Spinners bring back age of disco in funky show at The Sharon

The Spinners displayed slick moves and tight harmony at The Sharon.

They took some Motown, tossed in a dose of disco; added plenty of old-school R&B and tied it all together with a rubber band. Such was the Spinners’ formula Saturday for two rollicking shows at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. Henry Fambrough, the lone original member of the group, joined Marvin Taylor, Charlton […]

District Office releases Labor Day trash pickup information

Trash Collection

For residents living in the Marion County, Sumter County and Fruitland Park portions of The Villages, there will be no sanitation collection on Monday, Sept. 5. For those with Monday trash and/or recycling collection, it will be collected on Saturday, Sept. 3. For those residents living in Lady Lake, contact Waste Management at (352) 787-4416. […]

Humane society offering vouchers for free spay and neutering of pets 


The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County (HS/SPCA) is offering free spay/neuter vouchers for nearly 200 pets of qualifying Sumter County residents.  This community assistance program is funded in part by a recent $10,000 grant from the Petco Foundation in support of the HS/SPCA’s “Big Fix” program. For details, please contact the shelter at 352-793-9117 or […]

Questions raised about Daniel Webster putting his daughter on payroll

Daniel Webster

The campaign of U.S. Congressional candidate Justin Grabelle has questioned his opponent’s decision to put his daughter on his payroll. U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster’s campaign finance disclosures were filed for the July quarterly and pre-primary reports with the Federal Election Commission. The expenditures indicated that Webster had paid his daughter, Victoria S. Webster, under the […]

Water Oak woman to avoid prosecution for slapping her husband

Sally Vonfrick

A 64-year-old Water Oak woman will avoid prosecution for slapping her husband after agreeing to a deal in Lake County Court. Sally Ann Vonfrick had been arrested June 21 on a charge of battery. She had been drinking on the night of the incident in which she slapped his face several times and scratched his […]

Katie Belle’s cook jailed in Marion County

Jeffrey Colon

A cook at Katie Belle’s was jailed Saturday after he was arrested on a charge of driving while license suspended. Jeffrey Colon, 36, was being held on $5,000 bond at the Marion County Jail. Last year, Colon, while he was working at Margarita Republic, was arrested on charges of resisting a police officer and soliciting […]

Golf cart thief among those charged in jailhouse drug, cigarette ring

Lance Hanson

A man charged with stealing a golf cart in The Villages is among those implicated in a behind-bars drug and cigarette ring at the Lake County Jail. The sheriff’s special investigations unit recently concluded a three-month investigation focusing on several individuals who were actively introducing contraband into the Lake County Detention Center. The investigation began […]