Monthly Archives: July 2018

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Turning Back-to-School Madness into Magic

2019-05-23T23:48:06+00:00

It’s that time of year again. Time to pack away the swimsuits and start stocking up on school supplies. The beginning of school means early morning alarms, piles of homework, and the reemergence of sports, activities and events galore! However, back-to-school time doesn’t need to be chaotic, as long as you get your home and family [...]

Turning Back-to-School Madness into Magic2019-05-23T23:48:06+00:00

Even dogs want to move to Florida from Michigan

2019-06-03T18:16:49+00:00

Our first West Villages Short Story contest concluded at the end of June and it proved what we suspected: West Villages residents adore their pets and many of you are great writers, too. All are worthy of recognition. Please enjoy this story by Kathy Samborsky of Gran Paradiso. […]

Even dogs want to move to Florida from Michigan2019-06-03T18:16:49+00:00

Fazer, who prefers to dine al fresco

2019-06-03T18:18:00+00:00

Please enjoy another excellent story from a West Villages resident. By Diane Sisko My dog, Fazer a yellow lab, was known for making friends with all of the dogs in the neighborhood.   They would visit each other, play, and sometimes take little adventures together. One evening, my neighbor called me and asked if there was any [...]

Fazer, who prefers to dine al fresco2019-06-03T18:18:00+00:00

Chance the retriever of convenience

2019-06-03T18:21:13+00:00

Our first West Villages Short Story contest concluded at the end of June and it proved what we suspected: West Villages residents adore their pets and many of you are great writers, too. All are worthy of recognition. Please enjoy this story by Annie Reding of Island Walk. […]

Chance the retriever of convenience2019-06-03T18:21:13+00:00

Freddy, My Reward for a Good Deed

2019-06-03T18:24:44+00:00

Our first West Villages Short Story contest concluded at the end of June and it proved what we suspected: West Villages residents adore their pets and many of you are great writers, too. All are worthy of recognition. Please enjoy this story by Grand Palm resident Kate Nixon, who earned a very honorable mention. […]

Freddy, My Reward for a Good Deed2019-06-03T18:24:44+00:00

Lucie Lynn

2019-06-03T18:26:34+00:00

Nadine Baker is an excellent writer who made us feel like we knew Lucie. It’s a lovely story and takes third place. I sat her on the floor of my car’s back seat.  She had just suffered a little bout of motion sickness and her big brown eyes regarded me sadly as if to say, “what [...]

Lucie Lynn2019-06-03T18:26:34+00:00

Katie the Dog

2019-06-03T18:27:55+00:00

I thought that my life was complete, a new home, hubby had a good job, 3 beautiful children what more could one dream of. However, I felt that there was something lacking. I was a Boy Scout leader for my son’s troop and had invited the president of the local animal rescue shelter to speak at [...]

Katie the Dog2019-06-03T18:27:55+00:00

Miss Goosie’s Girl’s Night Out in West Villages

2019-05-23T23:50:35+00:00

Our first West Villages Short Story contest concluded at the end of June and it proved what we suspected: West Villages residents adore their pets and many of you are great writers, too. Thank you to all of those who took the time to share your beautiful stories about the animals that mean so much to [...]

Miss Goosie’s Girl’s Night Out in West Villages2019-05-23T23:50:35+00:00

7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Atlanta Braves

2019-05-23T23:50:54+00:00

Are you ready for some baseball? No doubt you’ve heard about the construction underway for the Atlanta Braves Spring Training Facility, located off S. Tamiami Trail and West Villages Parkway in West Villages. Since West Villages Parkway is closed by the stadium construction site, curious baseball fans and inquisitive residents should head over to the Braves Preview [...]

7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Atlanta Braves2019-05-23T23:50:54+00:00

10 Kid-Friendly Ways to Spend West Villages Summer Days

2019-05-23T23:50:59+00:00

With the summer sun blazing and school out for summer, here’s 10 fun activities your kids (or grandkids) will love! From camps, to library visits and everything in between, there’s something for everyone in and around West Villages. Sports Camps: Located close to home, our friends at Plantation Golf and Country Club offer golf and tennis [...]

10 Kid-Friendly Ways to Spend West Villages Summer Days2019-05-23T23:50:59+00:00