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Book Sale

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 11:26 am

The Friends of the Haines City Public Library are hosting a Book Sale in the Haines City Library Lobby on Wednesday November 5th, from 9:30am-1pm. This month’s sale will include hundreds of books on clearance in a wide variety of titles. We will also feature a large variety of Christmas themed books and a big collection of Christian books that were recently donated. There will be plenty of fiction as

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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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Woman’s Club Plans Annual Fashion Show

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:39 am

GFWC Four Corners Junior Woman’s Club announces its 6th Annual Charity Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held Friday, November 7, 2014 at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Kissimmee (Formosa Gardens location).  The theme for the event is “Leisure Living, Leisure Style.” Fashions are sponsored by Macy’s, Winter Haven. Doors open at 11:00AM. Tickets are $25 and may be ordered with Lexa Comstock at (240) 463-8228. Local businesses are encouraged to

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  • Real Life Faith & Family Festival

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Featuring A&E’s Duck Dynasty Star, Willie Robertson The Real Life Faith and Family Festival is a one-day ticketed event with entertainment featuring Grammy Award winning band Switchfoot and featured speaker Willie Robertson, Star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. The Real Life Faith & Family Festival features live entertainment as well as, carnival rides, bounce houses, food trucks and more. The event will be held Saturday, October 25, from noon until 10

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  • Sunshine Foundation’s 5th Annual Dream Village Gala

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:35 am

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    Help us celebrate the Sunshine Foundation’s 5th Annual Dream Village Gala! Our sole purpose is to answer the dreams of children living with lifelong chronic illnesses, physical challenges, and the trauma of abuse. We have been answering dreams for over 35 years, and this year we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Sunshine Foundation Dream Village, a 22-acre Central Florida resort built to handle the special needs of the children

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Sports

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DreamCatcher Horse Rescue

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:29 pm

This past weekend we went to Sumer Equestrian Center schooling show with 10 of  the horses we have rescued. All the horses have been rehabilitated and retrained as hunters for their new career. They are all now very healthy despite previous medical issues, starvations, abuse and some emotional issues on arrival at DreamCatcher Rescue. One horse is blind in one eye. Our riders brought home a total of 88 ribbons!

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  • South Lake Men’s Golf League

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:05 am

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    The South Lake Men’s Golf League has openings for golfers who enjoy a friendly round of competitive golf! Every Thursday morning the league plays at a course in the Clermont area. This is a great league for all golfers of any skill-level. Handicaps are established after three rounds and golfers play for weekly prizes (net skins and net scores). Golfers do not have to play every week nor do they

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  • Ladies’ Horse Riding Club

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 1:40 am

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    New! Ladies’ monthly horse riding club on the  third Saturday of each month  at DreamCatcher Horse ranch & Rescue Center. Beginners thru experienced, young or seniors  – all welcome! Come enjoy 2 hours of horsey fun! From grooming, tacking, bathing, riding lessons – English or western – to trail riding – you can take time out to enjoy your love of horses with us! Just $30 a session (all proceeds

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Lifestyles

Crafters Needed

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Crafters wanted for Craft Fair being held Sat., Dec. 6, from 9:00 – 1:00 at Deer Creek RV Golf & CC, 42749 Hwy 27, Davenport, inside the Main Clubhouse.  Tables are $15.  Call Linda Palmer at 863-424-4542 for more information.

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  • Sea Of Flags

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:59 am

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    Sea Of Flags is a memorial to honor our servicemen and women, safety forces and to glorify God. Throughout times of conflict our service men and women have left the comfort of their homes and the embrace of loved ones to go into the military service to form a barrier between their families and their beloved homeland and enemies seen and unseen. We would like to honor our military and

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  • Portrait Workshop

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:52 am

    There are just a few seats left for popular portrait artist Valerie Stewart, who will be teaching a 4-day Oil Portrait Workshop from 9 am to 4 pm, November 8-11 at South Lake Art League’s Cagan Studio, 16640 Cagan Crossings Blvd, Clermont. Valerie Stewart is a celebrity portrait artist from California who has developed an easy technique that insures your success at portraits. You will paint 2 full face portraits

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Entertainment

Clermont’s Art Festival Attracts Most Artists in Event History

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 11:42 am

The largest fine arts and fine crafts festival in South Lake County’s recent history will showcase nearly 50 juried artists and artisans during the 8th Annual Royal Oak Homes Downtown Clermont Art Festival (DCAF). On Saturday and Sunday, November 1st and 2nd, 2014 in Historic Downtown Clermont, artists from as far away as Wisconsin and Oklahoma, as well as fine artists from all areas of Florida, will unveil their creative

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  • St. Marks Church Fair

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:03 am

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    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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  • Family Fun at Fall Fun Day

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:00 am

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    The preschool at Windermere Union Church, 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Road, will have their annual Fall Fun Day on Thursday, October 30 from 4-7pm. There will be fun for the entire family with inflatables, pony rides, face painting, fall crafts, food, vendor tables and a large assortment of pumpkins, as well as, a cake walk. Tickets are required for each activity and will be on sale that day. All money raised

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