Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
7:48 pm
August 18, 2017

ON THE SCENE

Hamilton’s Philadelphia is hot! 

Hamilton’s Philadelphia is hot! 

‘Hamilton: An American Musical’ is coming to Florida in 2018, and tickets will be so hot you may have a better chance of learning about this controversial Founding Father on a walking tour of Philadelphia. Most people know Alexander Hamilton only as the Founding Father whose face is pictured on a $10 bill, but his contributions to the birth of our nation and to the…
The empire spikes back

The empire spikes back

Lake County has netted a prestigious volleyball tournament. Alisha Hoffman spent years with her head buried in the sand. The same can be said about her arms, legs, and feet. For her, sand offers a soft-landing pad for her favorite sport—beach volleyball. A lifelong resident of Lake County, Alisha was a star player on Stetson University’s beach volleyball team in 2012. She continues playing competitively…
Game Development Camp 

Game Development Camp 

Thanks to volunteers and library staff, students in Lake County are learning computer coding in elementary school, but the goal of these camps might surprise you. The library has always offered adventures and projects for kids. This summer, the Lady Lake Library is bumping things up a notch with a Computer Game Camp. “When John [Pearl] and Marsha [Brinson] first came up with this idea,…
A human touch for robots

A human touch for robots

Student Justin TenEyck is driven to succeed in technology. People aren’t robots. But, can robots be like people? Justin TenEyck would like to find out. The 18-year-old just graduated from Lake Minneola High School, where he was president of the Nerds of Prey robotics team. He plans to study computer engineering at the University of Central Florida and then start his own robotic technologies company,…
Unplugging in the Colorado Rockies

Unplugging in the Colorado Rockies

Taking a break from the digital world can be more difficult than we think, but a few days at a ‘wilderness retreat’ can be salve for the soul and a rediscovery of what’s really important. This story originally was to be a recount of a luxurious few days at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, but something more valuable happened in Colorado: I rediscovered how…
It’s A Man’s World

It’s A Man’s World

Looking for a summer road trip that will appeal to your guy? The Booth Western Art Museum and Old Car City USA in north Georgia are the kinds of places where big boys can reminisce about their toys.  The last place I expected to find a world-class western art museum was Cartersville, Georgia, a small city about 45 miles north of Atlanta on Interstate 75.…
It’s a rap

It’s a rap

Leesburg man works to make a name in the music industry. The obvious perks to being a musical star are fame and money. Demetrius Way, who is trying to make a name for himself on the rap circuit, would have no problem filling his pockets with Benjamins. However, he could do without the autograph hounds. “I prefer money. I’ll let everybody else enjoy the fame.…
Lights. Fireworks. Action.

Lights. Fireworks. Action.

Festivalgoers at Lake County’s Fourth of July celebrations are guaranteed to have a blast. Fourth of July has arrived. It’s a time to celebrate America’s independence, barbecue with family and friends, and watch a colorful array of fireworks sparkle in the night sky. Several towns in Lake County celebrate Fourth of July in grand style, making our hearts burst with patriotic pride. Each event is…
Romancing the coin

Romancing the coin

Military veteran and stay-at-home mom creates one-of-a-kind jewelry from quarters and pennies. Story: Theresa Campbell // Photos: Fred Lopez Tabitha Lauer remembers hearing stories from her late grandfather about trench art made by World War I and II soldiers passing the time while away from the front lines. Her grandfather served in Korea and talked about his uncles in the earlier wars. Tabitha was in…
The hills are alive with music, art, and literature

The hills are alive with music, art, and literature

Exploring the Berkshires In the Berkshires of Massachusetts, travelers can find picturesque towns and scenes straight out of a Rockwell painting. Story & Photos: Gary McKechnie There’s something homelike and comforting about the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. As you explore these hills, drive beside glistening lakes, and stroll through postcard-perfect villages, you may feel as if you’ve stepped into a Norman Rockwell canvas. In a…
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