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Sheriff Awards Certificate

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 1:36 am

Sheriff Bill Farmer honored Mr. Ed Tomberlin, awarding him a beautifully mounted certificate acknowledging his 25 years of faithful support as an honorary member of the Florida Sheriff’s Association. Sheriff Farmer spoke to the Retired Educators of Sumter County on matters of primary concern to our senior citizens. He also presented and explained a little known service of our Sheriff’s office regarding checking up on senior citizens who are living

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Business Highlight

  • Second Hand Susie’s Resale Store

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 1:37 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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  • Huge Plant and Fruit Tree Sale!

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:11 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 have a huge, huge plant and fruit tree sale going on now. They actually grow the plants themselves for retail or wholesale shoppers. They offer a wide variety of

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Retired Educators Recognize Volunteer at Meeting

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 1:35 am

President Laura Shuyler joins Mary Simmons in congratulating Jackie Gardner for her hundreds of hours of volunteer service to our community. As we enter into the summer months, we also plan for the next season of education and its needs and challenges. Again the members of SCREA will be working to support and encourage our present educators and those new retirees. The new officers elected to serve in the next

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  • Science Superstars!

    Posted on May 31, 2015 at 1:25 am

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    Bushnell Elementary School would like to congratulate (from left to right back) Emma Ward in Mrs. Amanda Figueroa’s class, Bailey Morrison in Mrs. Dawn Moses’s class, Laci Powell in Mrs. Elizabeth Camp’s class, Emily Morrow in Mrs. Jennifer Bryant’s class, (from left to right front) Justin Lightcap in Mrs. Beverly Ray’s class, and Robert Sanchez in Mrs. Kelli Stephenson’s class for being the Science Super Stars for the third grading

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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 1:51 am

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    JuJu is a two-year-old Male Domestic Shorthair. JuJu is very loving and social. JuJu should be the only cat in the home as he does not do well with other cats, but if you have a cat friendly dog JuJu will be not only your new best friend but your dogs also. If you are interested in JuJu or any of the other great pets here at the Humane Society

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Local Swimmer Breaks Another Record!

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 1:02 am

National Training Center (NTC) Aquatics swimmer Benjamin Mack-Jackson, age 12, recently broke the Florida Swimming 11-12 Boys 200 Meter Long Course breaststroke record during the “ 2015 Memorial Meet” on Sunday, May 17, in Sarasota, FL. His time was the fastest time in the country for his age group so far this year. The previous record time of 2:41.35 had been posted on July 24, 2008, and was broken by

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  • Men’s Golf League

    Posted on May 31, 2015 at 1:04 am


    The South Lake Men’s Golf League has openings for golfers who enjoy a friendly round of competitive golf! Every Thursday morning the SLMGL plays at a course in the Clermont area. This is a great league for all golfers of any skill-level and convenient for those who travel and/or not able to make a regular weekly commitment. USGA handicaps are established after three rounds and golfers play for weekly prizes

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  • Olympic Day in Clermont

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 1:00 am

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    Join the City of Clermont and South Lake Hospital for Olympic Day on Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the NTC Track. This USOC-sanctioned event is celebrated by millions of people in more than 160 countries. Olympic Day’s mission is to promote fitness, well-being, culture and education, while promoting the Olympic values – excellence, friendship and respect – and the three Olympic Day pillars – move,

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Sew Wild in Wildwood

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 1:15 am

Sew Wild of Central Florida is a chapter of the state wide Florida Sewing Sew-ciety that is know as FSS. FSS is a state wide non profit sewing organization that is for all ladies that love to sew or would like to learn how to sew. We meet the second Wednesday of every month at 9:00 am at Wildwood Masonic Lodge No 92 located at 102 Georgia Street, Wildwood. Please

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  • LSSC Alumni After Hours Network and Connect

    Posted on June 1, 2015 at 1:54 am


    Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. is hosting a free Alumni After Hours event at Ramshackle Cafe in Leesburg at 1317 North 14th Street on June 4th from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Make plans to join us where you will enjoy complimentary appetizers, beer, and soft drinks while you enjoy catching up with LSSC Alumni and Friends. Alumni After Hours provides an opportunity for LSSC Alumni of all classes to come

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  • Summer Contest!

    Posted on May 31, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Amplify Student Ministries is ready for “The Summer Contest”, beginning June 7 and every Sunday night this summer at 5:30 pm. Come join the games, food, music and learn how to walk with God at Oxford Assembly of God, 12114 N US Hwy 301. “Summer Contest” is for students in 6-12 grades, including those graduating into 6th grade. Daniel Hahn is Youth Pastor. No cost. See you Sunday night!

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Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 1:07 am

The crowd enjoys steel band music at beautiful Clermont Waterfront Park at last year’s festival June is Caribbean Heritage Month…come immerse yourself in the tastes and sounds of island life at the Fourth Annual Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival—no passport needed. The Caribbean American Association of Lake County (CAALC) hosts this fun event on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Clermont Waterfront Park from 11 a.m. to 10

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  • Visit Florida Teaching Zoo

    Posted on May 31, 2015 at 1:55 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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  • Open Call to Artists

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 1:53 am

    ViaPort Florida (formerly Lake Square Mall) invites artists to submit an application to participate in our weekend Arts Market. Join other artists and artisans in this juried market to demonstrate your process and sell your handmade fine art and fine crafts. The market is held at ViaPort Florida, 10401 US Hwy 441, Leesburg, FL on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. There are five artists each day.

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