Agriculture commissioner to visit GOP headquarters in The Villages

Adam Putnam

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is scheduled to visit the Republican Headquarters at Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages. He will be visiting the GOP headquarters at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Putnam is serving his second term as Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture. His priorities have included fostering the growth and diversification of Florida agriculture; expanding […]

Villages Masonic Lodge #349 presents donation to Wildwood Soup Kitchen

Worshipful Master Ron D’Orzio hands a $500 check to Donna Slider, manager of the Wildwood Soup Kitchen.

Villages Masonic Lodge #349 presented a donation Monday afternoon to support the Wildwood Soup Kitchen’s Snack Pack Program. Worshipful Master Ron D’Orzio awarded the $500 check to Donna Slider, manager of the Wildwood Soup Kitchen. Through various fundraising methods and dinners, the Villages Masonic Lodge was able to raise money to help provide food items […]

CDD officials to discuss new power to enforce parking regulations

This unregistered car hasn't moved for six months in the Jasper Villas.

Community Development District supervisors will gather next week to discuss new powers they have been granted to enforce parking restrictions in The Villages. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Savannah Center. The new legislation, which took effect on July 1, authorizes Community Development Districts to contract with towing operators […]

Lady Lake man arrested after violation of his probation

Bryan Keith Stein

A 30-year-old Lady Lake man has been jailed without bond after violating his probation. Bryan Keith Stein was taken into custody Thursday by Lake County sheriff’s deputies after violating his probation on charges of driving on a suspended license and fleeing to elude law enforcement. Stein was arrested last year after attempting to steal clothing […]

Village of Springdale resident falls for a horse named Lucy

Steve Throne and Lucy

It was love at first sight for Steve Throne and a gal named Lucy when they first met in Ocala. Throne became involved with horse racing in 2011 as a member of a West Point Thoroughbred syndicate. The first horse Throne was involved with was a nice colt named Bellamy. Throne broke the first rule […]