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Charity Golf Tournament

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 1:48 am

GFWC Four Corners Junior Woman’s Club proudly announces its 2015 Charity Golf Tournament scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2015 at Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club in Haines City. The tournament will benefit The First Tee™, a program that provides an accessible and affordable golf experience for every child who desires to participate in golf. The First Tee not only teaches golf to children who might not otherwise have the

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Business Highlight

  • Thinking of Remodeling Your Kitchen or Bath?

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:38 am

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    Clermont Kitchens, located at 16129 State Road 50 in Clermont, 407-877-0575, is your one stop shop. Our experienced staff will help you create the kitchen or bath of your dreams. We have the best pricing in town guaranteed, just shop and compare and you will see for yourself. We have complete financing available. We can transform a new or old tired space into an exciting, functional room that you will

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  • Floor It!

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 1:58 am

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    FLOOR IT is located at 45705 Highway 27 in Ridgeview Plaza, Davenport (863-419-4427 or 407-435-8421), and is owned and operated by Mark Roe, who is from the UK. Mark has two children with his wife, Susan. As a family man he understands and appreciates the need to have a practical and safe floor that looks great while at the same time it’s affordable. FLOOR IT employs installers who have over

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Combat Wounded Veterans

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 1:37 am

Patriots, the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) is looking for you. Join us, and help us, help our brother and sister veterans. Call us at 407-350-0224. Stewart (Steve) H. Hilbmann, Commander and Salome (Sally) V. Hilbmann, MOPH Ladies Auxiliary, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Polk County Florida Chapter 535.

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  • Sponsor a Student in the Chamber’s 2014-2015 Youth Leadership Program

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 1:53 am


    To present a quality leadership experience at no cost to the students, the Haines City Chamber of Commerce is seeking additional funding to complement donations received from past supporters. Help support this important program by sponsoring a student in the amount of $250.   In return for your generosity, we will place a link to your website on the front page and the leadership page of the Chamber’s website along with

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  • East Ridge Student Aid Project Inspires AARP Admiration

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 1:50 am

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    For inspiration, enthusiasm and creative ideas listen to the young folks. This is the truism that came through loud and clear to the senior citizens gathered on March 4 in Clermont for the AARP Chapter 5199 meeting where they hosted leaders from the East Ridge High School’s student aid project, Black and Gold Cross (shown here). According to Chapter Secretary, Nancy Hendrix: “It was really impressive to hear those 12th

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MVA Student Selected as Player of the Year

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 1:16 am

In its 30th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports announced Ben Simmons of Montverde Academy as its 2014-15 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Simmons was surprised with the news at school by nine-time NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins. An award presentation took place inside the Montverde Academy Center for Sportsmanship and Wellness (“The Nest”)

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  • Kids Learn to Fish at Summer Camp

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 1:02 am


    Kids ages 9-15 will enjoy a week of fishing and boating at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, 11490 Monte Vista Road in Clermont, FL this summer. Three sessions will be offered: June 8 to 12, June 15 to 19, and June 22 to 26, 2015. Campers will be given their own rod, reel and tackle box loaded with tackle to use during the week and take home to keep. Once trained,

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  • Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Veterans

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 1:31 am


    The Florida Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is hosting a charity Golf Tournament on Friday, April 24 at the Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club in Clermont Florida. The Veterans of Foreign Wars is the nation’s oldest major veterans’ organization and has an impeccable record of service and stewardship. The annual golf tournament will benefit the Florida VFW Help a Hero program which provides short term emergency financial assistance to Veterans in

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Knights of Columbus

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 1:03 am

On March 23, 2015, the Knights of Columbus of Blessed Sacrament Council #13240 initiated the largest group of First Degree Knights in recent history. The principle of the First Degree is charity which calls the Knights to be respectful of all mankind. These new members are, from left to right: Karl A. Grabowski, Michael Irwin, Anthony S. Lewis, Richard Delisle, Rodolfo Sierra, L.R. Rash, Thierry Magliore, Chris Boylan, and James

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  • RUFF Rescue of Central Florida’s Online Auction: The Countdown is On!

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 1:59 am

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    RUFF Rescue of Central Florida’s first online auction will open April 1st at 9:00 am and end April 15th at 9:00 pm. Special auction categories include Theme Park Tickets, Orlando Attraction Tickets, Unique Experiences, The Dog Zone, Health, Fitness & Beauty, and more! Some exciting auction items include a behind the scenes tour of the Golf Channel, indoor skydiving, admission tickets for Walt Disney World, a professional photography session for

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  • New Narcotics Anonymous meeting

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 1:41 am

    The new “Back to Basics” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at Shepard of the hills Lutheran Church at 7:30 every Friday night. Narcotics Anonymous is a group of individuals seeking recovery from addiction.

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Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 1:51 am

Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, a not-for-profit educational organization, is presenting a Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show on April 10th, 11th and 12th, 2015 at Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 South Fern Creek Ave., Orlando, FL 32806. Show time: Fri. 1 pm to 6 pm, Sat. 10am to 6pm and Sun. 10am to 5pm. Vendors will offer beads, minerals, gemstones, custom jewelry, fossils, artifacts, metaphysical stones, etc.

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  • Improv comes to Clermont!

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Laugh until it hurts when State Theatre Improv Fun Force performs at Clermont Arts and Recreation Center Friday April 17. This comedy show invites guests ages 6 to 96 to scream stuff out and then watch that stuff turn into hilarious other stuff. Doors open at 6:30 for the 7:00 show. Prices: $10 Adults, $7 Seniors, and $7 children. There will be free candy. Contact with questions or like

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  • Youth Festival Features Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, Creativity Workshops, Culture

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 1:29 am

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    Saturday May 9th, 2015, the day before Mother’s Day, is set for the Downtown Clermont Youth Art & Culture Fest and annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. The festival and chalk art contest will celebrate, inspire and encourage creative expression among young people in our community. Youngsters, arts and cultural groups and instructors, businesses and individuals, and sponsors can all participate by being a “CHAMPION FOR THE ARTS”.  Coinciding with the

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