It Started with Steve and Linda Smith Steve Smith (Acknowledgement)   On a cool Sunday morning in January 2007 following church service in Clermont, Florida, my wife, Linda, and I met a man who would transform our lives forever. Linda and I...
The Clermont Police Department will host its first public safety youth academy in June 2019. This event will take place June 10 through 14, from 8 am to 4 pm at Clermont Police Department Headquarters located at 3600 S. Hwy....
In the early hours of January 19, 2015, a fire consumed American Legion Post 55-Clermont. Luckily no one was injured, but the building was destroyed. Post 55 eventually took a temporary home at 756 West Avenue, Clermont while awaiting...
Exactly when present-day Groveland was founded isn’t known, other than it was permanently settled sometime in the years following the Civil War. However, historians do know when the fast-growing city traded its early name, Taylorville, for Groveland. That happened...
Three years ago,  Clermont Police Chief Chuck Broadway was attending a Navy Sea Cadet ceremony. He was so impressed with what he witnessed that he asked LTJG Gary Schindele if a program such as that could happen in Clermont. Schindele...
Volunteering can boost your mood, make you feel part of a team and give you the satisfaction of making a difference. Most of the volunteers give their time to make a difference, not because it benefits them.  But, there are...
Beta Theta, a chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, recently celebrated its 15th annual Mardi Gras "Fun" Raiser at the Clermont Performing Arts Center.  The event included a dinner/dance, silent auction, costume contest, entertainment and door prizes and raised over $18,000. "Our...
I recently met David Bultema, founder of the AaronStrong Foundation. I was so moved by his drive, enthusiasm, and mission that I wanted to learn more about him and share his story. TABLET: Tell me a little about you and...
Southern Sisterhood Society (SSS) in conjunction with Flying Scissors Salon brought some big smiles to children from the Hannah Grace Foundation. The owners and staff cleared 2 hours on a Saturday so some well deserving kids could get the...
Sandra and Jeffrey Cagan of the Orlando Cat Café presented Shelly Thayer, Executive Director of SPCA Florida, with a donation of $12,455.35. Established in 2016, The Orlando Cat Café officially partnered with SPCA Florida in May of 2018 as their...
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