Beef O’Brady’s temporarily shut down for health code violations

Beef O' Brady's in Wildwood was temporarily closed Friday for health code violations.

Beef O’ Brady’s in Wildwood was temporarily shut down last week for health code violations. The restaurant at 840 S. Main St. was cited for 24 basic violations, according to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. There were six high priority violations. The shutdown occurred on Friday. The violations included a line cook […]

Lightning sparks blaze in Bridgeport at Miona Shores

Smoke rises from the fire at 2400 Clearwater Run.

A fire in the Village of Bridgeport at Miona Shores wasn’t easily detected even though a neighbor and his grandchildren witnessed the Saturday night lightning strike. Gene Wise was out with his grandchildren at 6:30 p.m. when they saw a bolt of lightning strike the home of John and Marge Leja at 2400 Clearwater Run. […]

22-year-old Summerfield woman killed when car strikes power pole

Sydney Root

A 22-year-old Summerfield woman was killed when her car struck a power pole Saturday night in Marion County. Sydney Root had been traveling south in her 2001 Toyota Celica on SE 47th Avenue at 8:03 p.m. Saturday when her vehicle left the roadway and struck the pole, according to an accident report from the Florida […]

Tutors for Kids Inc. prepares for another busy school year

A tutor with Tutors for Kids Inc. assists a child with a lesson.

This coming September, Tutors for Kids Inc. will engage with schools in south Marion County, Wildwood, Sumter County, and Lake County to help students for the upcoming school year. Newly added to the list of schools are Beverly Shores Elementary and Leesburg Elementary. Interested tutors are strongly encouraged to volunteer at these new schools for […]

Bright at Night flashers available Tuesday at Lake Sumter Landing

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

Members of the Community Improvement Council will have their Bright at Night safety flashers from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square (near Panera Bread.) The Bright at Night program is an on-going program to ensure that residents of The Villages are visible to oncoming vehicular traffic. The flashers have three […]

Village of Winifred couple witness bad storm at PGA Championship

Nancy and Bill Petri with a Mercedes-Benz they use to evacuate players.

A Village of Winifred husband and wife are volunteering at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. It is the second time Bill and and Nancy Petri have worked the tournament. They also volunteered in 2010. They are in charge of a fleet of six Mercedes-Benz automobiles for “player evacuation.” “We had the same […]