Signs are set up warning golf cart drivers about work starting next week at the tunnel at CR 466.

Golf cart drivers being advised of CR 466 tunnel work next week

The multi modal trail from Sumter Landing and Mission Hills north through the tunnel under County Road 466 to Barraza Court on North Morse Boulevard will be closed for concrete repairs starting at  6 p.m., Monday, July 28. Weather permitting these repairs are anticipated to … Read more...

August 5: Marv Rosenthal’s Bible study

Marv Rosenthal's Bible study, which has met every Tuesday for 8 years, will resume on August 5th. The Bible study meets at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Lady Lake, 432 C R 466. Come early for fellowship, coffee and snacks.Marv Rosenthal is the founder of the Holy … Read more...

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This Blue heron seems to be looking for Noah in The Villages.

This Blue Heron seems to be looking for Noah in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark. … Read more...

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Where in The Villages is this Veterans Memorial Park? Click here and comment to guess.

Where in The Villages is this Veterans Memorial Park? Photo courtesy of Ron Clark. … Read more...

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Garry Breeden

Swipe at Gov. Scott prompts response from commissioner

Sumter County Commissioner Garry Breeden has removed himself from the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Commission in the wake of "politicized" statements made by the … Read More

Governor candidate Nan Rich, left, chats with villager Gerry Van Luven.

Nan Rich reaches out to grassroots to try to cut off Charlie Crist coronation

While Florida governor candidates Charlie Crist and Rick Scott bash each other nightly in their dueling television ads, Nan Rich is relying on shoe leather to propel her … Read More

Jonathan Bedard

22-year-old arrested by police while driving golf cart stolen last year

A 22-year-old Fort Lauderdale man is facing a charge of grand theft after he was arrested by Lady Lake police while driving a stolen golf cart. Jonathan R. Bedard was … Read More

Corey Allen Smith

Man arrested in Village of Fernandina burglary back behind bars

Twenty-three-year-old Corey Allen Smith of Lady Lake is back behind bars on a probation violation. He was picked up this weekend by Lake County sheriff's … Read More

Robby Vee performs Monday evening at Savannah Center.

Robby Vee takes Villagers on journey through rock ‘n roll history

Robby Vee is a real son of a gun – at least when it comes to rock’n’roll. Bobby Vee’s little boy proved he belongs in the same rocking class as his famous father when … Read More

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Douglas Hollingsworth

Branding your small business leaves a lasting impression

Ask SCORE - Brand Your Small Business to Make a Lasting Impression. Consumers today are increasingly bombarded with information, yet have less and … Read more...

Kevin Derby

Rick Scott and Charlie Crist turn toward economic issues

Gov. Rick Scott looked to showcase his economic accomplishments on Monday as former Gov. Charlie Crist, the leading candidate for the Democratic … Read more...

Barry Evans

The quest for the perfect pillow

Being of a philosophical bent, I have noted that most people have at least one small occurrence in their life that bugs them. Looking at it … Read more...

Obituaries in The Villages, FL

William O’Donnell Hanes

William O. Hanes, 90, formerly of The Villages, passed away, Friday, July 18, 2014. William moved to Florida after retiring as Assistant Vice President from the Zolner Corporation in Fort Wayne, IN. … Read more...

Michael O. DePratter

Michael O. DePratter

Michael DePratter, 61, went to his Heavenly home on July 20, 2014. Michael was a son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. That was what gave him the most joy. He also loved anything to do with a … Read more...

Marjorie Magness Brahmey

Marjorie Magness Brahmey

Marjorie Magness Brahmey,80, of Leesburg, Florida, passed away on July 22, 2014. She was born in New York City and grew up in Miami Springs, Florida. She attended the University of Florida and, while … Read more...

Richard Chalkley

Richard Chalkley

Richard Chalkley, 87, of The Villages, FL, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014. Richard was born in Richmond, Virginia and lived there all his life until moving to Florida in 1985. Richard proudly … Read more...

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Softball with Sal

Restricted Bat League (RBL) Action

-Jeri Taylor, RBL Commissioner, reporting  Results for the July 22 makeup game from June 10:    Aarons  9  Ripkens  1 to the Summer Season First Place Team:  The Aarons.   The Larkins, had … ...Read more...

Division 4 Action: CELTICS-8 TIMBERWOLVES-2

-Don Barry, Celtics manager, reporting Another great defensive game, along with fine pitching by Lee Herbert. Steve Churchill made the best catch I have ever seen in Division 4, he went back on a … ...Read more...

Division Four News

-Joe Sanchez reporting -photos by Sal Riggio THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE #2 KNICKS AT #1 WARRIORS The winner will be the division champion. If the Warriors win, they will finish 17-5, two games … ...Read more...