February 23 - March 1, 2017

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Mardi Gras, The Biggest Party of the Year
Members of Beta Theta celebrate Mardi Gras by parading around the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center in their roller coaster.(Photo: Michelle Delaney)


Beta Theta is getting ready
for their 13th annual Mardi GrasMardi Gras - The Biggest
Party of the Year

The gala was a brilliant success, raising more than $15,500 which the members of Beta Theta will give back to the community in such forms as local high school scholarships...


Tim Tebow Real Life Church Night to ShineTim Tebow Foundation and Real Life Host Night To Shine
Real Life Christian Church served as one of 350 churches around the world that hosted Night to Shine, a prom for People with Special Needs. Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation....


The Lions Club has
a unique fundraiser
 
On the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays of the month from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., the Lions Club opens its gun range in Groveland to the public.  The range is located across from...


Clermont Kiwanis ClubKIWANIS CLUB OF CLERMONT Donates $8,700
Take Stock in Children of Lake and Sumter Counties has been selected as the proceeds recipient from The Kiwanis Club of Clermont’s Annual Oakley Seaver Memorial Golf...


2017 Student of the Year2017 Outstanding Student Award Alexander Hanson
Real Life Christian Academy high school student, Alexander Hanson, was chosen to receive the 2017 Outstanding Student Award from the South Lake Chamber...


Run Clermont Cherry Lake Duathlon and 10kCherry Lake Farm Duathlon & 10k Trail Run - RESULTS
RACE Clermont is new to the Clermont area. The inaugural Cherry Lake Farm duathlon & 10k Trail Run took place on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Cherry Lake Tree Farm...


AdoptablesHaus The Boss is Looking for You
Haus is about 2 years of age and is very happy and healthy. To help alleviate the family’s pain of parting with Haus, RTR has promised to find him the best home possible. They carefully screen potential adopters to make sure...


Michelle Delaney"Yard of the Month" goes to the home of Sterling Frey
February’s  “Yard of the Month” is at the home of Sterling Frey, 1647 First Street in Clermont.  This large garden can be viewed from either Knapp Street or First...


Clermont ToastmastersToastmasters to Host International Contests
If public speaking is scary, how much scarier is a speech contest? Brave and eloquent members of Clermont Toastmasters will gird their loins for this challenge on Monday, February 27...


Chamber Ribbon CuttingsFAITH Neighborhood Center
Grand Opening February 23

“January was a busy and exciting time for us,” said Trish Kry, Executive Director of the FNC. She added, “With each passing day, we were breaking our records and learning lessons...


Lake Minneola High School – Home of the Hawks WEEK IN REVIEWLake Minneola High School – Home of the Hawks

WEEK IN REVIEW
February 13 through February 17


UF/IFAS Extension offers January classes
focused around healthy food preparationPIG ON THE POND Festival
This year’s event starts on Friday, March 3rd, from 5 pm to 10 pm. The gates open on Saturday, March 4th at 10 am to 10 pm, and on Sunday, March 5th from 11am to 6 pm. The festival, bringing family fun...


Warrior DashTen-Thousand Warriors
gathered at Revolution Off Road

Over 10,000 Warriors and spectators gathered at Revolution Off Road, Groveland to participate in the Warrior Dash.  The Warrior Dash is an obstacle c....



The Inaugural Great Clermont 
Family Camp Out was a sell outThe Inaugural Great Clermont
Family Camp Out was a sell out

It was a great night for a family camp out at Waterfront Park, Clermont.  The weather was balmy; the moon was full and the stars were bright. 


Clermont Battalion is the 
newest Sea Cadet Unit in the USClermont Battalion is the
newest Sea Cadet Unit
Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a youth program that serves to teach young people ages 11 through 17 about military service, naval operations, training, community service, citizenship....


Kiwanis Terriific KidsKiwanis Club announces
Terrific Kids for February

Kiwanis celebrates Terrific Kids at Real Life, Cypress Ridge, Imagine and New Hope schools for February...


LSSC Softball’s Featured on espnW Top 10 Plays of the WeekLSSC Softball’s Featured on espnW Top 10 Plays of the Week
Featured on 
espnW’s Top 10 Plays of the Week for a walk-off grand slam by Brianna Bennett in last Friday’s game. The sophomore catcher says that the grand slam wasn’t....


The Awards ceremony was held at the Wesley Center, Clermont. Students represented South Lake County impressively, bringing home an estimated 37 Elementary School, 32 Middle School and 12 High School trophies and ribbons. South Lake students shine
at the
county-wide Science Fair
Students represented South Lake County impressively, bringing home an estimated 37 Elementary School, 32 Middle School and 12 High School trophies and ribbons...


O-Town Sound Chorus 
Presents A Cappella Jukebox!

O-Town Sound Chorus
Presents A Cappella Jukebox!

The award winning O-Town Sound chorus will present A Cappella Jukebox with special guests Signature Quartet on Sunday, February 26 at 3 pm...


Celebration of Heroes recognizes first responders  Celebration of Heroes recognizes first responders  
The event, suitably named Celebration of Heroes, recognizes these highly trained and dedicated men and women as first responders.  First Responders are among the first at an emergency...


Cooper Memorial Library presents
Wolfgang Mozart’s opera Don GiovanniParalyzed Veterans
compete at Waterfront Park

The Paralyzed Veterans of America Racing & Fitness team (PVAR) gathered at Waterfront Park, Clermont recently to participate in the Top End Euro-American...
Cooper Memorial Library presents
Wolfgang Mozart’s opera Don GiovanniCooper Library presents
Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni

The Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library will host Opera @ the Library on Monday, February 27 at 1:45pm in room 108 B, presenting Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s...
Link Printing in Groveland named
CRA Business of the Month for FebruaryLink Printing named Business
of the Month for February

Link Printing of Groveland has been named the Community redevelopment Agency's (CRA) Business of the Month for February 2017. The company at 136 South...

Participants are wanted for
second annual Poochapalooza

The Friends of Lake Louisa State Park are looking for participants for the second annual Poochapalooza, Saturday, March 11 from 9am to 1pm at the state park...

Clermont Women's Club Family Expo