The Cooper Memorial Library will host a program sponsored by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Cornerstone Hospice of Lake County on Wednesday, October 16th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in room 108 (first-floor community room) of the...
Join South Lake Connect for its bi-monthly business networking luncheon on Wednesday, October 16 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at The Ridge Restaurant at Sanctuary Ridge (2601 Diamond Club Drive, Clermont). The  guest speaker will be GROVELAND CITY MANAGER...
Lake County Solid Waste is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming collection event. The County’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will be collecting the items...
UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County is hosting the Homeowner Education Landscape Program (H.E.L.P.), a three-class program that’s part of the Florida Friendly Landscaping Series. The nine-hour educational program will be held from 9 am-noon on October 18, 25 and November...
October Library Plant: Clermont Garden Club member, Teresa Alvarez, (shown with Cooper Librarian Amy Hand) has brought a “Chlorophytum comosum” also known as spider plant, to display at the library this October. This plant is very easy to grow and...
America's Mighty Warrior Race, a patriotic event, will be held on Saturdy, October 12th at 10 am at Clermont's Historic Village. Debbie Lee, Gold Star Mom and founder of America’s Mighty Warriors charity, will be flying in from Arizona...
Clermont will once again host the Fondo cycling event on Sunday, October 13 beginning at 8 am. This event attracts both recreational and competitive cyclists who choose from one of three distances: 30 miles, 50 miles or 75 miles. While...
Doris Bloodsworth, a longtime South Lake resident, historian and Pulitzer-nominated writer, will be presenting a preview of the upcoming book, “Clermont: From Gem of the Hills to Choice of Champions,” at the next Clermont Historical Society meeting on Monday,...
Bill Downs, owner of Suncreek Brewery, has been brewing beer since 1997 when he launched his first home brewing experiment  The original idea for a brewery was envisioned in 1999 just before he moved to Florida with his wife...
First Friday Food Truck events is planned for Friday, October 4 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. There is something for everyone including a live band, food trucks, craft vendors, entertainment, a bounce house, vintage cars and a rock climbing...
Pastfinders of South Lake County; Genealogical Society is celebrating 30 years of educating and assisting others to find their lineage. Pastfinders is a non-profit organization formed in 1989 by a small group of like-minded people interested in helping others...
 Clermont police continue to build community relations one cup of coffee at a time. To commemorate the 4th Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day, the Clermont Police Department will host from 9 am to 11 am October 2, at...
Bring the family for a night of obstacle courses, entertainment – and to get to know your local law enforcement in Clermont. On October 1, the Clermont Police Department (CPD) will host its annual 2019 National Night Out celebration. The...
Keep Lake Beautiful, A Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, is seeking residents and volunteers to participate in the Lake County Countywide Cleanup on Saturday, October 5 from 9 am to noon. Volunteers are needed to help cleanup along roadways and...
On Saturday, October 5, the curtain opens on the 2019-20 season of amazing entertainment at The Clermont Performing Arts Center. The season debuts with the iconic Tony Danza and his four-piece band’s hit show, “Standards & Stories.” The show combines timeless...
Montverde Academy’s Theatre Department is proud to present “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” based on Victor Hugo’s novel, as its first production of the season. This memorable theatrical presentation will feature the Academy’s award-winning student performers who bring the...
The City of Clermont is offering a free Senior Expo and Health Fair on September 28 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Main Stage of the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center, 3700 S. U.S. Highway 27. This year’s theme...
Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the second week of October in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating  damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left...
Lake County Fire Rescue EMS Chief Dan Miller, a 22-year veteran firefighter, was hospitalized on September 18 after going into cardiac arrest at his home. Chief Miller remains in critical condition at AdventHealth Waterman. “Please keep him in your prayers,”...
Keep Lake Beautiful, A Keep America Beautiful Affiliate is seeking residents and volunteers to participate in the Lake County Countywide Cleanup on Saturday, October 5 from 9 am to noon. Volunteers are needed to help clean up along roadways...
It is time to mark your calendars for Clermont’s third annual Heritage Day Festival.  This year the Clermont Historical Society is pleased to announce that, thanks to a generous donation from Toyota of Clermont, the musical entertainment will be...
Get ready to lace up your sneakers for another worthy cause in Clermont. The Clermont Police Department will host Lake County’s annual Break the Silence Stop the Violence 5K to benefit Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties. The event will...
 WHAT: Miniature Golf Day Celebration at Winter Garden Farmers Market  WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 2019  8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  WHERE: Winter Garden Downtown Pavilion  104 S. Lakeview Ave., Winter Garden, FL 34787  COST: Free  Miniature The City of Winter Garden will celebrate the national...
Submitted by the Animal League Sundae is an 11-month-old male Chihuahua Blend that weighs about 4 pounds.  Sundae is a little shy at first, but he would be a great companion for a patient family who is home often in a quieter...
The Cooper Memorial Library will host a program on Yoga and Wellness sponsored by the IMA Medical Group of Lake County on Wednesday, September 18 from 1 pm to 4 pm in room 108 (first-floor community room) of the...
