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Activities at the Library

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 1:32 am

Looking for fun, simple, and exciting activities to keep your kids motivated this summer? The Cagan Crossings Library Youth Services Department invites you and your children to drop by at 11:00 a.m. Monday-Thursday beginning June 15 for engaging events based on the theme “Every Hero Has a Story”. Special “hero encounters” take place on Wednesdays at 11:00. Also bring your children to the library to sign up for the Summer

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  • Creating Beautiful Smiles in Davenport

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 1:30 am

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    Did you know smiling can elevate your mood, boost your immune system and even get you promoted? Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you when meeting you for the first time. With your smile being an important aspect of you and your health, why not have the best smile possible? Agnini Orthodontics offers a wide array of orthodontic treatment for children, teens and adults and

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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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Sydney’s Reading and Learning Center

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 1:49 am

Sydney is bringing summer fun and education to the West Oaks Mall. Every weekend in the month of June, Sydney and her friends can be found at the West Oaks Mall in Sydney’s very own reading and learning center. The West Oaks Mall has gracelessly donated space (the former Gordon’s Jewelry Store) to the Read to Sydney organization. Each weekend Sydney and her friends will be providing fun and educational

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  • Bartow High IB Produces Two National Merit Scholarship Winners

    Posted on May 31, 2015 at 1:43 am

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    Two students from the International Baccalaureate School at Bartow High School are newly-announced winners of National Merit Scholarships. William A. Gibson of Bartow and Lakeland’s Neel K. Shah are two of approximately 2,200 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials with each sponsor college select winners from a pool of finalists who plan to attend their institution. Gibson was selected by George Washington University and

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  • First Friday Features 11 Food Trucks, Music by Kaplan & Company

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 1:46 am

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    Kaplan and Company, a popular local acoustic group, will perform this Friday, June 5th, at First Friday Family Food Truck and Music on Montrose at City Hall Park in Historic Downtown Clermont. Eleven gourmet Food Trucks begin serving at 5:30pm. Music begins at 6:00pm. The event runs to 9:00pm. Chef-inspired Food Trucks attending include: 900 Degreez Pizza, Caekteer, Holy Cow Burger Co., Hula Dog, Louie’s Bistro, Melissa’s Chicken and Waffles,

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Olympic Day in Clermont

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 1:28 am

Join the City of Clermont and South Lake Hospital for Olympic Day on Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the NTC Track. This USOC-sanctioned event is celebrated by millions of people in more than 160 countries. Olympic Day’s mission is to promote fitness, well-being, culture and education, while promoting the Olympic values – excellence, friendship and respect – and the three Olympic Day pillars – move,

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  • Summer Camp at DreamCatcher Horse Ranch

    Posted on June 1, 2015 at 1:22 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 31, 2015 at 1:21 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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Greyhound Adoptions

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 1:09 am

Come join us on Saturday, June 6th, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Irish Trails Farm & Pet Supply in Clermont at 102 S. Hwy 27, Clermont, FL 34711 (352) 243-0924 to meet retired racing greyhounds ready for adoption. This beautiful and ancient breed makes an ideal house pet due to their gentle nature. They shed very little and, despite their speed, can be quite calm. In fact, in

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  • Sponsor a Student in the Chamber’s 2014-2015 Youth Leadership Program

    Posted on June 1, 2015 at 1:53 am

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    To present a quality leadership experience at no cost to the students, the Haines City Chamber of Commerce is seeking additional funding to complement donations received from past supporters. Help support this important program by sponsoring a student in the amount of $250.   In return for your generosity, we will place a link to your website on the front page and the leadership page of the Chamber’s website along with

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  • Classes for Challenged & Unchallenged Alike

    Posted on May 31, 2015 at 1:07 am

    The Learning Institute at Nature’s Place is pleased to offer a variety of summer classes to those of all challenges. Classes are FREE and open to everyone. Many are held in conjunction with filming program episodes of the Key Network. For a complete class listing, visit naturesplace.org/the-learning-institute or call 863-421-0556. Please join us.

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Insect Safari: Classifying Insects at Oakland Nature Preserve

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 1:29 am

Join us at Oakland Nature Preserve on Saturday June 6th at 10am for this month’s Insect Safari. Join ONP Entomologist Christy LeDuc as she explains how to classify insects. Is that a fly or a bee… or wait, is it a fly mimicking a bee?! Learn the differences between insects and how to tell them apart. Christy will teach you how identify and classify insects so you can become an

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  • The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical

    Posted on June 1, 2015 at 1:26 am

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    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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  • All Friends of Hospice Welcome

    Posted on May 31, 2015 at 1:24 am

    On Sunday, June 7th, Clermont Harley Owners Group (HOG) will hold its 12th annual charity event, The Hospice Ride for Angels, to raise funds for Cornerstone Hospice and the Mike Conley Hospice House. The event will be held at the Minneola City Hall located at 800 N. Highway 27 starting at 11 am. Outback Steakhouse will serve lunch from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Where else can you enjoy a

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