Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Monday, June 27, 2022

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SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: An Ode to the Blueberry

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: An Ode to the Blueberry

It’s a super food that packs a wallop — the tiny sphere that is a blueberry. Celebrate the blueberry at the height of its season at the Mount Dora Blueberry Festival, which is April 23–24 on the lake at Elizabeth…
BOOK CLUB: Ordinary Grace

BOOK CLUB: Ordinary Grace

As the summer of 1961 begins in New Bremen, Minnesota, 13-year-old Frank Drum and his younger brother Jake are about to attend the funeral of their young friend, Bobby Cole, who was killed while playing on the railroad tracks. Bobby…
BOOK CLUB: The storied life of A.J. Fikry

BOOK CLUB: The storied life of A.J. Fikry

A charming ode to books and the local bookstore Widower A.J. Fikry owns the only bookstore on remote Alice Island, a summer tourist destination off the coast of Massachusetts. Part curmudgeon, part literary connoisseur, and short story aficionado, Fikry isolated…
OUT+ABOUT: The South’s Literary Legends

OUT+ABOUT: The South’s Literary Legends

PHOTOS: Mary Ann DeSantis+provided The South is known for its stories, especially those written by legendary writers whose works transcend time. Some of these great authors have left behind homes in the South that became mythical destinations for generations of…
LOCAL TALENT: Gary McKechnie — Pages from the past

LOCAL TALENT: Gary McKechnie — Pages from the past

The bright yellow cottage on McDonald Street in Mount Dora is the Coconut Cottage Inn, a delightful bed and breakfast owned by husband-and-wife innkeepers Gary McKechnie and Nancy Howell. As innkeepers, they have studied the history of Mount Dora and…
Florida ‘Face-Off’

Florida ‘Face-Off’

Top lacrosse teams come to Clermont Spring break is when most college students head to Florida, usually for the beach, but for many student-athletes it means heading to warm weather and high-tech training facilities like the one in Clermont. The…
Partners for Success

Partners for Success

Business & education come together Current and future business leaders will come together Tuesday, April 19, at Lake Reception for the second annual Partners for Success. A coalition of business and education in Lake County, this networking event will be…
SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: The Thrill of the Pull

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: The Thrill of the Pull

Three days of tractor pulling, parades, prizes, and plain ol’ fun at Paquette’s. You’ll find a carnival atmosphere at Paquette Historical Farmall Museum this month. Days will be filled with music, food, games, and a tractor pull. “We’ll have pulling…
OUT+ABOUT: Daytona Rises to Family Fun

OUT+ABOUT: Daytona Rises to Family Fun

The Daytona 500 is an event of mythical proportions, especially with all the new “Daytona Rising” changes at the International Speedway. Even if you are not a racing fan, you most likely know something about this annual meetup of NASCAR…
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