Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Saturday, December 5, 2020

The Men of Style


This month we focused on the Business Men of Style and the men who work to keep our communities powerful.

Here’s another exciting issue of Style magazine as we feature the 2019 Business Men of Style. They look cool, have a dangerous air, and could be gangsters, but none of these gentlemen ever worked for Al Capone or Bugsy Siegel. They work hard every day, not only to bring more business to the area but also to help the community, provide opportunities for growth, and create a legacy for Lake and Sumter counties.

Ted Waterman is 2019 Business Man of the Year. In business in Lake County for more than 20 years, Waterman Construction builds custom homes, does remodeling, commercial construction, and pools. 

We’re also highlighting another group of extraordinary men: the line workers who provide the power behind everything we do. These first responders are on the scene after every damaging storm or hurricane. They enjoy what they do and are happy to help wherever they are needed. I always feel pride when I see a convoy of those big trucks filled with workers headed north after a blizzard or ice storm. They leave without hesitation and regret only the time away from their families. We offer you an opportunity to get to know them, to understand exactly what they do, and to learn how the next generation is preparing for the job.

Speaking of gangsters, if you’re a fan of antique cars, the recent Leesburg Bikefest was a sight to behold. Classic cars shown at the festival may not have belonged to gangsters, but they’ve been lovingly restored and no doubt each one has a story. With the costumed drivers holding wooden Tommy guns, there definitely was a realistic air to the display.

It was 75 years ago this month when D-Day occurred, and we take you to the place where many of the plans and strategies for this historic event were created. Today, St. Ermin’s Hotel in London is a wonderful place to enjoy a fabulous vacation stay, but during World War II, it was a “House of Spies.”

Until next month,