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Clermont Police and Firefighters Invite Youth to Compete in Charity Dodgeball Tournament

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:29 am

The Clermont Police and Fire Departments are proud to announce the inaugural Lights and Ladders Community Dodgeball Tournament. This communitywide event will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, from 5 PM – 10 PM at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park located at 2510 S. Highway 27 in Clermont. Children 10 to 16 years old can pick a team and play for free. There also will be free food served from

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  • Green Mountain Pizza in Montverde

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:06 am

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    In July of 2013, best friends and Minneola residents Miranda Straugh & Roberto Delverme turned their dream of owning a restaurant into reality, opening Green Mountain Pizza in the beautiful town of Montverde. Located in a quiet, country setting, Green Mountain Pizza proudly serves up fresh, made-to-order Italian classics like pasta dishes, pizza, calzones, stromboli, and hot subs, as well as local favorites like burgers, wings, deli sandwiches, and salads.

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  • Is Your Refund Impacted by the Affordable Care Act?

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:01 am

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    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has created a new intersection between health care and taxes. It’s the biggest change to the federal tax code in over 20 years. Certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act – also known as the Health Care Law – will probably affect your federal income tax return when you file this year. The Tax Professionals at H&R Block are ready to help you through these

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Thirteenth Annual Women’s Expo – Vendors Needed

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:48 am

The 13th Annual South Lake Women’s Expo, sponsored by the Clermont Women’s Club, will be held Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Wesley Center at the First United Methodist Church, which is located at 950 7th Street, north of SR 50, Clermont. We are now taking applications for this event, which has proven to be a wonderful time for all attendees to learn about our local businesses and have fun

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  • The 18th Annual Kumquat Festival®

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:50 am


    The Festival will be held Saturday January 31st, 2015 in Downtown Dade City, centered around Pasco County’s iconic historic courthouse. Over 40,000 attendees including Florida residents from Tampa Bay and surrounding counties, winter residents, tourists and “day trippers” will enjoy a day of fun, shopping and entertainment. Festival admission is free, parking is free, shuttles are free and entertainment is free!! The Festival celebrates the “little gold gem of the

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  • Winter Tour of the Scrub Jay Trail

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 1:52 am

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    On Saturday, February 7, 2015  from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. the public is invited to a guided tour of the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, 11490 Monte Vista Road, Clermont, FL. Enjoy hot tea and coffee on the porch before heading off on this educational tour that will take participants through the restoration area of the federally threatened Florida scrub-jay, the ancient gopher tortoise, and threatened and endangered native plant species.

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Clermont to Host 2nd Annual World Police Soccer Championship

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:30 am

Soccer teams made up of law-enforcement officers from around the world converged on Clermont last year for the first World Police Soccer 7s Championship games. The Clermont Police Department and the National Training Center (NTC) are hosting the 2nd Annual World Police Soccer 7s World Championship on Feb. 25-27 at the NTC soccer fields located at 1935 Don Wickham Drive on the South Lake Hospital campus in Clermont. Clermont Police

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  • Clermont Shuffleboard Club

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:21 am


    The Clermont Shuffleboard Club hosted an district amateur tournament recently and 4 of the top 8 places were won by Clermont shufflers. George Snyder and Tom Allen won first place. Steve Raley and Rich Celidonia placing third and Ray Flood and Carleen Flood taking fourth in the main event. Harry Cast and Barbara Cast placed 4th in consolation. The Club welcomes anyone interested in trying out this great activity to

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  • Paddling Adventure and Clean-up on the Lower Wekiva River

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 1:38 am


    The Lake County Water Authority, in conjunction with the Lake County Parks and Trails Division, is inviting participants to the “Paddling Adventure and Clean-up,” to be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30. The group will meet at the Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park at Katie’s Landing, located at 262 Wekiva Park Drive, Sanford. During this free event, paddlers will have the opportunity to help

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Beginning Birder Class

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:33 am

Lake County’s Parks & Trails Division is offering the outdoor Beginning Birder class with Trails Specialist Gallus Quigley from 8 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 at Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve (PEAR) Park – Gateway, located at 26701 U.S. Highway 27 in Leesburg. This all-inclusive, free class will discuss binoculars, field guides and other topics for novice birders, to be followed by a short hike. “The Beginning Birder

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  • Clermont VFW Honors

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:29 am

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    Ms. Sarah Schuh, the winner of the Post 5277 Voice of Democracy Award, and Ms. Sarah South, the winner of the 2014 Patriot’s Pen Award, were both honored on January 15th at the general meeting of the Clermont VFW. Both young ladies from Clermont received a bouquet of roses and $500 in scholarship funds from the Post and the Ladies Auxiliary. Their essays were very touching and written from the

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  • South Lake Rotary Club

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 1:28 am


    Pictured is Rotarian Ernst Jaschinski, program chairman for the day, presenting a children’s book that will be inscribed with Rotarian Pierce’s name and date of presentation, and placed in an area elementary school. The speaker for the January 20th meeting of the South Lake Rotary Club was member and Past District Governor, Roger Pierce. His presentation centered around the City of Clermont Redevelopment Agency, a city agency that looks at

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Michigan Day Luncheon

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:46 am

The 68th annual Michigan Day potluck luncheon for former and current Michigan residents will be held Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch is at noon, at the Eustis Community Center, 601 Lakeshore Drive in Eustis. Donation is $3 per person. Bring a favorite dish to share. Chicken, coffee and water provided. Door prizes and surprises! For information contact Clarence Miller at 517.281.9766 or Steve Ellmer

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  • Event at Garden Club

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:17 am

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    The Clermont Garden Club will be holding a free gardening event on Saturday, February 7 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Teresa Watkins, radio personality, will be speaking on “Gardening around the world in your backyard”. Everyone is invited to attend. The Clermont Garden Club is located at 849 West Avenue, near downtown Clermont (34711). For more information about the Clermont Garden Club, please visit our website:

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  • Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 1:45 am


    The Clermont/Minneola Lions Club will be holding its first Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance. This event will be held at the E.L. Puryear Building on S. Lake Avenue in Groveland, and is open to the public. There will be a roast beef and chicken dinner, with a DJ performing music and light show for dancing. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple. A good/fun night will be had

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