Don Chaplin, in red shirt, salutes during the ceremony.

93-year-old former POW stirred by POW/MIA ceremony in The Villages

Donald Chaplin was flying a P-38 Lightning when it was shot down in 1943 in World War II. He was captured and held as a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft 3 in Germany. He was liberated one year later by none other than Gen. George Patton. After the end of World War II, … Read more...

Sept. 22: The Villages New York Yankees Club monthly meeting

The Villages New York Yankees Club will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 22nd at 7 p.m., in the Allamanda Recreation Center. All Villagers are invited to attend and join the club. Visit our website for more information about the … Read more...

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A colorful predawn sunrise over a golf course in The Villages.

A colorful predawn sunrise over a golf course in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark. … Read more...

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

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

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Flipside

‘Music Lovers Showcase’ a huge hit in its second year at Savannah

The Flipside blues band came up with a theme song for the “Music Lovers Showcase” Friday at the Savannah Center. “It’s called: ‘We’re Not Here for a Long Time; We’re … Read More

This dog was found wandering in the Village of Virginia Trace.

Abandoned dog found with note: ‘My family couldn’t afford me’

The note tagged to his collar broke Villager Joanie Cady's heart. "My family couldn't afford me," the note read. The dog was discovered wandering in the Village of … Read More

Walter Mollenhauser and Arthur Jenkins share a beer.

Villages Deutscher Club toasts efforts in student exchange program

The Villages Deutscher Club returned from its summer furlough Thursday evening at Lake Miona Recreation Center. Its Volksfest (peoples' party) included a hearty dinner … Read More

Brian Sobocinski

Reportedly naked Villager arrested outside hotel in Boca Raton

A 36-year-old Villager was arrested outside a Boca Raton hotel Wednesday after he was reportedly naked in the parking lot striking a vehicle. Brian Paul Sobocinski is … Read More

Rob Smith, Jr. brought his sidekick, 'Swamp Ape' to the VAA meeting.

Caricature artist entertains fall season opener for Villages Arts Association

After Villages Arts Association president, Frank Zampardi, welcomed a large, colorfully attired, crowd back for the VAA's fall season -- and upcoming events were … Read More

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Stephen Barth took this sunset photo at Evans Prairie.

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Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Grace Kelly, death of a princess

Grace Kelly was a famous Hollywood actress who became Princess Grace of Monaco and died at age 54 after driving a car off a hilly Monaco road. Her … Read more...

Barry Evans

The intrigue of words

Words intrigue me at times.  I like ones that are not normally used.  For example take the word “eleemosynary” which means charitable.   Now that I … Read more...

U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent

I cannot vote to train and equip ‘vetted’ Syrian rebels

As I am sure you saw this week, Congress voted to authorize the Department of Defense to train and equip “vetted” Syrian rebels. What many people may … Read more...

Obituaries in The Villages, FL

Alan E. Morrill

Alan E. Morrill

Alan E. Morrill, 89, of The Villages, Florida, died Sept. 19, 2014, with his family by his side. Alan was born to the late Gladys and Byron Morrill, Aug. 30, 1925, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and lived in … Read more...

Lou ‘Fox’ Abbagliato

Lou “Fox” Abbagliato, 78, of The Villages, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014. He was born June 16, 1936 in the Bronx, New York, and later moved to Fairless Hills, PA, before retiring to The … Read more...

Louise Stewart

Louise Stewart, 86, of The Villages, FL, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. She was born in Marietta, Georgia on January 22, 1928, … Read more...

Phillip Toler Montgomery

Phillip Toler Montgomery

Phil Toler Montgomery , of Fruitland Park, FL, passed away on Monday, Sept 15, 2014. He was born on March 16, 1943 in Greensboro, N.C. He is survived by the love of his life for 41 years, Charlotte … Read more...

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Softball with Sal

JOIN THE VILLAGES-NEWS.COM SOFTBALL COMMUNITY

Hello Villages Softballer! Don't see a whole lot about your team in the Daily Sun?  Email your team/league highlights to gogomets@embarqmail.com … ...Read more...

Division Four Action: ROCKETS BLASTS BOBCATS 20-15

-Sal Riggio, Bobcat manager, reporting The Bobcats (4-1) had an opportunity to be the only undefeated team in D4 after five games, but the Rockets (4-1) exploded that celebration. Ed Humphries not … ...Read more...

Recreational League Standings

Players, managers, Board members:  villages-news.com will publish your highlights, announcement, etc.  Email to: gogomets@embarqmail.com -posted by Sal Riggio Division … ...Read more...