Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
6:48 pm
July 22, 2017

Features

Technically speaking

Technically speaking

Lake and Sumter Counties are on the cusp of some exciting changes in technology. MEDICAL 3D knees Bill Eggert of The Villages was apprehensive after learning he needed a total knee replacement. After all, he endured surgery on his left knee 11 years ago. It was a slow and painful recovery. But this time would be different. His surgeon, Dr. John T. Williams, Jr. of…
Paving the way to tech’s future

Paving the way to tech’s future

   The Florida High Tech Corridor connects counties, including Lake and Sumter, to resources to maximize their technological development. Lake and Sumter counties are trying to stake their claim in the still-evolving economy of technology, as a giant network guides a large swath of the state toward growth in the industry. The Florida High Tech Corridor spans 23 counties banding together in an economic development…
Technology’s educational path to the future

Technology’s educational path to the future

Technology continues to develop at a rapid pace, and higher education institutions in Lake and Sumter counties aim to prepare students. Beacon College, Lake Technical College, and Lake-Sumter State College have designed courses and degree programs to match today’s technological-focused workforce. Game design and animation courses are popular at Beacon College, the first accredited institution of higher learning to award bachelor’s degrees to students with…
He’s Electric

He’s Electric

Through his company, Electrical Works, Joe Ciceri provides superior customer service. Joe Ciceri is wired to be an electrician. Having worked in the industry for 23 years, the lifelong Lake County resident has found it a rewarding, profitable, and fun career. “I love working with my hands, and I have always been fascinated with technology and electronics,” he says. “This career has been a great…
Before I Die…

Before I Die…

Life is short, so an art project in Eustis is inspiring people to take charge of their dreams—now. Think of it as a bucket list scribbled on a wall. Except it’s not just your bucket list—it’s a list for the whole community. Actually, for the whole world. The city of Eustis has joined a global art movement by displaying the “Before I Die…” Wall, a…
Mia Bella!

Mia Bella!

The 2017 Business Woman of Style proves one can persevere over obstacles to make the dream of owning a business come true. Next, she wants to empower other women to succeed, too. Story: Theresa Campbell // Photos: Fred Lopez Danielle Daugherty, 32, and her mother, Dawn Couliette, 53, broke down in tears and hugged each other when they realized one of them would grace this…
A Renaissance Woman

A Renaissance Woman

Artist Chelsea Smith is using a 500-year-old technique to put her imprint on the Central Florida art scene. Story: Chris Gerbasi Chelsea Smith is a modern woman rooted in another time. When talking about her passion, her art, she drops references to the old masters, Celtic mythology, and antique printing presses. Chelsea, 24, is an artist who creates prints from copper plate etchings, a Renaissance-era…
A New Game Plan

A New Game Plan

Community partnerships in Central Florida may bolster the economy through sports tourism by drawing fans and athletes—and dollars. Story: James Combs When it comes to strengthening Central Florida’s economy through sports tourism, officials from Orlando and Lake County are working to get the ball rolling. A potential partnership was formed last September, when Lake County Commissioner Sean Parks invited Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer for a…
oh, the things you’ll do 

oh, the things you’ll do 

Looking for a good time is never difficult in Lake and Sumter counties. There’s always something to do. These events will help you fill your calendar for the remainder of 2017. Clermont First Friday Food Trucks and Music on Montrose 5:30pm This is an evening of live music where families enjoy a diverse menu from the food trucks and shop in local stores. Second Saturday…
into the blue

into the blue

Plump, juicy, and sweet blueberries are proof that good things do come in small packages. Long hailed as a powerful antioxidant super food, blueberries will be celebrated in all their glory at the third annual Mount Dora Blueberry Festival. Fresh-picked blueberries from local fields will take center stage, along with vendors showcasing blueberry baked goods, blueberry-themed crafts, and blueberry wine and beer. One vendor even…
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