H. Gary Morse

Villages developer H. Gary Morse dies Wednesday night at age 77

H. Gary Morse, the man who took his father's mobile home park and turned it into a fabulously successful retirement community, died Wednesday night at age 77.Morse's eye for detail and marketing skills created not just a retirement community but a lifestyle that people … Read more...

Nov. 17: The Choralettes Holiday Blessings Concert

The Choralettes Holiday Blessings Concert will be held at the New Covenant United Methodist Church on Monday, November 17th. The Concert begins at 6 p.m., doors open at 5:15 p.m.  General seating tickets are $5, available at the church before weekend worship … Read more...

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A calm and reflective day on the water in The Villages.

A calm and reflective day on the water in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark. … Read more...

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Where in the Villages was this picture taken from? Click here and comment to guess.

Where in the Villages was this picture taken from? Photo courtesy of Ron Clark. … Read more...

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Latest News

Terry and Butch Barnett received their Citizens Academy Certificates from Sheriff Bill Farmer.

Sheriff Bill Farmer congratulates latest grads of Citizen’s Academy

Sumter County Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Farmer presented certificates to nearly 50 Villages residents Wednesday afternoon at the Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center and … Read More

and George Wetzel.

Halloween costume parties luring out cast of characters in Villages

They were doing everything from the pumpkin dance to the monster mash Wednesday night at the Colony Cottage Recreation Center. Flashback Band provided the entertainment … Read More

Oakleaf Apartment Complex

Two men arrested in shooting at Lady Lake apartment complex

Two men were arrested after shots were fired in an apartment at the Oakleaf Apartment Complex on County Road 466 in Lady Lake.Lady Lake police were called to the … Read More

Trained volunteers Joan Sullivan and Jerry Knoll help Pinellas Villager, Pete Smith, evaluate his Volkswagen.

Villagers check vehicle safety through CarFit program at Eisenhower

Village of Winifred resident, Chuck Wildzunas, and about a dozen trained volunteers, held yet another CarFit program on Wednesday, in the north parking lot of The … Read More

Tandem cyclists will converge on The Villages this weekend.

Tandem riders from nine states to converge on The Villages

Halloween will bring out plenty of couples dressed in Lycra and pedaling as teams as the fifth annual Florida Tandem Rally kicks off in The Villages on Friday.The … Read More

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Opinions

Glenda Crandall

Reduce, reuse and recycle plastic bags

Plastic bags are everywhere - along the roads, in our oceans, lakes and rivers and in our overloaded landfills. Plastic bags use multiple channels to … Read more...

Douglas Hollingsworth

Have a plan for a worst-case scenario

Ask SCORE- What if the “Worst That Can Happen” Happens to You?When Hurricane Sandy roared through the Northeastern U.S. in October 2012, few small … Read more...

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Caffeine improves multi-day performance

Caffeine taken on consecutive days of sports competition improves speed and endurance both days, according to a new study from Norway. Scientists have … Read more...

Obituaries in The Villages, FL

Phyllis Louise Anderson

Phyllis Louise Anderson

Phyllis Louise Anderson, 89, of Lady Lake, Florida, passed away from a recent illness on October 24, 2014. At the time of her death, she lived with her son Brian in Burlingame, California. Phyllis was … Read more...

Claire Goldman

Claire Goldmann

Claire Goldmann, 85, of The Villages, Fl , passed away October 27,2014. Claire was a successful business woman which she operated till she was seventy.  She loved her home and The Villages for almost … Read more...

Paul G. Swanson

Paul G. Swanson, 63, of Wildwood, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Mr. Swanson was born October 29, 1950 in Springfield, MA. He moved here in 2007 from Boynton Beach. Paul was the Commercial … Read more...

Norman E. Hasch

Norman E. Hasch

Norman E. Hasch, 60, Leesburg, Florida went to be with the Lord on October 27, 2014 in Sumterville, Florida surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Hasch was born on September 06, 2014 1954 in … Read more...

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Softball with Sal

Division Three Action: DOLPHINS WIN AGAIN

-Vernon Brooks, Dolphins manager, reporting-posted by Sal RiggioPATRIOTS LOSS EXTENDS FISH LEAD TO 1.5 GAMESThe (11-2) Dolphins remain in first place with a 13-6 win over the Bills in … ...Read more...

Central Florida League (CFL) Action: DISPITE LOSS, BABIARZ ALONE AT THE TOP

 -Ed Walker, CFL Commissioner, reporting     -posted/photos by Sal Riggio   PAUL DAVIS RESTORATION/PERKINS WIN STREAKS AT THREE    PAUL DAVIS RESTORATION 8  BABIARZ … ...Read more...

Division Four Action: Celtics 15 Raptors 14

-Don Barry, Celtics manager, reporting-posted by Sal RiggioCELTICS HOLD OFF RAPTOR RALLYTAKE A SHARE OF FIRST PLACEIt was a hard fought game for the Celtics today. The Raptors played … ...Read more...