Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
11:44 am
June 27, 2017

IN THE KNOW

A sneak peek into the fascinating people who make Lake and Sumter counties great.

Person Of Interest: Kris Kruse

Person Of Interest: Kris Kruse

Clermont police officer Vital Stats: Returned to full duty in February, one year after suffering burns over 70 percent of his body when a gas can exploded in a bonfire accident. The 22-year-old attended Lake Technical College for the police academy and began his career in 2015. Family: Parents Jack, also a Clermont police officer, and Jill, younger brother Kevin, fiancée Liz Darrah.   Lowest…
Outstanding Student: Garrett Hill

Outstanding Student: Garrett Hill

  Cadet 2nd Lieutenant, ROTC // Eustis High School   Vital Stats: Age: 18 Grade: 12 GPA: 4.7885 Hobbies/Sports: Gaming and volunteering Favorite subject: Math Favorite food: Spaghetti Favorite professional sports team: Pittsburgh Steelers Extracurricular: ROTC   Plans for college and your field of study? I plan to attend the University of North Florida for four years, studying mechanical engineering and earning my bachelor’s in science.…
Facebook: How to waste time and be immortal

Facebook: How to waste time and be immortal

It is so petty, yet I cannot look away! This is a combination thank-you note/shout out to Mark Zuckerberg. Unless you’re just waking up from a 15-year nap, you know all about Mark. He’s the boy genius who created Facebook. His brainchild has resulted in Mark becoming stinking rich as well as setting some kind of record for being sued the most times. Facebook is…
An eye for great care

An eye for great care

Fishman & Sheridan Eye Care Specialists is the new name for Total Eye Care Center. Dr. Craig Fishman and Dr. Jeffrey Sheridan are also relocating to two new offices once construction is complete on one and renovations are done on the other. “Our new offices will help us better serve our patients with greater convenience, comfort and care,” he added. Total Eye Care has been…
Safe Haven baby and firefighter reunite 

Safe Haven baby and firefighter reunite 

The Florida Safe Haven Law allows anyone to leave a baby, up to 7 days old, with an employee at any hospital, emergency medical services station, or fire station in the state, no questions asked. On July 1, 2006, Dan Miller was on duty as supervisor at Fire Station 12, 16240 CR 474, Clermont, when he received a call that a baby girl would be…
Clermont police create “Safe Zone” for transactions

Clermont police create “Safe Zone” for transactions

If you’ve ever been leery of conducting business with someone after making contact with them on the internet, the Clermont Police Department has your back. The department recently added a “Safe Zone Transactions” location in the main parking lot of its new headquarters, 3600 S. U.S. Highway 27. The area is designated by a prominently displayed sign that includes important information and instructions. “Safe zones…
James Combs’ The Hit List

James Combs’ The Hit List

  A man was arrested after using his son to steal more than $367 worth of items at the Mount Dora Wal-Mart. The man distracted a greeter while his son tried sneaking out the door with a cart full of merchandise. The lesson learned here: They should’ve attempted this at one of Wal-Mart’s competitors. Those stores make for easier “targets.” Two men from Lake County…
That’s good moonshine!

That’s good moonshine!

One contest, one medal. Yalaha Bootlegging Co. recently entered a contest for the first time, and its moonshine received a silver medal in judging by the American Distilling Institute, based in California. Owners Doug and Amanda McCormack operate Yalaha Bootlegging Co. at their Blue Bayou Farms, 8222 County Road 48, Yalaha. In October, the McCormacks began selling genuine moonshine and brandy, made from certified organic…
New and improved rec center to open soon

New and improved rec center to open soon

The spruced-up Saddlebrook Recreation Center in The Villages is expected to be unveiled this summer. Saddlebrook, 3010 Saddlebrook Lane, is one of the older recreation centers in the community, and this year received a complete renovation. The interior, including a reconfigured lobby, plus the addition of a larger billiards room with more tables and a unisex restroom were updated. New mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems…
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