Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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July 22, 2017

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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,…
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…
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…
Leesburg’s Mardi Gras is 20!

Leesburg’s Mardi Gras is 20!

It has been 20 years of parties, parades, and purple as Leesburg marks this significant celebration of Mardi Gras. Leesburg’s family friendly event is a month fun and events leading up to “12 Hours of Madness” at the party in the street!  Story: Debbi Kiddy Joe Shipes, executive director of Leesburg Partnership says, “With this being our 20-year anniversary, you can bet we will pull…
Lakeridge: Top-of-the-vine entertainment

Lakeridge: Top-of-the-vine entertainment

Story: Debbi Kiddy In January, Lakeridge Winery presents one of the highlights of the year in this area—the Winter Music Series. Every Saturday this month, from 1-4 p.m., you can stroll through the rolling green hills of Clermont under a bright Florida sky and enjoy some of the many talented musicians from the area. It’s always a treat to see the fields of luscious red…

A Philharmonic Concert for the Band

STORY: LEIGH NEELY The Leesburg High School Band—the Swarm of Sound—is going to Washington, D.C. for the elite President’s Cup High School Concert Band Invitational in March 2017. One of only eight bands across the country is invited, and the “most accomplished high school music programs” will spend a day with the Soldier-Musicians of “Pershing’s Own,” The United States Army Band. On a cool October…
Making Beautiful Music

Making Beautiful Music

The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra opens its 12th season with renowned professional musicians coming to Lake County to perform beloved classics and new favorites. The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra has faced more than its share of obstacles during the past decade, but it still creates world class music that attracts devoted patrons. This month, the symphony begins its 12th year with concerts in Mount Dora…
The twinkle of the season

The twinkle of the season

What a wonderful way to celebrate the joy of Christmas with family and friends—strolling among hundreds of twinkling lights on decorated trees, enjoying yuletide carols sung by community choirs, feasting on Christmas cookies and cocoa, and oohing and ahhing as the parades pass—on the streets and the water. Don’t miss even one special event with Style’s guide for lighting parties and holiday parades throughout our…
Lake’s nature showcase: Wings and Wildflowers

Lake’s nature showcase: Wings and Wildflowers

photos: provided The fifth annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival, slated for Oct. 14-16, at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, will feature numerous activities, programs, vendors, and field trips for all ages to enjoy, along with wildlife, nature, and bird experts sharing their expertise. More than 5,000 people attended the 2015 festival, and this three-day event allows festivalgoers to become immersed in nature and learn about the…
An Evening of Great Spirits

An Evening of Great Spirits

Delectable dishes from local chefs spiced with a dash of music and a sprinkle of comedy from a celebrity chef! Leesburg is a thriving community, with a vibrant downtown, and it has seen significant growth in industry and new businesses. The Leesburg Chamber of Commerce is going to spotlight those businesses in an entertaining—and delicious—way. The chamber, in partnership with Style, will host a Cooking…
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