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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The Villages

A Villages Legend: Pete Wahl

A Villages Legend: Pete Wahl

Once it was fields of watermelons and other crops. Now it is a place called “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown,” and Pete Wahl watched it grow. Story: Chris Gerbasi // Photo: Fred Lopez In early 1995 in The Villages, most of the…
Cooking With Amy: ‘It’s All Good!’

Cooking With Amy: ‘It’s All Good!’

Story: Theresa Campbell Gustare la cucina—the Italian phrase for “enjoy cooking” heartily describes Amelia “Amy” Landi Lednak, a Villages grandmother who dreams about cooking and loves being in the kitchen. “Cooking is definitely my passion,” says Amy, 81. “It’s what…
Fourth Location for Seniors vs. Crime

Fourth Location for Seniors vs. Crime

A new office for Seniors vs. Crime will operate out of Moyer Recreation Center in The Villages. This is the same office as the Fruitland Park Police substation in the Village of Pine Ridge. Hours are 10am to 2 pm…
Love  Doesn’t Have Labels

Love Doesn’t Have Labels

Villagers Chris Benvenuto and her wife, Katie Green, have been together for 18 years—married for two years. Both had successful careers—Chris in the military and Katie in interior design. Their marriage is a strong and loving one, and like other…
IN THE KITCHEN: <em>In Cucina Con</em> Alessio and Anastasia!

IN THE KITCHEN: In Cucina Con Alessio and Anastasia!

When Chef Roberto Manco is in his kitchen at home, he doesn’t worry about what’s on the menu. He’s more concerned that he’s making good memories with his children, Alessio, 5, and Anastasia, 3. “On Sunday, we spend most of…
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…
MEET A VILLAGER: For all veterans past and future

MEET A VILLAGER: For all veterans past and future

Veterans Memorial Park in The Villages has hosted dozens of events on key military and national holidays — including Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day — since being dedicated on Nov. 11, 1998. Both the park and its…
BOOK CLUB: The Book Club

BOOK CLUB: The Book Club

A novel about the power of friendship It is not often that a book we have chosen to read disappoints so many members. Unfortunately, that was case with The Book Club by Mary Alice Monroe. Members felt she missed an…
House Sharing — Niche group community and more

House Sharing — Niche group community and more

The baby boomer generation has gained quite a reputation for continually challenging and redefining the status quo. More than 75 million strong, many are facing retirement, and they once again are pushing the envelope—this time on how and where they…
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