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Monday, March 25, 2019

Driver sentenced after crash near country club in The Villages

A man has been sentenced after a crash near a country club in The Villages where he said he’d been drinking beer.

Village of Hillsborough resident ordered by judge to stay away from booze

A Village of Hillsborough man has been ordered by a judge to stay away from booze.

Driver crashes into tree on Lake Ella Road

A driver crashed into a tree Sunday morning on Lake Ella Road. We've got photos from the scene.

Villages Tinnitus Support Group will meet at Churchill Street Recreation Center

The next Villages Tinnitus Support Group meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at Churchill Street Recreation Center.

Suspected thief with stolen boxers falls face first during chase by law enforcement

A suspected thief with stolen boxers was injured after he fell face first during a chase by law enforcement.

Indicted and outspoken Trump adviser Roger Stone coming to The Villages

One of the most controversial and outspoken figures associated with President Trump is coming to The Villages.

Stolen balloon from Indiana seized at Villages Hot Air Balloon Festival

Marion County sheriff’s deputies scored a first Saturday for the 175-year-old law enforcement agency – the recovery a stolen hot air balloon.

Villages Tinnitus Support Group will meet at Churchill Street Recreation Center

The next Villages Tinnitus Support Group meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at Churchill Street Recreation Center.

Suspected thief with stolen boxers falls face first during chase by law enforcement

A suspected thief with stolen boxers was injured after he fell face first during a chase by law enforcement.

Shooting shuts down State Road 44 and sends three people to Villages hospital 

A rowdy block party in Wildwood attended by more than 2,000 people prompted a shooting that sent three wounded people to The Villages Regional Hospital.

Local roofing supervisor arrested after THC oil discovered in his work truck

A local roofing supervisor was arrested after THC oil was discovered in his work truck.

Thief makes off with 72-year-old Del Webb Spruce Creek man’s bike

A 72-year-old Del Webb Spruce Creek man called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help Thursday after discovering that his bicycle was missing.

No collusion? Look at the facts

A Village of Woodbury resident, in a Letter to the Editor, contends the all the facts point to President Trump’s collusion with the Russians.

Crime in The Villages caused by children living with their parents

A man wintering in the Village of Hemingway indicates he has been reading about crime in The Villages, and it appears much of it is committed by Villagers’ children. Read his Letter to the Editor.

President Trump IS NOT crazy

A resident of Villa Berea in Polo Ridge, writing in a Letter to the Editor, wonders how Villagers can “diagnose” President Trump as “crazy.”

Beautiful Day for Boating at Lake Sumter

This bird found a safe place to rest and dry off at Lake Sumter Landing. It looks like the wind is creating waves on...

Beautiful and Fiery Sunset in The Villages

This fiery sunset was captured near the Morse Bridge in The Villages. Can you see the flock of birds flying just above the sun?...

Squirrel Jumping into the Bushes in The Villages

There is nothing like being in the right place at the right time - especially when you have your camera ready! This brave little...

Lake Sumter Landing Reflecting on the Water

It's always happy hour in The Villages! This beautiful photo was taken at Lake Sumter Landing and the lights reflecting off the water make...

A Peek Into the Nest of A Great Horned Owl

This photo is sure to bring a smile to your face! A mother great horned owl was spotted in The Villages with her owlet....

Beautiful Flowers Spotted in The Villages

These beautiful blooms were spotted in a garden in The Villages! These unique flowers look like something from another planet! Photo courtesy of Dennis...

Business

Taste of Lake offers sampling of local restaurants at second annual event

The second annual Taste of Lake took place in Leesburg this week. We've got the winners and photos from the event.

Blues-inspired eatery with a flair for Cuban and Cajun cuisine opening in Leesburg

A locally owned restaurant that also has three successful locations in Marion County is close to opening its doors in Leesburg near the Lake Square Mall.

Cancer Registry at two local hospitals honored with prestigious award

The Cancer Registry at The Villages Regional Hospital and Leesburg Regional Medical Center has been honored with a special award.

