Special One-Year Edition

Dear readers, I love Clermont. I love its abundance of adventuresome hills, glossy lakes and moss-laden oaks. I love its plentiful parks and preserves. I love its families and family friendly events. Its darling pets. Its savvy business owners and ambitious students. Its emerging downtown. My love of Clermont led me to launch Clermont Magazine one year ago. And in that year, I’ve become even … Continue reading Special One-Year Edition

One of Florida’s Oldest Organs in Continual Use — and the Man Who Keeps It Alive

| By Kathryn Deen | Majestic. Powerful. Traditional. That’s how Hugh Dial describes one of Florida’s oldest organs in continual use. And he’s the man who keeps the 1844 Pilcher pipe organ alive at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in downtown Clermont. Perhaps you could say they complete each other. For 19 of the organ’s 175 years, the two have danced. They’ve logged about 2,000 hours … Continue reading One of Florida’s Oldest Organs in Continual Use — and the Man Who Keeps It Alive

Photo Moment: Energy Lab Cafe

| By Christopher Gousse | After taking a few images in the Clermont area, I stumbled across a bright blue and orange building that I’ve always looked over in the past. I decided to finally get a closer look at the building and I’m glad I did! The inside of Energy Lab Cafe is absolutely what you’d expect from a modern coffee shop — state-of-the-art … Continue reading Photo Moment: Energy Lab Cafe

360 Video: Dancing at Waterfront Park

| By Wade Moore | Clermont’s got it going on! Check out this 360 degree little-planet-style video of a dance workout group on Lake Minneola. “Dance Your Gut Off” is a free class for all ages by Casrock Ultraxtremo in the pavilion next to the splash pad at Waterfront Park. Wade Moore runs Dream Magnum Productions. He loves getting outside to capture captivating photos and … Continue reading 360 Video: Dancing at Waterfront Park

Champion Spotlight: Olympic Gold Medalist ‘VCB’

The Clermont resident just released an inspirational book | By Kathryn Deen | There once was a girl who could outrun all the boys in her town. Now, Veronica Campbell Brown, 36, can outrun almost anyone in the world. You may have heard of “VCB.” The three-time Olympic gold medalist in track and field happens to be a proud Clermont resident. Veronica’s claims to fame … Continue reading Champion Spotlight: Olympic Gold Medalist ‘VCB’

September’s Quick Hits & Headlines

| By Kathryn Deen | Here’s a roundup of the latest notable news around Clermont. One in a Million After a global search, Clermont was chosen as the location for a huge new community called Olympus Sports & Entertainment. A whopping 250 acres in south Lake County’s Wellness Way area are set aside for the project, which is expected to attract big-name athletes, coaches and … Continue reading September’s Quick Hits & Headlines

‘Grape’ Review of Lakeridge Winery

Don’t miss the Harvest Grape Stomp Aug. 10-12 | Story by Domonique Jenkins | Photos by @justshoot84 | What’s to love about Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards? Everything! Lakeridge, the largest winery in Florida, is located in beautiful Clermont. It offers winery tours, complimentary wine tastings, events and wine festivals throughout the year. I can’t wait to come for the 24th Annual Harvest Grape Stomp Aug. 10-12. It’s … Continue reading ‘Grape’ Review of Lakeridge Winery