Vmail – The Villages Announces New Land, Golf Car Accessibility for Entire Community


(“THE VILLAGES, FLORIDA’S FRIENDLIEST
HOMETOWN…THE VILLAGES”” RYAN: WELCOME TO THIS MONTH’S EDITION OF
THE VILLAGES VMAIL! JENNIFER: THIS MONTH, WE’RE EXCITED TO SHARE
WITH YOU SOME BIG NEWS ABOUT THE VILLAGES’ FUTURE RYAN: WE’LL ALSO GET A SNEAK PEEK AT THE
CONSTRUCTION OF BLUE HERON RECREATION CENTER IN THE VILLAGE OF FENNEY. JENNIFER: AND WE’LL TALK WITH SOME OF OUR
VILLAGERS ABOUT FUN WAYS TO ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS HERE IN OUR HOMETOWN. BUT FIRST, LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT’S
HAPPENING ON THE CONSTRUCTION FRONT. (MUSIC) JENNIFER: WE’VE DONE IT AGAIN! WITH THE PURCHASE OF OVER 650 ACRES SOUTH
OF COUNTY ROAD 44, WE’RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT BOTH THE VILLAGE OF FENNEY AND THE VILLAGE
OF SOUTHERN OAKS WILL HAVE COMPLETE GOLF CAR ACCESS TO OUR ENTIRE HOMETOWN. RYAN: THIS IS GREAT NEWS FOR RESIDENTS OF
OUR SOUTHERNMOST VILLAGES, AS THIS NEW LAND OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF LIFESTYLE OPPORTUNITIES
JUST A GOLF CAR RIDE AWAY. JENNIFER: KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR OUR COVERED
WAGONS SHOWCASING OUR NEWEST LAND. RYAN: AND CONSTRUCTION IS MOVING RIGHT ALONG
IN THE VILLAGE OF FENNEY. JENNIFER: LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE PROGRESS
OF THE BLUE HERON RECREATION CENTER. (MUSIC) BRAD: WE’VE GOT A LOT OF MULTI-USE, CREATIVE
TYPE SPACES, SO WE CAN DO MULTIPLE THINGS WITH THE SAME FACILITIES. SOME OF THE FEATURES THAT WE’RE GONNA HAVE
HERE AT BLUE HERON, IT’S GOING TO BE OUR ADULT POOL. SO IT’LL BE 30 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER, FOR
RESIDENTS AND REGISTERED GUESTS. AND THEN WE’LL ALSO HAVE PLENTY OF WALKING
TRAILS AND GREEN SPACE TO ENJOY PICNICS, OUTDOOR EXERCISE. WE’LL ALSO HAVE CORNHOLE BOARDS, SHUFFLEBOARD
COURTS, AS WELL AS PETANQUE COURTS THAT CAN BE USED FOR BOCCE AS WELL. WE’RE CONTINUING OUR FACILITIES AND OUR
AMENITIES BEING A NICE COMPLIMENT TO THE NATURAL LANDSCAPE THAT WE HAVE DOWN HERE, IN THE VILLAGE
OF FENNEY. CONSTRUCTION FOR BLUE HERON IS JUST FINISHING
UP, AND AT THIS POINT WE’RE EXPECTING A MID-SUMMER OPENING. BLUE HERON IS OPEN TO EVERY VILLAGE RESIDENT
AND REGISTERED GUEST, TO COME DOWN AND USE AT ANY TIME, ONCE WE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. SO WHETHER YOU’RE IN THE VILLAGE OF MULBERRY
OR THE VILLAGE OF HILLSBOROUGH, YOU CAN COME DOWN AND ENJOY OUR AMENITIES JUST AS YOU WOULD
IN YOUR OWN VILLAGE. RYAN: ALSO WELL UNDERWAY ARE TWO BRAND NEW NINE-HOLE
EXECUTIVE COURSES, RED FOX AND GRAY FOX. THESE TWO TRACKS WIND THEIR WAS THROUGH WARM
SPRING HAMMOCK, UTILIZING FLORIDA’S NATURAL OBSTACLES TO CHALLENGE GOLFERS OF ALL SKILL
LEVELS. AND THE ANTICIPATION IS BUILDING. AS THE FENNEY RECREATION CENTER IS NEARING
COMPLETION, SLATED TO OPEN EARLY THIS SUMMER. FENNEY RECREATION CENTER PROVIDES UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES,
INCLUDING A RESORT-STYLE POOL, BAR AND GRILL, WORKOUT FACILITIES, AND PLENTY OF PLACES TO
MEET WITH FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS. PLANS ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY FOR GOLF CAR ACCESSIBILITY
FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. JENNIFER: AND OUR HOMETOWN IS THE PERFECT
PLACE TO ENJOY OUTDOOR LIVING, YEAR-ROUND. RYAN: AND THANKS TO THE BEAUTIFUL FLORIDA
WEATHER, OUTDOOR CLUBS AND SPORTS ARE ENDLESS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY. RESIDENT: I HAD A VISION WHEN I MOVED HERE
OVER THREE YEARS AGO, OF STARTING A WALKING CLUB AND GETTING VOLKSMARCHING STARTED IN
THE VILLAGES. RESIDENT: THE SUMTER LANDING BICYCLE CLUB
