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Victoria Schlabig

Social Spotlight: The nuns return to The Villages

Social Spotlight: The nuns return to The Villages

The Little Sisters of Hoboken will sing at the Hollywood Bowl(-A-Rama).  A musical that includes a scene with Bette Davis’ 1962 film character “Baby Jane” surrounded by nuns in wheelchairs might sound like a bunch of nonsense. Actually, it’s just…
Local Talent: Talking heads

Local Talent: Talking heads

Ventriloquist Mike Palma brings audiences to life by bringing dummies to life. Ventriloquist and comedy magician Mike Palma got started with magic at a young age and has now been performing for more than 20 years. He got his first…
Outstanding Student: Zayna JeBailey

Outstanding Student: Zayna JeBailey

Montverde Academy senior is passionate about humanitarianism. Vital Stats Recipient of Ray Goodgame Outstanding Student Leader Award. On Headmaster Leadership Institute Arts & Athletics Leadership Committee. Has made three mission trips to Panama and Belize. Intern for Dreamwalker Productions. Plans…
From snowed in to diving in

From snowed in to diving in

A Western New Yorker’s take on Christmas in Florida.  I grew up in Buffalo, New York, otherwise known as the City of Good Neighbors, the city that smells like Cheerios and the home of the Bills Mafia. When we’re not…
Barbies and beer cheese

Barbies and beer cheese

Uniques Antiques & Eats offers up shopping with a homemade meal. At Uniques Antiques & Eats, customers can shop till they drop … or till their food is ready. The homestyle diner in Mount Dora is brimming with exactly what…
Outstanding Student: Alexandra ‘Lexie’ Clow

Outstanding Student: Alexandra ‘Lexie’ Clow

Inventor of the Pediatric Heatstroke Prevention Device. Interviewer: Victoria Schlabig ≈ Photo: Douglas Tyler Vital Stats Born in Stafford Spring, Connecticut. Seventh grader at Umatilla Middle School. Won Best in Fair at Florida Science Fair and Lake County Fair. How…
‘Victoria’s Voice’

‘Victoria’s Voice’

By David and Jackie Siegel. A teen’s diary tells a harrowing tale of drug addiction. Story: Victoria Schlabig Victoria Siegel battled addiction to drugs and alcohol for years. Her parents, David and Jackie, eventually decided to publish their daughter’s journal…
Imported from Italy

Imported from Italy

Roberto’s Ristorante and Pizzeria brings the old country to The Villages. Story: Victoria Schlabig ≈ Photos: Anthony Rao Since Roberto’s Ristorante and Pizzeria opened in July, it has been averaging about 600 customers a day, even during the first week.…
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