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Accreditation Team Invites Public Comments About Clermont Police Department

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 2:50 am

A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive April 23, 2014, to examine all aspects of the Clermont Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services, Chief Charles Broadway announced. The Clermont Police Department must comply with about 260 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many standards are critical to life, health and safety issues. As part of the on-site

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Business Highlight

  • Stone Creek Pizza Celebrates One Year Anniversary

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 3:48 am

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    Stone Creek Pizza is locally owned and operated by both Sal Shields and Jimmy Busk, with a whole lot of help from the best roster of pizza makers and delivery drivers in Clermont. We are very proud to have just celebrated our one-year anniversary and can’t wait to persevere in year two. Our only focus is, and has always been, to provide delicious pizza at the best prices in town

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  • Magic Moments Celebrating 20 Years

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 3:34 am

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    Hey everybody! We’re Nancy and Sam Allison of Magic Moments and we’re celebrating 20 years of operating quality child care in downtown Clermont. We opened our doors in April 1994, and are proud that some of our long-term staff have worked here almost as long! In a recent parent survey, one parent said “there is an old-fashioned sense of family and values in this school, coupled with progressive and creative

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Gardens In The Hills

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 12:56 pm

The Clermont Garden Club presents its’ 13th annual Garden Walk on Saturday, May 3, 2014.   Hours are 9 am – 2 pm. The event begins at either South Lake Hospital, located on Don Wickham Road on the east side of Clermont, or the Clermont Garden Club building located at 749 West Avenue near downtown Clermont. Several residential gardens will also be on this year’s tour. The 2014 Garden Walk features

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  • Lake County Fire Rescue’s Rescue Team Trains at Camp Blanding

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:54 pm

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    The nature of the imagined scene would be a nightmare for any public safety department: over 15 separate bombings striking “Anytown, USA” and targeting government buildings, police and fire stations, hospitals, schools and other soft targets. But it was a scene Lake County Fire Rescue’s Light Technical Rescue Team (LTRT), a part of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), was well prepared for when they recently participated in the Florida

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  • Rotary Club of South Lake County

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:53 pm


    The Rotary Club of South Lake County at their regular Tuesday noon meeting recently enjoyed the presentation of Zenneth Nevers of the Nevers Foundation, a local charity that helps needy children of the Lake County area. Zenneth, an accomplished comedian, kept his audience entertained with stories and comedic routines about the children who have benefited from the Nevers Foundation. Nevers travels around the Central Florida area presenting the program about

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Montverde Academy to hold Aquatics Center Grand Opening Ceremony

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Montverde Academy’s Aquatic Center Grand Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting will take place Thursday April 17, 2014, at 12:30 pm. The public is welcomed, and MVA students will be having a half-day, so student attendance from all three school levels is encouraged. The much anticipated opening of Montverde Academy’s new sports facility (62 feet wide by 84 feet long; depth 4 feet deep in the middle and 6 feet deep

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  • Chris Rider Award

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:58 pm

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    Pictured are Beau Phanord, Jared Arellano and Alex Ludick Lake County Hoops – part of South Lake Recreation makes awards to community volunteers. The Chris Rider award is to honor a coach/father and his relationship to his daughter or son. This award is to reflect the coach’s leadership, instruction, teamwork and the bonding relationship with the child. Congratulations to Beau Phanord!

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  • Lake County Paves the Way for 20-Court Sand Volleyball Complex

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 7:07 am

    The Lake County Board of County Commissioners approved an agreement on April 8 that would allow The Florida Region of USA Volleyball to begin construction on the Hickory Point Beach sand volleyball complex, set to open the weekend of July 4. The 20 sand volleyball courts will be built at the Hickory Point Recreational Facility, located on the shores of Lake Harris in Tavares, and will boast professional level net

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Local Women’s Giving Circle

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm

“Women’s Giving Circles” are becoming increasingly more popular. They have proven to be extremely effective forms of giving by generating impressive community impact, especially in recent years. As Kathy Smith explained at the Women’s Giving Alliance Luncheon, that was held at the Community Foundation of South Lake on March 26th, 2014, “women expect a deeper level of communication with the organizations that they support and place greater importance on hearing

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  • RUFF Rescue

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 3:08 am

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    Frankie and Cole (pictured) are Lab/Boxer mixes born Christmas Day 2013. Both boys enjoy playing with their toys, either having a game of “tug of war,” “keep away,” or just curling up in one of the puppy beds taking a nap. They also love to just be held and cuddled. Cole is the most energetic pup, who loves to run and play with his toys. He enjoys running around the

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  • Spring Used Book, Bake & Yard Sale

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:49 am

    The Friends of the Minneola Schoolhouse Library would like to invite you to our Spring Sale. There will be a huge selection of hard cover and paperback fiction, nonfiction and children’s books. These are gently used books that have been donated to the Minneola Schoolhouse Library or thinned from the library collection. There is truly something for everyone. There will be 25 tables full of yard sale items with a

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A Weekend of Improv

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Looking for family-friendly fun that’s financially frugal? Then join Humor Resources Improv for a weekend of games and workshops that the whole family can enjoy! It starts Friday, April 25th at 7pm when Humor Resources Improv will be doing a sidesplitting “Whose Line Is It Anyway”-style improv experience. On Saturday, April 26th at 7pm, they will present “Pick-A-Quest Improv Adventure” where the audience decides what kind of show they will

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  • Native American Flute Circle

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    The South Lake Native American Flute Circle will meet April 24th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Clermont Historic Village Train Depot, 490 West Avenue, Clermont. All are welcome to come listen, join in, or try a flute. No prior musical experience needed. Percussion and string instruments are welcomed to join in a unity of sound. For more information: or 352.989.6326.

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  • Students Perform National Anthem

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm

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    The Caponis Cannolis School of the Arts Show Chorus recently performed the National Anthem for the Atlanta Braves at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. Visit their website at for information regarding future performances including Disney World.

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