May 21- May 28, 2015

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Clermont's Splash Park stayed busy all weekend as the city presented its Water Safety Day. Waterfront Park was filled with demonstrations, activities and booths for the annual event. (Photo by Mike Corradino)
trashLake County trash collection will
be moved for Memorial Day Week

All operations for the Lake County Solid Waste Division, including residential collection services, customer service, landfill operations and residential drop-offs...
head start programHead Start students take home the book "The Day the Crayons Quit"
When a grandmother of Kathy Scherer’s presented a book to each of the young children for Christmas, one child was out of town. "I made the mistake of reading it," she...
Micro ChippingMicro-chipping is the only permanent way to identify missing or lost pets
Micro-chipping a pet offers owners the only real permanent method of identifying your pet. This ID links them to you if they are ever separated from you. Other...
alicia weberWeber and Alcime win in the USA
10K Beach Running Championship

Clermont’s Alicia Weber, one of the Tablet’s contributing writers, crossed the line first for women and 7th overall in a field of 800 runners at the USA 10k Beach Running...
Timeless BoutiqueTimeless Boutique in Groveland is
named May Business of the Month

Walk into Timeless, "a unique boutique and consignment shop" in Groveland and it hits you that their name accurately captures the spirit of the building...
cm box car racingNext CM Box Car race will benefit
the Wounded Warriors Project

CM Box Car Racing and the local racers are racing to support the Wounded Warriors Project on Saturday, May 30. Over 40 children will be racing down the hill on ...

temple l'chayimTemple L'Chayim will host Memorial Day Service for the entire community
Temple L'Chayim of Clermont will be hosting a special Community Memorial Service to honor and memorialize the soldiers, families and victims of the national and...
Finger fitnessFinger fitness exercises are key to many sports and professional success
Finger fitness is an emphasis to increase endurance, strengthen tendons and muscles, and increase flexibility and range-of-motion in the hand. Today we will learn...
Just for cookingOne dish pasta meals are quick and
easy for spring and summer meals

I know, I’ve been missing in action. I’ve been leading a blessed and busy life. You know I’ve said it before; I love one dish pasta meals in the spring and summer as...
grovelandGroveland announces plans to form
a citizens advisory board for its police

Groveland, named one of the top 10 safest communities on Florida, is embarking on what they term another first for Lake County. The city is officially implementing a...
Ag Centers Art In The GardenAgricultural Center continues
with Brooke Moffis' Art in the Garden

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting "Art in the Garden" at 10am on...
Pine RidgePine Ridge STEM students provide
solid solutions to sidewalk issues

Have a problem? Give it to a third or fourth grade student to solve. That's what the teachers at Pine Ridge Elementary School did recently using problem solving...
Lake County Solid Waste Hazardous waste collectionLake County Solid Waste will hold hazardous waste collection May 28
The Lake County Solid Waste Division is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of toxic materials in a safe and environmentally sensitive way at an upcoming...
red dayKeller Williams agents swarm New Beginnings during annual Red Day
More than 60 REALTORS from Keller Williams Classic III Realty converged on the recently opened New Beginnings Thrift Store on Citrus Tower Boulevard...
groveland economic development growth policiesGroveland will consider ordinance
re-examining economic development

Groveland City Council is considering an ordinance that will re-examine the city's existing economic development efforts and policy. The goal is to remain one of Lake...
south lake cowboys open registrationOpen registration is coming soon
for the South Lake Cowboys season

South Lake Cowboys, a division of American Youth Football will be holding open registrations for the upcoming football and cheer season on Saturday, June...
the wiz"Ease On Down the Road" to see Moonlight Players show "The Wiz"
Nearly 40 years after the original "Wizard of Oz" was produced, "The Wiz" appeared on the scene. This soul version of L. Frank Baum's famous story actually gets...
south lake bass anglersDave Spence takes the top spot in the May South Lake Bass Anglers contest
The South Lake Bass Anglers held its monthly tournament on The Clermont Chain of Lakes. The club had 26 members fish in the tournament and weighed...
Cooper Memorial LibraryHarpist Victoria Schultz will present
a free afternoon of music at Cooper

