The Ray Goodgame $1,000 scholarship honors exceptional students in the South Lake area who serve as champions for our community. The honoree embodies the essence of excellence and leadership. Megan Gerwig of South Lake High School is a student who...
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 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, March 13th.  The officers helped the wait staff...
submitted by the Montverde Academy At a recent Senior Seminar, Attorney Lori Smith delivered a presentation entitled "Legal Issues for New College Students." She discussed a variety of topics that are especially important for seniors to understand before embarking on...
By Mrs. Margaret Price, Assistant Dean of Students for Multiculturalism, Leadership, and Student Programs Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) is the sponsoring organization for the “No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town” Project. The organization receives over 1,800...
  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...
Lake County Supervisor of Elections, Alan Hays, advises Republican voters of the upcoming March 19th Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) Election. Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Democratic voters should take note that the Democratic Party is...
  The Clermont Garden Club's Yard of the Month for March 2024 is the home of Arlen and Bruce, who have resided at 14728 Green Valley Blvd, Clermont since October 2021. Located on the scenic Green Valley Country Club, their...
The Montverde community gathered for the grand opening of Fireflies Resale Marketplace, a thrift and consignment store located at 16903 Lakeside Drive, Montverde. The Ambassadors of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the...
by Brandon Brandon Kari Middle School Boys Basketball Coach & Sand Volleyball Coach, Tilden Campus “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” -Romans 12:12 The Foundation Academy Beach Volleyball team came up short Friday afternoon, March 8,  against...
On Tuesday, March 5, the Lake Sumter State College Foundation celebrated scholarship donors and the students who receive them at the 7th Annual Scholarship Dinner at Everett A. Kelly Convocation Center on the campus of LSSC.   Dr. Laura Byrd, Senior...
After 25 years of serving the South Lake Community, Kim's Cabbage Patch bids farewell with its final day of operation on Tuesday, March 5th. Kim Fielding and partner Suzi Basting owned Kim's Cabbage Patch until 2021 when it was acquired...
Article and Photos by Ted Luebbers Luke Nunez recently passed his check ride and received his Private Pilot’s License from the Federal Aviation Administration. Luke has been involved with the Experimental Aviation Association Mid Florida Chapter 534 for four years. While a...
By Mr. Thomas Narducci, Middle School Social Studies Teacher In Mr. Narducci’s eighth-grade social studies class, students are delving into history in a dynamic and modern way – through podcasting. This innovative project not only engages students with the rich...
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 Berkemeier will oversee the operations of all Montverde Academy baseball teams, including its varsity, junior varsity and middle school programs. “I am thrilled to welcome Greg as our new Director of Baseball,” said Montverde Academy Director of Athletic...
Submitted by Reed Markham, Assistant Communication Director, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Well of Hope is a local Food Bank and Thrift Store in the Clermont area that has a mission to “Assist individuals and families toward...
By Dylan Bova, MVA Class of 2027 This past January, during Human Trafficking Awareness Month, students from Montverde Academy came together to raise awareness and support victims of human trafficking. The project was coordinated by Montverde Academy Theatre Conservatory student...
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...
Lake County Supervisor of Elections, Alan Hays, announces Early Voting (EV) for the March 19th Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) Election. Early Voting for the PPP will be held Thursday, 3/7 – Saturday, 3/16 at twelve convenient locations to serve...
By Robert Burke, EagleMUN Sponsor From February 14-18, 20 experienced student-delegates attended the 61st iteration of the North American Invitation Model United Nations conference (NAIMUN), hosted by Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  NAIMUN is the largest student-led conference in the...
With the ceremonial snip, the ribbon fell, marking the official opening of Palm Medical Centera. Members of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce and guests welcomed the medical practice to the community Dr. Kellie Muniz, accompanied by a skilled staff...
Submitted by A Forever Home Animal Rescue Brianna and Beau are bonded, Mom and Son Chihuahua mix. Brianna is the smaller one (thankfully she only had 1 puppy!) She is 3 years old and weighs approximately 9 pounds. Her son...
submitted by Grace Rabano (Publicity Lead for CGC)   Members of the Clermont Garden Club (CGC) celebrate the beginning of spring by creating a Linear Design floral arrangement using colorful chrysanthemums and daisies. The floral design program was led by Clermont...
by Chuck Seaver, SOUTH LAKE TABLET The 4th Annual Honoring the Fallen 5K Race was held on Saturday, February 25th beginning at SunCreek Brewery, 790 West Minneola Avenue, Clermont. The annual event, sponsored by the Clermont Police Department, honors those law...
Michelle Delaney, SOUTH LAKE TABLET (EDITORIAL) In a world fixated on youth and vitality, let's think about a refreshing perspective on the value of age and the richness of experience that comes with age. Society tends to marginalize older individuals. No...
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...
Clermont Family Eyecare Wellness and Esthetics celebrated its grand opening on Hwy 27, Ste. 7, Clermont on February 22.   Members of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce attended the celebration and officiated at a ribbon cutting to welcome Dr. Samatha...
By Max Zhang, President of the Upper School Chinese Club, Class of ‘25 On Friday, February 9, the night before the Lunar New Year, the Upper School Chinese Club organized a festive photo session where students were encouraged to pose...
After years of neglect, the property on the SW corner of Grand Hwy and Pitt Street is being transformed.  Lockhart Management Group, LLC will serve as the developer and general contractor of the residential property. This development will boast approximately...
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By The Animal League   Hi Friends!  I am as sweet as my name. I am a 2-year-old German Shepherd Blend and weigh about 79 pounds.  I LOVE being with people and just love everyone!  I am super smart and I...
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...
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...
Orlando Health South Lake Hospital, located at 1900 Don Wickman Dr. Clermont, reached a significant milestone on Thursday, February 8th, with the opening of its five-story patient tower. This addition has fortified the hospital's capacity by introducing 95 new...
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...
Steve and Laura Green, owners of Clermont Fish House, are embarking on a new venture. The couple is set to introduce an English Pub experience to the heart of downtown Clermont with the opening of "The Bell Clermont." Steve Green...
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...
By Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet The South Lake Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting at Everything Local Co, 789 West Montrose Street, Clermont, on February 10th. The new business is in the downtown section of the Clermont Historical District,...
By Ms. Marca Hoyle, MVA Upper School Social Studies Teacher Last weekend the Model UN team traveled to the University of Florida to compete at the GatorMUN conference. Nineteen of our EagleMUN delegates participated in mock diplomacy in three types...
Congratulations Clermont Woman's Club! They recently attended the GFWC/FL District 7 Arts and Crafts Meeting held in Orlando and all of their entrants came home with a ribbon.  The CWC entrants were awarded 5-1st Place Ribbons, 2-2nd Place Ribbons...
7Brew Drive Thru is a coffee shop that just opened at 3460 US 27 S, Clermont. 7 Brew was born from a desire to change drive-thru coffee into a fun, mind-blowing experience for everyone. The first “stand” was in Rogers,...
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...
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...
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