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PERSON OF INTEREST

PERSON OF INTEREST

Executive Vice President of the Leesburg Partnership Joe W. Shipes Work-a-holic: My parents owned what is now Mount Dora Boating Center, and my mother’s family grew citrus. Starting at age 7, I did everything from hoeing orange trees to working…
IN THE KITCHEN: Talking (fried) turkey

IN THE KITCHEN: Talking (fried) turkey

If the prospect of choking down tasteless, dried-out turkey for Thanksgiving makes you want to protest, give your oven the pink slip this year and invest in a deep fryer. Story: Shemir Wiles  Photos: Fred Lopez I hate dry turkey.…
The 2013 Arts Preview

The 2013 Arts Preview

FROM MODERN TO TRADITIONAL Although many places in Lake and Sumter counties look like scenes from a Norman Rockwell painting, the range of art throughout the area is much more eclectic and dynamic. Arts lovers will find something to fit…
Carrying the legacy

Carrying the legacy

Sculptor J. Michael Wilson grew up a long way from Florida, but his lifelike bronze statues at the Brownwood entrance of The Villages skillfully capture the history of Florida’s whip-cracking, cattle-driving cowboys. story: Mary Ann DeSantis  photos: Fred Lopez+Liz Tidwell…
CITY SERIES: Leesburg — The Lakefront City

CITY SERIES: Leesburg — The Lakefront City

Since the 1800s, people have been arriving in Leesburg and discovering a warm and welcoming city. For many, it became their next hometown. story: Leigh Neely photos: Fred Lopez Back in 1857 when Evander Lee first came to what is…
OUTSTANDING STUDENT

OUTSTANDING STUDENT

Age 8 / Lost Lake Elementary School / Grade 3 Grace Avery It hurts me to see when other children my age do not have all the necessary school supplies because their parents cannot afford them. As a result, my…
Hoop dreams

Hoop dreams

Justin Bibbs, a senior at Montverde Academy, will showcase his basketball skills next season at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. The 6-foot-5-inch guard has developed a reputation for his full-court defense that has caused many headaches for opponents. He is…

Jamie Mark’s The Hit List: November 2013

1 //    Healthcare.gov In an ironic twist, the trouble-plagued website causes conservatives to yell, “Pull the plug!” 2 //    Downtown Leesburg City leaders consider a much-needed facelift to the downtown entrance. And if that works, they will consider giving the…
FORK ON THE ROAD: T Weston’s Smokehouse

FORK ON THE ROAD: T Weston’s Smokehouse

If you love tender ribs, tasty beef brisket, and juicy pulled pork, T Weston’s Smokehouse on the fringe of downtown Wildwood is proving to be the place for those looking for barbecue with some extra oomph. story: Shemir Wiles  photos:…
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