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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.

Setting the record straight on the air gun range

To the Editor

The sport of airgun shooting has been actively involved in competition in The Villages for about 20 years. I personally have competed here in The Villages for about 16 years now.
I currently belong to The Villages Air Gun Club.
Safety is paramount in our sport. In the past 20 years of active competition and recreational shooting there has never been an injury as a result of any airgun, pistol or rifle.
There have been more injuries some serious as a result of pickleball, softball, tennis, track and field, basketball etc. (You get the idea) requiring hospitalization and permanent injury.
While we’re at it, take a look at the archery range which runs parallel to Hw.y 441 near the golf cart bridge.
Your chance of being injured is greater trying to navigate through our many traffic circles.
If anyone would like to meet me at one of the airgun ranges I would be happy to offer you the opportunity to experience a fun and rewarding safe sport.

James Falotico
Village of Chatham

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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

Leesburg man nabbed after allegedly trying to burglarize businesses and vehicle

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Villager once accused of burglarizing dead man’s home jailed in Marion County

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