| By Lisa Graham | This is a story about love and acceptance, fur and photography. Let’s start from the beginning. I was mesmerized by a pair of baby blue eyes. Late one Sunday evening in 2014 , I saw a posting on Pet Finder for a sweet-faced Siamese/Hemingway mix named Cleo who was longing to find her forever home. Cleo was so beautiful, I was … Continue reading A Purr-fect Rescue Fairy ‘Tail’
| By Lois Perdue | As an abstract expressionist, I am frequently asked the same two questions about my paintings. “How do you start one of those paintings?” And, the next one is usually: “How do you know when it is finished?” Maybe for those reasons alone, buying abstract art is a challenge! But with a better understanding of this exciting genre and its potential … Continue reading Demystifying Abstract Art
I expect that essential oils may some day prove a vital weapon in the fight against strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. –Andrew Weil | By Amelia Stolarz | I’ve been having fun with my es”scent”ial oils lately. Yes they are trending — but they’ve been around for a long time. Biblically, they appear in the Old and New testaments. In Exodus 30:34-38, the Lord gave Moses … Continue reading Es’scent’ial Oils: More than Just a Scent
Disney’s Newsies comes to life onstage Sept. 7-30 in Clermont | By Rod Thorell | You may be looking at the title and thinking why “Theatre Dad” and not “Theater Parents?” Because mom doesn’t have her own column in a digital magazine about one of the country’s fastest growing and most livable cities and I do — deal with it. This is my story. Our … Continue reading Humor Column: Theater Dad Says Go See His Kid in Newsies!
| By Wade Moore | Clermont’s got it going on! Check out this 360 degree little-planet-style video of a dance workout group on Lake Minneola. “Dance Your Gut Off” is a free class for all ages by Casrock Ultraxtremo in the pavilion next to the splash pad at Waterfront Park. Wade Moore runs Dream Magnum Productions. He loves getting outside to capture captivating photos and … Continue reading 360 Video: Dancing at Waterfront Park
| By Kathryn Deen | Here’s a roundup of the latest notable news around Clermont. One in a Million After a global search, Clermont was chosen as the location for a huge new community called Olympus Sports & Entertainment. A whopping 250 acres in south Lake County’s Wellness Way area are set aside for the project, which is expected to attract big-name athletes, coaches and … Continue reading September’s Quick Hits & Headlines
Don’t miss the Harvest Grape Stomp Aug. 10-12 | Story by Domonique Jenkins | Photos by @justshoot84 | What’s to love about Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards? Everything! Lakeridge, the largest winery in Florida, is located in beautiful Clermont. It offers winery tours, complimentary wine tastings, events and wine festivals throughout the year. I can’t wait to come for the 24th Annual Harvest Grape Stomp Aug. 10-12. It’s … Continue reading ‘Grape’ Review of Lakeridge Winery