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. Laura St. John‘s first book signing is 3-6 p.m. Thurs., April 5 at Twisted Flavors Baked Bar in downtown Clermont. “Don’t Judge a Bug by … 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