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In the house

In the house

Rickey and Sharon Eppes have joined Christian Home and Bible School as house parents. The couple will oversee eight girls in the Thompson House, which is located on the school’s 70-acre campus. The Eppes spent 25 years serving in ministry…
Heads of their class

Heads of their class

Sawgrass Bay Elementary principal Dr. Julio Valle and Tavares High School principal Dr. Janice Boyd have been selected for the Florida Department of Education’s (FLDOE) Commissioner’s Leadership Academy. The academy is designed to enhance the participants’ leadership skills, as well…
Taking stock in education

Taking stock in education

Take Stock in Children of Lake and Sumter Counties recently received a $4,000 donation from the Harper Family Charitable Foundation to provide a two-year Florida College Plan scholarship for an eligible student in the community. Take Stock is a program…
Kevco nails another award

Kevco nails another award

Kevco Builders, Lake County’s most award-winning construction company, recently earned another honor. The Leesburg-based company was recently ranked third on the Orlando Business Journal’s Fast 50 list of Central Florida companies. The publication’s Fast 50 list recognizes the fastest-growing private…

Fathering the fatherless

Located in Umatilla, Dads for Boys Ranch provides boys without fathers opportunities to participate in outdoor activities — boating, fishing, hiking, archery, target shooting, and other sports —  with adult male volunteer mentors. While the boys are engaging in fun,…
Shoppin’ Sumter

Shoppin’ Sumter

The Webster Westside Flea Market is paradise for bargain hunters. Held on Mondays, the 50-acre market is  located on County Road 471 next to the Sumter County Fairgrounds. Established in 1937 by local farmers to sell vegetables and cattle, the…
Successful Strokes

Successful Strokes

The Lake Eustis Museum of Art is honoring one of the city’s most prominent artists. The late Catherine Haynes Stockwell is considered a pioneer in the world of art. Her paintings include 1900s landscapes, images of rural African-American families and…
THE STYLE INTERVIEW: John Anderson

THE STYLE INTERVIEW: John Anderson

Country music legend John Anderson, the pride of Apopka, is ‘swingin’ through Lake County to perform at the Cattle Baron’s Ball and help in the fight against cancer. We caught up with Anderson to talk about his upcoming appearance, his…
CITY SERIES: Tavares, America’s Seaplane City

CITY SERIES: Tavares, America’s Seaplane City

The City of Tavares is like the children’s story, “The Little Engine That Could.” Instead of one mountain to climb, the city had several, but the power of positive thinking among city leaders transformed a non-descript and economically challenged county…
A tough nut to crack

A tough nut to crack

A passion to restore the American chestnut tree has yielded not only chestnuts but also hope for the species that almost disappeared from American landscapes in the last century. story: Mary Ann DeSantis  |  photos: Tony DeSantis To some people,…
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