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Thursday, July 18, 2019

83-year-old bicyclist transported to Ocala hospital after collision with golf cart

An 83-year-old bicyclist was transported by ambulance to Ocala Regional Medical Center after a collision with a golf cart near the entrance to the Village of Polo Ridge.

ARC approves homeowners’ requests for removal of problematic trees

The Architectural Review Committee on Wednesday approved homeowners’ requests for the removal of trees from their properties while turning down an application for the removal of pine trees that have already apparently been cut down.

Villager’s son arrested after allegedly leaving scene of altercation

A Villager’s son was arrested after allegedly leaving the scene of a physical altercation in Villa De Leon in the Village of Alhambra.

Villagers for Trump planning flag-waving event at busy Wildwood intersection

Members of Villagers for Trump are gearing up to show their support for the president on Friday.

Pair of Pennsylvania pallet workers arrested at Wildwood truck stop

A pair of Pennsylvania pallet workers were arrested at a Wildwood truck stop.

50-year-old Villager with history of arrests back behind bars on probation violation

A 50-year-old Villager with a history of arrests is back behind bars on a probation violation.

Habitual trespasser jailed after Marion sheriff’s deputy spots him at minimart

A Summerfield man found himself behind bars Monday night after he was caught trespassing again at an area minimart.

Search is on for man caught videoing woman in department store dressing room

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging area residents to assist the Tavares Police Department in locating a man who was caught filming a woman changing clothes Monday in a Kohl’s department store dressing room.

Groveland man found in attic after ramming Sumter sheriff’s deputy’s patrol vehicle

A Groveland man is behind bars after ramming a stolen SUV into a Sumter County sheriff's deputy’s patrol vehicle early Tuesday morning.

Villagers’ son headed to prison after burglary of neighbor’s home

A man arrested last year in a burglary in the Village of Glenbrook is headed to prison.

Stonecrester jailed after surveillance video shows her crashing exit gate

A Stonecrest woman found herself behind bars Monday after a large SUV knocked down a metal exit gate at the Summerfield retirement subdivision.

Bandits steal trailer from Lady Lake man’s Summerfield golf cart business

A Lady Lake man who owns a Summerfield golf cart business realized Sunday that he was the victim of a theft.

President Trump’s ‘morbid ignorance’

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Winifred resident has harsh words for President Trump’s criticism of four freshmen Democratic women of color in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The absolute insanity of Recreation News

A Village of Ashland resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says the waste of Recreation News is absolutely insane.

Treatment of illegal immigrants

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Caroline resident responds to a previous letter about the treatment of illegal immigrants.

Black-bellied whistling ducks in The Villages

Check out this adorable pair spotted in The Villages.

Busy day in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown

A busy day for birds on the Belle Glade Golf Course in The Villages.

Beautiful view of The Waterfront Inn

A beautiful day at Palmer Legends Golf Course.

A tufted titmouse takes a bath in The Villages

Adorable bird spotted enjoying a dip on a hot day.

Lake Sumter Landing at daybreak

Check out this beautiful photo of Lake Sumter at daybreak.

Beautiful views found in The Villages

Don't miss these beautiful views found behind Evan's Prairie 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.

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.

Habitual trespasser jailed after Marion sheriff’s deputy spots him at minimart

A Summerfield man found himself behind bars Monday night after he was caught trespassing again at an area minimart.

Brisk progress being made on new health and wellness supermarket

Brisk progress is being made on a health and wellness supermarket that will anchor a new shopping center being built on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake.

Vacationer in The Villages sentenced after arrest in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown

A vacationer in The Villages has been sentenced after her arrest earlier this year in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Villagers’ son headed to prison after burglary of neighbor’s home

A man arrested last year in a burglary in the Village of Glenbrook is headed to prison.

Stonecrester jailed after surveillance video shows her crashing exit gate

A Stonecrest woman found herself behind bars Monday after a large SUV knocked down a metal exit gate at the Summerfield retirement subdivision.

Bandits steal trailer from Lady Lake man’s Summerfield golf cart business

A Lady Lake man who owns a Summerfield golf cart business realized Sunday that he was the victim of a theft.

‘Stupid’ Lady Lake man jailed after texting estranged girlfriend he had attacked

A 44-year-old Lady Lake man has been jailed without bond after sending text messages to an estranged girlfriend he had attacked a day earlier.

‘Little bit of weed’ lands Oxford man behind bars

An Oxford man who complained he was being arrested for a “little bit of weed” landed behind bars after a K-9 alerted on his vehicle.

Lady Lake man arrested for driving on license suspended for non-payment of traffic fines

A Lady Lake man was arrested by Fruitland Park police for driving on a license suspended for non-payment of traffic fines.

Ohio woman jailed in theft of merchandise from store at Brownwood

An Ohio woman was arrested in the theft of merchandise from a store at Brownwood Paddock Square.