CERT of The Villages to offer disaster preparedness seminar

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members prepare for a drill.

The Community Emergency Response Team of The Villages will be holding an “Are You Ready?” free seminar on Wednesday, June 14 at the Bacall Recreation Center. The seminar which runs from 4:30 to 6 p.m. will focus on emergency preparedness. “Forty percent of the people living in Central Florida today have moved here since our last hurricane. […]

Teenager’s body recovered from quarry in Ocala

The Marion County Sheriff's Office was at the scene at the limerock quarry.

A 17-year-old’s body was recovered from a quarry Saturday in Ocala. At about 11 a.m. Saturday, Marion County Fire Rescue received a call about a possible drowning at a limerock quarry located behind the Hard Rock Cycle Park on Gainesville Road. When MCFR personnel arrived on scene, they found 10 juveniles, all ages 16 and […]

Woman reports pure-bred dog stolen during playdate in Summerfield

Marion County Sheriff's Office

A Summerfield woman reported that her friend’s pure-bred eight-month-old Pit Bull was stolen from her home on Wednesday afternoon. The owner of the Pit Bull had dropped it off at the woman’s home in the Belleview Heights subdivision in Summerfield, according to a report from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The dog was put in […]

Villages recreation offices will be closed for Memorial Day

The American Flag flying over Soaring Eagle Softball complex

All Villages recreation offices will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. The recreation centers, outdoor facilities, swimming pools, Colony Cottage, Laurel Manor, Mulberry Grove, SeaBreeze and Rohan fitness clubs will be open for your enjoyment. Guest ID Cards, Executive Trail Fees and Activity Registration will be available at La Hacienda, Lake Miona and […]