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Monday, April 19, 2021

Vaccinations continue at Lake-Sumter State College as GMR looks for permanent site

COVID-19 vaccinations will continue through Saturday at Lake-Sumter State College as Global Medical Response continues to search for a more permanent site.

Global Medical Response moved earlier this month to the college at 1423 County Road 526A in Sumterville.

Global Medical Response originally set up tents in a grassy field at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages. Gov. Ron DeSantis visited The Villages to trumpet the opening of the drive-through vaccination site, which was golf cart accessible. However, the original opening was marred by online fears when the company asked for Social Security numbers and other sensitive data. The site soon ran out of vaccine doses, leaving 7,500 people in limbo.

Global Medical Response eventually returned to the grassy field at Buffalo Ridge Plaza, but fled that site on Feb. 13 after downpours turned the site into a mud pit. It briefly provided vaccines at the Wildwood Community Center before moving to the college.

Proposal could end firefighters’ response to medical calls in The Villages

A proposed plan floated by Sumter County Administrator Bradley Arnold could end The Villages Public Safety Department’s response to medical calls in The Villages.

Newly opened pizzeria traces its roots back to Sulmona, Italy

A pizzeria has opened a new location at Trailwinds Village with a second location planned in The Villages area. The restaurant chain traces its roots back to Sulmona, Italy.

Community Standards counts on residents to report violations in The Villages

The Community Standards Department in The Villages is entirely complaint driven and counts on residents to report violations.

Proposal could end firefighters’ response to medical calls in The Villages

A proposed plan floated by Sumter County Administrator Bradley Arnold could end The Villages Public Safety Department’s response to medical calls in The Villages.

Newly opened pizzeria traces its roots back to Sulmona, Italy

A pizzeria has opened a new location at Trailwinds Village with a second location planned in The Villages area. The restaurant chain traces its roots back to Sulmona, Italy.

Community Standards counts on residents to report violations in The Villages

The Community Standards Department in The Villages is entirely complaint driven and counts on residents to report violations.

Villager facing charge of restroom peeping loses round in court

A Village of Chitty Chatty man accused of peeping in a public restroom lost a round last week in Sumter County Court.

Opening date announced for barbecue restaurant at Magnolia Plaza 

An opening date has been announced for a new barbecue restaurant coming to Magnolia Plaza in The Villages.

Convicted sexual predator takes up residence in Village of Alhambra

A convicted sexual predator has taken up permanent residence in the Village of Alhambra.

Great article on the labor shortage at restaurants in The Villages

An Ocala reader, in a Letter to the Editor, points out that the restaurants in the area aren’t the only businesses dealing with staffing shortages.

Greta Thunberg will testify in Congress on Earth Day

In a Letter to the Editor, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby Chapter-The Villages expresses excitement about Greta Thunberg’s upcoming testimony before Congress.

Upgrade our infrastructure and protect the environment

A reader from Wisconsin, in a Letter to the Editor, offers praise for President Biden’s plan to upgrade our infrastructure while looking out for the environment.