Jolie Fowler

Puzzle Ranch Holiday Fundraiser

Puzzle Ranch 33348 County Road 437 Sorrento, Fl 32776

Puzzle Ranch is a non-profit organization creating a wild-west themed horse ranch and Cowboy Town for families with Autism and other disabilities.  We are hosting several holiday Fundraiser events.  All events include live music and local vendors,  Puzzle Ranch activities including a hay ride, pony rides, bounce house,  petting farm and Gemstone mining. 

Christmas at Puzzle Ranch,  December 11th and 19th, 2-8pm. Santa will visit along with Christmas Carolers. There will also be Florida “snow fun”.

Three Kings Day Festival at Puzzle Ranch,  January 2nd,  2-7pm. This is a celebration of the Hispanic tradition of Three Kings Day.  There will be a visit from the Three Kings.

Scheduled Holiday Closings And Modified Garbage Pickup

LAKE COUNTY, Florida—Many local government offices are scheduled to close this week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Lake County Government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday and county garbage pickup regularly scheduled for Thursday will be Friday and regularly scheduled pickup for Friday will be Saturday. This includes Altoona, Astor, Ferndale, Grand Island, Okahumpka, Paisley, Sorrento and Yalaha. For more information, visit  https://lakecountyfl.gov/trash-recycling.

Most city government and town halls will be closed Thursday and Friday; this includes Clermont, Eustis, Fruitland Park, Groveland, Howey-In-The-Hills, Leesburg, Mascotte, Mount Dora, Tavares and Umatilla. Astatula, Lady Lake and Minneola are scheduled to close just on Thursday. Aligning with the county garbage pickup modified schedule; garbage pickup for Thursday will be Friday and pickup for Friday will be Saturday for most cities, except Lady Lake, Leesburg and Tavares.

Lady Lake’s and Leesburg’s garbage pickup will resume Monday and Tavares will resume Tuesday. 

Clermont Cars & Guitars

“Clermont Cars & Guitars” is a music festival, car show, and guitar expo that will take place on November 14th, 2021 at Clermont Waterfront Park, from 11:00 am until 5:30 pm. Food will be provided by food trucks on site, and beer and wine will be available for purchase. If that wasn’t already enough fun for you, our friends from Sunday MorningComing Down on Real Radio 104.1 will be broadcasting live from the event. Tickets options include a limited amount of reserved seating under the stage pavilion as well as General Admission tickets, allowing guests to bring their own blankets and/or chairs to sit on the surrounding lawn area. Children twelve and under are free with a paying adult. Visit www.ClermontCarsAndGuitars.com for tickets and car show registration.

Music Festival – Featuring performances from:
-Elizabeth Cook-
Elizabeth Cook is a Nashville-based Singer Songwriter from Wildwood, Florida. As a critically acclaimed live act and recording artist, the New York Times lauds her “a sharp and surprising country singer.” A veteran SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio DJ, hosting her own show, Apron Strings, nationwide for the last 10 years, she is also a favorite of David Letterman, a regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry, and a frequent guest star on Adult Swim’s long-running hit cartoon series “Squidbillies” on Cartoon Network. In the words of the Drivin’ and Cryin’s legendary Kevn Kinney, “Elizabeth is so far ahead and under the radar you better have a supercharger for that fastback if you’re going to catch up! Enjoy the ride…”

-Six Time Losers-
Central Florida’s own, Six Time Losers, is the band that country music didn’t know it needed. They are intricate, organic, genuine — they are who they are; infectious with a distinct sound that creates die hard fans. They have shared the stage with the likes of Gary Allan, American Aquarium, Langhorne Slim and more. The effort put into their upcoming release shows that there is no stopping this train. Their new single “What’s Left” is a roots-driven staple. With prevalent Americana and Folk influences, this work of art is the first offering from their upcoming album, Only First Names Die, due November 12. With this festival taking place only two days later, Clermont Cars & Guitars will serve as their official album release show, and every paid admission comes with a FREE copy of their new record.

-Someday Honey Featuring Kaleigh Baker-
Three St. Petersburg musicians and an Orlando Transplant came together for a series of Monday night musical excursions at St. Pete’s greatest listening Room, Hideaway Café. What they didn’t know was that the combination of individual styles would become an undeniably sweet amalgamation. They are WONKY TONK; A Honey coined emotionally harmonic synthesis of Rhythm and Blues, Rock and Soul and Good old fashioned Americana undertones. With incredible musicianship and an incomparable voice, Someday Honey is a band you MUST see live if you have the chance!!

