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See What A Dream Can Do

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 9:30 am

2015 Miss Sunshine Foundation Pageant! Give us your time as a volunteer and as a queen and we will give you a year of great memories and a great pride for knowing that you were part of an organization such as Sunshine Foundation. Queens will be the backbone of the foundation by hosting events on behalf of Sunshine Foundation and the chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children.

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Business Highlight

  • Floor It!

    Posted on April 15, 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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  • Ants, Ants, and More Ants!

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 1:29 am

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    Here in Florida, one of the most invasive species of insects we have is the ant. We find them in our sugar bowls, in our sinks, and even in our bath tubs. Some of them sting, though all of them are a nuisance when they are found in our homes. We buy sprays from the store labeled “ant spray” and sure . . . those sprays help short term .

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National Help A Horse Day

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 9:07 am

DreamCatcher Horse Rescue is celebrating “Help A Horse Day” Sunday, April 26th from 1-4 p.m. The free event will include barn tours, silent auction, take a photo with a rescue Facebook contest, Dream Team show, goody bags, educational tent, talks from various professionals in the horse world, meet the rescues & more! Help us compete for a $10,000 or $5,000 grant from the ASPCA by our participation in “Help A

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

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 1:53 am

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    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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  • Kindergarten Registration

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 1:37 am

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    Polk County Public Schools will again allow parents and guardians the option to register their children online for kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents and guardians are being urged to sign up beginning Monday, April 6, and will have the option to register in person at their zoned school. The registration period ends on Friday, May 8. On April 30th schools have designated times to enroll kindergartners; watch for

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World Tai Chi & QiGong Event

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 9:51 am

Everyone is invited to Lake Louisa State Park Saturday, April 25th for our local World Tai Chi & QiGong event, starting at 9 a.m. The event is free, however, there is a $5 per car admission fee to the park. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is always the last Saturday of April every year, and begins at 10 am with groups in New Zealand, and then quietly spreads around

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  • Football & Cheer Registration

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 1:49 am

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    Polk & Osceola County Families are invited to join the Ridge Youth Pop Warner Football & Cheer family. Ridge Lightning competes amongst the MidFlorida Pop Warner conference and promotes athletics, sportsmanship, and academic success. Our home field is the Northeast Regional Park where we hold all practices and home games. Pop Warner has 6 age/weight football divisions available for boy’s ages 5-14 and 6 cheer squads with similar age divisions.

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  • Puttin’ Fore Paws Golf Tournament Benefit SLAL

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 1:48 am

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    Help homeless animals in our community by participating in South Lake Animal League’s Puttin’ Fore Paws Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Green Valley Country Club. Registration, check-in and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. There will be prizes for closest-to-the-pin and longest drive as well as an auction, raffles, and a 50/50.  Lunch will be served following the tournament. Sponsorship opportunities

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Lifestyles

Four Corners Amateur Radio Club

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 9:11 am

Ever heard about Ham radio? Do you know what Hams do? Well we have good news for you! The Four Corners Amateur Radio Club is welcoming everybody to come to our meeting and learn what amateur radio is all about. Hams have the ability to communicate with people all over the world on the radio, even with small hand held radios. Experience the fun of talking to people from all

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  • Combat Wounded Veterans

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 1:37 am

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    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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  • Veterans Visit Cranes View Lodge

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 1:08 am

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    On April 8th we were happy to join the residents at Cranes View Lodge for an appreciation luncheon. They wanted to thank the post for the distribution of Christmas stockings that were given out to the Veterans on Christmas Eve of last year. The food was fantastic with a menu that rivals many fine restaurants. We also gave about 60 American Legion related t-shirts to all the residents and staff.

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Entertainment

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Comedy Improv Show

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 9:48 am

Join Humor Resources Improv on Free Comic Book Day (Saturday, May 2nd) as they celebrate all things comics. DC vs Marvel? Doesn’t matter. You will have fun either way! The show takes place at 7pm at the Montverde Town Hall (next to the library and post office). Tickets are only $5, and you get to yell out your favorite suggestions. The show is interactive and family-friendly and will be full

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  • Landscape and Garden Fair

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 1:17 am

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    Lake County’s 4th Annual Landscape & Garden Fair, a botanical-themed family-friendly event, will be held April 18-19 at Discovery Gardens, located at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. The fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Sponsored by Lake County, The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in

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  • Garden Fest 2015 at the Marion Baysinger Memorial Library

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 1:54 am

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    The Friends of Marion Baysinger Memorial Library are hosting the Garden Fest 2015 fundraiser at the library on Saturday, April 18th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be a gardening demonstration and a floral arranging presentation by Kim E’s Flowers. Plaster Cottage of Clermont will be painting garden ornaments with children. Green Isle Gardens, Marian Gardens Tree Farm, and Agri-Starts are just a few of the businesses, along

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