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Earl Thomas Conley and cerebral atrophy

Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks back on the life of country music artist Earl Thomas Conley, who has died of cerebral atrophy.

Don’t let climate change hoaxers seduce your common senses

Village John Shewchuk, writing in an Opinion piece, contends Americans should not let climate change hoaxers seduce their common senses.

Amenity fee is euphemism for a tax

Villager Dennis Petrucelli, writing in an Opinion piece, examines the amenity fee system in The Villages and who is really carrying the load.

Developer’s offer to sell Hacienda Hills Country Club deserves tough scrutiny by AAC

When we learned last week that The Villages Developer was hoping to sell a failed country club to the Amenity Authority Committee, two words immediately came to mind – Buyer Beware!!

Looking at the past can be painful

Columnist Barry Evans looks back on some of the painful lessons he has learned in life, including his experience with a Red Ryder BB gun.

Bay Street Players’ ‘Greater Tuna’ tells humorous tale of sleepy little town in Texas

Villages-News.com theater critic Donald Simson reviews the Bay Street Players' production of "Greater Tuna," which tells the humorous tale of a sleepy little town in Texas.

Founding Fathers took steps to protect us from those who would re-imagine America

Villager Dennis Petrucelli, writing in an Opinion piece, says the Founding Fathers took steps to protect us from those who would re-imagine our great country.

Congressman Webster meets with official from The Villages Transportation

Congressman Daniel Webster met last week with an official from The Villages Transportation.

Even occasional meat may be harmful

Dr. Gabe Mirkin does not eat red meat. And he'll tell you why.

‘Toxic masculinity’ in an upside-down world

Writing in an Opinion piece, Jack E. Brush says that in a sane world, it would not be necessary to write a serious article about such a foolish topic. But we may no longer be living in a sane world.

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