-Shuffle Tones-
With a set list full of traditional blues tunes, performed by some of the best players in the State of Florida, this is an act you won’t want to miss.

Car Show: Featuring 100 classic, custom, and exotic vehicles. Trophies will be awarded, as well as a $500 cash prize for first place. Voting will be conducted by event attendees between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm, with awards announced on the stage at 3:30 pm, before Elizabeth Cook’s set time.

Guitar Expo: We have partnered with local guitar manufacturer, Scout Guitars, to display some of their product line of custom, hand built guitars. Scout Guitars is an American company, hailing from Orlando Florida, run by Nick Scout. They offer custom, hand built guitars with exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail. Their guitars are constructed using responsibly sourced domestic and exotic woods, and offer you, the customer, the chance to design the guitar you’ve always wanted – keeping you up to date during the entire construction of your guitar. Their goal is to create instruments that are reflections of each and everyone of their customers; capturing the unique voice of every player. The crew at Scout Guitars believes that a guitar built with passion and expertise becomes an heirloom, with its own unique story to tell. We will also have El Camino School on hand. They will have several guitars on display along with information on the classes they offer, including music lessons, as well as courses on instrument/amplifier building and repair. El Camino School is a music school based in Orlando, Florida that offers a wide variety of courses, lessons, guest lectures and events. One of the main focuses at El Camino School is trade-based learning, and developing the next generation of touring technicians. They also offer music lessons, music therapy, seminars, and meet-ups. The school’s primary objective is to create a true collaboration with the community and local music industry in order to impart knowledge for those seeking to further their understanding, careers, or hobbies. They also aim to educate current and aspiring musicians on how the music is created before the artists even strike a string. This includes everything under the surface in creating music, from guitar circuitry to the inner workings of a guitar amp or effects pedals. Musicians that understand how it all works are more likely to succeed in their craft.

Food Trucks: A No Roots Kitchen, Asian Bros., Bell’s Kitchen & Smokehouse, Hole Lotta Donuts, Fat Ones, Jour de Crepe, Ritter’s Frozen Custard, Rubio’s Baja Kitchen, Quit Smackin’, The Big Cheese.

Lake County Student Holiday Card Contest Exhibit Opening Reception

Lake County Museum of Art 213 West Ruby St., Tavares, FL 32778

Join us for an opening reception at the Lake County Museum of Art, and vote on your favorite LCMA card – all designed by Lake County students! Tickets to vote are $1, with half going back to the student’s school. Vote on your favorite designs through November 27th. Winners will be announced December 2nd.

Leesburg Chili Cook-off Sat, November 6, 2021

City of Leesburg 501 W Meadow St, Leesburg, FL, 34748

Chili Cook‑Off competition 4:30pm-10:00pm. Enjoy an all you can eat event for only $10.00. A cash Bar and live Entertainment, will also be available. Presented by the Leesburg downtown Business Association. For more information go to https://festivalnet.com/66199/Leesburg-Florida/Food-Festivals/Chili-Cook-Off.

Alberta Smith Fowler

August 17, 1947-June 17, 2021

Alberta Smith Fowler, 73, of Eustis, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021, surrounded by the love of her family. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts to the late Paul & Priscilla Smith, she moved to Grand Island in 1957, as a young girl, from Newport, Rhode Island. She attended Eustis Heights Elementary and Eustis High School before receiving her diploma from Howey Academy. Alberta earned an Associate’s Degree from Orlando Junior College, her bachelor’s degree from Rollins College and her cosmetology license from Vo-Tech (Lake Tech). After marrying, Billy Fowler, her family purchased Eustis Laundry and Dry Cleaners in Eustis. In 1981, she began working as a volunteer and Teacher’s Aide at Roseborough Elementary in Mount Dora, Alberta worked at Walmart for many years and also in the cafeteria at Eustis High School. In 1992, she and Billy owned and operated The Car Doctor Automotive Specialist, Inc in Eustis. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Billy Fowler. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Jolie Fowler; granddaughter, Kaitlyn (Wesley) Graves; two grandsons, Kyle (Amy) Fowler and Chandler Fowler and great-grandson, Parker Graves. Services will be held at Harden/Pauli Funeral Home Chapel, Eustis on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Private interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Eustis. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778. 

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