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June 27, 2017

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Leigh Neely

Leigh Neely began her writing career with a weekly newspaper in the Florida panhandle, where she not only did the writing, but delivered the papers to the post office and dispensers. She has been writing ever since for a variety of newspapers and magazines from New Jersey to Leesburg. With her writing partner, Jan Powell, Leigh has published two novels as Neely Powell.
Lightning Has Struck in Leesburg

Lightning Has Struck in Leesburg

Don’t miss a single game this summer for the fabulous Leesburg Lightning! The games are free, and here’s the schedule so you don’t miss any of the exciting play on the field. They play at the historic Pat Thomas Field off Dixie Avenue beside Venetian Gardens in Leesburg. Grab the whole family and sing, “Take me out to the ballgame…” Post expires at 10:39am on…
Dr. James Young Reaches Milestone with Prostate Treatment

Dr. James Young Reaches Milestone with Prostate Treatment

According to Prostate Evaluation Center and PR Newswire, Dr. James Young, a Lady Lake urologist, is the first in the United States to reach the milestone of treating 300 patients with Rezūm® System Minimally Invasive BPH Therapy. He founded Prostate Evaluation Center in 1982. According to leading online physician and hospital resource Healthgrades.com, Dr. Young ranks in the top 100th percentile of all urologists in the…
URGENT NEED FOR NONPERISHABLE FOODS!

URGENT NEED FOR NONPERISHABLE FOODS!

The Salvation Army has announced an urgent need for food items for their food pantries. Due to children being out of school and families in financial crisis, there has been great demand for help. As a result, The Salvation Army is in a critical situation and needs the help of everyone in the community. Anything you can do will help. Perhaps your church, club, organization,…

Vote for the Most Blind-Friendly Business

New Vision for Independence is starting what they hope will be an annual event–the Axy Awards. These awards will be given to the Most Blind-Friendly Businesses based on a vote done by the those who are visually impaired and used these businesses. Here are the categories: Restaurant, grocery store, clothing store, pharmacy, customer service, movie theater, online retailer, transportation, bowling alley, bank, exercise center, book service,…
Lake Harris Hideaway

Lake Harris Hideaway

We were afraid a place called Lake Harris Hideaway would be difficult to find, but it’s right off Lane Park Road in Tavares and easily accessible by car, boat, or seaplane. And whatever you do, don’t worry about parking. There’s room for everyone in the huge parking lot across the street from the restaurant. Though we went inside the restaurant, we learned there was plenty…
Artist John Whipple in Mount Dora

Artist John Whipple in Mount Dora

Artist John Whipple’s work is being displayed at 1921 by Norman Van Aken in Mount Dora. In addition, the renowned chef will be hosting an event in honor of John Whipple as part of the Meet the Artist series at the restaurant. John’s paintings, sculpture, and mixed media works are a fascinating mix of various art processes. The University of Central Florida graduate studied with David…
Bigger, faster, better–more space for LRMC ER

Bigger, faster, better–more space for LRMC ER

Local dignitaries and hospital staff gathered Monday outside Leesburg Regional Medical Center’s emergency room for a groundbreaking. The $27 million expansion is expected to open in the spring of next year and will include a second short-stay wing as well as a new helicopter pad. There will also be separate entrances for patients and ambulances. With more than 300 people visiting the LRMC emergency room…
The Villages Hosts Spartan Weekend

The Villages Hosts Spartan Weekend

The sudden loss of the camaraderie and sense of brotherhood experienced while in an active military unit can leave a soldier feeling lost and disoriented. These men and women come back from war with the expectation of returning to the “normal” life they had previously. However, that is often not the case. Many of them are unable or unwilling to share the feelings and emotions…
Clear Your Record and Help Lake County

Clear Your Record and Help Lake County

Here’s your chance to get a clean record on your library card and help someone else at the same time. From May 1-13, the Lake County Library Systems is forgiving library fines for overdue materials if you’ll bring in a donation for the Food for Fines initiative. This happens once a year, and it’s designed to provide food for local food banks while giving library…
Mark Newhouse

Mark Newhouse

Story: Leigh Neely He began writing plays to find new ways to help his sixth-grade students remember what they were learning. Now he’s an award-winning children’s books author.   Vital Stats Lives in the Village of Virginia Trace Moved to The Villages in 2002 from Central Islip, Long Island, New York Previously taught sixth grade Married to Linda 35 years July 4th Has two sons…
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