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Minneola City Council unanimously approved requests that will allow RaceTrac, a convenience store and gas station, to build on property located at U.S. Hwy 27 and W. Washington St. Minneola. Before council approved the commercial site, RaceTrac agreed to dedicate a right of way to the city to improve Washington Street. At this week's council meeting, Mayor Pat Kelley emphatically stated...

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“Tip-A-Cop” Fundraiser Event for Special Olympics

This Wednesday, February 21, The Clermont Police Department in partnership with Texas Roadhouse will host a TIP-A-COP fundraiser event for the Special Olympics Florida...

Free Immunizations for Students Entering The 7th Grade

The Florida Department of Health in Lake County in collaboration with the Lake County School Board will be offering immunizations at the following schools...

Lake County Animal Shelter Hosts “Kitten Season” Drive

As “kitten season” fast approaches, the Lake County Animal Shelter is inviting residents to drop off gifts for newborn community cats. The shelter is accepting...

Giving Back To The Community Is What Beta Theta Does

Beta Theta is a chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International (ESA), a leadership and service organization that brings people together to make a difference. Since...

We’ve Come a Long Way! No More Outhouses.

Imagine having to use an outhouse on a regular bases!  Well, that is exactly what the early settlers in our county had to do. ...

AaronStrong Foundation Inspires GRIT (Growth, Resilience, Initiative and Tenacity)

I recently met David Bultema, founder of the AaronStrong Foundation. I was so moved by his drive, enthusiasm, and mission that I wanted to...

Kehlor Park And Recreation Center – Discover The Best Kept Secret In Town

The Clermont Recreation Club hosted an open house at Kehlor Park, a precious gem nestled in Historic Downtown Clermont Club members wanted to give the...

Pastfinders Can Help You Trace Your Family Heritage

If you received a DNA Kit from your Valentine, now you may want to understand more and trace your family heritage. Pastfinders of South Lake...

Poochapalooza – A Day For The Dogs

On Saturday, February 24th from 9 am to 1 pm, the Friends of Lake Louisa State Park will be hosting their 3rd annual Poochapalooza, a...

It is time for the 11th Annual Bras for the Cause & Boxers Too!!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 14. It is time for the 11th Annual Bras for the Cause & Boxers Too!! This year's event theme...

Groveland City Council Dominoes Fall Into Place

Submitted by Martin Proctor On January 10 Groveland City Council officially removed George Rosario from office as Mayor of Groveland by a 3-0 vote (see...

City Council Approved CDP-Farmers Market, Municipal Tax Funding and Cubesmart Site

Those who came to the February 13th Clermont City Council meeting, expecting a controversial debate between the City Council and the Clermont Downtown Partnership...

Sean Levesque Spreads Awareness On Alarming Statistics

Guest speaker Sean Levesque spoke to the Lions Club of Clermont on his mission: LOVE 2 HOPE Sean Levesque and his wife Susan are missionaries from...

Finalists named for Rookie Teacher and School Related Employee of the Year

Courtney Stokes of Tavares High School, Chelsie McCurdy of Lost Lake Elementary School and Jessica Browning of Leesburg High School are Lake County Schools’...

Clermont Waterfront parkrun recap, February 3

submitted by Bill Post and visitor Victoria Davis, Mile End parkrun, London, UK A humid and foggy morning greeted 126 runners, walkers and joggers at this...

Devonshire Dames Visit Historic Village

The “Devonshire Dames,” a group of active ladies from the King’s Ridge Devonshire neighborhood, spent a brisk morning at the Historic Village recently.  The ladies...

Lake Minneola High School Sports – Week In Review

Submitted by Hilary Allen Lake Minneola High School Sports – Week In Review (February 5 – 10)  Monday, February 5  The Girls Basketball Team won its...

Jason Lancy of Windy Hill Middle Named District’s Teacher Of The Year

Jason Lancy was not the typical math student, and no one expected him to become the typical math teacher. Math just didn’t come naturally...

2018 Lake County Regional Science and Engineering Fair Showcases Student Excellence in STEM

Lake County students showed off their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) capabilities at the Lake County Regional Science and Engineering Fair on February...

Lake Minneola High School Spring Sports Schedules

Submitted by Hilary Allen Below are the 2018 Spring Sports Schedules: Track & Field Tennis Soft Ball Weightlifting Baseball Boy’s Lacrosse Girl’s Lacrosse Tennis

Boys and Girls Clubs Help Children Reach Their Full Potential

Tracy Jones, the Club Service Director of the Boys & Girls Club, South Lake Unit in Clermont, was a recent guest speaker at the...

ClubZ! Tutoring and Test Prep of South Lake County

Club Z! Tutoring and Test Prep of South Lake County opened for business in September 2017 offering one-on-one and small group tutoring in all...

East Ridge Boys Varsity Basketball Team Finishes Regular Season and District Preview

Submitted by Coach Grant Mollett The East Ridge High School boys’ basketball team finished its regular season this past Thursday with a 69 - 53...

Getting To Know Groveland’s New Interim City Manager

The Tablet recently had an opportunity to meet Michael Hein, the Interim City Manager of Groveland and discover a little about Groveland’s newest city...

South Lake Chamber Of Commerce Wellness Challenge

Last year, the South Lake Chamber of Commerce held a 12-week Wellness Challenge, a competition to see who could lose the most weight and...

Explore Nature with Dr. Minno’s BioBlitz

On Saturday, February 17, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, Dr. Marc Minno will guide attendees on a 2-hour trek through the sandhill scrub...

Local Students Receive Awards From Tomoka Chapter of DAR

Tomoka Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held its annual student awards program on Friday, February 2, at Cooper Memorial Library. Beverly Oyler,...

James Barbeque, “You Don’t Need Teeth To Eat James’ Ribs!”

James BARBEQUE was selected as January's Business of the Month by the City of Groveland’s CRA. Are you looking for delicious Southern-style cooking, friendly service, and down-home...

An Important Message From The Lake County Health Department

Get A Flu Shot today! For those who have still not received a flu shot this year, it’s not too late! Annual vaccinations are safe...

Clermont Mayor Gail Ash Gives A City Update To The Kiwanis Club Of Clermont

Clermont Mayor Gail Ash was a guest speaker at a recent Kiwanis Club of Clermont meeting. Mayor Ash was born and grew up in New...

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