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Meet a Villager

Meet a Villager: Lamar and Colleen Young

Meet a Villager: Lamar and Colleen Young

Married 65 years, Villagers Lamar and Colleen Young say this is the best time of their lives.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Sixty-five years of marriage has allowed Villagers Lamar and Colleen Young to live in six states, yet The Villages is…
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…
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 &…
Meet a Villager: The finest things

Meet a Villager: The finest things

For one Villager, retirement is all about living life to the fullest, with a focus on people and things that matter most.  Photo: Nicole Hamel After eight years, Bruce Ellis says the two things he and his wife Sandra are…
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…
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