Villager whose wife stabbed him in 2016 wants her to come back home

A Villager who was stabbed by his wife in 2016, wants her to come back home now that she’s out of prison.

Villager victim of fraud at Swedish-founded home accessories business

A 63-year-old Villager called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help Sunday after realizing he’d been the victim of fraud.

Woman arrested in The Villages after drinking all day and then getting pushy

A woman was arrested in The Villages after drinking all day and then getting pushy.

Oakleaf Apartments woman arrested after two trips to self checkout lane at Target

An Oakleaf Apartments woman was arrested after two trips to the self checkout lane at Target at Rolling Acres Apartments.

Woman arrested after blowing through stop sign at Oakland Hills Professional Plaza

A woman was arrested after blowing through a stop sign at Oakland Hills Professional Plaza.

Car chase that caused stir in Leesburg started in Lady Lake carport

A car chase of a stolen vehicle that ended with two juveniles in custody and one on the run in Leesburg started Friday morning in a Lady Lake carport.

Woman arrested in The Villages after drinking all day and then getting pushy

A woman was arrested in The Villages after drinking all day and then getting pushy.

Oakleaf Apartments woman arrested after two trips to self checkout lane at Target

An Oakleaf Apartments woman was arrested after two trips to the self checkout lane at Target at Rolling Acres Apartments.

Woman arrested after blowing through stop sign at Oakland Hills Professional Plaza

A woman was arrested after blowing through a stop sign at Oakland Hills Professional Plaza.

Car chase that caused stir in Leesburg started in Lady Lake carport

A car chase of a stolen vehicle that ended with two juveniles in custody and one on the run in Leesburg started Friday morning in a Lady Lake carport.

Shattered car window in sunglasses war leaves Fruitland Park woman in jail

A Fruitland Park woman was arrested Sunday after another woman claimed that she’d broken out the back window of her vehicle.

Summerfield woman jailed after bloodied fishing partner calls for help

A Summerfield woman found herself behind bars Sunday night after a nasty battle with a man following a day of drinking and fishing in the Hog Valley area.

Growth of The Villages taking its toll on rest of Sumter County

A resident of Coleman, writing in a Letter to the Editor, contends the growth of The Villages is taking a toll on the rest of Sumter County.

Trampling on residents’ concerns

A Village of Winifred resident, writing in a Letter to the Editor, argues the elected leaders in The Villages have lost their minds. He cites two examples.

Dog park by Rio Grande pool

A Villager who does some dog sitting, writing in a Letter to the Editor, is mourning the loss of the "dog park" behind the Rio Grande Family Pool.

Great horned owl and owlet spotted in The Villages

This adorable owlet was spotted in The Villages with mom keeping a close watch nearby.

Fox Squirrel in The Villages

An adorable fox squirrel spotted in The Villages.

Backyard views in The Villages

Amazing sunset and beautiful backyard views in The Villages.

Sunset at Spanish Springs Town Square

A beautiful sunset captured at Spanish Springs Town Square.

Sandhill cranes with colt at Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve

These sandhill cranes were spotted watching over their colt in The Villages.

Sandhill crane family in The Villages

What an adorable family spotted on Mangrove Golf Course in The Villages.

Business

Goodwill store coming to new shopping center on U.S. Hwy. 27/441

Another tenant has been announced for Lady Lake Commons Shopping Center on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake.

Site plan approved for new subdivision next to the Villages of Parkwood

A special magistrate last week signed off on a planned subdivision to be located next to the Villages of Parkwood.
New salon in Freedom Plaza

New salon coming to Freedom Plaza

Hair & Nail Creations will celebrate the grand opening of its new location this week. We've got details.

Details being checked off as 2020 opening of towering Brownwood hotel and medical center...

Construction on the Brownwood Hotel & Spa and the Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood is moving right along, with details from large to small being decided on a daily basis.

