January 19 - January 25, 2017
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Montverde Academy Open House
Dr. Raul Carrillo
Jay and the Americans
Lake tours
A player begins his slide into home plate at West Field during g a Little League game. Local leagues from various sports have opened their teams for registration. Click/Tap the photo for details. (Photo by Mike Corradino)
UF/IFAS Extension offers January classes
focused around healthy food preparationExtension offers classes focused
around healthy food preparation

The University of FLORIDA’S Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is inviting residents to the following health oriented...

Lake Louisa State Park hosts “Snakes:
Gotta Live With 'Em, Can't Live Without 'Em"Lake Louisa State Park hosts free
program on the value of snakes

Friends of Lake Louisa State Park are inviting the public to another in the Speaker Series, Friday, January 27 for “Snakes:  Gotta Live With 'Em, Can't Live Without 'Em"...

DECA Toy DriveRingling Bros. Circus closes a
chapter in America's history

I stood alone in the bright lights of the arena on the cold, February night. Where only an hour before the building was filled with the heat of hundreds of performers...

sports registrationsYouth leagues open their
registrations for spring season

Central Florida Youth Football is holding registrations for players and cheerleaders in its spring tackle football league. Ages are 6 got 15 years old. Rosters will be...

Clermont reveals plans for
revitalizing downtown areaClermont reveals plans for
revitalizing downtown area

Clermont City Manager Darren Gray updated residents and civic organizations on progress being made for re-development of downtown during his annual State of...

Rumble on the RidgeRumble on the Ridge robotics competition returns to ERMS
The 'Bots are back. East Ridge Middle School and Lost Lake Elementary School have joined together for the annual "Rumble on the Ridge" competition. "It is a...

"Return to Forbidden Planet, The
Musical""Return to Forbidden Planet, The
Musical"opens at Moonlight Players

The Moonlights Players will present "Return to the Forbidden Planet: The Musical," a jukebox musical "packed with rock 'n' roll classics." The show runs from...

Friends of Cooper Library
will hold a Wild, Wild West DayFriends of Cooper Library
will hold a Wild, Wild West Day

The Friends of Cooper Memorial Library will host a Wild, Wild West Day on Thursday, January 26, from 3:30-7pm at the library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont...

Kiwanis helps re-build playground for Pine Ridge Elementary SchoolKiwanis help build playground
for Pine Ridge Elementary School

What does it take to get a project done? For Richard Chapman, Lt. District Liaison for Kiwanis, it was "just ask the question." During a Kiwanis Terrific Kids event at...
Lake County Commission wants public input on the future of its no-kill animal shelterCommissions want input
on its animal shelter's future

Lake County is inviting the community to a public meeting to discuss the future of the Lake County Animal Shelter, which will officially be transferred from the...

South Lake Hospital breaks ground for its new emergency departmentSouth Lake Hospital breaks ground for new emergency unit
With a toss of the shovel, construction of South Lake Hospital's new full servicer emergency department "officially" got underway in the northern part of the...


Kiwanis Terriific KidsKiwanis Club announces
Terrific Kids for January

Kiwanis celebrates Terrific Kids at New Hope Christian Academy, Cypress Ridge Elementary and Imagine South Lake Charter schools...
Chamber Ribbon CuttingsChamber honors Becker
Funeral Home at ribbon cutting

Charles Becker cuts the ribbon with staff and the Ambassadors of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce at Becker Funeral Home. Becker was also honored...
We Speak For Them will host a mini golf outing for special needs familiesWe Speak For Them will host a
outing for special needs families

We Speak For Them, support group for families with special needs, is sponsoring a special event for families. Kandi Alexander has teamed up with Minneola Mini...
Over 40 students competed for the top prize in Gray Middle spelling beeOver 40 students competed
for the top prize in spelling bee

Gray Middle School held its third annual school-wide spelling bee on Wednesday, January 11. The participants were selected before the Winter Break and were the...
Barista Abby Lancaster
will compete in CoffeeChampsBarista Abby Lancaster
will compete in CoffeeChamps

Abby Lancaster, barrister at the new Axum Coffee/Orlando Cat Cafe in Four Corners has been accepted as a competitor to CoffeeChamps, January 21...

Diane KornegayEast Ridge High kicks of season
with "Don't Drink the Water"

The theater department at East Ridge High School is kicking off the 2017 season with Woody Allen's "Don't Drink the Water." The comedy runs from January 26-28...

PFX Athletics to host NAIA Softball World Series at the Legends Way ballfields at NTC in ClermontPFX Athletics to host NAIA Softball
World Series the Legends Way fields

PFX Athletics, Lake County Economic Development and Tourism and the Central Florida Sports Commission are partnering up to bring the 2017 and 2018 NAIA Softball...
Lake County launches AlertLake system to keep citizens quickly informed when safety issues ariseLake County launches AlertLake
system keeps citizens informed

Lake County has implemented its new emergency notification system, AlertLake powered by Everbridge, which allows residents to know about issues that may...
Caponi's Cannolis celebrate the holidays with the musical "Elf, Jr.FAITH Neighborhood Center
opens warehouse in Groveland

After years of anticipation and months of waiting during construction, FAITH Neighborhood Center (FNC) opened its doors January 3. The FNC broke ground on its new...


LMHS Girls' Basketball take 5th place in the Florida Prospects TournamentLMHS Girls' Basketball
take 5th place in Tournament

The Lake Minneola High School girls' basketball team finished in 5th place at the Florida Prospects Tournament during the holidays. The Lady Hawks...
Clermont and Lake County will each hold tree seedling give awaysClermont and Lake County will
hold tree seedling give aways

Lake County residents will be able to get free t--ree seedlings during Florida's annual Arbor Day Celebration. Locally, the Clermont Garden Club and the City of...
AdoptablesMajor is just one of the many
adoptables at our area shelters

Major is a five year old English Bulldog. He's a hefty 50lbs, but that doesn't slow him down. Believe it or not, once we let him out into his play yard, Major runs like the wind...

Coyote Rojo IIGroveland's Businesses of the
Month for December & January

The Groveland CRA has named Stone Automotive and the McDonalds in Groveland as the Businesses of the Month for december and January.
Lake County to sponsor Weather
Awareness Day on January 21stLake County to sponsor Weather
Awareness Day on January 21st

The Lake County Emergency Management Division is inviting the public to Severe Weather Awareness Day, a community outreach event seeking to promote...

Holiday EditionSouth Lake Tablet presents its
Holiday Edition for December

Our special holiday edition witrh photos from Light Up and the Clermont and Groveland Parades will continue to be available until January 31. Click here for the issue...