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Monday, July 26, 2021

Firefighters investigate power surge sparked by lightning at town square

Firefighters investigated a possible power surge sparked by lightning early Sunday evening at Spanish Springs Town Square.

The Villages Public Safety Department and Lake County Fire Rescue responded to Soft Surroundings at about 5 p.m. after someone called 911 reporting the smell of smoke. Soft Surroundings is located in the former home of Katie Belle’s.

Firefighters were called Sunday evening to Spanish Springs Town Square
Firefighters were called Sunday evening to Spanish Springs Town Square.

The call about smoke came from Soft Surroundings at Spanish Springs Town Square.
The call about smoke came from Soft Surroundings at Spanish Springs Town Square.

Firefighters determined there was no fire, but there appeared to be an odor coming out of the air conditioning unit.

The firefighters cleared the scene about 35 minutes after responding to the call.

The Villages’ Commercial Property Management was summoned to determine the status of the air conditioning unit.

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Oh no, Joe!

A Village of Buttonwood resident, in a Letter to the Editor, argues that President Joe Biden can’t even field a softball question.

In the end it should be a personal choice

A Village of Pine Hills resident makes the case that choices about masking, traveling and social distancing should be left up to the individual. Read his Letter to the Editor.

It’s sad enough we lost Katie Belle’s

A Village of Santiago resident says it’s sad enough that Katie Belle’s is gone. Read her thoughts about apartments at Spanish Springs Town Square in her Letter to the Editor.

Masks should be worn when it makes sense

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Letter writer should reconsider attack on former President Trump over Cuba

A Village of Mallory Square resident, in a Letter to the Editor, urges a previous letter writer to reconsider his attack on former President Trump over Cuba.

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