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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Villages Republicans and Democrats make their case in recent piece by CNBC

Republicans and Democrats attempted to make their respective cases in a recent sit-down interview with CNBC. The segment features many familiar faces, including Villagers for Trump leader David Gee, GOP leader and Community Development District...

Man with multiple used syringes arrested at Wawa service station in Oxford

A man with numerous used syringes was arrested at the Wawa service station at U.S. 301 and County Road 466 in Oxford. Robert Lance Scarborough, 42, of Ocklawaha, had been driving a green Ford van...

Villagers’ beloved companions receive blessing at annual Hope Lutheran event

Many dogs, two cats, one parrot, a miniature donkey, a llama and an alpaca all received blessings Saturday morning at the fifth annual Blessing of the Animals worship service at Hope Lutheran Church. The dogs...

Suspected shoplifter free on $10,000 bond after multiple trips to Target in The Villages

A suspected shoplifter is free on $10,000 bond after multiple trips to Target in The Villages. A review of surveillance footage at the store at Rolling Acres Plaza showed that a man and woman had...

‘En garde’ is the battle cry for this Villager with varied interests

Errol Flynn encouraged her to take up the sword. Philip Vincent, an instructor at the now-closed Lifelong Learning College, helped her refine her technique. In truth, Doreen Lowther saw Flynn in a movie fencing with...

Man who claimed dead woman’s home allegedly presented forged document at Citizens First Bank

A man who claimed a dead woman’s home has been arrested after he allegedly presented a forged document at Citizens First Bank. Everett Matthew Payne, 30, was arrested Thursday afternoon at the home at 913...

Belleview man jailed after attempted abduction of 10-year-old girl at Lake Okahumpka Park

A 60-year-old Belleview man has been jailed on $253,000 bond after the attempted abduction of...

Sheriff’s deputies hunting for clock-wearing man who damaged vending machine

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for helping in identifying a man who was...

Pink-bra-clad man jailed after panhandling on busy Hwy. 200 in Ocala

A shirtless man clad in a pink bra with white trim and blue shorts was...

Villages Daily Sun ordered by judge to turn over terminated employee’s personnel file

The Villages Daily Sun has been ordered by a judge to turn over a terminated...

Violent choking attack lands Belleview man behind bars

A Marion County deputy was called for help late Tuesday night after an altercation between...

Ocala man nabbed after cancer center staffer reports bruised patient

A man was arrested late Wednesday afternoon after a staff member of an Ocala cancer...

The rules have changed

To the Editor: Our neighborhood appreciates that deed restrictions ensure a good appearance and  some of the specific policies/guidelines in the deed restriction manual have changed over the years. In 2010, the Architectural Review Committee routinely...

Why can’t I make an appointment to service my golf cart?

To the Editor: My Yamaha golf cart needed service, so I called The Villages Golf Cars in Lake Sumter Landing to schedule an appointment.  The representative told me that, due to a new policy, I...

Let Villagers enjoy their retirement years in peace

To the Editor: Help please, these people did not have their driveways done to be out of compliance. They have done nothing to hurt anyone only to make their lives a little easier in their older...

Waiting for the owner at the square in The Villages

Waiting for the owner at the square in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Watching the entertainment at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square

Watching the entertainment at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Early morning on Lake Sumter in The Villages

Early morning on Lake Sumter in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

A steeple in Brownwood Paddock Square in The Villages

A steeple in Brownwood Paddock Square in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

An alligator sleeping at Fenney Nature Trail in The Villages

An alligator sleeping at Fenney Nature Trail in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

A couple walking the Fenney Nature Trail in The Villages

A couple walking the Fenney Nature Trail in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Business

Health inspector shuts down Ocala fast-food restaurant over multiple violations

An Ocala fast-food restaurant was temporarily shut down last week after a health inspector found multiple violations at the chain eatery. Freddy’s Frozen Custard &...
Circle K opens its doors at Trailwinds Village

New gas station opens its pumps at Trailwinds Village in Wildwood

A new gas station has opened its pumps for business at Trailwinds Village, joining an ever-growing list of companies to call the new development...

Health inspector shuts down Belleview eatery over multiple violations

A Belleview restaurant was temporarily shut down earlier this month after a health inspector reported seven violations – three listed as high priority –...

Florida Community Bank opens branch serving Florida’s Friendliest Hometown

Florida Community Bank continues to grow its presence throughout the state with the opening of its newest branch located in Lady Lake, serving The...

Culver’s fresh-never-frozen menu and warm hospitality a perfect fit for The Villages

This month’s escapade led us to a late lunch at Culver’s in Southern Trace, just off of County Road 466. This Sauk City, Wisconsin...

