Anyone contemplating starting a back to nature project on their property, yet not sure how to get started has an opportunity to attend a free seminar, “How to start your own backyard food forest,” from 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 21 at the Pineapple Peace Garden.
TAVARES— Lake County has started accepting applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funding from municipalities and non-profit agencies and will continue to do so until May 27. The anticipated allocation for FY 2022 will be approximately $1,513,925.00.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Dark Horse Stables and its effort to rescue and rehabilitate ailing racehorses from St Thomas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, will be the subject of an upcoming series of investigative articles to be conducted by the News Leader. (For further reference, visit www.clermontnewsleader.…
The Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library will host a special showing of the
For now, Natalya and Margo Chesnova are safe, living with Larry and Linda Hufty in Montverde. It’s the second time they are here on an extended stay.
This year, Pastfinders of South Lake County’s “Gen Sox Record Hop: Dancing Through the Documents” conference will be held virtually from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 4, with two national speakers: Janet Hovorka and Debbie Wilson Smyth, and three topics.
Read to Sydney and the Kiwanis of Clermont have teamed up in an effort to make reading not only fun, but convenient as well, so kick off your summer reading with free books from the Kiwanis Club of Clermont and Read to Sydney’s lending library boxes.
MINNEOLA— Adults with developmental disabilities attending Building Blocks Ministries Community Involvement class have been managing a Diaper Bank at Faith Neighborhood Center, in Groveland, with the support of their Community/Classroom Trainer for the past year.
LEESBURG - Jennifer Ganley, incoming president of the Kiwanis Club of South Lake was one of four people recognized April 29 at the second annual Hometown Hero Hoedown hosted by the United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties.
Starting in late September 2021, Orlando Health South Lake Hospital officially broke ground on the construction site for its new patient tower. Lake County elected officials and community members joinedOrlando Health South Lake team members and clinical staff in celebrating the first milesto…
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The Lake County Board of County Commissioners will remember Ray Goodgame during a public unveiling of the street sign for Ray Goodgame Parkway on May 16 outside of Rooms To Go, located at 16350 State Road 50 in Clermont. The public is invited to attend.
The Kiwanis Club of South Lake (KCOSL) is partnering with the Clermont Police Department and the City of Clermont to present the inaugural Conrad Buckley Memorial Golf Tournament.
Two Lake County genealogical societies are participating in FamilySearch International’s nationwide project to proofread computer-generated indexes of 1950 U.S. Census entries for the county.
This year’s holy month of Ramadan officially came to an end this past Monday, May 2. Locally, it was marked with a prayer service that started 8 a.m., at Waterfront Park, then followed by Khutbah (the sermon). The entire session ran between 45-60 minutes, and was followed with light snacks.
The Culinary Arts Program at Windy Hill Middle School hosted its annual Food Truck Challenge on April 13 in the school courtyard. It was the culmination of four months of planning that started upon the return to school following winter break. In all, a total of eight teams participated.
Kids’ College and Xploration at Lake-Sumter State College is excited to offer opportunities to participate in Kids College 2022.
On May 12, Mark Olsen, The Ambassador of Family Tree Maker, Pierre Clouthier, a creator of Charting Companion, and Stephan Harms, creator of Family Book Creator will be joining Pastfinders virtually for a discussion on what’s new and how to use these programs when doing genealogical research.
TAVARES — Terry Harville, M.D., Ph.D. – Groveland High School, class of 1971, was among four new inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame of Lake County Schools. He and the other three were recognized in a small ceremony recently held at the Venetian Center in Leesburg.
OAKLAND —Discover Oakland during its heyday as the headquarters of the Orange Belt Railroad with a thriving business district and opera house and learn about the repercussions the Great Freeze of 1895 had on the town’s progress in becoming a major city in Florida. “Est. 1887,” the new exhibi…
TAVARES — The Lake County Office of Housing & Community Services is requesting grant applications for 2022 to provide as much as $25,000 in support of youth intervention/prevention programs and other human services programs.
Continuation of tax essential maintaining programs
The Lake County Office of Parks and Trails will be resurfacing and widening a section of the South Lake Trail in Clermont from east of Camelot Loop (Mile Marker 2.0) to Greater Hills Boulevard (Mile Marker 3.0). The improvements will provide a safer and smoother path for cyclists, runners, …
My name is Peaches and I am a 3-year-old female domestic shorthair. You may notice that I have yellow paint on my fur, kind of hard to miss right? My friends at The Animal League are not sure what exactly happened or who did this to me, but whatever it was, it was traumatic for me and I am a…
Love dogs? Have a little extra time? Want to help make a difference? Houndhaven, a no-kill rescue in Minneola, is looking for volunteers. Houndhaven has been rescuing dogs and puppies from euthanasia at kill shelters since 2000. No expense is spared to save the lives of these special animals…
On April 26, the K-Kids Service Leadership Club at Mascotte Charter School delivered 628 pounds of food to the Faith Neighborhood Center in Groveland. The food will help with summer programs that are geared towards feeding children that are out of school for summer break.
Editor’s note: It is a complicated situation — one the News Leader plans on presenting in a series of investigative articles — but right now the financial need to rescue and rehabilitate former racehorses stranded on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is urgent.
Insect populations are in significant decline, according to several studies. Invasive species, global warming, deforestation, pollution, urbanization, agricultural intensification, insecticides and more present threats to insect species, according to one report released last year titled, “In…
The annual Family Fun Day, held April 14 and organized by the Kiwanis Club of Clermont Key Club at Montverde Academy was a big success.
If only Scott Chevalier can get the agreed-upon price down just a couple of thousand dollars, prospects are good the Hope Center will acquire a bus that will be converted into a well-stocked traveling food pantry, complete with refrigeration.
The Cooper Memorial Library will host University of Central Florida professor and Holocaust scholar, Sheryl Needle Cohn, Ed.D, in a special program to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day. the program runs from 5-6:30 p.m., May 5 in room 108. The event is free.
Peaches is a 3-yr old female domestic shorthair. She is kind of hard to miss as she has yellow paint on her fur. The Animal League are not sure what exactly happened or who did this to me, but whatever it was, it was traumatic for Peaches, which she is a tade shy. However, once she feels saf…