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...
Members of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the grand opening of Mary Kay Pamper and Glow Studio with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the arrival of the new business in the south Lake community. Located at 290 Citrus...
by the SOUTH LAKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE   The South Lake Chamber of Commerce (SLCC) is hosting the premier political event of the season, the 2024 Lake County Hob Nob, presented by Walt Disney World Resort, at the Clermont Arts...
Guru Indian Restaurant has been proudly honored over the years with dozens of restaurant and fine dining awards, serving the most authentic Indian cuisine. Uday Kadam created a simple and very successful gourmet-style restaurant, specializing in authentic Northern Indian-style...
submitted by A Foreverhome Animal Rescue   Scooby is a 3.5-year-old Lab mix weighing 62 lbs. He is an energetic, affectionate boy who loves his toys. He enjoys long walks. He doesn’t get along with other dogs or cats. No small...
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...
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...
Alle Kramer, a nursing student, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Beta Theta-ESA to further her studies at Lake Sumter State College, School of Nursing. This scholarship acknowledges Alle's hard work, commitment, and passion for nursing, helping provide...
Downtown Clermont is abuzz with new business ventures and ownership changes, reflecting the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit of the community. One of the most prominent local entrepreneurs, Juliana Green, continues to expand her impressive portfolio of establishments. Juliana Green, owner of...
In a display of talent and dedication, 14-year-old Blaine Crowder from Groveland made an impressive mark at the prestigious 148th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show recently held in New York City. Competing in one of the most revered dog...
Southern Hill Farm hosted its inaugural Sweetcorn Festival on June 8-9, bringing a weekend full of joy, entertainment, and, of course, plenty of sweetcorn. The festival marked the celebration of the sweetcorn harvest and the official kick-off to Southern...
Powerhouse Dance Complex celebrated its grand opening on Monday, June 10. Clermont, FL — Members of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Powerhouse Dance Complex to the business community in a celebratory ribbon-cutting event held at their state-of-the-art...
Submitted by Nichole Smith, Montverde Academy Congratulations to Jiawei Chen, a rising senior at Montverde Academy, on winning first place in the Lake County Division of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. This year’s theme was “America the Beautiful.” Jiawei’s artwork...
Juliana Green is excited to announce the latest addition to her successful line-up of businesses. The Wave, a new food truck located in Downtown Clermont at the Artwalk District, will offer a delightful menu featuring acai bowls, natural fruit...
As the school year comes to a close and summer begins, Lake County is stepping up to ensure that all children in need receive nutritious meals during the break. This summer, designated feeding sites across the Lake County area...
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...
The Kiwanis Club of Clermont has had a busy and successful year so far, marked by a series of impactful projects, community events, and notable accomplishments. Here's a recap of their milestones from January to May 2024: January The year started...
The recent ESA Convention in Melbourne turned out to be a significant event for the Beta Theta chapter, as they came home laden with a plethora of awards, a testament to their dedication and hard work. Convention Delegates Toni...
 May/June 2024  Hello Clermont Champions!  School is out, the temperature continues to rise, and we have reached our busy Clermont summertime activities!  I was honored to participate in Clermont’s Memorial Day events at Waterfront Park. The memories relived, the remembrances shared, and...
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, Kiwanis Club Of Clermont   The Kiwanis Club of Clermont welcomed Sgt. Andy Razo and Ofc. Kelly Brown of the Clermont Police Department today to our weekly meeting.    The two outlined the department's training steps for new officers as well...
Congratulations to the newly elected 2024-2026 Officers of the Clermont Woman's Club. Seated left to right are Patty Miller, Co-President; Kathy Ridenour, Co-President; and Pam Schmitz, 1st Vice President. Standing left to right are Kristy Becker, 2nd Vice President;...
Downtown Clermont is set to welcome an exciting new addition to its Art Walk District: The Wave!  Housed in a charming renovated airstream named The Little Gem, The Wave, located right behind Roasted Spirits, promises to be a refreshing...
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...
submitted by Nate Edmund, South Lake Chamber of Commerce: The South Lake Chamber of Commerce proudly announces our 34th Annual Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, presented by CEMEX, Orlando Health South Lake Hospital, and AdventHealth. This event will occur on Monday, August...
