Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

In The Villages

Great cruise ships

Great cruise ships

Getting there is better than being there. Story: Joe Angione If you’re like my wife and me, you’ve taken many ocean cruises to places like the islands of the Caribbean and European ports. However, our 23 cruises have left us…
Pack the backpacks

Pack the backpacks

Many students in the area need help with supplies. Story: Joe Angione More than 15 million children live in extreme poverty in America, and many arrive the first day of school without the supplies needed to do their work, recent…
The perils of  ‘mega-travel’

The perils of ‘mega-travel’

Risky realms and crowing couples may not be worth the trip. Story: Joe Angione Retirement has allowed my wife and me to travel and see so many countries that there are not many places we haven’t been…or at least that…
Eight words that can save your life!

Eight words that can save your life!

Safety with car services is all in the name. It’s obvious that words matter. Words have great power. The right combination of words even can save your life; or, if left unsaid, could end your life. A couple of months…
Truth or consequences

Truth or consequences

‘Politics season’ comes earlier each year. Just like the Christmas season, the “politics season” now comes earlier each year, and that’s not just in presidential election years. Villagers tell me the politics season never seems to go away. In 2016,…
A big medium

A big medium

Villages quilters create exciting art in cloth. Of the 3,000 clubs in The Villages, the Quilting Guild of The Villages, with its 23 chapters and more than 1,200 members, is one of the two or three largest. Additionally, hundreds more…
A game player’s paradise

A game player’s paradise

Cards and board games keep Villagers sociable. Although many Villagers still golf, swim, ride bikes, and play pickleball, age does push us toward more sedentary activities such as cards and board games. There are so many to choose from that…
The ‘Hallmark’ of serenity

The ‘Hallmark’ of serenity

This channel is an oasis of goodness in a world of bad news. It’s obvious the world remains in a sorry mess, and the United States seems at the center of turmoil. Although you can’t shut out the world’s woes…
No Shoveling Heat!

No Shoveling Heat!

The worries of Northern Januarys melt away in The Villages. January is here. When I lived up North, it signaled the start of the coldest, bleakest part of the year. During my 30 years of living on New York’s Long…
Shop till you drop

Shop till you drop

Villagers won’t give up retail stores.   Most observers say shopping malls will disappear in the next decade. A major enclosed mall hasn’t been built in the United States since 2006. According to real estate firm Cushman and Wakefield, visits…
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