Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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October 21, 2017

Social Spotlight

The twinkle of the season

The twinkle of the season

What a wonderful way to celebrate the joy of Christmas with family and friends—strolling among hundreds of twinkling lights on decorated trees, enjoying yuletide carols sung by community choirs, feasting on Christmas cookies and cocoa, and oohing and ahhing as the parades pass—on the streets and the water. Don’t miss even one special event with Style’s guide for lighting parties and holiday parades throughout our…
Lake’s nature showcase: Wings and Wildflowers

Lake’s nature showcase: Wings and Wildflowers

photos: provided The fifth annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival, slated for Oct. 14-16, at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, will feature numerous activities, programs, vendors, and field trips for all ages to enjoy, along with wildlife, nature, and bird experts sharing their expertise. More than 5,000 people attended the 2015 festival, and this three-day event allows festivalgoers to become immersed in nature and learn about the…
An Evening of Great Spirits

An Evening of Great Spirits

Delectable dishes from local chefs spiced with a dash of music and a sprinkle of comedy from a celebrity chef! Leesburg is a thriving community, with a vibrant downtown, and it has seen significant growth in industry and new businesses. The Leesburg Chamber of Commerce is going to spotlight those businesses in an entertaining—and delicious—way. The chamber, in partnership with Style, will host a Cooking…
Come ‘Sea’ For Yourself

Come ‘Sea’ For Yourself

While things may be slowing down for the summer, Mount Dora has better “fish to fry.” Mount Dora is known as the Festival City, largely due to the arts and crafts shows that line the streets of downtown in the winter. But what does this charming Lake County city do in the heat of the summer, when they’re packing up the white tents and everyone’s…
Rock Me at Renninger’s

Rock Me at Renninger’s

PHOTOS: Provided by The Great Outdoor Jam and courtesy of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong; VOodoo VIsionary/Drew Stawin Photography; Broccoli Samurai. Shades of Woodstock will hit Mount Dora when The Great Outdoors Jam opens Thursday, June 30. Live music will be happening throughout the weekend until the big jam ends Sunday, July 3. “This is the third year for our big band blowout, and this year…
Blues On The Lake

Blues On The Lake

PHOTOS: Provided by Mount Dora Blues & Groove Blues music is a magical mix of music and emotion, but its purpose is to release one from the clutches of sadness. If you love blues music, you’ll want to be at Elizabeth Evans Park on May 20 and 21 for the eighth annual Mount Dora Blues & Grooves Weekend. Sponsored by Central 28 Beer Company, it…
SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: An Ode to the Blueberry

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: An Ode to the Blueberry

It’s a super food that packs a wallop — the tiny sphere that is a blueberry. Celebrate the blueberry at the height of its season at the Mount Dora Blueberry Festival, which is April 23–24 on the lake at Elizabeth Evans Park.  Joseph Steed organized the event through Festivals of Florida and is excited to celebrate “Blueberries — the new Citrus!” Mount Dora begins the…
Florida ‘Face-Off’

Florida ‘Face-Off’

Top lacrosse teams come to Clermont Spring break is when most college students head to Florida, usually for the beach, but for many student-athletes it means heading to warm weather and high-tech training facilities like the one in Clermont. The National Training Center (NTC) at South Lake Hospital attracts top collegiate lacrosse teams every year. Men’s and women’s teams from both Division 2 and Division…
Partners for Success

Partners for Success

Business & education come together Current and future business leaders will come together Tuesday, April 19, at Lake Reception for the second annual Partners for Success. A coalition of business and education in Lake County, this networking event will be an evening of dialogue intended to highlight jobs and the workforce. Nancy Muenzmay, director of the Business Opportunity Center at Lake-Sumter State College, said, “Many…
SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: The Thrill of the Pull

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: The Thrill of the Pull

Three days of tractor pulling, parades, prizes, and plain ol’ fun at Paquette’s. You’ll find a carnival atmosphere at Paquette Historical Farmall Museum this month. Days will be filled with music, food, games, and a tractor pull. “We’ll have pulling for three days,” owner Stewart Paquette said. “There will be music during the day, a barbecue dinner on Friday night, the antique car club, and…
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