Solar United Neighbors of Florida, a nonprofit and vendor-neutral organization, is hosting a Solar Co-op in Lake and Sumter counties to help residents learn about rooftop solar and contract with a selected vendor as a group for discounted prices.  

The Clermont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5277 is planning a fundraising spaghetti dinner Sept. 26, 4–6 p.m. Open to all, the dinner will be at 855 W. Desoto Street in downtown Clermont, behind the old Clermont police station. In addition to a hearty spaghetti and meatball dinner, the meal …

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of June Irene Page Batman, on September 13, 2020, at 83 years of age, in Clermont, Florida, after a six-month battle with ovarian cancer. 

Baker is a 2.5-year-old Lab mix weighing approximately 25 pounds. He was found wandering the streets and rescued by a good Samaritan. According to A Forever Home Animal Rescue, “He is the most unique looking boy, he has a large overbite (which makes him look mean, but he is the sweetest guy)…

Technology has transformed nearly all facets of life, including education. While desks and blackboards can still be found in the classroom, technology has become more and more influential in regard to how students learn.

Have you ever seen one of these before? This is the great-granddaddy of all the different technology that you listen to today. What you see here is a windup gramophone that was used to play records before anyone had electricity in their homes.

Social events are in short supply these days, but maintaining a social network is still essential – especially as millions of Americans are looking for work. Who you know is a large part of the job search, so it’s not a stretch to say that networking can be the single most important skill in…

Clermont Garden Club member Carol Walker, shown here with Cooper Memorial Librarian Ivanna Villanueva, brought a bromeliad neoregelia (pink mini) to display at the library for the month of September.

Until further notice, the Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) offers free COVID-19 testing at one location: DOH-Lake Clermont WIC, located at 560 W. DeSoto Street in Clermont. No testing criteria is required, and appointments are not necessary.

In honor of White Cane Day, the annual Close Your Eyes event is going virtual this year. Hosted by New Vision for Independence, this eye-opening hour allows attendees to learn more about and celebrate the abilities of blind neighbors, briefly don a blindfold for interactive activities and sh…

The Clermont Garden Club’s choice for September Yard of the Month is 213 Compass Rose Drive in Groveland. This home and yard belong to club member Carol Walker, who has mixed colorful foliage and flowering plants in beds that wrap around every side of her home. Foliage plants include Hawaiia…

No two students are the same. Some students may love to read and naturally gravitate toward English class, while others may be fascinated by the world around them and find nothing stokes their academic passions quite like the study of physics.

The Clermont Farmers Market has returned to its original location on W. Montrose Street in downtown Clermont, running from City Hall to 8th Street. Hours are every Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the safety of guests and vendors, the booths will only be on one side of the street, which allows f…

The most effective way to defeat scammers is to know how to identify scams. You should just hang up on any call you’re uncertain of and ignore suspicious emails. Scammers are always finding new ways to steal your money and personal information by exploiting your fears.

Flooding is a natural disaster that often strikes with little, if any, warning. The environmental awareness site Natural Rivers states that floods are the most common natural hazard in North America in terms of number of lives lost and property damage. Floods can occur day or night and any t…

The City of Clermont invites the public to a virtual Sept. 11 memorial ceremony. The pre-recorded video will premiere at 10 a.m. Sept. 11 on the city’s YouTube and Facebook pages. The virtual format allows viewers to watch the 19th anniversary event from the safety of their homes during the …

Lake County Supervisor of Elections Alan Hays said additional election workers are needed to staff the polls during the Nov. 3 General Election. To prepare, the office is hosting Election Worker Information Sessions in-person and virtually. Visit www.lakevotes.com and click the Election Work…

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