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...
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...
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...
Pernell Seasonings, the purveyor of flavor, has recently held the grand opening of its latest venture - the "Taste of Louisiana" food truck. Members of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce attended the event, officiating a ribbon-cutting ceremony that...
Pastfinders of South Lake County Genealogical Society Pastfinders of South Lake County Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting individuals in discovering their family history through education, preservation, and research assistance. Throughout the year, we offer educational programs through...
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...
Jennifer Hightower, Program Coordinator at New Beginnings of Clermont, recently presented Debbie Milwee, Treasurer of the Clermont Woman's Club with a plaque acknowledging the support and contributions made to New Beginnings from CWC. New Beginnings is one of several...
  Two residents of Clermont, Tod Howard and Otis Taylor, Jr., have officially qualified for the remaining term of Seat 2. This seat was vacated due to the passing of the dearly missed Jim Purvis.   Both candidates bring with them a...
submitted by Kevin Yurasek, Lake-Sumter State College Lake-Sumter State College is proud to announce the addition of men’s and women’s golf teams for the upcoming 2024-25 season, becoming the seventh sport sponsored by the College. The teams will be located on...
Clermont Guru Indian Restaurant has been honored over the years with dozens of restaurant and fine dining awards, serving the finest authentic Indian cuisine. Uday Kadam created a simple and very successful authentic gourmet-style restaurant, specializing in Northern Indian...
By Mr. Matthew Parets, Upper School Teacher Drone racing is one of the big Esports. First-person drones are used where the flyer has a VR heads-up display showing a live video feed from the drone. This gives the flyer the feel...
Lake Technical College - For nearly six decades, Lake Technical College has stood as the cornerstone of Lake County’s educational landscape, renowned for its commitment to delivering top-tier workforce training programs. This longstanding dedication is exemplified through consistent successes...
The Kiwanis Club of Clermont welcomed friends Paula Whetro and Jillia Powell from Building Blocks Ministries, Inc. at our weekly meeting on June 11th. The two provided an overview of the organizations' scholarship program that provides services for adults...
submitted by The Animal League   This sweet boy was all alone, starving, and emaciated, and wandered into a Walmart looking for help from humans.  He weighed just 29 pounds.  A sweet soul took him in and worked tirelessly to find...
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...
Captain Morgan and Lily are bonded “brother and sister” Captain Morgan is 7 yrs old and weighs approximately 13 lbs. Lily is 5 yrs old and weighs approximately 14 lbs. She is more timid than Captain but she warms...
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...
Two choruses from Clermont placed among the top five in Harmony, Inc.’s Area 6 Convention and Contests that took place in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, April 20th. Local groups Sisters of Sound and Unaccompanied Minors competed against more than 200...
Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet   Members of the Clermont Police and Fire Departments, along with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Highway Patrol came together on Tuesday, April 23rd to participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for...
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...
BY THE SOUTH LAKE TABLET The South Lake Tablet is your go-to source for news and stories that matter to the South Lake County community. Our coverage spans the vibrant areas of Clermont, Groveland, Mascotte, Minneola, and Montverde. We pride...
By Grace Rabano & The Clermont Garden Club Every month, from September through May, Clermont Garden Club members loan plants to Cooper Memorial Library and Clermont City Hall to promote horticulture awareness and connect our community to Clermont Garden Club’s...
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...
The Kiwanis Club of Clermont congratulated its Key Club graduates who were the recipients of this year’s Kiwanis Club of Clermont- Oakley Seaver Memorial Scholarships.    Candidates for the scholarships are selected by a series of qualifiers, including the student’s willingness...
Written by Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet Many have heard of Wreaths Across America (WAA), a not-for-profit organization whose year-long mission is to Remember the fallen, Honor those who Serve, and Teach our children the value of freedom. But many...
On the evening of April 7, Clermont Police Officers swiftly responded to a large altercation between two groups of juveniles in the area of 5th St. and Carroll St. Though most of the juveniles had dispersed upon the officers'...
The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake)promotes National Water Safety Month to educate the community on how to safely enjoy Florida’s many bodies of water and prevent drowning. Florida offers countless opportunities to enjoy water recreation in pools,...
