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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Gator is The New Beef

Gator is The New Beef

Gator. It’s What’s For Dinner. It’s not quite duck season here in Florida, but gator season is just around the corner. Phase one begins May 8, according to The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Florida, which seems to be overrun by gators from time to time, is an ideal place to hunt. With the exception of the Louisiana Bayou, no place has more swamp…
Bull’s-eye: Local Athletes Hitting The Mark Of Success

Bull’s-eye: Local Athletes Hitting The Mark Of Success

One of the most endearing things about our community is how we come together to recognize the achievements of our younger members, whether it’s sports or academics. In June three Lake County 4-H shooting teams will be represented at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Grand Island, Nebraska. These young marksmen and markswomen have exhibited an extreme amount of self-discipline and received top honors…
Ready to Strike Again

Ready to Strike Again

The proposed new driver called Striker One aims to open up the game of golf to thousands who have mobility issues. PHOTOS: Fred Lopez David van de Velde’s business advice is simple: Find something no one else is doing and do it. He describes it as ‘finding a hole and filling it,’ and that philosophy made him a very wealthy man. It requires keeping your…
Revving Up For Bikefest

Revving Up For Bikefest

Be prepared when you hear the rumble of Bikefest in Leesburg. Download the free app for your smartphone so you can have all you need at your fingertips. Available at the App Store or Google Play, it will give you the complete event schedule, as well as let you create your own itinerary, receive event notifications, and access maps to indicate parking, vendors, and shuttle…
FINAL THOUGHT: They’ll all be wearing American Beagle

FINAL THOUGHT: They’ll all be wearing American Beagle

STORY+PHOTO: Rheya Tanner Around my house, I am the queen of the Princess Pack. My family loves dogs passionately, and as such, we have a pack of three lovely ladies: two dachshund sisters named RC and Pepsi and a lab/Aussie mix named Pearl. Each of my princesses is beautiful, of course, but Pearlie in particular is special; she’s a model. She has thick black fur,…
BAC: Purebred Perfection

BAC: Purebred Perfection

Bac may be scruffy and sweet on the outside, but inside sits the heart of a winner. PHOTO: FRED LOPEZ His American Kennel Club-registered name is GCH Alpha Natura Bacchus CA CM2. But to those who know and love this endearing, energetic 9-year-old pup, he’s simply Bac. At home, his show dog status and prestigious awards mean nothing as he races through the house ready…
PERSON OF INTEREST: Richard Artmeier

PERSON OF INTEREST: Richard Artmeier

FSU Hall of Fame Inductee Where did your basketball career begin? I grew up in Indiana and my father was a tenant farmer. The first paycheck he got was $17.50 for a week of working. I lived in Rush County but I went to school in Decatur County where I played basketball. If you were born in that county, you could go to that school;…
OUT+ABOUT: Antarctica — My Adventures on the Coolest Continent

OUT+ABOUT: Antarctica — My Adventures on the Coolest Continent

PHOTOS: Dr. Mark Rothschild After reading “Shackleton’s Way” about British explorer Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition, I was anxious to do my own photographic exploration of the highest, driest, coldest, and most isolated landmass on earth. In 1915, Shackleton and 22 of his men were stranded on Elephant Island, located in the South Shetland Archipelago and considered the gateway to Antarctica, after his ship became…
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