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Monday, October 19, 2020

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Local Talent: Dream weaver

Local Talent: Dream weaver

Toni Stokes Marshall creates uncommon artwork at her Leesburg studio. Photos: Nicole Hamel Textiles always fascinated Toni Stokes Marshall, but it wasn’t until her retirement from the health-care field that she was able to wrap herself in textiles as an…
Local Talent: Making an impression

Local Talent: Making an impression

Eustis artist Jennifer Harper finds relief in printmaking. While the national economy is taking a hit from COVID-19, artists also are being affected greatly. “This could really redefine people because as an artist, you’re very much, just like everybody else,…
Book Club: ‘Luna, a Dog Named After the Moon’

Book Club: ‘Luna, a Dog Named After the Moon’

Villager Diane Dean helps a puppy ‘tell’ her story about living in Hollywood. Diane Dean has written short stories about animals like horses, cats and goldfish. But she was uniquely inspired by her son’s family dog, Luna, and their life…
Local Talent: Country with a twist

Local Talent: Country with a twist

Lake County singer often takes his talents to Nashville. Country artist Rob Nichols, who started performing professionally when he was about 22, thinks back to growing up and listening to his parents’ Elvis Presley 45s, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and…
Social Spotlight: Vintage venue

Social Spotlight: Vintage venue

A new concert series is filling the halls of historic Howey Mansion with music once again. After citrus land baron William Howey built a mansion in the mid-1920s, he often hosted musicians from around the country to entertain guests during…
Attractions: Orange appeal

Attractions: Orange appeal

Visitors to Central Florida are still juiced about visiting the Citrus Tower in Clermont. In a region where screaming roller coasters, killer whales and magical castles reign supreme, a roadside attraction in Clermont still stands tall.  It’s 226 feet tall,…
Attractions: Game changers

Attractions: Game changers

Journalists-turned-zombie killers Chris Gerbasi, left, and James Combs. // Photos by Douglas Tyler Forget those old arcades of the 1980s. Mind Immersions in Clermont offers a new reality in the gaming industry.  Story: James Combs Mayhem ensues in the once…
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…
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