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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Person of Interest

Person of Interest: Michele Rigby Assad

Person of Interest: Michele Rigby Assad

Former undercover officer for the CIA. Vital Stats Childhood hometowns: Mount Plymouth, Mount Dora. Graduated from Tavares High School. Current hometown: Brevard County. Occupation: Author, inspirational speaker, international security consultant. What I hope readers glean from “Secret Cover,” my tell-all…
Person of Interest: Marie Rich

Person of Interest: Marie Rich

Realtor, animal lover—and hippie. Vital Stats Realtor with RE/MAX Premier Realty, Mount Dora. Founder of Rich Critter Foundation. Pets: One dog, seven cats. Waitressed for 28 years. Best part of job? I know this sounds so cliché, but it’s helping…
Person of Interest: Lyris Garcia

Person of Interest: Lyris Garcia

U.S. military veteran and teacher makes an impact at East Ridge H.S. Vital Stats Born in Brooklyn, New York. Attended Central Texas College, St. Leo University and University of Phoenix for bachelor of science degree in information technology. Joined military…
Person of Interest: Dr. Nitza Alvarez

Person of Interest: Dr. Nitza Alvarez

Cardiologist and women’s health advocate. Vital stats Born in Puerto Rico, attended medical school there. Runs practice out of Tri County Heart Institute, The Villages. Author of “Heels Vs. Ties: Living with Your #1 Threat.” Favorite part of your job?…
Person of Interest: Kammy Chapman

Person of Interest: Kammy Chapman

2019 Teacher of the Year knows all the angles of education. Vital Stats Geometry teacher at Tavares High School. Taught math at Mount Dora Middle School. Born in Canandaigua, New York. Earned health education degree, Cortland State University; master’s in…
Person of Interest: Melvin ‘Tiny’ Adkins

Person of Interest: Melvin ‘Tiny’ Adkins

Motorcycle enthusiast Interviewer: James Combs // Photo: Anthony Rao Age: 72 Resides in Leesburg. Has been riding motorcycles or trikes since age 15.  President of Florida Trikers Association.  Member of Road Dogs, a Christian, charitable, motorcycle organization in Lake County.…
Person of Interest: Pat Caracciolo

Person of Interest: Pat Caracciolo

Dog groomer and civic leader. Interviewer: Chris Gerbasi Vital Stats Born in Hudson, Ohio; lives in Clermont. Studied education at Kent State University. Owner of Pat the Dog Pet Resort in Groveland. Vice chairman of South Lake Chamber of Commerce…
Person of Interest: Wylie Hill

Person of Interest: Wylie Hill

Bob Bunell Scoutmaster of the Year Award/Troop 299 Interviewer: Angela Love // Photo: Anthony Rao Vital Stats Grew up in Fruitland Park. 1978 graduate of Leesburg High School. Commercial Realtor, Century 21 Alton Clark. Wife, Rebecca; sons John, 16, and…
Person of Interest: Diane Travis

Person of Interest: Diane Travis

Councilwoman and duathlete Vital Stats Born in Chicago; settled in Orlando area in 1986. Attended University of Texas at Arlington and finished college at Governors State University in Illinois. Clermont city councilwoman since 2014. Has won medals in duathlon championships,…
Person of Interest: Rob Robbins

Person of Interest: Rob Robbins

Commanding officer with U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Interviewer: James Combs // Photo: Nicole Hamel How long have you been involved with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps? I got involved in 2013 through the American Legion Post 219. I…
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