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Trash to Treasure Miracle Happens in Clermont AARP Chapter Learns

Posted on September 21, 2014 at 1:26 am

Down-sizing? Moving? Just updating the apartment? Whatever, if you have good stuff to dispose of and want to convert your “disposables” into “treasures” the Goodwill social service (352-404-7799 or www.goodwillcfl.org) may just be the place that can perform the miracle. According to Goodwill’s Iris Clas (pictured), coordinator of the modern, new work training and placement program geared to help match skills to jobs with area workers, “each year thousands turn

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Business Highlight

  • Floor It!

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 1:08 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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  • Central Florida Golf Carts Your E-Z-Go and Triad Dealership

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 1:11 am

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    Central Florida Golf Carts is located at 533 Cagan Park Avenue, Suite 309 & 310, Clermont (352-241-4929). A family owned business since 2008, it is an exclusive E-Z-GO and Triad Personal Electric Vehicle dealership offering new and used models with a consideration for every budget. We are focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction and we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. We will build or

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Veterans Memorial at Polo Park

Posted on September 21, 2014 at 1:25 am

The Veterans Memorial at Polo Park honored the Polk County Rescue Squad and Honor Guard with a flag raising event on 9-11

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  • Autumn at the Village

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 1:34 am

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    Fall is the perfect time of year to visit Clermont’s beautiful Historic Village Museum. Located at 490 West Avenue on the shores of Lake Minneola, the Village is ideal for a quiet afternoon with the family. The patio beside the Train Depot (pictured above) has several large picnic tables and offers beautiful views of the lake. Cool, lake breezes make even the warmest Florida afternoon a pleasure. After lunch, your

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  • Oakland Nature Preserve Sees Record Numbers of Visitors

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 1:31 am

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    Last year Oakland Nature Preserve (ONP) recorded 36, 795 visitors that came through the Amon Pavilion and the entrance to the boardwalk. The year is not yet complete, and ONP visitor numbers (as of August 1st) are at 64,170. This number does not include participants in classes and field trips, ONP’s many regularly scheduled programs, summer camps, environmental groups that meet at ONP, or special events. Clearly, central Florida’s best

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Teams Are Now Forming!

Posted on September 21, 2014 at 1:49 am

The Miles for Meals 8k/5k has been passing out discount codes for groups looking to form teams for the races on Saturday, October 11th. The races start at 7:30 a.m. at Waterfront Park and benefit Buses n’ Backpacks. To get your discount code for your team, please visit www.BusesnBackpacks.com. Divisions for teams are School, Corporate, or Friends and Family. Please join us for a fun filled morning as we help

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  • East Ridge Swim Team

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 1:47 am

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    It was a beautiful day at the pool September 11th as the knights of the East Ridge swim team battled an elite Montverde Academy. It was clear from the first race that both boys and girls had quite a battle ahead if them. At the midway point of the meet the boys’ teams were tied, but Alec Bowie and Diego Herrera Alva swam impressively in their individual events and teamed

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  • Lions Club Shooting Events

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:06 am

    The Clermont-Minneola Lions Club wants to invite all to the monthly shotgun/skeet shoot. The first of 8 monthly events will start on September 20, 2014 at 9am. All events will be on the third Saturday of the month through April. For all who like target shooting, there will be several targets available for your pleasure. The rifles are to be only 410, 12 and 20 gauge rifles. The Lions have

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Lifestyles

Amateur Radio Exams

Posted on September 21, 2014 at 1:47 am

FCC Amateur Radio Exam will be given the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM at the Cagan’s Crossing Community Library. Next VE Exam date is October 4, 2014. Exam is free but fcc fee is $15.00, also a picture ID is needed. Walk-ins welcome or reservations preferred, call 863 978-0120. Text,.. 908 415-6162.

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  • This Sweet Girl Is No Blessing In Disguise…She Is A True Blessing!!

    Posted on September 20, 2014 at 1:02 am

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    Hello there! My name is Blessing and I’m here to answer all of your doggie prayers! I had my own little doggie prayers answered when Houndhaven rescued me from Animal Control. I was in need of emergency care for a condition called mastitis, but after a trip to the vet, a few days in the hospital, and lots of TLC from the volunteers at Houndhaven, I became a happy, healthy

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  • “Write Your Life” Class

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 1:46 am

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    Lake Sumter State College will offer a noncredit course for seniors at the Leesburg and South Lake campus, entitled “Write Your Life”. The course is designed for senior citizens who have little or no writing experience. The course includes a variety of topics that examine one’s life from differing perspectives including: Your life in a significant memory; Your life resume; Your life by the decade; and Words to live by.

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Entertainment

Auditions For HCCT Kids Show

Posted on September 21, 2014 at 1:39 am

HCCT Kids, a division of Haines City Community Theatre announces auditions for their upcoming performance of “Waking Sleeping Beauty” by Ross Mihalko and Donna Swift, directed by Jennifer Tesso.  This will replace the originally scheduled performance of “The Snow Queen” running December 12-14th. Auditions will be held at the theatre, located at 303 Ledwith Ave. on Saturday, September 27 from 2-5 p.m. Elementary, Middle and High School students are welcome

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  • Lake Louisa State Park Monthly Speaker

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 1:35 am

    The Friends of Lake Louisa State Park invites you to attend a presentation by Ted Miksa of Miksa Honey Farms on Friday, September 26th at 7:00pm in the park’s administration building. Miksa Honey Farms is a family run business that has been in the Groveland area for 58 years. Ted will be speaking on the evolution of the business, how they provide queen bees of a variety of stock lines

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  • MusicFest 2014

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:30 am

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    The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation is proud to present MusicFest 2014, which will take place Friday-Sunday, October 10-12, 2014 on the streets of historic downtown Winter Garden. Now in its 9th year, MusicFest is a free three-day outdoor musical event that showcases a diverse collection of Central Florida’s finest musicians and introduces the community to their musical styles. MusicFest 2014 Dates and Times: Friday October 10, 6 – 11 P

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