Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Village Feature

Take a page from their book

Take a page from their book

A Parkinson’s disease patient and her caregiver have written a book to help patients live their best lives physically and emotionally.  Photos: Nicole Hamel  Jane Masterson has spent the past 25 years living with Parkinson’s disease, an unglamorous, degenerative neurological…
The dream continues

The dream continues

The Villages is destined to grow for more decades to come, thanks to the grandchildren, great-grandchildren of Villages’ original founder.  Aerial photos courtesy of Don Wiley The Sunshine State has long beckoned folks from up north to move to Florida,…
Retirement 563: The non-financial aspects of retirement life

Retirement 563: The non-financial aspects of retirement life

Home is where the “health” is. Story: Nancy Stampahar, Retirement Life Coach Nancy During our younger years, we learned “Home is where the heart is,” and “Home is where the wealth is.” But as we age, and during our retirement…
Turning back the clock

Turning back the clock

Bobby Vignapiano brings back the timeless songs of yesterday. Photos: Nicole Hamel  The room goes dark. As the singer makes his appearance on stage, a spotlight projects a bright beam of light onto him.  Simultaneously, battery-operated candle lights turn on…
Sew Wonderful

Sew Wonderful

Sometimes, something as small as a quilt can carry a big message of love. Photos: Nicole Hamel They warm arms. They warm legs.  And, most importantly, they warm hearts.  Members of the Mulberry Quilters Chapter of The Villages Quilting Guild…
Color Him Country

Color Him Country

African American Villager Bill Williams, is known around Central Florida as a talented country music singer. Photos: Nicole Hamel Outside of Charley Pride, few could name a black country artist. That’s because there hasn’t been too many in the musical…
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…
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