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Regional Planning Council receives award

Story Submitted The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council (NCFRPC) received a 2017 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation for the Experience North Florida by Bicycle website project. The 2017 slate of awardees includes 80 projects representing Association members from 21 states. The Council provides staff services to the Original Florida Tourism Task Force to implement their marketing campaign to promote the north central Florida region for nature-based, heritage-based and cultural-based tourism. The Council, in conjunction with the Task Force, completed the Experience North Florida by Bicycle…

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NFCC Community Theatre presents Welcome to Walt’s

Story Submitted North Florida Community College’s (NFCC) Community Theatre troupe, the Sentinel Upstage Players, will perform Welcome to Walt’s, a military-themed comedic drama chronicling the struggles of balancing one’s sense of duty with the weight of responsibility back at the home front, on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11 at Van H. Priest Auditorium. Written and directed by Johnathan A. Cooks, Multimedia & Public Relations Manager at NFCC, the play features 13 local actors including NFCC students, alumni, employees and community members. The Friday and Saturday performances begin at…

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Build a Shoebox for a Child in need

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. It’s almost that time of the year again. Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is offering you the chance to touch the lives of children and families around the world. While you have an amazing Christmas, there is a child and a family in need of clothes, shoes and the Gospel of Jesus. You can bring hope, joy and the love of Christ to that child and family with a simple gift-filled shoebox. Shoeboxes can include personal care items, clothing and accessories, arts and crafts, toys, and…

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Lee Elementary participates in Lee National Denim Day

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. For the past several years, the faculty and staff at Lee Elementary School (LES) have been participating in the Lee National Denim Day for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Friday, Oct. 6, the faculty and staff wore their jeans to school and donated $5 to send to the American Cancer Society (ACS) for Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year, LES raised $100 to send to ACS. All of the faculty and staff wore special ordered pink shirts to wear every Friday in October. County office…

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