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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.
Dianne Garvis

Dianne Garvis

Dianne Garvis provides children with disabilities, cancer patients, elderly, hospital patients, and more, with their own special Cinderella moment. If there was a Guinness World Record for the person who has purchased the most tiaras, Clermont’s Dianne Garvis would probably…
Local Talent: Picture perfect

Local Talent: Picture perfect

Shooting beautiful sunrises, landscapes, scenic golf courses, real estate, has become Matthew Majka’s passion. Photo: Nicole Hamel Visit mdcmphotography.com and one can’t help but be captivated by the breathtaking landscapes and golf courses Mount Dora photographer Matthew Majka has captured…
Dancing with heart and soul

Dancing with heart and soul

Villagers Mark and Susan O’Brien delight in making social dancing more fun, enjoyable and attainable for couples.  Photos: Volkan Ulgen Professional dance performers and instructors, Villagers Mark and Susan O’Brien captivate audiences with their beautiful dancing, lifts in the air,…
Fork on the Road: Tiny bubbles

Fork on the Road: Tiny bubbles

Magic Tea Market in downtown Mount Dora generates raves over variety of its crafted boba-inspired beverages and imported snacks. Photos: Nicole Hamel Since opening last spring in downtown Mount Dora, Magic Tea Market has drawn loyal boba tea drinkers and…
Outstanding Student: Alexis DeLand

Outstanding Student: Alexis DeLand

Competitive baton twirler and volleyball player is driven, loyal, and aspires to become a pediatrician. Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital stats: Freshman at Leesburg High School. Daughter of Derek and Maile DeLand of Lady Lake. Competitive baton twirler, a feature twirler,…
Attractions: Explore ‘Real Florida’

Attractions: Explore ‘Real Florida’

Friends of Lake Griffin tour guides lead daytime and moonlight canoe and kayak tours on local waterways.  Photos provided by Linda Morrison. Just off bustling U.S. Highway 441/27 in Fruitland Park nestles the peaceful tranquility of Lake Griffin State Park,…
Outstanding Student: Jaymie Nobles

Outstanding Student: Jaymie Nobles

Former cheerleader and state gymnastics champion aspires to become an FBI agent.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats: 2021 graduate of First Academy-Leesburg with a GPA of 3.9. Daughter of Jayson and Karah Nobles of Leesburg. Won top cheerleading honors in…
In the Kitchen: Spreading good vibes

In the Kitchen: Spreading good vibes

Mother-daughter duo whip up nutritious beverages at Pure, their Clermont café.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Moving from Arizona to Clermont and starting a new business during the coronavirus pandemic may seem crazy, but it has been “a great adventure” for Stacey…
Meet a Villager: Different strokes

Meet a Villager: Different strokes

Villager meets her bucket list goal of playing golf on all 76 courses in The Villages from May 2018 to March 2021.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Villager Marlene Dignan has a passion for golf; however, she had no interest in it…
Person of Interest: Danielle Stroud

Person of Interest: Danielle Stroud

She’s the incoming president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter. Photo: Anthony Rao Vital Stats Employed with Habitat for six years; takes over as CEO on Nov. 1. Family includes husband Chase; sons Zeke, 4; Asher, 1. Bachelor’s…
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