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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Village Edition

Take a page from their book

Take a page from their book

A Parkinson’s disease patient and her caregiver have written a book to help patients live their best lives physically and emotionally.  Photos: Nicole Hamel  Jane Masterson has spent the past 25 years living with Parkinson’s disease, an unglamorous, degenerative neurological…
In the Villages: Gold-timers

In the Villages: Gold-timers

Retirees vie for medals in The Villages Senior Games. The gun sounds. Runners take off in a dead sprint and are neck and neck to the finish line.  The clock ticks. A basketball shooter has one minute to make as…
Book Club: ‘West with Giraffes’

Book Club: ‘West with Giraffes’

By Lynda Rutledge. A story based on the real-life journey of two young giraffes on their way to the San Diego Zoo, and all the lives they touch along the way. My fascination with giraffes started at an early age.…
Social Club Spotlight: Flying flowers

Social Club Spotlight: Flying flowers

Members of The Villages Butterfly Gardens Club delight in helping butterflies thrive, and teaching others how to do the same by creating proper garden habitats. Photos of Colleen and Lamar Young courtesy of Valerie Begley.  Club meeting photos by Nicole…
Meet a Villager: An open book

Meet a Villager: An open book

Lindsay Collier touches lives as an author and speaker. Photo: Nicole Namel Served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967.  Moved to The Villages in 2004. Career: After the military, I worked at Kodak in Rochester, New York. The…
The dream continues

The dream continues

The Villages is destined to grow for more decades to come, thanks to the grandchildren, great-grandchildren of Villages’ original founder.  Aerial photos courtesy of Don Wiley The Sunshine State has long beckoned folks from up north to move to Florida,…
Social Club Spotlight: No space like home

Social Club Spotlight: No space like home

For a group of Villagers, making decorative adjustments to each part of their house unleashes feelings of joy. Photos courtesy of The Villages Home Decorating Club The options to make a home more attractive and visually appealing are limitless. Different…
Meet a Villager: Phyllis McElveen

Meet a Villager: Phyllis McElveen

Phyllis McElveen’s entire world changed after moving to The Villages. Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats Lives in Village of Pine Ridge with husband Jim.  Previously lived in Jacksonville for 35 years.  Retired project manager; now proprietor of Fifi’s Cakes &…
Book Club: American Dirt

Book Club: American Dirt

By Jeanine Cummins. A story about the revenge taken on a journalist and her family after she writes about drug cartels in Acapulco, Mexico. Lydia is married to Sebastian Peréz Delgado, a journalist who writes about the drug cartels in…
In the Villages: Ways to predict the Final Four

In the Villages: Ways to predict the Final Four

Don’t overthink when you fill out your NCAA Tournament bracket. Instead, have a little fun. It’s no secret that residents of The Villages are avid sports fans. Spend one afternoon in the country’s largest retirement community and you’ll see golf…
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