Whether you’re as experienced as the chess players in Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit” or a casual player, you are invited to join Clermont’s new Virtual Chess Club. 

During National Library Week, which runs April 4–10, adult residents who present their Lake County library card at the Lake County Animal Shelter will have their pet adoption fees waived. 

Because I choose not to watch hordes of news that’s filled with mayhem and drama, I wasn’t in the loop when Gov. DeSantis laid out the executive order that said it was A-okay for my age group (50+) to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Florida Department of Transportation’s Alert Today Florida program recently honored the city of Clermont with a Community Champion Award for its significant contributions to bicyclist safety. Clermont was one of 23 communities awarded. the only city recognized in Lake County, it was one …

“Beautiful Lake County: Protecting and Enjoying Our Waterways” is the subject of a free, online panel discussion on April 11, at 7 p.m. Panel members include four Lake County environmental advocates – Peggy Cox, Susan Fetter, Maryann Krisovitch and Dr. Beverly Ward.

Roscoe is an 8-year-old chihuahua mix weighing approximately 7 pounds. This handsome boy came from a high-kill shelter, and the person who dropped him off said he was a stray. The staff knew he was their dog because he started crying and was trying to leave with them, so he felt betrayed and…

From Colt Creek State Park in Lakeland to Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area, which straddles the Orange/Osceola county line, and beyond, organizations across the state are celebrating Florida’s gopher tortoises on their special day, April 10. Designated by the Gopher Tortoise …

Reading aloud to children is one of the joys of parenting. All children, whether they’re infants, toddlers or school-aged, can benefit from being read to, and parents whose youngsters have grown up often look back on story time as some of their favorite moments as moms and dads.

Lake County has extended the deadline for county residents to apply for rental assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Residents must meet the following criteria: Primary residence must be in Lake County and applicants must be renters, rent must be past due, applicants mu…

Why do we prescribe burn forest and grassland? That is a simple question; however, prescribed fire is not a simple subject. The answers to the question, and the logic behind the answers can take years of practice and study to be fully understood. 

Intuition may suggest all plants that provide habitats for wildlife and produce oxygen for the atmosphere are good no matter where they are planted. However, non-native plant species that are introduced into areas across North America can pose significant threats to an ecosystem.

Water conservation is at the heart of the St. Johns River Water Management District’s mission, and at a March district governing board meeting, members approved a proclamation that designates April 2021 as Water Conservation Month.

People have been spending more time at home in 2020 than in years past, and certain projects around the house have become a priority. One home improvement idea that serves the double benefit of creating organization and making cooking at home more efficient is to reimagine the kitchen pantry.

South Lake Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting for DNF Medical Centers, located at 703 E. Hwy 50 in Clermont in the Key Foods Plaza. DNF Medical Centers has highly certified, family-friendly doctors and providers who offer many different types of treatment options to promote…

With all the family plans for Easter, American Legion Post 239 will not be serving breakfast Sunday, April 4. The doors will be open for breakfast April 18, from 9–11 a.m., and you can order eggs, along with pancakes, sausage, potatoes, coffee, OJ and toast, all for a donation of $6.

Last Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced new eligibility guidelines for COVID-19 vaccinations in Florida. Beginning March 29, all individuals age 40 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning Monday, April 5, all individuals age 18 and older will be eligible to recei…

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