In honor of National Day of Service, the Lake County Democratic Party organized a drive-through food donation event Jan. 17. More than 3,000 pounds of food was collected for the Lake Cares food pantry in Mount Dora and the Central Florida Hope Center in Clermont. An additional $685 donation …

TEDxLSSC is set to be an engaging virtual event on Feb. 12, beginning at 9 a.m. The event will be livestreamed from Lake-Sumter State College and feature interactive breakout sessions including Q&A with event speakers, art activities, kindness project, performances and more.

Join the Lake County Museum of Art as it presents Diaspora: Our Life Experiences as Black Women. Featuring artists Jillian Marie Browning and Belinda Buisson-Wright, the exhibit celebrating African American Heritage Month kicks off with an opening reception on Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. The exhibit w…

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5277 of Clermont awarded the first, second and third place winners for both Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy scholarships for the 2020–2021 year on Jan. 9 at the Post home. 

Four Lake County faith leaders will share their suggestions for confronting racism on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021 at 7 p.m.  Rev. John Christian, Rev. David Crump, Rev. Sandy Haxton, and Rev. Michael J. Watkins will present a free, online panel discussion hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Congr…

James O’Hara of Windy Hill Middle School has been named the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher of the year for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5277 of Clermont. The seventh-grade civics teacher also place second in the VFW District 18 level, which is just above the Post lev…

Friends of Lake Apopka are currently hosting an inaugural Hooked on Lake Apopka Fish Tag Challenge, with a top prize of $5,000 for the person who catches the “Jim Thomas” fish, a tagged largemouth bass.

Keep Lake Beautiful is inviting volunteers to participate in a community cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 30 in Groveland. Volunteers will meet at the vacant lot located at the intersection of West Broad Street and Ledbetter Street across from the Marion Baysinger Memorial Libra…

Feb. 11, Pastfinders of South Lake County Genealogical Society will host guest speaker Lisa Louise Cooke in a virtual presentation featuring the many ways you can use Google Books to research your family tree.

The public is welcome to partake of the tasty breakfasts served at Groveland-Mascotte American Legion Post 239. Feb. 7 and Feb. 21, veterans and the general public are welcome to stop by and purchase a full breakfast each day, 9–11 a.m. You can order eggs (fixed your way), along with pancake…

Plans are under way for the centennial celebration of the Lake County Fair April 8–17, 2021. The 10-day event, presented by Vann Gannaway Chevrolet, is set to take place at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Eustis and feature livestock shows, youth exhibits, live entertainment, carnival rides a…

The 2021 board of directors of the Clermont Historical Society recently gathered on the steps of the Kern House, along with the Clermont Historic Village manager, for a group photo. The only member missing was longtime historical society member Larry Rescoe.

A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive at the Groveland Police Department on March 1 to examine all aspects of the department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services. The Groveland Police Department i…

Many counties across the St. Johns River Water Management District had a very dry December, with much of Lake County receiving less than an inch of rainfall during the month.

Sollostine Graham, of Mascotte, earned a master of education degree from Concordia University in Nebraska in the fall of 2020.

Clermont Garden Club delivered its January plant of the month to the Cooper Memorial Library as a way to connect the public to its programs, civic activities and community outreach.

Every Friday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Cagan Crossings offers a variety of products at its farmers market, located at 600 Cagan Oaks in Clermont. Vendors can vary by week, and items range from baked goods and fresh produce, to candles, pet products and jewelry.

A new year, a few new projects, new breakfast dates and a new bartender. Starting Friday, Jan. 22, Groveland-Mascotte American Legion Post 239 will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. All veterans are welcome and encouraged to come out and meet the post’s new bartender. 

Holly is a very affectionate 7-year-old German shepherd dog. This active girl’s favorite pastime is to play fetch with her ball – a lot! She walks well on a leash and is well behaved. Holly likes other doggie friends, but tends to prefer smaller, friendly dogs.  

Interested in a vigorous outdoor event? Run “Florida’s Fastest 5K” course at Lake Louisa State Park on Jan. 23. According to organizer FloDash, the course has net 80 feet of elevation loss, three turns, premium pavement and no traffic, which means “this race is set-up to beat your current pe…

Two stars of the 1960s are coming to Clermont for two performances Jan. 29. Gary Puckett & the Union Gap (“Young Girl,” “Woman, Woman,” “Over You,” “This Girl is a Woman Now”) will be joined by Dennis Tufano, singing songs he made famous as lead singer of the Buckinghams (“Kind of Drag,”…

SECO supports local students through educational scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors who live in a home served by SECO. For more than two decades, SECO has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to more than 300 young scholars. 

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