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Local Student Earns National Merit Scholarship

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:34 am

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has named Joanna M. Sands, a student at Bartow Senior High and Summerlin Academy, a $2,500 Merit Scholarship winner. She was chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship program. National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners are chosen because they display the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies. National Merit Scholarship Corporation,

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  • Budget Air Supply

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:06 am

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    BudgetAirSupply.com was a simple idea back in 2008 when Butch, the owner of the company, was looking to repair his 8 year old air conditioner at his home in Davenport, FL. He called 7 different A/C companies for an estimate. Out of the 7 only two called back, and only one showed up for the appointment, stating that the system was not worth repairing, and a whole new A/C system

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  • Floor It!

    Posted on May 13, 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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Racing for our Wounded Warriors

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:38 am

May 30, 2015, CM Box Car Racing and the local racers are racing to support the Wounded Warriors Project. Some 40+ children will be racing down the hill on Wilson Lake Parkway in Groveland. This will the biggest field of kids racing the soap box derby style cars. The families have been asked to bring donations to be gathered for the Wounded Warriors Project. All moneys gathered this day will

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  • Polk County Public Schools

    Posted on May 24, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Polk County Public Schools will take advantage of some flexibility permitted by the Florida Department of Education and will not use state end-of-course exam results in algebra and geometry when calculating student grades for the 2014-2015 school year. “The results of these new exams are still being studied, and it has not yet been determined whether they will provide a valid assessment of student performance,” said Heather Wright, Senior Director

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  • Polk Students Earn Awards at Science and Engineering Fair

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 1:56 am

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    Three Polk County students received awards at the International Science and Engineering Fair last week in Pittsburg, PA.  Approximately 1,700 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories showcased their independent research at the fair and competed for approximately $4 million in prizes. Divya Ravinder, a student at Bartow High IB, won fourth place in the Microbiology category. She received a cash award of $500. The title

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Learn to Row Day in Clermont

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:04 am

Looking for an excuse to escape the gym and spend time outdoors? Head to the water June 6, 2015 from 9AM – 2PM. This month, more than 75 rowing clubs around the country will open their doors to the public and offer an introduction to the sport of rowing. Learn to Row Day events are not only an ideal opportunity for someone who’s curious about the sport to give it

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  • Summer Camp at DreamCatcher Horse Ranch

    Posted on May 24, 2015 at 1:59 am

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    Come have fun and learn at DreamCatcher Horse Ranch & Rescue Summer camps for ages 5 and up. Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. – after care available. Weeks: June 15-19; June 29-July 3; July 13-17; August 3-7. Lunch and refreshments included. Cost is $250 per week. Daily riding includes trail riding, bareback, games day and presentation show on last day followed by pizza lunch at a

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  • Friends of South Lake Swim Lessons

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:58 am

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    Friends of South Lake is a non-profit organization in partnership with the Live Well Fitness Center and South Lake Hospital. Friends offers swim lessons to the community May through July at the Live Well Center pool in Clermont (across from South Lake Hospital). A bit over 4800 participants have come through swim lessons with Friends of South Lake over 14 seasons. The youngest was six months old and the oldest

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Sydney’s Grand Opening

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:15 am

The Read to Sydney Reading and Learning Center opens at 10 a.m. on June 6th. Sydney’s store is located at the West Oaks Mall, just past the food court. The store will be open every weekend in June and will host a different event every weekend. The children will have the opportunity to meet and read to the famous Sydney. Sydney merchandise will also be available for purchase. For more

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  • Vietnam Veterans Meetings

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 1:07 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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  • FCC Exams

    Posted on May 24, 2015 at 1:05 am

    FCC Amateur Radio Exams for tech, general &/or extra class 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 date is,  JUNE 6, 2015. Exam is free, but FCC fee is $15.00, also a

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The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:26 am

This soulful, urbanized retelling of L. Frank Baum’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, brings the familiar characters to life in a modern, musical setting. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2:30pm, May 8 through June 7. Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $15 for children. Call 352-319-1116 for reservations. The Moonlight Players’ Warehouse Theater is located in Historic Downtown Clermont at 735 W.

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  • Bus Tour to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 1:11 am

    The Friends of Cooper Memorial Library are sponsoring a bus trip to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park on Thursday, June 25. The highlight of the trip is the famous Mermaid Show in addition to the reptile shows and riverboat ride. The bus will leave the Cooper Library parking lot, 2525 Oakley Seaver Dr., Clermont, at 9:15 AM sharp and will leave Weeki Wachee at 3:30 PM returning to the library

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  • Spring Music Festival

    Posted on May 24, 2015 at 1:08 am

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    The Spring Music Festival presented recently by the piano and vocal students of Smith School of Music, Inc. was a gala event with many musical styles from Classical to Cabaret, Broadway to Hymns. The  students, ages 7 to 80 performed by singing or playing in the 18th annual festival which was held this year at First United Methodist Church, Clermont, FL. Two duet piano ensembles, a piano trio (6 hands

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