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My First Time: Norm Stulz

My First Time: Norm Stulz

Long-time jokester conquers COVID-19 with comedy. Photos: Nicole Hamel I am in my 40th year in professional comedy and have performed probably 5,000 times, telling stories as I have aged about my wife Sharon, our lives, and embellished it all. I…
My First Time: Don Landy

My First Time: Don Landy

A big, roly-poly ball of fur turned his world upside down.  Photo: Anthony Rao In Tennessee, German Shepherds are not a very popular breed and it took us several months until we finally found a breeder that had two puppies…
Outstanding Student: Alexis Gamez

Outstanding Student: Alexis Gamez

Raising the bar for female weightlifters.   Photos: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats Will graduate Leesburg High School in 2021.  Captain of LHS weightlifting team. Student representative for the LHS program Pledge Against Bullying.  President of Student Government Association (SGA), Region…
Person of Interest: Turning the page on a new life

Person of Interest: Turning the page on a new life

Reading transforms Eustis woman’s life. Photos: Douglas Tyler On paper, Johnnie Coley seemed pretty much set.  A 35-year social worker, published author, COVID-19 survivor and college-scholarship basketball player with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in human services…
Outstanding Student: Parker Kruse

Outstanding Student: Parker Kruse

FFA leader grows ambition for future.  Photo Nicole Hamel Vital stats 18 years old 2020 South Lake High School graduate Plans to finish his AA at Santa Fe College in 2021  Plans to major in agriculture communications or animal science…
Outstanding Student: Nellie Onugha

Outstanding Student: Nellie Onugha

LMHS scholar and athlete sprints toward career in medicine.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital stats: Graduated from Lake Minneola High School in 2020. Finished high school with a weighted 5.08 grade-point average. Freshman at the University of South Florida. What activities…
My First Time: Phil Stokes

My First Time: Phil Stokes

Safe danger at 40 mph 100 feet off the ground. Photo: Nicole Hamel I wanted to do something that’s not necessarily jumping out of a plane, but still getting my feet off the ground to an extent. The safest route was…
Person of Interest: Rob Price

Person of Interest: Rob Price

New Visit Lake director wants county to be a place where tourism comes naturally. Photos: Douglas Tyler Vital stats Started as director of Visit Lake on Aug. 17. Previously was director of tourism development for Visit Tampa Bay. Certified Destination…

Leesburg High student achieves a historic first

Alexis Gamez, who will be a senior at Leesburg High School this fall, was elected to a national officer position in SkillsUSA, a career and technical student organization that brings together students, teachers and industry to ensure America has a…
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