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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Healthy Living

Hope for the hopeless

Hope for the hopeless

Three victim advocates for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office assist crime victims by providing them with empathy and respect, current and timely information, and ongoing support and assistance. Photos: Nicole Hamel Bloody noses. Hurtful words. Controlling behavior. For Jessi Laytart,…
Healthy Inspiration: A path to kindness

Healthy Inspiration: A path to kindness

A local woman introduces a fresh spin on raising scholarship money. Photo: Nicole Hamel Eustis resident Tracy Draper knows how to peddle—or, in her case, pedal—goodwill.  In 2014, the avid cycling enthusiast completed a 35-day, 3,059-mile bicycle ride from Malibu,…
The B Word – Bullying

The B Word – Bullying

Identifying an age-old problem in a new-age world. Story and Photos: Cindy Peterson From the beginning of time, bullying has been an issue that has plagued our society. Steadily, this violence has entered our schools, causing an increase in school…
Healthy Inspiration: For the love of dance

Healthy Inspiration: For the love of dance

Zumba has brought great joy, health, mental clarity to Leo Ramirez’ life, and he delights in teaching his moves to others. Photo: Nicole Hamel When Leo Ramirez thinks about his native land of Puerto Rico, his mind and heart are…
Healthy Inspiration: Big Tent Talent

Healthy Inspiration: Big Tent Talent

Aspiring circus artist McKenna Wilkins now teaches art of aerial acrobatics. Story and photos: Cindy Peterson Ever wanted to run away and join the circus? That’s just where 29-year-old aerial circus artist McKenna Wilkins’ journey led her, and now she’s…
The master antioxidant

The master antioxidant

Glutathione, which is essential to help the immune system function properly, offers many health benefits.  Everybody touts the latest and greatest natural supplement to help with health problems.  Take Vitamin C to boost the immune system. Take fish oil to…
A breath of fresh air

A breath of fresh air

If looking to learn how to ride, stretch or breathe better, there’s a one-stop barn in Eustis that can have you gaiting in that direction successfully in no time.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Horses are Cara Blanchard Kilbourne’s passion. She’s been…
Healthy Inspiration: Handle with care

Healthy Inspiration: Handle with care

The Villages doctor helps restore best quality of life.  Story and photos: Cindy Peterson Ana Sapijaszko is a doctor of physical therapy aiming to improve the lives of those who suffer from balance and lymphedema issues at her new practice,…
You’re grounded!

You’re grounded!

Looking to feel better, heart, mind, and soul? Just kick off your shoes, walk, and soak up some Vitamin ‘G.’ Photos: Nicole Hamel Clermont’s Marcela Malvido believes that everyone really should be grounded daily, and whether or not they’ve done…
Healthy Inspiration: Dancing  for health

Healthy Inspiration: Dancing for health

David Whittaker: ‘Life is a journey. Do the things that make you feel good, keep you healthy, and active.’  Photos: Volkan Ulgen Teaching social and ballroom dancing has been David Whittaker’s livelihood, but when a Leesburg dance studio was forced…
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