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Memorial Day Celebration

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 1:11 am

Join us Monday, May 25th at Railroad Park, 620 East Main Street in downtown Haines City. This event, which begins at 9:00 AM, is Haines City’s way of saying “Thank You!” to all those who have fought for our freedom. This public service reminds us about the great men and woman who help protect this country. If you are a Veteran or active Military, the City of Haines City would

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  • Budget Air Supply

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:06 am

    front - 4c budget air was a simple idea back in 2008 when Butch, the owner of the company, was looking to repair his 8 year old air conditioner at his home in Davenport, FL. He called 7 different A/C companies for an estimate. Out of the 7 only two called back, and only one showed up for the appointment, stating that the system was not worth repairing, and a whole new A/C system

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  • Floor It!

    Posted on May 13, 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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Polk Students Earn Awards at Science and Engineering Fair

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 1:56 am

Three Polk County students received awards at the International Science and Engineering Fair last week in Pittsburg, PA.  Approximately 1,700 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories showcased their independent research at the fair and competed for approximately $4 million in prizes. Divya Ravinder, a student at Bartow High IB, won fourth place in the Microbiology category. She received a cash award of $500. The title

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  • Clermont Already Implementing Federal Policing Advisory Recommendations

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Body cameras on police officers may soon be coming to Clermont, according to Chief of Police, Charles Broadway, who recently addressed the Lakes and Hills AARP Chapter in Clermont. Chief Broadway, a former 9-11 New York City first responder cop who relocated with his family to Florida about ten years ago and was appointed to lead the Clermont Police Department in 2012, explained that he and the City are committed

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  • Clermont Police and Firefighters Team up for Active Shooter Training

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:25 am

    In our ongoing effort to ensure that the members of both the Clermont Police and Fire Departments receive the best training available we will be teaming up for Active Shooter training. The Clermont Police Department routinely trains in response to Active Shooter incidents in an effort to ensure that we are able to provide an exceptional level of service for the residents as well as those visiting the City of

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Friends of South Lake Swim Lessons

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:58 am

Friends of South Lake is a non-profit organization in partnership with the Live Well Fitness Center and South Lake Hospital. Friends offers swim lessons to the community May through July at the Live Well Center pool in Clermont (across from South Lake Hospital). A bit over 4800 participants have come through swim lessons with Friends of South Lake over 14 seasons. The youngest was six months old and the oldest

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  • East Ridge Volleyball Camp

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 1:36 am


    The East Ridge High School would like to invite the community members ages 7 (2nd grade) through 18 (12th grade) to the ERHS All Skill Volleyball Camp. Play­ers will learn proper techniques for passing, serving, setting, and attacking. Each day will consist of skills and drills, followed by players working in game situations. Camp staff will include several highly experienced coaches from top select volleyball acad­emy and Clermont high school

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  • Lake Louisa State Park 5k Run/Walk

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 1:49 am

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    The Friends of Lake Louisa State Park will host their yearly 5k run/walk on Saturday, May 23rd at 7:30 a.m. Runners and walkers will enjoy a beautiful 3.1 mile USAT certified course on a tree lined, paved roadway through Lake Louisa State Park. The 5k is chip timed and registered finishers of the run/walk will receive a colorful t-shirt and medal. Awards will be presented to the top overall male

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How Humans Affect Wildlife and What You Can Do

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 1:13 am

Join us at Oakland Nature Preserve on May 30th at 1pm for our Eco-Movie Matinee, at a new time! This month we will be screening Journey to Planet Earth: The State of the Planet’s Wildlife, narrated by Matt Damon.  Bring friends and family to cool off indoors and watch an eco-movie after a hike on the nature trail at the Preserve! Matt explores how humans are affecting wildlife around the

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  • Knitting and Crochet Club

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Crocheters, knitters, felters and all fiber artists of all ages and skill levels welcome. Come sit for a spell, learn something new, and meet other makers. Every Thursday from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Cagan Crossings Community Library. Look for us on Ravelery or Facebook at

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  • Davenport Lions Club

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Davenport Lions Club 1718 Davenport Blvd, Davenport We collect used eyeglasses.  Lion George Markel is the person to call if you eyeglasses you wish to donate. His phone number is 863-956-7340. Our meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Our first meeting is a dinner meeting. Visitors are always welcome. For more information and to let us know if you plan to attend please call:

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Come Join Us For A Night Of Fun

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:40 am

Tickets are now on sale for a fundraising event with “celebrities” to bring awareness of ovarian cancer. Elvis, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles & Marilyn Monroe will be in the house to entertain you. Show off your voice with some karaoke. Feeling lucky -  then enter the 50/50 drawing. Looking for a gift – then take a look at our silent auction items. Each ticket is

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  • Taste Of The Caribbean & Jerk Festival

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 1:49 am

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    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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  • Latin Night Dancing

    Posted on May 17, 2015 at 1:51 am


    Latin Nights and Latin rhythms move you into a romantic, earthy motion of precise steps in ballroom dancing’s rhythm dances. USA Dance 6106 Lake-Sumter Counties chapter will sponsor a ballroom dance Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in Leesburg Community Center.  Music will be by popular deejays, “The Keichers, Jr.,” our friends Gail & Alan. A fabulous Rumba lesson, one of the best in basic Latin dance, will be taught

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