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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Sinkholes in The Villages attract attention of Smithsonian Magazine

Residents of the Village of Calumet Grove have become accustomed to a lot of media attention since sinkholes began opening up in February on McLawren Terrace.

Even as recently as this past week, helicopters from Orlando television stations were hovering above two homes already declared uninhabitable after new sinkholes opened up.

Smithsonian Magazine this week took a look at the situation and declares “The Villages is a hotbed of sinkholes.”

The scholarly online magazine points out that sinkholes occur more frequently in Florida than in any other state.

The report also states the obvious, “And The Villages has been in development overdrive.”

You can read the entire Smithsonian report at this link.

Should motor-driven bicycles be allowed on golf cart paths?

A Villager wonders if motor-driven bicycles should be allowed on the multi-modal paths in The Villages. Read his Letter to the Editor.

A golf cart cut me off and I went over the handlebars

A Village of Fenney resident, in a Letter to the Editor, describes being cut off by a golf cart while riding his bicycle on the multi-modal path.

The multi-modal paths are open to everybody

A Village of Gilchrist woman, in a Letter to the Editor, says the multi-modal paths are to be shared by everyone and are not exclusively for golf carts.

I enjoy riding my bicycle on multi-modal paths in The Villages

A Village of Dunedin resident, who frequently rides a bicycle on the multi-modal paths in The Villages, responds to a Letter to the Editor from a resident of the Village of DeSoto.

Pedestrians are not always treated with respect on multi-modal paths

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Osceola Hills at Soaring Eagle resident says that pedestrians are not always treated with respect on the multi-modal paths.