On Veteran’s Day, Cornerstone Hospice partnered with Superior Residences in Clermont to honor 16 veterans at a Cornerstone SALUTES! ceremony. Each veteran in attendance received a certificate, a commemorative pin and a heartfelt salute from Cornerstone Chaplin and Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. …

Have you been working on your family tree, or are you curious about your Irish surname or family heritage? Act fast: The Pastfinders of South Lake County Genealogical Society Irish Heritage special interest group (SIG) will be meeting for the final time in 2020 on Nov. 19.

Dec. 13 at 6:15 p.m., the festive 20th Annual Johns Lake Boat Parade returns. Join the fun by trimming your boat with lights and holiday decorations and motoring around Johns Lake in the parade. The event usually attracts many spectators in their back yards, as well as at the public boat doc…

There is a new “Little Library” in town, and it is located at Clermont’s Historic Village, 490 West Avenue in downtown Clermont. The library currently has children’s books on the lowest shelf – for easy access for the younger generation – and a wide variety of classic and modern books for ol…

Every year, the Kiwanis Club of Clermont honors hometown heroes interred at Oak Hill Cemetery by placing an American flag on the final resting place of each veteran and first responder. This year, 440 flags were placed by club members and volunteers.

In its first in person meeting since March, the Florida Black Bear National Scenic Byway board of directors met Nov. 5 at the Pioneer Settlement in Barberville. Discussions included animal crossings, increasing membership and extension into Umatilla, the southern leg of the byway now termina…

Clermont News Leader wants to share your school and student news – from academic and athletic accomplishments, to scholarships awarded, science fair awards and volunteer efforts. Send school news and information, along with photos, to us at editor@clermontnewsleader.com. Parent/guardian perm…

East Ridge High School senior Cydnie Jackson signs a letter of intent to play soccer at Queens University of Charlotte on National Signing Day.

Nov. 1, Tuscanooga Baptist Church celebrated Homecoming Day with two honored guest speakers. An afternoon service included the presence of Rev. James Madison, who spoke briefly. Now age 87 and in poor health, Rev. Madison pastored the church for 50 years, first arriving in 1959.

Individuals tend to learn about dental hygiene at an early age. On the recommendation of their children’s pediatricians, parents may begin brushing their youngsters’ teeth the moment the first tooth breaks through the gums. While proper dental hygiene is vital to oral health, it also can hav…

The Lincoln Park South Lake Alliance recently launched a quick survey to gauge public interest in a multi-generational community center for residents to connect and develop skills and knowledge through education, job readiness, vocational training, arts and recreation.

The St. Johns River Water Management District’s free bimonthly Thursday morning webinar series continues with upcoming presentations on Indian River Lagoon water quality, protecting water resources through partnerships, and freshwater wetland restoration in the Upper St. Johns River Basin.

Whether the care you give is for a loved one with an illness, your spouse, your children or yourself, the task is bound to be constant, challenging and many times overwhelming.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lake County is hosting a lecture by Cassandra Brown, president of Lake County Voices of Reason, on “What Makes Our Criminal Justice System So Unjust,” Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. Part of a Social Justice Online Lecture Series designed to explore the major so…

Miss Florida, Michaela McLean, recently stopped by Wesley Christian Academy in Clermont to read a book about the Florida Everglades to VPK through 5th grade students. WCA, a ministry of First United Methodist Church of Clermont, which is located at 950 7th Street, has been part of the South …

Nov. 11, government offices will be closed in recognition of Veterans Day. This includes county and city locations such as tax collector offices, libraries and administrative buildings. Florida Department of Health locations also will be closed. In addition, the U.S. Postal Service will not …

The featured artist for the month of November is Linda Hansee. Stop by the South Lake Art League gallery in downtown Clermont and see Linda’s art on display in the front window.

Katherine R Willson, genealogist and author of “The Genealogist’s Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan,” will be speaking at a Nov. 12 online presentation hosted by Pastfinders of South Lake County Genealogical Society. Willson will discuss the 50-plus sources for finding ancestral photos both on…

Breakfast will be served Nov. 15, 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. All functions are located at 307 American Legion Way in Mascotte. For mo…

The Kiwanis Club of Clermont is hosting a fundraiser yard sale on Nov. 13 and 14, running 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The sale will be at 12552 Scottish Pine Lane, in Greater Pines, Clermont. Items for sale include clothing, books, household goods, small electronics and much more. Kiwanis Clu…

During the month of Veterans Day, the Lake County Animal Shelter is offering free pet adoptions for veterans. This promotion was made possible by a donation from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mary Ellen Robertson Chapter.

Vote for your favorite photos of Lake County’s waterbodies, which will be included in the 2021 Adopt-a-Lake Program calendar. Online voting is open at www.lakecountyfl.gov/adoptlake until midnight Nov. 18. A panel of County employees and Adopt-a-Lake volunteers rated more than 275 entries an…

Downtown Clermont once again is hosting First Friday Food Trucks. The event runs 5:30–9 p.m. the first Friday of each month and features food and music at and near 685 W. Montrose St. For more information and a list of trucks, visit www.clermontdowntownpartnership.com.

As the seasons change and midday sunshine isn’t quite so mercilessly hot, the Clermont Farmers Market has extended its hours, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Held every Sunday on W. Montrose Street in downtown Clermont, the event stretches from City Hall to 8th Street. Products include fresh produce, seafo…

If you want to hear some lively war stories, Jean Charron is your man. The 97-year-old World War Two veteran from Groveland served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945, traveling from his home in Massachusetts to the Mediterranean Sea. Along the way, he served as a signalman in a LST ship, loa…

Growing mental health concerns tied to pandemic prompted Mental Illness and Kindness Endowment (MIKE) to partner with Deas Consulting to help Lake County residents who have an immediate need for mental health counseling but don’t have the financial resources.

Cornerstone Hospice seeks volunteers in South Lake County to help support patients, families and staff in the Mike Conley Hospice House. Volunteers will be asked to prepare meals for patients, as well as greet and screen visitors to the Clermont inpatient care center.

Lake County began accepting applications on Oct. 26 for Phase 2 of the Lake County Resident Assistance Program. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 30 at 11 p.m. The program is funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will assist residents who have b…

The Central Florida Dreamplex is planning Glow Together, a free virtual event Nov. 5 that includes a chance to win $1,000. The Zoom-based fundraiser includes a glow-in-the-dark dance party hosted by DJ Johnny from Blue Chip Entertainment, as well asvideo features on Dreamplex programs and pa…

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lake County is hosting a lecture by Carol Clendinen, a licensed mental health counselor, on “The Ongoing Mental Health Crisis in Lake County,” Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. Part of a Social Justice Online Lecture Series designed to explore the major social just…

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