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Thursday, April 9, 2020
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83-year-old Marion County man among 63 Villagers suffering from COVID-19

Sixty-three Villagers have now tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, including the first one to be identified in the Marion County portion of the mega-retirement community.

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

Publix launches ‘contactless pay’ method amid Coronavirus pandemic

The largest grocery store chain in The Villages is offering a “contactless pay” system to its customers amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Reopen the pools with signup times

To the Editor:

The powers that be, expected the community to police itself at the pools and only have 10 people at a time. That was hopeless in this “Hurrah for me, to Hell with you,” society. I suggest that they reopen pools and have people sign up just like they do with golf times.
I realize they’d have to have someone to monitor this at each pool, but it might work. It could be costly but they could at least open some of the pools. It’s getting really hot outside and that is getting some people “hot under the collar.”
I never stay at the pool longer than an hour so that would suit me. Just a suggestion. I feel really sorry for the folks that came here for a month or two, as a vacation and now have nothing to do but play golf.

Fran Kennedy
Village of Orange Blossom Gardens

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83-year-old Marion County man among 63 Villagers suffering from COVID-19

Sixty-three Villagers have now tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, including the first one to be identified in the Marion County portion of the mega-retirement community.

Groomer shut down after found to be non-essential during COVID-19

A local dog groomer was shut down after the business was determined to be non-essential during the COVID-19 crisis.

Police called to home of Villager accused in ’18 of groping younger man 

Police were called to a dispute at the home of a Villager who made headlines in 2018 after she was accused of groping a younger man at Lake Sumter Landing.

40-year-old Villager jailed after elderly victims claim she attacked them

A 40-year-old Villager with a history of domestic violence issues was jailed late Wednesday afternoon after two people she lives with sought help.

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Groomer shut down after found to be non-essential during COVID-19

A local dog groomer was shut down after the business was determined to be non-essential during the COVID-19 crisis.

Police called to home of Villager accused in ’18 of groping younger man 

Police were called to a dispute at the home of a Villager who made headlines in 2018 after she was accused of groping a younger man at Lake Sumter Landing.

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Opinions

Trump’s latest campaign tool

Hugo Buchanan, writing in an Opinion, contends that President Trump has brought new meaning to the term "bully pulpit" with his daily Coronavirus press briefings.

Crime

40-year-old Villager jailed after elderly victims claim she attacked them

A 40-year-old Villager with a history of domestic violence issues was jailed late Wednesday afternoon after two people she lives with sought help.

Lady Lake police impound Cadillac driven by man with Mexican voter ID card

A Cadillac driven by a man with a Mexican voter identification card was impounded after he was caught on radar driving 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.