by Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet The South Lake Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Salt Shack on the Lake, 846 West Osceola Street, Clermont on Monday, February 5th. Salt Shack on the Lake combined the ribbon-cutting with...
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...
By Nichole Smith, Communications Coordinator College Board has recognized Montverde Academy Upper School's high female representation in AP Computer Science. This award underscores MVA’s commitment to ensuring equal access to resources, tools, and programs, particularly in STEM. This field has...
By Alexa Foxx, ’25 On Saturday, February 3, Montverde Academy hosted the 20th Annual Roger Ross Montverde Academic Tournament. Twelve teams from seven different high schools competed against each other in head-to-head competition throughout five preliminary rounds. By correctly answering a...
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...
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...
Volunteering on a city’s advisory board is often the starting point for residents who want to get involved in the operations of their community. Clermont’s Code Enforcement Board has vacancies and residents are encouraged to consider applying. The Code Enforcement...
by Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet We, at the South Lake Tablet (SLT), 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...
submitted by The Animal League   Brother and Sister, Carlo and Luna, are looking for their forever home together and are 5 ½ years old.  Not only are they both beautiful long-haired kitties, but they are very friendly, affectionate, cuddly and...
Clermont Woman's Club (CWC) members, Jacki Josten and Donna Antoniotti recently attended a charity tea held for the benefit of New Beginnings!  This charity is also one of several local charities supported by CWC.   The Clermont Woman's Club is a...
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...
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...
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...
Senior Jarett Johnson a student at Real Life Christian Academy set a school record with 13 three-pointers and scoring 45 points in a single game.   His skills on the court played a significant role in the Raptors' victory over Apopka...
by Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet The South Lake Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting on Saturday, January 27th for the Grand Re-opening of Once Upon A Creation (OUAC) located at 4300 South US-27, Suite 207, Clermont. OUAC is a locally-owned...
The South Lake Eagles Football Team, fueled by their passion for both the game and the community, geared up for a different kind of challenge - not on the football field, but in the streets of their beloved town. The...
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 Phoenix Awards recognize and celebrate the valiant efforts of first responders who successfully resuscitate individuals experiencing cardiac arrest, ultimately leading to the patient's full recovery.   The  Orlando Health South Lake Hospital recently presented the Phoenix Award to Clermont Fire...
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...
Montverde Academy wins first place for “The Tower Magazine” in the American Scholastic Press Association’s category School Magazine for Private/Parochial School with Enrollment 1,000-1,700. MVA also received an award for Outstanding Theme. Congratulations to MVA’s Marketing & Communications staff on producing such...
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.
White Clover Studio, a luxury hair salon that offers a boutique style environment, opened its doors on January 17, greeting residents, patrons and business associates to its grand opening. Members of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce were there...
The Kiwanis Club of Clermont has long supported the Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation (GCCF) and this year is no exception.    The GCCF’s mission is to provide financial assistance, support, and comfort to persons fighting cancer who live in the South...
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Touch 4 Health And Wellness. Located at 600 US Hwy 27 S, The Touch 4 Health And Wellness is a beacon of health and relaxation for its patients. The...
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...
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...
Mission BBQ is an American barbecue restaurant coming to Clermont this summer at 1225 East Highway 50. Leadership positions are available and candidates can apply at https://mission-bbq.com/locations-and-menu/clermont-fl/ *** Salt Shack, on the shores of Lake Minneola and next to Clermont Victory...
The Ray Goodgame Outstanding Student Leadership Award honors exceptional students in the South Lake area who serve as champions for the community. Outstanding student leaders earn this prestigious honor through their unwavering passion for learning and dedication to helping...
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-Sumter State College’s planned Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Elementary Education cleared a key hurdle in the path to the program’s launch in August 2024.  At the State Board of Education (SBOE) meeting in Tallahassee yesterday, President Bigard presented...
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...
Montverde Academy has earned a place on the College Board’s AP School Honor Roll for the 2022-23 school year. The AP School Honor Roll recognizes schools that have done outstanding work to welcome more students into AP courses and...
by Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5277 and the Women’s Auxiliary Unit held its annual student scholarship and teacher appreciation luncheon on Saturday, January 13th at the William Alred Suggs Memorial Post, 855...
Lower School students at Montverde Academy have been working extra hard to prepare for this year’s garden in Mrs. Whiffen’s science class.   Recently, they sat in the shade while Mrs. Whiffen read them a book called The Little Gardener by Emily...
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...
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...
Montverde Academy students truly have a heart for service, and they continue to shine with every project. Below are a few recent events or projects where they dedicated their time and energy to help make the world a better...
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...
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.    
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...
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...
The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra is ready to launch into 2024 with a series of extraordinary concert performances. With about 50 musicians from Lake County and all over the world, their musical talents are brought right here to you...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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 A Forever Home Animal Rescue Bailey is a 3-yr-old Lab mix weighing 62 lbs. This sweet boy was thrown out of a car and the people behind were able to save him and bring him to us....
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...
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