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Central Florida Winter Living – Here’s Why!

5 Reasons Central Florida is the Best Place to Live in the Winter There’s no doubt about it—winter in Florida is fabulous. While the rest of the country is shivering in their boots, shoveling snow, scraping windshields and traversing icy roads, we Floridians are hanging out in our corner of the country sunbathing with a cocktail, only taking out our one winter coat (let’s be honest,...

Convenient Quality Health Care Coming to Lake County Thanks to South Lake Hospital

According to the Orlando Business Journal, South Lake Hospital is one of Central Florida’s top hospitals, and they’re getting even better by opening two new locations in Lake County. This means our friends and neighbors in the Central Florida 55 Plus communities have much more convenient access to healthcare. That’s not the only benefit! Leesburg City Manager Al Minner says, “The medical field...

SCAM ALERT: Assignment of Benefits (AOB) ABUSE

From our friends at www.EustisRoofing.com, by: Cheryl Reisman Beware of storm chasers knocking on your doors and pressuring  homeowners to sign an “AOB form” before getting on your roof to investigate storm damage and even going as far as promising a free roof if you just sign the form before they’ll get on the roof.  BE AWARE and SMELL THE RAT!  What is an AOB form?  Assignment of Benefits –...

What to Look For in a Roofing Contractor

From our friends at www.EustisRoofing.com, by: Cheryl Reisman Please take the time to read the following tips on what to look for in a roofing contractor.  I have had quite an education working in the office of Eustis Roofing Co for the past 30+ years and have heard many a horror story  so I’ve compiled a list of what to look for in a Roofing Contractor to hopefully save an unsuspecting homeowner of...

Hurricane Irma and the Central Florida 55+ Communities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuzDQ-KfLhU&t=2s Recognizing how critical the weather events are to our customers in Central Florida, Florida Plus Realty keeps an eye on our communities and homes on behalf of our customers at all times—before, during, and after a weather event, should one occur. It is one of the primary reasons we offer our Home Watch service to all our customers who travel during...

Broken Traffic Lights– Who has the right of way?

Now that Hurricane Irma has passed and curfew has been lifted, people are back on the roads. However, power isn't back on in every area, so it's very likely, in the next couple of days, that you'll approach a traffic signal blinking red. When this happens, it seems like the population is divided into drivers who are confident and uncertain in the rules of the road, while everyone is anxious to...

Florida Wine Country

When my wife and I decided to visit Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards in Clermont, Florida, we weren’t expecting much in the way of a typical winery experience. Not that we have much experience, but we have been in wine country in other states. When I think of wine country, I think of gently rolling hills and well-dressed warehouses encompassed by outstretched vineyards that seem to invite you to...

Florida Half Century – 50’s Division Softball Tournament

This Saturday, August 12th and Sunday, August 13, Florida Half Century is hosting their 50's Division Summer Classic Softball Tournament at The Villages!  Enjoy watching local amateur softball teams kick butt and take names on the field as they compete for the best team in the 50+ division. Florida Half Century is an amateur softball association that has 5 divisions: 50+, 60+, 65+, 70+ and 74+. Their...

10 things to do in Lake County this week

THURSDAY FLORIDA LAKES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: From 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Epiphany Celebration Anglican Church 1724 South Bay St. in Eustis. Famous film music. $42 in advance $45 at door and $15 for students. Call Audrey Sanders at 352-589-1500 or go to floridalakessymphonyorchestra.com. DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: At 6:30 p.m. at W.T. Bland library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Mount Dora Historical...

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