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During the 790 West Minneola Avenue ground-breaking ceremony on August 26, 2017, Bill Downs, owner of Suncreek Brewery told those present that once he spoke with Economic Development Director Shannon Schmidt about the Downtown Master Plan and met with its developer Paul Fallman about the building and plans for the project, he was committed and, “The stars aligned”. The planning...

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Orlando Cat Café Celebrates SPCA Florida As New Adoption Partner

On June 7th, the Orlando Cat Café proudly announced their new partnership with SPCA Florida, a highly regarded 501(c)3 non-profit animal welfare organization headquartered...

Groveland Announces Candidates For Council Seats

Tim Loucks, who earlier today qualified as a candidate for District 3 in this fall’s general election for Groveland City Council, is withdrawing his...

Clermont Announces Candidates For Open Council Seats

Clermont City Clerk Tracy Ackroyd Howe announced that the candidates below have officially qualified to run for the following Clermont City Council seats: Seat 1:...

Clermont Waterfront parkrun (June 16th)

Submitted by Kendyl Cardwell It may be summertime, but on Saturday morning, June 16, the 123 Clermont waterfront parkrunners weren’t sleeping in. It was a...

Lions Enter The Den

The Club closed out its fiscal year with the installation of new members: LaShonna Perez, who takes the reins as Club Secretary and her...

Department of Education Releases Scores For 2018 Statewide Standardized Assessments

The Florida Department of Education (DOE) released 2018 statewide standardized assessment results this afternoon. Eight of the 10 high schools in Lake showed overall gains...

The City Of Clermont Has A Lot To Show And Tell

The City of Clermont is making plans for a grand opening of Victory Pointe this summer. The $9.5-million stormwater project and urban, passive park...

Clermont Police Partner with Flippers for Hero Deliveries

Starting today, June 19, and continuing over the next several weeks, the Clermont Police Department & Flippers Pizza Restaurant will be conducting Hero Deliveries...

The Great Floridian Marketplace/Erika’s Tea Room Are A Mother/Daughter Partnership

The Great Floridian Marketplace was recently welcomed into the business community at a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce. The...

South Lake Chamber Wins The Fitness Challenge

Submitted by Michelle Delaney During the last 12-weeks, the South Lake Chamber of Commerce partnered with the National Training Center to champion a competition where...

JiggleMan Will Be Performing Friday, June 22 At Minneola City Hall

On Friday, June 22 at 11 am, the one and only JiggleMan will entertain young and old alike at the Minneola City Hall. JiggleMan has...

Houndhaven’s Mission is Life But It Needs Your Help: Volunteer, Adopt, Support

Submitted by Tammy Leger of Houndhaven Houndhaven, Inc. rescues dogs and puppies from euthanasia at kill shelters. We care for them until they can be...

South Lake Chamber of Commerce Announces Gem Of The Hills Recipient Renee Lowe

Renee Lowe was born in Milton, Florida. After high school, she attended firefighter/EMT school and worked as an EMT for many years. In 1996...

Hike Across America, The Second Chance Tour

The featured speaker at the monthly South Lake Chamber Breakfast was motivational speaker and owner of Booyah Energy Shane Johnson. The Pink Bow Foundation partnered...

What’s Happening In South Lake County

There are many exciting new businesses coming to the South Lake community and Clermont Mayor Gail Ash held her monthly coffee at Twisted Flavors Baked...

Visit The Clermont-Minneola Lions Club Gun Range on Saturday Morning

The Lions Club expects a great morning on the range this Saturday.    The Lions Club is a philanthropic organization. Bring canned food to donate...

Students Will Have Access To Computers In The Classroom And At Home

Lake County Schools are making technology more accessible for students in classrooms and at home. The 2018-19 school year will be the start of...

Clermont Downtown-Waterfront Improvements Forums (June 19-25)

City Manager Darren Gray said the public is invited to several upcoming meetings that will provide updates to the City’s Master Plan and other...

Meet Finnigan!

Submitted by the Animal League This charming puppy is just 2 months old and looking for a forever family. Finnegan is a Beagle Blend, and we...

 Lake County Supervisor of Elections Has New Home 

Alan Hays, Lake County Supervisor of Elections, announced that his office has relocated to 1898 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares. The new location offers...

Montverde Academy Alumnus Hans Hanley Graduated from Princeton with Honors and Awards

Montverde Academy is proud to announce and congratulate Hans Hanley (Class of 2014) as he graduates from Princeton, high honor Summa Cum Laude, with...

Have You Seen the Chickens?

Have you seen the chickens who have come to live at Clermont’s Historic Village?  Are you one of the many who bring them food? ...

Clermont Wins Florida League’s City Spirit Award

The Florida League of Cities announced Thursday afternoon that the City of Clermont won the League’s City Spirit Award. It is the top spot...

Mascotte City Manager Jim Gleason Speaks Out On Public School Safety

Mascotte City Manager Jim Gleason believes that although safety is a serious issue and each local government may have a different opinion or belief...

Lake County School Board Decides Qualified Administrators Can Carry Guns On School Property To...

The Lake County School Board voted Monday night to allow eligible school administrators who volunteer and meet training requirements to carry guns on school...

Clermont Waterfront parkrun Event number 235 – June 9, 2018

By Kendyl Cardwell Summertime heat and humidity didn’t stop Parkrun runners, joggers, and walkers from completing the beautiful 3.1 mile course along Lake Minneola this...

Montverde’s Farmers Market Observes Summer Vacation; Resumes September 5th.

The Mid-Week Farmers Market at Montverde announced that its Summer Vacation is in effect from Wednesday, June 13th through Wednesday, August 29th. The Market, held...

2018 Democratic Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening (June 30)

The Grand Opening of The South Lake Democratic Club’s 2018 Campaign Headquarters, located at 1205 Bowman St., Clermont (Sunnyside Plaza off Highway 50 East),...

Gonzalez Bakery and Taqueria Is Chosen By Groveland CRA’S As June’s Business of the...

Anselmo Gonzalez has been baking for over 50 years.  At the young age of 15, Anselmo began his baking apprenticeship in Mexico and, by...

Cherrylake Is Named One Of The Best Places To Work

With over 300 employees, Cherrylake’s family-owned business is recognized for providing an exceptional opportunity for employees to grow and engage with their community. Cherrylake, located...

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