Doris Bloodsworth, a longtime South Lake resident, historian, Pulitzer-nominated writer, and named Lake County Historian of the Year has been presenting a preview of the upcoming book, "Clermont: From Gem of the Hills to Choice of Champions" to civic...
The National Training Center (NTC) is hosting a coffee and conversation with Clermont Mayor Gail Ash on Saturday, October 19, at 10 am.  The relaxed atmosphere gives residents of Clermont an informal opportunity to learn more about the City...
 Feature Story and Photos By Larry H. Oskin The Florida Dermatology & Skin Cancer Centers has successfully grown by offering premier quality professional and cosmetic dermatology with skin cancer treatments here in Central Florida. These comprehensive dermatology centers are growing daily...
Pinecrest Lakes Academy recently celebrated diversity and cultural differences at its annual multicultural festival. The students, grades K-8th, along with their teachers, staff and parent volunteers, selected a country and represented that country the fun way: they displayed cultural artwork,...
2019 – 2020 Concert Series Performances: November 7 and 8 -  Scheherazade – Legends and Heroes with Michael Garasi as the special guest conductor. This family-oriented program will feature the Superman March, ET Adventures on Earth, Hedwig’s Theme, Hook &...
Private Victoria Florea, a 2019 graduate of South Lake High School and Lake County resident, was awarded the Soldier of the Cycle award for D Company for U.S. Army Basic Combat Training in the 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment...
Terrific Kids is a student-recognition program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. “Terrific” is an acronym for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable. Cypress Ridge Elementary School Celebrates its Terrific Kids for October Kindergarten- AJ Ippolito, Cole Bennett, Jace West, Delilah Farzati,...
The South Lake Rotary will be holding an event at Kirk Park in Montverde from 4 pm -7 pm for World Polio Day. Join the Rotary Club to raise money and learn about the polio eradication efforts that Rotary...
by Kendyl Cardwell This past weekend at the Clermont waterfront parkrun, we were happy to see many new faces coming out for the first time. There were 31 first timers this weekend, many of whom were from the local area....
Since 2012, Belk Charity Day Sale has contributed nearly $60 million to local charities in our southern footprint- and we're just getting started. As this school year wraps up. we couldn't miss the opportunity to share the news about...
Submitted By The Animal League Lucky10-year-oldar old male Jack Russell Terrier Blend that weighs about 23 pounds.  Don't let his age fool you!  He is still an active little guy who loves to go for walks, just at a little...
Everyone is invited to Minneola’s 9th annual “Kids’ Safe Night Out” event on Thursday, October 31..  This fun, free, family shindig will be held at the Minneola Trailhead Park from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Safe Night Out is an...
By Grant Mollett, M. Ed. East Ridge High School The East Ridge High School girls varsity cross country team traveled to Ocala to competein the Seventh Annual Trinity Catholic High School Celtic Invitational at Trinity Catholic High School. In 2018, the...
The Club welcomed Vice District Governor Harry Williams and his wife Maggie to their pot luck dinner meeting Thursday evening at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, downtown Clermont.  The Club meets monthly on the second Thursdays at 6:30 pm.  VDG...
Montverde Academy proudly presented the Green Turtle Cay Foundation with a check for $11,000 to help rebuild Green Turtle Cay, one of the smaller Bahamian islands, after the catastrophic Hurricane Dorian that has left many of the tiny island...
It’s Time to Register for the 11th Annual “Howl-O’Ween” Costume Pet Parade Benefiting The Animal League Event:              Howl-O’Ween Costume Pet Parade Benefitting:      The Animal League When:             Sunday, October 27, 2019 Where:            City Hall Park (Downtown Clermont) 7th Street and W....
Clermont Police will be using its newly wrapped pink vehicle to spread breast cancer awareness through traffic stops. Instead of citations, motorists will receive coupons to some of their favorite local restaurants and have the opportunity to take a picture...
Montverde Academy's Theatre Department will be present the classic Tennessee Williams memory play, "The Glass Menagerie." Follow the tale of a delicate glass unicorn, family ties and heartbreaking drama in this American classic. Set in the 1940s St. Louis,...
Lake County is hosting the Preferred Alternative Public Meeting for the County Road 455 Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 24 in the Clermont Room at the Clermont Arts and...
Lake County Fire Rescue received a Grant to correct shift size. The new positions made possible by the grant will provide an opportunity to add an additional firefighter on some of Fire Rescue’s more active units, ultimately improving operational...
After 49 years with the Clermont Fire Department, Clermont’s fire chief Carle Bishop will be retiring and trading his boots and badge for a hunting and fishing license. His quest to protect the residents of his hometown is inherent but...
October Business Update: Below Are A Few Highlights in South Lake  Fazoli's Quick Service Italian Restaurant chain is bringing a restaurant to Clermont! President and CEO Carl Howard announced that the company has executed an area development agreement to bring three Fazoli's...
Though it will be difficult to fill the boots of Fire Chief Carle Bishop, David Ezell appears to be a good fit. Ezell is a born and raised Floridian who has served more than 25 years rising through the...
