The Clermont City Council unanimously approved a motion at the August 13 council meeting to place a six-month moratorium on apartment applications within city limits.  Council's motion gives staff direction to review the city’s land code regarding its criteria...
On August 13, Clermont City Council appointed former Council Member Keith Mullins to temporarily serve on seat#2 vacated by the late Ray Goodgame. Mullins will serve on the council until the winner of the November 5, General Municipal Election takes...
The Clermont Downtown Partnership held its first “Alive After 5” weekly gathering on Thursday, August 1. The evening stroll along the streets in the Downtown area of Clermont will continue every Thursday evening. Participating businesses will remain open until 8...
Clermont Fish House, located at East Avenue/Hwy50, will be increasing its space by expanding into the recently vacated store directly next to them. The much-enlarged restaurant will offer sit-down dining, beer, wine and customers' existing favorites. Tons of dirt is...
On a very hot July 24, Kroger and Ocado celebrated an official groundbreaking for their high-tech customer fulfillment center, located at American Way, Groveland. Executives from both companies, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and the city of Groveland, as...
Lake Technical College graduate Ron DeMoss opened his successful business DeMoss House of Cuts just 3 years after graduating Lake Tech’s Cosmetology program. Ron had spent the first few years after graduating from Lake Tech working at corporate salons,...
For over 150 years, Sherwin-Williams has been an industry leader in the development of paints and coatings. On Wednesday, July 10, the South Lake Chamber hosted a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of Sherwin Williams' new showroom, located at 17300...
After 13 years of empowering the Clermont and surrounding the South Lake community to  Live Actively, Kevin and Kimberly Grogan, owners of Gear for Multisport, announced a rebrand and expansion for their local business.  On June 5, Global Running Day, the...
Cherrylake has been named the 9th fastest growing landscape construction and maintenance company in the United States by Landscape Management Magazine. In addition to this achievement, Cherrylake was also named the 127th Largest Landscape Contractor and 16th Largest Irrigation...
Fifty West is the vision of Thomas Kovatch, the principal member of Fifty West Realty LLC. Kovatch was unable to find a professional building in the south Lake area meeting his expectations, so he decided to build a Class A professional...
Jim Johnson, The Village Goldsmith, has dedicated a quarter of a century, and over a third of his lifetime, to the dream of providing South Lake County with the very best one-of-a-kind jewelry and goldsmith establishment. Twenty-five years ago, on June...
Six years ago, the Caracciolo-Clayton family became part of the south Lake Community and recently Kyle and his wife Jesenia opened the brick and mortar location of Lion Heart Floors at 376 E. Myers Blvd, Unit C, Mascotte. The South Lake Chamber of...
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting for 4 Corners Insurance, located at 669 E. Hwy 50 (next to Walgreens) in Clermont. 4-Corners Insurance, a family-owned independent agency, specializes in Personal Insurance Coverage for your home,...
After 13 years of empowering Clermont and the surrounding South Lake communities, Kevin and Kimberly Grogan, owners of Gear for Multisport, announce a rebrand and expansion for their local business. The company will be known as Dash-Sports, and is expanding...
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a ribbon cutting to welcome J Sterling’s Wellness Spa to the business community. Pamper Yourself and the Ones You Love:  J Sterling Wellness Spa offers massage, facials, couples massage, waxing; all in...
Congratulations to Happy Troll Games on its grand opening, Monday, May 21.  The South Lake Chamber of Commerce officiated at the ribbon cutting and welcomed the owners to the business community. The specialty store, located at 155 US Hwy 27...
Pat Caracciolo (lovingly called Pat the Dog) was pleasantly surprised at May’s Chamber Breakfast when it was announced that he was the recipient of the “Ann Dupee Gem of the Hills Award". The award is given to a local...
Clermont City Council approved the Olympus project at its May 14th city council meeting. What is Olympus - Olympus is one of the largest private investments in Clermont. The project creator, Olympus Sports & Entertainment Group, is a Florida Limited...
Mark Douglas Hairdressing has recently expanded to accommodate its growing clientele. The faithful followers won’t have a problem finding the new location which conveniently remains in the same plaza near Walgreens at 4420 S. US 27, Clermont. During a recent open...
Drs. Saranita and Paez of South Lake Pain Institute of Clermont and Orlando recently broke ground on a multidisciplinary out-patient surgical center in partnership with Orlando Health South Lake Hospital. The opening of this new out-patient surgical care facility...
Clermont Kids Dentistry is a totally kid-friendly place that can calm even the most doubting patient. Dr. F. Tartibi’s (Dr. T) dazzling smile and friendly manner help reassure a worried child and concerned parents as soon as they meet...
