Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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October 21, 2017

Social Spotlight

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: <em>Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez</em> (Let The Good Times Roll)

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez (Let The Good Times Roll)

Partying in the street is not limited to New Orleans. Leesburg’s Mardi Gras celebration has become a premier event that most residents anticipate with delight. As always, there’s family fun with activities and parades for kids and pets along with the ultimate event that has everyone dancing in the street. Like Christmas, Mardi Gras is a whole season, not just one day. The dates of…
SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: A place for everything Christmas

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: A place for everything Christmas

Displays of handmade dolls, quilts made with careful hand stitching, and snowmen, angels, and Santas — oh my! No Christmas shopping trip is complete without a visit to Leesburg Christmas House Gifts & Décor, a Leesburg Partnership event. This year marks the 20th anniversary for the popular event, and it is once again at ViaPort Florida mall in Leesburg. “We have filled three rooms,” said…
SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: The City Lights of Christmas

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: The City Lights of Christmas

Get ready for the holiday season with this quick guide of lighting events and parades across our shining cities. Leesburg Begins the holiday season with Light up Leesburg, a long-standing tradition. Each year Venetian Gardens turns into a wonderland of lights. Displays are grand and spread across the large park. Lighted monkeys and snowflakes hang from trees while the S.S. Santa Claus brings Christmas to…
SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: The Art of the Festival

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: The Art of the Festival

The Clermont Art Festival, coming the weekend of Nov. 7-8, will feature a select group of artists this year. Taking its cue from the city’s new motto, “Clermont—Choice of Champions,” the event is being billed as a “Champions for the Arts” program and is open to the public with free admission. “This is the first year we’re going to be more exclusive in our selection…
SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: (La)Cross out cancer

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: (La)Cross out cancer

PHOTOS: Danielle Nutter+Shutterstock Danielle Nutter knows the true meaning of hope, strength, courage and determination. The Sorrento resident watched her mother, Brenda Nutter, valiantly battle breast cancer for 17 years. “My mother always maintained a positive attitude and a fighting spirit,” Danielle said. “Her cancer was in remission twice and came back both times, but she was always determined to beat it.” And, when the…
SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: Yeh, Mon!

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: Yeh, Mon!

There’s more to the Caribbean than white-sand beaches and crystal-clear water. Perhaps it’s time to spice up your knowledge about the region’s rich customs and traditions. On June 13, Clermont’s Waterfront Park will be filled with the sights, sounds and smells of the Caribbean during the fourth annual Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival. The multicultural event will include Jamaican-style jerk food, live music…
SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: Healthy Head Start

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: Healthy Head Start

When Alissa Sustarsic learned she was pregnant with twins, she never expected that they’d end up in a neo-natal intensive care unit. That’s what happened after her twin boys, Aiden and Carson, were born eight weeks early in 2006. The boys each weighed 4 pounds, 4 ounces and spent weeks hooked to ventilators and feeding tubes. “I didn’t even get to see Aiden after he…
SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: BraVado!

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: BraVado!

STORY: James Combs  PHOTOS: Susan Schommer Colorful brassieres used to raise much-needed funds for local cancer patients. How fitting! Bras were made to lift, but can be uplifting with an artist’s touch. There will be plenty of laughter and smiles at the Bras for the Cause and Boxers Too fundraiser on April 25th at the Clermont Community Center. All proceeds go to the Greater Clermont…
SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: High on the Hog

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: High on the Hog

The “Q” is swine and dandy at Clermont’s popular Pig on the Pond. There’s nothing wrong with having fun — and maybe even going hog wild. Clermont’s longest-running and largest event allows you to do just that. The 17th annual Pig on the Pond for the Kids will be held March 13–15 at Waterfront Park. Attendees can enjoy everything from delicious barbecue and thrilling carnival…
SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: Watch history come alive

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: Watch history come alive

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: Anthony Casto In the face of danger, Ransom Clark was strong and courageous. A private in the U.S. Army’s Second Artillery regiment, he was the only solider who lived to tell the tale of the famous Dade’s Massacre in Sumter County. On Dec. 28, 1835, nearly 200 Seminole Indians, hiding behind palmettos, ambushed 107 federal troops under the command of Maj. Francis Langhorne…
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