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Monday, January 24, 2022

Meet A Villager

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…
Meet a Villager: Betty Eich

Meet a Villager: Betty Eich

Photography of globetrotting former teacher reveals educated eye. Photos: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats Oldest of seven children. Born and raised in German-speaking household in Freistadt, Wisconsin. Former teacher and school administrator. Lives in Village of La Reynalda. Who are you?…
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…
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