New app gives LakeXpress customers mobile ticketing option using smartphones

Lake County Transit is offering a new service to allow riders to purchase fares via a mobile phone app.

Villages hospital earns prestigious ranking for hip and knee replacement services

The Villages Regional Hospital has earned high honors for providing safe and effective patient care.

Waste Management overhauling garbage and recycling collection services

Waste Management is overhauling its garbage and recycling collection services in Wildwood and other area communities.

Entertainment

Rocky and the Rollers bringing their 20th anniversary bash to The Villages

Gerry “Rocky” Seader and his Rollers are gearing up for their 20th anniversary celebration in The Villages and are heading to Las Vegas in the fall.

Villages Musical Theater’s ’South Pacific’ opens at Savannah Center

The Villages Musical Theater’s production of "South Pacific" opened Friday at Savannah Center. Villages-News.com's Tony Violanti was there.

Jay Leno turns technical glitch into laughs in show at The Sharon

Jay Leno turned a technical glitch into laughs in a show at The Sharon. Villages-News.com's Tony Violanti was there.

Sports

Rare triple play in 68 & Over league at Soaring Eagle...

There was a rare triple play executed this week in the 68 & Over league at Soaring Eagle Softball Complex. Wes Brooks has the story.

Two executive golf courses in The Villages will be closed until...

Two executive golf courses in The Villages will be closed until further notice.

Village of St. James woman gets hole-in-one at Southern Star  

A Village of St. James woman got a hole-in-one Monday, March 18 at Southern Star Executive Golf Course.  

Redfish Run Executive Golf Course to be closed for heavy core aeration

The Redfish Run Executive Golf Course will be closed for heavy core aeration and sanding

Pair of golf courses in The Villages will be closed for...

Two executive golf courses in The Villages will be closed Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 for heavy core aeration and sanding.

Villages Cardinals Nation takes bus trip to Jupiter

The Villages Cardinals Nation recently took a trip to Jupiter for a game with the Mets. If you have a photo from your club or a trip share it with us at www.villages-news.com/contact us.

FHP report identifies Villager injured in accident on multi-modal path

A Florida Highway Patrol report has identified a Villager who fell from a golf cart Friday afternoon and was trauma alerted to Ocala Regional Medical Center.

Villager struck in accident at Leesburg hospital that claims life of fellow employee

A Villager was struck by an automobile Friday night while attending to a fellow employee at Leesburg Regional Medical Center who also had been struck by a car.

Shooting shuts down State Road 44 and sends three people to Villages hospital 

A rowdy block party in Wildwood attended by more than 2,000 people prompted a shooting that sent three wounded people to The Villages Regional Hospital.

Longtime Villager helped found elite club for ex-military paratroopers

A former paratrooper and Green Beret was a charter member of the World Wide Airborne club in The Villages. Villages-News.com's John W Prince has his story.
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CDD 2 supervisor and AAC chair invite residents to question-and-answer session

Community Development District 2 Supervisor Bill Schikora and Amenity Authority Committee Chair Ann Forrester invite Villagers to a question-and-answer session.

Local roofing supervisor arrested after THC oil discovered in his work truck

A local roofing supervisor was arrested after THC oil was discovered in his work truck.

Thief makes off with 72-year-old Del Webb Spruce Creek man’s bike

A 72-year-old Del Webb Spruce Creek man called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help Thursday after discovering that his bicycle was missing.

Man transported to hospital in Ocala after golf cart accident in The Villages

A man was trauma alerted to Ocala Regional Medical Center after a golf cart accident in The Villages.

Villager’s son jailed without bond after bizarre sexual episode at town square

A Villager’s son was being held without bond after a bizarre sexual episode involving another man at a town square in The Villages.

Good Samaritans come to rescue of distressed bird at Fenney Nature Trail

Good Samaritans came to the rescue of a distressed bird found on the Fenney Nature Trail in The Villages.