Expect to hear loud booms Saturday as Navy jets bomb targets

Residents in three counties are being warned to expect loud explosions throughout the day on Saturday.

Suspect in theft of golf carts facing new charges after pawning silver coins

A suspect in the theft of golf carts in The Villages is facing new charges after allegedly pawning Silver Eagle coins.

DAR members donate George Washington bust to local library

The John Bartram Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution donated a bust of George Washington to the new Fruitland Park Library.

Harlow Villas residents enjoy outing at Eaton’s Beach

The ladies from the Harlow Villas recently enjoyed a lunch gathering at Eaton’s Beach on Lake Weir in Weirsdale. If you enjoy a gathering with friends or family, share it with us at www.villages-news.com/contact us.

Hearing Loss Association to hold upcoming meeting at Churchill Street Recreation Center

The Hearing Loss Association of America-Central Florida will be having its meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Churchill Street Recreation Center.

Savannah Center will be closed on Sunday for quarterly cleaning

The Savannah Regional Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly cleaning on Sunday, Sept. 22.

Villager in rehab ripped off of more than $45,000

A Villager in rehab was ripped off of more than $45,000, leading to the arrest of her son’s boyfriend.

Villager to answer in court after theft of clothing for ‘family trip’

A Village of Collier woman will have to answer in court after the alleged theft of clothing she needed for an upcoming “family trip.”

Money stolen from patient staying at local care center

A wad of cash was reportedly stolen from a patient staying at a local care center.

Stonecrester escapes prosecution in theft of bracelets from Bealls

A Stonecrester will escape prosecution in the alleged theft of two bracelets earlier this year from Bealls.

Man shows up with bail bondsman to turn himself in on arrest warrants

A man who showed up with his bail bondsman to turn himself in on arrest warrants ended up behind bars.

Villages country club waitress arrested after abusing customer loyalty program

A waitress at a country club in The Villages was arrested after it was discovered she had been abusing a customer loyalty program.

Who is doing the complaining?

A Village of Fenney resident, in a Letter to the Editor, wants to know who is lodging the complaints.

Why are we subsidizing guests who enjoy all our activities and facilities?

A Village of El Santiago resident is wondering why we are subsidizing guests who enjoy all our activities and facilities offered in The Villages. Read his Letter to the Editor.

$19.3 million roadway expansion benefits Developer, not residents

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of St. James resident contends a $19.3 million roadway expansion benefits the Developer, not the residents.

Beauty at the Fenney Nature Trail

Nature is beautiful and so is the scenery at the Fenney Nature Trail.

Sunset over Lake Sumter in The Villages

The end of a beautiful day in Florida's Friendliest Hometown.

Beautiful blooms decorate this cactus in The Villages.

Bald eagle spotted keeping watch over The Villages

Check out this bald eagle spotted in The Villages.

Stunning skies over The Villages

Stunning Skies captured over The Villages

Specatular images of a great egret in The Villages

Amazing photos of nature in The Villages.

Business

Wawa opens second store in Lady Lake which is also second store in Sumter...

Wawa, Inc. has announced the opening of a store at 13535 U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake, marking its second store with a Lady Lake address.

Food storage and rodent dropping issues force closure of vendor at Lake Square Mall

A food vendor at the Lake Square Mall was shut down last week after a health inspector reported finding 10 violations – two of which were considered high priority.

LRMC Wellness Center celebrating 30th anniversary with free guest passes

Leesburg Regional Medical Center’s Wellness Center will celebrate its 30th anniversary Monday, Sept. 9 through Friday, Sept. 13.
Scott Snyder, owner of Papa Pineapples, flipping handmade flour tortillas

Papa Pineapples bringing tropical twist to tacos in new downtown Leesburg location

Papa Pineapples is looking to bring a tropical twist to tacos at a new location in downtown Leesburg.

Leesburg Regional Medical Center named among the best by U.S. News & World Report

Leesburg Regional Medical Center has been named among the top 20 hospitals in the Orlando metropolitan market.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Flying Biscuit Café takes breakfast to a new level

If you’re looking for a tasty meal in a cozy and friendly environment, this Lake Sumter Landing café is the perfect spot.

