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July 22, 2017

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Technology, Better, Faster, smaller

Technology, Better, Faster, smaller

The only constant in the world is change, and with technology, that happens daily, almost hourly. But whether you adapt or not, it’s still going to change. If you say the words “transistor radio” to your grandchildren, you will no doubt get blank stares. Show them the incredible plastic device, that still works, and they will be even more amazed. Radio is just one of…
Opinion Column: Foot of the household

Opinion Column: Foot of the household

Technology has played a big role in my life. I loved it from the time we went from a party line to a private phone line all the way to being able to Facetime with my grandchildren who live in England. I view technology as my friend and have an array of devices. Recently, however, technology has been causing me a lot of headaches—in the…
Ted Wright

Ted Wright

The president of The Villages Computer Club weighs in on technology in the community. Vital Stats: Born in Long Island, New York, and lives in the Village of Winifred Married to Bonnie, with two daughters Designed computers and software in the defense and security fields for three Fortune 500 companies Nicknamed “Q,” like the character in James Bond films, because he designed covert surveillance equipment…
A salute to military history

A salute to military history

Be prepared for your patriotic juices to flow when visiting the Eisenhower Recreation Center. They call it a recreation center. It could easily pass for a military museum. That’s because the array of interesting artifacts and photographs spanning World War I through present-day wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will likely broaden a visitor’s knowledge and appreciation of U.S. military heritage. Uniforms representing every branch of…
“Come Sundown” 

“Come Sundown” 

By Nora Roberts. A daughter the family believed turned her back on them has come back home, after being held captive 25 years. Though her family is strong, will she or any of them ever be the same? “Come Sundown” is No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and I know why. It is riveting. I freely admit Nora Roberts is one of…
Just relax, guys

Just relax, guys

Story: Chris Gerbasi Photos: Fred Lopez Enjoying a smooth cigar or a special drink easily can become a favorite pastime. For many men, life doesn’t get much better than when they grab their favorite beverage, sit back in a recliner, click on the TV, light up a cigar, and get lost in a swirl of smoke. Cigar smoking can be a time for guys to…
‘My Father’s Ashes’ by Bruce Jenvey

‘My Father’s Ashes’ by Bruce Jenvey

Story: Diane Dean A young man’s journey through his father’s life This novel by Bruce Jenvey felt like “old home week” for many in the Bookworm Book Club. The author, who was born and raised in Michigan and is a Michigan State University graduate, visited our book club for a discussion of his latest novel. Bruce says the town names are real, and the actual…
The Studio Theatre

The Studio Theatre

Story: Leigh Neely A small, intimate theater offers experimental plays and innovative acting. The Villages often has led the way with new and exciting ventures in this area, and one of the most popular of late is The Studio Theatre. The building was formerly a country club, and that’s the beauty of a black box theater: they can be built almost anywhere. A popular concept…
Meet Villager Sharon Kenner

Meet Villager Sharon Kenner

Story: Theresa Campbell Travel agent gives inside scoop A Villages resident since 2013, Sharon Kenner travels for pleasure and through her business, ABC Cruises & Travel, so it’s not unusual for her to share travel tips to inquiring minds. “I love helping other people to travel,” she says. “To this day, I still get excited to help somebody make the best of their trip.” She…
Mark Newhouse

Mark Newhouse

Story: Leigh Neely He began writing plays to find new ways to help his sixth-grade students remember what they were learning. Now he’s an award-winning children’s books author.   Vital Stats Lives in the Village of Virginia Trace Moved to The Villages in 2002 from Central Islip, Long Island, New York Previously taught sixth grade Married to Linda 35 years July 4th Has two sons…
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