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    Fish & Wildlife Commission trapper recalls landing his first alligator. Photos: Nicole Hamel Going to

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    Lake County Commission chairwoman navigates a pandemic.  Photo: Douglas Tyler Since the first positive case

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      A Lady Lake mom recalls her first (and only) skydiving adventure. It was a

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    Kevin Von Maxey. // Photo: Douglas Tyler A photo almost destroyed the language arts teacher’s

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    Entertainer finds a gig and a husband in The Villages. Interviewer: Chris Gerbasi ≈ Photo:

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    Emergency room doctor shares a first-time experience as an intern. Interviewer: Leigh Neely // Photo:

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