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All aboard!

All aboard!

Orlando Northwest Railway LLC is the train operator the city of Tavares has approved to replace the former 110-year-old Orange Blossom Cannonball steam engine train, which ceased running earlier this year. The Cannonball had been a major draw for train rides from Tavares to Mount Dora, and vice versa, and Tavares City Administrator John Drury says riding the rails will return with ONR. “They operate…
The Faces of Lake & Sumter

The Faces of Lake & Sumter

The people of Lake and Sumter counties are diverse and interesting. Every day you see your child’s daycare worker, the librarian, the cashier, the schoolteacher, and even the delivery driver. Style is proud to introduce you to some of the people who work at a local bank or sit near you at a local restaurant. If you haven’t met all of them, it might be…
LSSC utility programs get a spark

LSSC utility programs get a spark

Duke Energy Florida recently presented $110,000 to support the Energy Utility Institute at Lake-Sumter State College in Leesburg, according to a news release. “Duke Energy is proud of our partnership with Lake-Sumter State College and the positive outcomes of the workforce development initiatives we support,” says Harry Sideris, president of Duke Energy Florida. “We invest in its energy technology programs to further bolster the area’s…
Make eating-in a habit

Make eating-in a habit

Americans are eating out more than ever, according to a recent report by the Nutrition Journal. Busy schedules, after-school activities, and working late all make it more difficult to prepare a home-cooked meal. But spending time on food preparation and cooking may improve the health of the whole family, American Journal of Preventative Medicine reports. The journal offers these tips: Plan ahead: Have the family…
Dinner at the diner

Dinner at the diner

Though The Villages lost one of its Perkins restaurants last year, the building will now house the Metro Diner. With a long history that began in Jacksonville in 1938, Metro Diner now has 17 restaurants in various states. Known for its unusual offerings, at the Metro Diner you don’t just get chicken and waffles, you get half a fried chicken and a waffle with strawberry…
Follow the red brick road

Follow the red brick road

A project that will leave Tavares’ Ruby Street paved in ruby-red bricks also is intended to boost downtown’s retail and entertainment businesses. The city’s Ruby Street Stormwater and Beautification project is moving toward an estimated February completion date, spokeswoman Mandy Wettstein says. The estimated $5.3 million improvement plan includes a scenic walkable park with eight acres of stormwater treatment areas to improve the water quality…
5 Healthy Halloween Tips

5 Healthy Halloween Tips

Instead of candy, hand out healthier treats like granola bars; snack packs of trail mix, raisins, crackers, or pretzels; and 100 percent juice boxes; or non-candy Halloween items such as stickers, bookmarks, tattoos, erasers, and pencils. Serve a nutritious meal before going trick-or-treating so children are not hungry. Limit the number of treats your child can have each day. Decide the appropriate number ahead of…
Karaoke a tune?

Karaoke a tune?

Frank’s Place is offering contestants a chance to be the Voice of Leesburg 2017 in the Amateur Karaoke Contest. Qualifying ended Sept. 23, with the contest beginning the next day. To see who the big winners will be—$700 for first place; $200 for second place; $100 for third place—be at Frank’s Place for the final performances on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 201 N. 1st St.…
Good folk, good times!

Good folk, good times!

More than 60 acts totaling more than 150 musicians will answer the musical question, “What is folk?” during the 20th annual Lake County Folk Festival. The event is scheduled for Oct. 14-15 at nine venues in and around Ferran Park on Lake Eustis in downtown Eustis. Hours are 10am-9pm Saturday, and 11am-5pm Sunday. Featured performers are Passerine, Larry Mangum, Rachel Grubb, 2PM, and Remedy Tree.…
As sweet as honey

As sweet as honey

You say beekeeping is none of your beeswax? Actually, it is. Honey lovers can learn how beekeepers produce honey and beeswax while providing a valuable service to farmers during a seminar at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Lake County Extension Center. “Sweet as Can Bee” is scheduled from 6-8pm Oct. 17 at the center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. The $10 cost includes…
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