Every day, 100 Americans are killed with guns. The gun homicide rate in the U.S. is 25 times higher than that of other developed countries, but research shows that common-sense public safety laws can reduce gun violence and save...
The Women’s Giving Alliance (WGA) is pleased to announce it has awarded a $30,910 grant to Be Free Lake. The grant, announced at Wednesday’s annual grant awards dinner for the Women’s Giving Alliance, will go towards preventive educational programs for...
Montverde Academy is proud to announce that 14 student-athletes participated in National Signing Day today, which is the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent to play collegiate sports with the...
Light Up Clermont will officially kick off at a community tree-lighting ceremony officiated by Mayor Gail Ash on Friday, December 6 at City Hall. On Saturday morning, December 7, the holiday festival will continue as spectators line the streets on...
Jingle all the way to Minneola for the smooth sounds of the Osceola Arts Big Band. Hear their live, FREE Holiday concert on Sunday, November 24 from 3 pm -4 pm at the Minneola City Hall at 800 US-HWY...
The City of Groveland begins its holiday festivities on Friday, December 13th. A tree lighting ceremony will kick off the season. Mr. and Mrs. Claus are taking time to visit the Groveland Festival and take pictures with good boys...
Feature Story & Photos By Larry H. Oskin Education First (EF) has made an extraordinary positive mark on Central Florida with local volunteers host families and students from across the globe through the facilitation of an English Language Travel Program....
Polka Dogz Pet Rescue continues to support our community through small dog adoptions, fostering programs and fundraisers to help make their dreams a reality for many loving doggies. At Polka Dogz Pet Rescue, they rely on dedicated volunteers and...
Lake County Schools is excited to announce that by December all high school students will havegreater access to technology in their classrooms in order to support authentic literacy and student centered collaboration. Over the new few weeks, Chromebooks will be...
Sixteen Lake County schools have been named 2018-19 Five Star Schools by the Florida Department of Education. The annual award recognizes schools that are committed to incorporating family and community members into the school environment to enhance student learning. “Family, business...
The public is invited to vote for their favorite photos of Lake County’s water bodies, which will be included in the 2020 Adopt-a-Lake Program calendar. Online voting is now open at www.lakecountyfl.gov/adoptlake and will close at midnight on Thursday,...
The Clermont Historical Society thanked all those who helped make the Third Annual Heritage Day Festival a great success. The young volunteers from Give A Day Foundation, the members and friends of the Clermont Historical Society, Sponsors, and Participants...
IMG Citrus, a family-owned, vertically-integrated citrus grower, packer, and shipper in Vero Beach, FL, is reintroducing white grapefruit to the U.S. market. Most white grapefruit is exported directly from the U.S. to its primary market in Japan where it...
The Clermont-Minneola Lions Club received a gift from Richard Uzialko of Groveland at their shooting range in Groveland. The Gun cabinet will be raffled at shoots held on the second, third and fourth Saturday mornings from 8 am-noon.  The range...
Submitted by the Animal League Hey everyone, Eeyore here!  Have you ever watched Winnie the Pooh? Well if you have then I'll let you know I'm a little like Eeyore, the cute little guy that likes to hang out with...
Tommy's-Florida recently celebrated its brand new state of the art location at 16212 E. SR 50 only yards away from its previous site. The South Lake Chamber of Commerce hosted the ribbon cutting at the grand opening.    About Tommy's - After years...
Lake Technical College’s Adult Education student Josh Thompson was recently recognized at the Adult and Community Educators of Florida Conference Awards Luncheon.  Josh was nominated by his instructor Ms. Colleen Avelli and the Adult Education Coordinator Mr. Art Seidner. Josh...
 As they closed their inaugural season, the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams competed at the NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Cross Country Championships in Tallahassee last Friday. LSSC runners William Troupe and Alexander Croy both qualified for the 2019 NJCAA Division...
Lake County Veterans Services will host its first Stand Down event on Saturday, November 16 from 10 am – 5 pm at 101 East Maud St. in Tavares.  Services provided will include health/dental care, meals, basic hygiene care, employment...
by Kevin Grogan Montverde Academy basketball point guard Cade Cunningham has taken over the number one spot as the very top prep basketball player in the country! After a dominant summer showcase, Cunningham now sets his sight on being the...
by Marty Proctor Sweet-smelling citrus blossoms and ripening fruit are making a comeback in Groveland.  New trees are being planted on the west side of SR 19 from Cherry Lake Road (CR478) north to the backyards of Wynn Drive homeowners...
