Newly launched theater company will feature some familiar names

Alex Santoriello with Joan Knapton on opening night of Man of La Mancha.

It started with “Man of La Mancha” this year. Now, the theatrical relationship between Joan Knapton and Alex Santoriello has blossomed into a new theater company in The Villages. It’s called the Encore Musical Theater Company. It’s a combination of Knapton’s KC Productions and Santoriello’s Pro-Am Performing Arts Corp. “After working with Alex, we decided […]

Baker House Heritage Festival to be celebrated on Saturday

The historic Baker House is still decorated for the holidays.

The Baker House Heritage Festival will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the historic home of State Senator and Civil War First Lieutenant David Hume Baker at 6106 County Road 44A in Wildwood. The entertainment lineup includes: 11 a.m. Sumter County Queens 11:30 a.m. Celebration Dulcimer Group Noon German […]

Chula Vista Executive Golf Course closed through May 9

Chula Vista Golf Course

The District Executive Golf Management Team is temporarily closing the Chula Vista Golf Course through May 9. This closure will allow the transition from our cool season grasses to our native Bermuda grass on the playing surface of the course.  If you have any questions or need additional information on this transition, contact the District […]

Villager’s travel trailer stolen from local storage facility

Public Storage

A travel trailer owned by a Village of Liberty park man has reportedly been stolen from a local storage facility. The man’s 2013 Trail Sport travel trailer was reportedly taken some time between Saturday and Tuesday from Public Storage on U.S. Hwy. 441 in Summerfield, according to an incident report from the Marion County Sheriff’s […]

K-9 assists with arrest of woman with syringe in The Villages

Tabitha Wade Martin

A K-9 named Mace assisted in the arrest of a woman in possession of a syringe Wednesday afternoon in The Villages. A Sumter County sheriff’s deputy spotted a car with an expired registration at about 1:30 p.m. at U.S. Hwy. 441 and Buenos Aires Boulevard. After stopping the car, the deputy summoned a K-9 unit […]

Proud grandmother spreads awareness about Autism

Dolly Pelny was promoting Autism Awareness Month at Spanish Springs Town Square.

April is Autism Awareness Month and Dolly Pelny from Spruce Creek South is volunteering her time and efforts for the cause, as she has for the past four years. Dressed in the National Autism color of blue and passing out handmade jigsaw pins and literature in Spanish Springs Town Square Tuesday evening, Pelny does it […]