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Monday, September 21, 2020

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Choosing to cope, not crumble

Choosing to cope, not crumble

  This is typically my favorite time of the year. Fun-filled community events happen all over Lake County, watching my beloved Miami Hurricanes play football, and holiday gatherings with family and friends right around the corner.  Just as I start…
Final Thought: Falling into Fall

Final Thought: Falling into Fall

‘Leaf’ me alone if you see me with a rake running to a field. When people think of fall or autumn, they likely imagine bright yellow, red and orange hues on lines of trees that have overtaken the greens and…
Celebrating the best

Celebrating the best

A little good news…for a change. In the midst of all the grim and scary news lately, whether it’s the virus, the riots, election drama, or the economy, it’s becoming more difficult day-by-day to turn on the news. That is…
Final Thought: A special mentor

Final Thought: A special mentor

Remembering my late friend, who survived the Spanish flu and lived to 108. When COVID-19 broke out, I immediately recalled stories I heard from the late Leonard McCracken, a survivor of the 1918-20 Spanish flu pandemic who lived to age…
From the Publisher: Getting down to business

From the Publisher: Getting down to business

Meet the 2020 Businessmen of Style At the beginning of each year, we all look forward with high hopes and new opportunities to celebrate achieving goals, hitting milestones and making the new year better than the last. I am confident…
Final Thought: Let’s rekindle our outrage

Final Thought: Let’s rekindle our outrage

Perhaps a wall could combat apathy toward mass shootings. Build the damn wall.  I don’t care how much it costs. I don’t care who pays for it. I don’t care how many oppose it.  I’m not referring to a wall…
Final Thought: Staying inside opens doors

Final Thought: Staying inside opens doors

With quarantine comes new possibilities. While considering this month’s column, I really didn’t want to write about anything related to the coronavirus or quarantine—but that’s all that was on my mind. Every time I turned on the TV, the screen…
This ‘N That: In my room

This ‘N That: In my room

Illustration: Megan Mericle I think I hear someone—oh, it’s just my brain talking.  A sneak peek into the future and Day 561 of isolation … “You got the stuff?” “Yeah, I got the stuff. You got the money?” “Yeah, I…
These women mean business

These women mean business

This issue has the feminine touch from cover to cover. Picking a favorite issue is like picking a favorite child—I’ve got a bunch of both—but let’s be honest: the Business Women of Style is my favorite issue. I’m a businesswoman.…
Final Thought: Empowering

Final Thought: Empowering

Surprise! Power tools are not just men’s toys. An open invitation recently caught my eye. Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter and Lowe’s were seeking female community volunteers to take part in the 2020 International Women Build Week. The journalist in…
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