Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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A different realm

A different realm

New Renaissance Festival of Central Florida is up to the challenge of entertaining crowds. Renaissance fair regulars have three simple tips for first-time visitors: Don’t miss the jousting competition. Be sure to watch the human chess match. Buy a turkey…
Swine and dandy

Swine and dandy

Pig on the Pond will leave scholarship recipients feeling like they’re in hog heaven. Thrilling carnival rides, delicious barbecue, and entertaining pig races will all be part of the 20th annual Pig on the Pond, which will take place March…
Crazy about George 

Crazy about George 

116 years and counting, Eustis celebrates the first U.S. president’s birthday with Georgefest.  Eustis rolls out the red carpet every February to honor good ol’ George Washington, and has been doing so every year since 1902. The city has no…
Down to a fine art

Down to a fine art

Mount Dora Arts Festival showcases nationally acclaimed artists. Rows of white tent booths filled with fine art, oil paintings, jewelry, watercolors, acrylics, clay, sculptures, and photography will dot the downtown streets of Mount Dora when the city kicks off Florida’s…
Carry on wayward sons

Carry on wayward sons

The music may have started with four guys in a garage, but it’s still going strong today. It all started in 1969, a memorable year in many ways, with four guys in a band called The Reasons Why. They mostly…
Holiday splendor

Holiday splendor

The 40th annual Christmas Tour of Homes showcases seven Mount Dora homes festively decorated in yuletide spirit. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Boughs of holly, decorated trees, Santa figurines, and snowmen décor will be sights to see…
Meet the Folkers

Meet the Folkers

Brace yourself for good folk, good music, and good times. Being raised near Nashville ignited John French’s affinity for country music, a beloved genre in the city’s rich music scene. He began writing song lyrics at age 13 and became…
Raising the bar for sports fans

Raising the bar for sports fans

A wonderful season of football is on tap at various Lake and Sumter county sports bars. It’s the first day of the NFL season. Fans are lining up before the game so they can get inside and watch their beloved…
The empire spikes back

The empire spikes back

Lake County has netted a prestigious volleyball tournament. Alisha Hoffman spent years with her head buried in the sand. The same can be said about her arms, legs, and feet. For her, sand offers a soft-landing pad for her favorite…
Game Development Camp 

Game Development Camp 

Thanks to volunteers and library staff, students in Lake County are learning computer coding in elementary school, but the goal of these camps might surprise you. The library has always offered adventures and projects for kids. This summer, the Lady…
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