The Villages Voice - February 2018

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by Joan Testa

WELCOME WEDNESDAY NOTES   Peak Participation Program:  When a resident lifestyle volunteer-led activity is nearing full participation, the Recreation & Parks Department has guidelines in place to assist the volunteers and participants in ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. For example, numbers are issued for admission, and when all the numbers are taken, the program is closed. To view a copy of these guidelines, please visit  To help present more programs to more residents, live video streaming is being used in some recreation centers.   Storm Water Management Workshop:  Feb. 26 at 3 pm at Rohan Recreation Center or March 2 at 3 p.m. at Savannah Center.  Free Event, tickets required and available at all box office locations.   Contact Information and/or Emergency Contact Information:  Be sure the District has the most up to date information about you.  If you would like to UPDATE your contact information or the emergency contact information listed for your property, go online to the District website and print out the form or pick one up at District Offices upstairs from Starbucks in Sumter Landing.  Return the completed form there or at any utility/amenity/District correspondence box located at each postal facility without adding postage, or call 352-753-4508.   District 2 Q & A Sessions:  Bill Schikora, a supervisor from CDD #2 will begin hosting monthly Q & A sessions for residents of District 2 on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7 to 9 pm at Santiago Recreation Center on Enrique Drive.   Think Safety! As the number of residents increase in The Villages this time of year, please take a moment to ensure you are protecting yourself and others when travelling throughout the community at night. If you are walking or biking, wearing light and reflective clothing make it much easier for you to be seen in the evening and early morning hours. Carrying a flashlight or other flashing light will also make you more visible to vehicles traveling the community. It is important to be aware of your surroundings and when enjoying the multi-modal paths, SHARE the path with your fellow Villagers. Please take a moment to review some of the additional educational and safety materials we have available on pertaining to safety on the multi-modal paths and on golf carts.   Joan Testa