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Sunday, October 17, 2021

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BOOK CLUB: The Secret Keeper

BOOK CLUB: The Secret Keeper

An intriguing mystery with long-held secrets and astonishing plot twists Laurel, 16, is the oldest of the five Nicolson children. From a window inside their backyard treehouse, she witnesses her mother, Dorothy, stab a man. The other witness is Gerry,…
IN THE VILLAGES: Random acts of kindness make all the difference

IN THE VILLAGES: Random acts of kindness make all the difference

Villagers are renowned for their seemingly endless generosity. We read often about clubs, churches and businesses in our community that raise thousands of dollars for local charities or dedicate hundreds of volunteer hours to worthy causes. That said, it’s not…
MEET A VILLAGER: Debra Heath-Strickland

MEET A VILLAGER: Debra Heath-Strickland

PHOTO: Fred Lopez Noteworthy achievements: I was a schoolteacher for 33 years. During that time, I coached a competitive academic team that won several state championships and finished third nationally in the mid-1990s. Since retiring, I formed Questar Productions, which…
A league of their own

A league of their own

PHOTOS: James Combs Beautiful artwork portraying Tuscan fields, white egrets and New England resorts grabbed the attention of several hundred curious onlookers at The Villages Art League’s “Silver Anniversary Art Exhibit.” The opening of the exhibit, held Aug. 18 inside…

THIS ‘N THAT: The Good, The Bad, and The Clueless

Who are the most important people in The Villages? There are lots of good candidates. Among others, you could cite Public Safety, Community Watch, the gate attendants or the golf course starters. They’re all worthy of being called “important.” But…
Best of both worlds

Best of both worlds

Cardiologist Mark Rothschild is the picture of a man twice-blessed. STORY: Pat Jocelyn PHOTOS: Mark Rothschild It was the old man and the ageless task he was performing that first captured the good doctor’s attention. Dr. Mark Rothschild had just…
CLUB OF THE MONTH: The Villages Geocaching Club

CLUB OF THE MONTH: The Villages Geocaching Club

Gotta ‘cache’ ’em all Julie Wheeler is living proof you’re never too old for a little high-tech hide and seek. A Villager, Julie Wheeler spends much of her time geocaching, a fun-filled treasure hunt that blends outdoor adventure with new…
BOOK CLUB: “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline

BOOK CLUB: “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline

A poignant story of two unlikely friends and a relatively unknown event in American history. Facilitator Kay DeRousse noted that, for the second time in two months, The Villages Bookworm Club read a novel, “Orphan Train,” in which the author…
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…
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