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June 27, 2017

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An eye for great care

An eye for great care

Fishman & Sheridan Eye Care Specialists is the new name for Total Eye Care Center. Dr. Craig Fishman and Dr. Jeffrey Sheridan are also relocating to two new offices once construction is complete on one and renovations are done on the other. “Our new offices will help us better serve our patients with greater convenience, comfort and care,” he added. Total Eye Care has been…
Safe Haven baby and firefighter reunite 

Safe Haven baby and firefighter reunite 

The Florida Safe Haven Law allows anyone to leave a baby, up to 7 days old, with an employee at any hospital, emergency medical services station, or fire station in the state, no questions asked. On July 1, 2006, Dan Miller was on duty as supervisor at Fire Station 12, 16240 CR 474, Clermont, when he received a call that a baby girl would be…
Clermont police create “Safe Zone” for transactions

Clermont police create “Safe Zone” for transactions

If you’ve ever been leery of conducting business with someone after making contact with them on the internet, the Clermont Police Department has your back. The department recently added a “Safe Zone Transactions” location in the main parking lot of its new headquarters, 3600 S. U.S. Highway 27. The area is designated by a prominently displayed sign that includes important information and instructions. “Safe zones…
James Combs’ The Hit List

James Combs’ The Hit List

  A man was arrested after using his son to steal more than $367 worth of items at the Mount Dora Wal-Mart. The man distracted a greeter while his son tried sneaking out the door with a cart full of merchandise. The lesson learned here: They should’ve attempted this at one of Wal-Mart’s competitors. Those stores make for easier “targets.” Two men from Lake County…
That’s good moonshine!

That’s good moonshine!

One contest, one medal. Yalaha Bootlegging Co. recently entered a contest for the first time, and its moonshine received a silver medal in judging by the American Distilling Institute, based in California. Owners Doug and Amanda McCormack operate Yalaha Bootlegging Co. at their Blue Bayou Farms, 8222 County Road 48, Yalaha. In October, the McCormacks began selling genuine moonshine and brandy, made from certified organic…
New and improved rec center to open soon

New and improved rec center to open soon

The spruced-up Saddlebrook Recreation Center in The Villages is expected to be unveiled this summer. Saddlebrook, 3010 Saddlebrook Lane, is one of the older recreation centers in the community, and this year received a complete renovation. The interior, including a reconfigured lobby, plus the addition of a larger billiards room with more tables and a unisex restroom were updated. New mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems…
Giving back to community

Giving back to community

“Serving God through community service” is the mission of the Morrison Opportunity Shop, 222 S. Ninth St., Leesburg. The thrift shop ministry of Morrison United Methodist Church began in 1999. During a ceremony honoring volunteers, Chairwoman Jackie Talley, Volunteer Coordinator Sally Nebel, and Manager Susan Merrell revealed $137,400 raised in 2016 will go to 45 local charities. Overall, the shop has awarded $1.5 million in…
Donation powers Lake Technical College program

Donation powers Lake Technical College program

Lake Technical College’s new Center for Advanced Manufacturing aims to be one of the premier workforce training facilities in Central Florida. That mission received a boost when PowerTech Generators, based in Leesburg, donated five diesel engines worth more than $100,000 to the CAM and its diesel mechanic program. Lake County Economic Development brought the business and the college together for a deal that will help…
Custom travel to Peru

Custom travel to Peru

Ricardo Soriano, a native of Peru and owner of Cozco Handcraft Gallery, 1121 Main St., The Villages, will host and escort a 10-day tour, to what he calls the “magical world of Peru,” this month and again in October in his homeland. Travelers will see Machu Picchu, also known as the Lost City of the Incas, which is noted as an impressive sight as it…
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