https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en ‘Dollhouse man’ making dreams come true https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/%E2%80%98dollhouse-man%E2%80%99-making-dreams-come-true <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dollhouse_work.jpg" alt="Ever shop at an Eckerd Drugs store? Remember browsing those shelves and checking out the items? If you do, then it’s likely shopped from a layout designed by the “dollhouse man” - Lake Panasoffkee resident Paul Heuer. He headed up the company store design and his own layout company. While he’s done design for decades, the dollhouse man got his nickname in recent years, for the dozens of houses he’s given to children around the country. That doesn’t include mini pool table games, flag stands, airplanes and other goodies." title="Ever shop at an Eckerd Drugs store? Remember browsing those shelves and checking out the items? If you do, then it’s likely shopped from a layout designed by the “dollhouse man” - Lake Panasoffkee resident Paul Heuer. He headed up the company store design and his own layout company. While he’s done design for decades, the dollhouse man got his nickname in recent years, for the dozens of houses he’s given to children around the country. That doesn’t include mini pool table games, flag stands, airplanes and other goodies." align="left" hspace="6" width="101" height="85" /><p> Editor&rsquo;s note - Eckerd Drugs was the store that preceded CVS.</p> <p> By Brenda Locklear&nbsp;</p> Luminarias light up Bushnell https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/luminarias-light-bushnell <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/front_luminaria.jpg" alt="Teen Relay volunteer Sophia Covarrubias helped place the luminaries along the edges of park sidewalks for the Relay for Life event. " title="Teen Relay volunteer Sophia Covarrubias helped place the luminaries along the edges of park sidewalks for the Relay for Life event. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> They came together Saturday night in Bushnell&rsquo;s downtown park for a different sort of Valentine&rsquo;s celebration - the survivors of cancer, families, care givers and community members. They hugged, they cried, they told stories of love, hope, struggle and courage.</p> Slivers and sawdust https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/slivers-and-sawdust <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/man.jpg" alt=" Bushnell resident Jim Fife uses a rasp disk on a hand-held grinder for some of the finer features on this pair of owls he is carving at the Red Oaks Chainsaw Carving Club’s outdoor studio. Fife has been chainsaw carving for six years." title=" Bushnell resident Jim Fife uses a rasp disk on a hand-held grinder for some of the finer features on this pair of owls he is carving at the Red Oaks Chainsaw Carving Club’s outdoor studio. Fife has been chainsaw carving for six years." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> New event well received https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/new-event-well-received <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/heritage_smaller.jpg" alt="Amelia Sizemore, of Brooksville, is shown in her 1800s clothing. She worked to help her family share history with visitors at the park. " title="Amelia Sizemore, of Brooksville, is shown in her 1800s clothing. She worked to help her family share history with visitors at the park. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Frontier kids, Seminoles, craftsmen - even a conquistador - and many other living historians Saturday gathered in Bushnell for the first Florida Heritage Day at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park.</p> Grace Notes - Thankful in the darkness https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/grace-notes-thankful-darkness <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kennedy2c_nancy.jpg" alt="Nancy Kennedy - Grace Notes" title="Nancy Kennedy - Grace Notes" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Nancy Kennedy</p> Holiday Calendar https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/holiday-calendar <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cut-_1_webster_parade_2011.jpg" alt="From daytime fun to lighted night and boat parades, Christmas parades and events are being held around the county. This is a photo from the lighted night parade in Webster, from year&#039;s past. " title="From daytime fun to lighted night and boat parades, Christmas parades and events are being held around the county. This is a photo from the lighted night parade in Webster, from year&#039;s past. " align="left" hspace="6" width="120" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Winterfest in the Courtyard</p> Florida National hosts Veteran's Day ceremony https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/florida-national-hosts-veterans-day-ceremony <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flag_online.jpg" alt=" Little Isaachar Caruso is shown giving his great-grandfather’s headstone a hug. His grandmother, Rachel, said it was as if he knew where her father’s grave was, because he headed straight for the grave site. He and his family go to visit the grave of veteran Bill Lee regularly. They were there on Memorial Day of this year and were headed back over the Veteran&#039;s Day weekend. On Sunday, the government cemetery staff hosted an event to honor veterans and their families. " title=" Little Isaachar Caruso is shown giving his great-grandfather’s headstone a hug. His grandmother, Rachel, said it was as if he knew where her father’s grave was, because he headed straight for the grave site. He and his family go to visit the grave of veteran Bill Lee regularly. They were there on Memorial Day of this year and were headed back over the Veteran&#039;s Day weekend. On Sunday, the government cemetery staff hosted an event to honor veterans and their families. " align="left" hspace="6" width="65" height="85" /><p> Special to the Times</p> Holiday fruitcakes filled with years of tradition https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/content/holiday-fruitcakes-filled-years-tradition <img src="https://www.sumtercountytimes.com/sites/www.sumtercountytimes.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/20181016_093814.jpg" alt="Alice Williams and Jean Sharpe were busy smoothing down the cake to insure there were no rough edges." title="Alice Williams and Jean Sharpe were busy smoothing down the cake to insure there were no rough edges." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> Hundreds of pounds of fruitcakes - hundreds - nearly 1,700 pounds in all.</p>