Donna Kempa, left, listens as Russ D'Emidio speaks. VHA member Walter Martin, center, moderates.

VHA candidate forum provides venue for AAC, CDD discussion

Amenity Authority Committee and Community Development District candidates in contested races were featured Monday evening in an event sponsored by the Villages Homeowners Association. Candidates had the chance to talk in small groups about what they have done and hope to … Read more...

Oct. 1-3, 2014: Sunshine Senior Deaf Golfers Association’s 14th Annual Golf Tourney

The Sunshine Senior Deaf Golfers Association (SSDGA) Annual Tournament will be held at Harbor Hills Country Club, Lady Lake, Florida on Wednesday, October 1st through Friday, October 3rd, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. with approximately 40 golfers competing. The Tri-County … 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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Latest News

Cliff Sacks

Speaker dispels myths about childhood vaccinations and autism

A perception among some parents and grandparents that child vaccinations cause autism is based on a faulty 1998 study since disproven, according to villager Cliff Sacks, … Read More

Henry Hood

Belle Aire man arrested after driving golf cart on non-golf cart road

A Village of Belle Aire man was arrested by Sumter County sheriff's deputies after driving his golf cart into a street where it didn't belong. Deputies responded to … Read More

Dr. Ramon L. Rodriguez

Symposium on Parkinsons to be presented Friday at American Legion

An educational symposium on Parkinsons will be presented Friday by the Tri-County Parkinsons Support Group. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at American … Read More

Paul Hiller

Alhambra man arrested after marijuana found in bedroom

A 59-year-old Village of Alhambra man was arrested Saturday night on drug charges following a verbal altercation at his home. A Sumter County sheriff's deputy was … Read More

Christopher Hall

Man armed with brass knuckles arrested at Lake Sumter Landing

A man armed with a pair of brass knuckles was arrested at 2 a.m. Sunday outside City Fire at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square. Sumter County sheriff's deputies were … Read More

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Opinions

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

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...

Laura Jean Birklund (Rietz)

Laura Jean Birklund (Rietz)

Laura Jean Birklund (Rietz), 81, of The Villages, Florida, passed away September 19, 2014. Born July 8, 1933 in Berwyn, IL. Married December 24, 1954 in St. Joseph, MI. She was the Soloist at the … Read more...

Marjorie Ruth Abrams

Marjorie Ruth Abrams, 64, The Villages, FL passed away on September 27, 2014 at her residence under the loving care of her family and staff of Cornerstone Hospice. Mrs. Abrams was born on May 30, 1950 … 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...

Around the Fields

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