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Brit ex-pat living C Florida . Now working with a consultancy firm in the field of corporate governance on the international front , concerning economic policies . Also covering the area of finance , banking, international banking. An MBA graduate from the (LSE) and UCL (London) , M&A (mergers & acquisitions), economics , risk management & assessment . Martial artist (tae-kwondo, karate, savate , muy-thai) & an vowed sports ' fan , sports' junkie. Served in armed forces British ... Royal Marines . Taught unarmed combat to members of the military and also competed in tournaments prior to joining the Royal Marines . Also an avid motorcycle junkie & free running enthusiast . Tech geek and computer repair technician. Entertainment: Musical tastes _ reggae, r&b, soul, hip-hop, rap , jazz, classical. Film genres , Preferably thrillers , crime dramas Hobbies ..... reading biographies & anything by John Grisham Just a lil' something to make me feel comfortable ! Tophatal

The Third Annual Taste of Dundee Event

The Third Annual Taste of Dundee Event took place on Thursday, 22nd February at the Dundee Community Center in Dundee, Florida. Hosted by the Dundee Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by several local businesses within the community. This event has proven to be a resounding success each year, growing in stature each time it has taken place. Emceed by Area Chamber of Commerce President Jill Kitto , Thursday night’s event offered an array of local business many of them within the food and beverage industry. Local restaurants from within the area were on hand to offer their delightful delicacies , sumptuously prepared food and drinks.


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Among the restaurants represented were , Mirtha’s Café , Floridino’s(Lake Hamilton) , Tanners (Winter Haven), Dundee BBQ, Nooch’s Deli and a number of other well established businesses within our locale.

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Dundee Area Chamber of Commerce President Jill Kitto is seen here addressing members gathered at the Dundee Community Center for the Taste of Dundee.

With the entertainment provided by a live band, members of the public as well as many of the Town of Dundee’s Commissioners on hand to welcome the guests as well as those dignitaries from the surrounding area and the Taste of Dundee being also opened to the public. This event provided the residents within the Town of Dundee with the chance to see what has been always on offer within the town which they might have been completely unaware of.

Scenes from last night’s event can be seen within the gallery below.

Sponsored in part by Intense Ink, Citizens Bank & Trust, MidFlorida Bank, State Farm Insurance and State Wide Housing .

Dundee Area Chamber of Commerce
http://www.dundeeareachamber.org



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Activities for Our Elder Patrons within the Town of Dundee (FL)

Activities for Our Elder Patrons within the Town of Dundee (FL)

Which of the following activities would you like to see in operation here at the Dundee Public Library as the facility seeks to offer some additional services free of charge to patrons and residents in the town ? Or perhaps you would like to offer up another choice other than those listed below? Simply do so by letting a staff member know your thoughts on this all or by leaving a comment on the Facebook page of the Dundee Public Library.

Basic Computer Classes
Book Club
Resume’ creation and writing

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee, FL 33838
Telephone number: (863) 439-9424
Facebook.com : http://www.facebook.com/DundeeLibraryFl
Twitter.com : http://www.twitter.com/DundeeLibraryFl
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2017 Christmas Parade for the Town of Dundee , Florida

On  Saturday , 9th  December the  Town  of  Dundee   held   its  Annual   Christmas  Parade  ,  with  all  of  the Town’s Commissioners turning  out  in   force  for  this  event.   Mayor   Sam  Pennant  and  his  fellow  commissioners  were  part of the  parade  as  they  each   traveled  along  the   route  in  a   brand  new    vehicle from  a  local  dealership.  Several local  businesses and  organizations  were  also  part  of  the  morning’s  festivities ,  as   too were    Santa  and  Mrs. Claus,  who  made  the  event  all   the  more  special  for  the  children  who  were  able  to  meet  them  both  at  the   Dundee  Community   Center, where  they  got  the  chance to  have  their  photo  taken  with   Santa  as  well  as  receiving  an  early Christmas  present.  No  doubt  there  will  be  more at  the  foot  of  their  Christmas  trees  on   Christmas   Eve.


