Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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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…
Publisher’s letter: This is us

Publisher’s letter: This is us

In crisis, our community bands together. During the past month or more of isolation due to COVID-19, you have been hungry for news and we have been proud to do our part to meet your needs by providing daily updates…
This ‘N That: For whom the toll tolls

This ‘N That: For whom the toll tolls

You’ll never take me alive, coppers! I was driving in Tampa and didn’t want to go through town, so I jumped on the freeway. I got mixed up for a while before I finally found an Ybor City exit. But when…
Final Thought: Stressbuster

Final Thought: Stressbuster

I’m finding ‘feel-good’ endorphins and a healthier me in ways I never imagined.  Extra work assignments from new projects were coming in (great for the company), yet it was causing a little anxiety, stress and self-talk concerns among me and…
The legend continues

The legend continues

A look at the people who have made our communities great. Many of us are legends in our own minds. But maybe we should be more mindful of the legitimate legends, past and present, in Lake and Sumter counties. We’re…
Final Thought: The grass is greener on the other side

Final Thought: The grass is greener on the other side

… but the skies were grayer on St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. A couple of years ago, I lived in Galway, Ireland, for five months during a study abroad program. During that time, I did a lot of traveling on the…
From the Publisher: History on parade

From the Publisher: History on parade

Before modern marvels, the homes of pioneers put Lake and Sumter on the map. The Parade of Homes has been a tradition in Lake and Sumter counties for many years—not since the late 19th century, but if the Home Builders…
This N’ That: QUIET!

This N’ That: QUIET!

Can’t a guy get a little peace around here? What is all that noise outside my office window? Landscapers blowing leaves. Sanitation workers sucking sewage from beneath the street. A semitrailer idling. Hammering from building renovations. Jackhammers breaking up concrete.…
This ‘N That: Journalism is dead

This ‘N That: Journalism is dead

These days, everybody thinks they’re a writer. Illustration: Megan Mericle Sad news today from the publishing world, where we’ve learned exclusively that journalism has died. Journalism, whose roots can be traced to the hieroglyphics of ancient Egyptians, had its breakout…
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