Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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October 21, 2017

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‘Ozzie and Harriet’ 2017

‘Ozzie and Harriet’ 2017

We don’t exactly fit the mold of TV’s Nelsons. Those of us of a certain age remember the long-running sitcom, “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” The show was on television for 14 years with a total of 435 episodes. In comparison, “Seinfeld” aired 180 episodes. The Nelsons were one of America’s most beloved families. I try to think of my Richard and myself in…
Divine intervention

Divine intervention

Many times, people ask me, “Where do you come up with the ideas for the magazine?” Most of the time the answer is by doing research about what is going on within the community or seeing what some of the national publications are focusing on and bringing it to the local level. This month was different. The idea to focus on members of our service…
When a sports bar isn’t a sports bar

When a sports bar isn’t a sports bar

Hey, owners, remember the fundamentals of the game.  Editor’s note: This story is based on true events. Many people think a sports bar is all about getting together with a large, raucous group of people to cheer on a team, drink lots of beer, and eat lots of greasy food. It’s not. It’s about the freakin’ game. Don’t get my drink first, don’t offer me…
More than 20,000 votes!

More than 20,000 votes!

This month Style is bringing the heat as we share our fifth annual Best of the Best Hot List! There is no doubt our readers love to vote on their favorite businesses, restaurants, community leaders and professionals, which is why this is my absolute favorite issue of the year! I love the interaction we have with thousands, (more than 20,000 to be exact) of readers…
Back To School Time!

Back To School Time!

Education is billed as a key strategy to changing lives . Thousands of students will be heading to school this month, and hopefully they’ll be inspired to make the most of their educational and extracurricular opportunities. Classes start Aug. 10 for those in Lake and Sumter counties public schools; Aug. 14 is the first school day at Lake Technical College; and Aug. 22 marks the…
Lake County and Technology: Great Partners

Lake County and Technology: Great Partners

It is with great pleasure I have the opportunity to introduce this technology-focused issue of Lake & Sumter Style. I want to commend Akers Media on its decision to highlight an industry sector that gets very little attention locally, but is playing a vital role in the growth of Lake County’s economy. From manufacturing to health care to agriculture, the sector has a far-reaching impact…
Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine

Do as I say: Drop the phone and nobody gets hurt.  I am not the Unabomber. This is not a manifesto against technology. It’s just a rant. Oh, sure, there’s no denying the many benefits of modern technology—or the many annoyances. Try to remember those sane days when “text” wasn’t a verb, “selfie” had not yet been derived from “selfish,” people were smarter than their phones,…
From The Publisher

From The Publisher

I shared a portion of this story in the last month’s issue, but for those of you who missed it, I would like to share it again. Several years ago we came up with an idea to feature the businessmen and businesswomen of Lake and Sumter counties. It seemed fitting because Style magazine is all about the people, places, and events that make this community…
Visualize being clutter free

Visualize being clutter free

When you buy a new purse, give away a purse. There are many ways to avoid too much clutter. Do you ever feel you want to get more organized, but struggle with where to begin? Do you buy many of the same things over time because you can’t find what you already have? Are there narrow “goat trails” in your house to walk through between…
Women who inspire

Women who inspire

Some think they have to wait for inspiration. I believe you carry it around with you from the people you’ve met along the way. These women inspire me in more ways than I can say. Story: Leigh Neely // Photo: Fred Lopez Finding inspiration is something writers think about often. You may witness a simple act that triggers something in your imagination to create a…
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