April 23- April 30, 2015

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A Great White Heron enjoys the evening at Waterfront Park in Clermont along with hundreds of walkers, runners and cyclists. The South Lake Trail runs along Lake Minneola's shore. Clermont's master plan calls for an even closer contact with the lake. (Photo by Mike Corradino)
Adam Poe Student of the MonthAdam Poe has been named the Chamber's Student of the Month
East Ridge High School's Adam Poe has been named the April 2015 Student of the Month by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce. "The purpose of the...
Lost Lake Kindergarden PrepLost Lake Elementary School preps parents for new kindergarten students
The Lost Lake Elementary School Kindergarten Cub Club will be hold a meeting for parents of students who will be entering Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year...
wind drifters bookLocal history teacher releases new novel based in the post Civil War era
Many people know Sam Metro as the DJ who plays music at numerous car events in Central Florida including the monthly Car-B-Que Nights at Uncle Kenny's Barbecue...
Choice of ChampionsTop runners from around the world converge on the Choice of Champions
The National Training Center's Track lit up like a miniature Olympics recently, as professional athletes from all over the world debuted in their season opening...
Dreamcatcher's summer campDreamCatcher Horse Ranch will offer summer camps for kids five and older
Dreamcatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue is offering camp sessions this summer for children age five and older. Children will participate in all aspects of horse life...
commissioner caldwellLake County launches new tourism website to help keep visitors informed
Lake County's Economic Development & Tourism Division has launched a new tourism website. The site was developed in conjunction with the county's...
Sandra WheelesSandra Wheeles becomes first student to pass Pharmacy Tech Certification
Sandra Wheeles has become the first Lake Tech Pharmacy Technician student to take and pass the nationally recognized Pharmacy Technician...
New Rescue BoatClermont's rescue boat officially takes to the waters in South Lake County
Clermont's new fire rescue boat has already been pressed into service. The rescue boat is the only one of its kind in Lake County and has already been used it several times...
click signsERHS Lady Knights' Jasmin Click signs with the Lincoln Railsplitters
East Ridge High School Lady Knights Lacrosse player Jasmin Click has signed with Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. She will play...
Bass AnglersSpangler takes top spot in first bass
tournament of the 2015-2016 season

The South Lake Bass Anglers held its first tournament of the new 2015-2016 season on Lake Griffin. The club had 23 members fish the tournament and weighed in a...
National Prayer DayKiwanis Clubs will once again hold
the annual Day of Prayer breakfast

The Kiwanis clubs of Clermont, Minneola and South Lake have combined their efforts to present the Kiwanis Annual Community Prayer Breakfast, 7:15am at the...
poker runLake Louisa's inaugural Equine Poker Run was something to whinny about
Riders took to the trails for the inaugural Lake Louisa State Park (LLSP) Equine Poker Run recently. Concerns over a light pre-registration turned out to be...
World Record Weber / JJ clarkWhen searching for a college coach, look for a positive communicator
JJ Clark is considered one of the most respected distance running coaches in the nation. A collegiate coach of 24 years, Clark has a proven track record of producing...
Mitzvah DayCongregation Sinai celebrates "Mitzvah Day", a day of good deeds
Local temple, Congregation Sinai, on US27 in Minneola, is getting ready to sponsor a local Community Outreach Day. It's official name "Mitzvah Day." A "mitzvah" is...
montverde flea marketFriends of Montverde bring back
their popular flea market at Kirk Park

Free booths and advertising are available to anyone wanting to sell their wares, according to the Friends. Antique cars will also be on display. "It all began with...
STEM SkillsPine Ridge students use STEM skills to fight for safe walking access to campus
Students at Pine Ridge Elementary School are taking Problem Based Learning to a new level and hoping to find a solution to an issue that affects their community...
Montverde town concert seriesGreg Warren Band launches Spring Concerts at Montverde's Kirk Park
The Spring Concert in the Park series in Montverde got off a rousing start as the Greg Warren Band got fans out of their chairs and dancing. The Town of Montverde...
Scates Hero of the MonthDeputy Rob Parker is chosen as
the Scates Realty Hero of the Month

