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James Combs

Akers Media Group's James Combs has been a staff writer for several local publications since August 2000. He has had the privilege of interviewing some of Lake County's many fascinating residents—from innovative business owners to heroic war veterans—and bringing their stories to life. A resident of Lake County since 1986, James recently embarked on a journey to lead a healthier lifestyle. He has lost 60 pounds and walks nearly five miles a day. In his spare time, he enjoys target shooting, skeet shooting and watching his beloved Kentucky Wildcats!
She’s the boss

She’s the boss

Sabrina Ciceri has no problem getting down to business. Photos: Douglas Tyler Sabrina Ciceri has a high tolerance for risk and seldom worries about rejection. She’s full of determination, maintains a high level of confidence, and relishes every opportunity to…
Peace of mind

Peace of mind

A program in South Lake County serves those with mental health conditions.  Photos: Nicole Hamel When people experiencing a mental health crisis display erratic behavior, there is a greater likelihood of encountering police than medical professionals.  Those encounters don’t always…
Tee time

Tee time

For Mission Inn, hosting a major golf tournament is par for the course.  Photos: Douglas Tyler Sierra Sims feels like she’s on a fairway to heaven when she golfs at Mission Inn Resort and Club’s famed El Campeon golf course.…
Up a river with a paddle and friend

Up a river with a paddle and friend

Facebook groups bring paddle boarders and kayakers together while providing a sense of community. Photos provided by Kaite Hays. Their stories of paddling down lakes, rivers, and springs spark intrigue. The pictures and videos are breathtaking. Rhesus monkeys scurrying up…
Healthy Inspiration: Victorious loser

Healthy Inspiration: Victorious loser

Erica Majors weighs in on her life-changing transformation. It’s the small changes in life that have Erica Majors living large.  Attending social functions without fear of others staring at her. Feeling more motivated and energetic. Going from a size ten…
AVIV Clinics to give seminar on brain health

AVIV Clinics to give seminar on brain health

It’s no secret that residents in The Villages and surrounding communities strive to achieve optimal mental and physical health. Now, they can receive expert advice on how to accomplish those feats. Dr. Shai Efrati, a global leader in aging and…
Trails less traveled

Trails less traveled

Mucky ducks, swamp buggies provide thrill rides at Revolution Adventures for the entire family. Photos: Nicole Hamel A cloud of dust swirls behind Jim Marshall as the eight-wheel amphibious vehicle turns a curve. Jim smiles, then hits the gas. The engine…
In the Kitchen: Raw deal

In the Kitchen: Raw deal

Local restaurant owner enjoys teaching the community about a different way of eating.  Photos: Nicole Hamel When it comes to preparing food, restaurateur Michelle Kristof has a few surprises up her sleeve.  That spaghetti Bolognese of hers—the one that looks…
LifeStream honored for 50 years of service

LifeStream honored for 50 years of service

On March 23, Congressman Daniel Webster recognized LifeStream Behavioral Center’s 50 years of service in the US House of Representatives as a matter of Congressional Record during the proceedings and debates of the 117thCongress. Congressman Webster recognized LifeStream’s 50thAnniversary and…
Anthony Sabatini announces bid for U.S. Congress

Anthony Sabatini announces bid for U.S. Congress

Republican State Representative Anthony Sabatini officially launched his campaign for U.S. Congress on Monday. The chilly, windy morning did not deter several hundred people from flocking to JB Boondocks in Howey-in-the-Hills as the firebrand conservative announced his attentions to run…
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