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Chris Gerbasi

Chris Gerbasi has been a journalist for more than 30 years, writing and copy editing for newspapers and magazines throughout Michigan and Florida, and covering everything from city hall to spring training.
Garfunkel, Nelson, Rimes among stars coming to the Sharon

Garfunkel, Nelson, Rimes among stars coming to the Sharon

Where have you gone, Art Garfunkel? Music lovers turn their lonely ears to you. Woo, woo, woo. Art Garfunkel can still sing, with or without Paul Simon, and like a bridge over troubled water, he will ease the minds of fans who have been waiting for a rare Florida appearance. Garfunkel’s gig was among several recently announced shows at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts…
Lakeridge Winery is old stomping grounds for annual festival

Lakeridge Winery is old stomping grounds for annual festival

On your mark. Get set. Stomp! Harvest season has arrived, and that means it’s time to stomp some grapes this weekend. Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards’ annual Harvest Grape Stomp is scheduled from 10am-5pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday at the vineyards, 19239 U.S. Highway 27 N., Clermont. The winery has a longstanding tradition to celebrate the harvest by allowing visitors to stomp grapes, by far the…
Kicks 4 Guns: Turn in your weapons for shoes and walk away free

Kicks 4 Guns: Turn in your weapons for shoes and walk away free

UPDATE: The Clermont Police Department hosted a successful Kicks 4 Guns event Thursday, collecting 24 firearms, including revolvers, rifles, and a sawed-off shotgun, a news release stated. The guns were collected with complete anonymity and no questions asked. The department thanks the citizens who turned in their unwanted firearms unloaded and in safe conditions to the receiving officers. Aug. 15 post: The Clermont Police Department will…
Fenney Springs Nature Trail to be unveiled in Villages’ southern area

Fenney Springs Nature Trail to be unveiled in Villages’ southern area

The flourishing southern expansion of The Villages continues to add new recreational facilities. Fenney Springs Nature Trail will be unveiled at a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9am Friday, Aug. 25. The trail is located alongside the new Fenney Recreation Center, 3200 Fenney Way, which opened this summer. The ceremony is open to the public, and visitors are encouraged to bring binoculars and cameras…
Nominations open for Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame

Nominations open for Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame

Lake County commissioners are inviting the public to nominate outstanding women to be considered for induction this year into the Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame. The hall recognizes and honors outstanding accomplishments by women in Lake County. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Sept. 15. Nominees must have made significant contributions to the improvement of life for citizens of Lake County in the field…
The Villages Railroad Historical Society hosting model train expo

The Villages Railroad Historical Society hosting model train expo

All aboard for The Villages Model Train Expo this weekend. The show and sale is scheduled from 9am-4pm Saturday, Aug. 19, and 10am-3pm Sunday, Aug. 20, at Savannah Center, 1545 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you’re starting a new hobby or expanding an existing collection. Railroad items for all gauges will be on sale with operating layouts to view.…
First Presbyterian Church of Eustis opening new preschool in ceremony

First Presbyterian Church of Eustis opening new preschool in ceremony

The newest ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Eustis will be unveiled this weekend. The church’s preschool in the newly renovated Children’s Educational Building will celebrate its grand opening during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:15pm Sunday. The ceremony will be conducted in the courtyard by the sanctuary and church office on the church campus at 117 S. Center St. Church leaders and members of the…
Don’t forget school vaccinations, Florida Department of Health says

Don’t forget school vaccinations, Florida Department of Health says

As the school year begins today in Lake and Sumter counties, the Florida Department of Health encourages parents to have their children immunized. County health departments across the state are providing free immunization services for eligible children who are entering school for the first time and for those who are returning to class in the upcoming school year, a news release states. Parents of kindergartners…
Paquette’s Farmall Museum plans bus tour to see IH history in Miami

Paquette’s Farmall Museum plans bus tour to see IH history in Miami

J. Stewart Paquette knows a little bit about the history of International Harvester, and now he’s going to peek into the life of the first chairman of the company. Stewart, owner of Paquette’s Historical Farmall Tractor Museum in Leesburg, announced Tuesday that the museum will conduct a bus tour Sunday, Oct. 22, to Miami to visit both the Deering Estate and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.…
Silvertones are the musical artists at Modernism Museum show

Silvertones are the musical artists at Modernism Museum show

If the museum is a-rockin’, don’t bother knockin’. Modern art and oldies will mix Saturday when the Silvertones Rock & Roll Revue tears up the Modernism Museum Mount Dora, 145 E. Fourth Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm for a sparkling wine reception and the concert begins at 7pm. The evening of singing, dancing, and reminiscing about the good ol’ days marks one of the last…
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