Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Monthly Archives: October 2016

PERSON OF INTEREST: Gary Borders

PERSON OF INTEREST: Gary Borders

Photo: Fred Lopez WHAT I HAVE ENJOYED MOST AS LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF: Being the sheriff has given me the opportunity to go throughout Lake County and meet some really great people. It’s been an honor to serve this community and work alongside the dedicated men and women at the sheriff’s office. MY RETIREMENT PLANS: I am going to spend more time with family and I…
Family-Friendly Holiday Retreats

Family-Friendly Holiday Retreats

PHOTOS: Mary Ann DeSantis+provided Do you go north or south for the holidays—as in south to the Florida Keys or north to the Florida Panhandle? Either direction is within a half-day’s drive of Central Florida, and you will find family friendly options where everyone from children to grandchildren and maybe even an aunt or uncle will have fun. Your entire family wants to get together…
Lake’s nature showcase: Wings and Wildflowers

Lake’s nature showcase: Wings and Wildflowers

photos: provided The fifth annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival, slated for Oct. 14-16, at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, will feature numerous activities, programs, vendors, and field trips for all ages to enjoy, along with wildlife, nature, and bird experts sharing their expertise. More than 5,000 people attended the 2015 festival, and this three-day event allows festivalgoers to become immersed in nature and learn about the…
No Faux Pho

No Faux Pho

The fabulous Vietnamese soup is served at the Saigon Fusion in Mount Dora. Get Pho Saigon (Saigon Noodle Soup), Pho Ga (Chicken Noodle Soup), or Pho Tai (Beef Noodle Soup). The restaurant also serves an intense variety of sushi—Sashimi, hand rolls, regular rolls, vegetables rolls, tempura rolls, and special rolls! Stop by and check out the chef’s combinations as well as the Japanese Hibachi. Saigon…
Anglers Ready For Big Catches In Lake

Anglers Ready For Big Catches In Lake

Photo: Provided Professional Bass Angler Scott Canterbury of Springville, Alabama, has won more than $1 million as a fishing pro, and he will be in Lake County with other anglers in March vying for a tournament win. The Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) has revealed that one of its six broadcast tournaments will be filmed March 9-12 in Leesburg during the 2017 Walmart FLW Tour, on…
James Combs’ HIT LIST, October 2016

James Combs’ HIT LIST, October 2016

1 // Angry because his mother refused to pick him up at a local hospital, a 36-year-old Umatilla man fought with police and ended up in the Lake County Jail. Now, he’ll be able to call his mother from his “cell.” 2 // A 30-year-old Lake County postal worker was charged with possession of child pornography after Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents raided his…
Celebrate Oktoberfest

Celebrate Oktoberfest

Inside a two-story German-style structure at 8210 County Road 48 is the Yalaha Bakery, where scrumptious breads, pastries, cookies, pies, and cakes await. Made daily with organic flours, spices, chocolates, and butter, it makes it difficult to decide which Danish, pastry, torte, or other treats you want to savor from the mouth-watering array. Yalaha Bakery also serves authentic German deli specialties for lunch, accompanied by…
In a Pickle

In a Pickle

Just off County Road 44A at the intersection of Radio Road is The Pickle Barrel General Store and Café, Inc. The menu is limited to sandwiches, burgers, and hot dogs, but the food is good, and the atmosphere is entertaining. The café is on one end of the building and antiques are displayed in the other end. If you look closely, you’ll see dollar bills…
The Beauty of Corn on the Cob

The Beauty of Corn on the Cob

photos: provided Sweet corn, open-air café, maze, and more opens Long & Scott Farm’s fall season. Scott’s Zellwood Triple-Sweet Gourmet Corn is the star produce at Long & Scott Farm, which draws folks from across the country, overseas, and even a Japanese farmer’s group that makes an annual U.S. stop in Mount Dora for some freshly picked and irresistibly tender, sweet corn on the cob.…
OUTSTANDING STUDENT: Natorie Williams

OUTSTANDING STUDENT: Natorie Williams

photo: provided Natorie Williams, 17 and a student at Eustis High School, was recognized by Congressman Daniel Webster as Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties Youth of the Year. When did you first visit the Boys and Girls Club? In the summer after fifth grade, my mom wanted my sister and me to go. Why do you keep coming back? The support…
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