TVRH working with first responders to deliver high-quality cardiovascular care

The Villages Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department and Heart Center is working alongside first responders to deliver high-quality cardiovascular care, hospital officials say. According to the...

Entertainment

‘Slipaway’ is a smooth ride

A recent widow in her early 80’s, Fall (Elaine Partnow) sells her home and buys a two-mast sailing yacht named the Slipaway. She has...

Halloween has arrived at The Hipp with production of ‘Let The Right One In’

A rural setting that could be in mid America, Scandinavia, or Transylvania, Let The Right One In will keep you guessing what is really happening.  We have...

‘Sweeney Todd’ brings murderous mayhem to Savannah Center stage

“Sweeney Todd” is a full-blooded blast. The KC Productions’ version of Stephen Sondheim’s slasher operetta fit right in with the Halloween season Sunday at Savannah...
Belleview Heating and Air

Sports

Villager scores hole-in-one during first golf outing upon his return

On his first day back to The Villages, snowbird Marvin Riddle, of the Village of Pennecamp, scored a hole-in-one. He scored the hole-in-one Friday at Sandhill Executive...

Change coming to Ladies Day registration at both Championship and Executive...

A change has been announced in signing up for Ladies Day on both Championship and Executive golf courses in The Villages. The registration window...

CFL Fall 2018 Highlights Week Five

Week Five saw Arden Jewelers retain possession of first place in the Central Florida League. Arden beat Humana 15-10. Verne Benson and Mark Hildebrand led...

CFL Fall 2018 Highlights Week Four

Week Four of the fall season ended with one team in sole possession of first place. With Gators Brownwood defeating Synergy Wealth, Arden Jewelers...

Frankie Brin 74s wins the 70s plus division of FHCASA Octoberfest

Frankie Brin Financial (FBF) 74s traveled to Auburndale Softball Sports Complex, Auburndale, Florida to participate in the FHCASA Octoberfest. The team went 4 - 0...

Oakleigh Executive Golf Course to be closed beginning Monday

The Oakleigh Executive Golf Course will be closed beginning Monday, Oct. 8 for planned bunker capping and drainage repairs.  This work is anticipated to...

Belleview man jailed after attempted abduction of 10-year-old girl at Lake Okahumpka Park

A 60-year-old Belleview man has been jailed on $253,000 bond after the attempted abduction of a 10-year-old girl Friday evening at Lake Okahumpka Park in Wildwood. The girl said a man had approached her, grabbed...

‘Red Wave’ splash covers town squares as Villagers for Trump stage golf cart rally

The ‘Red Wave’ roared to life Friday as several hundred members of Villagers for Trump staged a golf cart rally. Horn-honking, cheering fans of the president and a slate of GOP candidates running in this...

Patio villa owners face prospect of ripping up out-of-compliance driveways

Three Villages homeowners will have to rip up their driveways or face daily fines after a trio of public hearings Friday before a standing-room-only crowd in the boardroom at the District Office. Three anonymous complaints...

Villages Daily Sun ordered by judge to turn over terminated employee’s personnel file

The Villages Daily Sun has been ordered by a judge to turn over a terminated employee’s personnel file. Lake County Judge Heidi Davis on Thursday announced her ruling on a motion from an attorney for...

Community Watch driver ticketed after crash leaves Villager pinned under golf cart

A Community Watch driver was ticketed after a crash Friday afternoon left a Villager pinned under his golf cart. James Peter McAdams, 85, of the Village of Chatham, had been at the wheel of a...

Barrel containing ‘unknown substance’ causes traffic detour near Southern Trace Plaza

A barrel containing an “unknown substance” fell from a truck and caused a traffic detour Friday afternoon on County Road 466 near Southern Trace Plaza. The yellow barrel fell from a truck shortly before 2...

CDD supervisors discuss persistent parking problems in Jasper Villas

Community Development District 5 supervisors see no end in sight to persistent parking problems in the Jasper Villas. CDD 5 Chairman Walter Martin, who lives in the Jasper Villas, said Friday he continues to hear...

58-year-old Summerfield man killed in accident on Florida Turnpike

A 58-year-old Summerfield man was struck and killed in an accident Friday morning on the Florida Turnpike. Charles Fulci at 8:30 a.m. had pulled over to the side of the road when his 2010 Ford...

Community Development District 6 chair honored for her 12 years of service

The outgoing chairman of the Community Development District 6 Board of Supervisors has been honored for 12 years of service. CDD 6 Supervisor Peter Moeller took to the podium at Friday’s meeting to pay tribute...

Villages homeowner lands plane in Atlantic Ocean after running out of fuel

A man who owns a home in The Villages landed his plane in the Atlantic Ocean this week after running out of fuel. Richard Goosman, who owns a home in the Village of Bridgeport at...