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Leigh Neely

Leigh Neely began her writing career with a weekly newspaper in the Florida panhandle, where she not only did the writing, but delivered the papers to the post office and dispensers. She has been writing ever since for a variety of newspapers and magazines from New Jersey to Leesburg. With her writing partner, Jan Powell, Leigh has published two novels as Neely Powell.
Clermont’s Great Campout Fun!

Clermont’s Great Campout Fun!

For the third year, the city of Clermont hosted the Great Campout at beautiful Waterfront Park. The event once again sold out with nearly 40 of the 60 families participating returning participants from past years. The event was held from…
Down on Main Street: Two 09 West Main

Down on Main Street: Two 09 West Main

A menu that features deviled eggs as appetizers, and biscuits and gravy and avocado toast for brunch means great variety and flavor. We thought the restaurant that was formerly Evander Lee had new owners, but it turned out it’s just…
Social Spotlight: Travis Tritt

Social Spotlight: Travis Tritt

Travis Tritt keeps his country music rocking! It has been 30 years since Travis Tritt first brought his unique voice to country music fans. Influenced by Southern rock, his songs reached the hearts of fans and brought them out in…
My First Time: A miracle encounter

My First Time: A miracle encounter

Sometimes help arrives mysteriously. In 1999, Linda Fensler, of Tavares, was a certified employee assistance professional for a large hospital system in Chicago. Her story begins with the tale of Resurrection Mary, who died in 1934 but reportedly has been…
City of Clermont Sees Bright Future

City of Clermont Sees Bright Future

In a recent “State of the City” address, City Manager Darren Gray delivered an address filled with accomplishments and significant plans for Clermont’s future. “It was another amazing year in Clermont, the Choice of Champions,” Darren says. “In the last…
It May Be Off Broadway, But Not Far

It May Be Off Broadway, But Not Far

I recently was in an intimate theater watching a wonderful off-Broadway production in New York City. Wait a minute…Actually, I was sitting in a great seat at The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol in The Villages watching the fantastic…
Local students attend inauguration for new governor

Local students attend inauguration for new governor

Five young ladies from Florida’s Hometown USA Program recently attended events at the Inauguration of Governor Ron DeSantis. Specifically, they were a part of A Call to Action Honoring Service, Sacrifice, and Country, honoring fallen heroes, Gold Star Families, and all…
“My Horse Can Pull More Than Your Horse”

“My Horse Can Pull More Than Your Horse”

It’s easy to imagine two farmers with the harvest ended and not much to do until the warmth of spring arrives having a conversation of this nature. It probably happened a lot in the “olden days” of the early 1900s.…
Under the Big (or Small) Tent!

Under the Big (or Small) Tent!

It’s time for the third annual Great Clermont Campout at Waterfront Park, 330 3rd St. Enjoy a night under the stars on beautiful Lake Minneola beginning Feb. 2, at 11am and continuing through Sunday. Campsites go quickly so reservations need…
Women for Hospice Have a Record!

Women for Hospice Have a Record!

For the eighth consecutive year, the Women for Hospice donated $100,000 to Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care. These funds are earmarked for hospice patient care in Lake County. “Their giving inspires all of us at Cornerstone,” said Chuck Lee, CEO…
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