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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.
A Democrat in a Republican bubble

A Democrat in a Republican bubble

Before moving to The Villages in 2007, Villager Joe Flynn heard the massive retirement community was a predominantly Republican stronghold. “I was told, but I didn’t believe it,” says Joe, 73. “I was told ‘their values are not your values.’”…
Bridging The Gap In Health  Care

Bridging The Gap In Health Care

The North Lake Hospital Tax Helps Those In Need Working for a major landscaping company and commuting to Orlando, Mike Pelcha, 52, of Leesburg, couldn’t do his job when he developed cataracts. He also was experiencing dangerously high blood pressure…
Continental Country Club Restaurant

Continental Country Club Restaurant

photo: fred lopez Continental Country Club Restaurant in Wildwood is noted for whipping up tasty homemade foods, and my party of three couldn’t resist checking it out for a weekday lunch. We were seated in the lounge, overlooking a picturesque…
Tillie’s Tavern and Grill

Tillie’s Tavern and Grill

photo: fred lopez Right in the heart of Eustis is Tillie’s Tavern and Grill, the kind of fun, casual hot spot that wows diners with eye-appealing, fresh tasting foods—one of those delightful dining experiences that left me and two friends…
A Role Model at 90 Years Old

A Role Model at 90 Years Old

Lake County Elections Supervisor Emogene Stegall, 90, is my role model, a shining example of a strong working woman at the top of her game. She could have retired decades ago, but this great-grandmother delights in getting up weekday mornings…
PERSON OF INTEREST: Mike DeMinico

PERSON OF INTEREST: Mike DeMinico

photo: fred lopez VITAL STATS AGE: 64 HOME: Leesburg resident since April 2015 PASSIONS: Mike has been painting since he was 6. After the Sept. 11 terrorist attack 15 years ago, he began a mission to paint portraits of the…
MEET A VILLAGER: A Cartoon Character

MEET A VILLAGER: A Cartoon Character

PHOTO: Fred lopez Make a casual comment around cartoonist George Pieper and he’s prone to get out his sketchpad and turn it into a cartoon that generates chuckles. “My wife will say something and I just run with it,” he…
The  Old Crow is Smokin’

The Old Crow is Smokin’

photos: fred lopez One-mile north of Umatilla sits Old Crow Real Pit Bar-B-Que and this eatery draws the locals. The parking lot was packed (the first sign of a great place) and the moment my friend and I walked in…
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