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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

Too many COVID-19 hotspots in The Villages

A Village of Pine Hills resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says there are too many COVID-19 hotspots in The Villages.

Bicyclists should stay to the right

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Fenney resident offers his ideas on bicyclists and safety.

Around Florida

DeSantis vows fixes to online system overwhelmed by unemployment claims

Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced plans to rapidly repair the online system Floridians are using to file for unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 crisis.

Obituaries

Bobbie K. King

Bob King started spending his winters in The Villages in 1999. He spent much time traveling the U.S. and world, managing Iowa caucuses, tending to his former farm in Bluegrass, Iowa, investigating his genealogy and ancestors, and, most importantly, spending time with family and 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.

Leslie Francis Wolf

Leslie Francis Wolf

Leslie Francis Wolf, 76, passed away Monday, January 20, 2020 at Cornerstone Hospice House in the Villages Florida.

Les leaves behind his wife of 42 years, Ann (Dorman) Woolf; his daughter Annie Woolf (Carbondale PA); his daughter Claire and husband Tom Seymour (Carbondale PA); Sisters Claudia Avila (Leesburg) and Claire Bryan (Summerfield); Eight grandchildren, Noah, Joshua, Caleb, Ella, Samuel and Jonah Partington (Mt Top PA); Emily and Tommy Seymour III (Carbondale PA); his mother in-law Ann Dorman; in-laws Jim and Janet Dorman; Steve and Val Dorman; and Robert and Kim Dorman.

Les was a pilot for 62 years. He retired as a Captain airline pilot from Mt Air Cargo and Federal Express. He enjoyed aviation, fishing, woodworking, hunting and camping. He was a helicopter pilot in the Army and also had his operation with fixed wing airplanes and gliders. He was very proud of all his family and enjoyed spending time with all of them.

Les was preceded in death by his father Frank Woolf, mother Elizabeth Woolf, brother Eddie Woolf, sister Joan Ceras, father in-law Jack Dorman and brother in-law John Dorman.

Services will be held at Beyers Funeral Home in Lady Lake Florida on Wednesday January 22, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and Thursday January 23, 2020 funeral services 10:00 AM at Beyers Funeral Home, 134 North Hwy 27/441, Lady Lake, FL. Burial with military honors at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Cornerstone Hospice in the Villages Florida for their support and care.

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