New Beginnings Of Central Florida has partnered with the City of Groveland to create Groveland's first affordable housing project through funds available through the Community Land Trust (CLT), a private, nonprofit organization promoting housing affordability, sustainable development and a...
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,...
Poised for its public launch, the Montgomery Center of Excellence (MCOE) receives a generous $1Million commitment from Sonya Montgomery, Clermont, Florida native and Chief Executive Officer of The Desoto Group. MCOE is a philanthropic organization with a vision to inspire...
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce Breakfast was held on Friday, January 19.   The State Of The Chamber was presented by: David Colby, President & CEO of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce Shahanaz Rahaman, Member Relations Director ...
Herut North America is proud to announce the launching of two new communities located in Central Florida.  The communities will be located in Clermont and Ocala. Herut North America is a non-profit 501c3 organization established to provide a home for...
The Cross Ridge Exchange, located just south of Clermont Landing between Wal-Mart Supercenter and BJ’s Wholesale, features 500ft of frontage on Highway 27, with direct access, and additional access from both Cross Ridge Road and shared access from BJs...
Lake Technical College is proud to announce the following Students of the Month:   Solmaire Cabarcas – Adult Education Program   Angel Rivera – Automotive Collision Technology Technician   Jax Mcilrath – Automotive Service Technology 1    Dalton Morrison - Cloud Computing...
Submitted by Sara Keeling The Aurelia M. Cole Academy hosted its inaugural Trailblazer Trial Elementary and Middle School Robotics Competition on Saturday, January 13, 2024, featuring outstanding achievements from teams across the North/Central Florida Region. Notably, the Potatobots from East Ridge...
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...
The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra is continuing its dynamic new series of extraordinary 2024 concert performances. With about 50 musicians from Lake County and all over the world, their musical talents are brought right here to you each year. February...
By Mrs. Margaret Price, Assistant Dean of Students for Multiculturalism, Leadership, and Student Programs Lower School K-Kids have been busy serving the MVA community, as well as helping to fill needs in the larger community. Led by Ms. Kim Schield, a teacher...
Submitted by Julia Flohr The Lake Minneola High School swim team participated in the Regional meet at the Long Center, Clearwater on Friday, November 3rd.  The boys finished 3rd and the girls finished 4th! Ten swimmers are going on to the 3A...
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 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 people go far...
By Coach Grant Mollett, Girls Cross Country  Photos contributed by Jeff Warren and Dave Worthington.   Winter Garden, Florida  (September 23)The East Ridge High School girls cross country team competed in the West Orange High School Invitational in Winter Garden on Saturday...
By Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet Members of the Clermont Police Department (CPD) rolled up their sleeves for the annual “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse, 2457 South US-27, Clermont, on Wednesday evening, January 24th.   The officers helped the wait staff...
The South Lake Business Awards is the premier business awards program presented yearly by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce. This year's awards gala was held at Clermont's Performing Arts Center on January 25th.   Nominees gathered in the hopes...
Winnie, a 12yr male Corgie-chihuahua- Dachshund mix, weighs approximately 16lbs.  The family brought him to a vet to be put to sleep because the owner said he couldn't have pets due to health issues. The vet called A Forever Home...
submitted by the Clermont Garden Club   Although most of the nation extols the virtues of trees in April, each state can observe Arbor Day at the time considered best for tree planting in its particular region. In Florida, Arbor Day...
by Tim Ferrell, East Ridge High School The phrase “familiarity breeds success” once again came to fruition as East Ridge was the host for the Lake County Cross Country Championship. The East Ridge High School Boys Cross Country team continued...
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...
The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) is monitoring rabies among wild animals in the area. All residents and visitors should be aware that rabies may be currently present in the wild animal population. Additionally, DOH-Lake is responding...
Toby Keith, country singer, songwriter, actor and record producer passed peacefully at his home on Monday, February 5th, at the age of 62.  Born in Clinton, Oklahoma on July 8, 1961, Toby Keith Covel has been battling stomach cancer since...
Dim Sum House will be opening in Clermont at 2440 Fl-50, (formerly 145 Seafood Boil). The anticipated opening of the Cantonese Restaurant was scheduled for February 5 but has been postponed.   Owner John Zhao also owns YH Seafood Clubhouse in...
New Beginnings of Central Florida is celebrating 17 years of successful milestones supporting needy families and the homeless. Executive Director Steve Smith shared, “As co-founders, Linda and I are sincerely grateful for the community support we have received for...
