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Meet a Villager

Meet a Villager: Nancy Stampahar

Meet a Villager: Nancy Stampahar

A compassionate woman helps retirees live meaningful and fulfilled lives. Photo: Nicole Hamel Career: I am a retirement life coach, which means I concentrate on the non-financial aspect of retirement. I focus on the emotional, mental, and physical well-being of…
Meet a Villager: Earlyn Davidson

Meet a Villager: Earlyn Davidson

Earlyn Davidson is known by her friends as ‘Lyn D’ and she lives life fully being involved in numerous sports and activities. Photo: Nicole Hamel Call me Lyn D: My real name is Earlyn Davidson, and I go by Lyn…
Meet a Villager: Barbara Garbarczyk

Meet a Villager: Barbara Garbarczyk

After varied careers paths, and many lives touched, one Villager tells how her life came full circle, ending up as it should. Photo: Nicole Hamel Barbara Garbarczyk, a Eucharistic minister involved with the women’s guild at St. Mark’s Church in…
Meet a Villager: Bob Rivernider

Meet a Villager: Bob Rivernider

Villager serves as legislative representative for National Write Your Congressman. Photo: Nicole Hamel How long have you lived in The Villages? I moved to the area a little over a year ago. I grew up in South Philadelphia. I have lived…
Meet a Villager: Different strokes

Meet a Villager: Different strokes

Villager meets her bucket list goal of playing golf on all 76 courses in The Villages from May 2018 to March 2021.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Villager Marlene Dignan has a passion for golf; however, she had no interest in it…
Meet a Villager: A hero’s tale

Meet a Villager: A hero’s tale

Villager wrote tribute to a philanthropist and avid supporter of veterans. Photo: Nicole Hamel The spunky woman stands 4-foot tall and uses two crutches for mobility. Somehow, her indomitable spirit outshines her disability. She radiates positivity. Her smile lights up…
Meet a Villager: Coloring his world

Meet a Villager: Coloring his world

Longtime sports fan delights in sketching, giving away his portraits of athletes. Photos: Nicole Hamel Rich Sobieray, 81, lights up as he reminisces in the “memory room” of his villa home, filled with a wide array of sports memorabilia, including…
Meet a Villager: Don Whitfield

Meet a Villager: Don Whitfield

The guy who made more money than Oprah, Bill Gates, and Ross Perot.   Photo: Anthony Rao Vital Stats 79 years young. Married to wife Polly for 59 years and counting. 34 years working for the government. Moved to The Villages…
Meet a Villager: Randy Atkins

Meet a Villager: Randy Atkins

Convertible enthusiast knows “You Only Live Once.”  Vital stats: Calls Maine “home.” Lives in the Village of Saint Charles.  Met girlfriend Andi of the Village of Bonita in 2019. Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant. How long were you in…
Meet a Villager: Hail, Nero

Meet a Villager: Hail, Nero

You know him, you love him, you live with him. The Villages paid a pretty penny to bring two-time Grammy Award winning pianist/composer Peter Nero to The Sharon five years ago, but the booking more than paid for itself. Peter,…
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