Villages Twirlers to showcase granddaughters, new uniforms in Fourth of July performances at all three squares

The Villages Twirlers are prepping for a patriotic show.

The Villages Twirlers will be giving performances at all three squares featuring three granddaughters and new patriotic uniforms on July 4. Before the shows in Brownwood, Lake Sumter Landing and Spanish Springs, the twirlers will be handing out over 1,200 American flags. Captain of the twirlers, Ann Pelle, will be incorporating her granddaughters Maddy and […]

Evolution Dance’s Independence Day show ramps up plenty of patriotic feelings

Diane Vargas, far right, and Carter Poust, center, during the Stars and Stripes Finale.

Evolution Dance’s Independence Day celebration Saturday brought bittersweet memories for dancer Mary Ann Dailey and fighting words from World War II veteran Bob Emick. When asked if he was happy to enjoy the “Flags, Freedom and Fireworks” show at Savannah Center, Emick, 94, gave a classic American reply: “hell yeah.” And if that wasn’t enough, this real life […]