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Friday, September 18, 2020

Local Talent Profile

Painting the town

Painting the town

Mount Dora artist shines through clouds hanging over ‘Starry Night’ tribute. A painting of artist Vincent van Gogh’s life would be a classic connect-the-dots: tortured soul, suffered for his work, misunderstood, underappreciated, cut off his ear, died by his own hand.…
Medicinal music

Medicinal music

When it comes to helping patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Bob Chubboy rocks it. He’s a self-described “flat-land hillbilly” who wears a straw hat, denim jean overalls, and dark glasses. But he personifies the salt-of-the-earth rural American who does wonderful things…
Dare, dream, dance

Dare, dream, dance

Local dancer Landi Hicks is heading to Manhattan for two years of intense training that could make her Broadway bound! Her dream was to be a Rockette, but she was caught short—by about 4 inches. Rockettes must be at least…
She rescued a shelter dog, then he saved her

She rescued a shelter dog, then he saved her

A girl and her dog became a success story and then a book! Sharon Ward Keeble knew something was wrong with her daughter, but she thought it was their move to a new place and a new school. “She was…
A human touch for robots

A human touch for robots

Student Justin TenEyck is driven to succeed in technology. People aren’t robots. But, can robots be like people? Justin TenEyck would like to find out. The 18-year-old just graduated from Lake Minneola High School, where he was president of the…
It’s a rap

It’s a rap

Leesburg man works to make a name in the music industry. The obvious perks to being a musical star are fame and money. Demetrius Way, who is trying to make a name for himself on the rap circuit, would have…
Romancing the coin

Romancing the coin

Military veteran and stay-at-home mom creates one-of-a-kind jewelry from quarters and pennies. Story: Theresa Campbell // Photos: Fred Lopez Tabitha Lauer remembers hearing stories from her late grandfather about trench art made by World War I and II soldiers passing…
Art from the heart

Art from the heart

Story: Amanda Valderrama // Photo: Fred Lopez After an injury, local artist Carrie Knupp found a new way to express herself. When it comes to motivation, any artist can truly aspire to be like Carrie Knupp. Carrie suffered an injury…
The “center” of attention

The “center” of attention

Tacko Fall is standing tall in the world of college basketball. Story: James Combs Opponents of the University of Central Florida men’s basketball team have a tall order. They must find a way to slow down Tacko Fall, the Knights’…
History of Stripping

History of Stripping

If your idea of a “historian” is a rather bland, even boring personality, then you’ve never had the pleasure of reading the works of Allan Holtz of Tavares. Story: Debbi Kiddy Allan researches and writes about newspaper comics for his…
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