Avenida Central

Citizens Avenida Central drive-up scheduled to shut down on May 1

The Citizens First Bank drive-up facility at Avenida Central will close on May 1.Citizens First Bank President and CEO Steve Kurtz has sent a letter to customers informing them of the closure.In the letter, Kurtz informs customers that a new drive-through facility … Read more...

April 13: Umpire clinic at Saddlebrook Softball Complex

On Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10 a.m. there will be an Umpire Clinic at Saddlebrook Softball Complex. This will be an on-field clinic going over umpire mechanics, positioning and discussing softball scenarios. This clinic is open to all existing umpires and anyone interested … Read more...

Butterflies and flowers

A Monarch Butterfly enjoying the flowers in The Villages.

A Monarch Butterfly enjoying the flowers in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark. … Read more...

Executive hole

Where in The Villages is this executive golf course hole? Click here and comment to guess.

Where in The Villages is this executive golf course hole? Photo courtesy of Ron Clark. … Read more...

Photos of The Villages, Florida

Butterflies and flowers
EP Sunrise
American Bittern
marsh sunrise
female cardinal
flowers at LS
Bird of meadowlark
honey bee
mom and baby
sunrise over wetlands
relax at ss
Stunning butterfly
Villages Soccer Club
in flight view
Pelicans in flight

Latest News

Gov. Rick Scott with The Villages Quilting Guild.

Gov. Scott drops by Honor Flight Quilt Show in The Villages

Gov. Rick Scott dropped by a quilt show Monday while he was at the Eisenhower Recreation Center.Beth Bender, president of the Quilting Guild in The Villages, along … Read More

Assisted living

Construction moving fast at Spanish Springs assisted living center site

Construction is moving at a fast and furious pace for the new 86-unit assisted living and memory-care facility to be located at the corner of Alverez Avenue and Avenida … Read More

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Colony Clayers Club to hold show and sale at Colony Cottage

The Colony Clayers Club will hold a show and sale from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 at Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center.Everyone is welcome to attend … Read More

Jeremy Fisher

Woman hospitalized after alleged beating by registered sex offender

A woman was transported to Leesburg Regional Medical Center Monday after suffering a beating at the hands of a registered sex offender.The woman was at a residence on … Read More

Jason Mackey

Lady Lake man arrested on Morse Blvd. for driving with suspended license

Lady Lake man was arrested Monday night on Morse Boulevard after he was caught driving with a suspended license.Jason Alan Mackey was pulled over on Morse Boulevard … Read More

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Opinions

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Power napping can help you learn, remember and interpret more efficiently

Power napping for an hour can help you to learn, remember and interpret more efficiently. When I was in high school, I found that I could study best … Read more...

Jack Petro

British farce livens stage of Ocala Civic Theatre

It started out so simple.  Tom Kerwood (John Esbenshade Jr.) and his wife Linda (Angie Petty) have been trying to have a baby with no success.  They … Read more...

U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent

Obama budget would raise taxes by $1.8 trillion

I’ve got another important budget update for you this week.  I say important for a couple of reasons.  First off, drafting a budget forces the authors … Read more...

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Obituaries in The Villages, FL

Douglas M. Brooks

Douglas M. Brooks, age 72, passed away early Saturday, March 28, 2015 at his residence in Leesburg, Florida. He was born in Selma, North Carolina and moved to the Leesburg area in October of 2013 from … Read more...

Frank Grace

Frank M. Grace

Frank M. Grace age 85 passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at his residence in The Villages, Florida. Frank was born in East Providence, Rhode Island and moved to the Villages area in 1993 from Lake … Read more...

Berta Koch

THE VILLAGES - Berta Marie Koch, 73, passed from this life Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Born in the Ukraine she immigrated to the United States in 1952. She was a secondary school teacher for several … Read more...

Hubert Klose

Hubert G. Klose

Hubert G. Klose, 85, of the Villages in Florida, formerly of Claverack, NY, passed away Monday, March 9, 2015 in Florida, surrounded by his family. Born on September 23, 1929 in the Bronx, NY, he was … Read more...

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Softball

Umpire clinic at Saddlbrook Softball Complex

On Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10 a.m. there will be an Umpire Clinic at Saddlebrook Softball Complex. This will be an on-field clinic going over umpire mechanics, positioning and discussing softball … ...Read more...

Softball complexes will close in April for maintenance

The following softball complexes will be closed for scheduled maintenance:Buffalo Glen – April 6 through June 1 Saddlebrook – April 13 through April 24 If you have any questions or need … ...Read more...

Remaining softball playoff schedule

Remaining softball playoff scheduleTuesday March 31st9 a.m. Semifinal GamesField #2 Paul Davis vs Fross & Fross Field #3 IHOP vs Babiarz 10:30 a.m.  Fall 2014 … ...Read more...