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2013-05-31 23:26:53

The Florida Institute of Technology Extended Studies Department at the Hampton Roads-Fort Eustis, Va., site will offer the university´s first bachelor´s degree completion program off the main campus, in logistics management. MELBOURNE, FLA. (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 The Florida Institute of Technology Extended Studies Department at the Hampton Roads-Fort Eustis, Va., site will offer the university´s first bachelor´s degree completion program off the main campus, in logistics...

2008-08-06 12:00:57

By Debbie Manis, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 6--Visitors can take a trip around the world and sample food and music and purchase souvenirs from the bazaars during the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties second annual "International Buffet" from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at its Teeter Unit, 400 Executive Blvd., Leesburg. Participants will be able to sample foods from countries including Jamaica, Egypt, France, Mexico, Italy, Kenya and Canada. The event is a project of the...

2008-08-03 12:00:31

By Debbie Manis, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 3--The Shamrock Thistle & Crown Bed & Breakfast, just across the Lake County line in Marion County on State Road 42, recently became the state's 204th certified member of the Green Lodging Program. The designation is awarded to environmentally conscious lodgings by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which recognizes hotels for innovative green practices that conserve natural resources, reduce waste, minimize...

2008-07-14 09:00:43

By Debbie Manis, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 14--"When most people think of tourism in Florida, they think of Walt Disney World and the Orlando theme parks," writes Jennifer L. Codding in The Ocklawaha Hotel. "Actually, tourism in Florida dates much further back into the 1800s when northern residents came to the small towns and resorts of Florida to escape the cold winters. One such popular resort was the first hotel in Eustis, The Ocklawaha Hotel," according to the author....

2008-07-05 12:00:23

By Anita Hardin, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 5--A "World Cultural Exploration" series hosted by the Lake County 4-H program will continue with a presentation about the Peace Corps from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. The event, geared toward participants ages 8 to 18, kicked off July 1 with a presentation on Africa. The event included a speaker, who is a native of the continent, a display of artifacts and samplings of...

2008-07-02 12:01:11

By Anita Hardin, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 2--Home Instead Senior Care, in partnership with the Leesburg Police Department and Lake County Sheriff's Office, is launching a program called Operation Medicine Cabinet aimed at educating the community to dispose of unwanted prescription medications properly, curbing environmental contamination. Collections will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21 at Waterman Village, 445 Waterman Ave., Mount Dora, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 22 at the...

2008-06-27 12:02:35

By Martin E. Comas, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jun. 27--TAVARES Elected officials from Lake County's Golden Triangle cities -- Eustis, Mount Dora and Tavares -- met face to face this week to discuss working together on a host of issues ranging from water conservation and public safety to synchronizing traffic lights and purchasing office supplies. Tuesday's meeting at Tavares City Hall was an introductory meet-and-greet session. Attendees followed no agenda. However, all the council...

2008-06-26 12:02:42

By Anita Hardin, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jun. 26--On July 4, Eustis' First Friday Street Fest will feature entertainment stages with the following groups performing: Silver Star, The Reels, Radio Flyer and The Sleepin' Dogz. An "artists row" will once again line Magnolia Avenue with a variety of local artists displaying and creating their work. Kicking off the festivities at 6 p.m. will be a dedication of Fountain Green, at the former Waterman Hospital site. At 7:30 p.m. a...

2008-06-21 15:00:29

By Anita Hardin, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jun. 21--The Golden Triangle YMCA will offer soccer camps from 9 a.m. to noon or 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through June 27; June 30-July 4; and July 28-Aug. 1. The weekly fee is $75 for members; or $105 for nonmembers (current YMCA soccer participants); or $130 for non-YMCA participants. This summer, two soccer coaches from Europe will conduct a free soccer demonstration at 4 p.m. today at the YMCA, 1465 David Walker Drive, Tavares. To attend...

2008-06-20 12:00:18

By Anita Hardin, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jun. 20--For those looking for an adventurous start to the weekend, Trout Lake Nature Center has just the activity. The nature center invites residents to participate in "Marsh Muddin' " at 6 p.m. today at Lake County Water Authority's Sawgrass Preserve. The recent dry spell means that a habitat that is normally covered in water is almost dry land and can be explored on foot. The 400-acre marsh offers big-sky vistas and a multitude of...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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