793-4781,

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  • Annual Spring Bazaar

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:56 am


    The Bushnell First United Methodist Church will hold its annual Spring Bazaar, Saturday, March 7th.  The Bazaar will be at the church, 221 W. Noble Ave., in Bushnell from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. The day will include a pancake breakfast, a rummage sale, a landscape plant sale, a bake sale, and a chicken and rice lunch.  Come for one of the events or spend the day with us. For

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  • Quilt Show

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:54 am


    The Oaks Quilters invite you to come join us at our annual Quilt Show at Red Oaks RV Resort. There will be quilts galore, vendors, demonstrations, a fabulous boutique and much more! Refreshments available.The Quilt Show will be held Saturday, March 7 at Boots Hall, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Red Oaks RV Resort is located at 5551 S.W. 18th Terrace, off Hwy 48 in Bushnell. Admission: non-perishable items

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