Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Friday, October 30, 2020

Village Edition

Carrying the legacy

Carrying the legacy

Sculptor J. Michael Wilson grew up a long way from Florida, but his lifelike bronze statues at the Brownwood entrance of The Villages skillfully capture the history of Florida’s whip-cracking, cattle-driving cowboys. story: Mary Ann DeSantis  photos: Fred Lopez+Liz Tidwell…
THIS ‘N THAT: King Curmudgeon

THIS ‘N THAT: King Curmudgeon

story: Fred Hilton photo-illustration: Anthony Casto The other day I was getting a haircut in Lake-Sumter Landing when an enormous truth dawned on me. My regular barber Bill had pretty much finished my haircut and was trimming my eyebrows. As…
MEET A VILLAGER: Stephanie VanDevander

MEET A VILLAGER: Stephanie VanDevander

VILLAGE OF NAPIER Formerly with the Vice President’s Office of National Security Affairs story: James Combs  photo provided Noteworthy achievement: While working as a civilian with the U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon, I was selected and detailed to the…
CLUB OF THE MONTH: The Villages Straight Shooters Club

CLUB OF THE MONTH: The Villages Straight Shooters Club

STICKING TO THEIR GUNS story: James Combs photo: Fred Lopez If you hear residents of The Villages say they are going to the range, you cannot automatically assume they are looking to improve their golf swing or increase their driving…
BOOK CLUB

BOOK CLUB

Greyhound A touching, coming-of-age story The year is 1981. Eleven-year-old Sebastien Ranes is put on a Greyhound bus at 3a.m. in Stockton, Calif., by his neglectful mother. With only $35 in his pocket and his final destination over 2,600 miles…
Under the baton

Under the baton

Maestro Pasquale Valerio leads The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra STORY: Leigh Neely // PHOTOS: Fred Lopez If you watch Maestro Pasquale Valerio’s face while he is conducting The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra, it is the picture of concentration. It’s his body that…
CLUB OF THE MONTH: Two for the road

CLUB OF THE MONTH: Two for the road

STORY: James Combs // PHOTOS: Bob Anderson Many people jokingly refer to tandem bicycles as divorce machines. In fact, tandem bikers have a popular saying: “However your marriage is going, riding a tandem will get you there faster.” That’s understandable,…
BOOK CLUB

BOOK CLUB

The Light Between Oceans: A suspenseful, heart-wrenching story A lighthouse on the solitary island of Janus Rock at the western end of Australia is the setting for this fast-moving and riveting story. Tom Sherbourne, a World War I veteran, and…
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