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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.

Sammy Joe’s and Team America continue to lead the league

Sammy Joe’s and Team America continue to lead the league as they both used home-field advantage to come back in the bottom of the seventh to win their games. 

Sammy Joe’s beat Fross & Fross, 15-14, as Steve DeLuca stroked a double to drive in the last two runs for the victory. Tom Bent led the team with four, hits including a two-run homer. Sub George Grim had a single, double and triple to drive in five runs. DeLuca drove in two more runs with a sacrifice hit and a single.

Fross & Fross got three hits from Mark Isom, who drove in four runs. Maury Fjestad also had three hits and drove in two runs. Rick Duemler drove in three runs with a double and a single.

For the second week in a row, C.J. O’Neil drove in the winning runs as Team America came back to defeat Babiarz Law, 13-12.  Team America got three hits each by Ray Bedford and Dave Campbell. Tony Whittaker drove in two runs with a single and a homer. Gary Nicolay had two solo homers. Bob LaFrance drove in two runs with a pair of singles. Bob Moro drove in two runs with a single in the second inning.

Synergy Wealth scored five runs in each of the first three innings to build up a lead that Softball’s R Game couldn’t overcome as Synergy won, 20-16. Jim White and Rick Fredieu each had four hits, with White driving in six runs and Fredieu driving in three.  Will Kutter had three hits and drove in four runs. Jim Creed, Bill Reed, and Vernon Brooks all had three hits.

Softball’s R Game got four hits from John Kushner. Manny Sanchez drove in four runs with a homer and a triple. Rick Brown drove in three runs with three hits. Art Anton also had three hits and drove in two runs. Tom Ramberg had a triple to score two more runs.

Team Koller scored 12 runs in the last two innings to beat Pie O’Mine, 18-9. Kevin Saunders led Koller with a single, double and a sacrifice fly to score four runs. Josh Sheldon had a solo homer in the fifth inning. Tim Homko drove in three runs with a homer and a walk. Howard Charney had a sacrifice fly and a hit to account for three more runs.

Pie O’Mine had three hits from Craig Dahlquist. Monte Mitchell had a two-run homer and Dan Linn had a solo homer in the fourth. 

Paul Davis Restorations overcame the 12-run lead that Palm Ridge Dental had after three innings to win, 24-14. Paul Davis got four hits from Ken Atkinson and pitcher Gary Luck. Don Evans, Bill Stutters and Bill Steiner all had three hits and three RBIs. Fred Dennis, Paul Brocato and Jack Nagle all scored two runners with their two hits apiece.

Palm Ridge had four hits by Mike Bernbach. Doug Nantais had three hits, as did Cal Driskill and Ted Bell. Driskill had two RBIs and Bell got three with his home run. Vern Benson scored two runs with two singles. Bob Greenwalt had a triple and scored on a sacrifice hit by manager Ken Scanlon. 

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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.

Morse-linked Villages sales agent ordered to stay away from booze

A Properties of The Villages sales agent with family ties to the Morse clan has been ordered to stay away from booze after pleading no contest to a charge of reckless driving.

District manager offers upbeat assessment of services and savings enjoyed by Villagers

District Manager Richard Baier on Friday offered an upbeat assessment on the future of The Villages. We've got a link to his entire presentation.

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Morse-linked Villages sales agent ordered to stay away from booze

A Properties of The Villages sales agent with family ties to the Morse clan has been ordered to stay away from booze after pleading no contest to a charge of reckless driving.

District manager offers upbeat assessment of services and savings enjoyed by Villagers

District Manager Richard Baier on Friday offered an upbeat assessment on the future of The Villages. We've got a link to his entire presentation.

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Opinions

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

Morse-linked Villages sales agent ordered to stay away from booze

A Properties of The Villages sales agent with family ties to the Morse clan has been ordered to stay away from booze after pleading no contest to a charge of reckless driving.

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

The 33-year-old son of a Villages couple is free on bond after he allegedly exposed his sexual organs in front of a woman Wednesday morning at the The Quarters Apartments in Lady Lake.