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4th if July
Clermont and Groveland 4th Of July
Fireworks will fill the air in Groveland and Clermont for the first time. For years, Groveland played host to the 4th of July event, but a swelling population created the demand for festivities in both towns. Groveland celebrates the 3rd and 4th and Clermont the evening of the 4th. (Photo by Bonnie Gearhart)
south lake chamber gem of the hillsJoan Kyle is honored as the June
2015 Chamber Gem of the Hills

Joan Kyle has been honored as the South Lake Chamber of Commerce’s June 2015 Gem of the Hills. The presentation was made at the June breakfast meeting...
groveland fire departmentGroveland promotes three lieutenant firefighters in its first public pinning
Three Groveland Firefighters were honored recently at the city’s first public pinning ceremony. Firefighters Josh Walsh, Brian Quintus and Michael Franklin were...
moonlight playersMoonlight Players' "Prelude to a
Kiss" casts spell, asks deep questions

If the person you love suddenly underwent a deep supernatural change, would you still recognize them? That's the question asked by the play "Prelude to a Kiss"...
USATF NationalsLocal track stars had stunning performances at USATF Nationals
The U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships took place June 25-29 in the famed Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, where track and field athletes took this event...
2015 star athletics sprint seriesWorld athletes gathered for the
2015 Star Athletics Sprint Series

Star Athletics in Montverde was the host for the annual Star Athletics Sprint Series held at Montverde Academy’s track recently. Star is run by former Olympian Dennis...
World's Largest Golf OutingSanctuary Ridge will participate
in the World's Largest Golf Outing

The World’s Largest Golf Outing (WLGO) will take place on August 3rd and 19 golf courses in the state of Florida alone will take part in the global event. Clermont's ...
chef genie worthmanSummertime is snacking time but
you can still make really good choices

Remember if you have kids around they will follow everything you do so lead by example. Americans love snacks. And a lot of Americans are overweight...
south lake chamber of commerceSouth Lake Chamber is the big winner in the county wide Wellness Challenge
The South Lake Chamber lot Commerce was the biggest winner in the losing game. The local business organization beat out other chambers in Lake County...
groveland fireworksGroveland offers expanded July 4th celebration with added entertainment
Groveland, long the default place to be for 4th of July fireworks, has upped the ante this year, according to the city’s economic development manager, Rodney Lucas...
Prosperity FinancialProsperity Financial Services is
named Business of the Month for July

Prosperity Financial Services has been named the Groveland CRA's Business of the Month for July. The company has been serving the area since 1996 and...
MarholinMarholin Medical Institute’s core values help build growing practice
“How would I want to be treated?” This question is central to Dr. Maurice Marholin’s core operating values. It is at the heart of how he runs his owner-operated...

CM BoxcarsCM Boxcars end up season with races to benefit Wounded Warriors Project
CM Boxcars has ended its racing until August, but not before finishing up with a memorable spring season. Wheels will hit the tarmac again August 29. The Super...
Historic villageOld time player piano becomes part of World War II Museum at the Village
The by-gone era of the player piano has found it’s way to the World War II Museum at the Historic Village in Clermont. Jim Tyner of Minneola recently donated a...
great floridian triathlonSommer Sports prepares to launch its 25th Annual Great Floridian Triathlon
Sommer Sports is gearing up for its mega event weekend on October 24-25 where five multi-sport events will take place. There will be the Great Floridian Triathlon...
PFX Garden of GratitudePFX Athletics dedicates a Garden
of Gratitude honoring its volunteers

PFX Athletics dedicated its Garden of Gratitude this week at their softball complex at 2350 Legends Way in Clermont. The garden provides a shady area which...
tobacco free floridaGroveland and Minneola join South Lake effort to stop children's smoking
The cities of Groveland and Minneola have passed resolutions that encourage local businesses to stop selling flavored products targeted at the area’s youth...
lake county extension servicesExtension service will offer webnars to help residents improve finances
The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is providing three free webinars to help...
NTC Lace It Up SeriesNTC launches two mile race for
all ages called the Lace It Up Series

The National Training Center (NTC) is launching a new progressive road race series that begins on June 27 and lasts through November 1. This progressive road race...
turnpike expansion on north hancock at old sr 50Traffic patterns change on North Hancock Road during expansion
The Lake County Public Works Department is alerting motorists to changes in traffic patterns along North Hancock Road near the intersection of County Road 50...
clermont music festivalThird Annual Music Festival moves from downtown to Waterfront Park
The Third Annual Clermont Music Festival is planned for October 17 this year with a major change in venue. The growing event, billed as “A Community Celebration of...
presidents hall of famePresident's Hall of Fame celebrates Independence Day with the public
The Presidents Hall of Fame will celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence starting on Monday, June 29 with a special event at which “President...
Just for cooking Pulled Pork sandwich recipe,
Part 2: "It's all about the Slaw
"
Last week I posted a super easy slow cooker pulled pork recipe. This week, it's all about the slaw as we used the same pork in a sandwich. A good slaw on top of pulled...
florida assoiciation of city clerksTracy Ackroyd takes the helm of the Florida Association of City Clerks
Clermont City Clerk Tracy Ackroyd was installed this week as the president of the Florida Association of City Clerks (FACC) during the state organization’s 43rd...
juneteenth celebrationSouth Lake Juneteenth celebration commemorates the end of slavery
Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, was officially recognized by Mayor Gail Ash as she read a proclamation opening...
clermont police explorersSajid Khan was nominated to the Congress of Future Science Leaders
Sajid Khan, a Clermont Police Explorer and 9th grader at Lake Minneola High School, was nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in...
Harrow YogaClermont’s Harrow Yoga Reveals Their Secrets to Stress Relief
Clermont’s Harrow Yoga is a community based studio where one can discover the benefits from a variety of yoga classes. Chuck and Jamie Harrow offer yoga for...
cr. brianne nelson, dvmThunderstorm phobia in dogs is common, challenging and treatable
Does your dog pant, pace and cry every time they hear thunder? Does the sound of rain and strong gusts of wind  cause your pup to look for a place to hide or a way...
Kevin BoyleDakari Johnson becomes fifth MVA alumni chosen for the NBA draft
Montverde Academy graduate Dakari Johnson was chosen this week as the 48th selection in the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City...
UF/IFAS Extension County Extension Service will
host class on turf and groundcovers

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting “Turf and Groundcovers” on Saturday...
Clermont Police BOLO ProgramClermont Police issue BOLO to
warn the public about bicycle safety

The Clermont police have issued a BOLO ("Be On The Lookout,") for summer cycling safety. Now that school is out, more young bicyclers are on the road than ever...
mike connolly house of cornerstone hospiceClermont HOG club donates over $18,000 to Cornerstone Hospice
The Clermont Harley Owners Group (HOG), present a check for $18,624 to benefit the Mike Connolly House of Cornerstone Hospice. For the last twelve years the club...
music on montroseMusic on Montrose features food trucks and a preview of new car show
First Friday in Historic Downtown Clermont on July 3rd features a holiday line-up with live music, a "sneak peek" car show and twelve gourmet food trucks. Downtown...
first baptist church of groveland floridaFirst Baptist VBS will take local children on a Journey Off The Map
“First Baptist Church of Groveland staff and members are transforming classrooms into exciting areas to help children "Journey Off the Map" for its themed annual...
dreamcatcher horse ranch and rescue centerDreamCatcher Horse Rescue ramps up for July day for teachers and kids
DreamCatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue Center will hold two special events in July. The first is "Teachers Meet a Horse Day," a chance for educators to interact with the...


 

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