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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.
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…
Healthy Inspiration: From fat to fit

Healthy Inspiration: From fat to fit

Roly poly deputy rolled into new body, new life. Photo: Anthony Rao Looking at Shawn Lukens, one might consider him a good fitness role model. He eats healthy, he appears fit and trim and he is an avid cyclist. But…
Mount Dora call to area artists for holiday display

Mount Dora call to area artists for holiday display

The W.T. Bland Public Library is putting out a call to all area artists to submit their work for a holiday-themed display to brighten the season. For it, the library is planning on hanging various pieces of art in the…
City of Clermont invites public to virtual 9/11 ceremony

City of Clermont invites public to virtual 9/11 ceremony

The City of Clermont invites the public to a virtual Sept. 11 memorial ceremony starting at 10am Friday. The pre-recorded video will premiere on the city’s YouTube and Facebook pages, and according to officials,  “the virtual format allows viewers to…
That’s what friends are for

That’s what friends are for

Singles in The Villages find ways to connect during coronavirus pandemic. With a multitude of clubs throughout The Villages intended to either aid Cupid with his job or introduce future besties, opportunities for dating, fun and mingling are plentiful.  The…
Local Talent: Magic from the heart

Local Talent: Magic from the heart

Scott Humston uses his magical abilities to connect with people. Scott Humston knew that magic was in the cards for him the moment he stepped through the glass door of a little shop he spotted on the side of the…
Person of Interest: Mariah Wallis

Person of Interest: Mariah Wallis

Founder of Clermont Compassion strives to give back. Photos: Anthony Rao Vital Stats  22 years old.   Sixth-generation Clermont resident. Graduated from Valencia College with a degree in baking and pastry management. Tell me about Clermont Compassion: Every month, Clermont Compassion…
Outstanding Student: Kristopher Ganesh

Outstanding Student: Kristopher Ganesh

Photo: Nicole Hamel 5-year plan earns South Lake High valedictorian Take Stock in Children college scholarship. Vital Stats: Age 18.  Born in Long Island, NY.  Youngest of two siblings. Served on the Clermont Youth Council.  Attending the University of Florida…
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