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Friday, September 18, 2020

Village Edition

An enchanted evening

An enchanted evening

A cast of characters brings ‘South Pacific’ to The Villages. Anyone calling the Barth residence in The Villages over the next couple of months may want to be very specific about who they’re trying to reach. They could wind up…
No Shoveling Heat!

No Shoveling Heat!

The worries of Northern Januarys melt away in The Villages. January is here. When I lived up North, it signaled the start of the coldest, bleakest part of the year. During my 30 years of living on New York’s Long…
Do you believe in magic?

Do you believe in magic?

Dr. Jack Cassell does, thanks to a procedure that has revolutionized prostate cancer care. Technically, Dr. Jack Cassell isn’t a magician, but he does utilize a medical breakthrough in treating prostate cancer that creates magical outcomes.  His trick is to…
The Villages of the future

The Villages of the future

There is no end in sight to the community’s economic development. Tens of thousands of new homes, a state-of-the-art medical complex, first-time apartment homes, driverless cars, a shooter’s gallery with firing range and training facility, an industrial park, several new…
Recalling The Villages’ early years

Recalling The Villages’ early years

Donna Fenster has sold thousands of homes since 1991. Donna Fenster began selling real estate in The Villages when the prices for houses were below $20,000. That was back in 1991. (When you probably wish you’d invested in a new…
Dark Sacred Night

Dark Sacred Night

By Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch returns and gets an unlikely partner in his search to solve a cold case. “Dark Sacred Night” is about the pragmatic former Los Angeles police detective who does more to solve the case than he…
‘Send Down the Rain’

‘Send Down the Rain’

By Charles Martin. The love story about a Vietnam veteran and his childhood sweetheart carries readers on a journey from Southeast Asia to the Florida Panhandle.     Post-traumatic stress disorder is a complicated illness that many people don’t understand.…
World travelers settle in Villages

World travelers settle in Villages

Couple has climbed mountains and backpacked through Europe. While Howard Renner was hanging on the side of a cliff in the Dolomite mountains, northeastern Italy, he thought: How can I be putting my wife’s life in such danger? Alicia Renner…
Extraordinary

Extraordinary

A soldier for life Disabled veteran perseveres with help of Villages organization. Story: Leigh Neely // Photos: Anthony Rao Sgt. Pam Kelly had been in the U.S. Army for 17 years, joining in 1989. She loved every minute of serving…
Shop till you drop

Shop till you drop

Villagers won’t give up retail stores.   Most observers say shopping malls will disappear in the next decade. A major enclosed mall hasn’t been built in the United States since 2006. According to real estate firm Cushman and Wakefield, visits…
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