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Road Closure

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 7:22 am

The City of Clermont Public Works Department announced today it will be closing Bloxam Avenue from State Road 50 south to East Minnehaha Avenue from 10 p.m., Thursday, July 24, until 5 a.m., Friday, July 25. The reason for the closure is due to construction of a new sanitary sewer connection for new construction on the southwest corner of State Road 50 and Bloxam Avenue. The Lake County dispatch has

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  • Bennett Pediatrics, LLC

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:56 am

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    Caring for the child. Caring for the family. Bennett Pediatrics is a full service pediatric office that opened in Clermont, Florida in January 2014. Led by Dr. Lorna Bennett – Board Certified Pediatrician/Owner, the practice is simply a “breath of fresh air”. Nestled in a cute little space at 365 Citrus Tower Blvd, Ste 104, the practice is tastefully decorated with the kids and the parents in mind. As you

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  • Why Go Camping?

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:04 am

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    BECAUSE NO KID EVER SAYS, “Hey remember that summer we watched all that TV.” Clerbrook Golf & RV Resort is inviting everyone to come out and enjoy an inexpensive fun filled weekend of camping, fishing, swimming, and/or golf. Clerbrook Golf and RV Resort is open to the public and is situated among the rolling hills of Clermont, Fl. Our resort features over 1250 campsites on 287 acres in the heart

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Calling All Veterans

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:48 am

If you know of a Veteran living in Lake, Sumter or Marion counties whose name should be added to the Lake County Veterans Memorial, call 352.314.2100, or go to

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  • Local Girl Wins National Award

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:42 am

    DAR contest winner MAREN SNOW

    Maren Snow was honored in Washington, D.C. on June 26, 2014 by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for winning the American History essay award over all other students in the United States. Her subject was “The Lives of Children During the American Revolution. Maren won the local contest sponsored by Tomoka Chapter D.A.R. and the state and regional contests. Maren is a student of ACE Academy and

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  • Lake County Fire Rescue and Animal Control Rescue Kitten from Drain Pipe

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:44 am


    It took nearly a dozen professionals, including four Lake County Fire personnel and two Animal Control Officers to rescue a 6-week-old kitten trapped in a drain pipe in Clermont. The tiny black cat, nicknamed “Hydrant” by shelter staff, may have been stuck in the pipe on Wilkinson Drive for 4-5 days. “The kitten was lethargic and not very responsive so we stimulated him, dried him off and gave him oxygen,”

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Montverde Academy Welcomes Brazilian Team

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Team to utilize MVA’s world class training facilities to prepare for their International Tournament in Mexico City, Mexico, August 2nd through August 10th. Montverde Academy will be hosting the Brazilian Under-17 National Team on our campus from July 22nd until July 30th. This is the first time that Montverde Academy will host the Brazilian National Team who will be training each day throughout the week on the campus of Montverde

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  • MVA to Hold FREE Swimming Clinic

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:15 pm


    Montverde Academy will be holding a FREE swimming clinic from 8 AM until 11 AM (Monday-Friday) beginning Monday July 28th and running through Friday August 15th. The upcoming clinic will offer swimming activities and skills development trainings for children ages 7-11, and ages 11 through 18 (*prior swimming experience is required for children 7-11). All clinic instruction will be conducted at the newly constructed Montverde Academy Aquatics Center under the

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  • City of Clermont and Lake County Rowing Announce First Regatta

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 2:56 pm


    The City of Clermont and the Lake County Rowing Association announced that the Leader of the Lake Regatta will be hosted on Nov. 8-9 at Lake Minneola. It will be the first regatta since the City won a grant to build the Clermont Boathouse at Waterfront Park. The 5,000-square-foot boathouse will be headquarters for the Lake County Rowing Association, which worked with the city and Lake County Commissioner Sean Parks

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Animal Services reduces fees during ‘Cat and Dog Days of Summer Sale’

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:02 am

Lake County Animal Services is hosting the “Cat and Dog Days of Summer Sale” from July 12-26, with steep discounts on all adoptable animals on a first-come, first-served basis for a limited time only. “To help reduce the population at the now overcrowded shelter and avoid the euthanasia of adoptable animals, the county is offering dogs and cats at a drastically reduced rate of $10, down from $50 and $40

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  • Scholarship Recipients

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:52 am

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    On July 1, 2014 the Kiwanis Club of Clermont hosted 7 of the 16 recipients of the Kiwanis Club of Clermont Foundation’s 2014 college scholarship awards.  The Scholarship Committee and the students were introduced to each other for the first time and each recipient addressed the membership and thanked the club for its generosity and dedication to the community. The ranges of colleges they will be attending are USF, UF,

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  • Clermont Toastmasters

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:55 am


    Clermont Toastmasters would like to congratulate (from left) Barbara Amato (Best Table Topics), Donald Toldson (Most Improved), Dantette Nicholas (Best Evaluator), Joyce Prakke (Best Speaker) and Wendy Stone (Club President) at the July 14 meeting. Clermont Toastmasters meets every Monday night at 6:30pm at the SDA Church at 100 Minnehaha Avenue in Clermont.  For more information visit or call 352-234-6495. Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches

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Opera at the Library

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:11 am

On Monday, July 28, at 1:45 P.M., Opera at the Library will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s delightful opera The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote) at the Cooper Memorial Library, in room 108 B. The Magic Flute was Mozart’s last opera. It premiered 3 months before his death in 1791. This opera has been the source of countless studies which have dispelled many myths previously attributed to the plot and characters portrayed

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  • Free Concert at the Winery

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:09 am

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    Florida’s rising young blues star, Selwyn Birchwood, the winner (in a field of over 125 other bands) of the 2013 International Blues Challenge, currently celebrating the release of his Alligator Records debut, DON’T CALL NO AMBULANCE, will give a free performance as part of the Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards Summer Music Series in Clermont on Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 1-4 p.m. Birchwood is a guitar and lap-steel-playing bundle of

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  • Summer Art Camp for Kids

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm


    South Lake Art League’s Cagan and Montrose Studios There is still plenty of time to sign up for one or more weeks of the Summer Art Camp for Kids. Cagan Art Studio, 16640 Cagan Crossings Blvd, is hosting arts & crafts (clay, jewelry, painting, drawing) workshops, a paper craft workshop and a theater arts workshop entitled Broadway Bound Kids. The one week long workshops will be repeated from June to

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