Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Village Feature

Nailing it

Nailing it

Habitat Lake-Sumter Villagers Club members put construction skills to good use for people in need.  Villager Sally Read felt a strong desire to do something productive and meaningful after her husband died two years ago. She found her calling with…
That’s what friends are for

That’s what friends are for

Singles in The Villages find ways to connect during coronavirus pandemic. With a multitude of clubs throughout The Villages intended to either aid Cupid with his job or introduce future besties, opportunities for dating, fun and mingling are plentiful.  The…
Lots of choices for ‘activated’ Villages 

Lots of choices for ‘activated’ Villages 

Want to have some fun? Check out 20 ways to enjoy life in The Villages.  The promise of active, comfortable and fulfilling retirement helped The Villages become the ​fastest-growing city in the United States, and that promise is being kept. The…
Motown turns 60!

Motown turns 60!

The distinct musical sound created in Detroit has been heard around the world. The phone rang and I answered as I usually did, “Hello.” “Hi, this is Smokey Robinson, Jayne Kennedy asked me to call,” said a deep and friendly…
Aftercare Success

Aftercare Success

Better post-discharge follow-up creates a win-win for providers and patients alike. Story: Joy Stephenson-Laws A recent study by Boston University School of Medicine reinforces how discharge planning can reduce readmission rates while increasing patient health and satisfaction. It also clearly…
Join the club

Join the club

Women find common ground through The Villages’ lifestyle groups. If you’re a woman living in The Villages, you don’t have to be named Elaine to make friends. But it doesn’t hurt. Among The Villages’ 3,000 or so lifestyle social groups…
Destination: Adventure

Destination: Adventure

‘We travel not to escape life, but to not let life escape us.’ Motorcycles Since the early 2000s, the Village Nomads Club take three motorcycle rides a week. A Ride Committee selects destinations and posts them on the group’s website,…
Here come the Villages

Here come the Villages

Retirement community moves into Leesburg with its newest development. Running a city takes a lot of know-how: how to grow the economy, how to keep people safe, how to keep them secure and happy, and how to handle wastewater, among…
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…
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…
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