Donald Trump supporters celebrate inauguration

Villager David Gee poses with "President Trump."

Donald Trump supporters filled a section of Gator’s Dockside in Spanish Springs Town Square and cheered as they kicked off their celebration for the country’s new president Friday evening. Trump supporters, notably Sumter County Campaign Manager Bill Garner and Women for Trump leader Sue Cianci, coordinated the party to celebrate their hard-fought efforts in campaigning […]

Colonial Days brings American history to Brownwood Paddock Square

Barbara and Paul Holtermann as Martha and George Washington.

The annual Colonial Days festival brought a piece of American history to Brownwood Paddock Square on a sunny Friday afternoon. Marcille Wallis & Friends at The Dog Trot Porch played music periodically throughout the festival as visitors walked through the busy streets occupied by more than 20 different Villages clubs. Most vendor stands around the […]

Country music legend Lee Greenwood performs at Trump inaugural event

Donald Trump tweeted this photo of him with Lee Greenwood and his wife Kimberly.

Lee Greenwood, best known for his patriotic song “God Bless the USA,” was one of the performers at President-Elect Trump’s “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” concert Thursday at the Lincoln Memorial. The country singer brought his powerful hit, “God Bless the USA” to the event on the eve of Trump’s inauguration. Greenwood said he […]

Neighbors in Bayport Villas encouraging resident’s recovery by putting out chairs

Chairs in the Bayport Villas encourage and support Marcia Andersen's recovery. (Ron Clark photo)

After a double-lung transplant in Gainesville during the summer, Marcia Andersen finally returned to her home in the Village of Buttonwood. Coming home, she’s enjoyed tremendous support from her neighbors. Part of the post-operative rehabilitation process requires Andersen to walk every day. Unfortunately, the surgery has taken a toll on Andersen’s strength. Carrie Wood, social […]

80-year-old woman seriously injured in car crash in Marion County

An 80-year-old woman was seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Marion County. Velma L. Coan-Reynolds, 80, of Silver Springs was driving a 2015 Honda east on State Road 40 when she veered into the oncoming westbound lanes due to a possible medical episode, according to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report. Coan-Reynolds’ […]