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alert. There's been a burglary in
the neighborhood... in broad daylight. Fred Heidemann found out
about it and I've added some tips for keeping your home and car safer
Keep in mind that
most burglaries happen
between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
in Heavenly Peace just informed
Marion Getzes that their mattress
order has been back ordered and they are
in desperate need of funds to buy mattresses.
She is taking both cash & check
donations. Sleep in Heavenly Peace volunteers make beds for children
who have no beds and must sleep on the floor here in Florida.
Mil Fuhrman is back home
after her surgery and is doing well.
Weekly Bulletin (updated
(scroll down through the bulletin for
features: a summary of the types of calls The Villages Public Safety
personnel respond to; job opportunities available in the district and how to
sign up for the online notification tool in order to apply;
reminder that you can submit a question, comment or concern to the district
24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and how to submit it; how to protect
yourself and your pet when walking at night; announcement of new equipment
at the Fit Clubs at six recreation complexes and where you can get
recreation information; announcement that the Enrichment Academy's
Spring/Summer Course Catalog coming out on March 3rd; updates on facility
and golf course renovations and improvements; what's involved when
recreation centers are cleaned; the meeting of the
Landing Community Development District (SLCDD) Board has changed to the 2nd
Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. effective March 8th; information about bond
payoffs, where you can find your
bond amortization schedule and how you can pay it off (now until
the deadline for ordering a Veterans Memorial Brick by March 31st, along
with the ordering form; tunnel closures for painting; a complete list of
closures and re-openings, and more....
& Re-openings (see
current District Weekly Bulletin
for a full list of closures):
- Churchill Street
Recreation indoor & outdoor facilities and family pool
will be closed for maintenance THIS Saturday,
has been updated.
- Tunnels under Buena Vista Boulevard,
the three tunnels under CR 466,
and El Camino Real are scheduled to be painted
February 1st through Friday, February 26th.
Ladies Book Club
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
THIS Thursday, March 4th.
Sharon Burr will be leading the discussion. See you then, even if it's just
If you want to sit in, be sure you give
Peg Tabor your email address and she'll send you a link beforehand so
you can join us.
See you Thursday....
March, the club will have a
with Cali McCord, a singer impersonator, on
Wednesday, March 24th.
admission is a donation for the Wildwood Food Pantry: non-perishable food
donations or a donation check made out to the Wildwood Food Pantry
(checks only, please).
Sorry, this is limited to Lynnhaven Neighbors members only due to space
Thursday, April 8th,
with Clark Barrios entertaining us
(watch for more information as we get closer to the date).
We will need to follow the recreation center's COVID-19 protocols:
wear masks, social distance, bring your own beverage because no
water or ice is available, etc.
Check out what has been planned so far
for 2021. If you have an idea for a program, please contact the
new Program co-chairs.
Kathy Giles is the new Helping Hands
coordinator, but since we haven't been meeting, she has no volunteers to
help cook a meal for someone getting, or otherwise help a member needing a
helping hand. Please call Kathy at
750-5117 if you are willing to be called upon
if needed. Thank you.
There have also been some changes in the Lynnhaven
Ladies Council for 2021—2022.
See who is serving on the council and how you can contact them.
COVID-19 News of 2021
Friday, February 26th
& Johnson emergency use approval today. Only one shot is
required, it does not have to be stored in super sub-zero freezers, appears
to produce less severe side effects than the other vaccines, and it could
have 20 million doses out the door by the end of March. FDA researchers who
have poured through
the drug company’s data say the vaccine is both safe and effective. The
J&J vaccine might be less effective for people over age 60 with risk factors
like diabetes and heart disease, but may be better for those having had
allergic reactions to other vaccines. Stay tuned.... As for
which one you should get, the best answer is whichever one you can.
companies producing America’s COVID-19 vaccines told Congress Tuesday they
will produce a combined 140 million doses over the next five weeks. To date,
Moderna and Pfizer have
produced 82 million. If the projections hold true, the persistent
frustrating shortage of vaccines may be nearing an end,
then they haven't met goals so far. Moderna plans to increase the number of
doses per vial, Pfizer says it will increase production in the coming weeks,
and adding Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine should get more vaccine into
the pipeline. The
CDC's newest data shows a big improvement in the amount of vaccine
produced and the number of shots delivered.
Following an outbreak of COVID-19 cases
at a Chicago exercise facility last August, the
CDC issued new
guidance to gyms this week. There were 55 COVID-19 cases that were
identified among 81 attendees of indoor high-intensity classes.
(40%) persons with COVID-19 attended on or after the day symptoms began.
Most attendees (76%) wore masks infrequently, including persons with
(84%) and without COVID-19 (60%). The CDC now says that gyms should insist
on people wearing masks, especially during high-intensity activities. "In
addition, facilities should enforce physical distancing, improve
ventilation, and encourage attendees to isolate after symptom onset or
receiving a positive SARS-CoV-2 test result, and to quarantine after a
potential exposure to SARS-CoV-2 and while awaiting test results. Exercising
outdoors or virtually could further reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission risk."
For a long time now, people have
complained about continuing COVID-19 symptoms. Many had mild symptoms
initially, but as time went on, new symptoms developed or their symptoms
became worse and more debilitating, often referred to as having
long Covid or being long-haulers. At Wednesday's COVID-19 news briefing,
Dr. Fauci gave the condition a name — Post-Acute Sequelae of
(sequelae means aftereffect of a disease), and
he announced that the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
plans to study the condition. Some studies show that as many as
a third of patients with COVID-19 may experience lingering symptoms.
