Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Village Feature

Dancing with heart and soul

Dancing with heart and soul

Villagers Mark and Susan O’Brien delight in making social dancing more fun, enjoyable and attainable for couples.  Photos: Volkan Ulgen Professional dance performers and instructors, Villagers Mark and Susan O’Brien captivate audiences with their beautiful dancing, lifts in the air,…
Chess Mates

Chess Mates

For one Villages club, it’s all about capturing a knight, attacking a king, and queening a pawn.  Chess tournament photos provided by Mike Moschos Herbert Menendez carefully processes information and plots his next move. He attempts to outthink and outmaneuver…
Hit the road

Hit the road

Hey, Villagers! Here are nearby day trips close to home that you may enjoy. Compiled by James Combs, Roxanne Brown, and Theresa Campbell  Photos: Nicole Hamel and Anthony Rao The Villages has a plethora of exciting and fun things to…
Go with the flow

Go with the flow

The Villages Canoe and Kayak Club loves exploring Florida waterways. Photos provided by Linda Morrison. For some, it’s the natural beauty and sounds that draw them out—crystal-clear springs, oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, the echo of chirping birds ringing…
A vital need

A vital need

Villagers for Veterans’ big project: building a transition home for female veterans in Lake County. Villagers for Veterans continues to do more than its name implies since being formed in 2015 as a nonprofit to raise funds to help severely…
Extraordinary Carts

Extraordinary Carts

Replica street rods ‘wheelie’ carry Villagers in style.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Gary Grahn, Jr. burned rubber in several high-performance rides before moving to The Villages – Corvettes, a Chevelle with a 4-speed 396, and an El Camino – so it’s…
Support troops

Support troops

Villagers for Veterans give all for all who served. All gave some, some gave all. Some are prisoners of war in damaged bodies and altered minds. Many of the imprisoned are MIA – missing in action. Off society’s radar. They…
Sensei of swim

Sensei of swim

Failure’s not an option when Don Sheppard helps seniors drown their fears. After 26 years working for the U.S. Defense Department, Don Sheppard the retiree is taking the offensive. His battleground: the swimming pool. The enemies: fear of water and…
The loneliest man

The loneliest man

The short life and untimely death of a NASA whistleblower. Neil Armstrong would never have declared “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” on July 20, 1969 if  fellow astronaut Roger Chaffee hadn’t shouted, “We’ve got a…
To air is human

To air is human

The Villages Balloon Festival offers much more than colorful aircrafts. Photos: Nicole Hamel The star performers at The Villages’ next big event will be full of hot air. More than a dozen magnificent, radiantly colorful aircrafts will be the featured…
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