Villager Eleanor Barnard fills her golf cart with gas with help from grandsons Jack, left, and Logan.

Golf cart drivers cheer opening of new Marathon station at Pinellas

Eleanor Barnard of the Village of Buttonwood had one word for the opening of Clark’s Pump-N-Shop, the new Marathon service station at Pinellas Plaza on County Road 466A. "Hallelujah!" she said. She and her husband, Fred, each took their golf carts to the new station … Read more...

August 9: Program change for The Democratic Club meeting

We are excited to announce that the speaker for the August 9th Democratic Club meeting will be Annette Taddeo, tapped by Charlie Crist to be his running mate.   She will become the first female Hispanic Lieutenant Governor if the ticket can beat  Rick Scott. The meeting will … Read more...

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A Black-bellied Whistling Duck and her newborn chick in The Villages.

A Black-bellied Whistling Duck and her newborn chick in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark. … Read more...


Where in The Villages is this lap pool? Click here and comment to guess.

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

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Don Deakin

Don Deakin lone applicant for Rich Lambrecht’s seat on AAC

Community Development District 4 Chairman Don Deakin is the lone applicant for the Amenity Authority Committee seat from which Rich Lambrecht recently resigned. The … Read More

Crews are putting the finishing touches on signal light installation at Colony Boulevard.

New Colony Boulevard traffic signal light up, now in ‘flashing mode’

The traffic signal is now installed at the multimodal trail crossing on Colony Boulevard near Colony Cottage Recreation Center. The signal is currently in “flashing … Read More

Carol Teel

Villages bowler Carol Teel wins two golds at Tournament of The Americas

Bowler Carol Teel of The Villages has already won two gold medals in the Super Senior Women's Division at the 52nd Lee Evans Tournament of The Americas in Sunrise. On … Read More

Club volunteer John McCallough helped Ben Weingarten and grandma, Nora Coman, with their project.

Camp Villagers, their grandparents enjoy lesson on radio communication

Twelve lucky grandkids got to learn a lot about radio waves on Wednesday at Colony Cottage Recreation Center as part of the Camp Villages 'Amateur Radio Hour' program -- … Read More

Margaret Klemm

Villager sentenced to 180 days in jail in ‘Sex on the Square’ incident

Villager Margaret "Peggy" Klemm entered pleas of no contest this afternoon in the "Sex on the Square" case and will be spending the next 135 days in the Sumter County … Read More

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Villagers’ Photos

Sherri-Fernandina-Bonifay CC-rainshaft

Sherri from the Village of Fernandina took this photo of a rain shaft


Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Babe Didrikson Zaharias, the best female athlete

Babe Didrikson Zaharias was arguably the best female athlete of all time. She played many sports and was better than everyone else in most of them. … Read more...

Len Hathaway

Should you consider installing a lightning rod?

Some residents may be evaluating their need for a lightning protection system (lightning rods) as we seem to be in the midst of a very active … Read more...

Barry Evans

The Return of Husbands United

I have received a few complaints, questions or whatever relating to Husbands United (a secret society).  In essence, they wonder why they have not … Read more...

Obituaries in The Villages, FL

Rita Carolyn Evans

Rita Carolyn Evans

Rita Carolyn Evans, 85, Summerfield, Florida, died July 28, 2014. Mrs. Evans was born in Trenton, NJ and graduated from the Katharine Gibbs School in New York City. She worked in various positions … Read more...

Gary S. Hendricks, Sr.

Gary S. Hendricks, Sr.

Gary S. Hendricks, Sr., 63, of The Villages, Florida, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in the loving presence of his family. Gary was born in Yonkers, NY and retired as an administrator … Read more...

Anne L. Musnicki

Anne L. Musnicki, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 after a long illness. Anne was raised in White Plains, NY and lived most of her adult life in Greenwich, CT. She and her husband moved to Florida in … Read more...

Herbert W. Conover

Herbert W. Conover, Jr., 74, of The Villages, Florida, passed away on July 22, 2014. Born in Trenton, N.J., he was the son of Herbert and Margaret Conover. Moving to The Villages in 2011, he was a … Read more...

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Softball with Sal

Around the Fields

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D-Backs Champs 2014 Division 2 Summer Season

-Terry Yanny reporting The Diamondbacks - Champions of the 2014 Division 2 Summer Season.  Back L-R: Don Brozick, Bill Begley, Steve Sarcia, Bob Jones, Bill Yeager, Bill Houser & RJ … ...Read more...

Neighborhood 4/5 Action

-Richard Couture reporting Saturday, July 26th Scores: Belvedere     4       Winifred        6     Lynn Haven    3      Renegades      4     Buttonwood    1      Hemingway Blue       … ...Read more...