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Meet A Villager

Meet a Villager: Barbara Garbarczyk

Meet a Villager: Barbara Garbarczyk

After varied careers paths, and many lives touched, one Villager tells how her life came full circle, ending up as it should. Photo: Nicole Hamel Barbara Garbarczyk, a Eucharistic minister involved with the women’s guild at St. Mark’s Church in…
Meet a Villager: Bob Rivernider

Meet a Villager: Bob Rivernider

Villager serves as legislative representative for National Write Your Congressman. Photo: Nicole Hamel How long have you lived in The Villages? I moved to the area a little over a year ago. I grew up in South Philadelphia. I have lived…
Meet a Villager: Different strokes

Meet a Villager: Different strokes

Villager meets her bucket list goal of playing golf on all 76 courses in The Villages from May 2018 to March 2021.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Villager Marlene Dignan has a passion for golf; however, she had no interest in it…
Meet a Villager: Coloring his world

Meet a Villager: Coloring his world

Longtime sports fan delights in sketching, giving away his portraits of athletes. Photos: Nicole Hamel Rich Sobieray, 81, lights up as he reminisces in the “memory room” of his villa home, filled with a wide array of sports memorabilia, including…
Meet a Villager: Don Whitfield

Meet a Villager: Don Whitfield

The guy who made more money than Oprah, Bill Gates, and Ross Perot.   Photo: Anthony Rao Vital Stats 79 years young. Married to wife Polly for 59 years and counting. 34 years working for the government. Moved to The Villages…
Meet a Villager: Randy Atkins

Meet a Villager: Randy Atkins

Convertible enthusiast knows “You Only Live Once.”  Vital stats: Calls Maine “home.” Lives in the Village of Saint Charles.  Met girlfriend Andi of the Village of Bonita in 2019. Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant. How long were you in…
Meet a Villager: Hail, Nero

Meet a Villager: Hail, Nero

You know him, you love him, you live with him. The Villages paid a pretty penny to bring two-time Grammy Award winning pianist/composer Peter Nero to The Sharon five years ago, but the booking more than paid for itself. Peter,…
Meet a Villager: Innovations by Jerry

Meet a Villager: Innovations by Jerry

Ingenious Villager continues creates fanciful items for sheer fun.  Since moving to The Villages nine years ago, Jerry Hone has captivated friends and neighbors by making unique, one-of-a-kind items that attract attention, including a fan jet-powered 1916 bicycle.  “It’s more…
Meet a Villager: Yvonne Combs

Meet a Villager: Yvonne Combs

Villager strives to encourage others, fulfills childhood dream to become an author.   Photo: Nicole Hamel Yvonne Combs looks forward to becoming involved in Villages activities and meeting more people who call The Villages home.  “I’ve met the kindest people…
Meet a Villager: John ‘Jack’ Roberts

Meet a Villager: John ‘Jack’ Roberts

Retired principal enjoys playing Broadway show tunes on grand piano at Villages hospital.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats Resides in Village of Hacienda South, moved to Villages in 2016.  Owns a second home in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. Born in Philadelphia…
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