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Meet a Villager

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,…
Meet a Villager: Innovations by Jerry

Meet a Villager: Innovations by Jerry

Ingenious Villager continues creates fanciful items for sheer fun.  Since moving to The Villages nine years ago, Jerry Hone has captivated friends and neighbors by making unique, one-of-a-kind items that attract attention, including a fan jet-powered 1916 bicycle.  “It’s more…
Meet a Villager: Around the world in 400 days

Meet a Villager: Around the world in 400 days

Globetrotting Villager Robert Paluszak crisscrosses the earth on planes, trains, automobiles–ferries, buses, elephants, and camels too Story: Theresa Campbel Robert Paluszak is well qualified to serve as a steering committee member and contact person of the Worldwide Foreign Travel Club…
Meet a Villager: Yvonne Combs

Meet a Villager: Yvonne Combs

Villager strives to encourage others, fulfills childhood dream to become an author.   Photo: Nicole Hamel Yvonne Combs looks forward to becoming involved in Villages activities and meeting more people who call The Villages home.  “I’ve met the kindest people…
Meet a Villager: John ‘Jack’ Roberts

Meet a Villager: John ‘Jack’ Roberts

Retired principal enjoys playing Broadway show tunes on grand piano at Villages hospital.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats Resides in Village of Hacienda South, moved to Villages in 2016.  Owns a second home in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. Born in Philadelphia…
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