Latest sinkhole in Village of Alhambra stirs concerns among already-rattled residents

The Friday-night evacuation of a couple from their home in the Village of Alhambra after the discovery of a sinkhole is stirring concerns among already-rattled residents.

Is TV star Megan Boone distancing herself from community that raised her?

The Villages' own Megan Boone got her hit television show in September 2013, and before long, it appeared that the 36-year-old former Belleview High School student was doing her best to distance herself from Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Time running out to apply for seat in Community Development District 4

Time is running out to apply for a seat on the Community Development District 4 Board of Supervisors.

Villagers encouraged to attend meeting on future of trash and recycling collection

Change is coming to trash and recycling collection in The Villages. Residents are encouraged to attend an important meeting on the topic.

Man wanted on Pennsylvania warrant arrested on moped near Water Oak

A man wanted on a Pennsylvania warrant will have to answer in court later this month after he was arrested on a moped near Water Oak in Lady Lake.

Villager checking on leaky roof discovers disappearance of ladder from his home

An 81-year-old Villager who had been checking on a leaky roof discovered the disappearance of a ladder from his home.

Recreation Plantation man in golf cart taken into custody by police

A Recreation Plantation man in a golf cart was taken into custody by law enforcement.

Man and woman arrested at villa following altercation after leaving Brownwood bar

A man and and a woman were arrested at a villa following a drink-throwing altercation after they left a bar at Brownwood Paddock Square.

Villager’s son with booze and drugs in golf cart nabbed in hospital’s parking lot

A Villager’s son with booze and drugs in a golf cart was nabbed in the parking lot at The Villages Regional Hospital.

Summerfield woman who fled from deputies after shots fired in neighborhood behind bars

What started out as a call for shots fired in a Summerfield neighborhood ended with a 38-year-old woman with no driver’s license behind bars after she fled from a Marion County sheriff’s deputy.

Villager arrested after erratically driving golf cart at town square

A Villager with an intoxicated female passenger was arrested after erratically driving a golf cart at town square.

Driver who failed to pay child support arrested after traffic stop at Colony Plaza

A driver who failed to pay child support was arrested after a traffic stop at a busy intersection at Colony Plaza in The Villages.

Garden bell lawn ornament

A Village of Rio Grande resident, in a Letter to the Editor, weighs in on a garden bell lawn ornament that will have to be moved at a home in The Villages.

Recreation News is getting out of hand

A Village of Hillsborough resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says Recreation News is getting out of hand.

Reply to Mr. Dockham’s ‘Fire Trump’

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Santiago resident fires back at a Villager’s call to “Fire Trump.”

Dinnertime at the Fenney Nature Trail

Check out this amazing photo of an anhinga at the Fenney Nature Trail.

New blooms spotted in The Villages

Pineapple is just beginning to bloom in Floridas Friendliest Hometown.

Just another day in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown

Enjoying a picture-perfect day in The Villages.

Sunset at Sarasota Executive Golf Course

A gorgeous view, and an even better sunset found at the Sarasota Executive Golf Course.

Blazing sunrise over Brownwood

It's a beautiful morning over Brownwood.

Black-bellied whistling ducks in The Villages

Check out this adorable pair spotted in The Villages.

Business

Italy-based building products manufacturer expanding operation in Wildwood

An Italy-based building products manufacturer that moved into Wildwood a year ago already is expanding its operation. Villages-News.com's Marv Balousek has details.

Burger Station a casualty as Shell station opts not to renew lease at Colony...

The Burger Station restaurant will be a closure casualty as the operator of the Shell station opted not to renew his lease at Colony Plaza.

Parent company of Villages Regional Hospital honored with fifth straight workplace award

Central Florida Health, the 636-bed not-for-profit healthcare system comprised of The Villages Regional Hospital and Leesburg Regional Medical Center, is included in the new list, “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare 2019.”

Major expansion at Wildwood RV Village

The Wildwood RV Village campground has started an expansion of 400 sites at its location off State Road 44.

Duke Energy tabs industrial sites in Sumter and Lake counties for future successes

Industrial sites in Sumter and Lake counties have been singled out as success stories among Duke Energy’s Site Readiness Program.

Lady Lake approves next step toward development of retail center

The Lady Lake Commission has approved the next step toward the development of a major new retail center on U.S. Hwy. 27/441.

Entertainment

Keanu Reeves appears to be milking John Wick series

Villages-News.com film critic Jack Petro says actor Keanu Reeves appears to be milking the John Wick series. Petro recently saw the third installment of the Wick series at the Barnstorm Theater at Brownwood.

Actioned-packed ‘Anna’ gets must-see rating

Villages-News.com film critic Jack Petro recently took in the action-packed movie "Anna." He contends you have to see it. It's playing at the Rialto Theater.

Summer Villages Philharmonic Orchestra series coming to Temple Shalom

The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra and Temple Shalom of Central Florida are preparing to present a series of summer concerts on three upcoming Sundays.

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Sports

Executive golf courses closed due to excessive rain

Several executive golf courses in The Villages have been closed due to excessive rain. We've got the details.

Excessive rain forces closure of four executive golf courses 

Excessive rain has forced the closure of four executive golf courses until further notice.

Villages executive golf courses closing for greens aerification

Six executive golf courses in The Villages will be closed at different times this week for greens aerification. We've got the list.

Red Sox Nation gearing up for Annual Pizza Party Night

Members of Red Sox Nation are getting ready for their Annual Pizza Party Night, which will be held at the SeaBreeze Recreation Center.

AAC to vote on $221,664 renovation of cart path at golf...

The Amenity Authority Committee is set to vote on the expenditure of $221,664 for an improvement to a golf cart path at a golf course in The Villages.

Wife keeps pace with husband by getting her own hole-in-one

Not to be outdone by her husband, a Village of Fernandina woman got a hole-in-one about a month after her husband.

Villager reports theft of lawn mower from his residence

A Villager reported the theft of a lawn mower from his residence.

Recreation Plantation man in golf cart taken into custody by police

A Recreation Plantation man in a golf cart was taken into custody by law enforcement.

Villagers forced to evacuate home after discovery of sinkhole

A Villages couple was forced to abandon their home Friday night after the discovery of a sinkhole on their property.

Snowbird could face fines thanks to neglected property in The Villages   

A snowbird could face fines thanks to a neglected property in The Villages.

Horns blare during Villagers for Trump rally at busy Wildwood intersection

Semi-truck air horns were blaring and motorists were honking, waving and giving the thumbs-up sign Friday as members of Villagers for Trump staged a flag-waving event in Wildwood.

Courtyard villa owner seeks permission to install generator for husband on dialysis

A courtyard villa owner sought permission to install a generator for her husband who is on dialysis.

Man and woman arrested at villa following altercation after leaving Brownwood bar

A man and and a woman were arrested at a villa following a drink-throwing altercation after they left a bar at Brownwood Paddock Square.

Villager’s son with booze and drugs in golf cart nabbed in hospital’s parking lot

A Villager’s son with booze and drugs in a golf cart was nabbed in the parking lot at The Villages Regional Hospital.

Ex-Fruitland Park police chief wins monumental battle over his retirement

Former Fruitland Park Police Chief Michael Fewless came out on top Thursday in a nasty battle against the Florida Retirement System.

Landscaper’s trailer stuck on railroad tracks struck by CSX locomotive

A landscaper’s trailer that got stuck on the railroad tracks was struck Thursday afternoon by a CSX locomotive in Oxford.