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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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4th Annual Taste of Lake & Business Expo

4th Annual Taste of Lake & Business Expo

Photos: Nicole Hamel  The fourth annual Taste of Lake & Business Expo was hosted at the beautiful Venetian Center in Leesburg on March 11, where guests sampled tasty appetizers, entrees, desserts, and beverages, all while enjoying live entertainment and a…
Ski Beach Dash & Splash 5K

Ski Beach Dash & Splash 5K

Photos: Paul Penders A morning of family fun and fitness was the highlight of the inaugural Ski Beach Dash & Splash 5K hosted March 26 at the Venetian Center. Proceeds from the benefit event will go to the new UF…
Book Club: ‘The Storyteller’

Book Club: ‘The Storyteller’

By Jodi Picoult. A heart-wrenching tale of a grieving baker, an old man with a shocking secret she befriends, and her grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, and how all their lives intertwine.  The Bookworm Book Club will celebrate its 20th Anniversary…
Local Talent: Embracing art

Local Talent: Embracing art

After a successful career as a civil trial lawyer, Beth Croft Jewett has found joy as a watercolor artist. Photo: Nicole Hamel A display of Beth Croft Jewett’s watercolor creations can be seen at the Studio Art Farm in downtown…
Local Talent: A brush with destiny

Local Talent: A brush with destiny

Kelley Batson-Howard: ‘I find my soul while painting, and it’s never too late to start.’  Photos: Nicole Hamel Self-taught and a fulltime Eustis artist, Kelley Batson-Howard passionately puts her heart and soul into painting, something that had been on hold…
Tavares Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours

Tavares Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours

Photos: Nicole Hamel Kenkay Solar, 413 E. Alfred St., Tavares, was the site of a meet-and-greet during the Tavares Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours gathering and ribbon-cutting ceremony in February. The Tavares business community and guests were treated to…
Attractions: Crafting magic

Attractions: Crafting magic

Once Upon A Creation offers creative outlet in Clermont. Story and Photos: Cindy Peterson  Once upon a time there was a mother of two, who lost her job and didn’t know what to do. Bills were piling up and the…
Ashley’s House Groundbreaking Ceremony

Ashley’s House Groundbreaking Ceremony

Photos: Nicole Hamel Villagers for Veterans and Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter teamed up for the groundbreaking ceremony of Ashley’s House, 2259 Grove St., Eustis, which will be a transitional group home for female veterans. The house is named in…
South Lake Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

South Lake Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

Photos: Paul Penders Guests were invited to dress up as their favorite historical figure and “party like it’s 1889” at the South Lake Chamber of Commerce’s February 10th Business After Hours hosted by the South Lake Business Leaders at the…
Attractions: An air of excitement

Attractions: An air of excitement

Four wheeling is one thing, but four wheeling in a 14-foot wide, 16-foot tall, 40-foot long, behemoth truck is a whole other adventure. Photos: Nicole Hamel After a one-hour group ride through The Showcase of Citrus’ 2,500-acre citrus and cattle…
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