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Social Spotlight: The rites of spring

Social Spotlight: The rites of spring

Mount Dora’s annual arts and crafts festival adds food and drinks from local favorites to the lineup. Mount Dora’s Spring Festival is back for its 23rd year, bigger and better than ever. Each year, the festival brings in artists and…
Book Review: ‘The Body in Question’

Book Review: ‘The Body in Question’

By Jill Ciment. An affair between jurors puts a murder case at risk. Jill Ciment’s “The Body in Question” is set in Central Florida, where jurors are sequestered for a case in which a teenage girl on the autism spectrum…
Local Talent: Moved by the wind and tides

Local Talent: Moved by the wind and tides

Made of Earth brings nature’s elements to the stage through its lyrics. When three Lake County musicians were trying to name their band, they looked to their Christian faith and the name “Made of Earth” just flowed. “As Genesis 2:7…
Final Thought: The grass is greener on the other side

Final Thought: The grass is greener on the other side

… but the skies were grayer on St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. A couple of years ago, I lived in Galway, Ireland, for five months during a study abroad program. During that time, I did a lot of traveling on the…
Outstanding Student: Valerie Belvu

Outstanding Student: Valerie Belvu

Real Life Christian Academy senior gets A’s while improving community. Vital Stats Born in Orlando. Recipient of Ray Goodgame Outstanding Student Leader Award and $1,000 scholarship.  Plays on varsity basketball team. Volunteers at the academy’s Kid Life program and at a…
Person of Interest: Lyris Garcia

Person of Interest: Lyris Garcia

U.S. military veteran and teacher makes an impact at East Ridge H.S. Vital Stats Born in Brooklyn, New York. Attended Central Texas College, St. Leo University and University of Phoenix for bachelor of science degree in information technology. Joined military…
Honing their craft

Honing their craft

The owners of Clermont Brewing Co. provide something for everyone. When you visit Clermont Brewing Co., you can be sure that everyone in your party will be happy with what the place has to offer. Co-owners Darren Johnson and David…
Strawberry fields forever

Strawberry fields forever

… plus homemade wines make Oak Haven Farms special.  Oak Haven Farms & Winery in Sorrento has been around for nearly 25 years, allowing guests to pick all the strawberries imaginable. But an excess of strawberries one year led owner…
‘Chakra Crystals’

‘Chakra Crystals’

By Dr. Kate Tomas. A detailed guide to chakras and crystal meditation. In Dr. Kate Tomas’ meditation guide, “Chakra Crystals: Promote Balance and Self-healing Through Crystal Meditations,” she leads people who are both new and experienced through the exploration of…
Person of Interest: Dr. Nitza Alvarez

Person of Interest: Dr. Nitza Alvarez

Cardiologist and women’s health advocate. Vital stats Born in Puerto Rico, attended medical school there. Runs practice out of Tri County Heart Institute, The Villages. Author of “Heels Vs. Ties: Living with Your #1 Threat.” Favorite part of your job?…
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