By Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet The City of Groveland hosted a groundbreaking and progress celebration of the soon-to-be brand-new Elese Tomlin Empowerment Center on Thursday, June 13th. The center, which is currently under construction at 824 East Broad Street,...
 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...
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...
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...
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...
The community of Clermont came together to honor the nation's heroes during a special Memorial Day observance, remembering and paying tribute to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This heartfelt event was hosted by the...
 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...
Alan Hays, Lake County Supervisor of Elections, is warning citizens of Lake County about a potential scam involving text messages related to voter registration. The text message prompts individuals to log in and click a link to update or change...
Lake & Sumter Counties, FL – Applications are now open for Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter’s homeownership program for eleven new homes being built throughout Lake and Sumter Counties. The location of the homes will be scattered throughout Lake and...
by Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet The City of Groveland recently hosted a beautification day at the Oak Tree Union Colored Cemetery of Taylorville. The cemetery, which has now been acquired by the City of Groveland, is located just north...
St. Matthias Episcopal Church welcomes you to join us this summer for our FREE 2024 Vacation Bible School program!   This year’s theme is “Scuba: Diving into Friendship with God,” so be prepared for some nautical fun! Here, we’ll take...
The Habitat For Humanity of Lake-Sumter is currently accepting home applications in Coleman, Bushnell, Oxford and Tavares! Learn more about program eligibility on its website and fill out a screener application to get started. Make sure to select the location...
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,...
New Partnership Will Simplify Donation Process and Provide Jobs for Local Veterans Donating home goods and furniture in Central Florida just became easier thanks to a new partnership between Goodwill Industries of Central Florida (GICF) and Resupply. Resupply is a veteran-owned...
Beta Theta-ESA outgoing president Terry Moherek traveled to Groveland to visit Building Blocks Ministries' new home at 644 Gadson St. Executive Director Paula Whetro gave her a tour of the new facility and while there, Paula accepted a check...
Students from Leesburg High, South Lake High, and Eustis High graduate from the Youth Construction Academy and dedicate the 3 homes they built for local families! Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter in partnership with Leesburg High School, South Lake High...
Every business, industry, school and citizen can make a difference when itcomes to conserving water thus promoting a healthy economy and community.  Water is a basic and essential need of every living creature. The City of Clermont and the State...
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...
April 2024 Hello Clermont Champions! On Tuesday, I was honored to participate in the 41st Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. Law officers from all over Central Florida, including our own Clermont Police Department, teamed up to carry the lighted “Flame of...
GROVELAND - A transformative state road project in Groveland will begin construction four years sooner than originally planned, setting a course for big improvements ahead!   The FDOT-lead project will reroute 2.1 miles of S.R. 50 to the north of Groveland's...
The Clermont Historical Society (CHS) celebrates the completion of a much-needed handicap ramp, providing access to the Kern and Townsend Houses located at the Clermont Historic Village. Last week, dedicated crews from the city of Clermont labored tirelessly to...
South Lake High School Football is excited to announce Coach Mark Woolum is returning to head up the Eagle offense. After a few years of retirement, Coach Woolum has decided to step up and help create excitement at the...
The Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller is now offering electronically certified (eCertified) copies of eligible documents recorded in the Official Records, such as deeds, mortgages, satisfactions, liens, marriage licenses, powers of attorney, notices of commencement,...
City of Clermont - The street will be closed for six to eight weeks beginning on April 15, as crews upgrade the underground utilities and reconstruct the roadway. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be directed around the work area. Crews...
Dear Residents, We are writing to inform you of a potential safety concern regarding Alpine Road. Recent observations have raised concerns about a possible sinkhole formation, which poses a risk to the safety of our community members. As a precautionary measure...
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...
Friends of Cooper Memorial Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the library. The organization supports the library by raising money to help make unfunded and  underfunded programs possible. Half a century has passed since the inception of the...
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'...
Imagine stepping into a classroom filled with eager faces, knowing that you hold the key to unlocking their potential. With the Lake-Sumter State College Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, you can turn this dream into reality. Designed with your...
submitted by Kevin Yurasek, Lake Sumter State College Lakehawk track athletes have come off the blocks strong in their inaugural season. After starting the season with indoor competitions from January to March, the team has transitioned to outdoor competition through May....
 March 2024  Happy Spring Clermont Champions!  The process to update Clermont’s Comprehensive Plan continues and an outstanding number of folks have completed the community survey. Thank you for taking the time and providing your input on Clermont’s future growth and development....
To foster economic growth and expand industrial infrastructure, Lake County Commissioners recently voted the sale of 26.46 acres of county-owned land within the Christopher C. Ford Commerce Park in Groveland. The transaction, valued at $5 million, marks a significant...
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 176 President Sam Guttman presented the Leadership Award to Police Chief Broadway at a recent Clermont City Council Meeting. Chief Broadway is well deserving of this award and has proven his leadership abilities. Chief Charles “Chuck”...
    Dutch Bros, located at 3064 US Hwy 27, Clermont, plans to have its grand opening on March 29, The Drive-thru coffee shop will serve customized coffee, Rebel energy drinks, cold brew, tea and more.     Coming soon The Bell is coming...
Clermont – Erin Foley, a girl in Scouts, BSA Troop 4998 and a resident of Clermont, has earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts offers. Only 3 to 4 percent of Boy Scout...
Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) has been named as one of the Best Hospitals by the Women’s Choice Award®, an independent referral source for trusted brands, services, and hospitals. The award signifies that Orlando Health is one...
The unofficial results of the Lake County 2024 Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) Election have been posted at LakeVotes.gov. The results include Vote-by-Mail, Early Voting, and all Election Day precincts. The results do not include:  •Provisional Ballots •Ballots undergoing the Cure Process •Overseas...
  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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
by Chuck Seaver, South Lake Tablet The City of Clermont’s West Osceola Street Parking and Trail Realignment Project is underway with a lot of progress thus far. The project, located near West Avenue, is slated for completion in late May...
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...
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