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Monday, February 18, 2019

Village of Bonnybrook man gets prison time after attacking neighbors with bug spray

A Village of Bonnybrook man will be serving prison time after attacking neighbors with bug spray and other bizarre, threatening behavior.

Villages Louisiana Club breaks out movie costumes for early Mardi Gras party

Mardi Gras came a little early for excited members of the Louisiana Club of The Villages and Villages-News.com’s Tony Violanti was there.

Community Improvement Council will offer safety flashers during Market Night

The Community Improvement Council will offer safety flashers Tuesday during Market Night at Spanish Springs Town Square.

82-year-old Villager sentenced after series of arrests last year

An 82-year-old Villager has been sentenced after a series of arrests.

New options considered for evaluating status of embankment at Morse Boulevard Bridge

As stubborn water levels at Lake Sumter show little willingness to come down, officials are considering new options for evaluating the status of the embankment at the Morse Boulevard Bridge.

Villages 101: Who is the Morse Boulevard Bridge named for?

Most Villagers have no idea of the real name of the bridge on Morse Boulevard near Lake Sumter Landing. It's named for someone who played a vital role in the early days of The Villages.

Summerfield woman reports being victim of popular internet gift card scam

A 49-year-old Summerfield woman sought help from a Marion County sheriff’s deputy after discovering she'd been the victim of an internet scam.

25-year-old resident of The Villages arrested near Shay Gate

An oft-arrested 25-year-old resident of The Villages has landed back behind bars.

Man with extensive criminal record surrenders right before deputies bust into Summerfield home

Marion County sheriff’s deputies spent an hour outside a Summerfield home before a man being served a warrant finally surrendered.

Man behaving suspiciously arrested at Spanish Spring Town Square

A man who was behaving suspiciously was arrested at Spanish Spring Town Square.

Michigan snowbird reports car burglarized while parked at her home in The Villages

A Michigan snowbird reported her car was burglarized while it was parked at her home in The Villages.

Summerfield man jailed after deputy finds cache of pot concealed in vehicle’s trunk

A 19-year-old Summerfield man was arrested after a sheriff’s deputy found more than 30 grams of marijuana hidden in his vehicle.

Wasps swarming at swimming pool in The Villages

A Villager is raising concerns about wasps she claims are swarming at a swimming pool in The Villages. Read her Letter to the Editor.

The use of money for the wall due to ’emergency’

Writing in a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Summerhill resident is “disgusted” with both President Trump and Congressman Webster over the rush to build a wall at the southern border.

‘New’ Katie Belle’s is a BIG disappointment

A Village of Alhambra resident, writing in a Letter to the Editor, offers her thoughts on Katie Belle’s, then and now.

Visiting Paradise Park on the historic side of The Villages

Visiting Paradise Park on the historic side of The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Enjoying the entertainment at Spanish Springs Town Square

Enjoying the entertainment at Spanish Springs Town Square in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Moment of Beauty at The Waterfront Inn

This moment of beauty was captured during sunset at The Waterfront Inn Hotel in The Villages!

Bald Eagle near Briarwood Executive Golf Course in The Villages

Bald Eagle near Briarwood Executive Golf Course in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Overcast morning on Belle Glade in The Villages

Overcast morning on Belle Glade in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

An eaglet flexes its wings in The Villages

An eaglet flexes its wings in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Business

Waste Management overhauling garbage and recycling collection services

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

New retail center on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 expected to open in November

A new retail center on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake is expected to open in November.

New business announces plan to locate at La Plaza Grande in The Villages

A new business has announced plans to locate at La Plaza Grande shopping plaza in The Villages.

Parent company of hospital in The Villages losing one of its top executives

Central Florida Health’s chief operating officer has accepted a position with a hospital in Charlotte, N.C.

Fruitland Park mayor’s wife earns high honor from Sumter Chamber

Meredith Cheshire, who is married to Fruitland Park Mayor Chris Cheshire and oversees the business side of their highly successful medical practice in The Villages, received a special honor Friday night. Villages-News.com’s Larry D. Croom has the full story.

New restaurant opens doors at Trailwinds Village

The first restaurant has opened its doors for business at the Trailwinds Village. Jersey Mike's, the popular sandwich chain that originated in New Jersey, is...

Entertainment

Villages Pop Chorus Folksingers gearing up for Hootenanny benefit show

Money raised through the Hootenanny will benefit Tutors for Kids Inc. and All One Family Inc.

Musical revue takes Villagers on journey of classic blues and rock and roll

The songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller elevated the careers of the Coasters, the Drifters and Elvis Presley.

Tito Jackson of Jackson 5 fame fronts B.B. King Blues Band in Villages show

Tito Jackson of the Jackson 5 fame fronted the B.B. King Blues Band in a show at Savannah Center. Villages-News.com's Tony Violanti was there.

Sports

Sweetgum Executive Golf Course will be closed indefinitely

The Sweetgum Executive Golf Course will be temporarily closed.

Villager scores first local hole-in-one after five years in Florida’s Friendliest...

A Villager carded a hole-in-one on the Okeechobee Executive Golf Course’s eighth hole using a softly pitched seven iron.

Golfer scores his first-ever hole-in-one

A golfer celebrated after getting his first-ever hole-in-one after nearly 50 years of golfing.

FBF 74’s placed second in FHC Absolute Fire’s Senior Shootout

Frankie Brin Financial (FBF) 74s traveled to Seminole County “Boombah” Sports Complex in Sanford, FL, to participate in the FHC Absolute Fire’s Senior Shootout. Frankie...

TB Financial Group Wins 2019 ISSA/WBSC World Tournament of Champions

TB Financial Group Wins 2019 ISSA/WBSC World Tournament of Champions.

TB Financial wins division championship

TB Financial claimed victory in the division championship, going into the competition as the number one seed.

Residents will have chance to question members of Project Wide Advisory Committee

Villagers will have the opportunity to meet members of the Project Wide Advisory Committee during a question-and-answer session. PWAC has been handling some hot-button issues.

Ex-N.J. governor visits The Villages promoting book detailing links to President Trump

A controversial political figure tightly intertwined with President Trump’s administration signed copies of his new book Saturday at Barnes & Noble in The Villages.

Villages Navy cryptologist fondly recalls days of intercepting top-secret messages

A Villager spent 30 years in the U.S. Navy’s Naval Security Group and even has Morse code on his cell phone.

Love fills the air as Villages clubs team up to share meaningful stories

Valentine’s Day love came to life Thursday evening at the Odell Recreation Center.

Villager dies at scene of accident after vehicle strikes tree

A Villager died at the scene of an accident after his vehicle struck a tree Friday night in Pinellas County.

DUI suspect free on bond arrested again after traffic stop on Morse Boulevard

A man free on bond after a drunk driving arrest last year landed back behind bars after he was caught driving on Morse Boulevard in The Villages.

Summerfield woman reports being victim of popular internet gift card scam

A 49-year-old Summerfield woman sought help from a Marion County sheriff’s deputy after discovering she'd been the victim of an internet scam.

Residents urged to guard against mosquitoes after Villager dies of West Nile Virus

Residents of The Villages are being urged to protect themselves against mosquitos after the death of a Villager from West Nile Virus.

Webster says Trump’s declaration of national emergency ‘on solid legal ground’

Congressman Daniel Webster contends President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border wouldn’t have been his first choice, but he believes the president is on solid legal ground.

Republican Women honor Villages WW II veteran spotlighted by Trump in State of the...

The Republican Women of The Villages played host to a special guest who made quite a splash on national television earlier this month.