Entertainment

Epic ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ showing at Rialto Theater

The epic 1963 movie "Lawrence of Arabia" is showing at The Rialto Theater in The Villages. Villages-News.com film critic Jack Petro says the movie is worth seeing again or for the very first time.

Hippodrome has outdone itself with ‘Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night’

Villages-News.com theater critic Don Simson raves about "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night," which is currently playing at The Hippodrome Theater in Gainesville.

Golden Retriever rates Oscar nod in ‘Racing in the Rain’

Villages-News.com film critic Jack Petro says "The Art of Racing in the Rain" is a movie you'll want to take your grandchildren to see. The Golden Retriever is the star.

Weather in The Villages, Florida

The Villages
clear sky
68.6 ° F
73 °
65 °
100 %
1.7mph
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85 °
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86 °
Mon
87 °
Tue
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Beauty at the Fenney Nature Trail

Nature is beautiful and so is the scenery at the Fenney Nature Trail.

Sunset over Lake Sumter in The Villages

The end of a beautiful day in Florida's Friendliest Hometown.

Beautiful blooms decorate this cactus in The Villages.

Bald eagle spotted keeping watch over The Villages

Check out this bald eagle spotted in The Villages.

Stunning skies over The Villages

Stunning Skies captured over The Villages

Sports

Fiesta Bowl preparing to host Senior Shoot Out honoring longtime employee

Fiesta Bowl in The Villages is preparing to host the first Tom Nemish Memorial Senior Shoot Out – which also is the first event of the new season.

Central Florida League returns to action at Saddlebrook Softball Complex

The Central Florida League returned to action at Saddlebrook Softball Complex with a full slate of four games. 

14 executive golf courses closed due to 25 inches of rain...

Due to the 25 inches of rain received in the past two months in The Villages, there are 14 executive golf courses closed. We've got the updated list.

Jacksonville bowler nabs Senior Shootout Championship at Fiesta Bowl

A Jacksonville man took home the trophy from this past Saturday’s 2018-19 Senior Shootout Championship at Fiesta Bowl.

Villages softball fields will be closed through Sept. 1

All Villages softball fields will be closed through Sept. 1.

Fiesta Bowl gearing up for 2018-19 Senior Shootout Championship

Fiesta Bowl in The Villages is preparing to host the 2018-19 Senior Shootout Championship.

Discount store manager foils bandit trying to steal variety of hygiene items

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was called to a Summerfield discount store on Tuesday afternoon after a thief tried to make off with a variety of hygiene products.

Lake Panasoffkee man charged with homicide in death of Oxford woman

A Lake Panasoffkee man was arrested Thursday night in connection with a homicide that took place in Oxford this past Saturday.

Resident board moves forward with purchase of Developer-owned utility company

A Villages utility district agreed Thursday to begin the process of purchasing a utility owned by The Villages Developer – but not before tense moments arose over several issues during the 50-minute-long discussion.

Democrat joins GOP primary field for seat on Sumter Commission

A Villager who ran as a Democrat this past fall has joined the Republican primary field for a seat on the Sumter County Commission.

Villager in rehab ripped off of more than $45,000

A Villager in rehab was ripped off of more than $45,000, leading to the arrest of her son’s boyfriend.

Woman who goes drinking at town square ‘forgets’ her wallet

A woman who went drinking at a town square in The Villages told police she lost her wallet after forgetting about it.

Villager to answer in court after theft of clothing for ‘family trip’

A Village of Collier woman will have to answer in court after the alleged theft of clothing she needed for an upcoming “family trip.”

Money stolen from patient staying at local care center

A wad of cash was reportedly stolen from a patient staying at a local care center.

Stonecrester escapes prosecution in theft of bracelets from Bealls

A Stonecrester will escape prosecution in the alleged theft of two bracelets earlier this year from Bealls.

Man shows up with bail bondsman to turn himself in on arrest warrants

A man who showed up with his bail bondsman to turn himself in on arrest warrants ended up behind bars.