Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
6:47 pm
July 22, 2017

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Clermont police identify suspect in flasher case

Clermont police identify suspect in flasher case

UPDATE: Clermont police on Friday obtained a warrant for the arrest of Jon Paul Navarro, 32, who is accused of exposing his genitals to a woman around 5:20pm July 15 in the parking lot of BJ’s Wholesale Club, 2577 S. Highway 27, according to a police news release. The victim was loading groceries in her car when Navarro (pictured in 2009) pulled up behind her…
After fire, Melody needs a home

After fire, Melody needs a home

In order to boost adoption efforts at the Lake County Animal Shelter, Elisha Pappacoda, public information officer for Lake County, is highlighting pooches in need of a home. Melody, an 8-month-old pup, came to the shelter with 18 of her pals after a July 2 house fire. “This sweet girl is an old soul who just wants to be loved and feel secure after her…

Let Freedom Ring in Writing

The first ever Write 4 Freedom Celebration was held recently at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center. More than 35 authors living in The Villages volunteered their time for a special “write in” to demonstrate their love and gratitude for the freedom that makes America great. Mark Pryor, whose first book, “Noble Phoenix,” is coming out soon said it was a good way to appreciate freedom.…
Azure Water among 50 ‘companies to watch’

Azure Water among 50 ‘companies to watch’

Azure Water Company continues to garner top honors after winning “The Best Tasting Water in The World” at the 2017 Berkeley Springs International Water tasting contest earlier this year, and now the Leesburg bottling plant has been hailed as one of 50 top Florida companies to watch, according to GrowFL. Azure Water and the other 49 companies were selected from more than 500 nominees throughout…
A Labor of Love

A Labor of Love

The Congregational Church of Mount Dora recently received special recognition from the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce for work done to beautify the historical building and its grounds. The “We Noticed” award is presented to businesses of the chamber of commerce who do improvements to the exterior of their buildings or landscaping. A group of volunteers called “Labors of Love,” led by Robin Williams, the…
Every dog has its day

Every dog has its day

Get out the grill and don’t forget the chili. Today is an all-American day. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (in bipartisan decision-making at its best) has designated today, July 19, as National Hot Dog Day and July as Hot Dog Month. Random designations by muckety-mucks mean bargain food for the rest of us at participating locations: Burger King is selling classic grilled hot…
LRMC to host Mom-To-Be Expo

LRMC to host Mom-To-Be Expo

Leesburg Regional Medical Center (LRMC) will host its second annual Mom-To-Be Expo from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1, in the hospital’s West Lobby. This free community event is geared for women who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant and who want to learn more about what the hospital has to offer. “Guests at the Mom-To-Be Expo will be able to learn more…
LSSC wins state approval to grant bachelor’s in nursing

LSSC wins state approval to grant bachelor’s in nursing

Lake-Sumter State College received approval this week from the State Board of Education to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, and the news is generating excitement among prospective nursing students. “In less than 24 hours we have already gotten great response from students in the community through social media. There has been overwhelming excitement and interest in the program already,” says Kevin Yurasek,…
County commissioners honor probation officers

County commissioners honor probation officers

This week, July 16-22, marks Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week, and the Lake County Probation Services Division joins agencies throughout the U.S. in recognizing the work of pretrial, probation and parole supervision professionals do on a daily basis for public safety. The county’s probation staff was honored by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners with a proclamation during the July 11 board meeting.…
Proposed LSSC bachelor degree in nursing up for state approval

Proposed LSSC bachelor degree in nursing up for state approval

Lake-Sumter State College administrators and trustees, including President Stanley Sidor, are in Tallahassee today to seek approval for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from the State Board of Education. “There is already significant unmet demand for nursing positions in our communities, and these jobs are expected to grow by 25 percent through 2022,” says Sidor in a press release. “Coupled with the…
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