As part of SCORE’s collaboration with The Villages Commercial Property Management and The Villages Lifelong Learning College, local medical managers enjoyed a knowledge-packed seminar on Medical Practice Management held at the Lake Miona Recreation Center on April 22nd. The seminar was organized by Rick Reeves, a SCORE member from the Village of Piedmont, and the presentation was done by Dr. Aaron Liberman, the esteemed past Chair of the Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Central Florida.
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners is always looking to spend taxpayers’ money wisely. One way this can be achieved is through the competitive bidding process when it comes to purchasing goods and services from vendors.
Lake County’s Parks & Trails Division is hosting its annual Native Plant Sale and Open House from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve (PEAR) Park Wildlife Conservation Area, 4800 University Ave., Leesburg.
During the 6th annual Tobacco Free Florida Week, April 21-27, the Florida Department of Health in Lake County and Tobacco Free Florida are emphasizing the importance of teamwork with health professionals to help smokers quit for good. Team Up to Quit is a statewide effort to raise awareness of the resources available to help Floridians quit tobacco.
Lake County’s 4-H teams judged eight sets of horses and gave reasons on four sets. In horse judging, youth evaluate classes of four horses on their confirmation movement and riding suitability. Team members earn points based on how close their placing comes to the actual official’s.
There's been little news in recent months about the Obamacare provision that creates an Independent Payment Advisory Board. "This, despite the extraordinary powers the IPAB would have over the delivery of health care services to Americans," according to senior citizen advocate Dan Weber.
The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County, in partnership with the Lady Lake Public Library, will offer the final leg of the “Nourish Your Body” educational series from 1-2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28 at the library located at 225 W. Guava St., Lady Lake.
Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun.
Only about half of U.S. adolescents are physically active five or more days of the week, and fewer than 1 in 3 eat fruits and vegetables daily, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
Sarah (Sally) Burtis of the Village of Amelia, formerly of Ossining, N.Y. passed away on April 19, 2014. Beloved wife of Stephen (Burt) Burtis, Dear sister of Arthur Roberts (Connie) of Brielle, N.J. and Fr. Charles Roberts, OSB, Aurora, Illinois.
The Villages – Elsie Jean Biddinger,82, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014. Mrs. Biddinger had lived in the area for 14 years, moving here from Baltimore, Maryland. Elsie was passionate about her gardening. She also loved square dancing with the Orange Blossom Squares and Ron Libby’s group in Ocklawaha.
Everybody's Coupon Book Radio Show for April 2014 with Marthann and Kim. Originally broadcast on Monday March 31st. Marthann and Kim highlight coupons in the book, talk about local businesses, have a trivia contest and gift certificate give aways to caller's into their lively radio show. The show broadcasts on 790 AM WLBE in Leesburg on Monday's from 1PM to 2PM.
The Lady lake Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Foot Solutions for hosting the March Business After Hours event. They are located at 980 Del Mar Drive in Spanish Springs, Lady Lake. They can be reached at 352-430-0535 and www.footsolutions.com/thevillages
This past week brought much needed rain to our area and as usual with too much of anything I got a little wet. As I watched the rain pour down I realized I was in need of sustenance to get me through this media hyped storm. So, I headed to my car which was tucked safely in the garage and headed out in search of a bite to eat.