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August 18, 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.
World’s Greatest Baby Shower

World’s Greatest Baby Shower

More than 150 families are expected to celebrate their newest additions at the 2017 Lake County World’s Greatest Baby Shower! Coming Tuesday, Sept. 12, the shower will be at ViaPort Florida Mall, 10401 U. S. Highway 441 in Leesburg. There will be two sessions, so if you can’t make it in the afternoon, there’s plenty of time during the evening. Registration for the afternoon session…
Project Generosity Hosted by Bless Fruitland Park

Project Generosity Hosted by Bless Fruitland Park

When the people of a community come together to help, it makes a big difference. Bless Fruitland Park is an ongoing effort made up of individuals, churches, businesses, as well as local civic and social groups in the town. These people are committed to team work to create an atmosphere of partnership and generosity within the community. Right now, the focus is on Fruitland Park…
Invite Death To The Party

Invite Death To The Party

Talking about death should be as natural as talking about living a good life.  Death Café of Lake County invites you to sit down and talk openly about death. This is not a support group for any particular individuals—those who have recently lost a loved one or friend, those who have someone they know facing death, those who fear death, or even those who know…
Spinning the Wheel for Pottery

Spinning the Wheel for Pottery

If you’ve ever had a desire to create pottery, now you can try. You may not recreate the scene from “Ghost,” but you’ll have some beautiful, handmade items to show your friends. Kimberly Miller Studios in Leesburg is offering classes for the first-time novice or the experienced potter at her studio. “Hand Building Pottery” classes meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 16, 23, from 6:30-8:30pm and…

Let Freedom Ring in Writing

The first ever Write 4 Freedom Celebration was held recently at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center. More than 35 authors living in The Villages volunteered their time for a special “write in” to demonstrate their love and gratitude for the freedom that makes America great. Mark Pryor, whose first book, “Noble Phoenix,” is coming out soon said it was a good way to appreciate freedom.…
A Labor of Love

A Labor of Love

The Congregational Church of Mount Dora recently received special recognition from the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce for work done to beautify the historical building and its grounds. The “We Noticed” award is presented to businesses of the chamber of commerce who do improvements to the exterior of their buildings or landscaping. A group of volunteers called “Labors of Love,” led by Robin Williams, the…
Technology, Better, Faster, smaller

Technology, Better, Faster, smaller

The only constant in the world is change, and with technology, that happens daily, almost hourly. But whether you adapt or not, it’s still going to change. If you say the words “transistor radio” to your grandchildren, you will no doubt get blank stares. Show them the incredible plastic device, that still works, and they will be even more amazed. Radio is just one of…
Game Development Camp 

Game Development Camp 

Thanks to volunteers and library staff, students in Lake County are learning computer coding in elementary school, but the goal of these camps might surprise you. The library has always offered adventures and projects for kids. This summer, the Lady Lake Library is bumping things up a notch with a Computer Game Camp. “When John [Pearl] and Marsha [Brinson] first came up with this idea,…
Olive Branch Mediterranean-Italian Grille & Bar

Olive Branch Mediterranean-Italian Grille & Bar

It’s not just a meal, it’s an experience! Dining at Olive Branch Mediterranean-Italian Grille & Bar is like eating at Mama’s house on Sundays. The food is fresh and delicious, and you absolutely won’t go home hungry. Though the beautiful cloth napkins and tablecloth say fine dining, there’s definitely a casual atmosphere in the restaurant. You can eat outside and enjoy the view of beautiful…
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