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Fred Hilton

Fred Hilton spent thirty-six years as the chief public relations officer/spokesman for James Madison University in Virginia and ten years prior as a reporter and editor for The Roanoke Times in Roanoke, Virginia. He is now happily retired in The Villages with his interior designer wife, Leta, their Cadillac Escalade golf cart, and their dog, Paris. (Yes, that makes her Paris Hilton).
THIS ‘N THAT: Pop The Cork… It’s Wine O’clock!

THIS ‘N THAT: Pop The Cork… It’s Wine O’clock!

English is a wondrous language. I’ve been fascinated by words all my life, maybe because my mother was a schoolteacher, maybe because I’m hooked on crossword puzzles, maybe because I’ve spent much of my adult life hunched over a typewriter…
THIS ‘N’ THAT: Things that go Twerp in the Night

THIS ‘N’ THAT: Things that go Twerp in the Night

We recently survived a night under attack by the most horrible noise on earth. It was a piercing sound, one that penetrates your brain like a dentist’s drill on steroids. It was more grating than a thousand fingernails on a…
THIS ‘N’ THAT: Ignore The Bloviator and Pass The Salt

THIS ‘N’ THAT: Ignore The Bloviator and Pass The Salt

Like most Villagers, we eat out a lot, which makes good sense living here. Food is good, plentiful, and relatively cheap. There is great variety, and you can’t beat happy hour prices on drinks. In addition to limitless opportunities to…
THIS ‘N THAT: Rack ‘Em Up, Jocko!

THIS ‘N THAT: Rack ‘Em Up, Jocko!

Tony Soprano once admonished his friend Paulie Walnuts, “‘Remember when’ is the lowest form of conversation.” It is probably unwise — and perhaps unsafe — to ignore Mr. Soprano’s advice, but “The Villages Daily Sun” carries so many stories about…
FINAL THOUGHT: It’s the misuse of it’s and its

FINAL THOUGHT: It’s the misuse of it’s and its

After pondering the question for many years, I have finally decided on my mission in life. My mission is nothing overly ambitious. The ability to create world peace is a bit above my pay grade and I wouldn’t know where…
THIS ‘N THAT: Newspaper editors should proofread gooder

THIS ‘N THAT: Newspaper editors should proofread gooder

The power of the Internet is slowly killing an American institution — the daily newspaper. In The Villages we still love our newspaper, but fewer and fewer members of the under-55 set appreciate that when newspapers finally disappear, we’ll lose…
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