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August 18, 2017

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Clarissa Bowers crowned Miss World USA

Clarissa Bowers crowned Miss World USA

Umatilla native and Lake-Sumter State College graduate, Clarissa Bowers, was crowned Miss World USA 2017 at the national competition hosted in Orlando on Aug. 13, and next she will advance to the global Miss World competition on Nov. 18 in China. Clarissa (right in photo) will vie with representatives from more than120 countries for the international title. “I am overwhelmed with joy,” Clarissa was quoted…
Garfunkel, Nelson, Rimes among stars coming to the Sharon

Garfunkel, Nelson, Rimes among stars coming to the Sharon

Where have you gone, Art Garfunkel? Music lovers turn their lonely ears to you. Woo, woo, woo. Art Garfunkel can still sing, with or without Paul Simon, and like a bridge over troubled water, he will ease the minds of fans who have been waiting for a rare Florida appearance. Garfunkel’s gig was among several recently announced shows at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts…
Lakeridge Winery is old stomping grounds for annual festival

Lakeridge Winery is old stomping grounds for annual festival

On your mark. Get set. Stomp! Harvest season has arrived, and that means it’s time to stomp some grapes this weekend. Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards’ annual Harvest Grape Stomp is scheduled from 10am-5pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday at the vineyards, 19239 U.S. Highway 27 N., Clermont. The winery has a longstanding tradition to celebrate the harvest by allowing visitors to stomp grapes, by far the…
Kicks 4 Guns: Turn in your weapons for shoes and walk away free

Kicks 4 Guns: Turn in your weapons for shoes and walk away free

UPDATE: The Clermont Police Department hosted a successful Kicks 4 Guns event Thursday, collecting 24 firearms, including revolvers, rifles, and a sawed-off shotgun, a news release stated. The guns were collected with complete anonymity and no questions asked. The department thanks the citizens who turned in their unwanted firearms unloaded and in safe conditions to the receiving officers. Aug. 15 post: The Clermont Police Department will…
Fenney Springs Nature Trail to be unveiled in Villages’ southern area

Fenney Springs Nature Trail to be unveiled in Villages’ southern area

The flourishing southern expansion of The Villages continues to add new recreational facilities. Fenney Springs Nature Trail will be unveiled at a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9am Friday, Aug. 25. The trail is located alongside the new Fenney Recreation Center, 3200 Fenney Way, which opened this summer. The ceremony is open to the public, and visitors are encouraged to bring binoculars and cameras…
World’s Greatest Baby Shower

World’s Greatest Baby Shower

More than 150 families are expected to celebrate their newest additions at the 2017 Lake County World’s Greatest Baby Shower! Coming Tuesday, Sept. 12, the shower will be at ViaPort Florida Mall, 10401 U. S. Highway 441 in Leesburg. There will be two sessions, so if you can’t make it in the afternoon, there’s plenty of time during the evening. Registration for the afternoon session…
Nominations open for Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame

Nominations open for Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame

Lake County commissioners are inviting the public to nominate outstanding women to be considered for induction this year into the Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame. The hall recognizes and honors outstanding accomplishments by women in Lake County. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Sept. 15. Nominees must have made significant contributions to the improvement of life for citizens of Lake County in the field…
The Villages Railroad Historical Society hosting model train expo

The Villages Railroad Historical Society hosting model train expo

All aboard for The Villages Model Train Expo this weekend. The show and sale is scheduled from 9am-4pm Saturday, Aug. 19, and 10am-3pm Sunday, Aug. 20, at Savannah Center, 1545 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you’re starting a new hobby or expanding an existing collection. Railroad items for all gauges will be on sale with operating layouts to view.…
Paquette’s Farmall Museum plans bus tour to see IH history in Miami

Paquette’s Farmall Museum plans bus tour to see IH history in Miami

J. Stewart Paquette knows a little bit about the history of International Harvester, and now he’s going to peek into the life of the first chairman of the company. Stewart, owner of Paquette’s Historical Farmall Tractor Museum in Leesburg, announced Tuesday that the museum will conduct a bus tour Sunday, Oct. 22, to Miami to visit both the Deering Estate and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.…
Teachers prepare for new school year at breakfast pep rally

Teachers prepare for new school year at breakfast pep rally

The scene resembled a loud, enthusiastic pep rally Tuesday morning as more than 700 local teachers and staff members stomped their feet, waved pom poms, and cheered for their individual schools during an Appreciation Breakfast at Lake-Sumter State College. The educators received special treatment of being served breakfast by Congressman Daniel Webster, Leesburg Mayor Bob Bone, Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell, and several Leesburg city…
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