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Pictured are Children from Villages Elementary School of Lady Lake, with the Town Council showing their Water Awareness poster. The second annual Water Awareness Poster Contest was a great success. This is put on by the Town of Lady Lake and the Florida Governmental Utility Authority.

PAKMAIL held an open house to show off their new store opening on 17th St. Ocala Business Leaders, clients and friends attended. Huge facility and they are well on their way to filling it up. Pictured from  left Russ Moore and Walter Arnold.

By Chief McKinstry

Next time you are in a car driving through a residential neighborhood, try this experiment: glance at your speedometer when you’re in the middle of a block.  You will probably find it is pretty easy to reach or top 25 mph.

To someone on foot or in a golf cart, navigating narrow streets and unprotected intersections, it feels like you’re driving too fast.  And they’re probably not wrong.  As you cruise up to 25 mph (on streets outside a school zone), try to imagine that a golf cart swerves into your lane, or a ball rolls right in front of you with a kid chasing it.  Or that someone with an armful of groceries opened a car door without looking, or that a pedestrian in dark clothes stepped into a poorly lit intersection.  Would you be able to stop in time?  Maybe, maybe not. It would depend on how soon you saw whatever you were about to hit.

Then drop your speed to 20 mph. With that small change, it becomes much easier to halt the momentum of 3,000 pounds of metal. Continue reading

Ambassadors and board members don’t need a reason to celebrate they are always happy. Here they are outside the Log Cabin home of the Lady Lake Chamber and posing for a picture and as you can see they are celebrating the fact that they have plenty of ambassador’s, a very capable Board, with the leadership of their president/board and Sue Kelly Executive Director.

The Lady Lake Chamber had a Ribbon Cutting this month at Suncoast Skin Solution Ribbon Cutting. It was well attended by Chamber members, Suncoast Skin Solutions employees and friends. They are located at 8564 Cr 466, Suite 206, The Villages, FL 32162  Sue Kelly executive Director of the Lady Lake Chamber says “Don’t keep your Chamber a Secret”!

The Lady Lake Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting this month at Sam’s Club. The Lady Lake Chamber had Board members, Ambassadors, Sam’s Club employees and friends. Sam’s Club is located at Lady Lake, 755 North Hwy 27/441, Lady Lake, FL, 32159


All Faiths Cremation Society Ribbon cutting was held by the Lady Lake Chamber. Donald Knop II was officiating the event. Looking on and helping are Chamber Ambassadors, friends and employees. Good Luck All Faith.

Mayor Jim Richards and Councilman Paul Hannon cutting ribbon. Chamber members and girls in red are volunteers for the Lady Lake softball league

Ribbon cutting for their new concession stand.

Pictured is a group of business people networking their businesses through the Lady Lake Chamber networking lunch. The lunch was held at Demshires Restaurant.

Oklawaha Valley Audubon Society of Lake County is hosting a beginners class on basic birding Sunday February 25th 2 -4 pm at Trout Lake Nature center  530 East  Cr 44. Eustis, Florida. Birding is the fastest growing activity in the US and Central Florida is a birding hot spot. Birding is a great activity because its inexpensive, easy, it connects people to nature and it can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it. Birding can be an individual hobby, a family activity, or a group event that can be done in your back yard, at a local wildlife refuge or an exotic international location Birding is  often combined with hiking, kayaking, photography and traveling so there is something for everyone. Continue reading

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