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Roxanne Brown

Originally from Nogales, Arizona, Roxanne worked in the customer service industry while writing independently for years. After moving to Florida in 1999, Roxanne eventually switched her career path to focus more on writing and went on to become an award-winning reporter for The Daily Commercial/South Lake Press newspapers for 16 years prior to coming on board with Akers Media as a staff writer in July 2020 – her dream job come true. Today, Roxanne and Keith, her husband of nearly 22 years, live in Clermont. They have three children: Megan, 29, Darius, 19, Julissa, 17, and two dogs, Cinnamon and Remi. Roxanne says her favorite things about writing stories are talking with the people she'll be featuring, listening to their histories, and learning about their passions, goals, and heart. Overall, Roxanne is grateful for all the opportunities she's been given to personally witness and realize how much of a difference people can make and how every voice, big and small, really matters. In her spare time and besides writing, Roxanne enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music (especially on vinyl), Zumba, taking pictures, reading, watching movies, cooking, and reality TV competition shows. As for her bucket list, Roxanne hopes to one day be a published author of children’s books and travel the world chasing sunsets.
Getting to the bottom of it

Getting to the bottom of it

Lake County Water Authority officials talk about the condition of the area’s many lakes. State of the Lakes: With summer upon us, Lake County’s claim to fame – its more than 1,000 lakes – are a focus among boaters, swimmers, fishermen,…
In the Kitchen: Just take it outside

In the Kitchen: Just take it outside

Luxury picnic planners and local chef share tips on creating a picnic to remember. Photos: Nicole Hamel Nothing says fun summer get-together quite as perfectly as a picnic, and whether the venue you choose is one of Lake or Sumter’s…
Person of Interest: Tim Murry

Person of Interest: Tim Murry

Local native on a mission to serve citizens and lead Clermont with an open mind and heart. Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats: Fifth child of 12 siblings. Family includes wife Kassier Kyler-Murry (married February 2020), daughter Tiffany, son Tim Murry…
Self-made magnifique

Self-made magnifique

The Duct-Man, a successful local entrepreneur, and Lake and Sumter Style’s 2021 Business Man of the Year, looks to give back. Photos: Douglas Tyler Someone once commented on curve balls thrown our way just when we think we’ve got things…
Inspirational ‘Joe’

Inspirational ‘Joe’

Clermont coffee shop offers fresh roasted java and an outlet for making a difference.  Photos: Nicole Hamel In June 2019, Brent Joseph opened the doors to The Outpouring Coffee, a non-profit shop and roastery in Clermont like no other. The…
Social Club Spotlight: Cruisin’ companions

Social Club Spotlight: Cruisin’ companions

Villagers’ convertibles serve as catalysts for friends, fun, and travel. Photos: Nicole Hamel Members of The Villages Convertible Club believe in cruisin’ for the sheer fun of it. “Our motto is ‘topsdown,’ so we go topsdown and go cruising,” says…
Fork on the Road: To tapa things off

Fork on the Road: To tapa things off

Mount Dora eatery offers tasty introductions to exotic foods and faraway cultures. Photos: Nicole Hamel Rodrigo Morocho and Mario Penaherrera go back a long way. They were roommates more than 25 years ago, and today, not only are they still…
Attractions: Extended legacy

Attractions: Extended legacy

Family taking Presidents Hall of Fame museum to the next level.  Photos: Nicole Hamel The six children of John and Jan Zweifel, owners of the Presidents Hall of Fame in Clermont, have come together with a plan. It involves sprucing…
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