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September 24, 2017

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On The Leading Edge

On The Leading Edge

Health care facilities in The Villages keep pace with technology.  State-of-the-art technology is in the forefront of minimally invasive medical procedures, and high-tech tools are in The Villages—all intended to enhance patient experiences.   Heart of the Villages Heart of the Villages, a full-service cardiology practice, uses the latest diagnostic equipment for patient evaluation and developing treatment plans. Dr. Georg Couturier, the founding cardiologist of…
What’s Hot in The Villages

What’s Hot in The Villages

Bigger and better: The community sees more growth, more services, and more attractions.   Hot acts In little more than two years, the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center has elevated its lineup to national headliner quality. The Sharon, a 1,000-seat, state-of-the-art venue, has become home to singers, bands, and theater productions that appreciate premium acoustics. In the coming months at The Sharon: Debby Boone…
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…
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