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Mark your calendar for Villages Christmas Parade

The Villages Christmas Parade is set for noon Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Villages Polo Fields. Gates will open at 10 a.m. Residents are encouraged to arrive by golf cart and carpool if possible. Shuttles will...

Villager’s son walks out of jail after pleading no contest to drug charges

A Villager’s son walked out of jail after pleading no contest to drug possession charges. Jordan Alan Moore, 28, was sentenced to 120 days in jail after pleading no contest to charges in his arrest...

Village of Caroline woman identified in lineup in shoplifting incident at Lake Sumter Landing 

A Village of Caroline woman has been identified in a lineup in connection with a shoplifting incident earlier this month at Lake Sumter Landing. Cynthia Lou Thomas, 66, shortly after noon Nov. 6 entered Lime...

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Woman with weed arrested after running stop sign at Lake Sumter Landing

A woman who ran a stop sign Tuesday night at Lake Sumter Landing was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia...

Wild turkeys can be spotted here in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has used a web-based mapping application to survey biologists' and other natural resource professionals’ knowledge of wild...

Two vehicles collide on County Road 466 temporarily shutting down westbound traffic

An accident shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday backed up traffic on County Road 466 and nearby Rolling Acres Road. The accident involved two vehicles and...

All branches should have been honored

To the Editor: A very long article, (I skimmed it) appeared on Wednesday, Nov.22 about a Vietnam veteran recognition at SeaBreeze Recreation Center. I asked...

Evolution of Republican Tax Plan

To the Editor: First, conservative dogma falsely claims that individual taxes in America are higher than other countries.  Secondly, during Trump's campaign he promised many...

Crime versus Comedy

To the Editor: Inappropriate inter-gender behavior is not good behavior. Sometimes it is offensive, sometimes, it is disgusting, and sometimes it is criminal. The skit...
Gov. Rick Scott has announced that Florida set another tourism record by welcoming the highest number of visitors of any nine months in the state’s history with 88.2 million visitors, according to Visit Florida. This represents a 3.3 percent increase over the 85.4 million visitors from the same period...
A plan to build a new castle as a future home for Affordable Lock & Security Solutions, was met with a less-than-enthusiastic reception from the Lady Lake Commission.  Affordable Lock & Security Solutions is looking to move across the street and one block south, along U.S. Hwy. 27/441 fronting West...

Villager gets hole-in-one while golfing with Best of Buddies group at Fenney

Villager Kat Rankin celebrated after getting a hole-in-one on Sunday, Nov. 19 at Fenney's Putt & Play. She scored the lucky ace on the Bluegill course...

Villager gets hole-in-one while golfing with weekly group

Villager George Sharp got his first hole-in-one on Wednesday, Nov. 15 on Yankee Clipper Executive Golf Course. He scored the lucky ace on Hole #3 using his driver...

Former PBA bowler Lenny Biodni wins Senior Shoot Out at Fiesta Bowl

Former Professional Bowlers' Association player Lenny Biondi won his first Senior Shoot Out since October of 2012 this past weekend at Fiesta Bowl when...

Village of Virginia Trace woman gets first hole-in-one while golfing with Virginia Trace Ladies Friday Golf...

Diana Marro of the Village of Virginia Trace was golfing with the Virginia Trace Ladies Friday Golf and Breakfast Group for the first time, but she didn’t let...

Health

Know the signs of Alzheimer’s disease

We have all occasionally experienced the frustration of misplacing our car keys, forgetting someone's name or losing track of what we wanted to say....

Local church first in Marion County to win certification as ‘Dementia Friendly’

More than 60 members of the St. Paul Parish National Catholic Church, located at 5245 SE 112th Street in Belleview recently attended a two-hour training...

Exercise may help to prevent dementia  

More than 80 percent of North Americans over the age of 85 suffer from some form of dementia. A new study in rats helps...
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Recreation centers closed for Thanksgiving, will reopen on Friday

All recreation centers, offices, fitness clubs and boat tours will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23. The outdoor facilities, swimming pools, and billiards located at Silver Lake and Saddlebrook will remain open for your enjoyment.
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Villager Lew Jones lived a meaningful life with plenty of accomplishments

You can feel it when you meet certain individuals. You know they are successful just by the confidence they exude. The young folks these days call it swagger. Call it confidence or call it swagger...

Deputy reunites wandering dementia patient with her husband in Village of Springdale

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy reunited a dementia patient with her husband Monday morning in the Village of Springdale. The deputy found the 80-year-old woman wandering shortly before 11 a.m. on Simons Lane in the...

More than 100 Vietnam veterans receive pins of appreciation at event in The Villages

More than 100 Vietnam War era veterans participated in a special ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War hosted by the Marine Corps League, Col. Phillip C. Delong Detachment #1267 Monday evening...

Daughters of American Revolution present flag to commemorate 50th anniversary of Vietnam War

John Bartram Chapter NSDAR members, Jeanne Farren, Sheri Hudson, Connie Price, Linda Rivera and Geri Steckel, presented a flag, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War on Nov. 15  to VFW Post 8083 in Belleview....
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