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Healthy Inspiration: He’s got the power

Healthy Inspiration: He’s got the power

Clermont man puts fun, flare and passion into shaping local warriors.  Photo: Nicole Hamel For as long as he can remember, Power Casrock’s life has revolved around health and fitness. As a child, he always stayed active and organized little…
Social Club Spotlight: On the hunt

Social Club Spotlight: On the hunt

Members of The Villages Metal Detecting Club find pleasure in searching for treasure. Photos: Nicole Hamel “One man’s loss is another man’s gain,” is a well-known saying that members of The Villages Metal Detecting Club may take more seriously than…
Attraction: Roughing it, boujee style

Attraction: Roughing it, boujee style

Lake Louisa State Park caters to outdoor enthusiasts, even those partial to the little luxuries of home. Photos: Nicole Hamel With the unbearable heat of summer behind us and cooler weather here to stay for a while, people are itching…
Person of Interest: Steve Smith

Person of Interest: Steve Smith

Clermont man has heart for propelling people forward. Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats:  Retired from banking industry in Columbus, Ohio. Moved to Clermont to help care for in-laws. Steve’s family includes wife Linda Smith, four adult children and 11 grandchildren.…
Clermont City Manager announces resignation

Clermont City Manager announces resignation

Clermont City Manager Darren Gray, the visionary leader responsible for the city’s rebranding and the Downtown-Waterfront Master Plan, has announced his resignation. Darren accepted a new position as deputy county administrator for neighboring Orange County Government starting Dec. 14. His…
Loving the wild out of them

Loving the wild out of them

Rescue center in Webster transforms wild horses into trusting companions.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Diane Delano has a huge heart for the majesty of wild horses she freely welcomes to her ranch in Webster, the Wild Horse Rescue Center (WHRC). It’s…
Made with Love

Made with Love

Clermont woman with Down Syndrome finds happiness and success in doggy treat business. Photos: Douglas Tyler Those looking for the magical ingredients for success will find them in Allison Fogarty’s kitchen in Clermont. There, Chef Allison uses all-natural peanut butter,…
A hand up

A hand up

Coping with cancer can be tough, but you don’t have to face it alone. Bras for the Cause photos by Nicole Hamel Cancer not only indiscriminately attacks your body, but every other part of your life, which is where organizations…
Person of Interest: For the love of pets

Person of Interest: For the love of pets

Dr. Tracie Wilson treats every dog and cat with extra dose of TLC at Animal Medical Center in Eustis. Photo: Douglas Tyler Vital Stats Grew up in Central Florida. Owns two dogs: Babe and Rowdy; and cats Dublin and Sun…
My First Time: Anne Rowe

My First Time: Anne Rowe

Sorrento breeder will never forget night she delivered 14 puppies. Photos: Nicole Hamel My first litter of golden retriever puppies was the largest litter I have ever had.  The mom, Katie, whom I’d bred, was 2-3 years old. I knew…
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