Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Thursday, February 25, 2021

train

All aboard!

All aboard!

Amtrak’s passenger service through the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains provides a relaxing and picturesque ride into the historic railroad city of Roanoke.    Decades ago, I rode the train every summer to see my grandparents in Pennsylvania. The trip always…
Somewhere over the rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow

Here’s your chance to take over the rainbow! Enjoy a fun-filled train ride with Dorothy and all her friends from the great movie, “The Wizard of Oz.” Presented by the Orlando & Northwestern Railway (The Royal Palm Railway Experience), the…
A new ‘Golden Age’

A new ‘Golden Age’

Classic train travel returns to the Golden Triangle. Much like the holidays, the Polar Express has left town with the change of the calendar, but train lovers still can ride the rails in Lake County. The Royal Palm Railway Experience tourist…
All aboard!

All aboard!

Orlando Northwest Railway LLC is the train operator the city of Tavares has approved to replace the former 110-year-old Orange Blossom Cannonball steam engine train, which ceased running earlier this year. The Cannonball had been a major draw for train…
Party in the train car 

Party in the train car 

Magical Meat Boutique, a trendy British pub and restaurant at 112 W. 3rd Ave., Mount Dora, has a new addition on its property—a refurbished train car hailed as the Flying Scotsman, which pays tribute to the express passenger train service…
BOOK CLUB: “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline

BOOK CLUB: “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline

A poignant story of two unlikely friends and a relatively unknown event in American history. Facilitator Kay DeRousse noted that, for the second time in two months, The Villages Bookworm Club read a novel, “Orphan Train,” in which the author…
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