5 Things I Learned in High School

| By Hannah Blume | High school is a time for self-discovery. It’s where teenagers spend seven-hour days, five days a week, 10 months out of the year, for four years straight and pop out on the other end as older and wiser versions of themselves. It’s where songs about the Quadratic Formula are played, friendships are born and the words “pop quiz” act as … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned in High School

Must-Haves for a Healthy Lunchbox

| By Jamie Rametta | When I think of August, I think of back to school. Even if we’re not currently students, we feel the energy change with the start of each academic year. Advertisements flood our email inboxes and mailboxes with sales on colored pencils and 3-pronged folders, traffic patterns change and we see children waiting at bus stops in our neighborhoods. As a … Continue reading Must-Haves for a Healthy Lunchbox

The Last Straw on Plastics

“I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth.” –Pete Townshend | By Amelia Stolarz | Our plastic consumption certainly has become a hot-button topic. Recently, some major corporations have gotten the memo about the trending feelings on plastic. Straws may be becoming taboo. Starbucks, Aramark and American Airlines announced that they will stop offering straws. McDonald’s said it will reduce its straw distribution. Hashtags … Continue reading The Last Straw on Plastics

Cheeser’s Palace Cafe: A Clermont Staple

| By Larry Oskin | For Amanda Walsh, owning restaurants runs in the family. The Cheeser’s Palace Cafe restaurant owner’s love for the culinary world began early, as she grew up helping her parents with their shops. They purchased The Galley Restaurant when Amanda was 2, nestled in the Sailfish Marina on Singer Island. By age 5, Amanda and her brother, Brad, would peel potatoes … Continue reading Cheeser’s Palace Cafe: A Clermont Staple

Get to Know Your Clermont Downtown Partnership

| By Larry Oskin | You’ve likely heard of the Clermont Downtown Partnership (CDP). But you probably don’t know all the opportunities it has to offer. Here’s a closer look at a key organization in Clermont and how you can enjoy its perks. Overview The CDP is a 501-C6 not-for-profit association of small professional business owners and entrepreneurs in and around the downtown area dedicated … Continue reading Get to Know Your Clermont Downtown Partnership

July’s Quick Hits & Headlines

| By Kathryn Deen | Here’s a roundup of the latest notable news around Clermont. Victory Pointe, Here We Come! Victory Pointe will have its grand opening 10 a.m. July 27 with a 10:45 Water Ski Show, but the ducks have already arrived, as evidenced by this sweet photo. City Manager Darren Gray describes the innovative storm-water treatment project as “the game changer” of the … Continue reading July’s Quick Hits & Headlines