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Christmas on the Florida Frontier

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:32 am

Christmas on the Florida Frontier Saturday, December 6 3 – 8 pm. Step back in time to a simpler era of celebrating Christmas on the Florida Frontier. Join us as we make and play with homemade toys, create corn husk dolls, do soap carving, learn the art of punch tin crafts, dip candles, listen to old-time music, square dance, sing carols, decorate a Christmas tree, make Christmas crafts, and visit

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  • Over 1100 Bolts And Growing!

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:27 am

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    Sharkys Vac n Sew is pushing out the walls to make MORE room. They have over 1100 bolts of beautiful fabrics. Michael Miller, Robert Kaufman, Timeless Treasures, Connecting Threads just to name a few. Over a year ago Sharkys Vac n Sew started carrying fabric to help their customers because they said their customers were telling them that fabric had just become too expensive to buy and make quilts. Well

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  • Now Is A Great Time To Plant!

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 1:10 am

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    Paul Mahon is the 5th generation in owning and operating Paul’s Nursery. With over 30 years in business and experience, Paul and his son Ryan own and operate Paul’s Nursery, located at 831 E. Myers (Hwy 50) in Groveland, 352-404-3440. They actually grow the plants themselves for retail or wholesale shoppers. They offer a wide variety of fruit trees, palms and ornamental plants as well as over 60 varieties of

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Celebrate Your Achievement!

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:30 am

Looking for GED® Graduates! Did you earn your GED® this year? Graduation Ceremony and Reception! Thursday, December 18, from 6:30—8:30 p.m. at Sumter County School Board, 2680 W CR 476 Bushnell, FL 33513. Call 352-793-5719, ext—54200 to reserve your spot

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  • Visit Florida Teaching Zoo

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:24 am


    Florida Teaching Zoo, the only ZAA accredited educational zoo in the tri-county area, has a nearly 20 year history of educating professional zoo animal caregivers. The Teaching Zoo is open from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturdays to the general public. A donation of $6 per person (age 6 and up) is requested. The Teaching Zoo animals at our Sumter County facility are both rare and endangered and include Black

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  • Don’t Forget To Shop Small Saturday!

    Posted on November 23, 2014 at 1:21 am

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    Thanksgiving Day is followed by the infamous “Black Friday” – a day when people wait in line for fantastic deals and head out shopping during hours they usually are sound asleep. If you are one of these folks, I salute you! My Thanksgiving weekend shopping preference has come about in recent years, and really just sheds light on something I’ve been doing all along, and that’s “Shop Small Saturday”. It’s

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Tryouts for Travel Baseball Team

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:38 am

Chaos Baseball Club, together with Turn2 Training (coaches Brian Dempsey and Randy Pundsack) is hosting tryout camp for 11U, 12U and 13U December 5th, 6th and 7th. The season is December through February and includes 20+ game winter wood bat game schedule, indoor gym, indoor batting cages and field practices. There will be double headers and round robins and additional development programs. Uniform and team bat bag included. Try out

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  • Boats Needed for Astor Parade of Boats

    Posted on November 23, 2014 at 1:34 am

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    “Songs of Christmas” will be the theme of this year’s lighted parade of boats. This event is hosted by the members of the Blackwater Yacht Club, and sponsored by the merchants and people of Astor, and is open to all interested boaters who wish to light up and win. We will award around $2500 in cash and prizes to boats in the parade: $500 for best of show; $150 new

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  • Hickory Point Soccer Event Benefits Children

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 1:31 am

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    On December 29 – 31, the 19th Annual Hickory Point Soccer Invitational will be held at The Hickory Point Park in Tavares. Over 2,000 Florida residents will converge for the largest high school soccer tournament in the state of Florida. Nearly 500 high school athletes surrounded by their coaches, family, and friends will take the field for this three day tournament. This year all proceeds will benefit a non-profit For

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American Legion Meeting

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:43 am

The American Legion Post 18, located on Hwy 44 just east of Hwy 301 in Wildwood, meets every 2nd Monday at 7:00pm. The next meeting December 8th will be receiving new members. Regular members are urged to be there for this meeting to welcome the new members. We welcome visitors. For more info (352) 748-7009.

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  • Retired Railway Employees Meeting

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:41 am

    The National Association of Retired & Veteran Railway Employees Unit 66, meets every 2nd Monday at the Golden Corral, at 11:00am in the small meeting room. You pay in the room and the price is $11.00 which includes meal, drink, tax & gratuity. The next meeting December 8th, and the speaker will be The Railroad Retirement Board. For more info. (352) 748-7009.

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  • Pet of the Week is Romo!

    Posted on November 23, 2014 at 1:39 am

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    Romo is a sweet seven-month old Chihuahua mix. Romo gets along well with other dogs, is crate trained and good on a leash. After a good walk Romo will cuddle up in your lap for a nap. Neutered, current on his vaccines and micro chipped Romo is ready to go. If you are interested in him or any of our other great pets here at the Humane Society you can

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Howey Christmas Festival

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 1:57 am

The town of Howey-in-the-Hills will have their annual Christmas Festival December 12th (5:00-10:00 p.m.) and 13th (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) in Griffin Park located at the intersection of Lakeshore Blvd. and Central Avenue. Friday features the lighted boat parade, non-stop musical entertainment with a “time machine” dance party, DJ contest open to area high school students and announcing of the winner of the “Light-Up-Howey” contest. Saturday includes cookie bake-off

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  • O-Town Sound Chorus Delivers Singing Greeting Cards

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Send holiday greetings with a song this year! There’s no need to buy a holiday card, address it and wait in a long line at the post office to mail it this holiday. Instead send a holiday song by having O-Town Sound Chorus call your loved one with a personal message and festive song! The all women Orlando based chorus will once again sing your greeting live on Dec. 13

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  • Holiday Show Performed by Famous Mac Frampton

    Posted on November 23, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Join us for a heartwarming homage to everybody’s favorite holiday music, sprinkled with great music for all seasons on Saturday, December 6th at 2 pm and 7:30 and Sunday, December 7th at 2 pm. Mac Frampton has played the huge arenas and the concert halls, soloed with the great orchestras, and released scores of recordings. Now, in the fullness of artistic maturity, after nearly four thousand performances worldwide, Mac Frampton

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