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Sixteen-year-old Giulia Manco and her brother, 15-year-old Gio, spent their childhoods in the restaurant they now work at with both their parents.

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Paul Patella moved to The Villages full time in 2014, ready to enjoy all that Florida’s Friendliest Hometown had to offer, but feeling a bit unsure about his faith journey.

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Inflation continues to dominate the economic headlines. In the latest sign that we’re paying more for goods and services, figures released Thursday by the U.S. Commerce Department showed that the personal consumption expenditures index — an inflation gauge closely monitored by the Federal Reserve — jumped 6.4% in February compared with a year ago, reaching a 40-year high as sharply higher prices for food, gasoline and other necessities squeeze Americans’ finances.

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A robot powers up to assist with surgery at UF Health The Villages Hospital.

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First Academy Leesburg is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Leesburg, but that doesn't mean every student who goes there attends that church, let alone is Baptist.

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Man can’t save the environment alone. We need help from machines. From drones to artificial intelligence and webcams, scientists increasingly turn to technology in their work to solve the world’s environmental challenges. These tools are helping them identify possible solutions to resolve significant issues, experiment with those possible solutions to determine how effectively they can resolve problems, and monitor wildlife and the habitats in which they live. “Instruments can take a sample every hour — a huge improvement from past methods that were more manual and required experts who…

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The entertainment industry bases success on crowds. Movie studios pay attention to box office triumphs. Performing arts venues note the shows that sell tickets. Playwrights seek out the elements that capture audiences’ attention. Take away the crowds, and you have an industry in crisis. That is what happened in March 2020, when more than 83 million people changed their plans after hundreds of events worldwide were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The entertainment industry may have born the brunt of the impact of stay-at-home orders and their aftermath, when many people still…

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In Lake, Sumter and Marion counties, 1,279 parcels of land are registered with the county property appraiser's offices either as a church or under a "religious exemption."

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Only 20 years ago, going on vacation required sorting through a jumble of atlases and paper maps just to get to the destination.