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Lake Wales Art Festival

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 1:46 am

The Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival has a 43 year old tradition of celebrating and exhibiting quality works of art by fine artists and artisans with up to 100 artists competing for more than $30,000 in awards! Presented by the Lake Wales Art Council, the diversity of the critically acclaimed two-day Festival attracts thousands of art lovers each year who purchase original, one-of-a-kind works of art.Presented by

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  • Is Your Refund Impacted by the Affordable Care Act?

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:36 am

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    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has created a new intersection between health care and taxes. It’s the biggest change to the federal tax code in over 20 years. Certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act – also known as the Health Care Law – will probably affect your federal income tax return when you file this year. The Tax Professionals at H&R Block are ready to help you through these

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  • 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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Book Sale

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 1:44 am

The first annual “Love Your Library” Book Sale will be held February 19-23, 2015 at Haines City Public Library, in the Community Room, 111 N. 6th St., Haines City, FL. The sale will feature thousands of books. (Over 1000 mysteries and several hundred large print books). Most prices range from 25 cents to $2. Also available will be audio books, music CDs, DVDs, tapes, puzzles & magazines. Hours of Sale:

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  • Vietnam Veterans Meetings

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:02 am

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    The Associates of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #1040 – Polk County, FL meets at 1094 US Highway 92 West in The Hampton’s Golf Community Clubhouse. Meeting is every third Saturday  of the month. Annual Dues: $20. We are doing a new member membership drive. If you would be interested in joining us or if you have any questions please call or email Carol Fischer @ 1-864-529-7878; joslynne5@verizon.net   or

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  • 18th Annual Kumquat Festival®

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:46 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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Sweetheart Hike

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 1:14 am

Come join us for Valentine’s Day on a “sweet” piece of property in Mount Dora. Wolfbranch Sink Preserve is famous for its seasonal waterfall and active sinkhole. Because it is not open to the public on a regular basis you will truly get a “sweet” experience.  Come join us for a unique self-guided hike from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The preserve is located at the dead-end of Robie Avenue,

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  • Firemen vs Policemen in “Chili Tug”

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:14 am

    On Sunday, February 15 at the Farmer’s Market in Historic Downtown Clermont, Clermont Police and Clermont Fire Departments square off in the “CHILI TUG” – the annual Chili Challenge Cook-Off and Tug-Of-War Contest. The event features “The Force” – law officers from Clermont and Groveland Police Departments, plus Lake County Sheriff’s Office – against “The Heat” – fire fighters from Clermont and Groveland Fire Departments, plus Lake County Fire Rescue.

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  • Ladies Riding Club

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:07 am

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    DreamCatcher Horse Ranch & Rescue Center has a ladies riding club that meets every Thursday and the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon. Ever wanted to learn to ride a horse but didn’t have the confidence to try? Used to ride years ago but want to get back in the saddle? Just want to spend time with horses away from your usual routine? Ever wondered what

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Lifestyles

FCC Exams

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 1:22 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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  • Friends Of The Library

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:22 am

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    The Friends of Cagan Crossings Community Library welcome new members! Annual dues are only $5 per individual and $10 per family. If you are interested in joining, please fill out a brief application the next time you visit the library. With Valentine’s Day approaching, we’re hosting a “mini” book sale featuring romance novels on Saturday, February 7 from 10:00-1:00. Paperbacks will be 50 cents and hardcover books just $1.00. The

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  • Building Houses and Hope Message Delivered to AARP by Habitat for Humanity

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:23 am

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    Often homeowners think of their homes as their “castle”, or at least as their “security legacy”, their most valuable investment! But for too many families home ownership remains an out-of-reach dream. Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit , mostly volunteer- driven agency, now at work in all 50 states and more than 90 countries world-wide, has built and renovated over 300,000 homes that shelter some 1.5 million people, according to Renee

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Circus is Coming to Town!

Posted on February 1, 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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  • Outside the Box Presents “Southern Hospitality”

    Posted on January 31, 2015 at 1:38 am

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    Outside The Box (OTB) continues its 2014-2015 Season of Hope, Jones, & Wooten with Southern Hospitality, a comedy centering around the zany efforts of the Futrelle family to save their hometown, which spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce. A laugh-out-loud farce and a stand-alone play in its own right, Southern Hospitality is the final play in the Sermonettes trilogy that began with Dearly Beloved and continued with

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  • Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, a not-for-profit educational organization, is presenting a Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show on April 10th, 11th and 12th, 2015 at Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 South Fern Creek Ave., Orlando, FL 32806. Show time: Fri. 1 pm to 6 pm, Sat. 10am to 6pm and Sun. 10am to 5pm. Vendors will offer beads, minerals, gemstones, custom jewelry, fossils, artifacts, metaphysical stones, etc.

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