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October 21, 2017

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Villages staff seeks residents’ input on hurricane preparation

Villages staff seeks residents’ input on hurricane preparation

At some point, the “aftermath” of Hurricane Irma ends and analysis for the next natural disaster begins. The Villages district administration is soliciting input from Villages residents on how the community might make improvements in storm preparation. Comments will be accepted until Nov. 9. District Manager Janet Tutt recently sent out a letter to residents thanking them for their actions before, during, and after the…
Chili’s restaurants support St. Jude, No. 1 pediatric cancer hospital

Chili’s restaurants support St. Jude, No. 1 pediatric cancer hospital

Lake and Sumter county businesses and organizations that raise funds to support St. Jude hospital know that they’re not only helping children with cancer, they’re also backing the best. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is ranked the No. 1 pediatric cancer hospital on U.S. News & World Report’s 28th annual “Best Hospitals” list. The publication compared nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions, a news…
Andrea Weiss inspires women to be ‘transformative’ in their fields

Andrea Weiss inspires women to be ‘transformative’ in their fields

Local business women and county leaders were encouraged to adapt to the changes in their fields in order “to discover what can be.” “My role in my business is helping companies transform through disruption,” Andrea Weiss, CEO of Retail Consulting, Inc., said while speaking at the Women-to-Women Business Contact Breakfast on Oct. 19 at Tavares Pavilion on the Lake. She is shown in the far…
Clermont police arrest two men in theft of $100,000 of jewelry

Clermont police arrest two men in theft of $100,000 of jewelry

Two Groveland men have been charged in the theft of more than $100,000 worth of jewelry from a Kmart store in Clermont. Isaac Fitzgerald Soudat, 18, surrendered Monday to Clermont police after the other suspect, Christopher Lee Freeman, 20, turned himself in Oct. 10, according to police reports. Both men were charged with commercial burglary and grand theft over $100,000, and face arraignment in November.…
FEMA to open Disaster Recovery Center for residents, businesses

FEMA to open Disaster Recovery Center for residents, businesses

Additional help is on the way for people still trying to recover from the damage of Hurricane Irma. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Wednesday it will be opening a mobile Disaster Recovery Center for residents and business owners affected by the hurricane. The center will be open from 1-8pm Thursday, Oct. 19, and 8am-8pm Friday, Oct. 20, through Monday, Oct. 23, at the…
Never fear: Blue Öyster Cult soon will be here

Never fear: Blue Öyster Cult soon will be here

The members of Blue Öyster Cult might be more likely to fear the reaper these days but they’re still kicking, and kicking out the jams. The classic rockers will perform at 7:30pm Feb. 21 at the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker St. The intimate show at the 600-seat venue will celebrate the band’s 45 years of rock ’n’ roll. With one of the…
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…
Leesburg Boat Club hosts fishing tourney for disabled children

Leesburg Boat Club hosts fishing tourney for disabled children

Disabled children experienced the thrill of catching some fish as the Leesburg Boat Club hosted a fishing tournament on Oct. 14 on the docks of Venetian Gardens for students of Lake Hills School, an exceptional students’ education center, which serves youths with cognitive disabilities. Cheers and applause erupted in the crowd as Alicia George caught the first fish from her wheelchair. “This is wonderful that…
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…
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