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Monday, July 26, 2021

Village Edition

THIS ‘N’ THAT: Cue the Old Fat Guy and his OFD

THIS ‘N’ THAT: Cue the Old Fat Guy and his OFD

Nearly all of us who live in The Villages are pretty happy here. That’s a reasonably safe statement. Why wouldn’t we be happy? There’s plenty to do; the weather is great; and most of the folks who live here are…
MEET A VILLAGER: Frank Grace

MEET A VILLAGER: Frank Grace

Noteworthy achievement: I worked for the Bell Telephone Co. for 30 years and retired as public relations director of Pacific Bell. Today, I am the festival roundup editor for the publication American Rag and the communications consultant for the Association…
Oh, you Villagers swing! Or <em>do</em> you?

Oh, you Villagers swing! Or do you?

STORY: PAT JOCELYN AND GARY CORSAIR A torrent of articles and at least one book have portrayed The Villages as a breeding ground for “Seniors Gone Wild,” a place where men pop black-market Viagra, couples host sex orgies and single…
CLUB OF THE MONTH: A collection  of memories

CLUB OF THE MONTH: A collection of memories

PHOTO: JAMES COMBS Villager Stu Sachs has a treasure trove of baseball memorabilia. When it comes to preserving baseball tradition, Villager Stu Sachs is batting a thousand. He has a collection of more than 500 baseballs signed by the greats,…
BOOK CLUB: <em>The Kitchen House</em>

BOOK CLUB: The Kitchen House

An Antebellum Story of Life and Tragedy on a Virginia Plantation The story of “The Kitchen House” unfolds through the eyes of two narrators. The first are Lavinia’s. She’s a red-haired, Irish child of 7 years old who becomes an…
MEET A VILLAGER: Anne Lambrecht

MEET A VILLAGER: Anne Lambrecht

PHOTO: MATTHEW GAULIN Life’s passion: I am president of The Villages Garden Club North. We have a garden tour each year on the last Saturday in April so Villagers can gather creative ideas to implement in their own garden. I…
PASSION FOR PICKLEBALL

PASSION FOR PICKLEBALL

Golf isn’t the only thing bringing new residents to The Villages. People are discovering this is the place to be for pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in the U.S. STORY: Mary Ann DeSantis PHOTO: Matthew Gaulin The distinctive ponnk … ponnk…
BOOK CLUB: The Aviator’s Wife

BOOK CLUB: The Aviator’s Wife

A Story of Triumph and Tragedy Much to the surprise and delight of the Bookworm Club, Anne Morrow Lindbergh welcomed members to the meeting. Dressed as Anne was facilitator Dorothy Von Brook, who bore a striking resemblance, including hat and…
CLUB OF THE MONTH: Band of brothers

CLUB OF THE MONTH: Band of brothers

Police officers and firefighters share camaraderie and good times. STORY: James Combs PHOTO: Matthew Gaulin As a New York City police officer, protecting Pope John Paul II was one of Jack McTigue’s most memorable duties. “My biggest fear was something…
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