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UF Health pulls plug on Coronavirus testing site at Villages Polo Fields

UF Health has shut down its Coronavirus testing site in The Villages even though frustrated area residents are desperately seeking appointments.

Letters

Response to letter calling our governor a ‘coward’

In a Letter to the Editor, a Wildwood resident takes on a previous letter writer who was critical of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Carry-out restaurants’ kitchen staff and masks

A Village LaBelle North resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says he would be interested in knowing about face masks being used in carry-out restaurants.

Around Florida

Leesburg man nabbed after allegedly trying to burglarize businesses and vehicle

Leesburg Police arrested a man late Tuesday night who allegedly was attempting to burglarize two downtown businesses and a vehicle.

Obituaries

Donna Kay Slider

Donna Slider and her husband, Vic, retired in 2007 and moved to The Villages, where Donna almost immediately took over the job of Kitchen Manager of the Wildwood Soup Kitchen. They traveled extensively, played golf, joined numerous social organizations and made many lifelong friends.

Health

Singer-songwriter David Olney died onstage of heart attack

The death of singer-songwriter David Olney, who suffered a heart attack and died while performing onstage, reminds us of the value of knowing CPR. Dr. Gabe Mirkin offers his thoughts.

Business

Barnes & Noble in The Villages latest business to shut its doors

The Barnes & Noble bookstore in The Villages has closed its doors due to the fears of the spread of the Coronavirus.

Trudie Alice Peterson

Trudie Peterson

Trudie Alice Peterson, age 93, of The Villages, FL passed away peacefully on Monday July 22, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Trudie was born in Memphis, TN on January 20, 1926 and began her amazing journey of life many decades ago. She has inspired and loved so many people throughout her lifetime and it was truly a privilege and honor if you were fortunate enough to have shared her path.

Trudie was an amazing woman with so many different accomplishments and triumphs. Her talent as an artist, stage performer and seamstress were only a few of her amazing skills along with one of her most joyful accomplishments when she stood alongside her friends and sang in the Choir as she celebrated her faith at Church.

After a lifetime of love and happiness Trudie has left a lasting impression on so many people and lived every moment with no regrets. She is survived by her husband Joseph Peterson, her partner, her soulmate and her best friend. Their love and many adventures have been a legacy and example of living life to the fullest and is the ultimate testament of not taking anything, any day or any time for granted.

Trudie is also survived by her amazing, supportive and loving daughter, Pat Carey (pre-deceased son in law, Jack Carey) and pre-deceased by her kind and caring son Joseph Peterson Jr., a U.S. Army Veteran who left this lifetime way too young.

Trudie was a role model of how to live life to the fullest for all of her beloved grand-children and also blessed with great-children. Being “mom mom” was something that Trudie was very proud to be and was always there for everyone with her unconditional love, advice and perspective. She will be missed everyday.

A celebration of her life will take place at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd, The Villages, FL on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 11am. The family will receive friends from 10am until the time of service at 11am.

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