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Walking Tour Fun

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 1:39 am

Over 20 hearty souls braved the rain showers on Monday, September 8th to take a walk through the history of Montrose Street.  Lead by Dolores Gano Walker, the group started at the First Baptist Church where they learned that it was started in 1888 with only five (5) members and ended at the Mulberry Inn which was originally built where today’s Clermont post office is located and was known as

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  • Cinderella’s MaidServant

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 1:38 am

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    Call: (352) 504-0250 Initial From $100 / 2 Weeks $75 / 4 Weeks $85 Cinderella’s MaidServant is a family business that was founded  in 1995. Tatyana’s growing and loyal clients have fallen in love with her sweet personality, her great professionalism, and her Russian style of cleaning. Knowing that people live with different numbers of pets, all levels of clutter, and certainly all types of surfaces, she understands that all

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  • The Critical Link Between Vision and Learning…

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 1:35 am

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    Does your child struggle with schoolwork? Have a short attention span when reading? Have poor reading comprehension? Are you overwhelmed with homework? Dr. Allison Toler, OD and founder of Hope Vision Development Center explains, “Academic success requires 17 different visual skills and seeing 20/20 is just one of them. Vision screenings and routine eye exams can be misleading because they are not designed to test ALL of the visual skills.

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Lions Club Shooting Events

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 1:11 am

The Clermont-Minneola Lions Club wants to invite all to the monthly shotgun/skeet shoot. The first of 8 monthly events will start on September 20, 2014 at 9am. All events will be on the third Saturday of the month through April. For all who like target shooting, there will be several targets available for your pleasure. The rifles are to be only 410, 12 and 20 gauge rifles. The Lions have

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  • Lake County Animal Services to host ‘Tail Waggin’ Tailgate Adoption Blitz’

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 1:08 am

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    Put on your team jersey and gather up the whole family for Lake County Animal Services’ “Tail Waggin’ Tailgate Adoption Blitz,” to be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. The event, to take place at the shelter, located at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, will feature adoptable pets for $10, games, free hotdogs, coleslaw and kettle chips. Since Lake County Animal Services’ adoptable pet population

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  • City Council: Clermont Will Not Renew Red-Light Cameras After the Contract Expires

    Posted on September 14, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Clermont City Council members voted unanimously not to renew the contract the City has with American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the company that installed and manages Clermont’s red-light camera program, when the three-year contract expires in January 2017. The City currently has six cameras at four intersections. The red-light camera program started in Jan. 3, 2014, as a safety measure to help prevent fatalities and crashes due to drivers running red

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Tee Off to Support Student Athletes

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 1:23 am

Get out your golf clubs and tee off to support the LSSC student athletes. The Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. and Athletic Department will be hosting its 16th Annual Golf Classic at Arlington Ridge Golf Course on Friday, September 19, 2014. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $125 per golfer and includes a fun-filled day of golf, a custom golf shirt,

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  • Equine Obstacle Trail Challenge

    Posted on September 14, 2014 at 1:27 am


    Presented by The Friends of Lake Louisa State Park, this event will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Lake Louisa State Park, 7305 Hwy 27, Clermont, FL 34714. The course consists of 5 miles, 10 obstacles, and a great way to spend your day. Come test yourselves on our course. There will be food, fun, and a costume contest at 2 p.m. at the

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  • 8th Annual Oakley Seaver Golf Tournament

    Posted on September 13, 2014 at 1:24 am


    The Kiwanis Club of Clermont will be sponsoring its 8th annual Oakley Seaver Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, October 10, 2014. The event will be held at the Legends Golf & Country Club at 1700 Legendary Blvd., Clermont, FL and will  have a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Proceeds from this event provide four year scholarships to deserving high school seniors. For additional information please contact Harold Cummings at 352.394.6098 or

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Kiwanis Club of Clermont

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 1:46 am

Pictured are Alan Garcia, President of Kiwanis (left) and Aurelia Cole Aurelia Cole, who recently retired from the Lake County School System after 45 years and who has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Clermont, was the guest speaker at the club on September 9, 2014. Mrs. Cole gave an interesting account of her experience as a teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal of several schools in Lake County.

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  • Building Blocks’ Clients Receive Valuable Information

    Posted on September 14, 2014 at 1:36 am

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    Jenifer Matheny of E3 is pictured with client Laura Clements, while clients Phillip Hessburg and Bill McCarthy listen in the background. Building Blocks Ministries’ Building Healthy Bodies class welcomed E3 Family Solutions on four different occasions as they presented them with great information on peer pressure, STDs, drugs, alcohol, and several other topics. Jenifer Matheny (Lead Facilitator) role played with the clients over how positive and negative peer pressure can

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  • Dealer… A big guy looking to make one sweet deal with YOU!

    Posted on September 13, 2014 at 1:16 am


    Hi there! My name is Dealer and I’m not one to gamble, but if you adopt me…your house wins!! That’s right! Not only am I one handsome boy, but I am also an AKC registered black lab. Luck wasn’t on my side the day my owners had to move and dropped me off at animal control. Thank goodness things quickly turned around, and Houndhaven came to my rescue. All of

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South Lake Chamber to Host 4th Annual Taste of South Lake

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 1:33 am

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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  • Native American Flute Circle

    Posted on September 14, 2014 at 1:53 am

    South Lake Riverwind Native American flute circle meets the third Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Clermont Historic Village Train Depot, 490 West Avenue, Clermont. Free flute lessons and meet and greet from 6:00-6:30 p.m. – Flute Circle from 6:30-8:30. Listen, learn to play, or just join in! No prior music experience required. Percussion and string instruments welcome. For more information email Pam Dickey at or call

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  • Free Day of Dance and Ballroom Instruction

    Posted on September 13, 2014 at 1:28 am


    Now, for its seventh year, the local chapter of USA Dance is treating area residents and guests to a valuable free gift.  In tribute to National Ballroom Dance Week, USA Dance 6106 Lake-Sumter Counties will sponsor a free “Day of Dance” including free, professional ballroom-style dance instruction in three separate lessons planned for Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This free Day of Dance begins with

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