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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Village Edition

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…
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…
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