Franz Schubert, syphilis and mercury poisoning

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Two centuries ago, Franz Schubert composed music that today is among the most frequently performed music by classical orchestras, piano soloists, singers and choruses.  Although he died before his 32nd birthday, he wrote more than a thousand original compositions including 600 choral works, seven symphonies, 50 sonatas, nearly 100 choral compositions, 17 operas and operettas, […]

George Soros, the most dangerous man in the world

Rich Sobieray

A friend once accused me and my criticism of George Soros as unfounded. How could I criticize someone I did not know? I showed the picture that I carry around to remind me of the danger he represents. Then, I decided to use his own words to describe him. You be the judge. This is […]

Where do the birds go before a storm?  

Barry Evans

Well, the storm has passed, but The Blonde in the house is still fretting. Actually, she was fretting about the same subject before the storm. That is, where do the birds go before a storm – and now when do they come back?  Before the storm I told her that birds have been in Florida […]

Rich Piana another body builder who died too young

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

In August 2017, the world-famous body builder Rich Piana collapsed from a heart attack while his girlfriend was giving him a haircut.  He died after two weeks in a medically-induced coma, at the age of 46.   A search of his apartment revealed more than 20 bottles of steroids.   In his younger years he […]

FEMA assistance available to victims of Hurricane Irma

Congressman Daniel Webster

Hurricane Irma was a historic storm, impacting all 67 counties in Florida. Such a powerful storm required historic measures, with over 60,000 workers from all over the United States and Canada assisting in rebuilding efforts. Irma left almost 8 million people without power. With such massive numbers, energy restoration was prioritized to emergency responders and […]

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha

Rich Sobieray

I knew it would not be long before someone would take advantage of our two recent tragedies to create another poisonous anti-Trump diatribe. I am surprised that you would write such a callous and careless opinion piece. You are better than this. Let me, first, state that I doubt that Webster would put your picture, […]

Three things all drivers need to know about cyclists

Dave Lawrence

We all know that The Villages is a popular retirement community with plans to grow significantly in the near future.  We also know that many of the new Villagers will turn to cycling the trails and roadways in and around our hometown for extended physical exercise and fun.  Here are a few bits of information […]

Shelter from the storm – A question of empathy

Marsha Shearer

Waiting for Irma to come and go got me thinking – about what happens after the storm…about all the fallout from what is a deadly, never-seen-before event; the second once-in-a-500-year-storm in a little over two weeks. I predict that for a time, misery will love company. Regardless of political party, religion, race, education level, financial […]

Think twice before you open that door

Lady Lake Police Chief Chris McKinstry

The Lady Lake Police Department asks you to remain vigilant against predators who locally attempt to victimize our residents especially after Irma.       Next time you hear a knock at your door, think twice before you open it. The person knocking may seem clean-cut, friendly and harmless. Maybe the person knocking at the […]