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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Village Edition

In the Villages: A new kind of house call

In the Villages: A new kind of house call

‘Telehealth’ can save you a trip to your doctor. Story: Joe Angione The coronavirus has made doctor appointments hard to get—almost impossible, actually. The pandemic has created a major trend toward “telehealth” visits to doctors’ offices that are conducted by…
Book Club: On Lockdown

Book Club: On Lockdown

Bookworm Book Club pages through women’s suffrage.  Story:  Kathy Porter, Chairman of Bookworm Book Club The Bookworm Book Club planned an exciting year that would celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Then…
In the Villages: Been there, done that

In the Villages: Been there, done that

Villagers are well prepared to fight the coronavirus. Story: Joe Angione The Villages, “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown,” has resolutely turned its back on the coronavirus that has taken thousands of lives across the nation. Residents are fiercely complying with the CDC’s…
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…
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