Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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July 22, 2017

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Lake County and Technology: Great Partners

Lake County and Technology: Great Partners

It is with great pleasure I have the opportunity to introduce this technology-focused issue of Lake & Sumter Style. I want to commend Akers Media on its decision to highlight an industry sector that gets very little attention locally, but is playing a vital role in the growth of Lake County’s economy. From manufacturing to health care to agriculture, the sector has a far-reaching impact…
Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine

Do as I say: Drop the phone and nobody gets hurt.  I am not the Unabomber. This is not a manifesto against technology. It’s just a rant. Oh, sure, there’s no denying the many benefits of modern technology—or the many annoyances. Try to remember those sane days when “text” wasn’t a verb, “selfie” had not yet been derived from “selfish,” people were smarter than their phones,…
From The Publisher

From The Publisher

I shared a portion of this story in the last month’s issue, but for those of you who missed it, I would like to share it again. Several years ago we came up with an idea to feature the businessmen and businesswomen of Lake and Sumter counties. It seemed fitting because Style magazine is all about the people, places, and events that make this community…
Visualize being clutter free

Visualize being clutter free

When you buy a new purse, give away a purse. There are many ways to avoid too much clutter. Do you ever feel you want to get more organized, but struggle with where to begin? Do you buy many of the same things over time because you can’t find what you already have? Are there narrow “goat trails” in your house to walk through between…
Women who inspire

Women who inspire

Some think they have to wait for inspiration. I believe you carry it around with you from the people you’ve met along the way. These women inspire me in more ways than I can say. Story: Leigh Neely // Photo: Fred Lopez Finding inspiration is something writers think about often. You may witness a simple act that triggers something in your imagination to create a…
The Boss Lady lifestyle

The Boss Lady lifestyle

The Boss Lady is a woman who is in control. She oozes confidence and an aura of independence, as well as commanding respect from those people around her and perhaps even those who have only heard or read about her. People who get to meet her and engage her in their conversations always end up liking, respecting, and adoring her. Every guy wants to be…
Feline Politics

Feline Politics

Story: Mary Ann Desantis One is black; the other is white and gray. One is conservative and quite picky about his food. He’s also quite selective about the people he lets get close. The other is liberal about everything, including treats (one is never enough) and people. Anyone who comes to the door can pick her up. Meet my rescue cats: Ernie, the conservative, and…
It’s beginning to look a lot like Bikefest

It’s beginning to look a lot like Bikefest

The sound of bikers revving up their engines and the sight of leather-clad men and women can mean only one thing. Leesburg Bikefest has arrived. Now in its 20th year, I still remember the first time I attended this magnificent event. At that time, I was in my mid-20s and had just started my career in the media as an account executive at the Daily…
Legendary Leaders

Legendary Leaders

Welcome to our second edition of Legendary Leaders. We introduced our first issue last year, and the response to the coverage was overwhelming. So, of course, the natural thing to do was to do it again. However, this year we go a little bit deeper and brought you much more than just our local leaders. We are also highlighting legendary businesses and legendary places throughout…
She’s got the whole world in her hands

She’s got the whole world in her hands

Story: Rheya Tanner To the people in my hometown, I’m what you might call a legend. I’m known as a traveler, a beast tamer. I have seen every jagged corner of the country, and I’ve tested my mettle against anyone who’s offered a challenge. My journey was not without its failures, but I worked my way to the top. I am a champion. At least…
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