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Theresa Campbell

Originally from Anderson, Ind., Theresa worked for The Herald-Bulletin for many years. After experiencing a winter with 53 inches of snow, her late husband asked her to get a job in Florida, and they headed south. Well known in the area, Theresa worked with The Daily Sun and The Daily Commercial prior to joining Akers. “I finally have my dream job. I’ve wanted to work for a magazine since I was a teenager, and I’m very excited to be here,” Theresa says. “There is such positive energy at Akers that it’s infectious.” Theresa has three grown daughters—Julia lives in San Francisco, Emily is in Seattle, and Maria in Orlando.
My First Time: Ed Augustyn

My First Time: Ed Augustyn

A $50 dare led to worldwide adventure as cruise ship dance host.  Photo: Nicole Hamel It happened on a dare to be a volunteer dance host on cruise ships. A bunch of us were out on a five-day Western Caribbean…
Local Talent: Cassie Dandridge Selleck

Local Talent: Cassie Dandridge Selleck

Leesburg native’s first novel has been optioned into a movie by BCDF Pictures. Photo: Anthony Rao  Author Cassie Dandridge Selleck is living a writer’s dream: to pen a popular book that comes to life on the big screen.  BCDF Pictures…
More than a meal

More than a meal

Olive Branch Mediterranean-Italian Grille & Bar offers an array of hearty dishes. Photos: Nicole Hamel  Dining at the Olive Branch Mediterranean-Italian Grille & Bar in downtown Mount Dora offers a chance to savor a variety of fresh dishes, everything from…
Thrill ride

Thrill ride

Catch swamp fever on an airboat; you won’t want to be cured. Photos: Nicole Hamel Gliding 35 to 55 mph across Lake Panasoffkee and experiencing fun, sliding corner turns through marshes into the peaceful swamps and natural springs of the…
Attractions: Picturesque ride

Attractions: Picturesque ride

Dora Canal pontoon boats carry passengers back in time to Old Florida.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Premier Boat Tours’ Captain Nate Jordan says “Welcome to the Dora Canal,” on a recent warm, sunny afternoon while entering the picturesque waterway that links…
Final Thought: In seventh heaven

Final Thought: In seventh heaven

Tranquil boating, swamp skimming, seaplane splashing always fun thrills.  Ahhhh. Springtime in Lake and Sumter counties is a glorious time to be outdoors, in the fresh air, or better yet to feel the gentle breeze out on the water.  Maybe…
Local Talent: Acting chops

Local Talent: Acting chops

Drama class, performing on stage boosted Alan Hickey’s self-esteem as a teen. Acting is in Alan Hickey’s blood.  Performing on stage has been the Ocala mental health counselor’s lifeblood in high school, college, and community theater groups where he has…
Social Club Spotlight: Sing!

Social Club Spotlight: Sing!

Crooning karaoke is chance to be silly, relieve stress, and have little fun. Photos: Nicole Hamel Mingling with singers and audiences is all part of Villager Bart Zoellner’s joy as a karaoke DJ, which has been his gig the last…
My First Time: Norm Stulz

My First Time: Norm Stulz

Long-time jokester conquers COVID-19 with comedy. Photos: Nicole Hamel I am in my 40th year in professional comedy and have performed probably 5,000 times, telling stories as I have aged about my wife Sharon, our lives, and embellished it all. I…
Meet a Villager: Innovations by Jerry

Meet a Villager: Innovations by Jerry

Ingenious Villager continues creates fanciful items for sheer fun.  Since moving to The Villages nine years ago, Jerry Hone has captivated friends and neighbors by making unique, one-of-a-kind items that attract attention, including a fan jet-powered 1916 bicycle.  “It’s more…
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