February 11 - February 17, 2016

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Kris Kruse
Officer Kris Kruse, left, is in critical, but stable condition at ORMC's burn unit following a gas explosion last weekend. The Clermont officer is shown with his father, Jack, who is also a member of the force. A press conference was held Wednesday to rally support. Click/tap the photo for the story. (Clermont Police photo)
lake county big year birding challengeGallus Quigley spots 243 birds in
Lake County for Big Year challenge

After a yearlong challenge that took Gallus Quigley from as far north as the Lake George boat ramp in Astor to as far south at the Hilochee Wildlife Management Area...
greater clermont cancer foundationGCCF to hold 15th annual fundraising
tennis tournament at Summit Greens

Summit Greens Tennis Club will be hosting the Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation's 15th annual round robin tennis event and silent auction. This major fundraiser...
armando tautivaHome prices up but still affordable
while stocks continue being volatile

Well, the rate of home price appreciation isn't quite keeping up with yesterday, but it's still doing OK. A major real estate data and analytics provider reports a 6.3...
tony hubbard realtyTony Hubbard Realty keeps 50 agents
busy in thriving CF real estate market
Tony Hubbard just might be the most unassuming real estate broker in Clermont, and perhaps in all of Central Florida. He'd much rather talk about his agents or the...
cooper memorial libraryLCWA "Water WONDERS" lab
teaches students all about water

Maryann Krisovitch with the Lake County Water Authority has an educational alter ego. On a regular basis, she puts on a curly wig, glasses, and a lab coat. As...
lights and laddersLights and Ladders draws thousands
of kids to bounce and play dodgeball

They came, they bounced, they had a blast. This year's Lights and Ladders event attracted 8,000 people to Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Clermont. The free...
clermont historic villageClermont's Historic Village lets
you explore the history of the area

If you are curious about the history of Clermont, Donna Digennaro encourages you to visit the city's Historic Village and Museum, and to attend a meeting of the....
south lake bass anglersSouth Lake Bass Anglers land 100 pounds of fish in monthly tourney
The South Lake Bass Anglers held its monthly tournament on the Conway Chain of Lakes. The club had 23 members fish the tournament. They weighed in a...
groveland explorersExplorers prepare to compete at
national Winterfest in Gatlinburg, TN

Childhood dreams of becoming a police officer or a fireman start getting serious for Explorers, a branch of the Boy Scouts of America for those between the ages...
groveland block grant programCDBG program benefits 11 families
in Groveland with modern housing

Eleven families in Groveland are starting off 2016 in new and improved housing, thanks to funding from the Community Development Block Grant program. One...
ERHSSantos to direct Heritage Hills
Players in comedy "Cemetery Club"

Apparently, it can be dangerous to let it be known that you're a director. When Vince Santos, head of the Performing Arts department at East Ridge High School...
south lake black achieversSouth Lake Black Achievers to
hold 24th annual banquet and gala

The South Lake Black Achievers will hold its 24th annual banquet and gala on Sunday evening, February 14 at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center. The banquet...
r. l. lewisFlorida Highwayman artist R. L. Lewis
to demonstrate art at Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers in Historic Downtown Clermont will be playing host to Florida Highwayman artist R. L. Lewis on Sunday, February 7 from 11-3. According to Pat Matson...
Discovery Science CenterCypress Ridge 's Discovery Center
puts science in the hands of students

Dale Delpit has a project that has been 4.543 billion years in the making, give or take a few days. At least that's just one of the many ways you might figure how long the...
minneola elementaryMinneola Elementary Charter School
students build self-esteem in a 5K run

Faculty, staff, and students from Minneola Elementary Charter School participated in the Girls on the Run 5K at Lake Eola recently. The group is led by teacher Angela...

city of minneolaJuan Morales thanked for 10 years
of dedicated service as crossing guard

Imagine ten years of keeping children safe going to and from school, never missing a day. That kind of dedication deserves a serious thank you, and that's exactly what...
shane greeneEast Ridge High School retired Shane
Greene's #20 baseball jersey this week

East Ridge High School honored one of its own celebrities this week when they retired former Knights pitcher Shane Greene's jersey. The ceremony was held...
city of clemontBusy 2015 for Clermont included new
boathouse, splash park, city accolades

Clermont experienced a busy and successful 2015. It was the kind of year in which you don't realize how much the city has accomplished until you take a moment to...
clermont garden clubClermont Garden Club offers talk
on using wildflowers in the landscape

If you want to use native plants in your landscape, but you aren't sure where to start, consider going to the Clermont Garden Club's meeting on Saturday, February...
stormy hill paws & claws dice runStormy Hill to host Paws & Claws
ride to benefit The Animal League

The Third Annual Paws & Claws Animal Rescue Dice Run benefit for The Animal League (formerly South Lake Animal League) will take place on February 20 at...
shea racing teamShea Racing Team takes to the
track for 2016 in two Honda Accords

Shea Racing will campaign two Honda Accord V6's in the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) championships. Shea Holbrook, 6-time PWC winner climbs back into a...
fred sommerFred Sommer inducted into USA
Triathlon Hall of Fame for Florida

Fred Sommer has been uniquely honored as one of only four people to be the first inductees in the USA Triathlon Florida Region Hall of Fame. A long time local race...
mallory nichollsLake County Emergency Management
to host 2nd Weather Awareness Day

To help citizens become better prepared for weather disasters, local public safety agencies will join Lake County Emergency Management in displaying...
L.E.A.S.H.Find puppy or kitty love at PetSmart
adoption event Valentine's weekend

If you're looking for some furry love on four legs this Valentine's Day weekend, Leesburg could be one of the right places to look. L.E.A.S.H., Inc. has been awarded...
kapelleWoodlands Lutheran Church
to host Kapelle for a free concert

The Concordia University Chicago Concert Choir, Kapelle, will perform a free concert at Woodlands Lutheran Church in Montverde on March 5 at 7pm as part of its...
faith neighborhood centerFAITH Neighborhood Center wins
approval to build new, larger building

With approval from the Groveland City Council under its belt, FAITH Neighborhood Center is moving forward with its plans to build a 6,000 square foot facility on Timber...
LMHS Midsummer nights dreamLMHS gives the Bard an 80s twist
in their "Midsummer Night's Dream"

Directors have set Shakespeare's plays in every imaginable time and place, so why not the 1980s? Indeed, as drama teacher and director Kaitlin Baxter at Lake...
pastfindersCorradino to talk at Pastfinders
meeting about his Italian heritage

The Pastfinders Genealogical Society will hold its general meeting on Thursday, February 11 at 5pm at Cooper Memorial Library. The group's guest speaker will be...
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