Clermont’s City Council approved the rezoning of a 12.3 acre mixed-use site located adjacent to Victory Pointe and the South Lake Trail, along Carrol Street. The site is the home of Clermont Builders Supply, a long-time lumber yard that...
Clermont Planning and Zoning gave its stamp of approval on a new Marriott TownePlace Suites, to be built on a 4.07-acre site located about ¾ mile east of U.S. 27 at Omar Street and Hwy 50.   The proposed development...
Advent Health's groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of a healthcare facility in Minneola. Located near the Minneola interchange off the Florida Turnpike on Hancock Road, the four-story hospital promises to be a beacon of health to the growing population...
South Lake County was recently represented at the 68th Annual North/South Game Banquet by South Lake High School running back Kevens Charles, South Lake High School Head Coach Brad Lord, and wide-received Braylon Knauth of Lake Minneola High School.    
The scent of freshly cooked fried chicken wafts through the air, drawing eager diners into Bojangles, the new, fast-food restaurant, that opened at the intersection of Hwy 50 and Plaza Collina Blvd., Clermont.  The atmosphere is buzzing with excitement as...
submitted by Clermont Garden Club   Bringing us into 2024, Clermont Garden Club's Yard-of-the-Month is the home of Rich Fisher at 10914 Crescent Ridge Loop in Clermont. This hidden gem is the perfect oasis adorned with a beautiful Angel Trumpet Brugmansia...
Brianna and Beau are bonded, Mom and Son Chihuahua mix. Brianna is the smaller one (hopefully she only had 1 puppy!) She is 3 years old and weighs approximately 9 lbs. Her son Beau is 2 yrs and weighs...
On Thursday, January 4,  Amore Italian Ristorante celebrated its 1st anniversary. The festivities began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce. As a token of appreciation to the community, owners Julian and Alda Serjani served...
“CLERMONT: From Gem Of The Hills to Choice Of Champions”  is a book about Clermont, spanning the Ice Age era, the first area's Native Americans, the founders of modern-day Clermont, and the years leading up to 2019. The book...
From the moment Portillo's opened its doors, the line has extended out the door showcasing the town's eagerness to indulge in the hot dog/hamburger haven.  The ample parking space makes the experience more accessible, and despite the lengthy queue,...
submitted by Nichole Smith, Montverde Academy   Students in Mr. Tom Narducci’s eighth-grade social studies class participated in a Shark Tank-style project for their midterm exam. Students were tasked with developing an idea of a good or service that can have...
by Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet   Clermont remained a sleepy little town in 1952 with plenty of available vacant land that led some to dream big and sharpen their entrepreneurial abilities. Dreams became reality for A.W. Thacker when he purchased...
Submitted by Nichole Smith, Montverde Academy Iain Plank, Class of 2023 alum, has returned to campus to volunteer his time with EA Sports Gaming at Montverde Academy. When he was a student at MVA, he was a member of the...
By Grace Rabano, Clermont Garden Club Clermont Garden Club members worked with children at Head Start on E. Desoto St. in Clermont to plant vegetables (such as beans and squash) in their fall-raised garden beds. The gardens are a project...
submitted by Kevin Yurasek, Lake Sumter State College Lakehawk track athletes have come off the blocks strong in their inaugural season. After starting the season with indoor competitions from January to March, the team has transitioned to outdoor competition through May....
Last week, Montverde Academy Upper School welcomed faculty, students, and parents to the 2024 National Honor Society induction ceremony to formally recognize students who successfully completed their candidacy and were selected by faculty to become new members of the...
Lake County Supervisor of Elections, Alan Hays, advises Republican voters of the upcoming March 19th Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) Election. Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Democratic voters should take note that the Democratic Party is...
Chipotle Mexican Grill is set to expand its presence in Clermont with the opening of a new location. The restaurant will be located at 4605 Collina Terrace, bringing a variety of options, including customizable burritos, bowls, salads, and tacos,...
By Max Zhang, President of the Upper School Chinese Club, Class of ‘25 On Friday, February 9, the night before the Lunar New Year, the Upper School Chinese Club organized a festive photo session where students were encouraged to pose...
A Forever Home Animal Rescue Cesar is a 14-year-old Yorkie mix weighing approximately 7lbs.  He is a sweet boy who is mellow, affectionate and happy.  He has not been neutered and at his age, it will be very dangerous so...
St. Matthias Episcopal Church welcomes you to join us this summer for our FREE 2024 Vacation Bible School program!   This year’s theme is “Scuba: Diving into Friendship with God,” so be prepared for some nautical fun! Here, we’ll take...
Lake-Sumter State College Lake-Sumter State College just completed its largest Commencement Ceremonies in the College’s 62-year history! More than half of the 630-plus graduating students chose to walk across the stage at one of the two ceremonies held as part of...
The Little Gem, a 1965 Airstream trailer, has found new life and purpose thanks to the vision of Jayson Stringfellow, the developer behind the Clermont Artwalk project. The story of The Little Gem began when Stringfellow discovered the vintage trailer...
The Clermont Historical Society (CHS) celebrates the completion of a much-needed handicap ramp, providing access to the Kern and Townsend Houses located at the Clermont Historic Village. Last week, dedicated crews from the city of Clermont labored tirelessly to...
