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Public Servant Award – Lt. David J. Pelton

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 1:17 am

Lake County Sheriff Gary Borders presented the Chamber’s “Public Servant Award” to Lieutenant David J. Pelton at the September Chamber Breakfast. After beginning his employment at the Lake County Jail in 1994, Pelton’s career has progressed at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office from Uniform Patrol to Criminal Investigations and he has consistently been promoted through the ranks to his current status as Lieutenant. In May 2013, he was named the

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  • Clermont Pediatric Dentistry

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:41 am

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    Don’t miss this year’s Halloween Candy Buy Back Event! Did you know that last year Clermont Pediatric Dentistry teamed up with Operation Shoebox to donate almost 1,000 pounds of candy to U.S. troops overseas? Bring your Halloween candy to our new office, located in Clermont at 3165 Citrus Tower Blvd, on Monday, November 3rd from 2pm-7pm. For every pound of candy you will receive $1.00 and an entry into a

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  • Healthcare Where East Meets West!

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:39 am

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    Thank you South Lake County! We are in our second year of practice serving Lake County and surrounding areas. In July of this year we moved into our own office located off US Hwy 27 and the intersection of Citrus Tower Blvd. (221 North Hwy 27, Unit G, Clermont, FL 34711). We have tailored our clinic to the changing needs of the community and our patients. The practice covers family

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Oakland Nature Preserve in Words and Pictures

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 2:12 pm

The members of the Clermont Garden Club invite the public to come to the Garden Club building (849 West Avenue, Clermont, 34711) on Saturday, November 1st at 10 a.m.  Jackie Rolly will be speaking about: “Oakland Nature Preserve: Before and After”. This a free educational event open to everyone. For information about the Clermont Garden Club, please check out our website:

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  • Beta Theta Pays It Forward With Your Support

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:56 am

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    Pictured L to R:  Terry Moherek, Beta Theta president; Venessa Rivera, Ronald McDonald House representative; Michelle Delaney, Beta Theta Mardi Gras event coordinator; Sandie Stacy, Beta Theta Vice President. Beta Theta chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA), is a philanthropic organization that has actively served the South Lake County community for more than 35 years. Its members recently visited the Ronald McDonald House of Central Florida bringing needed items and

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  • Fundraiser Performance at South Lake High School

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Nello, The great & Powerful will perform at South Lake High School auditorium October 29th at 7:00pm. This fundraiser benefits the SLHS Band program. The event will feature stage hypnotist Nelson Papucci performing his comedy hypnosis routine. “What people are getting is a Vegas-caliber show, only without vulgarities and sexual references. It’s important to keep everything clean. I want the whole family to come out.” -Papucci. Tickets are $10; there

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Hoops 2015

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Pictured is East Ridge’s Boys Varsity Basketball Coach Mike Clutter helping out recently stressing fundamentals with the young players. Lake County Hoops Basketball Program “Hoops 2015” for Boys and Girls ages 7 to 18 is accepting final registrations. Last registration will be held at the Clermont Elementary School Gym on Bloxam Avenue in Clermont Saturday, November 1st from 9AM to 3PM, please show up at your designated team selection time.

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  • Clermont Wolves Are In The Hunt

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 10:13 am

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    The Clermont Wolves, coached by Scott Bruinsma and Nick Whitehouse, currently with a record of three wins, one draw and one loss are solid contenders in the Greater Central Florida Youth Soccer League Boys under 10 Division. The thirteen teams that make up the U- 10 division are: Apopka, Port Orange, the Villages, Ridge Youth, Maitland (2 teams), Stetson, Poinciana, Ridge, Orlando City, ACYS, Lake County, Southeast Volusia and Clermont.

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  • Volleyball at Real Life

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Real Life Christian Academy JV & Varsity Volleyball teams are having a fantastic season. The JV Girls team is 22-1. They played their quarter final playoff game against Ruskin Christian and won and then had to play Landmark Christian from Haines City in the semi finals and won again. These girls will be traveling to Clearwater Christian College on Oct.25th to play in the Florida Christian Conference State Championship. The

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Winnie…Winnie…Winnie…When Will She Find A Home To Call Her Own?

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Hello! My name is Winnie and I’m patiently waiting for a home to call my own. I was rescued from Animal Services by Houndhaven. They found out that I was heartworm positive and have been treating me for that. All the volunteers have been so sweet to me and tell me I look like a miniature chocolate lab! At a mere 40 pounds you could just carry me around with

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  • Kiwanis Club of Clermont

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 2:32 pm


    Pictured are Alan Garcia (left) and Matt McLean. Matt McLean, CEO and Founder of “Uncle Matt’s Organic” of Clermont, was the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Clermont on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Matt talked about his generations of family citrus growing and how he ventured into the organic juice business in 1999 with a passion for healthy living as well as his long family history of growing citrus

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  • Cat Resource Center Annual Christmas Trees And Christmas Wreath Fundraiser

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:04 am


    Pets provide unconditional love and reverent loyalty that is rarely imitated. Regrettably not every pet is lucky enough to find a forever home and offer such allegiance. Cats especially. Locally 75 % of cats are euthanized or killed yearly because they are abandoned or no longer wanted. The abandoned cats that are left to fend for themselves often revert to their wild state of being and are especially in danger

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Montverde Day Festival & Carnival

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 1:07 am

One of South Lake County’s largest family celebrations takes place November 8 when the Town of Montverde presents its 35th Annual Montverde Day Festival and Carnival. “People come from all over central Florida for this event,” said Montverde Town Mayor Troy Bennett. “We’ll have over 140 food, craft and art vendors under the spreading oaks at Kirk Park in the heart of the town.” The celebration includes carnival, train and

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  • Halloween Celebration in Minneola

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:23 am


    Would you like to spend Halloween night as a family being safe and having FREE fun, FREE games, FREE food and FREE CANDY? The City of Minneola and Hillside Community Church are partnering together to provide our annual Safe Night Out.  It will take place on Friday, October 31 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Minneola Trailhead Park. All the events, games, food, and beverages will be FREE! Admission to this

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  • Pancakes!! Kiwanis of South Lake

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:12 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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