Publisher's Letter

by Donna Lewis Also on Digital Edition

Twenty-seven years ago, I had my first date with my husband, Larry, at the once legendary rock-n-roll club Dub’s in Gainesville.

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by Donna Lewis Also on Digital Edition

One of my favorite sayings hangs above my desk on a hand-painted plaque, lovingly crafted by my niece, Ashley. It reads, “Aspire to Inspire before you Expire.” I love this quote because it’s a constant reminder that life is about aspiring to do great things and inspiring others to do the same before this one brief and precious life of ours is over.

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by Donna Lewis Also on Digital Edition

I love this time of year, not just for the holiday fetes, festivals and food free-for-alls, but let’s face it—for the shopping!

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by Donna Lewis Also on Digital Edition

I’m not a city girl. Rather, I consider myself more of a beach bum. I was born two miles from the coast and for most of my life, a strong gravitational pull has kept me within the same distance from the eastern seaboard.

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by Donna Lewis Also on Digital Edition

Parties and galas and balls, oh my! With cooler temperatures come packed social calendars, but don't let October and the upcoming event season scare you.

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by Donna Lewis Also on Digital Edition

You're never too old, or too young, to realize what's truly important in life.

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by Donna Lewis Donna Lewis Also on Digital Edition

Without your health, you have nothing, and certainly not happiness. The two are intrinsically connected. As Leigh Hunt once said, “The groundwork of all happiness is health.” 

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by Donna Lewis Also on Digital Edition

Food means many things to many people. It provides comfort when you're down. It represents family as you gather around the table. It serves as entertainment as you prepare meals at home or frequent a restaurant with family or friends. In this annual Foodie Issue, we celebrate food and those who lovingly prepare it for us.

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by Donna Lewis Also on Digital Edition

Who doesn't love looking at gorgeous homes and brilliant interior design and getting inspired to make some changes—big or small—to improve your living space and your quality of life? 

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by Donna Lewis Also on Digital Edition

Growth is inevitable, especially in South Florida where our climate, job opportunities and retirement options draw hundreds of new residents every day, and have propelled us to pass New York as the nation's third largest state. Growth can be both a blessing and a curse. The challenge is finding a balance so that we protect the very essence of our local communities and the natural amenities residents cherish, while still progressing. 

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