Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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March 29, 2017

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Down on the farm

Down on the farm

Long & Scott Farms, 26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora, is a great place for families to enjoy the fall season, buy some of the farm’s popular Scott’s Zellwood Triple-Sweet Gourmet Corn and other fresh produce, dine at Scott’s Country Café where there’s a variety of tasty foods, and children can have fun in a 7-acre corn maze and new playground area. The fall hours…
12 Lake County schools receive top honor

12 Lake County schools receive top honor

LEESBURG— Twelve Lake County schools will be recognized at Monday’s School Board meeting for receiving the state’s Five Star School Award. The winning schools are Clermont, Eustis Heights, Fruitland Park, Groveland, Lost Lake, Pine Ridge, Round Lake Elementary Conversion Charter, Sawgrass Bay, Seminole Springs, Sorrento, and Triangle elementary schools, and Imagine Schools at South Lake. The award was created by the Florida Education Commissioner’s Community…
Spurs and Sparkles

Spurs and Sparkles

A Spurs and Sparkles fundraiser with a country theme, barbecue foods, and entertainment is being planned to benefit Hand-in-Hand ministries of Ruth House and His Powerhouse. The Oct. 22 benefit at Lake Receptions in Mount Dora will kick off 5 p.m. with a reception for sponsors, followed by the main event running 6 to 10 p.m. “This is the first time for Spurs and Sparkles,”…
#WineWednesday: SCALLOPS CALL FOR A SPECIAL WINE

#WineWednesday: SCALLOPS CALL FOR A SPECIAL WINE

After my first scalloping trip, I chose an easy pairing solution and opened a bottle of Chardonnay. I remember the wine’s oaky flavors overpowered the luscious, delicate flavor of the scallops. The next year, I tried Sauvignon Blanc and later a dry Riesling. While both were good pairings, they didn’t do those little seafood delicacies justice. This year, I’m expanding my white wine repertoire and…
IN THIS KITCHEN WITH SCALLOP GIRL

IN THIS KITCHEN WITH SCALLOP GIRL

If you caught your limit of scallops this week, then you are probably looking for some great recipes. Tracey Newton, who runs the website The Scallop Hunter, generously shared the recipe for her perennially popular Scallop Slider. SCALLOP SLIDER Ingredients: 1 medium sweet onion, finely diced 2 tablespoon butter 2 pounds fresh bay scallops 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour 3 tablespoon bread crumbs 2 teaspoons Kosher…
OUT+ABOUT: Scalloping Season Underway

OUT+ABOUT: Scalloping Season Underway

It’s hard to miss the flotilla of boats on the Gulf waters on Florida’s northwest coast this month. After all, scalloping season is in full swing, and vessels of all sizes—from kayaks to fishing boats and pontoons—are filled with people trying to catch the fast-swimming bay scallops (Argopecten irradians), a delicious delicacy for seafood lovers. “Scalloping is an activity the entire family can participate in…
AN OUT+ABOUT DAYCATION: Take A Pokémon Break

AN OUT+ABOUT DAYCATION: Take A Pokémon Break

Looking for a real-life adventure before the kids head back to school? Amelia Island in northeast Florida, is encouraging fans to visit August 5 – 7 for a family friendly “PokéBreak.” Visitors can start their PokéBreak weekend on Friday with Sounds on Centre, an outdoor evening performance in downtown Fernandina Beach on the island; a Ghost Tour of Amelia Island, leading guests in the footsteps…
#WineWednesday: Summer in a Glass

#WineWednesday: Summer in a Glass

I know, I know…some of you despise sweet wine. It’s especially hard to take it seriously if you guzzled Blue Nun during sorority-fraternity swaps in the 1970s—the heyday for sweet wine in funny looking bottles. “The times they are a changing,” as the legendary Bob Dylan told us boomers as we were getting close to legal drinking age, although I don’t think he was talking…
How about cocktails with a commissioner? The 2016 Political Hob Nob

How about cocktails with a commissioner? The 2016 Political Hob Nob

The clanking of glasses and the clasping of shaking hands are like the wind chime sounds of political change. It’s no secret what getting out there and rubbing a few elbows can do, not only for politicians, but also for those hoping to be heard.  As a resident and/or business owner, being involved in your community leadership and knowing the faces of candidates for local…
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