Here’s Papa Pineapples with a current look at St. Johns and beyond:
Here’s what else I’m reading and watching this week:
And just like that…
- Lady Lake Commission will drop opposition to apartment homes (The Villages Daily Sun)
Last week I mentioned that hurricane season was starting. Summer is also high time for lightning:
- Apparent lightning strike destroys home in The Villages (Villages-News)
How could you not be inspired by this:
- Senior Games help relight competitive fire inside (The Villages Daily Sun)
Speaking of an inspiration, what a life:
- Villager fled Nazi Germany as boy and returned as part of U.S. forces defeating Hitler (Villages-News)
And here’s something you don’t see every day:
- Villager participates in competitive ice skating (The Villages Daily Sun)
That’s all for this week! Thanks for reading.
Tom Menas says
Today’s video noted an apparent trend of having pitch and putt golf courses instead of executive ones and wondered if new residents want the P&P as opposed to the executive courses. NO! Executive courses need to be built in proportion to new homes/residents. They are moving here in part for the siren call of unlimited golf on exec courses as part of the amenity fee. I’ve owned a home north of 466 since 2019 and have rented for three years prior to that. I’ve never experience such demand for tee times as this past February and March. Even getting up a little after midnight to book tee times resulted with me not having ANY requested tee times. April saw more openings and May was a delight. I think that P&P are fine for a mix of golf skill levels but people want the real deal of playing of a course using some of their woods or long irons to tee off. I’m afraid the Developer is giving us a nothing-burger with P&P when exec courses should track new development. As the TV ad used to say: “Where’s the Beef”? Note: Building Championship courses for the average golfer is not the answer for most golfers. That’s a weak excuse to justify fewer executive courses.