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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

social club spotlight

Social Club Spotlight: Parrot heads in Paradise

Social Club Spotlight: Parrot heads in Paradise

Meet a club that comes together for fun and charity. They don’t have meetings. They have phlockings.  They don’t have a good time. They have phun.  Ask them about their phavorite songs, and you’ll likely receive answers like “Come Monday”…
Social Club Spotlight: Flying high

Social Club Spotlight: Flying high

Kites leave some Villagers on Cloud Nine.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Ken Stokes is happiest when gentle breezes swirl in the air. Gazing skyward, he watches in admiration as his agile, colorful kite dances peacefully in the blue Florida skies.  A…
Social Club Spotlight: Color me happy

Social Club Spotlight: Color me happy

Villagers get together to encourage one another’s coloring tendencies. Photos: Nicole Hamel Ninety-seven-year-old Norma Carlo has not worn make-up for years, so her daughter had questions when mom recently asked for several pallets of eye shadow in a variety of…
Social Club Spotlight: Fight club

Social Club Spotlight: Fight club

Villagers take a stab at fencing. Photos: Nicole Hamel Outfitted in white pants and jackets, the two combatants look bizarrely similar. Their faces are invisible behind the dark screens of their masks.  With swords in hand, they carefully position themselves…
Social Club Spotlight: Cruisin’ companions

Social Club Spotlight: Cruisin’ companions

Villagers’ convertibles serve as catalysts for friends, fun, and travel. Photos: Nicole Hamel Members of The Villages Convertible Club believe in cruisin’ for the sheer fun of it. “Our motto is ‘topsdown,’ so we go topsdown and go cruising,” says…
Social Club Spotlight: Stellar Inclination

Social Club Spotlight: Stellar Inclination

Club members’ knowledge is out of this world. Photos: Nicole Hamel Interest in space exploration is lifting off, and that has space enthusiasts floating on cloud nine. As well it should, says Mark Graybill, an aerospace engineer, amateur (but very…
Social Club Spotlight: Happy sailing

Social Club Spotlight: Happy sailing

Villagers apply real-life sailing skills to racing model boats in friendly competitions. Photos: Nicole Hamel John Rowley started sailing decades ago after he and wife Sue stepped onto a friend’s boat and fell in love. The duo bought their own…
Social Club Spotlight: Sing!

Social Club Spotlight: Sing!

Crooning karaoke is chance to be silly, relieve stress, and have little fun. Photos: Nicole Hamel Mingling with singers and audiences is all part of Villager Bart Zoellner’s joy as a karaoke DJ, which has been his gig the last…
Social Club Spotlight: Aloha ‘O Ka Hula Dance

Social Club Spotlight: Aloha ‘O Ka Hula Dance

Villagers, the sisterhood, and fun of hula.  Photos: Nicole Hamel The ladies in the Aloha ‘O Ka Hula Dance Group have brought the spirit of Hawaii to Florida. Violet Ray, who started the group shortly after moving to The Villages…
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