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Old 01-26-2008, 08:34 PM
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MMC24's list sounds good to me!!!
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and now I'll add one of my own. I wish TV had a "real" park area. Part of the land west of the new hotel in Lake Sumter would be nice. With a walking path on softer ground (marked for distance and seats for catching your breath), seating near the water area, tables, washroom facilities, trees. Just a place to sit, watch the water, catch a breeze, talk with folks, maybe play a game of chess. No noise, no busy things going on like in the business area.
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We have a 'Timmies' next to me in RI and it gets swamped by Dunkin Donuts.

I think the 'Timmies' thing might be akin to the Krispy Kreme hysteria that engulfed us 5 years ago. Everyone in the northeast jumped at the chance to buy Krispy Kreme franchises and they thought they would be printing money.

What happened you ask? Well EVERY one of them in Maine, New Hampshire, MA, RI and Vermont went out of business within 5 years. All of them done in by the devotion to Dunkin Donuts. Is Dunkin Donuts that good? Is Krispy Kreme that bad? NO but it goes to show that regional donut and coffee tastes are strong. In Canada and some northern states it's Tim Hortons. In NE and mid-atlantic it is Dunkin. In the northwest it is Starbucks. In the south it is Krispy Kreme.

Florida seems to have them all so let the wars begin!
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and now I'll add one of my own. I wish TV had a "real" park area. Part of the land west of the new hotel in Lake Sumter would be nice. With a walking path on softer ground (marked for distance and seats for catching your breath), seating near the water area, tables, washroom facilities, trees. Just a place to sit, watch the water, catch a breeze, talk with folks, maybe play a game of chess. No noise, no busy things going on like in the business area.
Marianne,
When I asked the Village agent why there were no real parks in TV, he said they don't need them, they have golf courses instead. However for those of us who don't golf, it would be lovely to have a park.
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I love parks - and don't golf
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I would like a KFC........ I mean one with clean floors and tables , you know, someplace where you don't feel like you have to bring your own plates ....
Also I would like a park with trees and flowers and water fountains where NO animals are allowed , It doesn't have to be large , maybe something on the order of 4 miles by 5 miles......I like cozy, You know what I mean.......
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OK how about an airstrip on the west side along the RR tracks...
and as they say in NY A Red Loubsta !!!!
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If you are going to imitate the New York accent, please do it right..
It is a The Villages FloridaRed Lopsta!The Villages Florida
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:45 PM
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...links from the Sumter and Marion County library systems to the FL Victim Services Directory. http://myfloridalegal.com/directory

Got one after a few requests over less than a week I believe at Lake County Library System in 2006. http://lakeline.lib.fl.us/internet_d...oryCategory=24

Some FL public libraries have taken going on eight years and more to get a link to this resource.

It is very frustrating to say the least when you are trying to get links like this at the Lake County Library System http://lakeline.lib.fl.us/internet_d...oryCategory=24 from libraries all over the US to their respective victims services directories-- if that state even has one that is-- and your home town library systems (the Villages) do not have a link that works to the FL Victim Services Directory.

Fought for 4 years or so for working links from Palm Harbor's 2 public libraries-- and finally got them in mid 2004 http://www.eastlakelibrary.org/ELCL/links.htm http://www.palmharborlibrary.org/links/florida.htm-- to this Victim Service Directory, but it kind of hurts my credibility when I e-mail from the Villages suggesting librarians get a link to their states' versions of a resource list for victims and two of the three library systems in TV do not even have these links.

Maybe some other TOTV users could e-mail the Sumter and Marion County librarians to get links to the FL Victim Services Directory. I doubt if this would cost much money or time on the web master's time.

Thought Mr. Gary Corsair's May 28, 2007 article in the Villages Daily Sun on me and my efforts in this area of links for victims/survivors from the TV would prompt some movement in this area on the part of Sumter and Marion County librarians, but from their websites nothing much has happened.
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Old 01-27-2008, 08:39 PM
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Sorry about that. Red laubsta doe sound a little more like Mass. & Conn. doesn't it.........
slip of the tongue fumar... :redface: :redface: :redface: :redface: :#1:
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A Miniature Golf Course!

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sorry chuckinca

I can't get it past the windmill and don't even think about getting by the clown........

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Also I would like a park with trees and flowers and water fountains where NO animals are allowed
Fumar .. Would your park be staffed with Squirrel Police to make sure no animals get in? :cop:

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There is a minature golf course next to the Tree Tops Driving range on Rolling Acres Road. Take 466 to Rolling Acres and turn right. It's fun and challenging.
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A casino. THE VILLAGES CASINO. So I wouldn't have to drive so far to get my blackjack and video poker fix.
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A casino. THE VILLAGES CASINO. So I wouldn't have to drive so far to get my blackjack and video poker fix.

We could organize our own tribe and cash in.

There has to be bunches of TV folk with at least partial Indian heritage
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