Brian Hyland with son Bodi on drums.

‘Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’ hitmaker shows he’s got more in closet

Rock and roll is a family affair for Brian Hyland and his musical repertoire is a lot bigger than any polka dot bikini. Hyland was in vintage, rocking form Thursday night at Katie Belle’s in Spanish Springs Town Square.  His band included wife, Rosmari, singing back-up, … Read more...

Sept. 8: Ecology Movie ‘Dirt’

Unity of The Villages is sponsoring the EarthCare movie "Dirt," which is a movie about soil and how to protect this resource. It will be shown at Unity of The Villages on Monday, September 8, at 7 p.m. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, this film won the Humanitarian Water and … Read more...

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Sunrise at the end of the driving range at Lopez Legacy Country Club.

Sunrise at the end of the driving range at Lopez Legacy Country Club. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark. … Read more...

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Where in The Villages is this pub located? Click here and comment to guess.

Where in The Villages is this pub located? Photo courtesy of Ron Clark. … Read more...

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Latest News

Ann Huxtable of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 347 with a plastic mat.

Legion auxiliary member rounds up bags for mats for homeless veterans

Ann Huxtable of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 347 collected 14,350 new plastic bags for members to create plastic sleeping mats for homeless veterans in the Ocala … Read More

Steve Agronick shows off his medal.

Villages cyclist takes 3rd in Mountain Bike World Championship

Sumter Landing Bicycle Club member Steve Agronick finished on the podium at the recently completed Mountain Bike World Championships in Lillihammer, Norway with a … Read More

"Fort McCoy" is set during World War II.

‘Fort McCoy’ took best drama at Cannes, debuts Friday at Old Mill

Rachel Ballou, manager of The Villages theater division, has once again found a compelling independent film -- winner of many national and international festival awards, … Read More

Co-owner and master baker, Pete Tokas, is shown with Chef Andrew in the Tierra del Sol Restaurant kitchen.

Tierra del Sol restaurant, golf course remain open during construction

Advanced notice was given to regular patrons of the Tierra del Sol Recreation Center building, swimming pool, tennis, bocce and shuffleboard courts via signage that … Read More

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Chatham resident Margo Smith says seatbelt saved her in accident

Country music entertainer and Village of Chatham resident Margo Smith will undergo surgery Thursday at Ocala Regional Medical Center following a serious accident Tuesday … Read More

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Opinions

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Sinead O’Connor’s Fibromyalgia

Sinead O’Connor is an Irish singer and songwriter who became famous in the late 1980s and has been a strong moralist, speaking out against war and … Read more...

Kevin Derby

Rick Scott, Charlie Crist land attacks as general election campaign takes off

Having blown out their competition in the primaries earlier this week, Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist honed their lines of attack on … Read more...

Douglas Hollingsworth

The best small businesses know how to keep the best employees.

Ask SCORE - The Best Small Businesses Know How to Keep the Best Employees. Good help may be easier to find that the old saying suggests, but it is … Read more...

Obituaries in The Villages, FL

Calvin Bruce Russell

Calvin Bruce Russell, 83, Lady Lake, FL, passed away, Wednesday, August, 27, 2014. Bruce is survived by his wife, Marian; sister, Betty (Ken) Shepard and brother, Ronald (Nancy) Russell. Visitation … Read more...

Margaret Hilton Locke

Margaret Hilton Locke

Margaret Hilton Locke age 64, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at the Leesburg Regional Medical Center. She was born in Thomaston, Georgia but moved to the Leesburg area at the age of 3 and moved … Read more...

Lucile Helen Brown

Lucile Helen Brown, 94, of The Villages, Florida, passed from this life Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Born in Watertown, FL Lucile was a life-long Florida resident. She along with her late husband Ray … Read more...

Dale A. Nelson

Dale A. Nelson

Dale A. Nelson, 68, of The Villages, Florida, passed from this life Friday, August 22, 2014. Born in Schenectady, NY he was the son of the late Walter and Jane (Klein) Nelson. Dale was a graduate of … Read more...

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One That Got Away….

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Some More Summer 2014 Season Special Moments

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Softball’s Fall 2014 opening day less than two weeks away

-Sal Riggio reporting/photos Up North, car trunks are being packed for the return trip to The Villages.  The Fall 2014 Villages Softball Season is around the corner.  Many players are healing from … ...Read more...