Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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August 18, 2017

In The Villages

Taking the smart route

Taking the smart route

Seniors can refresh road skills in driver safety program. This month includes National Senior Citizens Day, Aug. 21, a day created to honor and appreciate seniors and their achievements. It’s also a reminder that a large segment of the U.S. population is getting older. And as people age, they may need to brush up on their driving skills. In The Villages’ 55-plus community, the AARP…
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…
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…
KC Theatrical Productions showcases talent

KC Theatrical Productions showcases talent

Story: Theresa Campbell Joan Knapton, the producer behind KC Theatrical Productions, loves to bring top Broadway shows to the local stage, and she’s now preparing for the October production of Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” in The Villages. KC is an acronym for Knapton and Company. “I always produce the shows or direct them and have somebody with me, another director or a very strong choreographer.…
If it’s fun, it’s done in The Villages!

If it’s fun, it’s done in The Villages!

Story and Photos: Pat Jocelyn If you have seen the Blue Collar Comedy Tour—popular in the early 2000s and starring Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and Jeff Foxworthy—you know the majority of their comedy routines were based on some exaggerated form of real-life experiences. They were successful because everyone in the audience could relate to their jokes. Overbearing mothers-in-law, embarrassing bodily function mishaps, and…
Health and a long life to you

Health and a long life to you

“An old broom knows the dirty corners best.”  – Old Irish Proverb Story: Pat Jocelyn // Photo: fred lopez Irish proverbs usually make us smile or laugh, but often it’s those same sayings that carry within them some pretty sage advice. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it appropriate to ask two Villagers, Ron and Colleen Froehlich, to choose one of several proverbs…
We cannot give what we do not have

We cannot give what we do not have

Like most folks in The Villages, when I think of Feb. 14, I think about love. It’s a time we celebrate loving relationships—relationships that sustain us and provide us with affection, companionship, devotion, joy, and pleasure. Story: Pat Jocelyn Villager and professional life coach Barbara Kenyon says we often forget to celebrate and dedicate ourselves to the most important love relationship of all—the one we…
Don’t put yourself in a pickle

Don’t put yourself in a pickle

Story: Pat Jocelyn About five years ago I thought I’d (excuse the pun) try my hand at pickleball. It was a match made in heaven and everything I loved about a competitive sport—fast, challenging and good exercise, and I was actually pretty good at it. I played for six months, and on a very warm, humid morning and after playing three games, though hot and…

It’s All About Choices

Story: Pat Jocelyn I’ve lived in The Villages for more than 10 years and have noticed something a little peculiar; some might say unsettling. There aren’t any cemeteries in our community. You’d also be hard pressed to find a funeral home. Sure, there are some of those businesses hugging the outskirts of The Villages like static-cling on a wool dress but none (to my knowledge)…
When Practicality Wins

When Practicality Wins

When I moved to The Villages 16 years ago, I was enamored with the Corvette Club. Mind you, I never owned a Corvette but I did love sports cars. A friend was always raving about the cool trips the club members took in their hot cars. Nevertheless, I continued to drive my boring, gray sedan for another 10 years. Last year, it was time to…
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