Monthly Archives: April 2014

Post storm excitement in Historical Downtown Winter Garden

As I was driving down Plant Street tonight I saw a bunch of flashing red lights and then saw this sight on South Main Street. The Winter Garden Fire Department ladder truck was extended and 2 fire fighters were gathered on a small 2nd story balcony. Rumor has it that someone said the building took a direct hit from lightning during tonight’s storms (4/29/14).

Having witnessed a neighbor’s home burn after a direct lightning hit a couple years ago, I fully appreciate the fact that the destructive power of a lightning bolt may not show it’s flaming self for hours after it hit.

Photo: ©2014 Mark Lepow/

Can You Spot the Errors?

This is one of several pages on the front gate message board. Can you spot the errors?
Photo: ©2014 Mark Lepow/Lepow Photo

Happy Throwback Thursday and National Sibling Day.

Me and my brother David getting ready to trick or treat in either 1970 or 1971. This is when we still lived on Ponca Trail in Maitland, before we moved on up to Lake Maitland in 1972. #lepowphoto #maitland #halloween #nationalsiblingday #brother

How steep is Florida’s Sugarloaf Mountain?

Photo: Mark E. Lepow/Sommer Sports
A triathlete pedals past one of the more scenic parts of the world famous Sugarloaf Mountain in Lake County, Florida during a 140.6 mile (2.1 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 run) aka “iron distance” triathlon on October 23, 2004.
Photo: Mark Lepow/Lepow Photo

Who said ouch first, the steer or the cowboy?

I used to cover the Silver Spurs Rodeo, which is the largest rodeo East of the Mississippee, both in the amount of participants, and the puree. I love the lines of this image. BTW, since I don’t speak steeranese I have no idea if the steer yelled ouch first or not.
Photo: Mark Lepow