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Haines City Community Theatre Upcoming Season

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 10:37 am

After being dark for nearly 2 seasons while they searched for a new home, Haines City Community Theatre is pleased to announce their upcoming season for 2014-2015. They will be opening in their new location, the old library building located at 303 Ledwith Avenue in front of Lake Eva Park. This is just down the street from their old home. They will start out their season with “Dearly Departed” by

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  • Performer’s Edge Dance Center Open House

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:29 am

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    Performer’s Edge Dance Center (PEDC) is excited to host their 12th annual open house at the Dance Center. If you or your child is interested in dance, join us on Saturday, August 9th from 10am-2pm at 2629 Waverly Barn Road. This is a great opportunity for students and parents to meet the director Amie Hollborn as well as some other talented staff members, register for classes, purchase dancewear, watch performances

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  • Continued Relief for Joint Pain

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:16 am

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    A patient of mine recently told me, “Your doctors and therapists work as such a great team together.” As a doctor, this makes me so very proud to be part of a team working together for the best interest of the patient. This particular patient, Lois, came to our clinic with severe knee pain in both knees from degenerative osteoarthritis and was considering knee surgery. After a few weeks of

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Local News

Possible Library Closure Update

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 10:44 am

On July 22, 2014, the Lake County Commissioners held a meeting to determine a target millage before constructing the budget for the coming year. One of the items up for consideration in “adjusting” the expenses side of the spreadsheet is the closure of three public libraries in Lake County: Astor, Paisley and Four Corners. The meeting that will determine the fate of the libraries will be held on either September

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  • Gala Celebration to Benefit South Lake Animal League

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 11:04 am

    On Saturday, September 13, 2014 the most generous hearts of Central Florida will come together to celebrate South Lake Animal League’s commitment to providing compassionate care to thousands of pets over the past two decades. The 1st Annual Gala, called “A Fetching Affair,” will be held at the Magnolia House at Trilogy Orlando located in Groveland from 6-10 p.m. The goal of the gala is to raise funds for the

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  • Attention Runners!

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:01 am

    The Rotary Club of South Lake County announces that registration is now open to those wishing to participate in the 2014 edition of the SANTA FUN RUN/WALK, a 5k run along the waterfront park in historic downtown Clermont.  The event is scheduled for 8AM on the morning of December 6, 2014 with runners gathering at the waterfront pavilion near the starting gate. For 2014, the Rotary Club is encouraging businesses

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Sports

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Come Get Swamped! At the New Beginnings Celebrity Softball Game

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:05 am

New Beginnings of Central Florida is excited to announce The Discovery Channel’s own “The Swamp Brothers” will be attending the 3rd Annual Celebrity Softball Game to benefit local homeless families. The game, featuring a variety of players from the police, sheriff, fire departments and political figures will be played on Friday, August 22nd at NTC Legends Way Ball Field. The gates will open at 5:00pm with an exhibition game, and

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  • Local Team is Heading to World Series!

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 10:57 am

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    2014 State Champions! Ryan Monaghan, Max Kurtz, Jacob Kerns, Brett Kelly, Johnny Ball, Justin Grecco, Hunter Andrews, Jayce Thompson, Maveric Ferguson, AJ Shaver, Hunter Daniels, Jayson Brackmon. Coaches: Tony Shaver, Jeremy Thompson, Thom Kobylarczk The South Lake Dixie Youth 12U All Star team just returned from winning the State Tournament in Freeport, FL. Our team will now represent the State of Florida in the Dixie Youth World Series! This is

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  • Kindergarten Learn to Swim Program

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:01 am

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    The Kindergarten Learn to Swim Program experienced its biggest year yet with more than 1,470 students participating from 16 Lakeland area elementary schools. The success is significant when considering the program began in 2010 with about 250 students participating from three elementary schools. The Kindergarten Learn to Swim Program teaches kindergarten students the basics of swimming as well as emphasizes the importance of swim safety education to the children and

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Lifestyles

Fund-raising Event for Sunshine Foundation

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 10:43 am

SCP-Pool Corp hosted members of the Central Florida pool industry for an open house and fundraising event at their Kissimmee distribution center on July 19th. The “Blue Saturday” event was held to raise awareness and funding for the Sunshine Foundation Dream Village. Over 100 guests and children from swimming-pool-related businesses attended the invitation-only event, which featured more than a dozen vendors, stilt walkers, and clowns as well as Sunnie, the

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  • Learn What it’s like “Going Blind”

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:14 am

    New Vision for Independence, the local organization serving residents of Lake and Sumter Counties with low vision or blindness, will host a screening of the feature film, Going Blind. This free screening is open to the public August 4, at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 in the Magnolia Room, Lake-Sumter State College, 9501 US Hwy 441, Leesburg. Seating available on a first-come basis. Please contact New Vision for Independence

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  • Sneakers for Students

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 11:14 am

    IHOP and The Boys & Girls Club have partnered to collect new/unused sneakers for children in need of them. Just in time for the school year. Through August 3rd, bring in a pair of new/unused sneakers and receive a coupon for a free short stack of IHOP pancakes. All sneakers collected will be distributed to local children the week of August 11th.

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Entertainment

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Pig Roast and Political Rally

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 10:41 am

The Chamber’s 32nd Annual Pig Roast & Political Rally will be held on Friday, August 8th, 6 – 9 p.m. at the Lake Eva Banquet Hall. This exciting event will feature a fantastic Silent Auction, delicious BBQ dinner catered by John Michael Weddings & Special Events, an opportunity to mix and mingle with aspiring and long-time candidates for political office and much more! Donations now being accepted for the Silent

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  • Outside the Box Presents “The Dixie Swim Club”

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 11:07 am

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    Outside The Box (OTB) has lined up a terrific cast for its season opener, The Dixie Swim Club by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten. Angel Allen, Juli Goldstone, Catherine Goodison,  Cynthia Ros McClendon, and Jolene Sheets will all be making their OTB debuts on August 8, in Montverde. Directed by Wm Andre Provencher, with assistance from Nicole E. Durbin, The Dixie Swim Club is the story of five

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  • Food Trucks and Music in Downtown Clermont!

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:56 am

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    Clermont Downtown Partnership is hosting “Music on Montrose”, a free live music event on Friday, August 1 from 6-9 p.m. Food trucks will be part of the event in Historic Downtown Clermont. Attendees to the event can purchase culinary delights beginning at 5:30 pm from  the 10 trucks such as Kona Dog, Big Cheese, Carbama, and Monsta Lobsta to name a few. The music and trucks will be located in

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