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Wyndham Vacation Ownership Renovates Dream Village Putt Putt Course

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:37 am

Employees from Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort at Walt Disney World and Wyndham Cypress Palms in Kissimmee recently completed renovations and repairs for the putt putt course at the Sunshine Foundation Dream Village. The course received new greens as well as new theming and décor for each of the six holes.  In addition, Valley Crest upgraded the area’s landscaping to finish off a brand-new putt putt experience that will be enjoyed

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Business Highlight

  • Floor It!

    Posted on January 21, 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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  • Vacation Homes from the Mid 40’s

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 1:52 am

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    Stop by Themeworld Resort and check out our new vacation homes. Themeworld is located in Davenport at 2727 Frontage Road. We are offering one and two bedroom vacation homes, starting in the mid 40’s. These units are site built, they are not park models or mobile homes. Our homes are designed to be highly energy efficient, with heavy duty insulation, dual paned windows, galvanized steel roofs, on demand/tankless hot water

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Farmers Market in Haines City

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 1:51 am

The City of Haines City Farmers Market features the freshest produce and products every Wednesday – year round! Join us in downtown Haines City at Railroad Park (between 5th & 6th Streets) from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information contact Haines City Parks & Recreation at 863.421.3700.

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  • Winter Tour of the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:49 am

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    On Saturday, February 7, 2015  from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. the public is invited to a guided tour of the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, 11490 Monte Vista Road, Clermont, FL. Enjoy hot tea and coffee on the porch before heading off on this educational tour that will take participants through the restoration area of the federally threatened Florida scrub-jay, the ancient gopher tortoise, and threatened and endangered native plant species.

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  • A Weekend at the Beach?

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 1:41 am

    A Note from the Publisher As my friends and family were braving sub-zero temperatures and 8” of snow in Iowa, I was preparing to take my sister to visit the Gulf shore here in the Sunshine State. A co-worker told me that only “northerners” go to the beach in January. This is something that has become apparent to me as I begin to take notice of the scarves, hats and

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South Lake Bass Anglers

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:03 am

Pictured (from left) are Al Smith, Ken Miller, Dave Spence, Paul McDonald and Terry Bonsell The South Lake Bass Anglers held its monthly club tournament at the Conway Chain of Lakes in Orlando. The club had 24 members fish the tournament and weighed in 77 bass for a total weight of 94.33#. First place went to Paul McDonald with 5 fish weighing 8.17# and caught the big bass for the

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  • Boosterthon Fun Run Challenges Students at Lost Lake Elementary in Clermont to Drop Devices and Build Community

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 1:02 am

    Boosterthon’s Premier Character-Driven Fundraising Program Helps Schools Raise Up To 70 Percent More CLERMONT, Fla. — JANUARY 2015 — Lost Lake Elementary in Clermont will host a Boosterthon Fun Run event on Jan. 23, 2015. The Boosterthon Fun Run is a nine-day program that helps local schools raise needed funds for education while inspiring students to live healthy, character-filled lives. This year’s Boosterthon character theme is Rock’n Town Live! This

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  • Runners Endure the Cold to Support Nature Preserve

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 1:13 am

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    On the chilly Saturday morning of January 10th, eighty-two runners of all ages took their starting mark at the Oakland Nature Preserve 3-Mile Trail Run/Walk. Friends, families, groups and children trekked through the winding trails of the Preserve. ONP volunteers, board members, and staff helped the race flow smoothly.  All proceeds from the Trail Run benefit the Preserve. Everyone was a winner by finishing strong within an hour. Todd Lytle

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Lifestyles

FCC Exams

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:50 am

We will offer to the general public a VE (volunteer exam) for FCC (Federal Communication Commission) amateur radio licenses for technician, general and/or extra class license. These exams are free except for the FCC fee ($15), and are every month on the first Saturday of each month. The next exam is scheduled for February 7, 2015 at 10:15am at the Cagan Crossing Community Library 16729 Cagan Oaks Clermont, FL. 34714,

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  • Montverde Academy Open House

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 1:14 am

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    Montverde Academy’s Upper and Middle School Open House will be held on January 31, 2015, from 9:00 A.M. until noon. The event, emboldened by our school’s mission “… to inspire students to become knowledgeable leaders with a global vision, that instills a passion for learning, and that nurtures character development in a disciplined and diverse community,” also serves as an ideal opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn

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  • Lions Club Gun Shoot

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 1:06 am

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    Clermont/Minneola Lions Club has moved their date for the monthly gun shoot to January 24, 2015. The Lions are having their District Meeting at Minneola City Hall on January 17th and had to move the date for the gun shoot. The gun shoot is open to the public and is held across the street from Tractor Supply in Groveland on Route 50. We have turkey shoot and skeet shooting available.

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Circus Is Coming To Town

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 1:48 am

The Davenport Lions will be sponsoring a Circus to be held in Davenport on February 6, 7 and 8. You can obtain your tickets from the Lions at a discounted price prior to the event. For more information call: Lion Jeannine 863-421-2255 or 863-514-0369.

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  • 18th Annual Kumquat Festival®

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:43 am

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    The Festival will be held Saturday January 31st, 2015 in Downtown Dade City, centered around Pasco County’s iconic historic courthouse. Over 40,000 attendees including Florida residents from Tampa Bay and surrounding counties, winter residents, tourists and “day trippers” will enjoy a day of fun, shopping and entertainment. Festival admission is free, parking is free, shuttles are free and entertainment is free!! The Festival celebrates the “little gold gem of the

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  • Pig On The Pond Chili Challenge!

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 1:09 am

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    The 17th Annual Pig on the Pond “For the Kids” Festival is offering a challenge. Locals are encouraged to participate in the Chili Challenge on Friday, March 13th, 2015 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Let your best chefs represent your business or organization. Individuals are also encouraged to compete. May the best man, woman or team win! Entry fee is only $60.00 ($30.00 for non-profits). This is a wonderful opportunity to

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