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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Village Feature

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…
The Villages Grown

The Villages Grown

Support your community, buy local, and enjoy the freshest veggies available, grown in your neighborhood.  Photos: Nicole Hamel The Villages management team’s long-time desire to create a local food system to help residents achieve healthy, full, and long lives has…
Hard-fought Struggle

Hard-fought Struggle

Sisters of Suffrage (SOS) coalition celebrates 100 years of women winning the right to vote.   Photos: Nicole Hamel Illustrations: Megan Mericle Villager Jill Moss Greenberg, the leader of Sisters of Suffrage (SOS) coalition, marvels that the deciding vote to…
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…
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