June 30 - July 6, 2016
Fireworks fill the skies at a previous July 4th celebration in Groveland. Both Clermont and Grovelandwill have fireworks displays again this year. Groveland is at Lake David and Clermont at Waterfront Park on Lake Minneola. The Clermont activities start at
6pm while Groveland's will take place beginning at 9am. (Photo by Whitney Hartz)
Trash collection days will change
for one week due to July 4th holiday
All Lake County Solid Waste operations, including residential collection services, customer service, the Central Landfill Facility and residential drop-offs, will...
Wegner continues family legacy
as newest Clermont Police recruit
Clermont's newest Police Officer Brittany Wegner officially joined the city's law enforcement agency Monday evening in an emotional ceremony that...
Doris Bloodsworth named to the Lake
County Schools Alumni Hall of Fame
Pulitzer Prize nominee, local historian, author and graduate of Grove High School, Doris Bloodsworth, has been named as one of the first inductees to the Lake...
Existing homes sales are brisk
while interest rates should stay low
With economic data, we actually look backwards to form a vision of what lies ahead. In May, Existing Home Sales grew 1.8 percent to a solid 5.53 million unit annual rate...
Green Swamp returns to First
Friday for next Music on Montrose
Green Swamp is returning to First Friday, one of South Lake County's most popular regular events. With the theme "Red, White & County Rockin' Green Swamp...
ITG Sports is taking registrations
for fall youth flag football teams
In the Game Sports (ITGS) is now opening registration for its youth fall flag football and youth T-ball. The season runs from October 9 through November 20...
Controversial 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...
Undefeated Orlando Kicks will challenge the Tampa Bay Hellenic
The Orlando Kicks are now 4-0 for the season. They played their second game of the year versus Team Boca Blast. The game started at a fast pace with both sides...
Pause 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 Tech and LSSC partner to bring
nursing careers to the Clermont area
Lake-Sumter State College and Lake Technical College have taken steps to expand their partnership and the services offered to Lake County by offering Lake Tech's...
South Lake Democratic Club will
election headquarters in Clermont
The South Lake Democratic Club will officially open their office located at 1207 Bowman St., Clermont off Highway 50 East on July 15 in preparation for the upcoming...
Lake 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...
Clermont 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...
Clermont proclaims Stanley Almodovar III Day to honor victim
The City of Clermont has proclaimed June 28, 2016 as Stanley Almodovar III Day in honor of the local victim killed in the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando...
Groveland 4th promises a full
day of activities and entertainment
Groveland invites the community to celebrate your true colors at Groveland's Festival of Family, Fun and Fireworks.
"What makes this the best July 4th...
Crystal 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 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...
St. Matthias Church will host of
Vendor Fair featuring local items
St. Matthias Episcopal Church is hosting a Vendor Fair in Historic Downtown Clermont. "Everyone is invited to the Vendor Fair at St. Matthias Episcopal Church on...
Minneola Library is offering
French classes for teens and adults
Minneola Schoolhouse Library is sponsoring an Introduction to French class this summer beginning now through July 21...
Clermont 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 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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