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....
The popular television series “How to Do Florida,” which highlights Florida destinations and outdoor activities, is once again featuring Lake County -- this time in an upcoming jet surfing episode. The episode will premiere in the Orlando market on ABC’s...
State Fire Marshal and Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis visited Orlando on July 10 to meet with area agencies and to remind all Floridians to act now and be prepared if a major storm hits the Sunshine State....
The Clermont Downtown Partnership recently hosted another exciting new Downtown Clermont Mega event. With a free concert by the T Scott & the TropRockers Band, 30 diverse food trucks, craft vendors for shopping, entertainment, classic cars, a Bounce House,...
Along with the promise of higher-paying jobs, Kroger’s entry into Central Florida will also help hungry students and families at Windy Hill Middle School in Clermont. At the groundbreaking for its customer fulfillment center in Groveland today, Kroger representatives presented...
The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s Office is leading the effort to ensure that if a disaster strikes, some of its critical services, such as finance and court operations, continue to function by performing its...
A calendar featuring Lake County Firefighters holding cute and cuddly shelter pets has been honored with a Golden Image Award by the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). Created by Elisha Pappacoda, Magdalena Zapata, and Bryan Baquiran, with the Lake County...
The Lake County Library System forgave $2,633.92 in overdue library fines in exchange for 2,446 food and hygiene items during its annual Food for Fines drive. Food for Fines, held May 19 - June 1 of this year, has become...
Lake County Fire Rescue Chief Jim Dickerson adopted a 4-year-old Schnauzer from the Lake County Animal Shelter. His new furry friend affectionately named “Chief,” is described as laid-back, sweet and reserve.
The legacy of a fallen Army hero from Eustis will live on through the naming of a section of County Road 44 dedicated today by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and the city of Eustis. Pfc. Derek Arthur...
Local author Kimberly Patton has recently had a story she wrote included in the new Chicken Soup for the Soul: Mom Knows Best:101 Stories of Love, Gratitude & Wisdom. She is also the author of her memoir, A Cub Among...
On July 25, Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care, a local community-based, not-for-profit provider of hospice and palliative care services hosted a Healthcare Industry Night (HCIN) in South Lake County. Cornerstone Hospice’s Healthcare Industry Night is a networking event designed for healthcare...
by Linda Charlton, contributing reporter for the South Lake Tablet It's a long way from Lake County to L.A., but Mark Saunders of Montverde bridged that gap this past weekend when his film, "Open Borders"(shot entirely in Lake County), was...
by Larry Oskin Congratulations to Michaela McLean of Clermont, for being crowned our new Miss Florida 2019! McLean ran in this statewide competition against 40 other women as the current Miss Florida Citrus, where she was just crowned in March....
Clermont Woman's Club members were happy to donate shoes for Soles4Souls, a General Federation of Women's Clubs' Grand Initiative. The club sent 3 large boxes filled with gently worn shoes. The shoe drive helps Soles4Souls - an organization that provides meaningful...
Rowing embodies grace, power, and symmetry but at Saturday's 2nd annual cardboard boat regatta, rowing was all about keeping the boat afloat.  Races started at 12 pm at Victory Pointe, Clermont last Saturday. Participants built their boats, hoping to...
Diane Kornegay, superintendent of Lake County Schools, has been elected to serve as the Area IV Director on the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) Board of Directors. Kornegay will represent Lake County’s school district along with school districts...
Submitted by Clermont Historic Society The first People's Choice Dessert Challenge was held on Saturday, August 10th at Clermont’s Historic Village. Over 200 people came to sample complimentary ice cream, smoothies, cookies, and cake offered by participating vendors. After tasting all...
The South Lake Rotary congratulated Dale Mack for being chosen Rotarian of the Year. Dale is a new member of the South Lake Rotary but has stepped up in many ways to help the club further its mission and vision. Dale...
by Larry Oskin The Clermont City Council invited a group of ten local high school teens to make a formal presentation based upon their research and work with City Management over the past year. Shannon Schmidt, Clermont’s Director of Economic...
High School graduates Bailey Bates of East Ridge High School and Emma Gaskins of Lake Minneola High School are leaving the Clermont Youth Council and heading to college. Both received Youth Council Recognition and a grateful thank you from...
A Cycling Safety Forum was held on March 20 at Minneola City Hall. The purpose was to inform residents of laws related to cycling, best practices for both motorists and cyclists and the current safety concerns related to cycling...
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...
The sky above South Lake County seemed to explode in color and BOOM as the community celebrated the climax of July 4, 2019. No one needed to travel far to celebrate. Families and friends gathered at homes, parks and...
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...
Submitted by Marty Proctor Groveland City Manager Mike Hein and Public Information Specialist Khrystyna Tremaine attended the June 25th Lake County Board of Lake County Commissioners meeting to present the City of Groveland’s new branding as well as Groveland's Past...
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/...
Lamira Kehlor was the widow of James Kehlor, millionaire flour miller of East St. Louis. She spent her winters in Clermont visiting her sister who lived in Historic Downtown Clermont. During her stay, Lamira devoted her time to local...
Trees are a valuable asset and long-term investment that increases your property value. With the summer storms not far off, do you have concerns about your trees on your property? Do they need pruning, do they need to be...
Leadership Florida recently announced that Darren Gray will be part of its Cornerstone Class 38 for 2019-2020. Leadership Florida’s members represent the highest levels of leadership from Florida’s many diverse sectors. The Leadership Florida selection committee, comprised of Leadership Florida...
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...
On Thursday evening, owners Darren and Karen Johnson welcomed business members and friends to this month's South Lake Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. Darren is an authority on hosting events having worked for over 36 years planning mega-events...
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