During the Montverde Academy Upper School Assembly, Eric Oberman, president of the Atlanta Tipoff Club, recognized boys basketball head coach Kevin Boyle, boys basketball team member Cooper Flagg, and girls basketball player Jaloni Cambridge for their respective achievements during...
by Chuck Seaver, SOUTH LAKE TABLET Caponi’s Cannolis School of the Arts is a successful dream of Angelo and Jennifer Caponi. A husband-and-wife team that in 2005 had a vision of bringing the assistance of inter-disciplinary assistance to children in...
Visit the Minneola Farmers Market, every 4th Wednesday of the month from 5 pm to 9 pm. at Minneola City Hall at 800 N. Hwy 27, Minneola.  Opening Day - Wednesday, Jan. 24. See you there.
by Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet The grounds of 655 West Broome Street, Clermont, have a rich history beginning with the early settlers of Clermont and the education of their children who resided in the area. From a one-room schoolhouse...
Dr. Luis Veloz recently celebrated the opening of his new practice, Clermont Hills Dentistry. Dr.  Veloz grew up in Clermont and is proud to serve in his hometown. He and his staff proudly opened the doors and showcased the state-of-the-art...
By Margaret Price, Assistant Dean of Students for Multiculturalism, Leadership, and Student Programs Watching our students walk toward their Prom 2024 venue at Disney’s Epcot was an incredible experience. The evening was beautiful, and students took full advantage as they...
Lake & Sumter Counties, FL – Applications are now open for Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter’s homeownership program for eleven new homes being built throughout Lake and Sumter Counties. The location of the homes will be scattered throughout Lake and...
Article and Photos By Ted Luebbers The Experimental Aviation Association Chapter 534 held a successful Flying Start Program at the Leesburg International Airport in Leesburg FL on May 18, 2024. The Flying Start Program is designed to acquaint people with the...
Submitted by Nichole Smith, Montverde Academy From November 29 through December 2, 2023, over 8,000 people, including 2,000 students, attended the NAIS People of Color Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, a conference that has been held annually for more than...
The Clermont Garden Club   The Clermont Garden Club is holding its annual Spring Garden Festival on Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Clermont Garden Club located at 849 West Avenue in Historic Downtown Clermont,...
Live Well Foundation of South Lake completed its Transformation awards cycle at a grant celebration last night.  “The Live Well Foundation board of directors has earmarked funds for healthcare initiatives, with a specific focus on enhancing accessible healthcare for...
Lake Minneola Dentistry recently opened at 210 N Hwy 27, Suite 5 Clermont.  The South Lake Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening with a ribbon cutting to welcome Dr. Tara and her staff to the business community.     For more information...
Lake County Supervisor of Elections, Alan Hays was the keynote speaker at the SLCC Breakfast meeting which was held on Friday, April 19 at the Clermont City Center. A veteran of the US Coast Guard, a doctor of dentistry, and...
Photos and Article by Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet We, at the South Lake Tablet, have found that our community is the home of people with blended backgrounds, possessing an assortment of talents, interests, and experiences. Many of these unique...
By Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet The South Lake Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting at Everything Local Co, 789 West Montrose Street, Clermont, on February 10th. The new business is in the downtown section of the Clermont Historical District,...
By Dr. Caryn Long, Director of Educational Technology and Innovation April 8 was a busy day for Montverde Academy, which centered around all things STEM and Innovation! Full Sail University brought their Tech Fest to Lindor Hall for students in grades 8-12 to explore...
In the heart of Minneola, Don Ceviché will be opening soon and offering a blend of Peruvian and Mexican flavors. The restaurant will be located in the location formerly held by Smokin' Jack's BBQ at 100 S Hwy 27,...
Ms. Claudia Salazar, Ms. Legna Lindor, and Mr. Thomas Narducci Hola! We are thrilled to share with you the vibrant experience our 8th-grade Spanish class had on their recent field trip to the Hispanic Flamenco Ballet performance held in Maitland,...
by Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet Clermont is no stranger to car dealerships, especially on the east side of the city on State Road 50 but did you know that the historic downtown area of Clermont has a dealership history...
The Original Goomba’s has added Donzito to its brand bringing with it a blending of traditional Italian dishes and exciting Brazilian flavors. Gomba's Donzito remains at the same location at 2395 S Hwy 27, by the Epic Theater. The South...
Submitted by The Animal League This year’s event promises a day of fun, community spirit, and philanthropy, all in support of The Animal League’s mission to protect and care for animals in need.  Event Details: Saturday, September 21, 2024  Time: 8:00 am...
Article and Pictures by Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet The City of Clermont hosted the 4th Annual Pups in the Park at Lake Hiawatha Preserve on Saturday, March 16th. This wonderful tradition grows each year and from the appearance of...
The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller is now offering electronically certified (eCertified) copies of eligible documents recorded in the Official Records, such as deeds, mortgages, satisfactions, liens, marriage licenses, powers of attorney, notices of commencement,...
Carefully planned and designed, Clermont’s new Public Services Facility is operational and will enhance the delivery of crucial and specialized services that keep Clermont running. The $17 million facility is located at 12824 Hancock Road and houses what is...
April 2024 Hello Clermont Champions! On Tuesday, I was honored to participate in the 41st Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. Law officers from all over Central Florida, including our own Clermont Police Department, teamed up to carry the lighted “Flame of...
New Beginnings of Central Florida: Pause for a moment and ponder: What does volunteerism mean to you? Is it giving back, lending a hand, or simply being there for others in need? Donating your time and talents? At New Beginnings, volunteerism...
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