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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: Wishing for bodacious bark

EDITOR’S LETTER: Wishing for bodacious bark

Yes, I realize that ranking the best barbecue is a sure-fire way to end up with sauce on my face. Those on top of the list will love me; cellar dwellers will want to stick me on a spit and…
FORK ON THE ROAD: Rae Rae’s is Fresh

FORK ON THE ROAD: Rae Rae’s is Fresh

PHOTOS: Gary Corsair Canned food and microwaves aren’t allowed in this popular restaurant’s kitchen. We don’t have a microwave anywhere in the building. If it comes in a can, it doesn’t go in our pan. We even make our corned…

Finally, more beds

Ban lifted on nursing home construction It’s about time! On Friday, the Agency for Health Care Administration lifted a 14-year ban on new nursing home construction and approved construction of 22 new nursing homes — a total of about 3,100…
Ono (that means “Good”) island

Ono (that means “Good”) island

PHOTOS: Gary Corsair Forget Waikiki, Kauai is unspoiled Hawaii. Ma and Pa Kettle, the Brady Bunch and Elvis had wonderful vacations in Waikiki, but they missed the real Hawaii. Waikiki is dirty, crowded and full of hotels desperately needing renovation.…
FINAL THOUGHT: You too can be an umpire

FINAL THOUGHT: You too can be an umpire

Baseball season is upon us; an annual occurrence that always makes me wonder, “Whatever happened to my ball/strike indicator, pocket whisk broom, chest protector and mask?” I have absolutely no idea what I did with my gear after my summer…
EDITOR’S LETTER: Lake County car dealers earn high marks

EDITOR’S LETTER: Lake County car dealers earn high marks

Last month, I put my journalistic foot in my mouth with a tongue-in-cheek column about an unpleasant car shopping experience I had. At least a few people took exception to my comments. They felt I implied that all car dealerships…
Is Fruitland Park ready for The Villages?

Is Fruitland Park ready for The Villages?

PHOTOS: Matthew Gaulin Rolling pastureland and towering oak trees that lined a two-lane road on the west end of Fruitland Park have vanished as dump trucks and earthmovers pave the way for big-dollar homes, lush golf courses and nightly entertainment.…
FINAL THOUGHT: Try doing your job with 65 kids behind you

FINAL THOUGHT: Try doing your job with 65 kids behind you

I am a big believer in parental involvement. Mom and Dad should thoroughly know their child’s friends, friends’ families, teachers, coaches, baby sitter, doctor, dentist, troop leader, ice cream man and Sunday school teacher. And the snooping shouldn’t stop there.…

New tag office

Kudos to Lake County Tax Collector Bob McKee for taking the hassle out of titling cars, renewing license plates and registering vehicles. I recently visited the brand spankin’ new Tax Collector’s office in the old Golden Corral building in Leesburg…
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