Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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July 25, 2017

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Technology, Better, Faster, smaller

Technology, Better, Faster, smaller

The only constant in the world is change, and with technology, that happens daily, almost hourly. But whether you adapt or not, it’s still going to change. If you say the words “transistor radio” to your grandchildren, you will no doubt get blank stares. Show them the incredible plastic device, that still works, and they will be even more amazed. Radio is just one of…
Opinion Column: Foot of the household

Opinion Column: Foot of the household

Technology has played a big role in my life. I loved it from the time we went from a party line to a private phone line all the way to being able to Facetime with my grandchildren who live in England. I view technology as my friend and have an array of devices. Recently, however, technology has been causing me a lot of headaches—in the…
Just relax, guys

Just relax, guys

Story: Chris Gerbasi Photos: Fred Lopez Enjoying a smooth cigar or a special drink easily can become a favorite pastime. For many men, life doesn’t get much better than when they grab their favorite beverage, sit back in a recliner, click on the TV, light up a cigar, and get lost in a swirl of smoke. Cigar smoking can be a time for guys to…
Sadie At Your Service

Sadie At Your Service

Villager Fred Martin travels through life with a constant companion, a beloved dog that turns heads and helps Fred keep his head together. Story: Chris Gerbasi // Photos: Fred Lopez A familiar sight to many Villagers is parked outside City Fire restaurant at Lake Sumter Landing. This crowd pleaser is perched comfortably on a Honda Gold Wing and dressed in motorcycle gear, complete with a leather…
THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES

THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES

Villages residents and organizers are staging the best and biggest recreational and entertainment events throughout 2017 Story: Chris Gerbasi  Photos: Provided The Villages’ on-the-go lifestyle virtually demands it. If there’s a day to celebrate, a competition to be waged, or a venue to be filled, Villagers and district staff will create an event for it and make it their own. The big, sprawling community holds…
A Villages Legend: Pete Wahl

A Villages Legend: Pete Wahl

Once it was fields of watermelons and other crops. Now it is a place called “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown,” and Pete Wahl watched it grow. Story: Chris Gerbasi // Photo: Fred Lopez In early 1995 in The Villages, most of the land west of Morse Boulevard was vacant, County Road 466 was just two lanes, and Lake Sumter Landing wasn’t on the map. Pete Wahl, who…
Painting the town red

Painting the town red

They’re legendary. They’ve been around The Villages for almost 20 years, and they’re easily recognizable. They’re the members of the Red Hat Society. Story: Leigh Neely Jenny Joseph is a poet who wrote a warning to her family and friends that when she was an old woman, she would wear a red hat and a purple dress that didn’t match. She had no idea that…
It’s Time for a Change

It’s Time for a Change

With new homes being built in the historic neighborhoods of The Villages, current homeowners are opting to remodel or renovate to join the move to upgrade. Story by Chris Gerbasi   As new houses pop up around them, many homeowners living on the historic side of The Villages want to do their part for the renaissance of the community. Home remodeling projects, both large and…
Rebuilding History

Rebuilding History

The Villages began with the dream Harold Schwartz had for retirees. That dream has spread far and wide, and now the developers are going back to the beginning to bring history into the present. Story: Chris Gerbasi After an aging house was removed last year from a lot on Roseapple Avenue, a new home was built on the spot in 65 days, sold in September…
what’s news in the villages

what’s news in the villages

New theatre Warning: The following item is intended for mature readers. The Villages has a new theatrical venue for “adult content” productions, which may contain violence, foul language, and—whoops—even nudity. The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol is housed in the former dining hall of the country club at 806 San Marino Drive. The 99-seat “black box” theatre wrapped its first production, “Next to Normal,” in…
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