Ryan McElroy on his bicycle with his helmet with mounted camera.

Villagers’ son hit by golf cart, captures accident on helmet cam

The son of a Villages couple was struck by a golf cart while riding his bicycle at about 3 p.m. Monday on Paige Place at Avenida Central. The golf cart's side curtain struck the bicyclist, 23-year-old Ryan McElroy of Atlanta, knocking him to the pavement. The golf cart … Read more...

April 24: Okahumpka: History of a Florida Cracker Community

April  24: Okahumpka:  History of a Florida Cracker Community Organization: Lady Lake Historical Society As a part of the Lady Lake Historical Society's educational programs, Ray Burhop, researcher and author, will talk about Okahumpka, a nearby Cracker Community … Read more...

Woodpecker in The Villages

Woodpecker in The Villages

This woodpecker in The Villages was snapped by Ron Clark while he was busy at work! Leave a comment and let us know what you think! … Read more...

Where in The Villages can this sign be seen?

Where in The Villages is this sign located?

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Photos of The Villages, Florida

Woodpecker in The Villages
Roseate Spoonbill
butterfly (2)
Lake Sumter Landing lighthouse
This heron was standing watch over its younglings in The Villages.
Spring in The Villages
This mother gator is giving a ride to her two baby gators. They live in a pond in The Villages, FL
This family of cranes was seen walking around a golf course in The Villages, FL
This sand crane was walking with her baby on a golf course in The Villages
Blue Herons at a marsh located near 466 and Morse Blvd
Sunrise at Lake Miona Shores in The Villages, FL
Flying Crane
Ron Clark snapped a photo of this Bald Eagle in The Villages
Crane fishing for its lunch
Baby Alligator in The Villages

Latest News

LakeXpress

Villager among passengers on LakeXpress bus hit on U.S. 27/441

A Villager was among the passengers on a LakeXpress public transport bus rearended by a Leesburg driver at 11:51 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. Hwy. 27/441. Kathryn M. Zwolski, … Read More

Brite @ Nite

Brite at Night program offered Thursday night at Market Square

Members of the Community Improvement Council will be available with information about the Brite @ Night program from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Lake Sumter Landing Market … Read More

Bruce and Brook Henderson take a spin on a bicycle built for two. (Karron Murphy photo)

Father, daughter take spin on fifth generation bicycle built for two

Bruce Henderson and his daughter Brook were out riding the family's fifth generation bicycle-built-for-two Wednesday around The Villages. They are the son and … Read More

Lisa Woodward with the artwork in her home.

Village of Springdale resident’s artwork on display in Ocala library

Village of Springdale resident, Lisa Woodward, is thrilled to be exhibiting her fine art in a one-woman show entitled From Lisa to You at Ocala's Freedom Public Library. … Read More

The bumper was nearly torn off Dick and Joan Hellmers' van while it was parked Tuesday at Bacall Recreation Center.

Golf cart tears bumper off van in hit-and-run accident at rec center

A Villages couple is hoping to find the golf cart and driver who hit their vehicle when it was parked Tuesday afternoon at Bacall Recreation Center. Damage to their … Read More

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Villagers and their dogs

Bonnie Kaye with Pita

Other Voices

Kevin Derby

Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera fits in as Rick Scott’s running mate

Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera has only been in his new post for a few months now but he’s already learning the ropes about what it’s like holding the … Read more...

Douglas Hollingsworth

ASK SCORE – Put the Spark Back in Your Small Business

ASK SCORE - Put the Spark Back in Your Small Business “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” is a familiar saying. But just because your small business … Read more...

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

How to get your second wind

When you run very fast, you reach a point where you gasp for breath. You keep on pushing the pace and after a few seconds, you feel that you have … Read more...

Obituaries in The Villages, FL

Ruth E. Haak

Ruth E. Haak, age 76, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the home her daughter, Susan Peters in Shohola, P. Ruth was born May 1, 1937 in Bethlehem, PA, the daughter of the late Alvin H. and … Read more...

John M. Riccio Jr.

John M. Riccio, Jr., of Lady Lake, Florida, joined Christ our Savior on Sunday, April 13, 2014. He was 86 years old. John was born on Staten Island, New York on May 16, 1927. He was the son of John M. … Read more...

Donald Foreman

Donald Leroy Foreman

Donald Leroy Foreman age 93, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Leesburg, Florida. He was born in Vancouver, Washington and moved to the Leesburg area in 2002 from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay … Read more...

Donald Robert Johnson

Donald Robert Johnson, 78, of The Villages passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Mr. Johnson was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and moved to The Villages from North Carolina in 1997. Donald proudly … Read more...

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Softball with Sal

Neighborhood Three Final Standings

- Jerry Bullen, Buttonwood manager, reporting Buttonwood is now on top of the Pacific division in the level 3 Neighborhood league with a extra inning victory over Bonita Blue 6-5.  Ron Nikstad … ...Read more...

Division Four Has Donated $11,400 to Local Food Banks

-Jerry Saltness reporting Division Four Recreational Softball Food Drive Twice a year Division 4 conducts a food drive to support the local food pantries.  These food drives are conducted in … ...Read more...

SOFTBALL SIGHTS LAST WEEK OF WINTER 2014 SEASON

-Sal Riggio reporting Another great softball season in The Villages despite Mother Nature not being very cooperative.  Thanks to Travis Rima and his great crew of guys who do such an amazing job … ...Read more...