We all remember where we were that horrible day back in 2001. This week, Villagers turned out at a handful of events to remember and honor the fallen.
The day began with a 9/11 Mass at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, where The FDNY 343 Memorial Club read the names of all 9/11 victims. Elsewhere in The Villages, The Villages Parrot Head Club held a blood drive to honor the heroes and victims of 9/11 at Station 44 across from the Sarasota Golf Course. To end the day, a 9/11 Observance was held at The Veterans Memorial Park of The Villages. [The Villages Daily Sun]
In other news…
The Amenity Authority Committee finally closed on the property that used to house the First Baptist Church after years of back and forth over the deal. The property is going to be converted to a recreation center of some kind, but it will be partially up to residents to help determine what exactly will go there. [Villages-News]
After watching Hurricane Florence roll in over the Carolinas, we’re all reminded of all the rain Hurricane Irma brought to The Villages last year. Hopefully we don’t get another one like that for a long long time, but if we do, according to new District Manager Richard Baierwe are more prepared than we’ve ever been. [The Villages Daily Sun]
We’ve all heard the horror stories of just how long the waits can sometimes be at The Villages Regional Hospital. This guys story is especially anguishing. [Villages-News]
The September edition of Vmail shines the spotlight on some of the resident performing and musical groups across the community. It also looks at some of the other entertainment offerings Villagers can enjoy this fall at The Sharon, The Studio, and Savannah Center. Last but not least, you’ll hear from Tracy Mathews to get an inside look at what it takes to design the Brownwood Hotel. Watch the video below: