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Pat Jocelyn

Pat Jocelyn worked at IBM for 28 years where she held several staff and managerial positions and taught management and employee development classes. After her retirement, she started a second career in journalism and has won several Florida Press Club awards for her insightful and heartfelt feature writing.
MEET A VILLAGER: What Are You Grateful For?

MEET A VILLAGER: What Are You Grateful For?

Villager Alex Weaver and his friend, Tavares resident Brenda Stewart, were enjoying the music at one of the town squares recently when I asked, “What are you grateful for?” “I’m grateful for my good health,” Alex responded. “I’m also grateful…
Villagers for Veterans Providing Mobility and More

Villagers for Veterans Providing Mobility and More

Marie Bogdonoff is no stranger to hard work and multitasking. Prior to her retirement, the New York native ran five dealerships: two Lexus, a Mercedes, one Audi store, and an Acura store. “I had been in the business for a…
IN THE VILLAGES: Night on the Square

IN THE VILLAGES: Night on the Square

There are many activities I enjoy pursuing in The Villages, but one of my favorite things is knowing any night of the year (weather permitting) I can go to one of the three town squares and listen to live entertainment,…
Like a duck to water

Like a duck to water

If you told Jean Hofmann ten years ago she’d be a volunteer instructor teaching eight water and land exercise classes a week she’d have begged to differ with you. “People approach me all the time and ask if I was…
MEET A VILLAGER: For all veterans past and future

MEET A VILLAGER: For all veterans past and future

Veterans Memorial Park in The Villages has hosted dozens of events on key military and national holidays — including Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day — since being dedicated on Nov. 11, 1998. Both the park and its…
House Sharing — Niche group community and more

House Sharing — Niche group community and more

The baby boomer generation has gained quite a reputation for continually challenging and redefining the status quo. More than 75 million strong, many are facing retirement, and they once again are pushing the envelope—this time on how and where they…
Diving Deep into Mayan History

Diving Deep into Mayan History

Truth surfaced when treasure hunter Bill McGehee explored the murky depths. Bill McGehee knew without a doubt, the moment his hand touched the submerged wall, that the direction of his life had been changed forever. It was the first dive…
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