The Town of Oakland, in partnership with the Oakland Nature Preserve, is thrilled to announce that it has been honored with the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award from the Florida League of Cities. This esteemed award is presented to one...
By Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet The Clermont Police Department (CPD) hosted a recruiting and application orientation on Friday, May 24that the Clermont Police Station, 3600 South US-27. The police department actively seeks potential candidates who are certified by the...
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...
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...
The 11th annual Clermont Caribbean Jerk Festival, a vibrant celebration of Caribbean culture, took place on Saturday, June 1, at Clermont’s Waterfront Park. Organized by the Caribbean American Association of Lake County (CAALC), this free, family-friendly event brought together...
On Saturday, June 1, the New Beginnings of Central Florida held a volunteer appreciation breakfast at Living Hope Church, bringing together a remarkable group of individuals who tirelessly contribute to the mission of New Beginnings. The event celebrated these...
 The 2024 Hurricane Season has arrived and the City of Clermont has revamped its resources webpage to ease communications during storms. Please visit https://www.clermontfl.gov/434/Get-Storm-Ready-Now and bookmark the page! With an above-average hurricane season that is expected to produce 17 to...
submitted by  A Forever Home Animal Rescue Beau is an 8-year-old Jack Russell weighing 22 lbs.  He is a handsome, lovable boy who loves attention.  He does bark when the other dogs pass his room so he probably would be...
Groveland, FL — Michell's Tropical Treats recently celebrated its grand opening, bringing a refreshing taste of the Caribbean to Downtown Groveland. Located at 101 E. Broad St., this new ice cream shop offers an array of Caribbean-inspired homemade ice...
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...
Since its inception in 2011, Read to Sydney has made a significant impact on the community. Thanks to the generous support of donors, such as Beta Theta-ESA, the organization’s outreach continues to grow each year.   When a child learns...
At a recent council meeting, Darren Johnson, representing Victory Coast Land Co. LLC,  presented a proposal to the Clermont City Council requesting approval for indoor recreational use at property located at 524 West Ave.  The building was used as...
 by Crooked Can Brewery - Minneola ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?!?! Here’s the VERY FIRST SNEAK PEEK of the GORGEOUS planned interior of Crooked Can Minneola!!!!   It’s got so much McSwagger we can hardly believe it and we cannot wait to...
Residents from Clermont and beyond created quite a stir, attending recent City Council Meetings and workshops to plead their cause: they can't get enough pickleball. Over the years, a series of favorite games have swept across the United States, captivating...
submitted by the Pastfinders of South Lake   Calling all family historians, or those who wish to become one.  Do you require assistance with your research?  Do you have any questions about how to perform genealogy methodology better?  Do you need...
The Beta Theta (ESA) Zeus Award is a significant honor that members of Beta Theta bestow on an individual who has made exceptional contributions to its group. Joe Holt recently received the 2024 Zeus Award in acknowledgment of his outstanding...
Lake-Sumter State College is providing public notification of proposed changes in student courses and laboratory fees for the 2024 – 2025 academic year.   In accordance with Florida Statutes 1009.23, Lake-Sumter State College is notifying the community of proposed changes in...
Pinecrest Lakes Preparatory Academy marked a significant milestone with its inaugural commencement ceremony held at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center. The Class of 2024, the first to graduate from the school, boasted an impressive 98% pass rate, with...
Florida Dock & Boat Lifts marked its 48th anniversary with a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce. The event highlighted nearly five decades of the company's commitment to delivering exceptional customer service and quality...
 By Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet   The United States Naval Sea Cadets Corps (USNSCC) Clermont Battalion held its annual graduation and awards ceremony at the Performing Arts Center, Clermont on May 19th. The USNSCC is a congressionally chartered, United States Navy-sponsored...
Double Play Cages, a destination for baseball and softball enthusiasts, recently celebrated the grand opening of its new, cutting-edge 13,000-square-foot indoor facility. Designed to cater to both serious athletes and those seeking recreational fun, Double Play Cages aims to...
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of 30 Minute Hit, a fitness center dedicated to empowering women.  30 Minute Hit is a specialized fitness center that combines martial arts, core strengthening,...
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...
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,...
Read to Sydney and the Kiwanis Club of Clermont continue its partnership of Lending Library book boxes for the South Lake Community.    The most recent addition of a book box was at the club’s sponsored Aktion Club located at The...
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