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CML Winter Book Sale Welcomes Its 1,000th Patron!!!

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 1:42 pm

The Friends of Cooper Memorial Library held their Annual Winter Book Sale February 6-11. Over 1,000 patrons attended during the week contributing to over $7,200 in proceeds. These monies will go towards funding existing programs such as the 2015 Children’s Summer Reading Program as well as providing resources for exciting, new programs including the upcoming STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programming for both youth and adults. In support

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  • Exciting Results For Knee And Low Back Pain

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:52 am

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    The doctors at Orlando Spine & Joint love a certain visit from their patients. That visit? Re-examination day! They take special pride in re-examination day, because that’s the day that their patients can brag about how much better they are doing. “We make sure to do a thorough examination before treatment starts, and another re-examination once they have completed their care plan,” says Dr. Mike Lewis. “And during that re-examination

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  • Thinking of Remodeling Your Kitchen or Bath?

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:35 am

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    Clermont Kitchens, located at 16129 State Road 50 in Clermont, 407-877-0575, is your one stop shop. Our experienced staff will help you create the kitchen or bath of your dreams. We have the best pricing in town guaranteed, just shop and compare and you will see for yourself. We have complete financing available. We can transform a new or old tired space into an exciting, functional room that you will

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First Friday Music Series Features Paul De Ritter Quintet; Food Trucks

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Friday night, March 6th, Historic Downtown Clermont transforms into a free outdoor concert setting when the Paul De Ritter Quintet performs atop the step on the west side of City Hall during the First Friday Music on Montrose concert series. Set to play from 6:00pm until 9:00pm, the Quintet boasts a thorough repertoire including smooth jazz, swing, military, dance and more.  Paul performs on the trumpet, flugelhorn, cornet, pocket trumpet

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  • Oakland Nature Preserve Hosts Open House

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 1:37 am

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    Join us for an Open House at Oakland Nature Preserve on Saturday, February 28th from 9am-2pm. Explore Oakland Nature Preserve and enjoy a day of entertainment! There will be live music by Lucky Mud, hot food, hands on activities, and a number of guest speakers. Enjoy free presentations throughout the day including: Lake Apopka Update by Jim Peterson, North Shore Project Overview by Jim Thomas, Hands-on Palm Frond Weaving with

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  • Golf Tournament to Benefit Hospice

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:16 am

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    The Green Valley Women’s Golf Association is hosting their annual charity golf tournament for Cornerstone Hospice of Lake and Sumter County. Men and women are invited to attend this four person scramble event on Saturday, February 28th. It will be a shotgun start at 8:30a with registration starting at 7:30a.  The cost is $60, which includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, prize money and $15 donation to Hospice. Additional fundraising

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Major Announcement from CM Box Car Racing

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

On March 28th, CM Box Car Racing will be holding a very special event for the special needs children, called Super Kids Classic. We want to announce AMH Construction has become the major sponsor for this event. They have given CMBCR the funding to hold the race and send the winning child to Akron Ohio in July for the National Super Kids Classic event. Also with the funding we are

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  • Equestrian Poker Ride at Lake Louisa State Park

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:21 am

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    The Friends of Lake Louisa State Park would like to invite you to our upcoming Equestrian Poker Ride, which will take place on Saturday, March 21st at the equestrian field at Lake Louisa State Park. Registration for the event is $15 per rider. The registration form and event rules can be found by visiting www.llsp.org. Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis, so please get your

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  • Pig on the Pond 5K Run/Walk

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 1:18 am

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    Pig on the Pond “For the Kids” is excited to host the Rib Run for Education – 5K Run/Walk presented by First Green Bank on Saturday March 14th at the Waterfront Park in Clermont starting at 8:00 AM.  Proceeds benefit the Pig on the Pond Education Fund, which changes the lives of deserving students by providing scholarships to South Lake County Students. This event is for everybody!!  We offer chip

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Lifestyles

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Clermont Quilters Group

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Pictured is Carolyn Crawford at the Mike Conley Hospice House receiving 14 quilts made and donated by the ladies of Clermont Quilters Group.

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  • Read Across America Day

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Students in Central Florida will join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the sixteenth annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day on Monday, March 2, 2015. NEA’s Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the joys of reading, expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read. To honor the good doctor and celebrate

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  • Rotary Club of South Lake

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:53 am

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    The speaker at the February 10, 2015 meeting of the Rotary Club of South Lake County was Ms. Linda Krupski, director of LovExtension, a Lake County non-profit organization providing the elderly population of Lake County with social and well-being visits/checkups, including the disabled elderly. Services are provided throughout Lake County and specifically Tavares, Eustus, The Villages and now the Clermont area. Much of the organization’s focus is centered on the

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Circus World Reunion

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 1:26 pm

  In 1972, only a year after Disney World opened, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus impresario Irvin Feld created the idea of opening a circus theme park, not far from Disney, for “kid’s of all ages.” Thus, Circus World was born and opened in Feb., 1974. Although it remained in operation for only twelve years, there are still many area residents who not only have fond memories of visiting

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  • Royal Showcase

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 1:18 am

    Please join us for the 2015 season of the Kings Ridge Royal Showcase. The showcase will feature acts performing a wide variety of musical entertainment from comedy and old fashioned barbershop harmony to heart-felt songs and moving ballads. The next show, “Spittin’ Image”, which is open to the public, will be Saturday, February 28, in the Kings Ridge Ballroom and starts at 7:30 pm, doors open at 7:00pm. The show

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  • Spaghetti Dinner to Raise Funds

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:15 am

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    Clermont VFW Ladies Auxiliary will host a fundraising spaghetti dinner with salad, bread and dessert Saturday, February 28, 2015, from 4-6 p.m. Donation is $7 per person. The VFW is located at 855 W. DeSoto Street in downtown Clermont. Please call 352.250.2052 for further information.

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