Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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July 23, 2017

Yearly Archives: 2016

Lunch in a Hurry

Lunch in a Hurry

Modern Mosaic tables and a Dome brick oven greet hungry diners at the new Lago Dora Restaurant in the heart of downtown Tavares. The food, prepared by chef and owner Deshaun Scott, is even more impressive. The lunch menu is extensive, offering fresh meals such as spaghetti and mouth-watering meatballs, chicken alfredo, and specials like Penne Chicken Florentine Pasta, and Baked Rigatoni Bolognaise. The restaurant…

Every Single One

photos: Fred Lopez The votes are in and the candidates each gave their all to the race. But now the winner is out in front. However, there will be no concession speeches or heartbreak over losing. These are the Style Singles, and they’re charming, happy, and filled with benevolence. These are leaders in the community, people who have lived here all their lives or have…

MEET THE McELROYS

story: Tom Kubala photo: fred lopez You teach an activity named Qigong. What is it about? Qigong (Chi Kung) is a holistic healing exercise system from China that has evolved for more than 3000 years. It is the art, science, practice, and study of adjusting the body’s energy (Qi or Chi) to improve one’s health. The objective is to use breathing techniques, gentle movement, and…

One is Not the Loneliest Number

story: Tom Kubala photos: Ron Vandevander “There is no better place for a single person to live than The Villages,” according to Pinky O’Neil, president of The Villages Singles Club. “With approximately 15,000 singles in The Villages and 11 clubs devoted to singles, there are ample opportunities for singles to meet others, develop friendships, and enjoy life.” The goals of many of the singles clubs…

It’s All About Choices

Story: Pat Jocelyn I’ve lived in The Villages for more than 10 years and have noticed something a little peculiar; some might say unsettling. There aren’t any cemeteries in our community. You’d also be hard pressed to find a funeral home. Sure, there are some of those businesses hugging the outskirts of The Villages like static-cling on a wool dress but none (to my knowledge)…

BOOK CLUB: THE WRIGHT BROTHERS

The dramatic story behind the two courageous brothers story: diane dean “Your bags should be stowed overhead or under the seat. Please stow your tray tables and fasten your seat belts.” This is how Patricia Crigler, our facilitator and a former writer for US Airways, prepared us for our discussion on flight. “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough was the selection of the month for…

Tis’ is the season to shop local

  Don’t go Christmas shopping in Orlando or Tampa. Find the unique, funny, charming, glittery, or tasty gift in Lake or Sumter County. Lake Sumter Landing, The Villages Ambrosia 1004 Canal Street 352.753.7372 You may think of Ambrosia (cousin of The Orange Barn) as a great place for citrus, jellies, and jams. While those are good, there’s also colorful wall art with lizards, a huge…
Tampa Sparkles for Holidays

Tampa Sparkles for Holidays

STORY: Mary Ann DeSantis The visiting children and grandchildren may be somewhat bored with Mickey and friends when they visit. Forget the Turnpike and head south on I-75 to Tampa where the holiday lights illuminate fun for all ages. After the holiday gifts have been unwrapped and tummies are filled to capacity, you’ll probably ask your visiting friends and family what they would like to…

A Philharmonic Concert for the Band

STORY: LEIGH NEELY The Leesburg High School Band—the Swarm of Sound—is going to Washington, D.C. for the elite President’s Cup High School Concert Band Invitational in March 2017. One of only eight bands across the country is invited, and the “most accomplished high school music programs” will spend a day with the Soldier-Musicians of “Pershing’s Own,” The United States Army Band. On a cool October…

AttaTOY

story: theresa campbell Marines devoted to Toys for Tots More than 50,000 toys were given out last year to needy families in Lake and Sumter County, and the local Toys for Tots coordinator predicts the numbers will be higher this Christmas. “We’ll probably do more because we are going further down into Bushnell, Webster, and Coleman; we didn’t have anybody to help us out there…
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