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Monday, January 24, 2022

In The Villages

In the Villages: Going under?

In the Villages: Going under?

Will this pandemic sink the ocean liners we know and love? Story: Joe Angione February is usually the month when the cruise business gets under full sail, with dozens of ocean liners carrying millions of passengers to exciting ports around…
In the Villages: ’Tis the ‘slow food’ season

In the Villages: ’Tis the ‘slow food’ season

Villagers proclaim Christmas as ‘time-out’ from fast foods. Story: Joe Angione Most of the year, Villagers eat their share of fast foods—burgers, pizza, fried chicken, Chinese take-out, tacos, heroes, subs—anything they can pick up that is ready to go and…
In the Villages: So, what’s to be thankful for?

In the Villages: So, what’s to be thankful for?

Villagers strain to find reasons to celebrate Thanksgiving. Story: Joe Angione No matter who wins on Election Day—if there is a clear winner then—about half the Villages’ population will be upset. The coronavirus continues to infect Villagers, and even kill…
In the Villages: Ghosts and goblins challenge Santa

In the Villages: Ghosts and goblins challenge Santa

The race is on to be Villagers’ top holiday.  Story: Joe Angione When I was a kid (many decades ago), there was no holiday that came close to Christmas as the nation’s favorite. But today, witches, ghosts and goblins are running…
Are you there God? It’s us, the Villagers

Are you there God? It’s us, the Villagers

Nation’s huge problems turn Villagers to more prayer. Story: Joe Angione The more that rioters destroy our major cities…the more that anarchists threaten innocent people with physical harm…the more that police forces are defunded and weakened…the more that Villagers are…
In the Villages: A burning hole in our pockets

In the Villages: A burning hole in our pockets

Villagers forced to curtail impulse buying. Story: Joe Angione Just like shoppers in most of the nation, Villagers have been forced by the coronavirus pandemic to modify their impulse buying. Fear of corona infection and state lockdowns have kept stores…
In the Villages: A new kind of house call

In the Villages: A new kind of house call

‘Telehealth’ can save you a trip to your doctor. Story: Joe Angione The coronavirus has made doctor appointments hard to get—almost impossible, actually. The pandemic has created a major trend toward “telehealth” visits to doctors’ offices that are conducted by…
In the Villages: Been there, done that

In the Villages: Been there, done that

Villagers are well prepared to fight the coronavirus. Story: Joe Angione The Villages, “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown,” has resolutely turned its back on the coronavirus that has taken thousands of lives across the nation. Residents are fiercely complying with the CDC’s…
If it’s fun, it’s done in The Villages!

If it’s fun, it’s done in The Villages!

Story and Photos: Pat Jocelyn If you have seen the Blue Collar Comedy Tour—popular in the early 2000s and starring Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and Jeff Foxworthy—you know the majority of their comedy routines were based on some…
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