UF/IFAS Lake County Extension, the University of Florida’s local Extension campus in Tavares, will be offering a variety of educational programs for the public during the month of September. Thursday, September 19  The National Diabetes Prevention Program Extension will host an...
By Grant Mollett, M, ED (photos are courtesy of student-athlete Bre Peine) East Ridge High School The East Ridge High School girls' cross country team did not have to travel far for this week’s race.  The race was the Hawks on...
Lake County Solid Waste is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at a collection event. The county’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will be collecting the items from...
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted unanimously to name the Outstanding Student Leader Award in honor of Clermont City Council Member, Ray Goodgame. The Ray Goodgame Outstanding Student Leader Award was developed to honor students in...
Carol Walker, a member of the Clermont Garden Club, is pictured here with Librarian Amy Hand at the Cooper Memorial Library. Carol is displaying her “SANSEVIERIA TRIFASCIATA” this month at the library. This plant is native to tropical and sub-tropical...
By The Animal League Biscuit is a 4-year-old male Pomeranian/Chihuahua Blend and weights about 6 pounds.  Biscuit would do best with a patient family who is home often with a quieter house where he can gain his confidence and really blossom! ...
Read To Sydney annual book sale will be held Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14 from 8 am to 2 pm at 12552 Scottish Pn Ln., Clermont, 34711. The book sale will benefit the Read To Sydney Literacy Programs....
The City of Clermont won 1st place for the Clermont Sips & Salsa Festival in the category of Multi-Agency Collaborative Program and 2nd place for Light Up Clermont in the category of Promotional Mailer. SUNsational Awards winners were announced at...
This weekend, come walk or run in Downtown Clermont to support an important cause. Clermont Police Department and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in Central Florida will host their annual Walk Like MADD fundraiser at the beautiful Victory Pointe, 938...
The Nation is still losing first responders from exposure to the dangerous toxins at ground zero over the days and months following the horrific event. Americans should never forget the brave men and women who responded to the attack...
The Lake County Animal Shelter is celebrating a new partnership with PetSmart Charities by participating in National Adoption Weekend at the PetSmart at Lake Square Mall, located at 10401 US 441 in Leesburg from 2 - 6 pm on...
Join the City of Clermont and the South Lake Chamber of Commerce for the second annual celebration of all things salsa from 2-10 pm on September 14 in Downtown Clermont. Admission is free for this family-friendly event. Enjoy Chihuahua races,...
The Animal League, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to providing a safe haven for cats and dogs, has announced the details of its 4thAnnual Charity Golf Tournament – “Puttin’ Fore Paws”. The best thing about the Puttin’ Fore Paws tournament...
By Imogene Jones Clermont Florida is the “Choice of Champions” and the Starbound Performing Company Elite Team is part of that championship spirit! The team of 11 performers, ranging in ages from 6 to 14 years old recently completed their...
by Kendyl Cardwell September is here, and fall is definitely not in the air. Humid and summerlike conditions still greeted the 131 participants, but it didn’t manage to stifle the energy at the Clermont waterfront parkrun. As always, the volunteers...
Submitted by the Clermont Historical Society The 2019-2020 school year has begun and the children in South Lake County are busy learning their lessons in Math, English, Science, and more.  But, are they learning about the history of their local...
Article By Grant Mollett, M.Ed. East Ridge High School  On Saturday morning the East Ridge High School girls cross country team traveled to the Space Coast to compete in the 47th annual Astronaut Invitational at the Chain of Lakes Park in...
On August 13, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, by unanimous proclamation designated September 8, as “Orlando Cat Café Day” in Lake County, Florida. September 8th marks the third anniversary for this unique concept, which to date has...
To honor our fallen heroes of 9/11, the public is invited to a memorial ceremony at 10 a.m. September 11 at the Clermont Arts & Recreation Center, 3700 S. U.S. Highway 27.  Join us as we hear from Clermont Mayor...
By Kendyl Cardwell As of current forecasts, it seems that central Florida is luckily going to be spared the wrath of Hurricane Dorian. The only thing Florida runners are more used to than 100-degree weather is dealing with hurricanes like...
Ritter’s Frozen Custard continues its support for Cooper Memorial Library on Tuesday, September 17.  Ritters is located at 2560 East Hwy 50, Suite 114, Clermont., from 5pm to 8 pm. Ritter’s will donate 20% of the proceeds to Friends...
The Cooper Memorial Library will host a program, Women's Health Care, sponsored by the IMA Medical Group of Lake County on Wednesday, September 11th, from 9am to 11am in room 108 (first-floor community room) of the library.  Doctors will be...
The Clermont Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop from 10 am to noon September. 6 at The Outpouring, a new coffee shop located at 2560 E. State Road 50, Suite 107. The Outpouring is a nonprofit that...
Submitted by the Animal League Dimitri is a 6-year-old male Husky blend that weighs about 60 pounds.  Dimitri is a big, gentle guy.  He LOVES to cuddle and snuggle!  He is good with other dogs with proper introduction and is house-trained!  Call...
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