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’

Chef to Serve All Florida Firefighters

| By Larry Oskin | Clermont Chef Robert Scambia is on a personal mission to reward and honor Florida firefighters. Born in Manhattan and raised in Union City, NJ, Robert has a special place in his heart for 9/11 victims and survivors, as well as police officers, firefighters and first responders who helped. He lost a close friend who was a firefighter working the aftermath … Continue reading Chef to Serve All Florida Firefighters

Boston 2018: Her Grueling Journey to the Finish

Sleet wouldn’t stop her. Heather Schulz recounts her 10th Boston + 34th marathon. | By Heather Schulz | Just keep going, get to the finish, please body don’t fail me! Boston marathon is one of my all time favorites marathons! The spirit of the city, the amazing spectators, the challenging yet awesome course! I didn’t always feel that way! I ran my first Boston in … Continue reading Boston 2018: Her Grueling Journey to the Finish

Q+A with Fred Sommer, the ‘Godfather’ of Triathlons

Fred reflects on 35 years since bringing triathlons to Clermont, his recent USAT award + more | By Michelle Craske | In 1974, about 2,500 miles west in San Diego, a new sport was born. And it would eventually turn Clermont and South Lake County into a worldwide sports destination. The sport involved swimming, cycling and running. These were not triathletes. There was no such … Continue reading Q+A with Fred Sommer, the ‘Godfather’ of Triathlons

Author Spreads Kindness with Children’s Book

Laura St. John will Sign Copies of ‘Don’t Judge a Bug By Its Cover‘ on April 5 Downtown | By Kathryn Deen | A local author has published a children’s book that she hopes will make the world a little kinder. “It’s about two uncommon bugs that connect in many ways,” Laura St. John told Clermont Magazine. “There are many messages in the story but the … Continue reading Author Spreads Kindness with Children’s Book

Athlete Spotlight: Competing with Dual Purpose

Diane Travis will compete in the USAT National Duathlon April 7. | By Doris Bloodsworth | Diane Travis runs like she lives – with purpose and passion. It’s how she trains every day, not just for one sport, but for two, becoming a world champion duathlete, a demanding sport that requires running, cycling and running again without a break. On March 11, she took first … Continue reading Athlete Spotlight: Competing with Dual Purpose

Twirling with Tiaras

Junior Miss Lake County 2018 Reigns from Clermont | By Kathryn Deen | Sayuri Velez-Chang’s journey to the crown was a quick one. The current sixth-grader broke onto the pageant scene only a year ago and immediately won over the judges. Most recently, Sayuri, 11, was awarded Junior Miss Lake County Florida 2018 — one of few Clermont residents to claim the title. Clermont isn’t … Continue reading Twirling with Tiaras