A truck hauls in a load of dirt to fill in the sinkhole at Chalmer Terrace in the Village of Buttonwood.

Trucks continue hauling in dirt in attempt to stabilize sinkhole site

A steady stream of trucks ferrying in loads of fill dirt has been heading down Chalmer Terrace in an attempt to stabilize a sinkhole which has had the Buttonwood Heights neighborhood on edge since Easter weekend. "It's scary stuff," said Ruth DiDomenico who stood in her … Read more...

May 6: Seventh Annual Charity Golf Tournament

May 6: Seventh Annual Charity Golf Tournament Organization: Lake & Sumter Counties Chapter - Military Officers Association of America Tournament supports Operation Helping Hand, a 501(c)(3) organization staffed 100% by volunteers.  Family members of wounded/injured … Read more...

Egyptian Goose nesting in Spanish Springs near Veterans Park

Egyptian Goose nesting in Spanish Springs near Veterans Park. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark … Read more...

Where in The Villages is this structure located? Click here and comment to guess!

Leave a comment to submit your guess as to where this structure is located in The Villages? Photo courtesy of Ron Clark   … Read more...

Photos of The Villages, Florida

Dragon boat cruising on Lake Sumter
Lake Sumter Landing Lighthouse
Woodpecker in The Villages
Roseate Spoonbill
butterfly (2)
Lake Sumter Landing lighthouse
This heron was standing watch over its younglings in The Villages.
Spring in The Villages
This mother gator is giving a ride to her two baby gators. They live in a pond in The Villages, FL
This family of cranes was seen walking around a golf course in The Villages, FL
This sand crane was walking with her baby on a golf course in The Villages
Blue Herons at a marsh located near 466 and Morse Blvd
Sunrise at Lake Miona Shores in The Villages, FL
Flying Crane

Latest News


TVRH inviting public to join in discussion on launch of knee pain center

The Villages Regional Hospital is inviting participants to a focus group supporting the launch of a knee pain center of excellence in The Villages. The focus group will … Read More

Ronald Phillip Orr

Lady Lake man arrested on DUI charge while riding bicycle

A Lady Lake man is facing a charge of driving under the influence following his arrest by a Fruitland Park police office. Ronald Phillip Orr, 50, was riding his … Read More

Golf Tee Off

May 3 golf tourney to benefit adults with developmental disabilities

SCARC, Inc., a 501-(C)3 organization in Bushnell which offers training and evaluation of adults with developmental disabilities,will host a golf tournament on Saturday, … Read More

Villages Public Safety assisted by Community Watch were keeping everyone a safe distance from the sinkhole site Wednesday morning on Chalmer Terrace.

Sinkhole in Village of Buttonwood re-expands by five to eight feet

A walker discovered at 6 a.m. today that the Buttonwood Heights sinkhole expanded overnight by another 5 to 8 feet. Villages Public Safety and Community Watch were … Read More

Top row standing: Jean Price, Elfie Meyer, Robin Munsey, Patti Diedrich, Pat Ciccarelli, Pat McCain, Bea Skvarca
Kneeling: Linda Jones, Marybeth Hourihan, Coleen Wells, Mary Grant.

Villagers to represent Marion County in USTA Florida Championships

The Womens 4.0 Womens Tennis Team from The Villages will represent Marion County in the USTA Florida Adult 55 & Over Sectional Championships this weekend at The … Read More

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Villagers and their dogs

Sandra Skopaz and Ray Charles

Other Voices

Kevin Derby

Florida Democrats double down on Obamacare

Florida Democrats are increasingly defending President Barack Obama’s federal health-care law even as polls continue to show it remains unpopular with … Read more...

Bill Turechek

Residents can provide valuable input to AAC

As a retirement community The Villages is arguably the leader in providing its residents with facilities to promote an active lifestyle. The developer … Read more...

Barry Evans

An Ode to My Wife

I wrote an “Ode” once.  Possibly it was not the world’s best, but have you ever tried to write an ode.  Actually, I should not bear the entire burden … Read more...

Obituaries in The Villages, FL

Margaret Steen

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Steen

STEEN, Margaret M. (Peggy). On April 16, 2014, the Blessed Mother took Peggy Steen to join the Lord. A bedside ceremony was held at her passing. Peggy fought hard, and her body greatly failed her, but … Read more...

Elsie Jean Biddinger

Elsie Jean Biddinger

Elsie Jean Biddinger, 82, of The Villages passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014. Mrs. Biddinger had lived in the area for 14 years, moving here from Baltimore, Maryland. Elsie was passionate about her … Read more...

Thomas Ripley Buran

Early on April 20 Thomas Ripley Buran of The Villages and Auburn Hills, Michigan, passed away at hospice in The Villages. He was born on August 6, 2014 in Roseau, Minnesota. Tom was predeceased by his … Read more...

Dorothy Reynolds Sonneville

DOROTHY REYNOLDS SONNEVILLE, 92, of The Villages, FL, and formerly of White Plains, NY passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Dorothy was a devoted wife and … Read more...

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Softball with Sal


-Peter Andres reporting/photos A hundred and fifty softballers and their guests attended the Division Three Annual Banquet at Laurel Manor Regional Recreational Center.  Master of Ceremonies were … ...Read more...


-Mike Blankenship reporting Check it out! http://www.villagesbaseball.com/ Our next home game is Sunday April 27th at 1:00pm at VBC Field in Wildwood. We will be dedicating our new flag prior … ...Read more...

Avalanche Edge By Bruins; Claim Division 1 Championship

-Gregg Foster reporting The Avalanche won a hotly contested game last Wednesday over the Bruins to win the Division 1 Championship. The Avalanche outhit the Bruins 20-16 in a game mostly dominated … ...Read more...