Tripp is a handsome, blue fawn American pit bull terrier just over 1 year old, and he’s eager to please. He recently had a leg amputated that was damaged beyond repair, but he has recovered and is ready for his furever home. He is housebroken, currently being treated for heartworms and very …

The Women’s Council of REALTORS® in South Lake County is hosting a Poker Walk Oct. 29, 4–5:30 p.m., in downtown Clermont. The networking event will start at Metes & Bounds and end at Suncreek Brewery, and games, prizes and more are planned. The event will follow the CDC guidelines to hel…

As the pandemic wears on, Clermont-Minneola Lions Club members gratefully accepted Micki Blackburn Nagel’s offer to hold their club meeting Oct. 8 in her office’s conference room, located on SR 50, until they can meet in the social hall of St. Matthais Episcopal Church in downtown Clermont.  

Breakfast will be served Nov. 1, 9–11 a.m., at Groveland-Mascotte American Legion Post 239. Members and non-members can order eggs, pancakes, sausage, potatoes, coffee, orange juice and toast, all for a donation of $6. In addition, Post 239 members will be meeting Nov. 9. Doors open at 5:30 …

Nov. 14 and Dec. 12, nature lovers of all ages are invited to attend BioBlitz walks at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, 11490 Montevista Road, Clermont. Each group is limited to 10 people, so RSVP soon if you’re interested in attending. There is a charge. Call 352-429-5566 or email info@scrubjay…

The first recorded manatee in Lake County visited the Harris Chain of Lakes in 2015. The female manatee was named Leesburg and became a familiar face in many areas around Lake Harris. In the summer of 2017, she gave birth to her first calf, a male the community named Sunset. Researchers trac…

GFWC Four Corners Junior Woman’s Club, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to community improvement, recently met in-person for its October general meeting at Buffalo Wild Wings, Kissimmee for lunch on the patio. Club members wore pink to honor breast cancer patients and survivors.

This happy fellow is Dominick Molinaro, and if you ever visited the Clermont Historic Village when he was volunteering, you will recognize that infectious smile. Dominick was one happy fellow who was blessed with many talents. And singing was not least among them.

Oct. 31, downtown Clermont will host a Harvest Festival, complete with a pumpkin patch, train rides, a Kids Zone, rock climbing wall, bounce house,  face painting and some 175 vendors and food trucks. A costume contest will also take place, with prizes awarded at City Hall Greens.

Robert Boisonneault Oncology Institute is hosting “We Can” Week, an interactive and virtual community cancer support program for adults facing cancer, survivors and families.

Families interested in seeing a yard filled with Halloween decorations will want to drive by the Robertson residence, at 1113 N. Lakeshore Blvd. in Howey-in-the-Hills, where the owners spent weeks getting their spooky display ready for viewing. Their neighbor Chuck Tocco, a professional phot…

Lake County’s newest public school, serving students in kindergarten through 8th grade in the Four Corners area, will be called Lake Pointe Academy, and now it needs a mascot. A committee of community stakeholders narrowed the mascot choices down to four options: blue jay, tortoise, tortuga …

  Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election runs through Oct. 31 in Lake County, with sites open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Lake County voters can vote at any of the following 12 sites during that timeframe.

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols and community limitations, Pastfinders of South Lake County Genealogical Society is continuing its remote meetings and activities until further notice.

Oakland Nature Preserve is inviting ghouls and goblins to its Pumpkin Glow, the preserve’s newest event. Participants are encouraged to dress in family-friendly costumes and bring a flashlight or lantern for a walk on a winding wooded trail of decorated and hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns. Chil…

Late last month, the South Lake Art League reopened its gallery, located at 776 W. Montrose in downtown Clermont, with a new member art show. The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 1.

Lake County is hosting a public hearing for a County Road 455 project development and environment study. The hearing will be part of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners meeting Oct. 27 at the Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares. The meeting will begin at 9…

CareerSource Central Florida will host two free virtual Healthcare Job Fairs for Central Florida residents. Those seeking entry-level careers in the healthcare industry that don’t require a medical license or certification will want to attend the Oct. 22 session. Licensed or certified health…

A new art exhibition by seven residents of Orchard Heights Gracious Retirement Living in Clermont opened Oct. 16 at Cooper Memorial Library and runs through the end of the month. Visitors will be treated to dozens of delightful and colorful works using acrylics, oils, watercolors, pencils, p…

Harper is a year and a half old and a little spitfire! She loves to run through the house swatting toys across the floor. She’s very friendly and sweet. All pets up for adoption at the Animal League are up to date on vaccines and treatments, spayed or neutered, and come with a registered mic…

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lake County is hosting a Social Justice Online Lecture Series to explore the major social justice issues facing Lake County.  At its next session on Oct. 25, Lauren Ritchie, former Orlando Sentinel columnist, will address the topic of, “How Do We Ke…

Have you gotten your flu shot this fall? The Florida Department of Health in Lake County is urging residents to contact their health care provider or pharmacy to get vaccinated against the flu as soon as possible. Once vaccinated, it takes about two weeks to offer protection.

City of Clermont splash parks will be winding down as the season changes. End-of-season hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Fridays–Sundays for Champions Splash Park, and noon–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Clermont Arts and Rec Center Pool. Both facilities will close Saturday, Oct. 31.

Alice Barrows, a member of Clermont Garden Club, brought a marble queen pothos to the Cooper Memorial Library for its plant of the month, and senior branch supervisor Rachel Smoyak accepted the plant. Pothos is considered to be an easy and undemanding plant for your home. Every month, the Cl…

Offices around the country may be closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but organizations that serve as resource partners for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continue offering services. SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Veterans Business Outr…

A full capability demonstration of every major Lockheed Martin fighter aircraft will be on display at the Lockheed Martin Space and Air Show, set to take place Oct. 31–Nov. 1 at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford.

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