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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!
Swine and dandy

Swine and dandy

Pig on the Pond will leave scholarship recipients feeling like they’re in hog heaven. Thrilling carnival rides, delicious barbecue, and…
Castaways Restaurant

Castaways Restaurant

In an effort to find the latest restaurant to review, we cast a wide net that covered part of the…
Going topless

Going topless

For Glenn MacKinnon of The Villages, nothing gets his motor running like convertibles. Love for convertibles: I was born in…
let’s do

let’s do

Sea it for yourself In the quaint New England-style town of Mount Dora, lobster is on a roll—literally. At least…
James Combs’ The Hit List

James Combs’ The Hit List

This Honest Food, a holistic teaching kitchen, will open this month in Clermont. The company provides individual and group cooking…
johnson’s pizza pi

johnson’s pizza pi

Pi that’s infinitely delicious By and large—and by that, I mean a large handmade thin crust with a magical blend…
Jaw-snapping fun in Wildwood

Jaw-snapping fun in Wildwood

Few things symbolize Florida as much as alligators, and visitors to GatorWorld in Wildwood have an opportunity to see these…
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