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Headaches heading our way as The Villages doubles in size over the next 20...

Villagers have every right to be concerned as their beloved community quickly becomes Florida’s Sprawling Retirement Hometown.


Columnist Barry Evans writes that as folks get older, they become less and less certain that they want to keep celebrating a date that pops up with discouraging frequency. 

Recommendations for protecting yourself against COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus that began in China can infect anyone. Dr. Gabe Mirkin breaks down what you need to know to protect yourself.

Legendary actor Kirk Douglas lived more than two decades after stroke

Legendary actor Kirk Douglas lived more than two decades after suffering a stroke at age 80. Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks back at his remarkable life.

President Trump leading America’s comeback

Congressman Daniel Webster writes that thanks to President Trump, our country is stronger today than it has been in years - our economy, our military, our families, our environment, and our communities are stronger.

Governor creates pathway for 30,000 inmates to reintergrate into society

We applaud Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has announced the creation of the Florida Foundation for Correctional Excellence.

High blood levels of Vitamin B12 caused by eating meat

A study of 5,571 adults found that people who have higher blood levels of vitamin B12 are more likely to die prematurely. Dr. Gabe Mirkin breaks down the research.

We encourage all Villagers using multi-modal paths to make safety a top priority

Safety has to be the top priority for Villagers who use the vast network of multi-modal paths in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

I am a Pittsburgh Pirate fan from way back

Now that the Super Bowl is over, some folks have noticed that the baseball season is about to start. Columnist Barry Evans is one of them.

Should President Kennedy’s health records be released?

Dr. Gabe Mirkin writes that John F. Kennedy was probably the sickest U.S. president ever. Did the public have a right to know more about his medical frailties?