Tidbits

Three community movers and shakers recently were inducted into the Leadership Lake County Hall of Fame. Congratulations to all the inductees.

A recent survey of barbecue restaurant chains by MSN.com ranked Sonny’s BBQ at No. 1 and Oakwood Smokehouse & Grill at No. 15.

The Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. invites you to purchase a commemorative brick for Cooper Memorial Library at the L-SSC South Lake Campus. The $50 bricks will enhance the library walkway. Funds generated by brick sales will fund programs at the new library. To reserve a brick, visit www.lssc.edu/foundation/Pages/Ways%20to%20Give/Bricks.aspx or call Rosanne Brandeburg at 352.365.3518.

Eustis has a new police chief. Maitland’s former top cop Gary Calhoun succeeded Fred Cobb, who is retiring.

More than 300 local philanthropists, business leaders and alumni raised more than $50,000 for scholarships and programs during Lake-Sumter State College’s 30th Annual Gala Auction in The Villages. More than 200 local businesses and donors supported the gala with cash and in-kind donations. Ron and Tim Morris, of Ernie Morris Enterprises and HON, were the presenting sponsors for the 15th year in a row.

Centra Care, a Florida Hospital Urgent Care, recently opened at 1103  in Leesburg. And, Sumter Pediatrics just opened at 617 S. Hwy 301 in Sumterville.

Lake Amateur Radio Association and Lake County ARES ham radio operators provided communications to rest stops and crossing guards at the March of Dimes walkathon May 9 in Leesburg. More than 300 walkers raised money for medical research.

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