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Monday, January 24, 2022

Meet a Villager

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…
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…
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…
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.”…
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…

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,…
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…
A Democrat in a Republican bubble

A Democrat in a Republican bubble

Before moving to The Villages in 2007, Villager Joe Flynn heard the massive retirement community was a predominantly Republican stronghold. “I was told, but I didn’t believe it,” says Joe, 73. “I was told ‘their values are not your values.’”…
MEET A VILLAGER: A Cartoon Character

MEET A VILLAGER: A Cartoon Character

PHOTO: Fred lopez Make a casual comment around cartoonist George Pieper and he’s prone to get out his sketchpad and turn it into a cartoon that generates chuckles. “My wife will say something and I just run with it,” he…
IT’S A GUY THING

IT’S A GUY THING

Women often forge deep and lasting friendships with other women, some within minutes of meeting one another. But what about the men? Do they get as close to their male counterparts as women do with their gal friends? How do…
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