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Gary Corsair

Akers Media Group's Executive Editor Gary Corsair began writing professionally while attending high school in Greentown, Indiana. He's spent most of the past 46 years in writing, reporting, editing and producing roles for newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio. He's served as publisher and editor of three newspapers, TV news director, and executive producer of two documentaries about The Groveland Four. Gary’s earned more than 65 awards for journalism excellence and is the author of Legal Lynching: The Sad Saga of the Groveland Four and 'Cats With 12 Lives, the story of the 1964 State Champion Wildwood Wildcats. He and Gwen, his wife of 41 years, moved to Florida from Indiana 28 years ago. He can be reached at: gary@akersmediagroup.com
EDITOR’S LETTER: Homeless need Hand Up, not Handouts

EDITOR’S LETTER: Homeless need Hand Up, not Handouts

Have you ever given money to a homeless person? Handed food to an obviously down-and-out soul standing on a park bench or street corner? Yeah, me too. We were wrong to do so. So said nationally renowned homelessness expert Dr.…
FORK ON THE ROAD: Fast Feast

FORK ON THE ROAD: Fast Feast

Perfectly punctual personalized pizza It took 126 years, but pizza finally joined the fast food family. I’m not talking reheated slices or those dreadful microwaveable disks. I’m shouting about whole, fresh, made-to-order, $7.92 pizzas. Pizza@Tavares, which recently opened at 123…
Classic Cuts

Classic Cuts

While the times continue to change, some longtime area barbers are making sure their shops don’t — and their loyal clients think that keeps them a cut above. In 1923, a man named Kaiser (first name lost to history) opened…
FINAL THOUGHT: Too Square To Be ‘Round Bikers

FINAL THOUGHT: Too Square To Be ‘Round Bikers

I don’t get the biker thing. And yes, I’ve owned motorcycles. Not Harley hogs or those zoom machines where you lay flat on the gas tank, I rode… Oh, I’ll just admit it; yeah, I rode rice burners. I thoroughly…
EDITOR’S LETTER: Farewell to Mr. Style

EDITOR’S LETTER: Farewell to Mr. Style

The ultimate man of style recently passed away after 88 well-lived years. T.H. Poole, Sr., husband, father, teacher, coach, leader, watchdog and businessman, leaves a legacy of Civil Rights activism in Lake County that never will be equaled. Thomas H.…
FORK ON THE ROAD: Better Pub than Restaurant

FORK ON THE ROAD: Better Pub than Restaurant

I’m glad I hopped over to the Frog & Monkey Restaurant and Pub in Mount Dora, but I didn’t go ape over the only underground pub in Lake County. With that said, I visited twice for lunch and didn’t drink…
EDITOR’S LETTER: Mom was first assignment editor

EDITOR’S LETTER: Mom was first assignment editor

Blame my mom if you don’t like this letter. She’s the reason I ended up the lone journalist out of a brood of four boys, and not just because she was at the other end of my umbilical cord. Growing…
FINAL THOUGHT: The Great T-shirt Caper

FINAL THOUGHT: The Great T-shirt Caper

Last month, as lights dimmed in the Ruth Eckerd Hall auditorium, I flashed back to Aug. 24, 1983 when a slightly off-kilter 24-year-old drove 126 miles one-way to see one Declan Patrick McManus in concert. You probably know him as…
Battle of the BBQ

Battle of the BBQ

PHOTOS: Matthew Gaulin+Gary Corsair No bones about it, our grillin’ is thrillin’ We can’t even spell the word for the smoky, grilled meat we can’t get enough of, so it’s a given we can’t agree on who serves the best…
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