Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Friday, October 30, 2020

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Book Club: ‘The Accidental President’

Book Club: ‘The Accidental President’

By A.J. Baime. A look into the presidency of Harry S. Truman. Story: Jacque Schrock In “The Accidental President,” author A.J. Baime offers not a full-life biography of Harry S. Truman, but the story of the first four months of…
Social Spotlight: Catch the holiday spirit

Social Spotlight: Catch the holiday spirit

In Lake and Sumter counties, it’s beginning to light up a lot like Christmas. The holidays are here, and we know what that means.  People in jolly moods can drive around neighborhoods and see roofs lined with winking bulbs, large…
Near & Far: Verdant Vancouver

Near & Far: Verdant Vancouver

If your Alaskan cruise itinerary includes Vancouver, spend a few days exploring one of the world’s greenest cities. Photos: Mary Ann and Tony DeSantis and provided by Tourism Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver, British Columbia, is the port city where some…
‘Victoria’s Voice’

‘Victoria’s Voice’

By David and Jackie Siegel. A teen’s diary tells a harrowing tale of drug addiction. Story: Victoria Schlabig Victoria Siegel battled addiction to drugs and alcohol for years. Her parents, David and Jackie, eventually decided to publish their daughter’s journal…
Local Talent: Passionate painter

Local Talent: Passionate painter

Florals, Florida waterways and mountains are favorites of artist Marjorie Dodrill.  The walls of artist Marjorie Dodrill’s Villages home resemble an art gallery, and it’s easy to be drawn to the intricate detail in her scenic paintings and the rich…
Near and Far: Visions of Bavaria

Near and Far: Visions of Bavaria

Creating an alpine village in Georgia may have sounded ludicrous in 1969, but 50 years later, Alpine Helen is one of the hottest—and coolest—travel destinations.  Story: Mary Ann DeSantisPhotos: Mary Ann DeSantis and provided by the Alpine Helen & White…
Social Spotlight: November in Paris

Social Spotlight: November in Paris

Leesburg hosts the annual Fashion Designers Showcase and Modeling Competition. Paris comes to Lake County with a colossal replica of the Eiffel Tower in Leesburg Towne Square. Leesburg will be in the fashion spotlight Saturday, Nov. 9, during the seventh…
Local Talent: A taste of American folk music

Local Talent: A taste of American folk music

The Lake County Folk Festival moves through the city of Eustis with a local duo. The popular Lake County Folk Festival is coming in November to Eustis and features a local duo: Smithson and French. Singers and songwriters Paul Smithson…
Book Club: ‘Lilac Girls’

Book Club: ‘Lilac Girls’

By Martha Hall Kelly. Survival at all costs is depicted in this World War II historical novel. Story: Diane Dean The illustration on the cover of “Lilac Girls” is of three women dressed in the fashion of the 1940s with…
Near & Far: A memorial for the living

Near & Far: A memorial for the living

Visiting the 9/11 museum is an emotional experience, delivering the message that our resilient nation rises from the ashes.  The sky was a vivid blue canvas as I sat on a bench outside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum…
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