Famed Texas barbecue restaurant has opened at Grand Traverse Plaza

Grand Traverse Plaza has welcomed a famed barbecue restaurant to the shopping center near Brownwood.

MIDFLORIDA credit union announces merger with Community Bank & Trust of Florida

MIDFLORIDA credit union has announced its intent to merge with Community Bank & Trust of Florida and acquire the Florida assets of First American Bank of Iowa.

Entertainment

KC Productions bringing ‘1776’ to life in Savannah Center performances

KC productions, known for bringing high-quality Broadway musicals to Villages audiences, is excited to present the musical “1776” in June at the Savannah Center.

10-year matching-gift fundraising campaign announced to support Gainesville’s Hippodrome

Nathan S. Collier, of the Collier Companies, and his wife Ani, a former professional ballet dancer from Bulgaria, have offered a 10-year, dollar-for-dollar fundraising campaign to help secure the future of the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville.

Popular Villages performers to pay tribute to moms in special Mother’s Day show

Mary Jo Vitale, Dawn DiNome and Billie Thatcher are pooling their amazing musical talents to pay tribute to moms on Mother’s Day at Lake Miona Recreation Center.

Sports

Sunsets worth stopping for in The Villages

Take the time to enjoy sunsets in Florida's Friendliest Hometown.

Executive golf courses will be closed to deal with ‘water management’...

Three executive golf courses in The Villages will be closed to deal with "water management" issues.

Villager scores first-ever hole-in-one with 3-iron at Heron Executive Golf Course

Villager Sandi Tomasko was all smiles recently after nabbing her first-ever hole-in-one.

Longtime Villager nails first-ever hole-in-one on Ocala golf course

A Villager who’s been playing golf for 15 years just checked a huge item off her bucket list.

Saddlebrook Executive Golf Course to be closed for more than four...

The Saddlebrook Executive Golf Course will be closed for approximately four and a half months. We've got details.

Village of St. Charles resident celebrates after nailing her first hole-in-one

A longtime Villager had plenty of reason to celebrate this week after nailing her first-ever hole-in-one on the fourth hole of the El Diablo Executive Golf Course.

Shattered car window in sunglasses war leaves Fruitland Park woman in jail

A Fruitland Park woman was arrested Sunday after another woman claimed that she’d broken out the back window of her vehicle.

Summerfield woman jailed after bloodied fishing partner calls for help

A Summerfield woman found herself behind bars Sunday night after a nasty battle with a man following a day of drinking and fishing in the Hog Valley area.

Crash shuts down traffic on Rolling Acres Road

A crash shut dow traffic Monday morning on Rolling Acres Road and knocked out power to nearby residents.

Villager’s expired ARC approval for garage expansion sets stage for next battle

A Villager whose garage expansion project didn’t get finished on schedule is going back before the Architectural Review Committee to ask for more time.

Villager poised to escape prosecution in alleged attack over parking spot 

A Villager appears poised to escape prosecution in an alleged attack on an employee last year over a parking spot at a medical office. 

Villager sentenced after DUI arrest at Cody’s at Lake Sumter Landing

A Villager has been sentenced after a drunk driving arrest earlier this year at Cody’s Original Roadhouse at Lake Sumter Landing.

82-year-old Villager in prison after attack on his estranged girlfriend

An 82-year-old Villager is now in state prison after stalking his estranged girlfriend and then trying to hire a hitman to injure her.

Villager sentenced in attack on another man in Village of Tierra Del Sol South

A Villager was sentenced last week in an attack on another man in December in the Village of Tierra Del Sol South.

CIC will offer safety flashers Wednesday at Lake Sumter Landing Market Night

Members of the Community Improvement Council will have their safety flashers for humans and for dogs available Wednesday at Lake Sumter Landing Market Night.

Villager trapped in toxic relationship hires female legal eagle in felony case

A 75-year-old Villager trapped in a years-long toxic relationship with her neighbor has entered a plea in an aggravated battery case.