Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Friday, September 18, 2020

Social Spotlight

Social Spotlight: Scottish for a day

Social Spotlight: Scottish for a day

Mount Dora Sister Cities teams up with Mount Dora Pipes and Drums Band to bring Scottish culture to Lake County. Mount Dora Sister Cities, an international organization, joined the City of Mount Dora with Forres, Scotland back in 1990, and…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
Social Spotlight: A hard look in the mirror

Social Spotlight: A hard look in the mirror

‘Cracked Mirrors’ web series, produced in Lake County, will reflect today’s social issues. A living hell.  That’s how Lori Bajares, of Eustis, describes a five-year period of her life in the early 1980s while living in Texas. Her bruises and…
Social Spotlight: The nuns return to The Villages

Social Spotlight: The nuns return to The Villages

The Little Sisters of Hoboken will sing at the Hollywood Bowl(-A-Rama).  A musical that includes a scene with Bette Davis’ 1962 film character “Baby Jane” surrounded by nuns in wheelchairs might sound like a bunch of nonsense. Actually, it’s just…
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…
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