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Native Plant Society Program at the Library

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 1:46 am

All About Hummingbirds: Their Habits & Habitats will be presented by the Lake Beautyberry Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society at 10 AM on Saturday, August 2nd at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, adjoining the LSCC campus just off Hancock Rd about a half mile north of SR-50. Learn many fascinating facts about these tiny birds and find out how you can make your yard a

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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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Book Sale

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm

The Friends of Cooper Memorial Library will hold their semi-annual book sale Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2, 2014 from 9 AM to 1 PM at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont. All have been sorted and are in good condition. The books include general fiction, romance, mystery, science fiction and biography. On sale also are all kinds of non-fiction including history, economics, religion, child-rearing, psychology, cook

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  • Food Trucks and Music in Downtown Clermont

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:47 pm


    Clermont Downtown Partnership is hosting “Music on Montrose”, a free live music event on Friday, August 1 from 6-9 p.m. Food trucks will be part of the event in Historic Downtown Clermont. Attendees to the event can purchase culinary delights beginning at 5:30 pm from  the 10 trucks such as Kona Dog, Big Cheese, Carbama, and Monsta Lobsta to name a few. The music and trucks will be located in

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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 Team is Heading to World Series

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 1:05 am

2014 State Champions! Ryan Monaghan, Max Kurtz, Jacob Kerns, Brett Kelly, Johnny Ball, Justin Grecco, Hunter Andrews, Jayce Thompson, Maveric Ferguson, AJ Shaver, Hunter Daniels, Jayson Brackmon. Coaches: Tony Shaver, Jeremy Thompson, Thom Kobylarczk The South Lake Dixie Youth 12U All Star team just returned from winning the State Tournament in Freeport, FL. Our team will now represent the State of Florida in the Dixie Youth World Series! This is

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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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Programs at Oakland Nature Preserve

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Insect Lecture: Saturday, August 2, 12:00p.m. Lord of the Flies: The Fascinating World of True Flies. Rescheduled from last month. Join entomologist Christy LeDuc for a lecture about True flies. Find out what makes them unique and then join Christy or a safari around the Preserve hunting for all kinds of insects — catch and release of course. Nets will be provided while they last. This program is free to

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  • Beta Theta Donation

    Posted on July 27, 2014 at 1:19 am

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    A donation was made by Beta Theta Sorority, ESA, to the local organization “back to school is cool”, which assists homeless and economically challenged students with essential tools to succeed at the school level. The members of Beta Theta raised funds for this organization and numerous other local charities thru their annual “Mardi Gras” which is held each March and supported by many local merchants and residents. Pictured is Jackie

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  • Ruff Times Rescue Presents: Jasper and Annual Poker Tournament

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 1:20 am


    Ruff Times Rescue is trying to help place Jasper in a loving home. We were contacted by a local vet who said she was left there. They nursed her back to health, but now they need our help. Here is their email to us: “Jasper is a spayed female mix dog. She came into our clinic a couple months ago with a fish hook hanging out of her mouth and

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Clermont Toastmasters

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 1:57 am

Clermont Toastmasters would like to congratulate (from left) Vicky Dortch (Best Table Topics), Elaine Giddens (Most Improved), Tom Stone (Best Speaker), Wendy Stone (Club President) and Jim Storr (Best Evaluator) not pictured, at the July 14 meeting. Clermont Toastmasters meets every Monday night at 6:30pm at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 100 Minnehaha Avenue in Clermont.  For more information visit or call 352-234-6495. Toastmasters International is a non-profit

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  • Outside the Box Presents “The Dixie Swim Club”

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 1:54 pm

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    Outside The Box (OTB) has lined up a terrific cast for its season opener, The Dixie Swim Club by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten. Angel Allen, Juli Goldstone, Catherine Goodison,  Cynthia Ros McClendon, and Jolene Sheets will all be making their OTB debuts on August 8, in Montverde. Directed by Wm Andre Provencher, with assistance from Nicole E. Durbin, The Dixie Swim Club is the story of five

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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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