Clermont residents have an addition to their restaurants with the recent opening of Wendy's on Hwy 50, situated across from Plaza Colina. The event saw members of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce officiate at a ribbon cutting, warmly...
by Clermont Garden Club   Throughout the year, the Clermont Garden Club purchase flower/gardening books for the children at Head Start of Clermont. Head Start is a free program for children of low income families, providing child care and comprehensive early learning at the...
by Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet The Clermont Historic Village, 490 West Avenue, was home to wedding vows and the addition of two pieces of history on Sunday, June 9th. The old schoolhouse bell rang in wedding chime style for...
Groveland is partnering with Find, Feed, Restore for an event aimed at supporting local families as they prepare for the upcoming school year. The Back 2 School Backpack Bash is set to take place on Saturday, July 27, starting...
Members of Beta Theta ESA, a local philanthropic service organization, recently demonstrated their commitment to supporting the fight against cancer by presenting a check to the Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation (GCCF) at the Bras For A Cause and Boxers...
Clermont Police Department (Photos taken by Toni Bell) Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway and his staff honored their 2023 recipients for their service! Recognizing and appreciating the efforts of those who serve the community is important. CONGRATULATIONS TO -    CHIEF’S...
by Pam Schultz, Clermont Woman's Club   It is the goal of the Clermont Woman's Club to help and encourage women to further their education in both traditional and non-traditional careers.    President Helen Cooney and Scholarship Chairman Carol Spaldi have announced CWC's...
The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) recognizes National Stroke Awareness Month, an observance that highlights the importance of knowing the risk factors and symptoms of stroke. Nationally, stroke is a leading cause of death. Recognizing a stroke...
by Chuck Seaver, SOUTH LAKE TABLET Kehlor Park, 466 West Minneola Avenue, Clermont has a long, enduring history from its first beginnings in 1918 when the property was donated by Lamira Kehlor. Mrs. Kehlor was the widow of millionaire James...
By MVA Sports The Montverde Academy boys basketball team has won its unprecedented eighth national championship, and the Eagles end the 2023-24 season with a perfect record. The Montverde Academy boys basketball team defeated Paul VI 79-63 in the championship game...
Residents of Clermont are invited to participate in an important Lincoln Park Community meeting, "Let'sTalk: Health, Crime, Environment," which will be held at Wootson Temple Church, located at 918 Scott Street, on July 15 from 6:30 pm to 7:30...
Submitted by Mary Helen Myers Sunday, May 19, nine graduates were honored during the morning worship service at the Tuscanooga Baptist Church.  Each graduate was presented with a Bible by Pastor Casey Ferguson.  This was followed by sharing the future...
By MVA Sports Jaloni Cambridge and Vivian Iwuchukwu scored a team co-high 17 points to lead the  Montverde Academy girls basketball team to victory over IMG Academy 61-53 to win the 2024 Chipotle High School Nationals National Championship on Saturday morning in Brownsburg,...
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,...
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...
Article and photos by Ted Luebbers Twelve young people got a pleasant surprise at their Young Eagles Rally by experiencing flight in a fixed-wing aircraft and a jet-powered helicopter. This took place at the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 based at...
By Dr. Michelle Sherwin, Upper School English Teacher Before Spring Break, Mrs. Walsworth’s Advanced Placement Literature classes visited the Rollins College campus in Winter Park to examine the Zora Neale Hurston collection in the Rollins College Archives. Hurston was a...
Article and Photos By Ted Luebbers A more perfect day couldn’t have been ordered for the Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In / Drive-In held on March 30, 2024. The Leesburg International Airport was a beehive of activity with planes flying in and...
The Minneola City Council recently approved the journey which marks a significant commitment to enhancing public resources and community engagement. This endeavor involves repurposing the existing schoolhouse library to better complement its surrounding area. This move ensures that the library's...
Beta Theta-ESA, a local philanthropic organization, recently made a donation to the Orlando Cat Café, helping to support the care and well-being of its furry residents. This gesture reflects Beta Theta-ESA's commitment to community service and animal welfare. The Orlando...
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida recently received $200,000 in federal appropriations funding to enhance a vital component of its infrastructure. On Monday, May 13, Congressman Maxwell Frost (D-FL 10th) presented Second Harvest president and CEO Derrick Chubbs with...
Storage Worx recently celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the-art facility located at 7291 Hwy 50, Groveland. The celebration marked the official entry of Storage Worx Groveland into the local business community. The South Lake Chamber of Commerce officiated at...
submitted by Brandon Kari, Middle School Boys Basketball Coach & Sand Volleyball Coach Foundation Academy’s Beach Volleyball team faced off against Real Life Christian on Monday afternoon for their senior night.  The girls showed up to celebrate their one and...
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