Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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September 19, 2017

Meet a Villager

Pigskin glory

Pigskin glory

Former NFL punter Larry Seiple gets a kick out of sharing his favorite football memory. The position of punter receives little glory. Unless, of course, you’re Villages resident Larry Seiple, whose heroic play is forever etched in the memories of Miami Dolphins fans. In 1972, Larry’s Dolphins faced Pittsburgh and the “Steel Curtain” defense in the American Football Conference championship game. Trailing 7-0, the Dolphins…
Meet A Villager: Georgianne Hill 

Meet A Villager: Georgianne Hill 

Entertainer relishes performing as Cher look-alike. Georgianne Hill turns heads when she walks into a room. Her long black hair falls to her waist and her mannerisms and voice have caused numerous people to ask the No. 1 question she has been asked for years: “Are you…?” She quickly interrupts to reveal she is NOT legendary pop singer Cher. “All my life and at nightclubs…
Ted Wright

Ted Wright

The president of The Villages Computer Club weighs in on technology in the community. Vital Stats: Born in Long Island, New York, and lives in the Village of Winifred Married to Bonnie, with two daughters Designed computers and software in the defense and security fields for three Fortune 500 companies Nicknamed “Q,” like the character in James Bond films, because he designed covert surveillance equipment…
Meet Villager Sharon Kenner

Meet Villager Sharon Kenner

Story: Theresa Campbell Travel agent gives inside scoop A Villages resident since 2013, Sharon Kenner travels for pleasure and through her business, ABC Cruises & Travel, so it’s not unusual for her to share travel tips to inquiring minds. “I love helping other people to travel,” she says. “To this day, I still get excited to help somebody make the best of their trip.” She…
Mark Newhouse

Mark Newhouse

Story: Leigh Neely He began writing plays to find new ways to help his sixth-grade students remember what they were learning. Now he’s an award-winning children’s books author.   Vital Stats Lives in the Village of Virginia Trace Moved to The Villages in 2002 from Central Islip, Long Island, New York Previously taught sixth grade Married to Linda 35 years July 4th Has two sons…
meet a villager: Michael  Mendoza

meet a villager: Michael Mendoza

Members of the Old Cowboy Movies Fan Club like nothing better than watching Roy or Gene ride off into the sunset. Story: Tom Kubala When did you become interested in westerns? When I was 7 years old, a neighbor took me to the movies to watch westerns while my mother was at work. I fell in love with the action of the films. I collected all…
Alene Kraus (Clown name: Rufflez)

Alene Kraus (Clown name: Rufflez)

Story: Tom Kubala Vital Stats: Grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Moved to The Villages in 2011 from Mertz Town, Pennsylvania Lives in the Village of Fernandina Has a border collie named Blaze Collects clown figurines Motto:  “At the least, be kind.”   Why did you become a clown? Before moving to The Villages, I taught middle school Spanish for nearly 30 years in Macungie, Pennsylvania. I…
Meet A Villager: Gail Lazenby 

Meet A Villager: Gail Lazenby 

Chaplain of the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in The Villages   Vital Stats Married to Kathy Lazenby for 44 years. Resident of the Village of Belle Aire since 2002. Born in Geneva, New York. Home town is Grand Island, New York. Main hobbies are golf and reading, mostly non-fiction. Has a collection of 300 unique writing  pens.  Household pet is “Gertie,”…

MEET THE McELROYS

story: Tom Kubala photo: fred lopez You teach an activity named Qigong. What is it about? Qigong (Chi Kung) is a holistic healing exercise system from China that has evolved for more than 3000 years. It is the art, science, practice, and study of adjusting the body’s energy (Qi or Chi) to improve one’s health. The objective is to use breathing techniques, gentle movement, and…
Meet Dr. Pete Szakacs (Pronounced Catch)

Meet Dr. Pete Szakacs (Pronounced Catch)

STORY: Tom Kubala  PHOTO: Fred Lopez Why did you become a Chiropractor? I knew from an early age I wanted to help people, and become a doctor. When I hurt my back playing football in high school, my parents took me to the chiropractor who helped them with their physical issues. He began planting the seeds for my chiropractic career. Little did I know at…
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