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July 22, 2017

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Leigh Neely

Leigh Neely began her writing career with a weekly newspaper in the Florida panhandle, where she not only did the writing, but delivered the papers to the post office and dispensers. She has been writing ever since for a variety of newspapers and magazines from New Jersey to Leesburg. With her writing partner, Jan Powell, Leigh has published two novels as Neely Powell.

Let Freedom Ring in Writing

The first ever Write 4 Freedom Celebration was held recently at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center. More than 35 authors living in The Villages volunteered their time for a special “write in” to demonstrate their love and gratitude for the freedom that makes America great. Mark Pryor, whose first book, “Noble Phoenix,” is coming out soon said it was a good way to appreciate freedom.…
A Labor of Love

A Labor of Love

The Congregational Church of Mount Dora recently received special recognition from the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce for work done to beautify the historical building and its grounds. The “We Noticed” award is presented to businesses of the chamber of commerce who do improvements to the exterior of their buildings or landscaping. A group of volunteers called “Labors of Love,” led by Robin Williams, the…
Keeping Kids Busy at Home

Keeping Kids Busy at Home

School’s been out for a while, and you may be running out of ideas for keeping your active children busy. According to the education advocates at Brain Balance Achievement Centers, there are five things you can do to assure your kids keep their brains active while they’re away from school. Get your child moving. Physical activities help children with reading comprehension and retention. Do an…
Technology, Better, Faster, smaller

Technology, Better, Faster, smaller

The only constant in the world is change, and with technology, that happens daily, almost hourly. But whether you adapt or not, it’s still going to change. If you say the words “transistor radio” to your grandchildren, you will no doubt get blank stares. Show them the incredible plastic device, that still works, and they will be even more amazed. Radio is just one of…
Game Development Camp 

Game Development Camp 

Thanks to volunteers and library staff, students in Lake County are learning computer coding in elementary school, but the goal of these camps might surprise you. The library has always offered adventures and projects for kids. This summer, the Lady Lake Library is bumping things up a notch with a Computer Game Camp. “When John [Pearl] and Marsha [Brinson] first came up with this idea,…
Olive Branch Mediterranean-Italian Grille & Bar

Olive Branch Mediterranean-Italian Grille & Bar

It’s not just a meal, it’s an experience! Dining at Olive Branch Mediterranean-Italian Grille & Bar is like eating at Mama’s house on Sundays. The food is fresh and delicious, and you absolutely won’t go home hungry. Though the beautiful cloth napkins and tablecloth say fine dining, there’s definitely a casual atmosphere in the restaurant. You can eat outside and enjoy the view of beautiful…
“Come Sundown” 

“Come Sundown” 

By Nora Roberts. A daughter the family believed turned her back on them has come back home, after being held captive 25 years. Though her family is strong, will she or any of them ever be the same? “Come Sundown” is No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and I know why. It is riveting. I freely admit Nora Roberts is one of…
Footloose and Fancy Free

Footloose and Fancy Free

Travel is going to be a big deal for the Fourth of July weekend. According to AAA Auto Club in Tampa, it’s possible this will be a record-breaking weekend for travel. “This Independence Day will be historic,” says Vicky Evans, assistant vice president of Travel Sales Development for AAA. “Travel bookings at The Auto Club Group are up more than 15 percent in Florida, compared…
Lightning Has Struck in Leesburg

Lightning Has Struck in Leesburg

Don’t miss a single game this summer for the fabulous Leesburg Lightning! The games are free, and here’s the schedule so you don’t miss any of the exciting play on the field. They play at the historic Pat Thomas Field off Dixie Avenue beside Venetian Gardens in Leesburg. Grab the whole family and sing, “Take me out to the ballgame…” Post expires at 10:39am on…
Dr. James Young Reaches Milestone with Prostate Treatment

Dr. James Young Reaches Milestone with Prostate Treatment

According to Prostate Evaluation Center and PR Newswire, Dr. James Young, a Lady Lake urologist, is the first in the United States to reach the milestone of treating 300 patients with Rezūm® System Minimally Invasive BPH Therapy. He founded Prostate Evaluation Center in 1982. According to leading online physician and hospital resource Healthgrades.com, Dr. Young ranks in the top 100th percentile of all urologists in the…
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