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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Rebuilding History

Rebuilding History

The Villages began with the dream Harold Schwartz had for retirees. That dream has spread far and wide, and now the developers are going back to the beginning to bring history into the present. Story: Chris Gerbasi After an aging…
Book Club: ”The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah

Book Club: ”The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah

Story: Diane Dean This is a favorite of book clubs for discussion. The Bookworm Book Club thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and the way Lisa French and Charlotte Priestner handled the discussion. They set the stage of the French locale…
what’s news in the villages

what’s news in the villages

New theatre Warning: The following item is intended for mature readers. The Villages has a new theatrical venue for “adult content” productions, which may contain violence, foul language, and—whoops—even nudity. The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol is housed in the…
Don’t put yourself in a pickle

Don’t put yourself in a pickle

Story: Pat Jocelyn About five years ago I thought I’d (excuse the pun) try my hand at pickleball. It was a match made in heaven and everything I loved about a competitive sport—fast, challenging and good exercise, and I was…

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,…

One is Not the Loneliest Number

story: Tom Kubala photos: Ron Vandevander “There is no better place for a single person to live than The Villages,” according to Pinky O’Neil, president of The Villages Singles Club. “With approximately 15,000 singles in The Villages and 11 clubs…

It’s All About Choices

Story: Pat Jocelyn I’ve lived in The Villages for more than 10 years and have noticed something a little peculiar; some might say unsettling. There aren’t any cemeteries in our community. You’d also be hard pressed to find a funeral…

BOOK CLUB: THE WRIGHT BROTHERS

The dramatic story behind the two courageous brothers story: diane dean “Your bags should be stowed overhead or under the seat. Please stow your tray tables and fasten your seat belts.” This is how Patricia Crigler, our facilitator and a…
Messenger of Hope

Messenger of Hope

A retired U.S. Navy commanding officer who was skeptical of the paranormal until science proved everything is energy. Now living in The Villages and working as an evidence-based medium, she strives to bring the message that life and love are…
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…
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