Colonial Days provides history lesson at Brownwood Paddock Square

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A brisk, clear Tuesday was the perfect Florida winter day to take in the sights and sounds of 2016’s Colonial Days at Paddock Square. More than 20 different Villages clubs, residents, and organizations participated in the event, which seems to grow in popularity each year. A variety of vendor booths lined the streets, celebrating our country’s earliest […]

Latest rogues’ gallery of ‘bad parking’ examples from our readers

An automobile parked in a golf cart spot at Spanish Springs Town Square.

The latest rogues’ gallery of bad parking photos shows disregard for handicapped-designated parking spaces and lack of understanding of parking designated for golf carts. On Sunday morning, a reader shot a photo of a car at Publix, parked diagonally and spilling into a handicapped parking spot. Another reader, this time at Sam’s Club, showed […]

Megan Boone reveals gender of baby she is carrying

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Megan Boone, star of NBC’s “The Blacklist,” has revealed the gender of the baby she is carrying. It’s a girl! Boone, daughter of The Villages’ Jennifer Parr, made the revelation this morning on “Live! With Kelly and Michael.” “The coolest thing about pregnancy for me is that your body just craves what it wants and […]

Nicole Sasser and The Dynamics dazzling in performance for Italian Paisans Club

Nicole Sasser preforms for the Italian Paisans Club.

Nicole Sasser and her band The Dynamics dazzled the sold-out crowd at SeaBreeze Recreation Center Sunday night in a high-energy, virtuoso performance for The Italian Paisans Club. In addition to The Dymamics, Sasser performs as a trumpeter in the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, and the Candlelight Orchestra at Epcot. Decked out in a gorgeous, sparkling […]

New VHA golf cart safety video to be shown Wednesday at Colony Cottage

Golf Cart Safety Sign

The new golf cart safety video will be shown at the Villages Homeowners Association Golf Cart Safety Clinic to be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Colony Cottage Recreation Center. Representatives from insurance, law enforcement and golf cart service and maintenance will provide additional information and answer questions. In response to residents’ requests, […]

CIC will offer safety flashers Thursday at Lake Sumter Landing

Bright at Night flashers will be available Thursday evening at Lake Sumter Landing.

The Community Improvement Council will be offering safety flashers from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday (depending on weather) at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square. The CIC is asking for a $5 donation: $3 is used to buy more flashers; The other $2 is put toward purchasing a wheelchair for each regional recreation center, to be available […]

Baker House in Wildwood surpasses goal for visits on Saturday

The historic Baker House is still decorated for the holidays.

The Historic Baker House in Wildwood attracted 70 visitors on Saturday, surpassing the supporters’ goal of 50 visits for the day. The holiday goal had been to attract 1,000 visitors. The group that works to preserve the history of the Baker House indicated they fell 50 short of that goal. Hence, they opened up for […]

U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent: 70 percent of Americans say country on wrong track

U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent

Congressman Rich Nugent has offered his critique of President Obama’s State of the Union this past week, and not surprisingly, it was less than favorable. “Seventy percent of Americans think the country is on the wrong track, even the President’s biggest supporters have trouble defending his foreign policy decisions, and the threats just keep getting […]