• Here's the church, here's the steeple

    Amid cheers and clapping on Saturday, Jan 21, the Sumterville chapel received its steeple as part of its on-going construction.   

    The chapel will house the Sumterville congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with members in Sumterville, Bushnell, Leesburg, The Villages and surrounding areas.

  • Critter chatter

    People everywhere are making preparations for the holidays. Tree trimmings, holiday decorations, presents, and delicious treats are many of the season’s delights. Getting ready for visits from family and friends, we can get preoccupied with holiday plans.


    Charles and Deborah Smith Jr., 1484 C.R. 318 Bushnell, FL 33513, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Audrey Smith to Kiet Quoc Ngo, son of Tony Ngyuen and Xuan Ngo, 7240 Somersworth Dr., Orlando, FL 32835.
    The bride is a digital design academy teacher at Wildwood Middle High School and the groom is a financial counselor at Orlando Health.
    The marriage will take place on March 17, 2012 at 1st United Methodist Church of Bushnell.

  • Engaged

    Announcement is made today of the engagement of Amber Nichole Briggs and John Mark Brack. Miss Briggs is the daughter of Ms. Michele LaBlue of North Adams, Massachusetts and Robert Briggs Jr. of Cheshire, Massachusetts. Mr. Brack is the son of Beverly and Bill Brack, both of Bushnell.
    A Sept. 6 wedding is planned at the Town Common in Adams, Mass.

  • Myers, Shuyler to wed

    Emily Elizabeth Myers and James Andrew Shuyler have announced their engagement.
    The couple plans to wed at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 23rd at the Bushnell Presbyterian Church – the service is open to family and friends who wish to attend.
    Myers is the daughter of Lisa Hicks of Leesburg and Ken Myers of Mariposa, Calif.

  • 69th anniversary

    George and Jean Buhmeyer will be celebrating their 69th Anniversary July 11, 2011 with their two daughters Dianne Stokes and Jane Fiorenza who also live at Lake Panasoffkee. The Buhmeyers moved to Lake Panasoffkee 34 years ago. They also have 6 grandchildren and 9 great

  • Engaged

    Sara A. Morris and Douglas G. Stewart of St. Petersburg have announced their engagement and plans for a summer 2012 wedding.
    Sara is the daughter of Suzanne and the late Ken Morris of St. Petersburg. Sara is a 2004 graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas, and 2008 graduate of Indiana University. She is a Dental Hygienist in Largo.

  • Customers enjoy sunshine, music, food and sales

    An estimated 250 people attended the Customer Appreciation Celebration at the Thunderbird Plaza last Saturday, June 4, according to coordinator Dawn Palmer.
    “We had a wonderful time. I was very pleased,” she said.
    Palmer owns Dawn Palmer’s Clothing and Collectibles in the Lake Panasoffkee plaza.
    Several of the businesses opted to show their appreciation for customer support through giveaways, free food and special sales.
    There was free food as well as baked goods and barbecue dinners available for purchase.

  • Fun In The Sun Fashion fundraiser

    The Royal Community Center was the fashionable location for the Fun In The Sun fashion show fundraiser on Friday, April 29.
    The event was held to help fund the Tri-County LadyBallers softball team who is the host of the official softball tournament during the Annual Royal Homecoming Weekend.

  • UDC Visit the Orange County Regional History Center