Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Monday, January 24, 2022

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This Month in History: A sweet 65th anniversary

This Month in History: A sweet 65th anniversary

Visitors have always been juiced about visiting the historic Citrus Tower.  On July 14, 1956, representatives from Silver Springs and Cypress Gardens made their way to Clermont to celebrate the opening of the Citrus Tower, a tourist attraction dedicated to…
Flavors of decadence

Flavors of decadence

If you think you’re a cookie fan now, just wait until you visit Twisted Sugar – you’ll be falling in love with cookies all over again. The new bakery, located at 756 W. Montrose St. #102, in downtown Clermont, offers…
Taking Leesburg by storm

Taking Leesburg by storm

As the smell of popcorn and hotdogs wafts through Pat Thomas Stadium, loud cheers and a thunderous applause erupt when the boys of summer officially take the field. Leesburg Lightning players are ready to play ball. The Lightning, which is…
History comes alive

History comes alive

The doors are open to one of the most recognizable houses in Leesburg. In June, the City of Leesburg held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the reopening of the Mote-Morris house, which was damaged by a fire in February 2018.…
Person of Interest: Tim Murry

Person of Interest: Tim Murry

Local native on a mission to serve citizens and lead Clermont with an open mind and heart. Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats: Fifth child of 12 siblings. Family includes wife Kassier Kyler-Murry (married February 2020), daughter Tiffany, son Tim Murry…
Almost a crowning moment

Almost a crowning moment

This month’s Belmont Stakes in New York will conclude the 2021 Triple Crown. While Lake County is not a hotbed for horse racing, the county did produce a horse that ran in two Triple Crown races. In 1991, Green Alligator,…
Be a hero

Be a hero

People who recover from COVID-19 can help others fight against the virus. OneBlood Blood Centers, which has several facilities in Lake and Sumter counties, says that people who have recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies to the virus in their plasma.…
Book it to downtown Clermont for some good reads

Book it to downtown Clermont for some good reads

The Sunshine Book Co. recently celebrated its grand opening in downtown Clermont with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce. The independent bookstore owned by 18-year Clermont resident Beth Merrick is located at 647 Lake…
Person of Interest: Chad Weber

Person of Interest: Chad Weber

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman and public information officer serves 11 counties.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats 38 years old. Lives in Leesburg. Born in Minnesota. Served with the U.S. Marines.  Employed with FWC for 12 years. Proud…
Outstanding Student: Chad Massey

Outstanding Student: Chad Massey

Reborn Christian out to serve others through biblical counseling and Jesus. Photos: Douglas Tyler Vital Stats 2021 graduate of Umatilla High School.  Has 2 half-sisters, 3 stepbrothers, and 1 stepsister. Attends Bay Street Baptist Church in Eustis.  Became a Christian…
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