Submitted by Imagine South Lake Charter The Bill of Rights Institute, a prominent organization dedicated to advancing the understanding and appreciation of the U.S. Constitution and the principles it upholds, proudly announces the nomination of Jennifer Goss as a finalist...
Guru Indian Restaurant is celebrating 9 wonderful years here in Clermont. Guru offers you a unique local experience in top-quality gourmet Indian dining. Guru Restaurant was founded by Master Chef Uday Kadam in Clermont as he felt it was...
Clermont City Councilmembers approved the request of Gunther Volkswagen of Clermont, an automotive services and sales dealership, to construct a building over 20,000 square feet on property consisting of 8.6 acres, located northwest of the US 27 and SR...
submitted by Coach Ferrell, East Ridge High School The East Ridge Boys Cross Country team, for the second week in a row, was just edged out by one of their opponents. Much like the week before at the Deland Invitational...
Article and photos by Donna Wong, LMHS XC Parent It was a gorgeous morning on the Hill this past Saturday as the Lake Minneola Hawks hosted the 13th Annual Hawks on the Hill XC Open. More than 16 teams participated...
The vacant CVS Building located at 4405 South US Highway 27, (intersection of Hartwood Marsh Road and US Highway 27), may be transformed into a hospital-based, off-campus emergency clinic providing emergency services and care to the residents of South...
by Coach Grant Mollett   Photos contributed by Dave Worthington September 9, 2023 at Lake Minneola High School,  The East Ridge High School girls cross country team competed in the Hawks on the Hill Invitational, hosted by Lake Minneola High School.  This...
submitted by Nichole Smith Montverde Academy held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 7, 2023, to celebrate the opening of its newly renovated Educational Technology and Innovation Center. MVA is grateful to all donors whose generous financial...
Green Mountain Pizza, located at the Sunnyside Plaza on Highway 50 at 1209 Bowman St., Clermont, has a menu to attract all food lovers: Homemade bread and sauces, hand-tossed brick oven pizzas, burgers, wings, hot subs, calzones, stromboli, pasta...
The Teamont Cafe had its grand opening on Tuesday, September 5, on the Lake Sumter State College South Lake Campus at 1250 N. Hancock Rd., Clermont.  The cafe was filled with LSSC students; some were reading, some enjoying a...
Save A Lot  CLOSING: Save A Lot, a discount supermarket chain, located at 1203 W. Highway 50, ste 1, Clermont, will close its doors on September 30th.  Save A Lot, located at 13375 W. Colonial Dr. in Winter Garden, will...
ALDI announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket. It plans to add approximately 400 stores and expand access to great products at the lowest possible prices “Like ALDI, Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket have...
By Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet The City of Clermont is rich in history, especially in the areas of West Montrose Street and the surrounding areas where the original incorporation included 2,000 acres that would become the Town of Clermont....
Article by Audrey Davis, South Lake Tablet This week on August 7th and 8th, the South Lake Chamber of Commerce hosted its 33rd Annual Teacher Appreciation Breakfast. The event welcomed over 1,600 elementary, middle school, and high school teachers...
Early this week asphalt will be removed on W. Montrose between 8th Street and 7th Street. As work is completed access to businesses will be maintained. As with any construction activity, the work can be delayed due to weather or...
While Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway is usually the one swearing in new officers, he was the new officer being sworn in Tuesday as he was officially named the 2023-24 President of the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA).  “I am...
By Nichole Smith, MVA Communications Coordinator Montverde Academy of Wizardry, one of MVA’s specialty summer camps, gave students the opportunity to express themselves creatively while exploring their inner wizard before finishing off the week with an immersive experience at the...
Photos and Article by Audrey Davis, SOUTH LAKE TABLET On the morning of July 26th, a dedication ceremony was held in honor of Aurelia M. Cole in anticipation of the August 10th opening of the new school located on the...
Nonprofit Hosting Donation Drive, Offering Discounts As Central Floridians prepare for the start of a new school year, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida (GICF) is supporting local families and educators in multiple ways. From Aug. 1 to 31, teachers and educational...
The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Inspector General Department recently underwent a Quality Assessment Review conducted by the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA), earning the highest rating "  The assessment, the first for the Department,...
  submitted by the Animal League   Harriet is a sweet little 5-year-old West Highland Terrier Blend who weighs about 17#.  This little lady is very sweet and playful and she loves tennis balls!  A nice backyard where she can explore and...
The Elese Tomlin Community Center is transforming into a place providing a wider range of amenities and resources. The Center's new name "The Elese Tomlin Empowerment Center" reflects its extended goals to create a peaceful and safe environment for...
Story by Chuck Seaver   Chelsea King Burney was a young, healthy, and happy expectant mother excited about the arrival of her baby boy in a few months. Chelsea and her husband, Brian, were looking forward to getting started with their...
NEW BUSINESSES IN SOUTH LAKE Portillo's Coming To Clermont at 1251 East Highway 50, Clermont  The new restaurant will open in the new development on Highway 50, just half a mile east of the US27/Highway 50 intersection on the lot next...
