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People Who Inspire

People Who Inspire

If you asked them, they’d probably say they’re nothing special. However, they’re going through every day facing a little more of a challenge than the average person, but they meet it and keep going. Lake & Sumter Style is pleased to introduce you to People Who Inspire, those who consider most obstacles just a bump in the road to where they want to go.   …
Finding the strength to survive

Finding the strength to survive

Fighting traumatic brain injury head on. Three stories of hope. Story: James Combs & Leigh Neely   Edgar sites has overcome a traumatic brain injury. Edgar Sites was enjoying a quiet dinner with his wife in February 2015. Then, in a flash, everything went blank. He doesn’t recall his peculiar attempt to cram a large slice of meatloaf down his mouth. Nor does he have…
CFB’s big plans for 2018

CFB’s big plans for 2018

During the first quarter of 2018, Citizens First Bank in Leesburg will be leaving its familiar yellow building for new offices at the corner of U.S. Highway 441 and Lee Street. Construction will begin on the property soon. CFB will also be opening a new branch office in Fruitland Park at the corner of U.S. Highway 441 and Palm Street, a new convenience for these…
Learning about veterans

Learning about veterans

Summer students of Lake Montessori School were impressed during their recent visit to Veterans Memorial Park in Leesburg. Donald Van Beck, executive director of the memorial, talked to the children about the many names on the memorials and what it means to see them there. There are more than 9,000 names of local veterans inscribed on the wall. “This is for kids and grandchildren,” Don…
No need to whine on Wednesday

No need to whine on Wednesday

1884 Restaurant and Bar knows how to make hump day a little easier—Wine Down Wednesdays! “We give a free bottle of house wine with the purchase of an appetizer and two dinners,” owner Leigh Ann Teems says. “Or you can get 5 percent off any bottle or $3 a glass during happy hour.” Wine Down Wednesdays is from 5-11pm at 1884 Restaurant and Bar, 12…
Outstanding Student: Benjamin Mack-Jackson

Outstanding Student: Benjamin Mack-Jackson

Age 15 // Sophomore at Lake County Virtual School Vital Stats: Maintains a 4.45 grade-point average Has interviewed more than 40 World War II veterans to preserve the history of the war. 2:38:08. His state-record-setting time in the 200-meter long course breaststroke. Each of these artifacts photographed are from his collection   Tell me about your organization, the World War II Veterans History Project. It…
The fashion of aging

The fashion of aging

The median age in The Villages is 68 and in Sumter County, it is 65. The definition of old is maturing right along with the population. According to recent studies, most Americans want to live to 100 (at least). No one can definitively say if it’s good genes or plenty of money for good care, but Kirk Douglas is 100, and Betty White and Carl Reiner…
Treat yourself and lose weight

Treat yourself and lose weight

Slimming World is a company that works on the premise that people can lose weight by making simple lifestyle changes. These three unconventional strategies were inspired by members of Slimming World: Fill up on pasta! Though it has become the enemy, pasta is filling and helps people avoid reaching for less nutritious options later. Try this tasty recipe for green bean pasta, slimmingworld.com/recipes/green-bean-pasta, and enjoy…
A simply delicious idea

A simply delicious idea

Food lovers can celebrate Florida foods, cultures, and recipes through a book and an educational course. “Simply Florida: A Taste of Flavors from the Sunshine State” is available for $12 from the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences website, ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu. “Simply Florida” also is featured in the UF/IFAS Extension Service’s yearlong Roots Up series, which explores the journey food takes on its way…
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