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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!
Puttin’ on the glitz

Puttin’ on the glitz

A former police officer’s new job is a gem. Sitting at a jeweler’s bench, Earll Bean looks through the lens…
The Bistro

The Bistro

Say cheese … burger The Bistro at Grand Oaks Resort and Museum offers a great selection of food. Legendary singer…
Raise a glass, eat some bass

Raise a glass, eat some bass

There’s something fishy going on at Lakeridge Winery this month. That “something” is the 10th annual Wine and Seafood Festival,…
‘Grant’ing a wish

‘Grant’ing a wish

The Arc Sunrise of Central Florida is a place where adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities can participate in…
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…
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