Chula Vista Avenue has become the crosstown speedway

Carl Kusky

Chula Vista Avenue, is a residential street, that goes for one mile north from County Road 466 at the La Zamora gate to Rio Grande Avenue.   It has become the crosstown speedway. This was caused by development overloading Rolling Acres Road and Morse Boulevard. There are over 100 driveways that enter on to Chula […]

The first 100 days

Marsha Shearer

April 29 marks the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency.  And while he now says that this is an “artificial milestone,” it’s one he set for himself as promised in his Contract with the American Voter.  His list of 28 promises is long; we can recite some by heart…repeal and replace Obamacare, build the […]

Artificial sweeteners, strokes and dementia

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

People who take one diet soda a day are nearly three times more likely than non-diet soda drinkers to suffer a stroke or to become demented (Stroke, April 20, 2017), Both sugar drinkers and artificial-sweetener drinkers were at increased risk for having smaller brains and advanced brain aging. The study shows only an association between […]

60 percent of small businesses that suffer a cyberattack are out of business within six months

Congressman Daniel Webster

Friday, I introduced the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017 (H.R. 2105). As an owner of a multi-generational small business, I understand the importance of equipping and empowering small businesses to tackle challenges so they can grow and prosper. Small businesses play a vital role in the economy of the United States, accounting for 54 percent […]

Treat diabetes with diet and exercise

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Recent studies show that the high blood sugar of diabetes is caused by excess fat in: • the liver (JAMA, February 14, 2017), • the muscles (J Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, April 2017) and • the pancreas ((Diabetes Care, December 2015). Diabetes can be treated and often cured with: • exercise that removes fat from […]

No soliciting in The Villages – a joke?

Ed Sullivan

When I first moved to The  Villages more than seven years ago, I heard that there was “No Soliciting” allowed and thought that this was just another great feature of our community. I was sick and tired of people knocking on my door in New Jersey to sell me something I didn’t want. Also they […]

Why loud music?

Barry Evans

Earlier this week The Blonde in the house and I went to see one of our favorite groups from when we were young.  We realized that it would not be the same singers from the old days, although one of the performers had apparently been with the group for some time.  However, we thought we […]

Move over and make way for emergency vehicles

Lady Lake Police Chief Chris McKinstry

Have you ever approached an intersection and heard a siren? Perhaps you have looked in your rearview mirror and saw flashing lights behind you. Chances are that you have passed an emergency worker or a law enforcement officer who pulled off the roadway with his or her lights flashing. You should be aware that in […]