April 16- April 22, 2015

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A mare with her foal of only a few days nibbles while keeping a watchful eye on the photographer. The foal was one of ten Arabians born at Al-Marah Arabians in Clermont in March and April. Click/Tap to see the story and photos. (Photo by Mike Corradino)
DHS FundsShelters urged to apply for DHS
funds before grant deadline ends

Qualifying emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies are urged to apply for $38,077 in federal funds awarded to Lake County through the...
Operation green lightOperation Green Light offers break
for Lake County traffic fines and fees

If you have an overdue Lake County traffic ticket or unpaid criminal fines you can receive a break on collection fees for one day only, April 18, 2015. The ...
fight land use planLocal residents gear up to fight land use plan change near Sawmill Lake
Parents of Pine Ridge Elementary students and residents of the area near Saw Mill Lake off Lakeshore Drive and CR 561 are gearing up for a battle to prevent a land use...
Just For CookingFor those busy evenings when your
in search of a good crockpot recipe

I was talking with Dan's cousin, Betsy, about "broasted" chicken. I have heard of it but could never actually was. I know this dish isfigure out what it n't anything like...
LMHS vs ERHSLake Minneola wins rivalry game against East Ridge in baseball 3-1
The Lake Minneola Hawks won their rivalry game with the East Ridge Knights last week with a 3-1 victory. he Knights took their defeat in stride and came back to...
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...
ERHS LacrosseEast Ridge girls lacrosse team remained undaunted during last game
The East Ridge Knights stepped up to challenge to face the West Orange lacrosse powerhouse Warriors on April 7. This was a district game and West Orange won...
Gold Ball Leadership AwardJacksonville College honors Joey Quandt with special leadership award
The Jacksonville College Tennis "Gold Ball Leadership Award" for the Spring, 2015 semester has been awarded to sophomore Joey Quandt of Clermont. Quandt is the...
Lions Skeet Shooting FundraiserLions Club will hold its final shotgun and skeet shoot of the spring season
The Clermont Minneola Lions will hold their final shoot of the season April 18. The Gun Shoot is open to the public and he held across from Tractor Supply on SR50...
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...
NTC AquaticsNTC's Twelve year old Benjamin Mack-Jackson breaks 200 yard record
National Training Center (NTC) Aquatics athlete Benjamin Mack-Jackson, 12, recently broke the Florida Swimming, Local Swimming Committee (LSC), 11-12...
ERHS DramaEast Ridge High School presents
the Presley musical, "All Shook Up"

The East Ridge High School Drama Department will present the Elvis Presley Musical, "All Shook Up" based on William Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night." The...
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...
Rev. Bryant of Runaway SlaveRev. C.L. Bryant of "Runaway Slave"
is the guest speaker at the 912 Project

Reverend C.L. Bryant, an American Baptist minister, radio host, television host, and the former president of the NAACP's chapter in Garland, Texas, will be the...
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...
Senior Good Life GamesThree local seniors grab medals in
the Good Life Games in Clearwater

A trio of local seniors hauled in a combined 6 medals from the Track & Field Good Life Games held in Clearwater last week. The three train in Clermont for...
scrub jay trailDr. Marc Minno plans an eight part nature series at the Scrub Jay Trail
Local residents will have the opportunity to hear butterfly expert Dr. Marc Minno as he begin his series of workshops in Clermont before heading to Cuba...
super kids classicSuper Kids Classic gave 26 special
needs children "a thrilling ride"

"Last Saturday's CM Box Car Racing Super Kids Classic for Special Needs children was fun for the kids as well as their families and friends," reported John Bomm, the...
Gail AshClermont Mayor will host second Coffee and Conversations downtown
In keeping with an announcement after being elected Clermont Mayor Gail Ash will host her second Coffee and Conversation with the Mayor on Saturday, April 18, at...
Kings Ridge Royal ShowcaseDonnie Abraham will be the headline
act at the Kings Ridge Royal Showcase

The next show of the 2015 season of the Kings Ridge Royal Showcase will feature Donnie Abraham and his music. Critics compare him to Dean Martin, Tom Jones...
Teresa WatkinsTry a variety new plants, shrubs and trees for a colorful year round garden
When was the last time you went out on a limb and purchased a new variety of flower, shrub or tree for your yard? When was the last time a neighbor or passer-by...
Egg HuntHundreds filled Kirk Park for Annual the Helen Lehmann Easter Egg Hunt
Montverde celebrated its annual Helen Lehmann Memorial Library Easter Egg Hunt with hundreds of eggs, treats, free hot dogs provided by the fire...
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
...
Amanda KrausAmanda Kraus uses summers to volunteer for missions to help others
Amanda Kraus is 13 going on 30. She speaks with an ease about her experiences on the other side of the world like someone three times her age. You can't help but be...
Clermont FC Strikers U-11 team crushes the Rush in a 5-0 contest
Florida Rush's woes in Clermont continued this past Saturday at Clermont's Hancock Field with Clermont winning the match 5 to 0. The first half of the Greater...
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...
Through The ViewfinderLake County should say "no" to proposed land use changes off CR561
Lake County is about to consider a land use plan change that will affect residents along County Patch 561, a/k/a County Road 561. The road with more pock marks than...
lake county schoolsLake County Schools needs your opinion on new, earlier school year
Florida schools can now start the year earlier and the Lake County School District wants to know how you feel. Governor Rick Scott signed legislation this week that...


 

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