The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller is honoring U.S. military veterans and active-duty personnel during the month of November by offering free passport photos, a savings of $10. “November is a time when our nation unites...
As Veterans Day approaches, the Lake County Animal Shelter is proud to offer free pet adoptions for veterans during the month of November. This promotion was made possible by a $200 donation from the National Society of the Daughters...
NASA has long encouraged citizen scientists and has a variety of programs that support their mission to “pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.” Montverde Academy sixth grade students have been participating in one such...
Beta Theta-ESA, a community giving organization, has supported local projects for over 40 years. Last year, the members raised over $17,000 for local non-profits and scholarships. In order to defray the day-to-day expenses of Beta Theta, the women are holding a...
Law Enforcement and First Responders are important to the community, says Mrs. Louise Stockton. Her late husband, Howard Stockton, a community leader, also believed in the exemplary effort put forth by the Clermont Fire and Police Departments. At a recent...
Feature Story and Photos By Larry H. Oskin Fifty West is now pre-leasing its newest property at 17017 East Highway 50 in the Plaza Collina Development of Clermont 34715 with plans for retail, professional office and medical facility. This convenient location...
The City of Clermont’s new Kehlor Recreation Center is complete, and the public is invited to a ribbon-cutting and open house at 10 am on November 15 at 466 W. Minneola Ave. in Downtown Clermont. After the ribbon-cutting, attendees will...
The Law Office of Crawford, Modica, and Holt, Chartered Attorneys at Law, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The South Lake Chamber of Commerce hosted the anniversary ribbon-cutting. The Law Firm's Business Partners, Jimmy D. Crawford, Stephanie M. Modica, and Lindsay C. T....
The Clermont Garden Club’s choice for our November “Yard of the Month” is located at 12128 Lake Shore Drive in Clermont.  The homeowners have transformed their yard into a beautiful and functional living space. On one side of the...
The Clermont Battalion of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) recently received a generous donation from the Kiwanis Club of South Lake to help kids attend summer training programs. Kiwanis members Gerry Ash and David Peck, who is...
submitted by The Animal League New Pet of the Week - Gretchen, Gorgeous Gretchen! Hello there! Gretchen here at The Animal League. I'm looking for a special home that I can call my very own. I am a 9 month old...
For the past 14 years, each student at Imagine South Lake Charter, kindergarten through fifth grades, selects and reads a book appropriate for his/her grade-level. Afterward, each student completes a book report. To enhance the experience, students prepare their costumes...
by Marty Proctor Take Stock In Children (TSIC) held its annual Career Speed Dating event on October 29, at Leesburg High School.  A total of 51 local high school students attended to meet with local business and professional career presenters. ...
Article by Grant Mollett, M.Ed. East Ridge High School Gainesville -Saturday morning the East Ridge High School girls cross country season came to an end with the conclusion of the Class 4A Region 1 Championships at Santa Fe College in Gainesville....
A "Christmas Tea and Treats" will be hosted by the Clermont Garden Clubhouse at 849 West Avenue, Clermont on Saturday, December 7,  from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. There will be a Tea Talk by a tea expert; Floral designers demonstrating...
Tis’ almost the season for Minneola Schoolhouse Library’s Holiday Market and Book Sale. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 8 am until 2 pm at the Minneola City Hall Gym located at 800 US-HWY...
Help register voters. Cecelia Canady from the Lake County Supervisor of Elections office will be leading a class on 3rd party voter registration training for the Lake County Democratic Party. Volunteers who wish to assist the Lake County Dems...
Women from across Lake County are invited to participate in a free community conversation as part of the Voices of Florida Women project, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm or 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 12,...
The Clermont Garden Club will be holding its Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, November 16 from 9 am - 2 pm at its the Clermont Garden Cub, located at 849 West Avenue, near downtown Clermont.    The sale features plants...
Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization approves funding for the City of Groveland’s Downtown State Road 50 Realignment Project. A major step was taken Wednesday in advancing Lake County’s top transportation priority, as the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) approved the programming...
It was about 1766 when the British North Americana's Carolina Colonies took up arms against the colonial officials that were viewed as corrupt. The Rebellion that lasted approximately 6 years is believed to have been instrumental as part of...
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...
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...
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...
"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,...
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