IS A GROUP OF CYCLING ENTHUSIASTS, AND OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE SAFE, FUN, FRIENDLY, HEALTHFUL
RIDES FOR THE FOLKS THAT COME TO JOIN US FOR THIS. RESIDENT: I’VE BEEN A MEMBER OF THIS CLUB
FOR 14 YEARS, AND TOOK OVER AS CO-DIRECTOR 11 YEARS AGO. IT’S GREAT. WE SWIM YEAR-ROUND, THERE’S NO SUCH THING
AS WINTER HERE. SOME OF THE GIRLS HAVE NEVER DONE SYNCHRONIZED
SWIMMING BEFORE, SOME DID IT IN HIGH SCHOOL. RESIDENT: WE TRAVEL FAR ON SOME RIDES AND
WE TRAVEL A SHORTER DISTANCE FOR OTHERS. SO IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE A RIDER THAT’S BEGINNING,
WE HAVE RIDES FOR YOU. AND IF YOU’RE VERY GOOD AT RIDING, WE ALSO HAVE RIDES FOR YOU
AS WELL. THEY’RE MUCH FURTHER AND MUCH FASTER. RESIDENT: WE WALK APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES AN
HOUR, WHICH IS A 20 MINUTE MILE. WE HAVE ABOUT 12 DIFFERENT START LOCATIONS
NOW, AND WE HAVE 2 3-MILE LOOPS. RESIDENT: WE’RE DOING A NUMBER THIS YEAR
FOR “THE LITTLE OLD LADY FROM PASADENA”, AND WE’RE USING A COUPLE OF FLOAT BOARDS
AS CARS. I HAVEN’T FIGURED IT OUT HOW WE’RE ACTUALLY
GOING TO MANAGE THAT BUT THAT’S ON THE TABLE. RESIDENT: WE HAVE A LEADER AND A SWEEP ON
EVERY ONE OF OUR RIDES. SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WHERE YOU’RE
GOING, SOMEBODY ELSE IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THAT. SOMEBODY ELSE IS GOING TO MAKE SURE IT’S
SAFE. AND TO BE HONEST, RIDING IN A GROUP IS FAR
SAFER THAN RIDING ALONE. RESIDENT: I AM OVERWHELMED THAT IS HAS GROWN
TO THIS. AND I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE THAT STARTED OUT, AND
I’M WALKING SLOWER NOW BECAUSE I HAD A HIP REPLACEMENT, SO I’VE HAD TO SLOW DOWN. AND I’VE HAD PEOPLE THAT, THEY WERE BEHIND
ME, AND NOW THEY’RE WAY UP AT THE BEGINNING. RESIDENT: COME ON DOWN. WE’RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS, YOU
DON’T HAVE TO HAVE ANY BACKGROUND IN SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING. WE WILL TEACH YOU WHATEVER YOU NEED TO KNOW. AS LONG AS YOU CAN SWIM AND YOU CAN FLOAT,
THAT’S ALL YOU NEED. RESIDENT: WE HAVE A WEBSITE NOW, WE HAVE A
CARD. BECAUSE PEOPLE STOP US. I WANT TO WALK WITH YOU, WHO ARE YOU? AND SO THEY STOP US. SO NOW WE CARRY CARDS WITH US SO WE CAN JUST
SAY HERE WE ARE. HERE’S OUR WEBSITE OR THEY CAN EMAIL ME
AT [email protected] RESIDENT: THE ADVICE FOR ANYBODY THAT WANTS
TO RIDE WITH US IS 1, GO TO OUR WEBSITE. IT’S SLBIKE.CLUB. RESIDENT: AND I JUST LOVE TO SEE WHERE THE
GROUP IS FROM OVER A YEAR AGO. IT’S AMAZING. PEOPLE THAT WERE BARELY WALKING THAT ARE NOW
WAY UP FRONT. RYAN: FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ALL THE CLUBS
AND ACTIVITIES IN OUR HOMETOWN, CHECK OUT THEVILLAGES.COM. AND WHILE YOU’RE THERE, CHECK OUT OUR BRAND
NEW HOMEFINDER. THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY MAKES FINDING YOUR DREAM
HOME A BREEZE. THE NEW MAP SEARCH TOOL PROVIDES AN EASY WAY
TO FIND THE PERFECT PLACE TO CALL HOME. FIND YOUR DREAM HOME TODAY, ON THEVILLAGES.COM. JENNIFER: AND IF YOU’RE NOT ALREADY A VILLAGER,
BUT YOU’D LIKE TO EXPERIENCE WHAT OUR RESIDENTS DO EACH AND EVERY DAY, BETWEEN NOW AND THE
END OF AUGUST, FOR ONLY $99 A NIGHT, YOU CAN COME STAY AND PLAY LIKE A VILLAGER. RYAN: STAY FROM FOUR TO SEVEN NIGHTS AND ENJOY
A FULLY FURNISHED PRIVATE CABANA, COMPLETE WITH GOLF CAR AND BICYCLES. PLAY GOLF, SWIM, DINE AND DANCE THE NIGHT
AWAY TO FREE NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT. CALL 1-800-346-4556 TO BOOK YOUR STAY TODAY. RYAN: THANKS FOR JOINING US ON THIS MONTH’S
EDITION OF THE VILLAGES VMAIL! WE’LL SEE YOU AROUND TOWN… JENNIFER: …LOVIN’ THE VILLAGES LIFESTYLE! (“THE VILLAGES…”)

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