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The 18th Annual Kumquat Festival®

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:24 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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Business Highlight

  • JB Guns – Class III & Glock Blue Label Dealer

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:43 am

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    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 a locally owned licensed and operated firearm store that was opened on December 1, 2009. The business was started to provide Central Florida with a place to

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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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4-H Muckateers

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:22 am

The Sumter County Special Olympics Equestrian Qualifying Show was held at Legend Farms in Bushnell on January 10th. The event was hosted by the 4-H Muckateers. The 4-H Muckateers Mounted Drill Team performed a six rider exhibition. The members are team captain Madison Colpitts, Ayla Freeman, Hailey Barr, Hannah Barr, Cayley Pearce and Taylor Powell. This was their first public performance. The parade of breeds was opened by Brandon Keehn,

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  • Lunch at American Legion

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:16 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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  • The 18th Annual Kumquat Festival®

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 1:08 am

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    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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Clermont to Host 2nd Annual World Police Soccer Championship

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:07 am

Soccer teams made up of law-enforcement officers from around the world converged on Clermont last year for the first World Police Soccer 7s Championship games. The Clermont Police Department and the National Training Center (NTC) are hosting the 2nd Annual World Police Soccer 7s World Championship on Feb. 25-27 at the NTC soccer fields located at 1935 Don Wickham Drive on the South Lake Hospital campus in Clermont. Clermont Police

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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

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    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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Lifestyles

Clothes Closet at Church

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:48 am

Welcome to our clothes closet at Lake Panasoffkee First Baptist Church. The closet will be open on every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. This is a new 1st Baptist Ministry to help our community.

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  • Who Are You? Who, Who….Who, Who!

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Do you really want to know who you are? Are you interested in your purpose? Why you are here? Join us on Sunday, February 1st while we continue to explore this subject and discover the answers. Early risers can attend the 8:00 a.m. service and the rest can come at 10:45 a.m. And you can have breakfast at 9:00 a.m. in our Fellowship Hall! Wahoo Baptist Church is very different

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  • Florida LAKEWATCH Seeks Volunteers!

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 1:41 am

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    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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The Dixie Melody Boys At The Croom-A-Coochee Baptist Church

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:46 am

One of Gospel music’s most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at the Croom-A-Coochee Baptist Church in Webster, FL, on Saturday, January 31. The Quartet will share their unique, four-part harmony during an exciting musical event, beginning at 7:00pm. Since organizing over five decades ago, The Dixie Melody Boys have enjoyed much success, including a Grammy nomination and numerous Fan Award nominations from The Singing News Magazine,

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  • Angel Flight Southeast To Raffle Off Flight With Renowned Aeroshell Aerobatic Team

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:43 am

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    If zipping across the sky in a airplane that twists, turns and dives fuels an adventurous spirit, then Angel Flight Southeast (http://www.AngelFlightSE.org) has just the ticket. The non-profit organization is raffling off a chance to fly aboard an AeroShell AT-6 Texan during the team’s performance at Sun ‘N Fun International Fly-in and Expo, at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL), Florida, in April. PilotMall.com donated the flight to benefit Angel Flight

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  • “Spice It Up For Hospice” Chili Cook Off

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 1:42 am

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    Come join the fun for the 5th Annual “Spice it up for Hospice” Chili cook off! This fun and family oriented event will be held on Saturday, February 7th at the beautiful downtown Bushnell Park. Tasting hours will be from 11 am until 1 pm, and awards and chance drawing will follow. 100% of all proceeds raised from the Chili Cook off will benefit Cornerstone’s Lane Purcell Hospice House in

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