This new study seeks to find out exactly what's causing it, how widespread
it is, the range of symptoms, and how they can be treated. It is also hoped
that giving it a name will add legitimacy to the condition so physicians
take it seriously and don't just blow their patients off, thinking it is all
in their heads.
Many public-health experts got a
surprise this month when U.S. coronavirus cases fell roughly 70%, on
average, in the last six weeks.
U.S. has recorded an average of around 68,000 daily cases over the last
week. The last time the country saw weekly averages that low was in October.
Scientists have a few theories as to why cases fell: many high risk people
have acquired some immunity through vaccination or infection; people stopped
traveling and congregating indoors as much after the holidays; news of high
case numbers and overstressed hospitals may have encouraged people to social
distance, avoid crowds, or wear masks more (about 73% of U.S. adults now
say they wear a mask every time they leave the house); and testing has
declined so fewer new cases have been confirmed (this could explain
Florida's puzzling drop in cases over the past two weeks while deaths
I am showing statistics from both dashboards/data portals:
Florida's COVID-19 Dept. of Health (DOH) statistics and Florida's COVID-19
Community Action statistics (both developed by Rebekah Jones).
(Click on images
to enlarge them.)
statistics between the two continues to be quite different.
Department of Health's (DOH) dashboard*
as of Friday,
cumulatively the state has now had
1,898,223 residents testing positive
for COVID-19; with
79,021 hospitalized; and
residents have been tested,
of confirmed cases in our tri-county area is:
7,965 cases (7,881 residents, 84 non-residents); 507 resident
and 1 non-resident hospitalizations;
with 238 deaths; only 404 residents tested,
with a 4.21% positivity rate.
(median age holding at: 65, with 51% males, 47% females)
24,445 cases (24,093 residents, 352 non-residents);
1,258 resident and 25 non-resident hospitalizations; with
554 deaths; 1,587 residents tested, with a 6.43% positivity
holding at: 45, with 45% males, 53% females)
27,485 cases (27,368 residents,
1,718 resident and 8 non-resident hospitalizations, with
782 deaths; 1,708 residents tested, with a 6.03%
holding at: 45, with 43% males, 57% females)
* The new data includes the number of test results the department
receives from the counties, along with additional demographics and
graphs that show hospital admissions for patients complaining of
cough, fever or shortness of breath.
Previously, that data was only provided for larger counties.
Still not included is how many infected people have
recovered from the virus and, unlike other states, Florida does not report
from the virus.
** The newest reported deaths are the latest logged into the DOH
system, and that process could take as long as two weeks or longer
before they show up.
as of Friday,
the state now has
2,090,470 residents testing positive
cases today, 42,215 cases this past week);
(144 deaths today, 948 deaths this past week);
32,777 residents have been tested today,
18.788% positivity rate
a 5.18% positivity rate — big difference).
Today, 50,477 residents have gotten their 1st dose of vaccine,
with 1,588,027 having both doses. The breakdown of confirmed cases in our tri-county area is:
(19 cases today, 248 this week),
64 current hospitalizations, and 238 deaths
(3 deaths today,
week), 134 residents have been tested today, with a
(DOH reported a 4.21%
Today, 810 residents
were vaccinated, with 14,680 being fully vaccinated.
since March 1st
County: 26,738 cases
since March 1st
(103 cases today, 641 this week), 66 current hospitalizations, and
565 deaths (10 deaths today,
20 this week), 486 residents
have been tested today,
rate (DOH reported a
Today, 1,464 residents were vaccinated,
with 38,610 being fully vaccinated.
since March 1st (103 cases today, 667 this week),
72 current hospitalizations, and 786 deaths
(2 deaths today,
60 this week), 489 residents
have been tested today, with a
(DOH reported a 6.03%
positivity rate). Today,
1,068 residents were vaccinated, with 29,719
being fully vaccinated.
That's all for this week.
Stay safe and stay well.
be happy, be kind, and
SPREAD THE SMILES!
Fred Heidemann warns us about a
Comcast email that he and others got that turned out to be a
all begins with
YOU & ME...
make this the friendliest hometown.
aren't we lucky to live in Lynnhaven?
Keep washing your hands frequently, wearing your mask, and
practicing social distancing.
The Turners are making their
available after April 15th for those having family or friends
Leesa Willis recommends that you
adjust your water
sprinklers if trash is collected the following morning after you put
your trash and lawn refuse out... especially important during the colder
weather that we've been having.
Willis has another great suggestion when we are walking... be sure to
always make yourself seen. In the
least, wear light-colored clothing after dark and carry a flashlight.
The next Celtic Villages Show Band
Saturday, March 13th. I've corrected the
address. You are also welcome to sit in on their weekly practices every
Monday at the Big Cypress
Please continue to keep
Joyce Tisovec in
your thoughts and prayers. Many have asked for Joyce's address so I've
included it so you can send her cards and let her know you are thinking
The grandparent scam is making the
rounds again (still), so stay on your toes. Neighbors just got a call
from their grandson saying he was in jail and to send $5,000 so he could
get out, but
don't tell Dad." The call came early in the morning and predictably put
the neighbor into a state of stress since the caller knew their son's
name, where he lived, etc., so it was very believable. This was a phone
call, but according to
FTC Consumer Information and the
AARP Fraud Watch Network, scammers are also sending texts. Both
these sites provide tips on how to recognize a scam and how to respond.
They also provide a video you might find helpful.
Vision for Independence,
sole provider of support services for people with low vision or
blindness here in The Villages
and the tri-county area
is selling LOVE
(click on link to go
the order page on their website)
for $6 for one, 2 for $10, plus shipping.
Meetings for visually impaired people has been updated, as has
Free Adult BLIND Independent Living Program
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