The Goungampo Family from Togo, West Africa, were recent guests at the Tuscanooga Baptist Church.  The three daughters provided beautiful music followed by a sermon by the father who also reported on the Christian work being done in Togo. The...
By Grant Mollett, M.Ed. East Ridge High School The East Ridge High School girls cross country team’s official practices began on Monday, July 29.  The runners have several weeks of practice to get themselves ready for their first cross country...
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...
The Animal League Jet is a 2-year-old male Domestic Shorthair blend.   This handsome and playful guy really enjoys human companionship.  He is a lovebug!  He gets along with other cats and has a very sweet disposition.  This friendly and lovable...
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...
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...
Lake County teachers may find it easier to buy classroom supplies without dipping as deeply into their personal funds this year as the district has made $150 available to them this month through an online purchasing program called ClassWallet,...
by Marty Proctor Tim Maslow began in late April 2019 as the new Community Development Director (CDD) for the City of Groveland.  The role of the CDD is to oversee everything related to development within the City and also within...
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...
A special tribute to the memory of the late Clermont City Council Member Ray Goodgame was given by the city at the council meeting on August 13. Clermont Mayor Gail Ash, Clermont City Council, and City Manager Darren Gray praised...
FAITH Neighborhood Center (FNC) was founded in 1972 and has been in continuous operation since, providing assistance to low-income families and individuals in South Lake County. Through community support and volunteers, the center has been able to offer food,...
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...
submitted by Kendyl Cardwell, parkrun This weekend’s Clermont Waterfront parkrun was a breath of fresh air, literally. A whopping 67 first timers lined up at the start line at Hiawatha Park on Saturday. The newbies made up more than 30%...
On the third Saturday of each month, Clermont Mayor Gail Ash meets with her constituents at a local business in Clermont to discuss news, new businesses, upcoming events, and local projects.  Over a relaxing cup of coffee, residents have...
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...
August 21 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm The Cooper Memorial Library will host another program sponsored by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Cornerstone Hospice of Lake County on Wednesday, August 21st, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. in...
COOKING AT THE LIBRARY WITH CHEF WARREN September 4 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am (room 108) The Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library will host Plant-Based Cooking with Chef Warren Caterson.  Join Chef Warren as he shows us how a...
Have you ever asked yourself how/why some students go through 12 years of elementary, junior, and high school without missing a day? What makes these kids persevere? In part, it's the need to learn, achieve, succeed. But, without the...
On August 17, Orlando Cat Café will participate in the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (NBC and Telemundo owned stations), a division of NBCUniversal, pet adoption campaign – Clear The Shelters. Cats from SPCA Florida are up for adoption through...
It's never too early to begin planning what you are going to do during the kids next break. Lake County Schools 2019-2020 Student Calendar. August 12                   First Day of Classes September 2               Labor Day/Student Holiday...
Lake County students are heading back to school on Monday. These next few weeks will be a little confusing and stressful for students and parents and annoying to some impatient drivers. Drivers, Be Cautious: If you aren't a student or parent, make every...
by The Animal League Coconut is a 6-year-old male Chihuahua that weighs just 6 pounds.  Isn't his blue color unique?  Coconut is just a sweet little guy.  He just loves attention and loves, even more, to be held.  And he is good...
Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that the Harris Chain of Lakes has been selected to host the second event of the 25th season of the FLW Tour, Feb. 20-23, 2020, in Leesburg. The...
The UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County, 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 August. Thursday, August 15 from 10 am - 11 am Diabetes...
Summer is almost over, but there is still time to research who your ancestors were.  Would you like to build your family tree for prosperity? Pastfinders of South Lake County; Genealogical Society would like to assist you in your adventure. ...
This Monday will start a new school year in south Lake County.  The transition from a summer of late nights and sleep-ins to a structured lifestyle can be stressful and filled with anticipation and anxiety. It’s no wonder parents,...
Lake County students will continue to receive free breakfasts and lunches this school year, regardless of household income. The free meals are a result of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), a federal program that allows schools serving predominantly low-income communities...
More than 50 years ago the "Clermont Chamber of Commerce,” came up with an idea to kick off the school year by hosting a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast. The number of teachers numbered less than 100. Since then, the event has grown...
By Linda Charlton Early in 1993, editors of the very last yearbook for the very last year of existence for Clermont High School declared "they saved the best for last." Could be they saved the best for the next generation,...
Imagine South Lake Charter is currently looking to fill an open position on its school’s governing board. This board governs by developing policies for the operation of the school. The board also monitors finances of the program and its services...
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....
Lake County Schools is a “B” district for the third year in a row, according to data released by the Florida Department of Education today.  The district earned 643 total points in 2018-19, 12 points higher than the 631 points...
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