Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Boogie on down

Boogie on down

Sumter County’s Beef and Boogie Festival celebrates the area’s rich history in the cattle industry. story: James Combs  photos: Provided Where’s the beef? Look no farther than your own backyard. While most people equate Florida with Mickey Mouse and white…
BOOK CLUB

BOOK CLUB

Greyhound A touching, coming-of-age story The year is 1981. Eleven-year-old Sebastien Ranes is put on a Greyhound bus at 3a.m. in Stockton, Calif., by his neglectful mother. With only $35 in his pocket and his final destination over 2,600 miles…
Shaker it up

Shaker it up

Part living history museum, part rustic resort, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a quiet retreat where garden to table means more than just buying produce at the local farmers market. Help gather eggs, make apple butter, or learn how…
BOOK CLUB

BOOK CLUB

The Light Between Oceans: A suspenseful, heart-wrenching story A lighthouse on the solitary island of Janus Rock at the western end of Australia is the setting for this fast-moving and riveting story. Tom Sherbourne, a World War I veteran, and…
Ghoulish delight

Ghoulish delight

If you love a bit of horror mixed with a family-friendly good time, this year’s Terror! on the Lake may leave you scared stiff and howling with laughter all at the same time. STORY: James Combs  //  PHOTO: Courtesy of…
Rocky top adventures

Rocky top adventures

story: Mary Ann DeSantis photos: Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau The magnificent Great Smoky Mountains National Park should be the first stop for a trip to eastern Tennessee, but the area also offers many…
Nurture in nature

Nurture in nature

story: James Combs  |  photos: Courtesy of Debi Dyer Take a two-hour pontoon boat ride through the breathtaking Dora Canal. Step into the majestic Ocala National Forest and discover the elusive red-cockaded woodpecker. Come face-to-face with Smokey the Bear and…
St. Augustine: Different perspectives

St. Augustine: Different perspectives

If you have never discovered this Atlantic coast treasure or it has been awhile since you’ve visited, you may be surprised by the stunning architecture, culinary delights, family-friendly festivities, and an amazing history that has influenced Florida for 450 years.…
From battered to victorious

From battered to victorious

For Lori Bajares, domestic violence hits close to home. She remembers her personal nightmare all too well. The bruises, black eyes, cuts, and scrapes all over her body. The desperate cries and screams for help. The emotional trauma of thinking…
Par-tee on the lake

Par-tee on the lake

When Jan Zacharchuk moved to Lake County from St. Petersburg in 2005, she was surprised by the area’s beautiful, pristine lakes. “Seeing the sunset on Lake Harris for the first time was breathtakingly beautiful,” she says. To this day, though,…
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