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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…
Book Club: ‘The Woman’s Hour’

Book Club: ‘The Woman’s Hour’

By Elaine Weiss. The suffrage struggle is a vital remembrance in this election year. Story: Beth Hicks Every Election Day, a steady stream of people journey to Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York, looking for a specific grave. When…
Social Spotlight: Toe the vine

Social Spotlight: Toe the vine

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards’ annual Harvest Grape Stomp is a barrel of fun. Photos provided by Lakeridge Winery Denise McLeod doesn’t mind jumping feet first into an activity that oozes with excitement. A shipping manager for Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards,…
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…
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