August 27 - September 2, 2015

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Spectators take their best viewing positions on land and water before the start of a Sommer Sports Triathlon. Every year thousands of athletes and spectators converge at waterfront park for these international competitions Click/tap the photo to read more. (Photo by Mike Corradino)
daniel websterDaniel Webster is honored for efforts with the “Spirit of Enterprise Award”
Congressman Daniel Webster, Representative for the 10th Congressional District, was honored last week by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with the “Spirit of...
greater clermont cancer foundationGreater Clermont Cancer Foundation expands its programs to improve care
The Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation (GCCF) has announced the expansion of a program designed to help underserved communities obtain appropriate early...
lilly's on the lakeNewly opened Lilly's on the Lake offers diners a "taste of the Caribbean"
After months of anticipation, Lilly's on the Lake, at the waterfront park in Historic Downtown Clermont, is finally having its soft opening. Curious souls that we...
mallory spiveyMallory Spivey has been selected to compete in Queen of Diamonds games
Mallory Spivey, fast pitch softball player and incoming freshman at East Ridge High School, has recently been selected to compete in the Queen of Diamonds...
south lake bass anglers' clubRodney Harville lands big bass in
the Anglers' Club August tournament

The South Lake Bass Anglers held its monthly tournament at East Lake Toho launching out of the East Lake Fish Camp ramp. The club had 16 members fish...
Sommer SportsSommer Sports celebrates 25th
year of the Great Floridian Triathlon
The Sommer Sports Great Floridian Triathlon is Going to be 25 Years old in 2015. Mark your calendars for the upcoming Great Floridian Endurance Festival taking...
Lake County Teachers Appreciation DayThis year's Teacher Appreciation Day proved to be an outstanding success
For the second year in a row, the South Lake Chamber of Commerce and Pig On The Pond Teacher Appreciation Day broke records for attendance. "We had seating for...
sisters of soundSisters of Sound will present the
show "Choose your own love story"

Sisters of Sound will present a unique show “Choose Your Own Love Story” consisting of songs depicting a love story with a twist. "It's a matter of choice and that choicd can...
lake county schoolsThe first day of school for Lake
County is just around the corner

Our new school section "Schools" will give you the year student calender and new bell schedule in addition to keeping you informed of school related news...
Groveland ElementaryDrive continues in Groveland thru September 18 for student uniforms
Efforts will continue to provide uniforms for students at Groveland Elementary School. Groveland City Council and City Manager Redmond Jones agreed to partner...
lake county community traffic safety teamCTST offers tips to make going
back to school safer for all students

The Lake County Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST), a multi-jurisdictional agency with cooperation between Lake County, its municipalities, law...
dreamplexDreamplex will offer free basketball clinic for residents with special needs
The Central Florida Dreamplex in Clermont is hosting a basketball clinic for athletes with special needs and physical disabilities Friday, August 21 from 7-8:30pm...
lake county department of healthHealth Department warns residents to
prepare now for Tropical Storm Erika

The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) urges residents to prepare and get a plan in place in the event that a hurricane or severe weather affects the...
montverde academyMVA students score above world average on Advanced Placement tests
The College Board has recognized 53 Montverde Academy students “for their outstanding performance on the 2015 Advanced Placement examinations held last May.”...
rox VB seriesPlayers from around the nation come to Lake for Rox Volleyball tournament
Girls volleyball just got bigger with sand volleyball and college recruits now looking for beach volleyball players to compete in college. Young girls began to dream big...
lilly's by the lakeAfter much anticipation, Lilly's on the Lake opens for business in Clermont
After much anticipation, Lilly’s on the Lake has opened to patrons on the shores of Lake Minneola. Located at Osceola Street and West Avenue, the restaurant is...
mentors in mediaMentors in Media is looking for student reporters for its news club
The South Lake Tablet and Mentors in Media are looking for students interested in writing, editing, photography and video for our new School Section. Last year we...
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Celebrity SoftballMother nature wins in competition
between the Smashers and Crushers

Weather concerns shortened an otherwise lively game as the Senatorial Smashers faced off the Congressional Crushers in the New Beginnings annual celebrity...
diane travisDiane Travis strives for a "win-win"
in all her local real estate transactions
When Diane Travis, owner of the Diane Travis Realty Group, first got her Real Estate Broker license it was just to help friends and relatives buy or sell homes...
arthur murray dance studioArthur Murray Dance Studio opens new location on US Hwy 27 Clermont
As the guests arrived on a red carpet at the newly opened Arthur Murray Dance Studio, they were greeted by one of the owners, Emily Bergman, a statuesque blonde with...

HOOPS LifeSerendipitous moment leads Toni Francis to career with HOOPS Life
There are times when the universe slowly illuminates a path for you, and in others, they show up right in front of your face in logo form, on the side of a van. This was...
outside the box theaterOutside the Box offers the comedy
"A Book Will Take You Anywhere!"