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We  would  like to take  this  opportunity  to  thank  the  Dundee  Public  Library  patrons and  residents  of the  Town  of  Dundee  for  attending  this  event  and  wish  you  all  a  Happy   Christmas  and  a  Prosperous  New  Year  !!!!

 

Dundee Public   Library

202 East Main Street

Dundee, FL 33838

Telephone number: (863) 439-9424

Facebook.com  : http://facebook.com/DundeeLibraryFl

 

 

 

 

 

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With the departure of Hurricane Irma from our midst, the Dundee Public Library will be resuming a number of their programs . This upcoming Friday, 22nd September there will be a Morning Story-time Session for the children starting at 10:00 am. Hosting this event will be our usual host, Mary-Ann Podbielski.

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Also , please note with the postponement of our Free Kids’ Movie Night Showing of “Boss Baby” which was due to have taken place on 15th September , this showing will now be rescheduled for 13th October, at 6:30 pm here at the Dundee Public Library. Please note it is required that those wishing to attend this event will have to register in advance due to the limited number seating (limited to forty-nine people) as mandated by the Dundee Fire Department and Town of Dundee regulations. Registration can be done by phone or in person here at the library .

Free drinks and other refreshments will be available for those attending.



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Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee , FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424

Friends of The Library Dundee Florida Inc
P O Box 1467
Dundee , FL 33838-1467

Helping Hands , Playing Our Part Within The Community

Helping Hands , Playing Our Part Within The Community
Well , on Saturday afternoon for the better part of three and a half hours I spent my time at the local Community Center (Dundee Community Center, FL) with fellow local volunteers, which among them included Dundee Town Mayor Sam Pennant, his wife Doreen Pennant , Town Manager Deena Ware as well as Town Commissioners Rukhsana Harper and Bertram ‘Bert ‘ Goddard , as aid was provided to distressed local residents of not only the Town of Dundee , but also those from the surrounding area of our local community. Working in conjunction with Polk County Sheriffs Department, the town’s own Fire Department, the aid provided, was of considerable help to the residents in question who suffered immeasurable loss do to Hurricane Irma.


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On Sunday morning these volunteers and I will be back in action at the Dundee Community Center from 9:00 am until the designated finish time providing more aid to the residents in need within the community.

http://www.townofdundee.com


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Dundee Town Manager Deena Ware (left) is seen here with a Polk County Sherriff’s  Detective.

Back To School Supplies’ Drive & Ice Cream Party

On Wednesday, 2nd August, 2017 the Dundee Public Library in conjunction with Friends of The Library Dundee (Florida) Inc. will be hosting their Back To School Bash & Ice Cream Party at the Dundee Community Center (603 Lake Marie Drive , Dundee, Florida) from 10:00 am until 11:30 am . As part of the event , we will also be giving away school supplies. Two boys and two girls from differing age groups will also be offered the chance to win a backpack each, filled with an assortment of school supplies. To top off the morning’s event , our Ice Cream Party will give children the chance to enjoy some delicious ice cream alongside beverages and snacks. .

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Miz Daisy Show A Summer Reading Program Event …

Wednesday, July 19th will the be the next event as part of the Summer Reading Program hosted by Friends of The Library Dundee Florida (Inc) in conjunction with the Dundee Public Library. The venue for the event will be the Dundee Community Center located at 603 Lake Marie Boulevard , Dundee , Florida. Our guest performer will be Miz Daisy , performing her usual sustainable brand of entertainment , providing a great deal of fun and laughter as well as some timely magic as part of her performance.


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Beginning at 10:00 am, we would advise our patrons , guardians , parents and caregivers wishing to have their child attend , simply register that child in advance. This can be done by simply giving the information required to a library staff in person or calling the number listed below.

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee , Florida (FL) 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424

Friends of The Library Dundee Florida (Inc)
P O Box 1467
Dundee, FL 33838-1467

Dundee Community
603 Lake Marie Drive
Dundee, FL 338383

Miz Daisy (Miz Daisy Entertainment)
Facebook : http://facebook.com/MizDaisyEntertainment


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Ronald McDonald Show : A 2017 Summer Reading Program Event ….

