June 23 - June 29, 2016

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Sunset on Minneola
The setting sun and summer clouds bring vivid skies on the shores of Lake Minneola. It's that time of year when afternoon thunderstorms bring picturesque cloud formations that are unique to our state. The area's many lakes provide an unending source of material for local photographers. (Photo by Beverly Brown)
bear huntControversial bear hunt canceled
as local opposition continued to grow

The planned Florida Bear hunt, scheduled for October 16 has been postponed this year by a vote of 4 to 3. Support condemning the Florida Wildlife Commission's plans...
Pet 411Pause for Paws…check the heat
first before your next adventure

Leash? Check. Water? Check. Snacks? Check. Okay, you and your furry friend are ready to set off on your adventure…Pause! Have you checked the heat index...
Lake Minneola High Class of 2016Lake Minneola Class of 2016 is
the first to have attended four years

Lake Minneola High School held its fourth Graduation Commencement Ceremony on June 3 after a delayed start due to inclement weather. This year's graduating...
Darren GrayClermont City Manager offers
letter of "Thanks" to the community

On June 12, a member of our Lake County community was ripped away from his family, friends and neighbors in the mass murder at Pulse night club in Orlando...
DeAnna ThomasLake Tech's DeAnna Thomas
named to board of ACE of Florida

DeAnna Thomas, Lake Technical College's Dean of Student Affairs and Adult Education Programs Director, was recently elected District VII's ACE Board Director...
Sailing CenterClermont Sailing center will offer
youth sailing camp on Lake Minneola

Summer sailing camp is now open on Lake Minneola. The Clermont Sailing Center will offer its next class July 11 to 15. "We've moved our new location to the...
Candlelight vigilCandlelight vigil held at Trailhead Park to honor shooting victims
A candlelight vigil was held to honor the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orland last weekend. More than 100 local residents gathered to pay tribute to the...
Young Frankenstein"Young Frankenstein, the Musical"
premiers at the Moonlight Players

"Young Frankenstein, the Musical" has opened at the Moonlight Players. The show runs through July 3. Based on the 1974 Mel Brooks movie, the show tells the story...
Adoptable PetsCrystal is just one of the many
adoptables for local animal shelters

Crystal (a009359) was a much-cherished family companion before her family lost their housing. She's a sporty, bouncy little party in a dog suit
Larry HevnerLarry Hevner is the first athlete to
complete 100 parkruns in Clermont

Another sunny, hot summer morning greeted 62 runners at Saturday's 137th parkrun event. This week's free 5k event that starts and ends at the Clermont boat house...
BGCLSCBoys & Girls Clubs' Brain Gain program needs your local support
As a teenager we used the expression, "My brains fell out," because we had forgotten information that should have stayed with us. While it might not be true in a...
Michael HerreraCommunity Foundation names Herrera as new executive director
Michael David Herrera joined the Community Foundation of South Lake as its new Executive Director. Originally from New York City Herrera has lived...
Clermont Elementary School 100thClermont Elementary School celebrates 100 in South Lake County
Clermont Elementary School celebrated its 100th anniversary on Saturday, June 4, at the school, 680 E. Highland Ave. Also celebrated was the retirement of...
Groveland July 4thGroveland is adding more activities
to fun packed July 4th celebration

The City of Groveland is stepping up its plans for the Festival of Family, Fun and Fireworks on July 4. The annual celebration of Independence Day has been...
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