Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Delightful desserts 

Delightful desserts 

Andrea Dahler works round the clock—almost in her sleep—to whip up Southern sweet treats for events and custom orders. Photos: Nicole Hamel Many cooks are too overwhelmed after a Thanksgiving feast to even start thinking about spending more hours in…
Hardly working

Hardly working

In honor of Labor Day, Style staff took the day off and let Google do the work on these holiday facts: The first Labor Day celebrated in the U.S. was planned by the Central Labor Union in 1882 in New…
Don’t forget Mom on May 13

Don’t forget Mom on May 13

Mother’s Day will be celebrated May 13. The day was established in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson after Anna Jarvis campaigned for a May date in memory of her mother, who had died that month. However, Anna reportedly became disappointed…
Walk or bike off the pounds

Walk or bike off the pounds

Almost everyone resolves to shed some pounds after the holiday eating. Lake and Sumter counties abound with outdoor walking trails to make exercise more pleasant and better than watching treadmill televisions. Check lakecountyfl.gov for information on Lake County trails. See…
A long march for King

A long march for King

January is known for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a celebration of the civil rights leader. But much like the progress of that movement, the road to King’s holiday was long and arduous, taking 18 years before final approval. Rep.…
Holiday meal traditions

Holiday meal traditions

From whipping up favorite dishes to planning fun get-togethers, these families celebrate Christmas in their own special way.    Puerto Rico native Magdalena Zapata, who works as Lake County’s creative services supervisor, enjoys making favorite dishes of her homeland for…
Whip up some eggnog!

Whip up some eggnog!

December calls for eggnog, and here’s a safe homemade recipe with a cooked egg base to enjoy. Ingredients: 2 cups milk (preferably low fat, 1 percent) 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 6 egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups cream or half and half 1…
Finding the joy in Christmas

Finding the joy in Christmas

People who experience increased anxiety or depression during the holidays can find effective ways to cope. Story: James Combs // Theresa Campbell It’s not always the most wonderful time of the year. Just ask Maile DeLand, of Lady Lake, and…
Stetson Mansion’s ‘Christmas Spectacular!’ Opens Today

Stetson Mansion’s ‘Christmas Spectacular!’ Opens Today

The cool, crisp temperature this morning is the perfect backdrop for the Stetson Mansion’s opening day of the “Christmas Spectacular!” Holiday Home Tour. Now in its seventh year, the holiday tour of John B. Stetson’s historic home in Deland has become…
Let there be lights

Let there be lights

The benefit for Villages residents to having three town squares is that every major event is done in triplicate. Holiday tree-lighting festivals are scheduled from 4-9pm Nov. 27 at Spanish Springs Town Square, Nov. 29 at Lake Sumter Landing Market…
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