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Project Scholars awarded $40,000 in scholarships to four south Lake County students last week. The students will each receive up to $10,000 in funding to help nurture their dreams of higher education. 

Dwight D. Eisenhower, was a legendary WWII five-star general who became president of the United States. But what do you really know about him?  Here are some surprising facts about our 34th President.

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. 

The view is nothing short of jaw-dropping. Photos. Trophies by the score. Banners proclaiming top finishes. In short, a display of discipline, dedication and hard work leading to one conclusion: success.

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. 

It was a day of joy on April 29. Frank Marsh, along with his wife Ellen, and their daughter, Julie Scoggins, were at Clermont Fire Station No. 2, celebrating his life — the one three members of the fire station saved on March 9.

Say Hello to Freckles At only 7 months old and 35 pounds, this sweet little gal is all about being your very best friend. She is great with kids and loves to play with other dogs. You can bring her wherever you go.

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. 

The Clermont Historical Society will be dedicating its newly constructed chapel at the Historic Village at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 14. Pastor Nancy Willingham of Unity Clermont will present the benediction.

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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This photo comes to the News Leader courtesy Cheryl Chapman. Pictured is sunrise piercing through a tree located behind the Citrus Tower. If you would like to submit a photo for consideration for Photo of the Week, please send it in a jpg format to Managing Editor Steve Steiner at: ssteiner@…

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.

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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.

TAVARES— The Lake County Library System will once again offer its annual Food for Fines initiative to library patrons. The program, which began May 1, runs through May 31. 

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.

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. 

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…

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…

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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.

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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…

Real Life Christian Academy April Terrific Kids students from kindergarten-fifth grade were recognized April 14 with a ceremony acknowledging their accomplishments. 

The signs are located near key places of community gatherings, including City Hall, Wilson Lake, the Public Safety Building, and multiple signs throughout Lake David Park. 

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. 

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It was the start of March and the situation was growing dire for Hope Center’s food pantry. No exaggeration, but there hardly was any food on shelves or in refrigerators and freezers.

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…

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