Famous “Round House” at Gator Joe’s Available to Rent

View from "Round House" balcony overlooking Gator Joe's Beach on Lake Weir. Photo Credit: Gator Joe's via Facebook.
July 18, 2017

OCKLAWAHA, Fla.  – If you have been looking for the perfect Florida home you are in luck. The famous “Round House” known to mesmerize beach-goers and customers as they sip cold drinks at Gator Joe’s in Ocklawaha, is now available for rent. The two-story home which got its name due to its unique shape was posted for rent on the Gator Joe’s Facebook fan page Monday afternoon along with numerous pictures giving…


How to Combat the Dreaded Winter Itch

January 19, 2017

We live in Central Florida and enjoy mild winters while the rest of the country is blanketed in snow and cold temperatures. On occasion, one of those pesky freezing cold air mass will creep down to us lowering our temperatures, causing us to turn on the heat. What does this mean for us? Dry skin. Or more commonly known, the winter itch. The lower humidity, dry, cold air and windy…


20 Foods to Ease Joint Pain

November 9, 2016

Achy and stiff joints? You may be one of the 20% of Americans with arthritis (if you haven’t already been diagnosed). Dealing with arthritis on a daily basis can be a real drag. Medicines don’t always seem to work. Stretching and exercising seem daunting. But in addition to those two methods of management, you may want to make adjustments to your diet. Studies show that removing saturated fats, trans fats,…


Lose Weight More Efficiently With HIIT

October 19, 2016

Tired of spending hours on the cardio machines at the gym? Sick of taking long walks in an effort to get in shape? Want to lose weight more efficiently? You’re in the right place. High intensity interval training (commonly known as HIIT) is a type of metabolic training that allows you to burn more calories with less work out time. Basically, you get more bang for your buck. HIIT, as…


Yogurt Frenzy is Coming to Bushnell

October 12, 2016

A healthy new dessert stop is coming to Bushnell! Yogurt Frenzy, a soon-to-be frozen yogurt shoppe, is closing in on its grand opening. To find out more about what’s up with this frozen yogurt craze coming our way, I interviewed Rebecca Lloyd, who is soon to be managing the business. Where did the idea for Yogurt Frenzy come from? And how are you getting started? We sought out to find…


Hurricane-Proof Your Pantry

October 5, 2016

Hurricane season is officially upon us! If you’ve never experienced a prolonged power outage (you must be new to Florida) you may have no clue what types of foods to stock up on. Try to prepare for the worst: no refrigerator, no microwave, no oven, no convenience store, and no restaurants. So you’ll be looking for food that can be preserved without refrigerating and eaten without being heated first. Oh…


10 Low Calorie Beers That Won’t Kill Your Diet

September 30, 2016

Football season is nothing to some people if not another excuse to lounge around, beer in hand. But if you are currently on a diet (or pretending you are), those extra calories can creep up and ruin a week’s worth of weight loss progress. While many dieters fear carbohydrates and often cut them from their diets, carbs actually only hold 4 calories per gram. Which means you have to eat…


Lake County Commissioners Invite Public to “Constructing a Better Lake County Summit”

Constructing a Better Lake County Summit
September 29, 2016

CLERMONT – According to a statement released by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Lake County residents are invited to join in as Lake County hosts the “Constructing a Better Lake County Summit” on Tuesday, October 4th at the Clermont City Center located at 620 W. Montrose Street in Clermont from 1 pm to 5 pm. At the summit, which was organized by the County Commissioners’ Economic Growth Department, speakers…


Steps for Families to Raise Healthy Kids

September 14, 2016

As of 2010, 12.5 million  US adolescents (16.9%) are overweight or obese. Alongside those statistics has been the rise of families and doctors putting kids on commercial diets to prevent and manage overweight. Recently released research from the American Academy of Pediatrics is strongly urging the opposite. The research shows that dieting adolescents are up to three times more likely to become overweight and one and a half times more likely…