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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 her husband Keith of more than 20 years, live in Clermont. They have three grown children: Megan, Darius and Julissa and two dogs, Cinnamon and Remi Lulu. Roxanne says her favorite things about writing articles is talking with the people she'll be featuring, listening to their stories 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 with Julissa, 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.
Social Club Spotlight: Color me happy

Social Club Spotlight: Color me happy

Villagers get together to encourage one another’s coloring tendencies. Photos: Nicole Hamel Ninety-seven-year-old Norma Carlo has not worn make-up for years, so her daughter had questions when mom recently asked for several pallets of eye shadow in a variety of…
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…
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