Rick Scott and Rick Perry will share the stage Monday in The Villages.

Pair of governors named Rick will share the stage Monday in Villages

Whether dueling on CNBC about business opportunity or betting on NBA championships, Gov. Rick Scott and Gov. Rick Perry have demonstrated over the past few years they enjoy a little friendly competition.You can see a clip of Rick Scott and Rick Perry on CNBC at the link … Read more...

Nov. 8: Chapter IT of P.E.O. participating in yard sale

Members of Chapter IT of P.E.O.(philanthropic Educational Organization), in The Villages will be taking part in the Lady Lake Community Yard Sale in The Log Cabin Park on Saturday, Nov. 8th, from 8 to 1 p.m. Items available for purchase include Christmas items, household … Read more...


O-o-o-o Beware of ghosts and goblins in The Villages tonight!

 O-o-o-o Beware of ghosts and goblins in The Villages tonight! 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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Mike and Terry Smith with their tandem.

Tandem bicyclists ready to ride in The Villages this weekend

Tandem bicycling can be anything from a weekend hobby to a way of life for the rally participants who gathered Friday morning at the Waterfront Inn in The … Read More

Charles Schuman

84-year-old Villager arrested on warrant during traffic stop

An 84-year-old Villager was arrested by a Sumter County sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon at County Road 466 and Buffalo Trail.Charles Lorrane … Read More

Leonard Raymond

Felon with stolen Lake County guns arrested by Sumter deputies

Two men were arrested by Sumter County sheriff's deputies Thursday evening with guns believed to have been stolen out of Lake County.Raymond Leroy Leonard, 55, of … Read More


Early voting, vote by mail strong thus far in Sumter County

More than half of Sumter County voters participating in the 2014 general election could cast their ballots by early voting or mail.The numbers are somewhat lower in … Read More

Dr. Danielle Rosier

Audiologist has plans to ‘Loop’ The Villages for hearing impaired

Taking part in the official Sumter County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Thursday for the bright new Brownwood HEAR USA store was a happy milestone for … Read More

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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

Michael Patrick Cafferty

Michael Patrick Cafferty ,age 83, died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Lady Lake, Florida. Michael was born on May 2, 1931 in New York City. Mike was a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division during … Read more...

Arthur L. 'Terry' Doggett

Arthur L. ‘Terry’ Doggett

Arthur “Terry” Doggett died peacefully at the Florida Hospital in Orlando on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at the age of 68. Terry is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Nancy Bailey Doggett of The … Read more...

Clayton Scott Monthony

Clayton Scott Monthony passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the age of 77. Born on June 19, 1937 in Corinth, New York to Harry and Sylvia (Silsby) Monthony. He retired from General Motors … Read more...

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...

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Softball with Sal


-stats by Jann and Don Corturier-posted/photos by Sal RiggioSIXERS SILENCE THUNDER 17-14Sixers got back to winning ways after Monday's lose.Edson Phelps- four hits, homer and four … ...Read more...

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...


 -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...