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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Person of Interest

Person of Interest: Turning the page on a new life

Person of Interest: Turning the page on a new life

Reading transforms Eustis woman’s life. Photos: Douglas Tyler On paper, Johnnie Coley seemed pretty much set.  A 35-year social worker, published author, COVID-19 survivor and college-scholarship basketball player with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in human services…
Person of Interest: Keshia Rytter

Person of Interest: Keshia Rytter

School resource deputy with Lake County Sheriff’s Office has heart for kids. Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital stats:  Born in New York and moved to Groveland as a child. Resided in Leesburg for 14+ years before moving to Davenport last March. …
Person of Interest: Rob Price

Person of Interest: Rob Price

New Visit Lake director wants county to be a place where tourism comes naturally. Photos: Douglas Tyler Vital stats Started as director of Visit Lake on Aug. 17. Previously was director of tourism development for Visit Tampa Bay. Certified Destination…
Person of Interest: Steve Smith

Person of Interest: Steve Smith

Clermont man has heart for propelling people forward. Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats:  Retired from banking industry in Columbus, Ohio. Moved to Clermont to help care for in-laws. Steve’s family includes wife Linda Smith, four adult children and 11 grandchildren.…
Person of Interest: For the love of pets

Person of Interest: For the love of pets

Dr. Tracie Wilson treats every dog and cat with extra dose of TLC at Animal Medical Center in Eustis. Photo: Douglas Tyler Vital Stats Grew up in Central Florida. Owns two dogs: Babe and Rowdy; and cats Dublin and Sun…
Person of Interest: Mariah Wallis

Person of Interest: Mariah Wallis

Founder of Clermont Compassion strives to give back. Photos: Anthony Rao Vital Stats  22 years old.   Sixth-generation Clermont resident. Graduated from Valencia College with a degree in baking and pastry management. Tell me about Clermont Compassion: Every month, Clermont Compassion…
Person of Interest: Duke Jackson

Person of Interest: Duke Jackson

Elections Support Director for Lake County Supervisor of Elections. Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats Has worked 21 years at this job in his hometown of Tavares. Carmen, his wife of 33 years, also works in the Supervisor of Elections office.…
Person of Interest: Terri Kracht

Person of Interest: Terri Kracht

Animal-lover is dedicated to serving her community Photos: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats: Originally from Orlando. Has lived in Clermont since 1988. December 2019 recipient of the Ann Dupee Gem of the Hills Award. What are you passionate about?  I’m just…
Person of Interest: Patricia Kry

Person of Interest: Patricia Kry

Executive director of the Faith Neighborhood Center in Groveland.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats:  Has been a nurse for 30 years. Nominated to the Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame in 2018. Started South Lake High School’s Certified Nursing Assistant…
Person of Interest: Michaela McLean

Person of Interest: Michaela McLean

Miss Florida 2019 is a homegrown, eighth-generation Floridian.  Vital Stats: Hometown: Clermont. Won Miss Florida Outstanding Teen (2014), Miss Florida Citrus Queen (2019) and Miss Florida (2019). Finished in top 15 in 2019 Miss America pageant. Graduated in 2019 from…
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