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Saturday, November 28, 2020

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Lots of choices for ‘activated’ Villages 

Lots of choices for ‘activated’ Villages 

Want to have some fun? Check out 20 ways to enjoy life in The Villages.  The promise of active, comfortable and fulfilling retirement helped The Villages become the ​fastest-growing city in the United States, and that promise is being kept. The…
Meet a Villager: Linda Lee Keenan

Meet a Villager: Linda Lee Keenan

Local author writes historical fiction set in WWII era Poland. Vital stats:  Author of “With Love From Poland” and “The Journal”. Resident of the Village of Fernandina. Originally from Buffalo, New York. Lives part time in Connecticut. Has two daughters.…
Book Club: ‘The Pioneers’

Book Club: ‘The Pioneers’

The heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west. Story: Dorothy W. Von Brook  When I first heard the title “The Pioneers,” I thought of the westerns I have watched on TV, but this book is a…
Social Club Spotlight: Gotta gallop

Social Club Spotlight: Gotta gallop

Villagers love taking powerful ponies on back roads. The Ford Mustang went on sale to the public on April 17, 1964 and was officially introduced the following week at the World’s Fair in New York City.  Gary Jones of The…
In the Villages: A burning hole in our pockets

In the Villages: A burning hole in our pockets

Villagers forced to curtail impulse buying. Story: Joe Angione Just like shoppers in most of the nation, Villagers have been forced by the coronavirus pandemic to modify their impulse buying. Fear of corona infection and state lockdowns have kept stores…
Entertainment: End of a reign

Entertainment: End of a reign

Katie Belle’s was quite a gal. Elegant and refined, as welcoming as a lonely innkeeper.  Katie Belle was the undisputed queen when she appeared in The Villages 22 years ago, back when County Road 466 was two lanes and there…
It takes a village

It takes a village

Villagers adapt to life during a pandemic at home, at work and in the community. Story: James Combs, Theresa Campbell, Victoria Schlabig and Chris Gerbasi Photos: Nicole Hamel and Douglas Tyler The active lifestyle in The Villages came to a…
Entertainment: The show must (may) go on

Entertainment: The show must (may) go on

The Sharon has an exciting, diverse lineup for 2020-21—once the curtain is raised again. Photos: Nicole Hamel ho the heck is Nonnie and what aren’t we supposed to tell her? Music, theater and comedy fans can seek the answer when…
Meet a Villager: Richard Barth

Meet a Villager: Richard Barth

Photo: Nicole Hamel Performing is music to his ears.  Vital Stats Earned a bachelor’s degree in music at Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio. Earned a master’s degree in tuba performance from Northwestern University.  Served in the U.S. Army from 1968…
Social Club Spotlight: NYPD 10-13

Social Club Spotlight: NYPD 10-13

Retired officers in The Villages gather to socialize and follow current events of their NYPD brothers.  Code 10-13: “officer needs help.”  That call for help became more evident in recent weeks after several New York police—and officers nationwide—have been shot,…
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