Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Meet A Villager

Meet a Villager: B.J. Durkin

Meet a Villager: B.J. Durkin

“Down time” isn’t a concept she’s familiar with.  Vital Stats: Originally from Ohio. 77 years old. Lives in the Village of Palo Alto. A mixed family, BJ and her husband, Mike, have a total of 6 sons, 12 grandchildren and…
Meet a Villager: Linda Lee Keenan

Meet a Villager: Linda Lee Keenan

Local author writes historical fiction set in WWII era Poland. Vital stats:  Author of “With Love From Poland” and “The Journal”. Resident of the Village of Fernandina. Originally from Buffalo, New York. Lives part time in Connecticut. Has two daughters.…
Meet a Villager: Richard Barth

Meet a Villager: Richard Barth

Photo: Nicole Hamel Performing is music to his ears.  Vital Stats Earned a bachelor’s degree in music at Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio. Earned a master’s degree in tuba performance from Northwestern University.  Served in the U.S. Army from 1968…
Meet a villager: Joe Angione

Meet a villager: Joe Angione

The village voice Joe Angione speaks out and sings out.   Vital Stats: Born and raised in New York City. Graduated from Fordham University with a degree in marketing communications. Reached the rank of captain while serving in the Air…
MEET A VILLAGER: ‘Hone’ing His Craft

MEET A VILLAGER: ‘Hone’ing His Craft

Jerry Hone can’t think of a time he wasn’t building something. Since he was a small boy, he has always had an interest in creating extraordinary items people have never seen before. His latest undertaking—the Flying Man Backpack—is no exception.…
MEET A VILLAGER: What Are You Grateful For?

MEET A VILLAGER: What Are You Grateful For?

Villager Alex Weaver and his friend, Tavares resident Brenda Stewart, were enjoying the music at one of the town squares recently when I asked, “What are you grateful for?” “I’m grateful for my good health,” Alex responded. “I’m also grateful…
Like a duck to water

Like a duck to water

If you told Jean Hofmann ten years ago she’d be a volunteer instructor teaching eight water and land exercise classes a week she’d have begged to differ with you. “People approach me all the time and ask if I was…
MEET A VILLAGER: Walter and Janice Martin

MEET A VILLAGER: Walter and Janice Martin

African-American residents appeared to be few and far between when Walter and Janice Martin moved to The Villages in 2004. Although comfortable in their new environment, discovery of the African-American Club enhanced the martin’s ability to meet and develop solid…
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