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Theresa Campbell

Originally from Anderson, Ind., Theresa worked for The Herald-Bulletin for many years. After experiencing a winter with 53 inches of snow, her late husband asked her to get a job in Florida, and they headed south. Well known in the area, Theresa worked with The Daily Sun and The Daily Commercial prior to joining Akers. “I finally have my dream job. I’ve wanted to work for a magazine since I was a teenager, and I’m very excited to be here,” Theresa says. “There is such positive energy at Akers that it’s infectious.” Theresa has three grown daughters—Julia lives in San Francisco, Emily is in Austin, Tex., and Maria is at the University of Central Florida.
Clermont Lowes’ employees hailed as national ‘heroes’

Clermont Lowes’ employees hailed as national ‘heroes’

Lowes employees in Clermont are hailed as national “heroes” for providing the “most impactful project” in their fix-up work at New Beginnings of Central Florida, a transitional housing and job skills training for the homeless. They won over Lowes’ 1,800 stores and were praised for rolling up their sleeves to do work at New Beginnings’ Thrift Store, at the two transitional housing units, and for…
LSSC to host festival in April featuring 32 short plays

LSSC to host festival in April featuring 32 short plays

Theater buffs may not want to miss The Short Play Festival 2017, where 32 short plays from writers across the world will be showcased and performed into two shows at Paul P. Williams Auditorium at Lake-Sumter State College. Show 1 will be performed 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, and also Saturday, April 8; Show 2 is slated 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, and 2 p.m.…
New fire trucks to be dedicated after late firefighters

New fire trucks to be dedicated after late firefighters

Lake County Fire Rescue in inviting the public to join in “pushback” ceremonies as the division dedicates and names three new fire trucks. The tradition includes renaming the trucks, shining the wheels and rolling them into the fire station. According to Elisha Pappacoda, public information officer for Lake County, the Class A pumpers manufactured by Pierce in Bradenton carry 1,000 gallons of water, are National…
Local conservation efforts to benefit oyster habitats

Local conservation efforts to benefit oyster habitats

Lake County’s Environmental Services Division has joined with the Coastal Conservation Association Florida (CCA) and local restaurants to assist with reef estuary habitat restoration along Florida’s coast. Oyster shells collected at participating restaurants are now being taken to the Lake County Central Solid Waste Facility in Tavares and put in drying beds. From there, they will be placed in Florida’s coastal waters to create new…

Vice admiral to speak to Beacon alumni

Retired Vice Admiral and former Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent David L. Brewer III will share wisdom on navigating life’s straits during Beacon College’s annual Alumni Reunion weekend April 1. Beacon College, located in downtown Leesburg, is the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees to students who learn differently. “The return of our alumni each year is a special moment for…
Mount Dora Spring Fest and Show: It’s Art-rageous

Mount Dora Spring Fest and Show: It’s Art-rageous

One of Mount Dora’s most popular events is rebranded. Don’t miss the 2017 Mount Dora Spring Fest. Story: Theresa Campbell Tens of thousands of people are expected in downtown Mount Dora for the 20th year of the Mount Dora Spring Fest, an event where 300 crafters and artists from all over the country showcase an eclectic mix of superior handmade crafts. The event is March…
Sunrise Grill: Get a rise

Sunrise Grill: Get a rise

Story: Theresa Campbell Sunrise Grill has been a favorite diner for 21 years for many Tavares residents, snowbirds, and others who make a stop in the Winn-Dixie plaza where the diner makes its home at 452 E. Burleigh St. “Where Friends Meet Friends” is the eatery’s motto and Sunrise Grill is typically packed with regulars and families—an excellent sign of a popular place. It’s known…
Night Owl: It’s a hoot

Night Owl: It’s a hoot

Story: Theresa Campbell It’s always good to be pleasantly surprised by delicious foods, and the colorful Night Owl Caribbean Cuisine Restaurant does just that—treats diners to the flavors of Jamaica right in the heart of Eustis. The $5.99 Tuesday-to-Friday lunch special is a hearty bargain, where diners choose from curry chicken, fried tilapia, jerk chicken, fried chicken, or brown stew chicken, each served with rice…
Get your fill at Wawa

Get your fill at Wawa

The Wildwood City Commission paved the way for a Wawa, a more upscale convenience store, to be built on the northwest corner of the intersection of County Road 466 and U.S. Highway 301. “We welcome new development,” says Wildwood’s Development Services Director Melanie Peavy, following the action of city leaders who recently approved the annexation and rezoning of 5.4 acres for the business along with…
Enough to feed an army

Enough to feed an army

The Salvation Army’s new $6 million Leesburg worship and service center sits on 10 acres at 2605 South Street, and is nearly five times larger than its previous facility. It has more amenities to better meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the community, including a spacious chapel, fellowship hall, large commercial kitchen, dining room to seat 120, a library, classrooms, computer lab, basketball…
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