The public is welcome to stop by for breakfast at Groveland-Mascotte American Legion Post 239 on March 7. Veterans and the general public can purchase a full breakfast, 9–11 a.m. You can order eggs (fixed your way), along with pancakes, sausage, potatoes, coffee, orange juice and toast, all …

To assist in the massive power restoration effort in Texas following deadly ice storms, SECO Energy released five Pike Electric crews and three Nelson Tree crew modules. The contractors left SECO on Feb. 15 to help restore power to some of the 4 million-plus Texans left without power.

Disinfecting garden tools can help ensure the long-term health of plants and vegetables. According to the University of Minnesota Extension, plant pathogens, including bacteria, fungi and viruses, cause diseases that can damage and even kill plants. These pathogens can be transferred to plan…

Feb. 14, 10 members of BL!NG, a relatively new local a cappella ensemble, sang to multiple community neighbors throughout Clermont to help bring a little extra joy into their day. Crooning love songs such as “Heart of My Heart” and “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” singers and recipients alike t…

Prescription eyeglasses help billions of people across the world improve their vision. In fact, when a person’s vision starts to weaken, a new eyeglass prescription is often the solution. However, prescription eyeglasses cannot correct every issue, including low vision.

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Lake Technical College welcomes hundreds of students each year into our 30-plus career and technical programs. It has been our mission and privilege to prepare them for their future careers. This past year has been no different. Even though the global pandemic challenged us in every way, our…

If you are looking for a special place to hold a special occasion, the Clermont Historic Village, at 490 West Avenue, offers indoor and outdoor space for family gatherings, parties and other occasions. The site’s pavilion overlooks the lake and the meeting room of the Depot has hosted many p…

Have you seen a gopher tortoise? This land turtle is generally tan, brown or gray with a shell around 10-15” as an adult. The species is identifiable by its stumpy, elephant-like hind feet and shovel-like forelimbs covered in thick scales.

Homeowners eagerly await the arrival of the warm weather so they can cast off the remnants of cabin fever and bask in the sunshine. However, as summer nears its dog days, the same sun homeowners once coveted can contribute to uncomfortable conditions in outdoor entertaining spaces.

Leisure activities may be widely viewed as fun ways to fill up free time, but the benefits of leisure activities extend beyond beating boredom. A 2011 analysis published in the journal BBA Molecular Basis of Disease found that leisure activities have a positive impact on cognitive function a…

Ben Wilcox, a former journalist who worked for Common Cause Florida before becoming research director for Integrity Florida, focuses on “Ethics & Money in Politics” in an online program that was presented via Zoom on Feb. 22. Integrity Florida is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institu…

The Clermont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5277 is planning a fundraising spaghetti dinner Feb. 27, 4–6 p.m. Open to all, the dinner will be offered as take-out only, due to the ongoing pandemic. The meals will be available at 855 W. Desoto Street in downtown Clermont, behind the old Clermon…

A svelte waistline is something many women aspire to, but it’s something that can be especially beneficial for aging women. The Mayo Clinic says that an expanding waistline is more problematic after menopause, when body fat tends to shift to the abdomen. This is attributed to decreasing leve…

 Last week, AdventHealth announced it has updated the visitor policy at its Central Florida Division facilities, allowing two visitors per day per patient. Visitors may leave and return on the same day; however, visitors must be the same two people per day. The updates, which are now in effe…

The Feb. 24 grand opening of Old Town Farmers Market, at 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (Hwy. 192) in Kissimmee, will feature Eddy Craft, who will entertain visitors with music while they shop among the fresh produce, vendors, crafters and more. The event runs 2–6 p.m. and includes do…

Sigma Phi sisters of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority recently met for a luncheon meeting at Carrabba’s in Clermont. President Sylvia Watler announced the awards Sigma Phi received from the State Board: Chapter of the Year and first place for philanthropic hours. In addition, Janet Jones won fir…

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