Book Notes: A fateful journey in ‘The Lighthouse’

Book Notes: A fateful journey in ‘The Lighthouse’

Rae Padilla Francoeur – More Content Now “The Lighthouse” by Alison Moore. Biblioasis publisher, Windsor, Ontario, 2017. 203 pages. $14.95 “The Lighthouse” is a short, orderly novel that, despite its uncomplicated narrative and brevity, is a skillfully written, unsettling story of inescapable fate. The haunting sense of inevitability makes this a page-turner not easily forgotten. […]

Cheeser’s Palace Considered a Favorite Among Locals in Clermont

Cheeser’s Palace Considered a Favorite Among Locals in Clermont

By Linda Florea / Correspondent CLERMONT — Tucked away in downtown, Cheeser’s Palace Cafe has become a local favorite over the past 11 years with its breakfast, lunch and specialty events. Regular customer Thomas Corace, of Clermont, joked he had dining withdrawal when the cafe was closed because of a power outage during Hurricane Irma. […]

On Tap This Weekend in Central Florida: Civil War History, Ballet and Scarecrows

On Tap This Weekend in Central Florida: Civil War History, Ballet and Scarecrows

By Linda Florea / Correspondent Variety is the spice of life this weekend, which offers everything including reenactors, ballet, a charity gala with Tim Tebow, scarecrows, a charity gala, a manatee talk, a chance to clean up native landscaping at a park, music and theater. Reenactors bring history from the 1800s into the 21st century […]

Pisco Sour to bring a taste of Peru to downtown Mount Dora

Roxanne Brown @DC_SLP_roxbrown MOUNT DORA — Seventeen years after immigrating from Peru, Jorge Bracamonte’s dream of owning his own restaurant in the United States came true with the purchase of a building on Donnelly Street and Fourth Avenue in Mount Dora. Some people may recognize the building. It is the former home of The Lost […]

Little Joey’s offers authentic Italian food in Summerfield

Little Joey’s offers authentic Italian food in Summerfield

By Cindy Dian / Correspondent SUMMERFIELD — For the past 13 years, Little Joey’s gave locals an Italian getaway with authentic cuisine made from recipes which have been passed down over the generations. “The quality of the restaurant is directly related to the quality of the products used,” said John Wunderlich, chef at Little Joey’s […]

‘Kismet’ and Lunatics stand-up comedy on stage this week

‘Kismet’ and Lunatics stand-up comedy on stage this week

By Linda Florea / Correspondent Clermont is the place to be for live entertainment this weekend with “Kismet” on stage and a comedy show pitting the adults against the younger generation. The musical “Kismet” at the Moonlight Players in Clermont hearkens back to the glitzy shows and costumes of time tested stage plays. A story […]

What the Snowbirds Are Missing Out On

What the Snowbirds Are Missing Out On

We’re all familiar with the term “snowbird”—someone who comes to enjoy the warm, Florida climate during the winter months when the northern states are unbearable. We also know that the southern summer heat packs quite the punch, but as the temperature creeps up, so do the number of fun things to do around town to […]