Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Sunday, September 26, 2021

The Villages

Go with the flow

Go with the flow

The Villages Canoe and Kayak Club loves exploring Florida waterways. Photos provided by Linda Morrison. For some, it’s the natural beauty and sounds that draw them out—crystal-clear springs, oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, the echo of chirping birds ringing…
Meet a Villager: A hero’s tale

Meet a Villager: A hero’s tale

Villager wrote tribute to a philanthropist and avid supporter of veterans. Photo: Nicole Hamel The spunky woman stands 4-foot tall and uses two crutches for mobility. Somehow, her indomitable spirit outshines her disability. She radiates positivity. Her smile lights up…
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…
Support troops

Support troops

Villagers for Veterans give all for all who served. All gave some, some gave all. Some are prisoners of war in damaged bodies and altered minds. Many of the imprisoned are MIA – missing in action. Off society’s radar. They…
Book Club: Crazy

Book Club: Crazy

A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness by Pete Earley. A timeless, hard-hitting case for reform! Although this book was published in 2007, it is as relevant today as when Pete Earley wrote it. An award-winning author and a journalist…
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…
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…
Make way for Village shoppers…

Make way for Village shoppers…

They follow the beat of a different drummer. Story: Joe Angione There’s no right or wrong way to shop retail stores, but Villagers follow the beat of a different drummer.  As a former New Yorker, I’m used to shopping for…
Sensei of swim

Sensei of swim

Failure’s not an option when Don Sheppard helps seniors drown their fears. After 26 years working for the U.S. Defense Department, Don Sheppard the retiree is taking the offensive. His battleground: the swimming pool. The enemies: fear of water and…
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