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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Villages Honor Flight veterans greeted by cheers and salutes after special journey

Forty veterans from throughout the Central Florida area enjoyed a special trip to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, thanks to Villages Honor Flight.

EMS crew treats 77-year-old’s injuries after alleged altercation with Villager

An EMS crew treated a 77-year-old’s injuries after an alleged altercation with a Villager.

90-year-old Villager free on bond after turning herself in to police

A 90-year-old Villager is free on $2,000 bond after turning herself into police.

Items stolen from Villager’s golf cart during trip to grocery store

An iPhone and garage door opener were among items stolen from a Villager’s golf cart when he made a trip to a grocery store.

Daily Sun newspaper box stolen from postal station in The Villages

A Daily Sun newspaper box was stolen from a postal station in The Villages.

Villages High School students’ artwork will be on display at Savannah Center

Artwork of Villages High School students will be on display Friday at Savannah Center.

Daily Sun newspaper box stolen from postal station in The Villages

A Daily Sun newspaper box was stolen from a postal station in The Villages.

19-year-old Leesburg student behind bars after admitting to sex with 14-year-old girl at school

A 19-year-old Leesburg High School student was arrested Tuesday after a 14-year-girl claimed the two engaged in sexual relations in a wooded area behind the school.

Shopper on scooter jailed in theft of nearly $2,000 in merchandise at store in The Villages

A shopper on a scooter was arrested in the theft of nearly $2,000 in merchandise from a store in The Villages.

Wife arrested after allegedly attacking her husband in dispute over bowling

A wife was arrested after allegedly attacking her husband in a dispute over bowling.

Four men arrested after police raid suspected drug house in Wildwood

Four men were arrested after police on Tuesday raided a suspected drug house in Wildwood.

Woman with firearm and drugs arrested after truck breaks down at I-75 exit ramp

A 28-year-old Summerfield woman has been jailed on $113,000 bond after she was found to be in possession of a firearm and a large amount of drugs after a truck broke down at the exit ramp at Interstate 75 in Wildwood.

The Villages country club ‘exorbitant’ greens fees

A Village of Polo Ridge resident, in a Letter to the Editor, writes that he has had it with the exorbitant rates at golf courses in The Villages. He’s found better places to play golf.

Medications from Canada

A Village of Santiago resident stands up to Big Pharma’s scare tactics about medications from Canada. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Response  to snowbirds leaving

A Village of Pennecamp resident, in a Letter to the Editor, asks why there is so much complaining about snowbirds.

Sherman Fox Squirrel Spotted in The Villages

Check out this adorable sherman fox squirrel spotted in The Villages.

Palm Warbler Spotted in the Bottlebrush

The bottlebrush bush makes a nice resting spot for this little palm warbler.

What a View at The Waterfront Inn

Enjoy this spectacular lakefront view and a stunning sunset from Lake Sumter Landing.

Seagull hanging out at Lake Sumter Landing

Check out this seagull that was spotted hanging out at one of the squares in The Villages.

Showing Off in The Villages

Check out the beautiful bright red blooms on this amaryllis in The Villages.

Enjoy a Sunset at Lake Sumter Landing

Even the birds can't resist a beautiful sunset at Lake Sumter Landing.

Business

Villages-News.com offering new dashboard to manage your email subscription

For all of our premium email subscribers receiving a newsletter from Villages-News.com, you will now be able to manage your email subscription from a central dashboard on our website. Read more and register.
K9 Fit Club will start offering classes at a variety of locations in The Villages

New fitness classes for dogs, Villagers coming to The Villages

A new organization looks to offer a fitness program for dogs and their Villagers soon. We've got more information.

Miller’s Ale House coming to property under development on U.S. Hwy. 27/441

A Miller’s Ale House restaurant has been proposed to be built on property under development on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake.

Dirty reports dogged Cody’s manager within days of being hired to clean things up

A review of health inspection records shows that a new manager hired to clean things up at Cody’s Original Roadhouse at Brownwood was dogged with dirty reports within days of his hiring.

Leesburg Regional Medical Center offering newest technology to detect breast cancer

Mammograms will be much more comfortable with high-tech equipment boasting 3-D technology.

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.

Entertainment

Bay Street Players’ ‘Greater Tuna’ tells humorous tale of sleepy little town in Texas

Villages-News.com theater critic Donald Simson reviews the Bay Street Players' production of "Greater Tuna," which tells the humorous tale of a sleepy little town in Texas.

Production benefiting Villages Honor Flight brings glory days of radio back to life

A salute to the glory days of radio, from 1939-45, is coming to the Bacall Recreation Center.

‘The Upside’ proves it’s hard to make tragedy funny

Jack Petro reviews "The Upside" starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman. It's playing at the Old Mill Playhouse in The Villages.

Sports

Belvedere Executive Golf Courses will be closed for single-day aerification

The Belvedere Executive Golf Courses will be closed for single day aerification, sanding and chemical applications. We've got the dates.

Five executive golf courses closed for early transition repairs and recovery

The closing of five executive golf courses in The Villages has been announced.

Villager celebrates after hole-in-one while golfing with partner from Chicago

Sandy Lang scored a hole-in-one April 11 on Hole #2 at Pelican Executive Golf Course in The Villages.

MOAA raises $14,000 through annual scramble

Nearly 100 golfers participated in the 12th Annual Military Officer's Association of America Golf Tournament this week. We've got the winners and results.

Bunnings wins Restricted Bat League’s winter championship

The Bunnings have been crowned as the champions of the Restricted Bat League’s Winter 2019 season in The Villages.

Bogart and Mangrove Executive Golf Courses to be closed until further...

The Bogart and Mangrove Executive Golf Courses will close until further notice for early transition repairs and recovery.

Woman taken by ambulance to Leesburg hospital after collision in The Villages

A woman was transported by ambulance to Leesburg Regional Medical Center after a collision Wednesday morning at Morse Boulevard and County Road 466A.

Marion County commissioner blasts CDD 4 over sinkhole-damaged road in The Villages

A Marion County commissioner lambasted Community Development District 4 on Tuesday morning during a discussion about a damaged roadway in the sinkhole-ravaged Village of Calumet Grove in The Villages.

Large clouds of smoke near Wildwood leave motorists wondering about cause of blaze

Villagers and other area residents expressed concern Tuesday afternoon after seeing a very large cloud of smoke northwest of Wildwood.
SECO Truck

Another Villager joins race for seat on SECO Energy Board of Trustees

A fourth Villager has announced a bid for a seat on the SECO Energy Board of Trustees.

Shopper on scooter jailed in theft of nearly $2,000 in merchandise at store in...

A shopper on a scooter was arrested in the theft of nearly $2,000 in merchandise from a store in The Villages.

Four men arrested after police raid suspected drug house in Wildwood

Four men were arrested after police on Tuesday raided a suspected drug house in Wildwood.

Woman with firearm and drugs arrested after truck breaks down at I-75 exit ramp

A 28-year-old Summerfield woman has been jailed on $113,000 bond after she was found to be in possession of a firearm and a large amount of drugs after a truck broke down at the exit ramp at Interstate 75 in Wildwood.

Four Villages High School students among recipients of Marine Corps League awards

Four Villages High School students were among six young leaders honored Monday night by The Villages Marine Corps League Detachment 1267.

PWAC ignores objections and bulls ahead with abolishing cap on amenity fees

The Project Wide Advisory Committee on Monday bulled ahead with abolishing the amenity fee cap despite a change of heart of two of its members and relentless questioning from a resident.

Villager facing felony charge after alleged attack at dog park in The Villages

A Villager is facing a felony charge after an alleged attack at a dog park in The Villages.