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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…
Social Spotlight: Beads, bands and a little booze

Social Spotlight: Beads, bands and a little booze

Enjoy the Mardi Gras experience in Leesburg.  Revelers dressed in purple, green and gold costumes watch as a fire-eater blows a golden flame from his mouth. Masked men and women riding in glowing decorated floats throw beads and candy to…
Book Club: A ballot of choices

Book Club: A ballot of choices

Book clubs can educate readers about issues such as suffrage. Story: Diane Dean More than 25 book clubs operate in The Villages, and each has its own way of selecting books and conducting discussions. Regardless of the format, book clubs…
Local Talent: Free spirit

Local Talent: Free spirit

Singer Christina Adinolfi spreads energy through her music. Spirituality plays a part in singer Christina Adinolfi’s performances, and listeners felt that one recent evening as her voice floated from the patio of Magical Meat Boutique to the heavens above Mount…
Local Talent: She’s a natural

Local Talent: She’s a natural

Artist Hope Barton features Florida scenery at her Clermont gallery. Florida’s natural beauty is recognized worldwide, so it’s no wonder that an artist would want to capture it. Hope Barton, for example, has a simple motivation behind her artwork. “I…
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