Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Saturday, June 12, 2021

My First Time

My First Time: Danielle Daugherty

My First Time: Danielle Daugherty

Appearing in Style magazine has led to nice surprises. Danielle Daugherty appeared on the May 2017 cover of Style magazine as the face for Business Women of Style, and she continues to get comments about it. “All the time people…
Running for office

Running for office

The quest to serve is an adrenaline rush. Story: Peyton Grinnell In 2016, I filed to run for public office, sheriff of Lake County. It felt like a natural progression after serving in the Marine Corps and, at that time,…
Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner

Cooking for family is fun, but sharing a meal with family is special. Story: Kimberly Patton and Leigh Neely imberly Patton and her husband had been married seven years when she chose to cook Thanksgiving dinner for just the two…
My First Time: A miracle encounter

My First Time: A miracle encounter

Sometimes help arrives mysteriously. In 1999, Linda Fensler, of Tavares, was a certified employee assistance professional for a large hospital system in Chicago. Her story begins with the tale of Resurrection Mary, who died in 1934 but reportedly has been…
My First Time: Reese Chavis

My First Time: Reese Chavis

Teenager recalls a 300 game in bowling. Reese Chavis did not let the big moment get the better of him. He was intensely focused as strikes started piling up Sept. 25 at Spanish Springs Lanes during The Villages High School’s…
My First Time: Carman Cullen-Batt

My First Time: Carman Cullen-Batt

Public speaking   Carman Cullen-Batt, of Leesburg, learned it’s important to speak slowly to her audience. “My first public speaking challenge was in 1991 at a chamber breakfast in front of about 70 people. I was terrified. The night before,…
My First Time: Phyllis Morgan Chetakian

My First Time: Phyllis Morgan Chetakian

Professional accompanist Phyllis Morgan Chetakian, of Howey-in-the-Hills, discovered a talent for the piano at age 3.  “I pursued my talent through the years playing at many churches and civic events in California, where I raised five children, pleased a demanding…
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