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Monthly Archives: July 2016

#WineWednesday: Summer in a Glass

#WineWednesday: Summer in a Glass

I know, I know…some of you despise sweet wine. It’s especially hard to take it seriously if you guzzled Blue Nun during sorority-fraternity swaps in the 1970s—the heyday for sweet wine in funny looking bottles. “The times they are a changing,” as the legendary Bob Dylan told us boomers as we were getting close to legal drinking age, although I don’t think he was talking…
How about cocktails with a commissioner? The 2016 Political Hob Nob

How about cocktails with a commissioner? The 2016 Political Hob Nob

The clanking of glasses and the clasping of shaking hands are like the wind chime sounds of political change. It’s no secret what getting out there and rubbing a few elbows can do, not only for politicians, but also for those hoping to be heard.  As a resident and/or business owner, being involved in your community leadership and knowing the faces of candidates for local…
Pints, Pipes, & Platter: Give Me Sushi, Or Give ME Death!

Pints, Pipes, & Platter: Give Me Sushi, Or Give ME Death!

Americanized cuisines that stem from other cultures are now a staple in the homes of “Johnny American.” Thievery paired with a bit of commercialism, it’s what the American stomach wants! Proof: The Darden chain restaurant, Olive Garden, claims they send their cooks to Italy to invent spaghetti pie and lasagna rolls, and we know that it’s a marketing ploy, but that doesn’t make it any…
#WineWednesday: July 20th

#WineWednesday: July 20th

What exactly is #WineWednesday? If you follow social media, you probably have your favorite hashtags (#) where you quickly find subjects of interest and possibly have a conversation with others about the topic. Hashtags are often a source of jokes, especially during this political season. Laugh if you like, but I found #WineWednesday tweets quite educational when I started writing Saluté in 2011. At first,…
You Bet Your Sweet Bippy: “Let Them Eat Cake!”

You Bet Your Sweet Bippy: “Let Them Eat Cake!”

I’ll give you fair warning, this column is for people with dedicated sweet teeth. If you’re on a diet or looking for a simple savory something…run! I only have delectable custards and confections on my mind, and you can bet your sweet bippy my sugary finds will be undoubtedly divine. Keeping up the honesty, I have to admit, as the owner of a natural born…
Call For LSSC Alumni Nominations!

Call For LSSC Alumni Nominations!

The growth of Lake-Sumter State College in the last few years has made this community proud. It has gone from a community college to a distinctive state college with ever-increasing educational opportunities. Part of LSSC’s success is the integrity and loyalty of its wonderful alumni. Many LSSC alumni do outstanding things: some are pillars in our community and professional ambassadors outside of it. LSSC wants…
YOUR RIGHT, YOUR VOICE: The importance of voting

YOUR RIGHT, YOUR VOICE: The importance of voting

Americans are very proud of their freedoms and often very vocal when they feel those freedoms are being misused or threatened. However, one of the most outstanding privileges Americans have is being sadly neglected—the right to vote. Though there was an overall increase in eligible population in the United States for the 2012 presidential election, only 57.5 percent of eligible Americans voted. Florida fared somewhat…
Back in the saddle again and happy trails to you

Back in the saddle again and happy trails to you

Not long ago, I was driving along U.S. Highway 441/27 when my inner redneck broke free and tuned the Sirius Radio to channel 59, which is Willie’s Roadhouse. I was expecting to hear Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, or even Willie Nelson himself. Instead, I was greeted with a happy duet of “Yellow Rose of Texas” by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. “Happy Trails” would have…
ON THE BALLOT: Your 2016 Guide to the Candidates

ON THE BALLOT: Your 2016 Guide to the Candidates

It’s time to go to the polls and cast your vote for the person you believe is best suited as a candidate. In an effort to provide information for Lake and Sumter County voters, Style has gathered brief candidate profiles. However, those who are running unopposed or filed their candidacy after editorial deadlines will not appear here. Voting is a privilege and should never be…
From Seaside to the Smokehouse

From Seaside to the Smokehouse

While the dining is very casual at Coast 2 Coast Seafood & Smokehouse at 2535 W. Main Street in Leesburg, the food is not. There is limited seating in a screened area with a fan, or you can take your order home. Be sure to try the shrimp bowl, which is an individual serving of a low-country boil or maybe you’d prefer the fried catfish,…
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