An afternoon of free harp music performed by Victoria Schultz will be presented at Cooper Memorial Library on Tuesday, May 26, from 4pm to 6pm on the main floor...
Tony HubbardDragon Boat fans are gathering to
start their own club in South Lake

South Lake County may soon have its own Dragon Boat Club. The popularity of Dragon Boat Racing has given a number of people the bug and efforts are underway to...
groveland policeGroveland Police successfully deploy program to keep their city in top ten
Groveland's new program to deal with automotive burglaries has been deemed a success. In response to a recent spate of car burglaries, the department stepped...
Mobile vet 2 pet animal practiceGator graduate joins veterinary team at Mobile Vet 2 Pet animal practice
"Mobile Vet 2 Pet is excited to welcome an additional Veterinarian to our team to help better serve your needs," announced Dr. Joell Sheahan this week. Dr. Brianne...
ride of silenceHundreds turned out for the Fourth Annual Ride of Silence in Clermont
Hundreds of cyclists turned out for the Fourth Annual Ride of Silence at Clermont's Waterfront Park. The event itself has been conducted around the nation for the last...
Rotary's Service Above Self AwardOfficer Drew Evans nominated for Rotary's Service Above Self Award
Clermont Police Officer Drew Evans was nominated for this year's 2015 "Service Above Self" award hosted by the Leesburg Rotary Club. Every year, the club request...
cooper memorial libraryCooper Library will receive the fifth book in the series of WWII memoirs
The Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library Veteran's History Project Committee will host a Veteran's Memorial Program and Book Unveiling on Thursday...
bob luftLocal musician and composer releases new CD aptly named "Life's Journey"
When young Bob Luft’s mind began drifting in his Catholic School 4th grade class, his thoughts moved to music. " I used to hear music in my head," recalled Luft...
clermont first respondersFirst responders work together to train for an "active shooter" scenario
The Clermont police and fire departments joined together in a special “active shooter” drill at Clermont’s Arts and Recreation Center. The two departments, which usually...
iceHouse TheatreIceHouse is now performing Neil Simon's show “Barefoot in the Park”
The IceHouse is now performing the 1960’s romantic comedy, Barefoot in the Park, by Neil Simon, running now through June 7. Performances are Thursdays to...
Water Safetu DauAnatomy of a rescue at Water Safety Day showing unsafe water situations
The Clermont fire rescue team, the Lake County Sheriff's Department and volunteers were part of a demonstration at Water Safety Day showing how people get in unsafe...
Steel TemplinSteel Templin honored as South Lake
Chamber's May Student of the Month

South Lake High School senior Steel Templin has been named the South Lake Chamber of Commerce's Student of the Month for May 2015. Templin received the...
Chalk ArtYouth Art and Culture Fest provided Clermont with an uplifting experience
The Youth Art and Culture Fest on May 9 in Downtown Clermont was an enlightening display of positive creative expression by adults, kids, and even the Clermont...
MVA Class of 2015 GraduationMVA Class of 2015 will graduate 176 students from around the world
Actor and comedian Jack Black has been chosen as the keynote speaker of the Montverde Academy Baccalaureate and Commencement services for...
Lake County Schools Up To International Standards"Much work lies ahead" to bring schools up to international standards
Many people across the state agree that much needs to be done to bring Florida and Lake Schools up to national and international standards. The recent PISA (International...
lake county memorial day closingsLake County public offices will close Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day
All offices of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector will be closed...
Quest Hang Glider Quest Air National ChampionshipsUkrainian hang glider takes top spot in Quest Air National Championships
Over 70 flyers took part in the 2015 Quest Air Open National Championships at Quest Air in Groveland last week. However, the weather got in the way and the last...
on the fly improv group"On the Fly" improv group will present last show of the school year
Lake Minneola High School’s “On the Fly”  improv will have their last show of the 2014-2015 school year on May 28. Joseph Mercer, "On the Fly" improve spokesman...


 

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