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Holiday Reflections: The Christmas Gala

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 1:38 am

Each year, FSC’s Music Department shares the best of the season’s sacred and secular music with the community in this festive performance by students, faculty, and guests. We invite you to join us in beautifully decorated Branscomb Auditorium to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays as we reflect on the meaning of the season through the presentation of old favorites and new surprises. Join us December 6th from

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  • Floor It!

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 1:03 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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  • Shop Early at The Village Goldsmith

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:39 am

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    Well here we are – another year has slipped by and no one seems to know where it went. We are excited that the economy seems to be doing better, and the holidays are about to be upon us. The elves are preparing for an enthusiastic season with some new additions to our inventory line, including several very exciting custom creations. Of course we will always have the “bread and

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Don’t Forget To Shop Small Saturday!

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 1:07 am

Thanksgiving Day is followed by the infamous “Black Friday” – a day when people wait in line for fantastic deals and head out shopping during hours they usually are sound asleep. If you are one of these folks, I salute you! My Thanksgiving weekend shopping preference has come about in recent years, and really just sheds light on something I’ve been doing all along, and that’s “Shop Small Saturday”. It’s

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  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:42 am

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    The Lions Club will host a community Thanksgiving dinner November 27th at 11:30 a.m. at the Davenport Community Center, 5 South Allapaha Avenue. Everyone is welcome for this free meal.

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  • How Important is the Green Swamp?

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 1:13 am

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    Peggy Cox, president of APWR and member of the Lake County Water Board, addressed the November meeting of the South Lake County Historical Society about the importance of the Green Swamp to the quality of life in South Lake County and surrounding areas. The Green Swamp is the second largest in Florida after the Everglades, is the origin of 5 major river systems, can be found in parts of 5

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Kickstart Your Holiday Season

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 1:34 am

The Rotary Club of South Lake County announces that the Club will make this year’s Santa Fun Run/Walk a community-wide event tailored to families living throughout the South Lake County area. On December 6, 2014 at the waterfront pavilion along Lake Minneola, the community will be given the chance to participate in the 4th annual Santa Fun Run/Walk, a 5k run/walk, and a 1k run for children. The race course

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  • East Ridge Swim Team Finds Success, Medals at States

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:27 am


    The FHSAA Class 3a State Swim Meet took place this past weekend in Stuart, FL. East Ridge girls and boys made a notable impression at the meet. Morgan Holt swam the 100 butterfly and the 200 individual medley. In a field of tough competitors she qualified for event finals in the 200 IM where she placed 15th after placing 21st in the 100 fly earlier in the day. Diego Herrera

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  • Try-Outs For Travel Baseball Team

    Posted on November 16, 2014 at 1:26 am

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    Chaos Baseball Club, together with Turn2 Training (coaches Brian Dempsey and Randy Pundsack) is hosting tryout camp for 11U, 12U and 13U December 5th, 6th and 7th. The season is December through February and includes 20+ game winter wood bat game schedule, indoor gym, indoor batting cages and field practices. There will be double headers and round robins and additional development programs. Uniform and team bat bag included. Try out

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Singles Connection Meeting

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 1:31 am

The singles connection is a small group dedicated to the needs and aspirations of persons who were part of a couple, but now through various circumstances, find themselves single and perhaps in need of a friend. The Connection is part of a life group at Community of Faith Methodist Church providing both physical and spiritual friendship. All ages are welcome and membership at COF is not necessary. The December meeting

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  • Amateur Radio Exams

    Posted on November 23, 2014 at 1:57 am

    FCC amateur radio exams for tech, general and/or extra class (Ham) license (via VE (volunteer examiners) will be given the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM at the Cagans Crossing Community Library, 16554 Cagan Oaks Clermont, FL 34714 (opp. Lowes & Wal-Mart) on Rt. 27, 1/2 mile north of rt. 192. Next VE Exam dates are,   Dec. 6, 2014, Jan. 3, 2015, Feb. 7, 2015. Exam is free,

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  • Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:52 am


    Just before 8:00 am on December 7, 1941, Japan launched a two hour surprise attack on Pear Harbor. We will honor this event that led our country into WWII with a Flag Raising Remembrance. Join us at 10:30 am on December 7, 2014 at the Veterans Memorial at Polo Park. Polo Park is at the junctions of Rtes. 27 and 192.

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First Friday – Hometown Holiday

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 1:55 am

First Friday – Hometown Holiday will feature a “Rudolph’s Play Area” with carnival style holiday games for children & their families to enjoy, Santa & Mrs. Claus will be there for kids to visit with, a DJ playing music from the City of Lakeland stage, entertainment from local school groups, and much more. Join us December 5th from 6-9 p.m. at Munn Park, Lakeland, FL 33801, 863.606.8395.See more at:

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  • O-Town Sound Chorus Delivers Singing Greeting Cards

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:54 am


    Send holiday greetings with a song this year! There’s no need to buy a holiday card, address it and wait in a long line at the post office to mail it this holiday. Instead send a holiday song by having O-Town Sound Chorus call your loved one with a personal message and festive song! The all women Orlando based chorus will once again sing your greeting live on Dec. 13

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  • Who’s Next?

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 1:56 am


    Find out who will be the winner of the 2014 BIGGEST Talent on Saturday, November 29th at 3:00 p.m. Registration is open to individuals or groups to compete until November 18, 2014. We welcome your youth group, dance team, praise team or various individual or group artists to share their talents. This event is FREE and open to the community. There’ll be cash and prizes giveaways and you get to

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