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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 Austin, Tex., and Maria is at the University of Central Florida.
TVRH wins top achievement award from heart association

TVRH wins top achievement award from heart association

The Villages Regional Hospital (TVRH) has earned the 2017 Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for quality improvement measures and timely care in patients experiencing a heart attack, according to hospital officials. The goal of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call and continuing…
Habitat and Lowe’s Heroes to frame new Wildwood home

Habitat and Lowe’s Heroes to frame new Wildwood home

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter and Lowe’s Heroes are celebrating the 10th annual National Women Build Week by framing the components of a new affordable home from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at 301 Hazel St., Wildwood. The general public can get involved, too, by calling Danielle Stroud at Habitat, 352-630-3318. Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008 to empower women to advocate…
Mia Bella!

Mia Bella!

The 2017 Business Woman of Style proves one can persevere over obstacles to make the dream of owning a business come true. Next, she wants to empower other women to succeed, too. Story: Theresa Campbell // Photos: Fred Lopez Danielle Daugherty, 32, and her mother, Dawn Couliette, 53, broke down in tears and hugged each other when they realized one of them would grace this…
Cakes Y’all!

Cakes Y’all!

Among the charming appeals of Miz Kathi’s Cotillion Southern Café and Sweetery are beautifully decorated cakes lined across an antique buffet and the words “Cakes Y’all!” on a blackboard that lists cakes of the day. Photos: Fred Lopez Southern cuisine reigns at the 101 N. Main St., Wildwood eatery, for lunch or dinner at Miz Kathi’s wouldn’t be complete without a slice of one of…
Romancing the coin

Romancing the coin

Military veteran and stay-at-home mom creates one-of-a-kind jewelry from quarters and pennies. Story: Theresa Campbell // Photos: Fred Lopez Tabitha Lauer remembers hearing stories from her late grandfather about trench art made by World War I and II soldiers passing the time while away from the front lines. Her grandfather served in Korea and talked about his uncles in the earlier wars. Tabitha was in…
LRMC first in area to offer dissolving heart stent

LRMC first in area to offer dissolving heart stent

The interventional cardiology team at Leesburg Regional Medical Center (LRMC) made history as the first in Central Florida to offer patients with coronary artery disease a new treatment option. Dr. Srinivas Attanti last week implanted a patient with the world’s first FDA-approved dissolving heart stent. The Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold is a major advance in the treatment of coronary artery disease, which affects 15 million…
Beacon College ranked No. 1

Beacon College ranked No. 1

Beacon College has garnered the No. 1 spot for the best program and best value among schools with programs for students with learning disabilities or other special needs, according to new national ranking. The downtown Leesburg campus was rated No. 1 in BestValueSchools.com‘s ranking of the “20 Best Value Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities 2017-2018.” The website rates universities, colleges, and degree programs for…
into the blue

into the blue

Plump, juicy, and sweet blueberries are proof that good things do come in small packages. Long hailed as a powerful antioxidant super food, blueberries will be celebrated in all their glory at the third annual Mount Dora Blueberry Festival. Fresh-picked blueberries from local fields will take center stage, along with vendors showcasing blueberry baked goods, blueberry-themed crafts, and blueberry wine and beer. One vendor even…
Clermont Lowes’ employees hailed as national ‘heroes’

Clermont Lowes’ employees hailed as national ‘heroes’

Lowes employees in Clermont are hailed as national “heroes” for providing the “most impactful project” in their fix-up work at New Beginnings of Central Florida, a transitional housing and job skills training for the homeless. They won over Lowes’ 1,800 stores and were praised for rolling up their sleeves to do work at New Beginnings’ Thrift Store, at the two transitional housing units, and for…
Local conservation efforts to benefit oyster habitats

Local conservation efforts to benefit oyster habitats

Lake County’s Environmental Services Division has joined with the Coastal Conservation Association Florida (CCA) and local restaurants to assist with reef estuary habitat restoration along Florida’s coast. Oyster shells collected at participating restaurants are now being taken to the Lake County Central Solid Waste Facility in Tavares and put in drying beds. From there, they will be placed in Florida’s coastal waters to create new…
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