The Villages - December 2008 - (Page Cover2)

december 2008 Features 4 Looking Back on 2008 Politics and the economy dominated the national news over the past year, yet Villagers continued on with their favorite activities. Take a look back at some of the memorable events, new businesses, and people that made news in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown in 2008. 18 Havana Bursts on Scene 32 Bears for Children The opening of Havana Country Club Restaurant has been a much anticipated event, and the co-owners say they want to be “the destination location of everybody in The Villages” as they serve “Floribbean cuisine” and signature drinks. Nearly 80 Villages women call themselves “Bear Ladies,” the group that makes handmade, stuffed toy bears every year for Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, a camp that serves Florida’s seriously ill children faced with chronic or terminal illnesses. A collage of memorable people and events that made 2008. (Photos from The Daily Sun archive.) George Stella, executive chef and co-owner of Havana Country Club Restaurant, shows his Stella Style Strawberry Shortcake Martini made with no sugar or flour. It will be a specialty dessert at the restaurant. (Photo by Marianne Lobaugh) Cover $4.95 DecemBER 2008 • A CELEBRATION OF FLORIDA’S FRIEND LIEST HOMETOWN • WWW.THEVILLAGE S.COM YEAR IN REVIEW http://WWW.THEVILLAGES.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - December 2008

The Villages - December 2008
Looking Back on 2008
Havana Bursts on Scene
Sports and Recreation
Bears for Children
Brain Exercises
Go & Do: Shopping & Dining Guide
Retail Briefs
Entertainment Briefs
Major Events

The Villages - December 2008