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Sydney’s Learning and Reading Center

Posted on June 1, 2015 at 1:08 am

Sydney is bringing summer fun and education to the West Oaks Mall. Every weekend in the month of June, Sydney and her friends can be found at the West Oaks Mall in Sydney’s very own reading and learning center. The West Oaks Mall has gracelessly donated space (the former Gordon’s Jewelry Store) to the Read to Sydney organization. Each weekend Sydney and her friends will be providing fun and educational

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  • One Yoga and Fitness Grand Opening

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 2:28 am

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    Through the star-crossed meeting of Gina Keefe and Terri Shulman, One Yoga and Fitness opened its doors in December of 2011 in an 800 square foot space. By March of 2012 the studio was too small and moved to a 1200 square foot space. On May 3rd One Yoga and Fitness opened the doors to an expanded space totaling 3000 square feet including a large lounge and boutique, a state

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  • Blinds and Shutters by Discount Mike

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 1:47 am

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    Blinds and Shutters by Discount Mike is a family owned and operated business. We have been selling window treatments for 38 years. Our policy from the very beginning has been “call us first, call us last, we will always have the best prices”. This and a strong commitment to customer service has allowed us to grow. Discount Mike originally started in Marlboro, New Jersey. We relocated to south Florida in

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Memorial Day in Clermont

Posted on June 1, 2015 at 1:07 am

The Memorial Day service was well attended Monday at the Waterfront Pavilion. Many organizations honored our military and their families, especially the family of Alexander Miller. The service was organized by the I.W. Hatcher Marine Corp League, Tomoka Chapter, D.A.R.; VFW Post 5277; Blessed Sacrament Assembly #3025; South Lake High School JNROTC and local scout troops. The Cargill family and Jim Hanks provided music. Guest speaker was Will Sutter portraying

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  • First Friday Features 11 Food Trucks, Music by Kaplan & Company

    Posted on May 31, 2015 at 1:02 am

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    Kaplan and Company, a popular local acoustic group, will perform this Friday, June 5th, at First Friday Family Food Truck and Music on Montrose at City Hall Park in Historic Downtown Clermont. Eleven gourmet Food Trucks begin serving at 5:30pm. Music begins at 6:00pm. The event runs to 9:00pm. Chef-inspired Food Trucks attending include: 900 Degreez Pizza, Caekteer, Holy Cow Burger Co., Hula Dog, Louie’s Bistro, Melissa’s Chicken and Waffles,

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  • Greyhound Adoptions

    Posted on May 30, 2015 at 1:58 am

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    Come join us on Saturday, June 6th, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Irish Trails Farm & Pet Supply in Clermont at 102 S. Hwy 27, Clermont, FL 34711 (352) 243-0924 to meet retired racing greyhounds ready for adoption. This beautiful and ancient breed makes an ideal house pet due to their gentle nature. They shed very little and, despite their speed, can be quite calm. In fact, in

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South Lake Men’s Golf League

Posted on June 1, 2015 at 1:18 am

The South Lake Men’s Golf League has openings for golfers who enjoy a friendly round of competitive golf! Every Thursday morning the SLMGL plays at a course in the Clermont area. This is a great league for all golfers of any skill-level and convenient for those who travel and/or not able to make a regular weekly commitment. USGA handicaps are established after three rounds and golfers play for weekly prizes

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  • Local Swimmer Breaks Another Record!

    Posted on May 31, 2015 at 1:10 am

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    National Training Center (NTC) Aquatics swimmer Benjamin Mack-Jackson, age 12, recently broke the Florida Swimming 11-12 Boys 200 Meter Long Course breaststroke record during the “ 2015 Memorial Meet” on Sunday, May 17, in Sarasota, FL. His time was the fastest time in the country for his age group so far this year. The previous record time of 2:41.35 had been posted on July 24, 2008, and was broken by

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  • Olympic Day in Clermont

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 10:56 am

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    Join the City of Clermont and South Lake Hospital for Olympic Day on Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the NTC Track. This USOC-sanctioned event is celebrated by millions of people in more than 160 countries. Olympic Day’s mission is to promote fitness, well-being, culture and education, while promoting the Olympic values – excellence, friendship and respect – and the three Olympic Day pillars – move,

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Houndhaven Hunk of the Week

Posted on June 1, 2015 at 1:57 am

Georgie…He’s not a king, but he sure is a gentleman! Hello ladies and gentleman!  My name is Georgie and I’d like to pull up a chair and sit with you for a spell while I share my story. I was found as a stray, and they were unable to locate my owners, so Houndhaven came to my rescue. After I arrived they discovered I was heartworm positive, but they fixed

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  • Beta Theta’s Donation to New Beginnings

    Posted on May 31, 2015 at 1:56 am

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    The Beta Theta Chapter, of Epsilon Sigma Alpha service sorority, holds an annual “Mardi Gras” fundraiser and donates the proceeds to many charities and organizations serving the local community.  Shown making a presentation to Steve Smith, President of New Beginnings, is Terry Moherek, Beta Theta President.  The March 7, 2014 event raised over $15,000 for local high school scholarships as well as multiple community agencies, and the next Mardi Gras

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  • Scholarships Awarded

    Posted on May 30, 2015 at 1:51 am

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    On May 19, 2015, the Kiwanis Club of Clermont awarded five scholarships amounting to $7,500 dollars to students at East Ridge HS in Clermont. The recipients were: Ms. Caitlin De Young, Mr. Hunter Figueroa, Mr. Connor Haynick, Ms. Savanah Jusino and Ms. Stephanie Roe. On May 20, 2015, the Kiwanis Club of Clermont awarded seven scholarships at a value of $13,500 dollars to students at South Lake HS in Groveland.

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Insect Safari: Classifying Insects at Oakland Nature Preserve

Posted on June 1, 2015 at 1:07 am

Join us at Oakland Nature Preserve on Saturday June 6th at 10am for this month’s Insect Safari. Join ONP Entomologist Christy LeDuc as she explains how to classify insects. Is that a fly or a bee… or wait, is it a fly mimicking a bee?! Learn the differences between insects and how to tell them apart. Christy will teach you how identify and classify insects so you can become an

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  • All Friends of Hospice Welcome

    Posted on May 31, 2015 at 1:15 am

    On Sunday, June 7th, Clermont Harley Owners Group (HOG) will hold its 12th annual charity event, The Hospice Ride for Angels, to raise funds for Cornerstone Hospice and the Mike Conley Hospice House. The event will be held at the Minneola City Hall located at 800 N. Highway 27 starting at 11 am. Outback Steakhouse will serve lunch from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Where else can you enjoy a

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  • Taste Of The Caribbean & Jerk Festival

    Posted on May 30, 2015 at 1:46 am

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    The crowd enjoys steel band music at beautiful Clermont Waterfront Park at last year’s festival June is Caribbean Heritage Month…come immerse yourself in the tastes and sounds of island life at the Fourth Annual Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival—no passport needed. The Caribbean American Association of Lake County (CAALC) hosts this fun event on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Clermont Waterfront Park from 11 a.m. to 10

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