Governor Scott Declares State of Emergency

July 31, 2017

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. –  Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Emily early morning of July 31. The declaration came when Tropical Depression Six was upgraded to Tropical Storm Emily. Thirty-one Florida counties are affected by this order, including Hillsborough County. A state of emergency allows the state more flexibility to work with local governments in preparations for the upcoming storm. Florida’s National Guard is…

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Bob Evans Hosts “Dine To Make a Difference” for the HS/SPCA

July 31, 2017

LAKE PANASOFFKEE, Fla. – The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County is pairing with the original Bob Evans restaurant for “Dine to Make a Difference” Tuesday, August 15th. The event is intended to raise funds for the HS/SPCA’s public assistance programs, such as their free meals for hungry pets fund. Donations will also be used to help pay for veterinary care and sheltering needs for animals in need. The “Dine to Make…

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Vampire Cult Killers Re-sentencing Hearing Scheduled

July 22, 2017

Tavares, Fla. –  Vampire cult leader, Rod Ferrell, and his accomplice, Howard Scott Anderson, have been granted a re-sentencing hearing for March 12, 2018. This hearing will be held at the courthouse in Tavares. The duo was sentenced to life in prison as teenagers following the 1996 murder of Eustis couple, Richard Wendorf, and Ruth Queen. Since that time, the US Supreme Court has ruled juveniles cannot be sentenced to…

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Missing Maltese Dog: Reward Offered

July 22, 2017

OCOEE, Fla. –  Residents in and around the Orchard Park subdivision in Ocoee are asked to keep their eyes open for a missing Maltese dog known as Rexy. The pup was last seen July 10th. Rexy is a white Maltese male who was last seen wearing a black collar with a blue tag. The tag contains a New York address and a cell phone number which is currently active. He…

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Lake Count School Board Discusses Changes

June 8, 2017

Tavares Lake County School Board met Monday, June 5 to discuss potential changes to the school system in light of legislative budget cuts. The legislature is working on approval of what it calls “Schools of Hope” program, in which charter schools will be given funding and no zoning rules to open near failing public schools. The school board met to discuss potential changes to the public school system to compete…

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Masquerade Gala Benefit for Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation

April 14, 2017

CLERMONT – The Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation celebrates its 10th Anniversary of their “Bras for the Cause, and Boxers Too” event with a Masquerade Gala on April 22. The event features a runway show and auction of “whimsically decorated” bras and boxers. The items have been designed, decorated, and will be modeled by members of the local community. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served at the function. A silent auction…

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Sumter Humane Society 35th Anniversary and Earth Day Event

March 30, 2017

Lake Panasoffkee The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County will be hosting an Earth Day event in conjunction with their 35th Anniversary Celebration on April 22. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m and lasts until 2 p.m. Guests are invited to learn about the Human Society/SPCA’s goal to construct Central Florida’s first green animal shelter while enjoying many activities and meeting adoptable pets. Events include a yard sale,…

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Alee Academy Hosting Spaghetti Dinner Prom Fundraiser

March 27, 2017

UMATILLA – Alee Academy, located in Eustis, is hosting a spaghetti dinner Friday, April 21. Alee is an alternative high school catering to at-risk students since its charter in 1999. This fundraiser is expected to finish raising funds for the prom and help seniors cover their graduation costs. Tickets are $7 each. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, and bread. Drinks and desserts will be available for purchase. Patrons can pick up their…

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ViaPort Mall Hosting Pet Pictures with Easter Bunny, Meet and Greet Daniel Tiger

March 27, 2017

Leesburg ViaPort Mall is hosting a Pet Pictures with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 15. Running concurrently to this event will be a Meet and Greet with popular children’s television character, Daniel Tiger. Pet owners interested in getting pictures of their four-legged friends with the Easter Bunny can bring their pets to the mall beginning at noon. Photos are taken through World Wide Photos. Pricing is also through the…

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Easter Fly-In Fundraiser for Humane Society

March 27, 2017

Sumter County – Private aircraft from all over Florida will grace the skies in a celebration of Spring on April 15 at 9 a.m. The event, a joint collaboration between the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County and local pilots, will benefit the Humane Society. Attendees will be given the opportunity to learn about private aviation and the steps to becoming a pilot. Visitors can also visit the SPCA’s welcome table,…

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