Rob Parker has been named the February Hero of the Month. Eileen Scates, Owner/Broker at Scates Realty & Investment Properties INC., Lake County's exclusive...
coffee with a copPolice Chief calls the inaugural Coffee With A Cop program a great success
The Clermont Police department’s first Coffee With A Cop was a huge success. Several officers were on hand including Chief Charles Broadway, to meet with...
Mayor Ash CoffeeMayor Ash makes good on promise to hold regular meetings with residents
"Mayor Gail Ash took her monthly Coffee Hour to Jereme and Lina Hall's "The Ultimate Painter Art Gallery" at the corner of 8th St and W. Montrose St., in...
Gem of the hills foundationVolunteers on Lake Minneola collect over 800 pounds of trash along water
Volunteers for the Gem of the Hills Foundation lakefront cleanup collected over 800 pounds of trash last weekend. The recently formed Gem of the Hills Foundation ...


nature festFriends of Lake Louisa State Park present annual Nature Fest on May 2
Nature Fest will return to Lake Louisa State Park Saturday, May 2 from 10am to 2pm on the main beach of Lake Louisa. One of the park's more popular events...
sunset sprint triathlonSommer Sports will debut its Sunset Sprint Triathlon at Waterfront Park
Sommer Sports has an upcoming, new triathlon that will get runners out of the hot sun by racing at sunset. A peaceful, calm water race on Lake Minneola, athletes...
Boys and Girls ClubBoys & Girls Clubs converge on Clermont to learn at Special Olympics
Ask any high school student what they would do on a trip to Florida, and most would plan for days spent at the beach or theme parks. But on April 17, more than 300
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clermont fc soccerClermont FC Wolves overcome field conditions to defeat rival ACYS 4-2
The Clermont Wolves travelled to Braddock Park in Windermere last Saturday to face Area Christian Youth Soccer (ACYS). Playing on a shorter field than usual..
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Mama Won't Fly"Mama Won't Fly" takes the audience on the "zaniest road trip imaginable"
Continuing their full season of comedies by Hope, Jones, and Wooten, Montverde's Outside the Box community theater group presents "Mama Won't Fly." Insanity...
color fun runEast Ridge celebrates success of inaugural 5k and Color Fun Run
Color filled the air and covered a lot of runners as the East Ridge Knights launched their inaugural 5k and Fun Run. According to athletic director and East Ridge ...
womens giving allianceWomen's Giving Alliance reaches milestone with growing membership
There are many milestones to celebrate this week for the Women's Giving Alliance of the Community Foundation of South Lake. The local giving circle has reached 50...
wings and wildflowersWings and Wildflowers is looking
for sponsors for its 4th annual event

Registration for sponsorship is open for Lake County's 4th Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival, to be held October 2 through 4 at Venetian Gardens. The Wings...
manufactures association of central floridaLake County and CareerSource team up to unite local jobs with job hunters
Lake County's Economic Development & Tourism Division is teaming up with CareerSource Central Florida, Valencia College and the Manufactures Association of...

Webster flagsWebster donates flags that flew over
the nation's Capitol Building in DC

Daniel Webster, Congressman for the 10th Congressional District, recently donated American flags that have flown over the Capitol to local charitable and service...

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Lake County School VoteParents vote overwhelmingly to keep the August school year starting date
Lake County residents have come out overwhelmingly to oppose an earlier start to the school year. As a result, Lake County Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Moxley...
2015 Women's Industry Network Scholarship WinnerLake Tech's Elena Casares is the
recipient of the WIN scholarship

Lake Technical College Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing student, Elena Casares, has been awarded a 2015 Women's Industry Network (WIN) Scholarship...
LCRA Learn To RowLCRA will hold a special Learn to Row as part of a national education effort
"Looking for an excuse to escape the gym and spend time outdoors?" asks Lake County Rowing Association's Wendy Burkett. "Head to the water June 6 from 9am...
LMHS's How to succeed in business without really tryingLMHS presents "How to Succeed
in Business Without Really Trying"

Lake Minneola High School Birds at Play will present their musical production of the year "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." "It's the story about...
Pedestrians are top priority County Commissioners' proclamation declares pedestrians are top priority
Lake County Commissioners presented a resolution this week to members of the South Lake Chamber's Sports & Tourism Committee, Clermont City Councilman Ray...


 

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