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July 23, 2017

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New executive director

New executive director

Delrita Meisner is the new executive director at Be Free Lake! The native of Guam lives in Mascotte with her husband and 6-year-old daughter. Most recently, she has been the Upward Bound manager for Lake-Sumter State College and helped grow the program since its inception in 2003. Formerly, she was a developmental English instructor at the University of Guam, where she also earned her bachelor…
‘Coming attractions’ in 2018 

‘Coming attractions’ in 2018 

Plans are still moving forward for a $10 million, state-of-the-art 12-screen movie theater to be built between Target and Walmart in Mount Dora. But residents must remain patient as Epic Theatres’ representatives predict it will be the first quarter of 2018 before construction is finished on the 50,000-square-foot multiplex. Once completed, the theater is expected to feature 1,400 reclining seats, beer, wine, and a special…
Aiding homeless veterans

Aiding homeless veterans

The Korean War Veterans Chapter 188 has an ongoing project of helping homeless veterans in the area. The chapter does this through donations from its Rose of Sharon Campaign, which is held at local Publix locations. The chapter also supports the Resource & Recover for Homeless Veterans Organization, which furnishes and operates transitional housing for these men and women. The organization has a thrift store…
Shining a light on bullying

Shining a light on bullying

Local talent will shine for the benefit of iSparkle, a college scholarship fund created by Villages entertainer Petrina. The Got Talent Fun’draiser, a show with music, skits, and other acts, is scheduled from 6-9pm Aug. 20 at Lake Miona Recreation Center, 1526 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages. For ticket information, contact organizer Rosemary Ahrens at 352.205.4892 or sparkleteamcoord@gmail.com. iSparkle is an anti-bullying program, and the…
Workers getting a new resource center in Leesburg

Workers getting a new resource center in Leesburg

Members of the workforce who need help to get ahead soon will have a new employment resource center. The city of Leesburg is constructing a multi-purpose facility targeting moderate-income workers who can benefit from skills training, computer training, job placement, even assistance with day care, City Manager Al Minner says in a recent “Inside Leesburg” video. The center will be a boost not only to…
‘Jaws of Life’ for Tavares

‘Jaws of Life’ for Tavares

Trace and Jennifer Latimer, franchise owners of the Tavares Firehouse Subs restaurant, were instrumental in helping the Tavares Fire Department receive nearly $30,000 worth of the latest technology. The department received battery-powered, hydraulic rescue tools of a Spreader (the “Jaws of Life,”), a Cutter, and a Ram, through a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The foundation, headquartered in Jacksonville, focuses on supporting…
A little help from a friend

A little help from a friend

Did you know the City of Leesburg offers help for those who have trouble making utility payments? In fact, there are several agencies throughout the area that provide financial help for paying bills. Grants and cash funds go through CURE, Leesburg’s utility bill assistance program. Call 352.314.8733 for information. St. Vincent de Paul in Eustis also provides grants to Progress Energy to help those in…
Under the stars

Under the stars

The film “Top Gun” is the attraction at dusk July 22 for Movies Under the Stars, hosted along Mount Dora’s downtown waterfront, 100 N. Donnelly St. The event is billed as a “date night” for adults to enjoy. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a picnic basket, blanket, and lawn chairs. Candelabras are optional, and the park will be sprayed to keep mosquitoes to a minimum.…
All the world’s a stage, with proper funding

All the world’s a stage, with proper funding

Theater lovers can put their money where their hearts are by helping the Tavares Community Theater Company move into a new location. The troupe has secured a building at 107 N. Lake Ave. near West Main Street, but needs about $35,000 to $50,000 for renovations. “We are very excited about this new part of our adventure,” says Noel Miner, co-founder of the company with her…
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