Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Friday, September 18, 2020

history

From the Publisher: History on parade

From the Publisher: History on parade

Before modern marvels, the homes of pioneers put Lake and Sumter on the map. The Parade of Homes has been a tradition in Lake and Sumter counties for many years—not since the late 19th century, but if the Home Builders…
Clermont Reads History Month focuses on new book about city

Clermont Reads History Month focuses on new book about city

The city of Clermont is joining Cooper Memorial Library to urge residents to learn more about the city’s history by reading the new book “Clermont: From Gem of the Hills to Choice of Champions,” during the month of January. To…
Library group publishes new history book about Clermont

Library group publishes new history book about Clermont

Everything you could ever want to know about the history of Clermont is in a new 404-page hardbound book released by the Cooper Memorial Library Board Association. “Clermont – From Gem of the Hills to Choice of Champions” is an updated history…
Local Talent: Bringing history to life

Local Talent: Bringing history to life

Novelist Susan Carol McCarthy sets her fictional stories in historical Central Florida. Author Susan Carol McCarthy discussed the writing process during a recent visit to Lake County libraries. “I write, but more importantly, I read. If I had to choose…
A toast to French history

A toast to French history

The legends surrounding Châteauneuf-du-Pape—the village and the wine—make this popular French blend a real conversation starter.  June marks the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landing when Allied troops liberated France from Adolf Hitler’s grip. Among those happiest to see the…
World War II history flying into Leesburg

World War II history flying into Leesburg

Three legendary planes will visit Leesburg International Airport this month as part of the 2019 Wings of Freedom Tour, providing a rare glimpse of World War II aviation history. Presented by the Collings Foundation, the event showcases fully restored classic…
Rockin’ and rollin’ down the Blues Highway

Rockin’ and rollin’ down the Blues Highway

The blues had a baby and they named it rock ’n’ roll.”  ­—Muddy Waters, American blues musician, 1913-1983   The flat, fertile land of the Mississippi Delta seems to roll on as far as the eye can see. The views…
Candy cane trivia

Candy cane trivia

The candy cane originally was a straight white stick. Candy canes with red stripes first appeared in the mid-1900s in Sweden. The candy’s curvy shape is credited to a choirmaster who worked at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It is…
Outstanding Student: Benjamin Mack-Jackson

Outstanding Student: Benjamin Mack-Jackson

Age 15 // Sophomore at Lake County Virtual School Vital Stats: Maintains a 4.45 grade-point average Has interviewed more than 40 World War II veterans to preserve the history of the war. 2:38:08. His state-record-setting time in the 200-meter long…
A salute to military history

A salute to military history

Be prepared for your patriotic juices to flow when visiting the Eisenhower Recreation Center. They call it a recreation center. It could easily pass for a military museum. That’s because the array of interesting artifacts and photographs spanning World War…
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