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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Golf cart traveling on County Road 466 brings traffic to a crawl in The...

A misguided motorist behind the wheel of a golf cart brought a large line of vehicles to a crawl during busy lunchtime traffic on Friday on County Road 466.

Man jailed after attempting to cash bogus check at bank in The Villages

A man was jailed after allegedly attempting to cash a bogus check at a bank in The Villages.

Popular health-conscious Villages restaurant suddenly shuts its doors

A popular restaurant in The Villages that specialized in healthy food choices and offered vegan options has closed its doors.

Ocala man with revoked license behind bars after caught driving in The Villages

An Ocala man caught driving with a revoked license in The Villages said he was behind the wheel only because his girlfriend was in too much pain to drive.

Father of woman left for dead in The Villages was told accused man’s family...

The father of a woman left for dead after a fall from a golf cart in The Villages was warned by the prosecutor’s office that the accused man’s family has “deep pockets.”

Anonymous complaint targets little white cross of Villager who vowed to defy rule

An anonymous complaint has been lodged against a little white cross on display at a home in The Villages.

Summerfield woman charged with bruising elderly woman in nasty spat

A Summerfield woman, accused of leaving finger-shaped marks on a 74-year-old woman’s arm, was charged with domestic battery on a person 65 years of age or older.

Top editor at The Villages Daily Sun arrested on theft charge

A top editor at The Villages Daily Sun has been arrested on a theft charge.

Man jailed after attempting to cash bogus check at bank in The Villages

A man was jailed after allegedly attempting to cash a bogus check at a bank in The Villages.

Ocala man with revoked license behind bars after caught driving in The Villages

An Ocala man caught driving with a revoked license in The Villages said he was behind the wheel only because his girlfriend was in too much pain to drive.

Father of woman left for dead in The Villages was told accused man’s family has ‘deep pockets’

The father of a woman left for dead after a fall from a golf cart in The Villages was warned by the prosecutor’s office that the accused man’s family has “deep pockets.”

Villager arrested after argument sparks physical altercation with woman

A Villager was arrested after an argument sparked a physical altercation with a woman.

Pimlico Executive Golf Course not in playable condition

A Villager, writing in a Letter to the Editor, says a golf course in The Villages is simply not playable. He's not going back.

Great event at The Sharon

A Village of Virginia Trace resident, writing in a Letter to the Editor, describes a great event recently held at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center.

We need parades in The Villages

A Village of Virginia Trace man makes the case for parades in The Villages. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Blue heron at sunset in The Villages

A blue heron takes off as the sun sets over The Villages.

Hydrangea in full bloom in The Village of Amelia

Blue hydrangea blooming in The Villages.

Sitting on the shoreline in The Villages

A great blue heron spotted on the shoreline in The Villages.

Monarch butterfly spotted in The Villages

A beautiful monarch butterfly spotted in The Villages.

Gorgeous night at the Waterfront Inn

A beautiful photo of The Waterfront Inn after dark.

Magnolia in full bloom in The Villages

This magnolia is just beginning to bloom in The Villages.

Business

New restaurant opens its doors at Lake Sumter Landing

A new restaurant opened its doors this week at Lake Sumter Landing.

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.

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

Villager reunites with bowling teammates 40 years after memorable victory

A Villager reunited with his bowling teammates 40 years after their greatest bowling victory together.

Village of Hemingway woman gets third hole-in-one since moving to The...

A Village of Hemingway woman scored her third hole-in-one since moving to The Villages in 2010. If you get a hole-in-one or have other applause-worthy news, share it with us at www.villages-news.com/contact us.

Village of Buttonwood man gets 11th hole-in-one

A Village of Buttonwood man recently got his 11th hole-in-one. If you get a hole-in-one or have other applause-worthy news, share it with us at www.villages-news.com/contact us.

Village of Fernandina resident gets hole-in-one

A Village of Fernandina man got a hole-in-one this week. We've got details. If you get a hole-in-one, share it with us at www.villages-news.com/contact us.

Village of Tall Trees man gets third hole-in-one

A Village of Tall Trees man got his third hole-in-one on Tuesday. If you get a hole-in-one or have other applause-worthy news, share it with us at www.villages-news.com/contact us.

Sunsets worth stopping for in The Villages

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

Villager arrested after argument sparks physical altercation with woman

A Villager was arrested after an argument sparked a physical altercation with a woman.

Visitor to The Villages reports vandalism to his vehicle

A visitor to The Villages from California reported vandalism to his vehicle while it was parked in the Village of Del Mar.

88-year-old Spruce Creek South woman’s heat-hating boyfriend goes missing

A Spruce Creek South woman who said her missing 85-year-old boyfriend hates the Florida heat called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help on Tuesday.

Two drivers transported from scene of crash snarling traffic on U.S. 301

Two drivers were transported from the scene of a crash that snarled traffic Thursday morning on U.S. 301 in Sumter County.

Woman taken by ambulance from crash at Morse Boulevard and County Road 466A

A woman was transported by ambulance from the scene of a crash Thursday morning at Morse Boulevard and County Road 466A.

Recall issued for Panera at Home soup

A recall has been issued for Panera at Home chicken tortilla soup, a product sold at Publix, Winn-Dixie and Wal-Mart stores in The Villages.

Fruitland Park commissioner honors late father with family donation to new library

City Commissioner Chris Bell and members of his family recently presented the Fruitland Park Library with a $10,000 donation for a children’s garden center at the new facility to honor his late father.

ARC splits vote on ‘monstrous’ garage at center of battle in The Villages

The Architectural Review Committee came down with a split vote on a “monstrous” garage at the center of an emotional battle in The Villages.

Chefs of Napoli scrambles to update state documents after founder’s arrest

Documents on file with the State of Florida regarding the ownership of Chefs of Napoli in Wildwood were updated Tuesday, days after the arrest of one of the restaurant's founders.

Villager told he cannot plant palm tree to replace oak tree he wants cut...

A Village of Calumet Grove man has been granted permission to cut down an oak tree in his yard, but only if he replaces it with another canopy tree.