Celebrate Clermont American Gothic Day

Free Community Event in Downtown Clermont on Sat., May 5 | By Larry Oskin | Take a walk through history at the upcoming Clermont Historic Village Heritage Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., May 5 with special costumed tour guides. The Historic Village is a unique collection of six buildings from Clermont’s past, while each one is filled with fabulous antiquities and … Continue reading Celebrate Clermont American Gothic Day

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

Rev up your Spring Makeup Routine

| By Marcella Imbesi | Spring is here and everything is coming up roses! Even though we are lucky enough to reside in the sunshine state, I’d say we had our fair share of chilly mornings and downright cold evenings these past few months. Our Floridian version of winter has most of us dreaming about tan lines, sparkling pools and 8:30 p.m. sunsets. All it … Continue reading Rev up your Spring Makeup Routine

Ford Model T ‘Tin Lizzie’ Event

  | By Larry Oskin | Downtown Clermont celebrated old cars last month. Over 150 Ford Model Ts and other antique rides assembled from across the country on March 8. The event was hosted by the Clermont Downtown Partnership. Many participants came from the nearly decade-old The Tin Lizzie Club of North Central Florida, which has charters from Model T Ford Club International and Model T Ford Club of … Continue reading Ford Model T ‘Tin Lizzie’ Event

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

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