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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Village Edition

MEET A VILLAGER: John Thomstatter

MEET A VILLAGER: John Thomstatter

There are more than 1.5 million veterans living in Florida; 515,110 of them are Vietnam-era vets according to the United State Department of Veterans Affairs. The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1036 estimates that at least 17,000 veterans currently reside…
Two spaces or not two spaces; <em>that</em> is the question

Two spaces or not two spaces; that is the question

The world as we know it is being threatened by a vicious, insidious plot. One of the key underpinnings of our free society is under attack by a gang of thugs. Everything was going well until a few years ago…
MEET A VILLAGER: Legacy of Dance

MEET A VILLAGER: Legacy of Dance

Even though she’s retired, Marjorie Blakely shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to her first love: dance. Anyone meeting Marjorie Blakely for the first time may pick up pretty quickly that she’s a dancer. She carries her…
IN THE VILLAGES: Learn to LOL (Laugh Out Loud)

IN THE VILLAGES: Learn to LOL (Laugh Out Loud)

The Laughing Yoga Club in The Villages believes achieving good health and a positive attitude is something to laugh at. I’m known for a lot of things. I’m known for being quiet until you get to know me, having a…
BOOK CLUB: The Invention of Wings

BOOK CLUB: The Invention of Wings

Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1800s was a teeming port city and home to wealthy landowners and merchants. The Grimkés were a highly respected, wealthy family who owned a plantation, a mansion in town, and many slaves. We meet…
THIS ‘N’ THAT: Let Me Fix Your Com-PUTE-or

THIS ‘N’ THAT: Let Me Fix Your Com-PUTE-or

Like many people in The Villages, I can remember the telephone as a much less-sophisticated instrument. The first phone I used was the kind where an operator said “Number please” when you picked up. Our telephone number didn’t have 10…
Finding the Roots of the Family Tree

Finding the Roots of the Family Tree

“Some family trees have beautiful leaves, and some have just a bunch of nuts. Remember, it is the nuts that make the tree worth shaking.” —Author Unknown Researching family history is like a solving a giant puzzle. You have to…
IN THE VILLAGES: Food, Fun & Friendship

IN THE VILLAGES: Food, Fun & Friendship

Enjoying Good Food, Good Wine, and Good Times. Some of my best times involved eating out with friends or preparing a feast in the kitchen with family. The Villages Gourmet In or Out Club fosters that warm feeling. The club…
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