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Battle of the BBQ

Battle of the BBQ

PHOTOS: Matthew Gaulin+Gary Corsair No bones about it, our grillin’ is thrillin’ We can’t even spell the word for the smoky, grilled meat we can’t get enough of, so it’s a given we can’t agree on who serves the best barbecue. Or is it barbeque? Bar-B-Que? Bar-BQ? BBQ? Barbecue (we’ll use the spelling recommended by the finger-licking folks who publish the Associated Press Stylebook) is…
BBQ-utie

BBQ-utie

PHOTOS: Matthew Gaulin Ashley Nadeau goes hog wild on the competitive grilling circuit. You could call 10-year-old Ashley Nadeau lots of things. Sweetheart of swine. Grilling goddess. Swine-o-mite. But the cheerful, fun-loving girl already has a handle she loves. “I’m Uncle Kenny’s BBQ Diva,” she says, grinning ear to ear. That’s the name Ashley registers under when she competes in local, regional and national barbecue…
BOOK CLUB: Everglades — America’s Wetland

BOOK CLUB: Everglades — America’s Wetland

Photographer takes readers on unforgettable journey through Florida’s River of Grass. The Bookworm Book Club was honored to host award-winning conservation photographer and naturalist Mac Stone as the debut speaker for The Distinguished Florida Author Series. His just-released book “Everglades: America’s Wetland” is the stunning product of five years of living and breathing every aspect of the Everglades from Lake Okeechobee south to the rivers,…
A Life Ruled by Alcohol

A Life Ruled by Alcohol

“I never said, ‘Hey, give me a double of that stuff that cost me my wife; give me another shot of that stuff that never got me promoted; give me some of that DUI.’” – Joe “We were going through a family tragedy at the time and my wife needed some strength and hope in her life – instead she wound up with a hopeless,…

MEET A VILLAGER: Maria Del Carmen Rottenburg

You Can Do Anything Maria Del Carmen Rottenburg left behind her privileged lifestyle, dissolved an engagement and dealt with a total disinheritance. Through it all, this South American native never lost her positive outlook. STYLE: Maria, can you describe your childhood in South America? Maria: “I’m an only child from a very wealthy family in Peru. My life was very restricted and very strict. Even…
Rolling To The Top

Rolling To The Top

Justin Crouch, a social studies teacher at Umatilla High School, was named Lake County Teacher of the Year. The other finalists were Julie Forgie, who teaches autism spectrum disorder students at Windy Hill Middle School, and Melissa Meadows, a second-grade ESE teacher at Treadway Elementary School. For winning, Crouch received a 2015 silver Jetta from Jenkins Hyundai in Leesburg. All payments have been made three…
James Combs’ THE HIT LIST, April 2015

James Combs’ THE HIT LIST, April 2015

1 // The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hiring contracted alligator trappers to work in Lake County, just south of the Florida Turnpike. Why do these rowdy reptiles insist on being  instigators? 2 // Lake County residents are no longer chicken about having chickens. As a matter of fact, Lake County’s agriculture extension office receives 20 calls a week from people inquiring about raising…
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