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Clermont’s Art Festival Attracts Most Artists in Event History

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 1:56 am

The largest fine arts and fine crafts festival in South Lake County’s recent history will showcase nearly 50 juried artists and artisans during the 8th Annual Royal Oak Homes Downtown Clermont Art Festival (DCAF). On Saturday and Sunday, November 1st and 2nd, 2014 in Historic Downtown Clermont, artists from as far away as Wisconsin and Oklahoma, as well as fine artists from all areas of Florida, will unveil their creative

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  • South Lake Computers

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:06 am

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    “Today, it’s not as simple as just owning a computer anymore. Computer users are battling now more than ever, to keep their PCs safe, up-to-date and performing well,” says Adam, owner of South Lake Computers in Clermont. South Lake Computers recognizes this ongoing battle and offers its high-quality products and services to the community and can help reduce the headaches experienced by everyday computer users. Their professional computer repair services

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  • Doctor’s Weight Control – Weight Loss Should Not Be Scary!

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:03 am

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    Losing weight is a challenge for most people, but Robert Bartemus, DO, and his staff at Doctor’s Weight Control are here to help you along the way. “We focus not only on our patient’s weight loss goals, but on their overall health,” Dr. Bartemus says. “Now is a great time to lose weight before the holidays too!” In July of 2002, Bartemus opened the doors to his office in Clermont

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South Lake Chamber To Host 4th Annual Taste Of South Lake

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:33 pm

The South Lake Chamber of Commerce will host its 4th Annual Taste of South Lake and Business Expo on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Waterfront Park in Clermont. The ever growing event includes over two dozen of the area’s most popular restaurants featuring samples of their signature dishes and drinks. Additionally, non-restaurant businesses have an opportunity to highlight their products and services in an atmosphere

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  • Scrub Jay Orientation Program

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 8:23 am

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    On Saturday, November 1 from 8am-11am, at The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail in Clermont, the public is invited to a free scrub-jay orientation program. The Trail is located at 11490 Monte Vista Road, in Clermont. This is an opportunity for newcomers to become oriented with The Florida Scrub-Jay and get to know the history of this bird,  and its fate if we do not protect and restore its habitat. After a

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  • GEM of the Hills Award – Mark Compston

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 1:21 am

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    Mark Compston from Mark’s Floors was presented the Chamber’s “Gem of the Hills” award at the September Chamber Breakfast! This special award is given to South Lake residents who positively impact our Community in many different ways. Community Relations Chair Michelle Michnoff made the announcement after first going through many of Mark’s initiatives on giving back to the South Lake Community including: his new non-profit Youth Sports Foundation; holding an

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10U Clermont Cobras travel baseball is looking for players

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:14 am

The 10U Clermont Cobras travel baseball team is looking for enthusiastic and committed players to join the team. If interested please contact Coach Billy Thomas at 407-948-3940.

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  • East Ridge Swim Team

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 1:08 am


    There were many wet faces on the pool deck last week and it wasn’t due to the pool water. Three Lake County schools held their Senior Night on Thursday at the National Training Center. This meet was also the last of the regular season and therefore was the last meet for many of the swimmers. East Ridge celebrated the achievements of 8 girls and three boys during the event. Seniors

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  • Green Valley Women’s Golf

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:00 am

    On Thursday, October 15th the Ladies of Green Valley Country Club played a blind nine tournament. The chairperson of the day picked nine holes that would count less 1/2 of handicap. These nine holes were not known until play was completed. The winners were:  1st – Evelyn Chandler, 2nd- Janice Freeman, 3rd- Mary Ann Fisher, 4th – Leslie Hyatt, 5th- Janice Pillows, 6th – Bert Hejl, 7th – Sarah Jossart.

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Trash and Treasures Sale

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:16 am

Trash & Treasure Sale! Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Clermont will be holding a “Trash & Treasures” Sale on Friday November 7th, and Saturday November 8th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will go to purchasing materials for making quilts for Lutheran World Relief and local groups. In the picture are Dorothy Derrick and Susan Sherman, holding the items the church creates for charity.

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  • Alliance To Protect Water Resources

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 1:59 am

    The Alliance To Protect Water Resources is very pleased to have as our program speaker at our November 6th meeting, Ms. Lauren Ritchie, columnist for the Orlando Sentinel. Ms. Ritchie is Lake County’s voice of community and political commentary, read by everyone interested in Lake County and our communities. Please join us to hear Lauren’s commentary on the recent elections and community issues on Thursday, November 6th, at 7pm, at

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  • Ribbon Cutting – Read to Sydney

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:53 am

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    The “Read to Sydney” dynamic duo of Thom Battisto & Sydney, an Australian Sheppard/Chow mix & accredited therapy dog, were officially welcomed as Chamber members with a ribbon cutting ceremony! “Read to Sydney” is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide South Lake County with humane education for grade school children, humane education events for the entire family and visits to local nursing homes. One of their slogans is,

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A Magical Evening Gala Tickets Now On Sale!

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 3:17 pm

New Beginnings of Central Florida is welcoming the season of giving with its 7th Annual Gala, themed “A Magical Evening” to benefit local homeless families of Central Florida. The charity gala will be held Thursday, November 20th at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center, 3700 S Hwy 27 Clermont, FL 34711. The magical evening will begin at 6:PM and features Orlando’s very own Anti-gravity along with newly named magician Jeff

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  • Animal Farm at Moonlight Players

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 1:00 am

    The Moonlight Players proudly present Animal Farm, a musical rendition of George Orwell’s classic political satire. The barnyard comes to life on stage as the animals’ search for equality and unity becomes disrupted by power and greed. The show runs October 31st through November 23rd with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2:30pm. Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $15 for children. Call 352-319-1116

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  • Pancakes!! Kiwanis of South Lake

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:55 am


    The Kiwanis of South Lake is flipping pancakes once again during the Downtown Clermont Art Festival on Saturday November 1st, 2014. This year we will be located on the corner of Montrose and 8th street. We will be serving old fashioned pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee for just $5.00 per person. Proceeds will go towards funding of the breakfast. Contact Janice Senninger for tickets at 407-256-3219 or Lucy Hage

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