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  • Melon Patch Players children’s theater registration

     
    Registration for the Melon Patch Players children's spring theater group will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6; and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 8 at the theater, 311 N. 13th St., Leesburg. Classes begin Jan. 11. Details: 352-787-3013....
  • Leesburg Center for the Arts’ Art Zone is Jan. 8

     
    My colleague Debbie Manis reminds me about the upcoming Art Zone event for children in Leesburg: The Leesburg Center for the Arts' next Art Zone for children ages 4 to 12 is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 8 during the Leesburg Saturday Morning Market. The...
  • Leesburg hospital recognizes doctor of the month

     
    Leesburg Regional Medical Center recently kicked off a new physician recognition program that will honor twelve Doctors as the Physician of the Month throughout the year. The program, named “Our Docs Rock,” accepts nominations from hospital...
  • Leesburg man scratches off $1 million winner

     
    A 35-year-old Leesburg man has claimed a $1 million prize in the Florida Lottery's Cash Bonanza scratch-off game. Kelsey Rafus showed up at Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee to claim the prize, opting for a lump-sum payment of $650,000. He bought the...
  • Boys basketball teams hit the court again

     
    The school holiday breaks are ending and boys basketball heats back up quickly this week. The Tuesday lineup of games includes a very good private schools matchup between 1A Faith Christian (11-1) at 2A Orlando First Academy (8-3). Both are ranked in...
  • Emily Painter’s religious paintings in Leesburg

     
    Maitland artist Emily Painter, who recently was accepted to Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, will exhibit some of her paintings depicting iconic religious symbols at Two Old Hags Wine Shoppe, 410 W. Main St., downtown Leesburg. An opening reception...
  • Lake County gets its first A-rated high school

     
    Most Lake County high schools got better grades from the state today under the Department of Education's new grading system.  And for the first time ever, Lake has an A-rated high school — Tavares High. Tavares earned a B last year and would have...
  • Schools in Lake react to the cold

     
    Lake County school officials said they haven't had any major issues today keeping classrooms warm. The heaters were turned on at noon Sunday so buildings would have time to warm up before children arrived this morning, said the school district's...
  • Leesburg girls basketball scoring leaders listed

     
    There are three players on this year’s Leesburg girls basketball team who rank among the top 15 scorers at the school during the eight years Mark Oates has been the Yellow Jackets head coach. Leading the list of current players is junior Baylie Br...
  • Boys basketball: here is the latest Super 16 rankings

     
    Poinciana (8-1) and Faith Christian (6-1) join the crowd in our updated Super 16 boys basketball rankings. Otherwise, there is not a ton of movement but there very well could be following a spree of holiday tournament play that tips off with this week's...
  • Leesburg ticket shares Fantasy 5 jackpot

     
    Not much big money changing hands as a result of Wednesday night Florida Lottery drawings. The biggest winners were the three Quick Pick tickets that split the Fantasy 5  jackpot and one of those was bought in Leesburg. It was purchased at the Family...
  • Leesburg’s Jaleesa Blue becomes a Rattler

     
    Leesburg guard Jaleesa Blue has signed with Florida A&M University's women's basketball program. Blue, a senior for the Yellow Jackets, received Leesburg's best offensive player award after last season and also was the team's top rebounder. Heading into...