The Cooper Memorial Library will host the Lake Concert Band live in concert with a program of music generously sponsored by the Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library on Saturday, November 9, at 3:00 pm in Room 108 (first-floor...
If you have ever wondered what it takes to work the polls on Election Day, here is your opportunity to find out. The Lake County Supervisor of Elections Office will be hosting several information sessions over the next several...
J. Brian Miles and his wife Samantha, owners of southlake.tv, celebrated its recent opening by welcoming the business community to its location at the Suites at Hunt Industrial Park, 15430 County Road 565A in Groveland. The South Lake Chamber of Commerce...
The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller is hosting a week-long event to help those with suspended driver licenses get back on the road while saving money on select overdue court. Dubbed “Operation Green Light,” this coordinated...
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce will host its 9th Annual Taste of South Lake & Business Expo Thursday, November 7, from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Waterfront Park in Clermont. This premier event includes more than 30 of...
Visit the Lake County Library System for some Halloween fun! The library has hundreds of free programs for kids and adults every month listed on their calendar. Check out the top Halloween events below.  Fruitland Park Library Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest &...
Clermont teens, Gaia Porter and Brehana Francis, were recently spotlighted as Clermont Teen Talent. Gaia Porter is a 14-year-old artist and illustrator.  She has been drawing since the age of three. She loves art, dinosaurs and animals. She has found...
Article and pictures by Grant Mollett, M.ED East Ridge High School This morning the East Ridge High School girls cross country team competed in the Windermere High School Invitational at Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont.   It had been two years...
The famous Tin Lizzies will be back at the Clermont Historic Village for their annual Heritage Day Festival on Saturday, November 9th.  Heritage Day will run from 10 am until 4 pm, featuring many exciting family activities and classic...
Celebrate autumn with the Lake County Library System! Hundreds of free programs for kids and adults are listed every month on their calendar.  Cooper Memorial Library Lady of the Lakes Ren Faire  Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 @ 10am Age 0-18 Part of the Crafty...
Lake County’s new fiscal year beginning today includes a reduction in millage rates for all County taxpayers. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget that the Board of County Commissioners approved on Sept. 24 funds core services for Lake County’s...
 Feature Story and Photos By Larry H. Oskin The Hope Barton Fine Arts Studio & Gallery recently opened here in Clermont to help celebrate the creative quality of professional local artists and crafters. The Hope Barton Gallery has been established...
In 1981, Michel and Veronique Sallin had a dream to invest in Florida agriculture. After moving to the US from France, they eventually purchased a 260-acre citrus grove among the rolling hills in Lake County. After devastating freezes in...
Student Spotlight by Kendyl Cardwell It might be hard to find East Ridge Senior Reagan Parks in one place. Whether it is racing through the hills of Clermont, commuting between her 5 AP classes, or leading the National Honor Society at...
Opening 2021  - The new STEM school slated to be built at Four Corners, south 27, Clermont will be the first of its kind in Florida, built to support a curriculum that weaves in the outdoor environment, science, technology,...
By Marty Proctor Trilogy Orlando Veterans Association (TOVA) made a donation to South Lake food bank FAITH Neighborhood Center (FNC).  TOVA officers visited FNC last week delivering a $1,000 check from the group.  “This will feed 100 families of four...
Fall is upon us and in days gone by, all over America and the world, it was harvest time.  Farmers, like the one pictured above, and their families had been working for months to plant and cultivate their crops...
submitted by Marty Proctor Mascotte City Council unanimously approved a tentative budget and millage tax rate for 2019-2020 fiscal year on September 11, without drama.  The tentative operating budget of $8,865,500 includes the cost for City services including operations, solid...
Article and Pictures by Grant Mollett, M.ED East Ridge High School Hernando Beach, Florida: The East Ridge High School girls cross country team traveled to the nature coast to compete in the Weeki Wachee Invitational at the Weeki Wachee Preserve.  The...
East Ridge High School DECA Chapter will be hosting a college and career fair on October 7th, from 5:30-7:30 pm. The college & career fair will be held in the ERHS cafeteria with booths set up representing various colleges...
The Animal League Thrift Shop has expanded shopper options with a recent store renovation by adding a department for upscale clothing resale and vintage treasures.  The Animal League, a registered non-profit dog and cat rescue, has come up with...
Qualifying emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies are urged to apply for $36,723 in federal funds awarded to Lake County through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency...
Lake-Sumter State College’s Continuing Education will offer new life-long learning as well as professional learning courses starting in October. Continuing Education courses are non-credit courses offered to support or enhance business, industry, government, and general recreation in the communities of...
A new school planned for south Lake County will be the first of its kind in Florida, built to support a curriculum that weaves in the outdoor environment, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as part of everyday studies...
"What's Happening In South Lake"   The SOUTH LAKE TABLET's mission is to bring local awareness to the community. We concentrate on the great things happening in the community; in our cities (Clermont, Groveland, Mascotte, Minneola, and Montverde), our schools,...
 In an effort to fulfill the organization's vision of inclusion and participation of individuals with developmental disabilities in all aspects of the community, Building Blocks Ministries Community Involvement Class participates in Support Our Troops ‘Troopon Project”. Each week individuals in...
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