Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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The fairest of the fair

The fairest of the fair

The 2021 Miss and Teen Lake County Fair Pageant (ages 13-19) was held on July 24 and the winners are Mackenzie Mulligan, Miss Lake County Fair 2021 and Chloie Sebree, Teen Lake County Fair 2021. Judging was based on poise,…
A little love for plant-based lovers

A little love for plant-based lovers

Hug a Vegetarian Day is Sept. 24, according to juleeho.com, and vegetarians are known to follow diets that exclude meat, poultry, and seafood while vegans eliminate all meat and animal products in their diets, including dairy or eggs.  Luckily, more…
National Wildlife Day

National Wildlife Day

September 4 is National Wildlife Day. Here in Lake County, our preserves and parks are teeming with wildlife of all sizes. This is a perfect opportunity to go on a wildlife walk and learn about local species.   Lake Louisa…
A permanent remembrance

A permanent remembrance

This month marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11. On that dreadful day, we witnessed the true face of evil, leaving images that are forever etched in our minds.  Men and women jumping from the World Trade Center and plummeting to…
Two reigning Madisons

Two reigning Madisons

Madison Rowland, a sophomore at Leesburg High School, and Madison Wilson, a 2021 graduate of The Villages High School and now a freshman at Florida State University in Tallahassee, are both local representatives in Florida’s Hometown USA Program, Inc., a…
History comes alive

History comes alive

  The doors are open to one of the most recognizable houses in Leesburg. In June, the City of Leesburg held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the reopening of the Mote-Morris house, which was damaged by a fire in February…
Pro bass fishing circuit returns to Leesburg in 2022 

Pro bass fishing circuit returns to Leesburg in 2022 

The top professional bass fishing circuit in the world, Bassmaster Elite Series, will kick off the 2022 season in Florida, starting with events on the St. Johns River in Palatka, Feb. 10-13, and the Harris Chain of Lakes in Leesburg,…
A roll a day… keeps the taste buds happy

A roll a day… keeps the taste buds happy

“Rollin with the Homies,” celebrated its grand opening in Clermont July 1, and its offerings are unique and delicious egg rolls in a variety of tasty flavors restaurant chefs roll fresh daily. Before opening, Rollin with the Homies’ egg rolls…
Recalling a haunting, unforgettable case

Recalling a haunting, unforgettable case

“Cold Blooded: A True Crime Story of a Murderous Teenage Vampire Cult,” is the latest book penned by Leesburg author Frank Stanfield.  “It was the worst crime scene ever,” the veteran newspaper reporter recalls of covering a 1996 vampire cult…
Historically speaking

Historically speaking

  The following are a couple of historical tidbits that occurred in Lake County during the month of August many years ago. They were documented in “The Bulletin of the Lake County Historical Society,” (the organization’s old newsletter), in December…
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