Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
2:38 pm EST
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

FIRST

A sneak peek into the fascinating people who make Lake and Sumter counties great.

Discover Lake

Discover Lake

We all know Lake County boasts pristine lakes, rolling hills, and quaint, charming towns. That said, how much do we actually know about the people who reside here? Here are some interesting statistics about the county’s population. Number of veterans:…
A wheel to help

A wheel to help

In March, The Village Bicycle Club held its second annual fundraising bike ride, We Bike for Kids. The event attracted 285 riders throughout Florida and raised more than $12,000. Two local nonprofit organizations benefited from the event — the Sumter…
He’s no gator hater

He’s no gator hater

Have you ever washed an alligator with dish soap? Brushed an alligator’s teeth? Or placed your head or arm inside an alligator’s mouth? Lifelong Sumter County resident Johnny “Catfish” Galvin has done all these things courtesy of Amos, a 14-foot-long,…
Hauntingly spook-tacular

Hauntingly spook-tacular

Since opening in 1883, Lakeside Inn has hosted many famous guests, including former president Calvin Coolidge, famous gangster Al Capone, automotive pioneer Henry Ford, and inventor Thomas Edison. The hotel, which touts itself as the “oldest continuously operating hotel in…
Relentless pursuit

Relentless pursuit

Despite backing from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and local parents, a Lake County teenager’s determined fight to form a Gay-Straight Alliance on a school campus continues. On April 22nd, Lake County School Board members voted 4–1 to postpone…
Planting seeds of kindness

Planting seeds of kindness

Family values, strong faith, and friendship have long been synonymous with Royal, which was founded in 1865 and is one of Florida’s oldest African-American communities. With the addition of a community garden, it is apparent that current residents are staying…
A huge asset

A huge asset

Ann Tallman joined Community Bank and Trust of Florida as vice president/trust officer for its office in The Villages. In this role, she will oversee business development and relationship management in the trust department for The Villages and surrounding area.…
A dedication to education

A dedication to education

Lake-Sumter State College installed its new officers and welcomed 10 new board members. The new executive committee includes President Harry Hackney, President-Elect Tim McRae, Vice-Presidents George Davis and Lori Farfaglia, Treasurer Mac Andrews, Secretary/Executive Director Rosanne Brandeburg, Past-President Steve Knowles,…
Making a splash

Making a splash

Descend down a water slide. Fire a water cannon, and drench unsuspecting friends. Become doused with water yourself by a large rotating bucket that topples when filled. The Tavares Splash Park is a wonderful way for children to cool off…
Strong start

Strong start

Akers Media Group proudly welcomes its newest employee, Lori Strong, to its sales and marketing team. Born and raised in Leesburg, Strong brings with her an impressive knowledge and love for her hometown, as well as a passion to becoming…
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