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March 29, 2017

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No fooling: Eustis hosting Amazing Race, ‘Before I Die Wall’

No fooling: Eustis hosting Amazing Race, ‘Before I Die Wall’

Competitors are getting ready for a wacky day of challenges, food, friends, and music at the fourth annual Amazing Race for Charity on Saturday—the April Fool’s Day edition. Based on the “The Amazing Race” TV show, the race requires teams of two to complete a five-mile trip across Eustis while stopping at 20 challenge stations. Past challenges have been as simple as solving a puzzle…
Clermont Lowes’ employees hailed as national ‘heroes’

Clermont Lowes’ employees hailed as national ‘heroes’

Lowes employees in Clermont are hailed as national “heroes” for providing the “most impactful project” in their fix-up work at New Beginnings of Central Florida, a transitional housing and job skills training for the homeless. They won over Lowes’ 1,800 stores and were praised for rolling up their sleeves to do work at New Beginnings’ Thrift Store, at the two transitional housing units, and for…
Bring Gifts for the Babies

Bring Gifts for the Babies

Few thing are more fun than getting together for a baby shower. Everybody brings gifts, and there are food and games. Everybody gets to share their labor and delivery story and leave the expectant mother in a state of fear. But we’re talking about a different kind of baby shower, the kid for soft, cuddly kittens at The Lake County Animal Shelter—and the babies will…
Look Good, Feel Good

Look Good, Feel Good

Dr. Rich Costellano loves to meet prospective patients in person. He offers free seminars to introduce you to himself and his practice. With the latest technology, he will introduce you to the art of looking younger. He is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon and is ready to talk with you about ImageLift and what it can do for you and self-confidence. Meet the staff…
Recreation center opening in new area of The Villages

Recreation center opening in new area of The Villages

The newest neighborhood in The Villages already has a recreation center, and it’s opening this week. The public is invited to the grand opening of Spanish Moss Recreation Center, with a ribbon-cutting at 2pm Friday. The center is at 3225 Spanish Moss Way in the Village of Fenney, where new homes still are being built off County Road 468, southeast of U.S. Highway 301 in…
LSSC to host festival in April featuring 32 short plays

LSSC to host festival in April featuring 32 short plays

Theater buffs may not want to miss The Short Play Festival 2017, where 32 short plays from writers across the world will be showcased and performed into two shows at Paul P. Williams Auditorium at Lake-Sumter State College. Show 1 will be performed 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, and also Saturday, April 8; Show 2 is slated 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, and 2 p.m.…
Leesburg Electric earns state award for work after hurricane

Leesburg Electric earns state award for work after hurricane

Restoring power quickly and safely to residents and businesses in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew has earned the city of Leesburg Electric Department a Restoring Communities Award from the Florida Municipal Electric Association. Leesburg Electric was among 20 Florida municipal electric utilities honored for their work to restore power within their communities and for sending aid to their fellow municipal electric utilities after the hurricane…
‘Best water in world’ bottled locally

‘Best water in world’ bottled locally

The best tasting water in the world is processed and bottled by Azure Water Co., in Leesburg, and Azure’s president Ally Liu is elated her company is gaining international acclaim. AlphaPure, the natural alkaline spring water impressed a panel of 11 judges at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. They ranked the Florida spring water in a first-place tie with Zaros…
Leesburg’s New Visitor and Welcome Center Opens

Leesburg’s New Visitor and Welcome Center Opens

The Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce officially opens its doors as the new Leesburg Visitor and Welcome Center on Thursday at 5:30pm. Located in the historic Mote-Morris House at 1195 W. Magnolia Street, the chamber has approximately 3,000 visitors annually inquiring about living and doing business in Leesburg. Festivities begin with Business After Hours on Thursday to introduce everyone to the new location for the…
New fire trucks to be dedicated after late firefighters

New fire trucks to be dedicated after late firefighters

Lake County Fire Rescue in inviting the public to join in “pushback” ceremonies as the division dedicates and names three new fire trucks. The tradition includes renaming the trucks, shining the wheels and rolling them into the fire station. According to Elisha Pappacoda, public information officer for Lake County, the Class A pumpers manufactured by Pierce in Bradenton carry 1,000 gallons of water, are National…
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