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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Down the drain

Down the drain

PHOTOS: Fred Lopez+Shutterstock Water has some people worried. Levels are lower. Riverbeds are dryer. There is an explanation. And two sides to the story. We are water people; that’s life in Lake County. We sail on Lake Eustis, fish and swim in Lake Griffin, Jet Ski or ride cat boats on Lake Dora. Any other way of life is inconceivable to us. Yet, lately we…
Why Our Water Is Important

Why Our Water Is Important

STORY: James Combs+Katie Lewis+Celia Jacobson / PHOTOS: Fred Lopez+Scott A. Miller+Shutterstock If you don’t understand how water plays a vital role in our way of life, then you definitely are a fish out of water. Hilda Bernard is amused as her drenched 8- and 10-year-old grandchildren splish and splash their way through the Tavares Splash Park. They visit the park nearly every day during summertime.…

See for Yourself

New Vision for Independence, which operates out of Room 140 at Lake Sumter State College, is offering 45-minute experiential tours of services to help people overcome vision loss. Tours are on the second Tuesday of each month at noon. For more information, call 352.435.5040.
SALUTÈ: What’s Your Wine Personality?

SALUTÈ: What’s Your Wine Personality?

Do you have trouble finding a wine you truly enjoy? Maybe first you should look within to see  what type of personality you have and then match the wine to fit your passions. Local wine merchants suggest the following varietals to help you discover your wine personality. All wines are available locally and prices can vary among retailers. THE LITERARY TYPE If you still have…
PERSON OF INTEREST: Mary Louise Booth

PERSON OF INTEREST: Mary Louise Booth

I bought my motorcycle in 2011 and it only had a few miles on it. Now it has more than 10,000 miles on it. After my husband passed away, I didn’t want to just sit around getting old. I spend a lot of time with family. One of my four daughters and son-in-law own motorcycles, too, and we have taken many rides together. I even…
FROM THE PUBLISHER: H2 0H-MY GOD!

FROM THE PUBLISHER: H2 0H-MY GOD!

I moved to Lake County in 1987 as a 15-year-old high school student. Our family moved around a lot due to my stepdad’s position as a commercial construction superintendent, and because of that, I had lived in some of the largest cities in the state of Florida. At that time, I much preferred the big cities over the small towns. Even though I never minded…
THIS ‘N THAT: Rack ‘Em Up, Jocko!

THIS ‘N THAT: Rack ‘Em Up, Jocko!

Tony Soprano once admonished his friend Paulie Walnuts, “‘Remember when’ is the lowest form of conversation.” It is probably unwise — and perhaps unsafe — to ignore Mr. Soprano’s advice, but “The Villages Daily Sun” carries so many stories about billiards that I can’t help reflecting about my misspent youth in pool halls. Back in the day, it was a rite of passage for teenage…
Get Paid to Represent

Get Paid to Represent

The Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. is looking for student ambassadors to promote the school. Ambassadors receive a $600 stipend through the L-SCC Foundation and a $700 scholarship that can be used for tuition and books. The Student Ambassador Program is limited to six students per term. Applications are available online at lssc.edu and the deadline to apply is July 9.  

Oops! Our mistake…

Incorrect information regarding Ronnie Graves, owner of VIP Veterinary Inclusive Prosthetics and Orthotics in Bushnell, was printed in the June edition of Lake & Sumter Style magazine. Graves did not in fact create a prosthetic limb for a pig named Chris P. Bacon. And, the bovine Dudley is more accurately described as a Hereford steer—not a “Tennessee steer” as printed in the June magazine.
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