Submitted by Larry Oskin The Citrus Tower has been a nationally respected tourist attraction and landmark here in South Lake County since being built in 1955. Scott and Heather Homan have recently taken over complete management and operations of this...
Submitted by Donna Digennaro (Clermont Historic Society) Scott Homan, co-owner of Clermont’s Citrus Tower and his wife Heather, were the featured speakers at the April meeting of the South Lake County Historical Society.  Scott’s roots go deep in Clermont.  His...
Montverde Ballet Center recently celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting officiated by The South Lake Chamber Of Commerce. The Ballet Center is a ballet-focused school that offers a year-round classical ballet, contemporary jazz, and tap curriculum. Classes are available for...
Hispanic Family Counseling Center (HFC) recently opened an office at 15430 CR 565A, Groveland and celebrated with a ribbon cutting officiated by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce. HFC originally opened its doors in 2006 with the hope of providing...
The 3rdAnnual South Lake Business Awards Gala was held at Bella Collina on Wednesday, April 11. David Colby, president and CEO of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce, and Board Chair Kalena Meyers were the evening's hosts and award...
South Lake Wellness and Injury Center celebrated the opening of its new office with a ribbon cutting officiated by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce.  Family and friends were at the office to welcome Dr. Peter Brockman, his wife...
IMG Enterprises, a diversified agri-business in Groveland, FL made up of three operational entities: Cherrylake, IMG Citrus, and Cherrylake Real Estate, announced the acquisition of one of the largest grapefruit groves in St. Lucie County. The 4,000-acre grove increases their...
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce welcomed Gentle Goodbyes Pet Aquamation to the business community at a ribbon cutting this week. Gentle Goodbyes is located at 1504 Max Hooks Road, Suite B, Groveland. The new business offers Eco-Friendly, Water-Based Alternative...
On Friday, February 8, the long-awaited Growler USA, a Colorado-based, microbrew pub franchise, finally opened its doors with an official ribbon cutting.  Growler USA is located at 2507 US Highway 27 in the Clermont Landing. It's a fun place to...
Clermont’s City Manager Darren Gray delivered an exciting State of the City update at the Clermont City Center on Thursday, January 24. Residents, business owners, local and state politicians and other Clermont stakeholders weren't hampered from braving the chilly...
Mind Immersions, the long-awaited virtual reality entertainment center, opened on December 15. The South Lake Chamber of Commerce welcomed the business to the community at an official ribbon cutting. Jesse Domerack, the owner of  Mind Immersions Entertainment Center, said he wanted to bring...
Chef Vincent Asocolese and his wife Elaine are excited to announce the opening of their new business, Chefing It Up Pizza Café & Catering, at 115 South Lake Ave, Groveland. A ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the occasion. Members of...
By Larry Oskin The Florida Angler recently opened at 786 West Montrose Street in Downtown Clermont. The co-owners, Ashley "Ash" D. Condon and Jonathan Acosta wanted to bring a unique new specialty shop to the charming little downtown area. They were also...
Darren and Karen Johnson are no strangers to Clermont. Darren has lived in Clermont for 25 years. His wife Karen (maiden name McGuire) has lived in Clermont her entire life. The two are also very familiar with the restaurant/...
By:  Larry Oskin After falling in love with the beauty of Historic Downtown Clermont, during Light Up Clermont, the owners Erika and Leila Shanoff fell in love with the quaint, small hometown feel. These two women have been tea room...
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce recently officiated at a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Graces Kut Upz Hair & Nails. Amanda Carter-Jeffries, the proud owner of the salon, said that the salon is offering a variety of beauty...
The Crooked Spoon Gastropub recently celebrated its 5th Anniversary The well-known and highly-praised Central Florida restaurant is frequented and enjoyed by many in the Central Florida area but how many know the inspiring story behind the Crooked Spoon and its...
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 in Groveland, has been named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work by the...
Members of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce visited Pat the Dog to officiate at a “We Noticed” ribbon-cutting ceremony. When looking for a doggie daycare or staycation resort in the Lake County area, consider Pat The Dog.  There are few...
Submitted by Marty Proctor Anyone driving on state road 19 between Groveland and the turnpike has seen the activity east of SR19.  Cherrylake’s tree farm is expanding.  One of the largest employers in South Lake is increasing their production capacity. These...
Benny McLean is a 3rd generation citrus grower in south Lake County. In 1999 he converted 1,500 acres of Florida citrus to organic farming becoming one of the first certified organic citrus growers. Benny McLean is the father of...
Thank you to our Faithful Followers The South Lake Tablet was purchased One Year Ago This Week! I didn’t plan to retire from Disney nor buy THE SOUTH LAKE TABLET; it just happened. I enjoyed the daily trip to and from Celebration;...
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