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The Villages alleges rogue salespeople stole customer information

The Villages is alleging salespeople who went rogue still have sensitive spreadsheets containing customer information important to the highly successful sales arm of Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Letters

If we don’t follow the rules The Villages will look like tacky town

A Villager contends that if we don’t follow the rules The Villages will look like “tacky town.” Read her Letter to the Editor.

Villager troubled by email from ARC member

A Village of St. James resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says he is troubled by an email from a member of the Architectural Review Committee.

Around Florida

Leesburg firefighters honored for life-saving efforts on teenager injured in vehicle crash

Two Leesburg firefighters have been honored by Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children with a 2019 Life Saving Award.

Obituaries

Edward Irving Heath

Ed Heath was a member of Kiwanis and served as president of chapters in Maryland and Maine before retiring and moving to Del Webb Spruce Creek Golf and Country Club in Summerfield.

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

‘Rides of March’ car show coming to Phillips Buick GMC

The second annual "Rides of March" car show is coming to Phillips Buick GMC next week.

Opera Club of The Villages presenting ‘Three Tenors Plus One’ fundraiser at The Sharon

The Opera Club of The Villages is gearing up for its annual “Three Tenors Plus One” fundraiser.

The year’s 23rd annual event will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. It will feature Devin Eatmon, Christopher Macchio, Fanyoung Du and well-known Villages entertainer Dawn DiNome and the shows will be held at 3 and 7 p.m.

Devin Eatmon, Christopher Macchio, Fanyoung Du and Dawn DiNome will perform in the upcoming ‘Three Tenors Plus One’ show at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. The event will raise money for the club’s Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarship Program.

Devin Eatmon, Christopher Macchio, Fanyoung Du and Dawn DiNome will perform in the upcoming ‘Three Tenors Plus One’ show at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. The event will raise money for the club’s Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarship Program.

Eatmon is a Villages favorite and former winner of a Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarship. He has performed at the Aspen Music Festival and at Opera in the Ozarks and is a resident artist with the Central Florida Lyric Opera and a graduate teaching assistant at Florida State University.

Macchio, of New York, is a trained classical tenor from the Manhattan School
of Music. His growing reputation has taken him to sold-out theaters in the United States and Europe.

Fanyong Du is a lyric tenor who recently completed a world tour. He has been the recipient of many prestigious prizes, including the Licia Albanese Puccini International Opera Competition. He was educated in Russia and has performed extensively in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

DiNome is a Villages favorite and frequent star of local theatrical productions. Her recent credits Eva, in “Evita,” Mary Magdalene in “Jesus Christ Superstar” and Ducinea in “Man of La Mancha.” She also is a member of the Local Vocals and the assistant musical director at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Wildwood.
Tickets for the annual fundraiser for the Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarship Program range in price from $15 to $50. They are available at all Villages Box Office locations or online at thesharon.com.

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The Villages alleges rogue salespeople stole customer information

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Downsizing memories to squeeze into Independent Living

Columnist Barry Evans writes he and The Blonde in the house are now ensconced in an Independent Living facility.

Crime

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Villagers’ son arrested after allegedly exposing his sexual organs near school bus stop

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