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Donation powers Lake Technical College program

Donation powers Lake Technical College program

Lake Technical College’s new Center for Advanced Manufacturing aims to be one of the premier workforce training facilities in Central Florida. That mission received a boost when PowerTech Generators, based in Leesburg, donated five diesel engines worth more than $100,000 to the CAM and its diesel mechanic program. Lake County Economic Development brought the business and the college together for a deal that will help…
Custom travel to Peru

Custom travel to Peru

Ricardo Soriano, a native of Peru and owner of Cozco Handcraft Gallery, 1121 Main St., The Villages, will host and escort a 10-day tour, to what he calls the “magical world of Peru,” this month and again in October in his homeland. Travelers will see Machu Picchu, also known as the Lost City of the Incas, which is noted as an impressive sight as it…
Visit the library from your home

Visit the library from your home

Have you ever heard of the Florida Electronic Library? It’s available on your computer, tablet, or whatever device you use to read online material. It’s very easy to access. Simply go to mylakelibrary.org, and on the home page under Databases, you’ll find Florida Electronic Library. You can look for resources or search topics, find resources for students from K-12, browse newspapers and magazines, and even…
Mom, don’t call me, I’ll call you

Mom, don’t call me, I’ll call you

More and more children are enjoying the benefit of having their own cell phone at a fairly young age. And sometimes, it’s not just the kid who thinks it’s a good idea—parents find that connection to their child gives them more peace of mind. “I do feel safer now that she has her own phone,” says Ally Hosterman, of Leesburg. “She’s seldom away from me,…
Gotta get your name on!

Gotta get your name on!

Looking for personalized unique gifts for parents of newborn babies? Or maybe something to give a new mom or a bride and her wedding party? Gotta Get Your Name On!, 1124 Bichara Blvd., The Villages, provides a variety of items—blankets, robes, clothing, accessories—that can be monogrammed with names, dates, and sweet messages. “The robes are really popular with the matching slippers and makeup cases, and…
James Combs’ The Hit List

James Combs’ The Hit List

According to the Eustis Police Department, a 26-year-old man used a baby stroller to steal shampoo from a local grocery store. This guy apparently isn’t right in the head…and shoulders. A Eustis woman is facing felony battery charges after police say she hit her boyfriend over the head with a roller skate and broke it. Let’s be perfectly clear about something. This wasn’t a hate…
Local entrepreneurs connect through website

Local entrepreneurs connect through website

A new website is helping Lake County entrepreneurs find resources and promote their businesses. The Florida High Tech Corridor Council has created the Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center at flvec.com. The site offers business owners access to a database of local and statewide resources, including help with licenses, business mentoring and coaching, networking, and venture capital. FLVEC also promotes entrepreneurs by publishing profile articles about them…
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…
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