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The City of Clermont welcomed Christmas and the year-end holiday season with its biggest and most successful parade to date. With almost 50 different floats, dancers, marching bands, schools, musicians, churches and performers this year, they enthusiastically entertained families with grandp…

For the most part, the Clermont City Council meeting of Nov. 29 was a time of celebration, with some of it bittersweet, as Tim Bates concluded his tenure and retired as a member, while his successor, Michael Gonzalez, was sworn into office shortly after. Also taking the oath of office were i…

The streets were packed this past Friday, Dec. 2, as people came to celebrate the official lighting of the Clermont Christmas tree and to enjoy downtown Clermont with decorations, lights and sounds coming from two stages with dignitaries, live music, carolers, entertainers, food trucks, boun…

The holiday season is finally here! Time to deck the halls and get those gifts ready! A common plant seen this time of year is the poinsettia. These showy plants have been bred to keep their color through the season, with some varieties blooming as early as October. Let’s talk about a few in…

The Lake County Sheriff's Office recently sponsored a Sheriff's Citizen Academy in Clermont, with the purpose of building better communications between citizens and law enforcement through education.

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Lynne Vincent, who lives in Montverde, was in downtown Clermont for a Sunday Farmers Market and took this photo she saw from a parking lot behind the store. “On a back wall was this painting of kids on a bike, but the bike was real.” 

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Imagine drinking beer with Paul Newman, chatting with John Wayne, and having tea with Walt Disney. Well, Kim Kahana has done both of those things and much more, including working as Charles Bronson’s stunt double for 20 years.

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One might expect a chief executive officer of a multimillion dollar company to appear at the corporate headquarters dressed to the nines. Not Chloe Gentry. She comes ready to work in skinny jeans, a gray T-shirt and black slip-ons to help run the family’s landscape and citrus company.

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For the first time, Groveland landscaping firm Cherrylake has opened its property to the public for a series of u-pick days. Cherrylake Farm Days are being held four Saturdays in a row, with the first two having already taken place, and with the next dates Dec. 3 and Dec. 10.

Lynne Vincent, who lives in Montverde, was in downtown Clermont for a Sunday Farmers Market and took this photo she saw from a parking lot behind the store. “On a back wall was this painting of kids on a bike, but the bike was real.”

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office recently sponsored a Sheriff’s Citizen Academy in Clermont, with the purpose of building better communications between citizens and law enforcement through education.  

Imagine drinking beer with Paul Newman, chatting with John Wayne, and having tea with Walt Disney. Well, Kim Kahana has done both of those things and much more, including working as Charles Bronson’s stunt double for 20 years.

November has been a busy month for the Clermont Kiwanis Club’s K-Kids Club at Mascotte Charter School as students have been rolling up their sleeves in their effort to assist The Neighborhood Center of South Lake with food donations during the holiday season.

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The third annual Christmas Across South Lake recently began and thus far it is on track to provide Christmas gifts for an estimated 3000 children and 850 families across Clermont, Minneola, Montverde, Ferndale, Groveland and Mascotte. These will be equally divided among the various South Lak…

Receiving recognition are (not necessarily in order of appearance): Jack Rogers, Peyton Lane, Aviraj Lall, Hannah Maddox, Ella Lehmann, Donald Maddy, Ryland Zielasko, Nyobe Koulesser, Eden Clark, Isabela Long, Lucy Folts, Jonathan Nolema, Kensley Duffy and Scarlett Pun.

When I woke around 3:45 a.m. last Tuesday, I was unable to get back to sleep – and then I remembered Nov. 8 was not only Election Day, it was also the day of the lunar eclipse and “blood moon.”

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Young people of all ages learned important information and tips about bike and helmet safety at the Clermont Police Department’s second consecutive RAD ride held  Saturday, Nov. 12. The event took place at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center.

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The results of the 2022 Lake County General Elections have been certified by the Lake County Canvassing Board and are published at www.LakeVotes.gov

The second annual breast cancer awareness fundraiser, “Go Pink,” held this past Thursday, Oct. 27 at Superior Residencies in Clermont was a huge success, raising more than $1,500 for a local cancer charity. Sabrina Mallay, sales director at Superior Residencies, organized the event for the G…

Officers from the William A. Suggs Memorial VFW Post 5277 joined the ladies of the Clermont Woman’s Club for the November meeting.  

The Clermont Woman’s Club recent 15th annual fashion show —”Around the World in Fashion” —  held Oct. 29, was a runaway success, raising $14,673 for charity. Approximately 200 club members and their families attended the event held at Gabby’s Banquet and Event facility.

South Lake Art League President Lisa Harris, and SLAL Show Director Kathy Henderson announce the newest High School Art Show opening is now underway and will be on display through Sunday, Dec. 4, with approximately 50 new pieces of artwork.

The Clermont Arts & Recreation Center was selected as one of two winning projects in the “Perk Your Park Contest” sponsored nationally by Niagara Bottling in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association. Numerous dignitaries, sponsors, donors, gardeners and community sup…

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