Another fun day for the children as the Dundee Public Library in conjunction with Friends of The Library Dundee hosted another event as part of their Summer Reading Program. Wednesday , June 28th , Ronald McDonald took center-stage as he provided the children with a morning of fun-filled entertainment. The venue for this was the Dundee Community Center , with the auditorium filled with kids, parents, guardians and custodians. Also in attendance were the children from Camp Rock , part of the Polk County Parks & Recreation’s initiative of a Summer Camp for the kids throughout the Summer.


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The volunteers from Friends of The Library would like to take this opportunity to thank Ronald McDonald for his appearance at the Dundee Community and his being able to provide the children with a great deal of entertainment on Wednesday.

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Just in case you are wondering how Ronald McDonald gets around town . Here is usual mode of transportation.

Our next presentation as part of Summer Reading Program will take place on 12th July at the Dundee Community Center at 10:00 am and will be a “ Color Your World Crayola Experience” . As usual , registration in advance will be required for the children wishing to attend the event. This can be done by phone or in person at the Dundee Library, simply leaving the information sought with a staff member.



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Information for all of our upcoming events can be found online by visiting the websites of the Dundee Public Library , Friends of The Library Dundee as well as their respective Facebook pages.

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee, FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424

Friends of The Library
P O Box 1467
Dundee , FL 33838-1467

Dundee Community Center
603 Lake Marie Drive
Dundee , FL 33838

Facebook : http://facebook.com/DundeeLibraryFl
http://facebook.com/FriendsofTheLibraryDundeeFl

Back To School Supplies Drive (2017)

Friends of The Library Dundee Florida will be working in conjunction with the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in hosting and promoting their Back To School Supplies’ Drive which will be taking place at the Dundee Community Center, in Dundee Florida on the 2nd August, 2017 at 10:00 am. Donations of School Supplies can be made directly to the Dundee Public Library throughout the operating hours of the Library or at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church at the specified times indicated.


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Pastor Darriel D Brown Jr head of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and the congregation of his church welcomes all donations big or small concerning this Back To School Supplies’ Drive. Items sought are binders (folders) , pencils , markers , crayons , paper, pens, colored markers , erasers , backpacks of various sizes and rulers.

As a precursor to Friends of The Library event on the 2nd August, where FOL (Friends of The Library) will be hosting an Ice Cream Party for the children at the Dundee Community Center , Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting their Back To School Bash at their location on Saturday , 29th July . For more information concerning the church’s event in July, please call the number listed below .


 


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Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and Friends of The Library would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents and community at large for their generous response in this effort .

Dundee Public Library

202 East Main Street

Dundee , FL 33838

Telephone number : (863) 439-9424

Hours of Operation : Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm

Saturday : 9:00 am until 1:00 pm

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

503 Martin Luther King Street SW

Dundee FL, 33838

Telephone number : (863) 439-3732

Facebook.com : http://facebook.com/FriendshipDundee

Dundee Community Center

603 Lake Marie Boulevard

Dundee , FL 33838

 

Summer Reading Program : Ronald McDonald Show …

Our next Summer Reading Program event will take place at the Dundee Community Center located at 603 Lake Marie Boulevard , Dundee , Florida ,33838 on Wednesday ,28th June, 2017 at 10:00 am. Guest artist will be Ronald McDonald with his self-titled Ronald McDonald Show.



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As usual we ask that parents and guardians wishing their child to attend our event , please register their names at the Dundee Public Library . Registration can be made by no later than Tuesday, 27th June at 4:00 pm . This can be done in person or by telephone at the number listed below.

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The Summer Reading Program is a co-promotional event , primarily sponsored by Friends of The Library Dundee Florida in conjunction with the Dundee Public Library .

Dundee Public Library
202 East Main Street
Dundee,FL 33838
Telephone number : (863) 439-9424

Friends of The Library Dundee Inc
P O Box 1467
Dundee, FL 33838-1467

Dundee Community Center
603 Lake Marie Boulevard
Dundee, FL 33838


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