Outside The Box (OTB) opens its 2015-2016 season with “A Book Will Take You Anywhere!,” an original musical comedy written by Dan and Dennise Kyle. A music...
parkrunClermont Waterfront parkrun celebrates its 100th free event
The 100th Clermont Waterfront parkrun event was an overwhelming success and was celebrated in style as they once again set a new attendance record with a 169...
south lake chamber of commerce first responder awardJennifer Pierce is honored with
the August First Responder Award
Clermont Fire Inspector Jennifer Pierce has been honored with the South Lake Chamber of Commerce’s First Responder Award for August 2015. Fire Chief...
armando tautivaFamily home prices posted gains of 93 percent according to NAR's Q2 report
Quote of the week: ”I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house." Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-born American actress. Zsa Zsa's...
HOOPS LifeHOOPS Life program gets underway
at the ARC beginning September 8

Pat Burke’s innovative HOOPS Life program officially gets underway September 8 and runs through December 5 in South Lake County. Orientation for the 12 week...
florida lakes symphonyFlorida Lakes Symphony's new season kicks off in South Lake this November
Although Florida may not be the quintessential place for fall foliage, there is a real treat coming once autumn is properly in place according music lovers. The Florida...
clermont police departmentKylee Gill turned her birthday into
a giving event to help other children

It was Kylee Gill’s eighth birthday, and piled atop a picnic table near the Splash Pad at Waterfront Park, were dozens of stuffed animals. Most kids would be ecstatic...
in your backyard by teresa watkinsBananas are one of the easiest fruits to grow in your garden all year long
Lying on my hammock with a frosty banana daiquiri in one hand and the little creased umbrella twirling in the other, I dream of faraway exotic places and how I would...
gail ashClermont rejects proposal for controversial fire rescue assessment
The Clermont City Council voted down a proposed Fire Rescue non ad valorem assessment that would have impacted virtually every property owner in Lake...
lake county battalion cheif randy jonesLake County Battalion Chief Jones is deployed west to fight Idaho wildfires Lake County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Randy Jones was deployed early this week to Idaho to help manage the massive wildfire that has grown to 64,000 acres and ...
UF/IFASUF/IFAS Extension tips for reducing common insect pests in your garden
The heat and humidity of summer creates a thriving environment for our insect friends and foes. Butterflies and lady beetles are out in droves, but so are the chinch...
cm box car racingBox Car racing hits the road for the second season beginning August 29
Box Car Racing hits the pavement for the new season on August 29 in Groveland. The year promises to be more energetic and exciting according to CM Box Car Racing...
South Lake TabletThe Tablet renews its pledge to
students and teachers of positive news

School begins for Lake County Public Schools Monday and it’s time for us at The Tablet to renew our pledge to the students, teachers, staff and principals of our...
cooper memorial libraryCooper Library's semi-annual book sale draws crowd of over 1,000 buyers
In spite of the void left by summer vacationers and snow birds, The Friends of Cooper Memorial Library’s Semi-Annual book sale held July 31 through August 5 was...
wings and wildflowersJames Currie will speak about
Lake County's rare bird sightings
The Lake County Economic Development and Tourism Division is inviting residents and visitors to “Birding in Lake County,” a talk by acclaimed international birder...
pastfinders genealogical societyPastfinders Genealogical Society
looks ahead for a view of their past

The Pastfinders Genealogical Society is looking forward to the opening of their fall meetings. The society will meet Thursday, September 10 beginning at 5pm in...
coffee & conversationsCounty officials will resume with Coffee and Conversations in October
School Board Member Marc Dodd and Lake County Commissioner Sean Parks monthly outreach meeting, “Coffee & Conversations,” will resume Friday, October...
mascotte police chief rolando bonascoMascotte police chief eyes top law position in nearby Osceola County
Mascotte Chief of Police is Running for Osceola County Sheriff’s Office 2016. Police Chief Rolando Bonasco of Mascotte, is one of five candidates in the running for...
superior residences of clermontLindsay Finkbeiner brings "heart and compassion" to Superior Residences
Lindsay Finkbeiner, the Senior Solutions Director at the Superior Residences of Clermont says, “The Assisted Living and Memory Care industry found me. I didn’t go...
moonlight playersMoonlight Players present the
drama "Whose Life Is It Anyway?"

Set in a hospital room, Brian Clark's drama "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" is a poignant and surprisingly funny story about Ken Harrison, a sculptor who was paralyzed from...
CFSICFSI educates local residents by conducting mock rescue in Clermont
Center For Search & Investigations (CFSI) held a mock rescue in Clermont last week following a meeting to explain to the public what they do. Chuck Foreman...
jason burnett memorial USO benefit rideLocal motorcyclists will ride in the Jason Burnett Memorial USO Benefit
September 12, 2015, will mark the 11th year that the South Lake and the rest of the Central Florida motorcycle community will show its support for the men, women...
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