Avid readers of Lake & Sumter Style tell us they love our features “Extraordinary People,” “40 Under 40,” “Best of the Best,” “The Dark Side of Lake,” and other in-depth reports we annually present.
Your enthusiasm for our special editions warms our hearts. But we’re not resting on our laurels. Lake and Sumter counties are ever changing for the better, and so are we!
In the past, February has been designated as our “Homes” issue. This year, we’re pushing our Homes showcase to March so we can bring you something entirely new.
I’m elated to unveil our inaugural “Entertainment Issue.” Our new feature will shine the spotlight on one of the most underestimated aspects of our area; the many, many entertainment options, including—but not limited to—festivals, concerts, theatre, comedy clubs, poetry readings, art exhibits, and unique dining experiences.
You’ll read about popular events such as the Mount Dora Arts Festival and Leesburg Bikefest, both of which draw spectators from around the country. You’ll read about some of the area’s small, intimate community theaters that attract an abundance of talent. You’ll discover that venues such as Orange Blossom Opry and The Sharon host musical icons. You’ll learn about unusual dining experiences that whet your appetite for adventure and should please any foodie’s palate.
Simply put, with the numerous entertainment options in our own backyard, you no longer need to drive to Orlando or Tampa to enjoy a fun-filled night (or day) on the town. And that’s a good thing considering gas prices, right?
I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again, we love when our readers bring us story ideas about interesting people and fascinating places. Many of the stories you see in our magazine are a result of you all taking the time to reach out to us. We cannot thank you enough. Keep those ideas coming!
I hope everyone is off to a good start in 2023. God bless, and I’ll see you next month.