April 28- May 4, 2016

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LMHSFor LMHS students, "Anything Goes"
in 1962 revival of Cole Porter musical

Lake Minneola High School will offer some de-lovely entertainment to start May off right with their performance of "Anything Goes." Based on the 1962...
Purple Martins
The Purple Martins are back in town. Get the complete scoop during Clermont's free class coming up at Lake Hiawatha Preserve. This flock can be seen on the South Lake Trail at Lake Minneola. Click/tap the story for details. (Photo by Mike Corradino)
chronicles of yarniaChronicles of Yarnia celebrates
first anniversary at Cagan Crossings

At the Cagan Crossings Community Library, a little yarn serves to connect the ladies of a fiber arts group that recently celebrated their first anniversary. Meeting...
pastfindersPastfinders Genealogical Society to
host Boy Scouts and Highland dancers

Pastfinders Genealogical Society offers a number of sessions throughout the month of May to help those trying to trace their family history. These help sessions...
armando tautivaHousing market slows slightly in
March, stock markets mixed for week

Housing starts certainly were not at their best in March, dropping 8.8 percent for the month, to a 1.089 million annual rate. But you could hardly call their...
lake technical collegeLake Tech student one of only five in
US to receive 2016 WIN scholarship

When one of your students receives a highly competitive scholarship, it's natural to want to shout it from the rooftops. Lake Technical College proudly announced...
Bras for the CauseGCCF's "Bras for the Cause" helped raise funds for the local cancer group
They came, they strutted, they raised money for a great cause. The Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation's Bras for the Cause was a rousing success. Held Saturday...
florida health departmentFlorida Department of Health is
looking for a few good volunteers

Noelda Lopez would like to disabuse you of the notion that you need a medical degree to help the Florida Department of Health in Lake County. "You don't have...
clermont city clerkTracy Ackroyd Howe honored
with 2016 Home Rule Hero award

The Florida League of Cities announced that Clermont City Clerk Tracy Ackroyd Howe is one of 70 city officials statewide to receive the League's 2016 Home Rule Hero...
lake county stormwaterLake County urges residents to keep
storm drains clean to avoid flooding
Lake County's recent heavy rainfall could lead to localized drainage issues. That's why the Lake County Stormwater Section and the Adopt-a-Lake Program are reminding...
Purple MartinsClermont offers a free class on
Purple Martins at Lake Hiawatha

The Purple Martins are back in town. After a winter stay farther south, the birds have returned to South Lake County. Clermont’s Parks and Recreation Department....
nature festThe Friends of Lake Louisa State
Park present Nature Fest on May 7 

Nature Fest, the popular hands on nature program, returns to Lake Louisa State Park Saturday, May 7 from 10am to 2pm. Nature Fest is a family friendly event...
may coffee & conversationSean Parks and Marc Dodd to host
Coffee & Conversations at Chick-fil-A

Sean Parks, chairman of the Lake County Board of Commissioners, and School Board Member Marc Dodd are inviting the public to attend Coffee & Conversations...
Stuart WilsonGlider flight provides the thrill of
lifetime for retired Air Force Colonel

I used to be a navigator in the US Air Force. I logged over 3,500 hours of operational and training flights in C-141 and C-130 aircraft, here in the continental US as well...
united healthcare polo cupUnited Healthcare Polo Cup
to benefit local Boys & Girls Clubs

Here is an opportunity to watch a polo match and help local children in need. UnitedHealthcare (UHC) is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter...
wings & wildflowers festivalFifth Annual Wings & Wildflowers
Festival is looking for some sponsors

Are you looking for another way to get exposure for your nature-oriented business, perhaps by tying it in with the local area? Sponsorship registration is now open for....
Robert ChandlerLake County Economic Development
launches new manufacturing website

Lake County's Economic Development & Tourism Division, in partnership with the county's Communications Department, has launched the new...
free comic book dayHeroes Landing to celebrate
World Free Comic Book Day on May 7

Break out your superhero suits, with or without capes. Heroes Landing in Clermont is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating perhaps the...
run for kris 5kClermont Police Department to hold
fun run to benefit Officer Kris Kruse

The Clermont Police Department, assisted by Sommer Sports, is holding a fun run to help one of their own. The Run for Kris 5k will be held on Saturday, May 12, at...
presidents hall of famePHoF to host Civil War encampment
and homeless veterans' organization

Veteran's Day may not be until November, but the Presidents Hall of Fame is holding a Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 30. The attraction...
Aurelia ColeKiwanis Club community prayer
breakfast to benefit SteamFit Academy

Coordinating their event with the National Day of Prayer, the Kiwanis Clubs of Clermont and South Lake will hold their annual Community Prayer Breakfast on the theme...
painting with a twistLSSC and Clermont Painting With a
Twist partner for alumni fundraiser

If you enjoy being creative and are looking for a fun night out, you might be interested to learn that the Lake-Sumter State College Alumni Association is hosting an...
florida triple crown bus roadeoWilson Lampkin competes in
Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo

Training to achieve higher performance and "putting it all" on the line in competition is the mindset of a champion. This past weekend Lake County Public...
Larry MetzState Representative Larry Metz to
hold town hall meetings in Clermont

State Representative Larry Metz will host five town hall meetings with constituents to review the highlights of the 2016 Regular Session. The town hall meetings are...
KindergartenSouth Lake area schools to hold
kindergarten orientation sessions

Your little boy or girl is all grown up, or at least ready to start kindergarten. What can you do to make the transition easier for both of you? Most South...
Opera@theLibraryOpera@theLibrary to present
Rossini's opera "Le Comte Ory"

Cooper Memorial Library's Opera@theLibrary once again brings a piece by Gioachino Rossini to the library. This time, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy his...
CAALCCAALC will bring the Caribbean to
Clermont for its annual Jerk Festival

"The Caribbean-American Association of Lake County (CAALC) will once again host the annual Taste  of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival at Clermont Waterfront...
water safety weekLake County partners promote safe
swimming during Water Safety Month

Lake County's Water Safety Advisory Committee, government agencies and private partners are hosting Water Safety Month in May. The events will offer free...
world record weberFour local youths apply three Ds
to achieve success in multiple sports

Four local youths excel in multiple sports and are outstanding students. They inspire their peers and they all share the same three keys to success...
clermont elementary schoolClermont Elementary School to hold
event reflecting on its 100 year history

One hundred years in existence is something to celebrate, and that's exactly what Clermont Elementary School is doing. Though the school has already held a number of...
boys and girls clubsLaw enforcement agencies work to
benefit the Florida Special Olympics

Local law enforcement agencies have been working to benefit the Special Olympics. The Clermont Police Department recently participated in a bench press...
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