Nancy Lopez with the Chick-fil-A Cow.

Golf legend Nancy Lopez to meet with fans Thursday at Chick-fil-A

Legendary golfer Nancy Lopez will hold an event to benefit her favorite charity, AIM, Thursday at Chick-fil-A at The Villages. She will be at Chick-fil-A at Rolling Acres Shopping Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. She will be signing autographs and meeting with fans. … Read more...

Nov. 11: Angel Flight Southeast 18th Annual Golf Tournament

Angel Flight Southeast invites the community to participate in its upcoming 18th Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Harper Family Charitable Foundation, to be held at Arlington Ridge Golf Club in Leesburg, on Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Angel Flight … Read more...

Freedom and reflection

A beautiful shot of Freedom Pointe and its reflection.

A beautiful shot of Freedom Pointe and its reflection. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark. … Read more...

Mark Twain

Where in The Villages is the Mark Twain Library? Click here and comment to guess.

Where in The Villages is the Mark Twain Library? Photo courtesy of Ron Clark. … Read more...

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Ricardo Fernandez Jr.

Petco employee accused of theft of $3,600 from pet store in Villages

A Petco employee is charged with stealing more than $3,600 from the store located at Rolling Acres Shopping Plaza. Ricardo Fernandez Jr., 20, of Ocala is facing … Read More

Mikki Blumberg oversees the roundup of bags of pajamas in last year's drive.

Villager sets ambitious goal for collecting pajamas for homeless children

This year’s Girl Scout Alumnae Silver Trefoil Pajama and Book Drive kicks off Wednesday. The big Christmas-themed boxes will be placed at recreation centers across The … Read More

Joshua Stein

Lady Lake man accused of throwing can of soda at brother’s face

A 21-year-old Lady Lake man was released on $4,000 bond Monday following his arrest Sunday after allegedly throwing a can of soda at his brother. Lady Lake police … Read More

Robert Perretta

Lady Lake man held without bond on charge of child abuse

A 51-year-old Lady Lake man is being held without bond following his arrest by Lady Lake police Sunday afternoon on charges of child abuse and domestic … Read More

Marion County

Marion County commissioners unanimously hold line on millage rate

In a unanimous vote during their Sept. 25 public hearing, Marion County commissioners adopted the countywide budget and a millage rate of 3.90 mills for the 2014-2015 … Read More

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Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Tom Hanks, diabetes and yoyo dieting

Tom Hanks’ films have grossed more than $4.2 billion in the United States and Canada, and more than $8.4 billion worldwide. He is the highest grossing … Read more...

Barry Evans

Life is a moving target

They say that life is a moving target. They may have been talking about us as we are getting ready to move for the third time in two years.  This, … Read more...

Jack Petro

‘Clybourne Park’ is artful sequel to ‘Raisin in the Sun’

Before you take your seat at the Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville to see their current production, there is something you should know. First … Read more...

Obituaries in The Villages, FL

Daniel J. Ryan

Daniel J. Ryan, 84, of The Villages, FL, passed from this life on September 29, 2014. Born in Brooklyn, New York on August 9, 1930, Dan served in the United States Marine Corps from 1947 thru 1951 as … Read more...

Joan C. Morgan

Joan C. Morgan, 80, of Summerfield, FL, passed away on September 28, 2014 at The Villages Hospital after a long illness. Joan is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Robert F. Morgan along … Read more...

Frederick C. Hirsh

Fredrick C. Hirsh

Fredrick C. Hirsh, 62, Wildwood, Florida passed away on September 29, 2014 at Lane Purcell Hospice House in Sumterville, Florida. Mr. Hirsh was born on November 1, 1951 in Auburn, New York to his … Read more...

Myra M. Eckstein

Myra M. Eckstein age 95 formerly of Anderson IN., passed away Thursday Sept. 25, 2014.She resided with her daughter and son-in-law Sharon & Gene Glaser in The Villages, FL. She was preceded in … Read more...

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Softball with Sal

Division One Batting Leaders

-Terry Dolasinski reporting -posted by Sal Riggio D1 stats as of September 24th Average 1.  Hank Culley           .900 2.  Dave Norval           .857      Bruce Breiner         .857 4.  … ...Read more...

Neighborhood Three Action: Fernandina 12 Piedmont 6

-Larry Thomas, Mgr Team Fernandina, reporting -posted by Sal Riggio Fernandina won 12 to 6 in extra innings. For Fernandina, Mike Bernier and Vincent Caso had RBI hits in the top of the 7th … ...Read more...

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