Friday, October 16, 2020
85.2 F
The Villages

New process needed for entering the squares

To the Editor:

We have been monitoring the squares from a distance, while checking for available tickets online at tickets.thevillages.com, we find that tickets are unavailable at all three squares for VIRTUALLY every performance for every night. At the same time, we have been looking at all three squares’ live video cameras on www.thevillages.com and see almost NOBODY at Spanish Springs, SOME at Lake Sumter, and SLIGHTLY MORE attendees at Brownwood. None of the squares have near the 250 to 300 ticket capacity that was planned. I thought at first people were getting tickets but deciding not to go for some reason. After reading several online posts, it is obvious that some inconsiderate people are getting tickets and destroying them so others cannot attend.

The solution is simple: rather than allow people to get tickets beforehand, have The Villages employee who is letting people into each Square have the allowed number of tickets with them and hand them out to the “first come, first served” Villagers who enter the square. You can expand this idea even more by allowing people who leave the square (almost no one stays the whole time) return their ticket to the Villages employee so others can enter. This will eliminate the under handed efforts by some and give those who want to attend the music at a square a much better chance to gain entry.

Personally, we love the music at the squares but are not ready yet to attend. However, those who want to attend should have the right and opportunity to do so!

Dennis Michael
Village of Santo Domingo

More Headlines

Villages couple could face legal action over weeds at their home

A Villages couple could face legal action for their failure to address a problem with weeds at their home.

5 more local COVID-19 deaths as Villages-area cases continue to rise

Five more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as the number of cases in The Villages and surrounding communities continues to rise.

Photos

Great Egret Strolling Through Backyard In The Village Of Hillsborough

This great egret was strolling through a backyard in the Village of Hillsborough. Thanks to David Guerra for sharing!

Male Cardinal Near Fenney Nature Trail

Check out this male cardinal in a tree near Fenney Nature Trail. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing!

Sunset On Nash Loop In The Villages

Check out this sunset over Nash Loop in The Villages. Thanks to Diane Williams for sharing!

Letters to the Editor

New process needed for entering the squares

A Village of Santo Domingo resident has an idea about how to fill up the empty town squares. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Business

$28.7 million Lake Sumter Apartment Homes now open to renters

Lake Sumter Apartment Homes, a $28.7 million affordable housing community consisting of 158 apartment homes, is now open to renters.

Crime

Gun stolen from employee’s vehicle at specialty care center in Lady Lake

A gun was stolen from an employee’s vehicle at a specialty care center in Lady Lake.

Opinions

Let’s drink a root beer to ease pain of 2020

Columnist Barry Evans proposes drinking a frosty root beer to ease the pain of 2020.

Top Stories

CDD 5 votes to end anonymous complaints with regard to deed compliance

Community Development District 5 has voted to end anonymous complaints with regard to deed compliance violations.

Villages couple could face legal action over weeds at their home

A Villages couple could face legal action for their failure to address a problem with weeds at their home.

5 more local COVID-19 deaths as Villages-area cases continue to rise

Five more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as the number of cases in The Villages and surrounding communities continues to rise.

Letters to the Editor

New process needed for entering the squares

A Village of Santo Domingo resident has an idea about how to fill up the empty town squares. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Out to get Trump’s judicial nominee

In a Letter to the Editor, a Spruce Creek South resident says that the swords are out for Amy Coney Barrett.

Trump’s taxes inspire idea for change to tax code

A DePaul University professor who is a Villages-News.com reader, offers an idea for a change to the tax code inspired by President Trump.

Crime

Gun stolen from employee’s vehicle at specialty care center in Lady Lake

A gun was stolen from an employee’s vehicle at a specialty care center in Lady Lake.

Sex offender from Michigan arrested after intoxicated battle over keys

A sex offender from Michigan was arrested after an intoxicated battle over a vehicle’s keys.

25-year-old Summerfield woman with sordid legal past back behind bars

A 25-year-old Summerfield woman with an extensive criminal record who once was arrested after a nasty tiff with her sister’s boyfriend over a cable modem is back behind bars.