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Drug Take-Back Day

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 5:54 am

StandUp Polk and local law enforcement agencies are proud to join The Drug Enforcement Administration and its national partners for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for citizens to dispose of unwanted/unused prescription drugs. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Each day, approximately, 2500 teens use prescription drugs to get high

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Business Highlight

  • GNC – Grand Opening!

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 7:20 am

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    Your local GNC is now open! We are located at 17445 US Highway 192, Clermont in Summer Bay Plaza next to Publix. Give us a call at 352.432.2050. My pledge, as a local resident and business owner, is to take responsibility to provide outstanding customer service and products to the Clermont community. I take pride in exceeding my customer’s expectations and will take every opportunity to fulfill your needs and

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  • Dr. Kashan Khan

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:14 am

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    Dr. Kashan Khan completed his education at Sindh Medical College graduating with honors, his residency at Wheeling Hospital in West Virginia and later on he did Geriatric Fellowship at Carilion Health System. He is a board certified Family Practitioner and has recently passed his Geriatrics Boards. This makes him amongst a few physicians in the area who are actually Geriatrics Fellowship trained. Dr. Khan takes special pride in his Geriatric

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Local News

Hometown Air Force News

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 10:16 am

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob R. Williams graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air

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  • Drug Take-Back Day

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:56 am

    StandUp Polk and local law enforcement agencies are proud to join The Drug Enforcement Administration and its national partners for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for citizens to dispose of unwanted/unused prescription drugs. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Each day, approximately, 2500 teens use prescription drugs to get high

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  • Lakeland Police Officers Ride 250 Miles in Honor of Fallen Comrades

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:50 am

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    Two officers with the Lakeland Police Department are gearing up to participate in the 2014 Police Unity Tour. On May 9th, Lieutenant Mike Moran, a 23-year veteran and Sergeant Mike Lewis, a 14-year veteran, will once again set out on a bike ride that will span three days and 250 miles from Portsmouth, VA to Washington, DC. The annual event’s primary purpose is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who

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Sports

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Carillon Classic 5K at Bok Towers

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 10:20 am

Runners and walkers who plan to compete in the 2014 Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, May 3 at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales are encouraged to register on or before Wednesday, April 9 to take advantage of a $5 early registration discount and to be guaranteed a dri-fit style t-shirt featuring an image of world famous Bok Tower. The fee is $25 for adults and $15

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  • 5K to Benefit Lake Louisa State Park

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:16 am

    The annual Friends of Lake Louisa State Park 5k run/walk will be held Saturday, May 24, at 7:30 a.m. The beautiful USAT certified course, with chip timing, runs through a tree-lined paved out and back course located in Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont. Trophies will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers. The top male and female finishers in eight different age groups will also receive

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  • Ridge Youth Soccer Club Boys U13 FYSA Region C Cup Champions

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 11:34 am

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    Through a series of seven challenging games over the course of the last few weeks against West Coast Florida’s top soccer teams, the Ridge Youth Soccer Club Red Falcons secured the Region C Cup Championship in Brandon, Florida. The competitive games brought out the best in the boys to secure victory in nail-biting overtime and penalty kick face-offs in Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) most prestigious Division II tournament. We

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Lifestyles

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Hello Dolly! Hello New Life!

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 10:03 am

Hi!  I’m Dolly and I’d like to share my story with you. It starts out sad, but it gets better, and when I find a new owner it will end “happily ever after”! My first owner left me tied to a trailer to die. Things changed for the better in every way when Houndhaven rescued me and started me on the road to recovery. Initially I was very apprehensive of

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  • 2014 SUMMER CAMP “CAMP BLAST”

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Camp BLAST is the highly successful summer recreation program for kids. Located at City recreation facilities and various schools throughout the City. Camp BLAST offers children endless opportunities for enrichment including weekly trips, onsite games and activities and service opportunities. June 16th – August 8th (8 weeks) Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm Parks and Recreation office Information 228 S Massachusetts Ave   Lakeland, Florida  33801   863.834.6035

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  • Florida Dance Theatre Presents Celebrate Dance Festival

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:22 am

    The Celebrate Dance Festival returns to Lakeland April 25-27, and includes an extended weekend of dance events. Master classes taught by professional dancers will be available April 25-27; a gala performance April 26 at Florida Southern College’s Branscomb Auditorium will celebrate Florida Dance Theatre’s 20th anniversary; and a free performance at the Frances Langford Promenade at Lake Mirror on April 27 will wrap up the festival. The master classes will

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Entertainment

Harrison School Spring Concert

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:54 am

Harrison School for the Arts Spring Guitar Concert will take place on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the main Theatre. The large ensemble will be performing a movement from J.S. Bachs Suite no. 2 (originally for flute and strings), as well as Sevillaby Isaac Albniz. Aeolian, our 8 piece audition ensemble, will play Bantu by Andrew York and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartets famously entertaining adaptation of Pachelbels

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  • Florida Dance Theatre Presents Celebrate Dance Festival

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 11:05 am

    The Celebrate Dance Festival returns to Lakeland April 25-27, and includes an extended weekend of dance events. Master classes taught by professional dancers will be available April 25-27; a gala performance April 26 at Florida Southern College’s Branscomb Auditorium will celebrate Florida Dance Theatre’s 20th anniversary; and a free performance at the Frances Langford Promenade at Lake Mirror on April 27 will wrap up the festival. The master classes will

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  • Pasta Dinner to Benefit Charity

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 11:16 am

    The Blessed Sacrament Knights of Columbus Council No. 13240 of Clermont will be hosting a Pasta Dinner at Blessed Sacrament Church, Rt. 50 and 12th Street in Clermont on Saturday, April 26th. This annual event features an authentic Italian pasta & meatball dinner, cooked by members of the Council. Salad, bread, soft drinks, coffee and dessert are included in the admission price. Adult beverages will not be served, however you

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