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Friday, November 27, 2020

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Attraction: Roughing it, boujee style

Attraction: Roughing it, boujee style

Lake Louisa State Park caters to outdoor enthusiasts, even those partial to the little luxuries of home. Photos: Nicole Hamel With the unbearable heat of summer behind us and cooler weather here to stay for a while, people are itching…
Local Talent: ‘Don’t wanna be no star’

Local Talent: ‘Don’t wanna be no star’

Singer, songwriter, guitarist wants to use his talents to give back to those he is thankful for. Photo: Douglas Tyler Growing up listening to all kinds of music, Braxton Bennett began learning electric guitar at age 10. Now, the 26-year-old…
Local Talent: Jack of all trades

Local Talent: Jack of all trades

Poet, writer and runner says it’s never too late to start working on your goals.  One night, when Carl Scharwath was on a run, he heard voices down the road. He turned his head and was immediately greeted with two…
Social Spotlight: Baa! Moo! Quack!

Social Spotlight: Baa! Moo! Quack!

A world of fascinating critters awaits at Uncle Donald’s Farm. Photos: Nicole Hamel Each time 2-year-old James Luciani of New York flies down to stay with his grandparents in The Villages, a trip to Uncle Donald’s Farm is always on…
Social Spotlight: Scottish for a day

Social Spotlight: Scottish for a day

Mount Dora Sister Cities teams up with Mount Dora Pipes and Drums Band to bring Scottish culture to Lake County. Mount Dora Sister Cities, an international organization, joined the City of Mount Dora with Forres, Scotland back in 1990, and…
Local Talent: Magic from the heart

Local Talent: Magic from the heart

Scott Humston uses his magical abilities to connect with people. Scott Humston knew that magic was in the cards for him the moment he stepped through the glass door of a little shop he spotted on the side of the…
Social Spotlight: Friends, food  and fun!

Social Spotlight: Friends, food and fun!

Variety and entertainment draw people to Eustis First Fridays every month. Photos: Nicole Hamel The City of Eustis’ First Fridays have been something for locals to look forward to each month since the first event in 1997.  Originally organized by…
Local Talent: Sings like an angel

Local Talent: Sings like an angel

  Popular Villages performer Dawn DiNome eager to take the stage as Sandy in musical ‘Grease.’   Photo: Nicole Hamel No matter the venue, when Dawn DiNome sings, her goal is to provide a delightful experience.   “I always try to give my best,” says the soprano singer…
Local Talent: In touch with art

Local Talent: In touch with art

Russell Bellamy creates hands-on sculptures.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Leesburg sculptor Russell Bellamy believes many people would be surprised to learn that he was in his third year of college before he discovered art. “I mostly went to college to play…
Social Spotlight: A float-away getaway

Social Spotlight: A float-away getaway

Hot-air balloon rides allow passengers to see the Central Florida landscape in a new way. Bob Carlton has flown hot-air balloons for four decades all over the United States and the world, and he still marvels at seeing serene, breathtaking…
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