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October 22, 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.
BraDazzled is LIPs Luncheon Theme

BraDazzled is LIPs Luncheon Theme

The Ladies in Philanthropy in partnership with the Leesburg Regional Medical Center Foundation is having their fifth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon Friday, Oct. 27, at 11:30am in the Grand Ballroom at Mission Inn Resort, 10400 County Road 48 in Howey-in-the-Hills. This year’s theme is “BraDazzled” and the featured speaker is former news anchor, Barbara West, who worked at WFTV in Orlando for 24 years. Known…
Robin Hood Rides Again

Robin Hood Rides Again

“Robin Hood” is being presented at the Paul P. Williams Auditorium of Lake-Sumter State College on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7pm. LSSC’s Children’s Theater will also perform for more than 400 Lake County elementary students. “The college has a long history of doing children’s theater productions,” says Heather Elmatti, assistant professor and director of the production. “We want to make theatre accessible for all. These programs allow…
Tee Up for Scholarships

Tee Up for Scholarships

It’s time for the annual Friendship Golf Tournament at Harbor Hills Country Club. The event, ponsored by the Sophisticated Gents of Florida and The African American Club of The Villages, is Saturday, Nov. 11. Proceeds from the tournament fund scholarships for graduating seniors at four local high schools–Lake Weir, Leesburg, Wildwood, and The Villages. More than 50 scholarships have been awarded by the two organizations…
Miss Leesburg Celebrates 31 Years!

Miss Leesburg Celebrates 31 Years!

These young ladies are the Miss Leesburg representatives for 2017-2018. They will represent Leesburg at special events, parades, and community activities through the year of their reign. This year’s winners are Tiny Miss: Whitany Parrett; Little Miss: Reese Bryan; Junior Miss: Alexis DeLand; Teen Miss: Chloe Henderson; and Miss Leesburg: Eva Henderson This is a scholarship program, and each of the winners receives a scholarship…
Cherrylake Construction Nets Two Eagle Awards for Excellence

Cherrylake Construction Nets Two Eagle Awards for Excellence

Groveland-based business Cherrylake Construction recently received two Eagle Awards, which are presented by the Associated Builders and Contractors for their annual Excellence in Construction Awards. According to a recent press release, these awards were presented in recognition of their work on Disney Springs and Altis at Sand Lake. Projects in this program were developed to recognize construction projects in Central Florida that stand out due to…
‘Ozzie and Harriet’ 2017

‘Ozzie and Harriet’ 2017

We don’t exactly fit the mold of TV’s Nelsons. Those of us of a certain age remember the long-running sitcom, “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” The show was on television for 14 years with a total of 435 episodes. In comparison, “Seinfeld” aired 180 episodes. The Nelsons were one of America’s most beloved families. I try to think of my Richard and myself in…
The Rose Plantation

The Rose Plantation

Coming up roses Prepare to enjoy a feast for the eyes as well as a delicious meal when you visit The Rose Plantation in Fruitland Park. Lunch at The Rose Plantation is the perfect mix of casual and elegant. As you enter the historic house that is now a restaurant, you’ll pass the beautiful rose garden out front. Roses from these bushes are used as…
Splashing your way to good health

Splashing your way to good health

Exercising in the water not only makes workouts more enjoyable, it’s also easier on joints and gives you the added benefit of being outdoors Water exercises are a great way for older adults to get the aerobic movement they need along with less impact on the joints. When you exercise in water, you feel about 90 percent lighter, according to the American Council on Exercise.…
Dare, dream, dance

Dare, dream, dance

Local dancer Landi Hicks is heading to Manhattan for two years of intense training that could make her Broadway bound! Her dream was to be a Rockette, but she was caught short—by about 4 inches. Rockettes must be at least 5 feet 6 inches tall. However, that didn’t stop Landi Hicks from pursuing her dream of being a professional dancer. Now, she’s one step closer…
“Alas, Babylon”

“Alas, Babylon”

By Pat Frank. It’s the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union when Randy Bragg receives a dire warning from his brother Mark, an officer in the U.S. Air Force. I heard about this book when I moved to Florida many years ago. It is said that the small town of Fort Repose is based on Mount Dora since the…
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