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Polk County Public Schools Make Considerable Progress

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:18 am

Twenty-nine elementary and middle schools in Polk County, or 25 percent, achieved either A or B grades, and others made significant gains in performance compared to last year, according to preliminary data released Friday by the state Department of Education. Sixteen of Polk County’s schools earned an A grade – an increase from 12 schools last year. The county is among 41 districts across the state to experience a rise

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Business Highlight

  • Continued Relief for Joint Pain

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:16 am

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    A patient of mine recently told me, “Your doctors and therapists work as such a great team together.” As a doctor, this makes me so very proud to be part of a team working together for the best interest of the patient. This particular patient, Lois, came to our clinic with severe knee pain in both knees from degenerative osteoarthritis and was considering knee surgery. After a few weeks of

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  • Road Runner Transportation, Inc. “Our Business Is Picking Up”

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:30 am

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    Road Runner Taxi has an old fashioned commitment to good customer service to set an unmatched standard of excellence!! All of our drivers have passed a criminal background check and are all permitted by the City of Orlando. Road Runner Taxi is a FULL SERVICE company providing prompt and reliable local 24 hour service, 7 days a week to Clermont and surrounding communities!! We also offer transportation to all Florida

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Pig Roast and Political Rally

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:28 am

The Chamber’s 32nd Annual Pig Roast & Political Rally will be held on Friday, August 8th, 6 – 9 p.m. at the Lake Eva Banquet Hall. This exciting event will feature a fantastic Silent Auction, delicious BBQ dinner catered by John Michael Weddings & Special Events, an opportunity to mix and mingle with aspiring and long-time candidates for political office and much more! Donations now being accepted for the Silent

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  • Local Girl wins National Award

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:11 am

    DAR contest winner MAREN SNOW

    Maren Snow was honored in Washington, D.C. on June 26, 2014 by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for winning the American History essay award over all other students in the United States. Her subject was “The Lives of Children During the American Revolution. Maren won the local contest sponsored by Tomoka Chapter D.A.R. and the state and regional contests. Maren is a student of ACE Academy and

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  • Korean Service Veterans Sought for Recognition at August 2 Ceremony

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:55 pm

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    Korean Service Veterans, those nearly two-million American GI’s who have served silently in Korea since the signing of the armistice on July 27, 1953, will be recognized in a special 61st Anniversary ceremony on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park, Leesburg. The program is sponsored by the Korean War and Korean Service Veterans Association of Lake County, Chapter 169, a group of

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Sports

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Kindergarten Learn to Swim Program

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:01 am

The Kindergarten Learn to Swim Program experienced its biggest year yet with more than 1,470 students participating from 16 Lakeland area elementary schools. The success is significant when considering the program began in 2010 with about 250 students participating from three elementary schools. The Kindergarten Learn to Swim Program teaches kindergarten students the basics of swimming as well as emphasizes the importance of swim safety education to the children and

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  • MVA to Hold Free Swimming Clinic

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:17 pm

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    Montverde Academy will be holding a FREE swimming clinic from 8 AM until 11 AM (Monday-Friday) beginning Monday July 28th and running through Friday August 15th. The upcoming clinic will offer swimming activities and skills development trainings for children ages 7-11, and ages 11 through 18 (*prior swimming experience is required for children 7-11). All clinic instruction will be conducted at the newly constructed Montverde Academy Aquatics Center under the

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  • Men’s Golf League

    Posted on July 20, 2014 at 1:26 pm

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    Located on SR 50 between Clermont and Groveland, Green Valley County Club is inviting fellow golfers to play with the Men’s Assn. every Wednesday morning. We enjoy a competitive game with evenly matched teams. Cost to enter is $7.00 per player (plus green fees) each week and the entire fee is returned to the winners. A handicap is helpful. We have the ability to establish a handicap if necessary. The

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Lifestyles

FCC Radio Exams

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:07 am

We offer to the general public a VE (volunteer exam) for FCC amateur radio licenses, for technician, general and/or extra class license. These exams are free except for the FCC fee ($15), and are held on the first Saturday morning of each month. The next exam is scheduled for: August 2, 2014 at 10:15am at the Cagan Crossing community Library in Clermont, FL. on Rt. 27 (1/2 mi. north of

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  • Marley – A Mellow Boy Who Wants to be Everyone’s Best Friend

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:17 am

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    Hi! Hello and Hey there! I’m Marley and I’m ready to be your buddy, your pal, your friend for life! Houndhaven is where I’m hanging my hat until you come and pick me up. My previous family moved into a rental that wouldn’t allow pets, so my pal Lou and I were welcomed to stay at Houndhaven. While I’ve been here the volunteers have found out that I really enjoy

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  • Churches Invited to Empowerment Summit

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    The International Fellowship of Covenant Churches (IFOCC) invites all churches to join us for our Annual Empowerment Summit. On Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, we will meet at the Lake Sumter State College Cooper Memorial Library, Room 108A with leaders joining in from Nigeria, Uganda, Nepal Asia and other countries to discuss ways that the IFOCC and other ministries can empower members of their communities

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Entertainment

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Food Trucks and Music in Downtown Clermont!

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:56 am

Clermont Downtown Partnership is hosting “Music on Montrose”, a free live music event on Friday, August 1 from 6-9 p.m. Food trucks will be part of the event in Historic Downtown Clermont. Attendees to the event can purchase culinary delights beginning at 5:30 pm from  the 10 trucks such as Kona Dog, Big Cheese, Carbama, and Monsta Lobsta to name a few. The music and trucks will be located in

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  • Gala Celebration to Benefit South Lake Animal League

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    On Saturday, September 13, 2014 the most generous hearts of Central Florida will come together to celebrate South Lake Animal League’s commitment to providing compassionate care to thousands of pets over the past two decades. The 1st Annual Gala, called “A Fetching Affair,” will be held at the Magnolia House at Trilogy Orlando located in Groveland from 6-10 p.m. The goal of the gala is to raise funds for the

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  • Clermont Music Festival

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    We are now accepting sponsors for the Music Festival to be held in downtown Clermont on Saturday, October 18, 2014. This is a free concert for our community with all the musicians donating their time. We have many sponsorship opportunities available: programs, t-shirts, kid’s zone & stages. This is a great opportunity for you or your business to give back to your community. The Festival is in partnership with the

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