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Friday, September 18, 2020

Village Edition

In the Villages: Wonderful but dangerous

In the Villages: Wonderful but dangerous

The internet has everything you need to know—in spam. Story: Joe Angione Each year, the internet offers more coverage of information that people want to deliver to other people. Some of this email is good, authoritative, helpful news on virtually…
Sailing through the ‘heart of Islam’

Sailing through the ‘heart of Islam’

Traveling to hot spots can be safe if you find the right ‘seam.’ Story: Joe Angione Friends who know our travel history sometimes think my wife and I are missing the “fear gene,” or maybe even have a death wish. Often,…
Commentary: ‘Big is bad’

Commentary: ‘Big is bad’

Mega-cruise ships aren’t better for seniors. Story: Joe Angione America’s cruise lines believe “big is better”: longer ships, wider ships, more decks, more high-energy activities, more on-ship shopping opportunities, more expensive, extra-cost restaurants, more ways to get you to spend…
Book Club: A ballot of choices

Book Club: A ballot of choices

Book clubs can educate readers about issues such as suffrage. Story: Diane Dean More than 25 book clubs operate in The Villages, and each has its own way of selecting books and conducting discussions. Regardless of the format, book clubs…
Commentary: What did he say?!

Commentary: What did he say?!

Television audio often is unfriendly to seniors.  Story: Joe Angione Everybody knows getting old isn’t for sissies. Each year, seniors notice things are changing for them: their health suffers, and that includes their hearing, particularly their sensitivity to both loud…
Commentary: ‘Spammed’

Commentary: ‘Spammed’

During Korea’s big holiday, people can’t get enough of the canned meat.  Story: Joe Angione When most of us think of spam, we think of the irritating email we receive on our computers. Some of us also might know that…
Book Club: ‘The Accidental President’

Book Club: ‘The Accidental President’

By A.J. Baime. A look into the presidency of Harry S. Truman. Story: Jacque Schrock In “The Accidental President,” author A.J. Baime offers not a full-life biography of Harry S. Truman, but the story of the first four months of…
‘Victoria’s Voice’

‘Victoria’s Voice’

By David and Jackie Siegel. A teen’s diary tells a harrowing tale of drug addiction. Story: Victoria Schlabig Victoria Siegel battled addiction to drugs and alcohol for years. Her parents, David and Jackie, eventually decided to publish their daughter’s journal…
’Tis the season to avoid scams

’Tis the season to avoid scams

Fraud alert! Holiday scammers are on the prowl. Story: Joe Angione Telephone and email scams are heating up throughout the year. But, during the holidays, they can be most frequent and harmful. Florida, with its heavy concentration of seniors, is…
New health miracles

New health miracles

The amazing 3D printing process helps humans in many ways and may save lives. Story: Joe Angione Three-dimensional printing first came on the manufacturing scene in the early 1980s as an expedient way to produce plastic items. The 3D printing process…
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