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A Note From The Publisher

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:19 am

I am pleased to be joining your community as Publisher of The NewsLeader.  I look forward to sharing your “good news” and interacting with the business community.  I am impressed by the energy that exists in the area, so much so that I decided to pack up my life in Muscatine, Iowa and relocate for this position.  I previously had the privilege of serving as Advertising Manager of my hometown

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Business Highlight

  • Halloween Superstore Now Open in Clermont

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:40 am

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    Black Widow’s Halloween Superstore generated lots of excitement in Clermont last year and we are proud to be back! We’re locally owned and have been operating seasonal Halloween stores for 17 years throughout the United States. With Halloween on a Friday (October 31st!) this year, expect a weekend of celebrations as well as fun events all month long. Located in Clermont Landing near Epic Theatres and JC Penny, we are

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  • Floor It!

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 1:22 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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Toys for Tots Donations

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 1:34 am

November 3-December 11 Since 1947, the United States Marine Corps Reserve has provided toys for needy children through their nationally recognized and acclaimed Toys for Tots program. Locally, your Clermont Marine Corps League, the I.W. Hatcher Jr. Detachment No. 1120, has this privilege in conjunction with the Department of Children & Families (DCF). Your club or organization can help by hosting a meeting (event) to collect toys. We provide the

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  • Oakland Nature Preserve in Words and Pictures

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 1:39 am

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    The members of the Clermont Garden Club invite the public to come to the Garden Club building (849 West Avenue, Clermont, 34711) on Saturday, November 1st at 10 a.m.  Jackie Rolly will be speaking about: “Oakland Nature Preserve: Before and After”. This a free educational event open to everyone. For information about the Clermont Garden Club, please check out our website:

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  • WE3 Expo

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 1:30 am

    The wide range of educational opportunities available within Polk County Public Schools will be on display at the seventh annual WE3 Expo. The free event is open to the public, and will take place November 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sun ‘n Fun fairgrounds, 4175 Medulla Road in Lakeland. The annual event is expected to be the biggest yet with more than 350 booths showcasing schools,

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East Ridge Swim Team

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Moderate temperatures, low humidity, few clouds in the sky. While the weather this Wednesday at the class 3a district 4 swim meet was wonderful, it paled in comparison to the goals achieved by the East Ridge High School swim team. Both boys’ and girls’ teams wound up in 4th place overall, but more importantly, nearly each swimmer reached the personal goals they set for themselves. These students’ goals included focus

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  • Montverde Academy Soccer Tournament Scheduled

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 1:39 am

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    The 4th Annual Montverde Academy Soccer Tournament (MAST) will be held January 15-17, 2015. MAST will be live streaming the games on our site (PPV) so that families and college coaches can see players and teams. A Facebook page (3rd Annual Montverde Academy Soccer Tournament) and Twitter @MontverdeMAST have also been reactivated to help everyone keep up to date with the latest news and information related to the nationally

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  • Clermont Wolves Are In The Hunt

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:35 am

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    The Clermont Wolves, coached by Scott Bruinsma and Nick Whitehouse, currently with a record of three wins, one draw and one loss are solid contenders in the Greater Central Florida Youth Soccer League Boys under 10 Division. The thirteen teams that make up the U- 10 division are: Apopka, Port Orange, the Villages, Ridge Youth, Maitland (2 teams), Stetson, Poinciana, Ridge, Orlando City, ACYS, Lake County, Southeast Volusia and Clermont.

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Holiday Event Needs Sponsors

Posted on November 1, 2014 at 1:44 am

Business Among Moms is looking for vendors, food vendors, crafters and children’s entertainment for our Holiday Shopping Expo and Food Drive on Saturday, Nov. 15th from 9am-1pm in Oakland. This is a free family friendly event to promote support for local mom owned businesses and to collect non-perishable food items for New Beginnings, a not-for-profit organization which provides food for homeless families. Please email for inquiries and a vendor

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  • Trash and Treasures Sale

    Posted on October 31, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Trash & Treasure Sale! Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Clermont will be holding a “Trash & Treasures” Sale on Friday November 7th, and Saturday November 8th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will go to purchasing materials for making quilts for Lutheran World Relief and local groups. In the picture are Dorothy Derrick and Susan Sherman, holding the items the church creates for charity.

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  • Alliance To Protect Water Resources

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 1:44 am

    The Alliance To Protect Water Resources is very pleased to have as our program speaker at our November 6th meeting, Ms. Lauren Ritchie, columnist for the Orlando Sentinel. Ms. Ritchie is Lake County’s voice of community and political commentary, read by everyone interested in Lake County and our communities. Please join us to hear Lauren’s commentary on the recent elections and community issues on Thursday, November 6th, at 7pm, at

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Davenport Cinema for Disabilities

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:06 am

Please join us on Nov. 7 at 4PM for an evening of free movies for all regarding disabilities at the Davenport Community Center located at 5 Allapaha Avenue in Davenport. Seating will not be provided but for more fun bring your blankets, bean bags, chairs, and pillows. Snacks and refreshments available for purchase including gluten free selections. All proceeds go toward the free therapy clinic at Nature’s Place. Contact,

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  • Craft Fair – Community of Faith United Methodist Church

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:26 am


    Community of Faith United Methodist Church’s 2nd Annual Craft Fair will be held on November 1st from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. We will have handmade items made by local artists and crafters. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with our selections.  Our location is 9120 Teacher Lane, Davenport, FL 33897 (in front of Four Corners Charter School). For further information, please call 407-809-2030.

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  • St. Marks Church Fair

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 1:25 am


    A Fair will be held at St. Marks Church, 102 N. 9th Street in Haines City October 31st and November 1st. On Friday the hours will be 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and on Saturday 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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