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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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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…
THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES

THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES

Villages residents and organizers are staging the best and biggest recreational and entertainment events throughout 2017 Story: Chris Gerbasi  Photos: Provided The Villages’ on-the-go lifestyle virtually demands it. If there’s a day to celebrate, a competition to be waged, or…
If it’s fun, it’s done in The Villages!

If it’s fun, it’s done in The Villages!

Story and Photos: Pat Jocelyn If you have seen the Blue Collar Comedy Tour—popular in the early 2000s and starring Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and Jeff Foxworthy—you know the majority of their comedy routines were based on some…
A Villages Legend: Pete Wahl

A Villages Legend: Pete Wahl

Once it was fields of watermelons and other crops. Now it is a place called “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown,” and Pete Wahl watched it grow. Story: Chris Gerbasi // Photo: Fred Lopez In early 1995 in The Villages, most of the…
Painting the town red

Painting the town red

They’re legendary. They’ve been around The Villages for almost 20 years, and they’re easily recognizable. They’re the members of the Red Hat Society. Story: Leigh Neely Jenny Joseph is a poet who wrote a warning to her family and friends…
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.”…
Health and a long life to you

Health and a long life to you

“An old broom knows the dirty corners best.”  – Old Irish Proverb Story: Pat Jocelyn // Photo: fred lopez Irish proverbs usually make us smile or laugh, but often it’s those same sayings that carry within them some pretty sage…
It’s Time for a Change

It’s Time for a Change

With new homes being built in the historic neighborhoods of The Villages, current homeowners are opting to remodel or renovate to join the move to upgrade. Story by Chris Gerbasi   As new houses pop up around them, many homeowners…
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…
We cannot give what we do not have

We cannot give what we do not have

Like most folks in The Villages, when I think of Feb. 14, I think about love. It’s a time we celebrate loving relationships—relationships that sustain us and provide us with affection, companionship, devotion, joy, and pleasure. Story: Pat Jocelyn Villager…
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