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April 30, 2017

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onesies of a kind

onesies of a kind

Actress Megan Boone, daughter of Jennifer Parr of The Villages, was stunned at the amount of gifts she received for her new baby, Caroline, in April 2016. Dealing with the recycling and donation piles as baby Caroline grew made Megan think about the environmental impact of all this. Like her visionary family, the founders of The Villages, she took it a step further and decided…
Make plans for summer camp

Make plans for summer camp

Lake County Children Services announced Quest’s Camp Thunderbird Summer 2017, and this year they’re offering new and returning campers seven sessions of summer fun! Now is the time to register and submit forms. The application, financial aid, and medication policy forms are different from last year’s, so please read them thoroughly. Quest’s Camp Thunderbird is accredited by the American Camp Association. For questions, contact Bethany…
32nd gala fundraiser for college scholarships

32nd gala fundraiser for college scholarships

More than 350 of Lake and Sumter counties’ philanthropists, and business and civic leaders will gather for the 32nd annual Gala Auction for the Lake-Sumter State College Foundation at 6pm April 15 at the Savannah Center, 1545 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages. Live entertainment, an auction, and multimedia presentations are on the program. “An Evening at the Masquerade” is the theme. More than 5,250 students…
Headed to Wally World

Headed to Wally World

A 28 percent increase in families taking vacations is expected this year, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). “Families continue to see the value of traveling as a way to bond and reconnect in today’s busy world,” says Kevin Bakewell, AAA vice president of corporate public affairs.

$189K grant to benefit Beacon makeover

Thanks to a $189,375 grant from the Edward C. Fogg III and Lizbeth A. Fogg Charitable Trust, Beacon College will undergo an extreme makeover of the school’s academic buildings in downtown Leesburg. The grant will help defray an exterior re-facing of the one-block strip of storefronts the college acquired two decades ago to serve as the school’s academic mall. The nearly 12,000-square-foot space houses around…

Local bank builds veterans home

United Southern Bank employees, executives, and board members are helping Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter build one of 14 houses at the Veterans Village in Umatilla. “We are honored to be able to continue our partnership with Habitat and to build affordable homes for our veterans in the city of Umatilla,” Mike Stephens, United Southern Bank senior vice president, says in a news release. The…

Time to make a splash!

The children’s splash park in Tavares, a seaplane-themed attraction at Wooton Park, 100 E. Ruby St., opens for the 2017 season from 10am to 6 pm April 10, and remains open during those hours on weekends through May 24. After that, the park is open daily from May 25 to Aug. 9, and then goes back to weekends Aug. 10 to Sept. 30. The cities…

James Combs’ Hit List

A perverted Lake County man “shopping” in an Oviedo Walmart was arrested after using his cell phone to take a picture up a woman’s skirt. Does becoming more technologically advanced leave less privacy for our privates? A Lake County mail carrier is off the job due to allegations she was stealing mail from residents along her Eustis route. In fact, one mom said her daughter…

Mount Dora Monday

  If you’re on the mailing list of the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce, you’ll be getting an email with a video embedded. “Mount Dora Monday,” featuring Rob English, chamber president, brings you what’s new in Mount Dora every week. For more information, visit the chamber website: mountdora.com.
JOSH TAKES ON: Super Bowl 2017

JOSH TAKES ON: Super Bowl 2017

  *THE REAL REASON: Zoo Atlanta named a baby cockroach after the New England Patriots quarterback to fulfill a debt to Roger Williams Park Zoo and Carousel Village in Rhode Island after their hometown Atlanta Falcons were defeated by Brady in Super Bowl LI. “Before the game, our two zoos decided the losing side would name one of their baby animals after the winning team’s…
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