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Kendra Akers

A lifelong resident of Lake County, Kendra and her husband, Doug, have six children. She has been in the publishing industry since 1999, beginning her career as a marketing representative for a local newspaper. Since then, Kendra has worked at various publications and was able to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a magazine publisher and developing Akers Media Group. In her spare time she enjoys most sports and likes to spend her free time offshore fishing near Crystal River, Florida.
Knowledge is power!

Knowledge is power!

One of the wonders of living with small children is how quickly and how much they learn. It’s always exciting to learn something new. At Style magazine, we feel you never outgrow the need to learn, and we’re pretty sure…
That’s extraordinary!

That’s extraordinary!

You’d think we’d eventually run out of extraordinary subjects for our annual Extraordinary issue, but with the continued growth and changes in Lake and Sumter counties, that’s just not possible. Extraordinary people are never difficult to find in a place…
In the dark corners

In the dark corners

Normally, our magazine covers lifestyle events and entertains with profiles of the many interesting people living in our area. But once a year, we step back and take a serious look at what’s happening in Lake and Sumter counties. This…
From the Publisher

From the Publisher

It’s finally here—the Hot! Issue, which is everybody’s favorite, not just mine! The eighth annual Best of the Best Hot! List is bigger and better than ever. We know our readers love to vote for their favorite everything, and we’re…
Man, oh man

Man, oh man

Ten years ago, I made the most important and best decision of my life. I married my soul mate and wonderful husband, Doug. We came into the marriage with our own children. I had two sons and a daughter, Michael,…
My favorite of all time! 

My favorite of all time! 

For those of you who are avid readers of Style, you probably have already predicted that I am going to tell you that this is one of my favorite issues of the year. If so, you are correct. In fact,…
The envelope budget system 

The envelope budget system 

In the spirit of this month’s financial issue, I decided to offer a bit of advice for those who have resolved to live within your means because you need to get out of debt or because you don’t want to…
Think outside the beach

Think outside the beach

The mere mention of Florida automatically conjures up two images in our minds: People lying on sandy beaches sipping a cool cocktail, and smiling tourists enjoying a white-knuckle thrill ride at one of the state’s many theme parks. I love…
From The Publisher

From The Publisher

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you wanted to build or buy a home but you had no idea where to begin? I have been in that situation before and it can be very frustrating and overwhelming.…
Documenting the past 

Documenting the past 

We have a tradition of documenting  our lives and important events since the beginning of time. First, it was done by carving pictures and letters onto walls in caves and mountainsides, then by writing scrolls, and eventually, books. It seems…
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