A Movie Review By Anthony Ritter Talk to Me is the newest scary movies to hit theaters. A group of teenagers discover that they can use an embalmed hand to communicate with the dead. The experience is addicting and they...
Minneola Mayor Pat Kelley provided an overview of the state of the City of Minneola at the South Lake Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on Thursday, July 20 at Sterling Event Venue, located at 20524 CR 455, Minneola. Mayor Kelly's primary...
Article and Photos by Chuck Seaver   Central Florida Dreamplex of Clermont held the official ribbon-cutting of its most recent program addition, The Friendship Place. The ribbon-cutting was hosted by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce on Friday, July 21st with...
The City of Clermont Election Qualifying closed at 12 noon on Friday, June 16, 2023 for Seats 2 and 4.   The following have officially qualified for the Clermont City Council: Seat 2  Jim Purvis       Seat 4  Max Krzyminski  ...
On Thursday, July 20, the South Lake Chamber of Commerce held its monthly breakfast meeting at Sterling Event Venue, located at 20524 CR 455 in Minneola. The venue was quite a treat for those attending, since normally the events...
submitted by New Beginnings of Central Florida New Beginnings of Central Florida just celebrated a milestone graduation ceremony to help a family start fresh to rebuild their lives here in Clermont. New Beginnings remains dedicated to help the homeless and...
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce's Monthly Breakfast was held on Thursday, July 20, at Sterling Event Venue, located at 20523 CR 455, Minneola. Minneola City Council members, Mayor Pat Kelley, Pam Serviss, Debbie Flinn, Erick Hernandez and Joe Saunders,...
Article by Chuck Seaver Clermont Police Chief Charles “Chuck” Broadway began his law enforcement career as a New York City Police Officer in 1996. Twenty-seven years later, Broadway will be appointed as the Florida Police Chief’s Association (FPCA) President, an...
What is TAC? TAC is our leadership development program where students have the opportunity to work with professional mentors to design and execute our year-round programs for the teen community. TAC Teams There are weekly meetings and one Friday a month, all...
by Chuck Seaver The vision of South Lake Memorial Hospital was an idea born by fifteen young women in 1939. The women met to organize the Clermont Welfare League in 1938 with the original intent of establishing a first aid...
Clermont Performing Arts Center is compiling a lineup of live shows for the 2023-2024 Season. Tickets are currently on sale for: July 15, 8 p.m. - Ron Feingold Comedy Series: Ritch Shydner Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m. - Absolute Queen Sept. 15, 2 p.m....
submitted by The Animal League Cuddles is a 6yr old, 7-pound Chihuahua blend and she is looking for her forever family.  She is on the lower energy side and would love to sit next to you on the couch or...
Macy's Department Store is coming to the Winter Garden Village in the space being vacated by Bed Bath & Beyond located at 3215 Daniels Road.  Chocolate Factory Coming to Groveland - Behr’s Chocolates has plans to renovate and...
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...
Article and Photos By Ted Luebbers A vintage 1947 Stinson single-engine aircraft was donated recently to the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 based at the Leesburg International Airport in Leesburg, Florida. James Ellrodt of Tavares, Fl donated the plane. Ellrodt had...
The Clermont Police Department recently earned reaccreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) demonstrating the agency’s outstanding professional standards since 2004.   Long recognized as proof that a law enforcement agency maintains the highest professional standards, accreditation remains...
By Chuck Seaver,   Nestled in the Downtown Clermont Art Walk District, Black Bear Kitchen will soon open.  Located at 756 West Montrose Street, the Black Bear will begin welcoming guests through its doors sometime in July, the exact date hasn't...
On Tuesday, June 27, at the Clermont City Council Meeting, Mayor Tim Murry signed a proclamation declaring the City of Clermont a Purple Heart City. A Purple Heart City: The City of Clermont and the community have great admiration and the...
Article and photos by Chuck Seaver   The Townsend House, built in 1895, is a focal point of the Clermont Historical Society’s Museum, located at 490 West Avenue, Clermont. The Townsend family, wife Sallie and husband James, were well known throughout...
Submitted by the Kiwanis Club of Clermont   Read to Sydney and the Kiwanis Club of Clermont continues its partnership of Lending Library book boxes for the South Lake Community.   The most recent library box was delivered to the Groveland Police Department’s...
DarkSky International announced that the City of Groveland, Florida, Is certified as a Dark Sky Community, making it the first city in Florida and the first in the Southeastern United States to receive the honor. This coveted certification further...
submitted by Lake Sumter State College Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC) is proud to announce that it has been designated to receive $17.5 million from the State of Florida for the establishment of a state-of-the-art Workforce Development Center. This significant appropriation...
If you’ve ever wondered what to do with a United States flag that has become faded, worn or torn, the Clermont Fire Department has your answer.  Thanks to the partnering of the fire department with the Veteran of Foreign Wars...
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...
Members of Beta Theta-ESA visited Building Blocks Ministries to present a check to Dr. Paula Whetro, Executive Director. "The visit to Building Blocks Ministries was warm and welcoming and the kids were awesome.  I have presented a lot of checks...
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