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Lake & Sumter Style — Lake and Sumter Counties' premier life+style magazine — lives on the cutting edge, utilizing innovative design and revolutionary, award-winning photography. Trendy-modern-fashionable Style focuses on the lifestyle that makes Central Florida a great place to live and work!
RESTAURANT REVIEW: Black Bear Smokehouse

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Black Bear Smokehouse

Many times, it seems like good, fresh, authentic barbecue can be hard to come by. But for Lake County, a welcomed addition to the local restaurant scene is raising the bar in Mount Dora. Black Bear Smokehouse has only been…
Foo(d) Fighters

Foo(d) Fighters

The roaring sounds of organized chaos fill the kitchen at Leesburg High School. As pots clatter, blenders pulsate, and pans sizzle, culinary arts students from five area high schools work frantically to prepare a decadent four-course meal. The delightful smells…
Atlanta — A peach of a place

Atlanta — A peach of a place

Although I was not born there, Atlanta was my adopted hometown for many years and is the place where I still return when I need a dose of sweet, Southern culture. Like so many people who live and work in…
Making a “paws”itive contribution

Making a “paws”itive contribution

Alone, Missy Ziler can light up a room with her bright smile and engaging, friendly personality, but add her faithful partner Woolf to the mix and the two become the center of attention and an ideal picture of true companionship.…
Welcome home, Vietnam Vets

Welcome home, Vietnam Vets

More than 58,000 American soldiers gave their lives during the Vietnam War. Some of the soldiers who survived received a cold homecoming when they returned to the United States. Vietnam veterans recall being spit on and referred to as “murderers”…
FROM THE PUBLISHER: Takin’ care of business (every day)

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Takin’ care of business (every day)

In this month’s issue, we are celebrating the all-mighty, all-powerful, and successful Businesswomen of Style. It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to the movers and shakers of Lake and Sumter counties. This is our third annual edition,…
He’s no gator hater

He’s no gator hater

Have you ever washed an alligator with dish soap? Brushed an alligator’s teeth? Or placed your head or arm inside an alligator’s mouth? Lifelong Sumter County resident Johnny “Catfish” Galvin has done all these things courtesy of Amos, a 14-foot-long,…
Hauntingly spook-tacular

Hauntingly spook-tacular

Since opening in 1883, Lakeside Inn has hosted many famous guests, including former president Calvin Coolidge, famous gangster Al Capone, automotive pioneer Henry Ford, and inventor Thomas Edison. The hotel, which touts itself as the “oldest continuously operating hotel in…
Relentless pursuit

Relentless pursuit

Despite backing from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and local parents, a Lake County teenager’s determined fight to form a Gay-Straight Alliance on a school campus continues. On April 22nd, Lake County School Board members voted 4–1 to postpone…
Planting seeds of kindness

Planting seeds of kindness

Family values, strong faith, and friendship have long been synonymous with Royal, which was founded in 1865 and is one of Florida’s oldest African-American communities. With the addition of a community garden, it is apparent that current residents are staying…
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