The 2024 Oakley Seaver Special Service Award was presented by Donna Kirtland of the Live Well Foundation of South Lake and Dr. Nancy Cummings of Cummings Collaborative at the SLCC Breakfast meeting on Friday, Jan 19.   Dr. Cummings noted...
submitted by A Forever Home Animal Rescue I’m a 7 yrs young brindle pit mix and weigh 38lbs. I currently spend my day lounging in my swimming pool bed playing with my blankies and toys.  I love to have visitors...
Article and Photos by Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet The City of Clermont Fire Department celebrated the in-service status of a brand-new fire engine, Engine 101, with a “Push-in and Wet-down” ceremony on Tuesday, October 17th at Clermont Fire Station...
The sixth-grade students at Montverde Academy visited the Oakland Nature Preserve where they put on their gardening gloves and worked together to clear out invasive plants in that area. “Going to the sixth-grade field trip to the Oakland Nature Preserve...
by Michelle Delaney, South Lake Tablet The Salt Shack has recently signed a long-term lease and will be taking the restaurant space at the location formerly known as Lilly's on the Lake  (located on Lake Minneola at 846 W Osceola...
submitted by Josh Castleman A community SWIM RUN (or walk) will be held on Sunday, Nov 19. The events are open to Adults and youth, beginning at 1 pm, 2 pm and 2:30 pm. The event will utilize the beautiful...
The Kiwanis Club of Clermont welcomed Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell as a guest speaker, along with Lt. Kelly Stone, Lt. Marnee Batchelor, and Sgt. Erica Rodriguez to its recent weekly lunch meeting. The sheriff spoke of numerous community service...
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...
By Donna Wong, XC mom The Lake Minneola High School Cross Country Team ended their regular season with the girls placing 2nd and the boys placing 3rd at the Lake & Sumter County XC Championship held at East Ridge High...
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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...
Bennett Pediatrics celebrated the opening of its new office and 10 years of serving the community.   Members of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce were there to celebrate the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Congratulations to Dr. Bennett and her...
The Good Four Tunes, a newly formed barbershop quartet, was featured at the December meeting of the Clermont Historical Society. The quartet may be new, but its members are all seasoned performers as was demonstrated by their beautiful harmonies on old standards like “Let...
Lake County 2024 EcoExpo will happen Saturday, March 2 in the Lake Square Mall at 10401 US Hwy 441 in Leesburg from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The theme of this year’s EcoExpo is “Lake County – Let’s Go...
Excitement is building in Clermont as The Salt Shack on the Lake gears up to open its doors on Monday, February 5th at 11 am. The South Lake Tablet had the privilege of getting a sneak peek into this much-anticipated...
Article and Photos by Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet Find Feed & Restore co-hosted a Free Community Barbecue on Saturday, November 4th at McKinney Park, 801 Bloxam Avenue, Clermont. The event, partnered with the Clermont Police Department, New Jacob’s Chapel,...
Let's Talk About specializes in helping individuals, couples, and marriages overcome obstacles that sometimes prevent living a happy and healthy life. While not every issue will have the desired solution, Let's Talk About will work to find a healthy...
by Donna Wong, XC parent    photos by Donna Wong & Tasha Keller, XC parents It was a gorgeous morning for a 5K race this past Saturday and the HAWKS Last Chance Open brought the excitement! More than 17 teams participated...
South Lake High School running back Kevens Charles has been selected to play in the 68th Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Football Classic on December 20th at the Villages.   Coach Lord proudly states, "Charles had an outstanding season for the...
Submitted by A Forever Home Animal Rescue Kaylee is a 10-yr.-old Terrier mix weighing 13 lbs. She was rescued from a high-kill shelter when her time was up. She is visually impaired but appears to have some vision. She had...
By Zehra Naqvi, Donor Relations Coordinator Francisco Lindor, a name synonymous with excellence on the baseball diamond, has not only left a lasting mark on the sport, but he has also made significant contributions beyond the field. The baseball luminary’s...
2023 The Year of Blessings As we begin the Christmas Season, we want to tell you how thankful we are with the many people who gave their time, talent, and treasures in 2023. It gives us great joy knowing that...
By Dr. Caryn Long, Director of Educational Technology and Innovation On Saturday, January 13, Montverde Academy Middle School robotics teams, #Grandpa, competed against 47 other teams in the Central Florida regional FIRST® LEGO® League competition. Despite a difficult start, the ten students...
New Beginnings of Central Florida has proudly welcomed Jeremy Elliott as their new Community Resource Manager. Executive Director Steve Smith notes, “In this pivotal role, Elliott will serve as a beacon of compassion, connecting our community with the diverse resources...
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