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Friday, April 19, 2019

Villages couple wins permission to remove two Live Oak trees from their yard

A Villages couple has won permission to remove two Live Oak trees from their yard.

Renter fails to return Yamaha golf cart to Villages Golf Cars

Someone who rented a 2017 Yamaha golf cart has failed to return it to The Villages Golf Cars.

Search under way for golf club thief who struck store near The Villages

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a man who took a $500 club from a local golf store.

75-year-old Stonecrester victim of fraud after sharing bank account information

A 75-year-old Stonecrest woman called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help earlier this week after realizing she’d been the victim of a telephone scam.

VHA salutes Day-Break Club as Volunteer Organization of the Year

The VHA has honored the Day-Break Club of The Villages with its 2018 Volunteer Organization of the Year.

Residents pack Villages restaurant to support Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches

Johnny Rockets at Lake Sumter Landing was packed Wednesday night with Villagers and their guests to support the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches programs.

75-year-old Stonecrester victim of fraud after sharing bank account information

A 75-year-old Stonecrest woman called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help earlier this week after realizing she’d been the victim of a telephone scam.

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.

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.

Those ‘Fine People’ – Part 2

A Village of Winifred resident, in a Letter to the Editor, offers a followup to a previous letter about “Fine People Among Us.”

Climate change is real

A reader from Wisconsin takes on Villages-News.com Opinion writer John Shewchuk and his views on climate change. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Spruce Creeker says Villages needs to clean up after sewage spill

A resident of Spruce Creek South, writing in a Letter to the Editor, claims The Villages is responsible for a sewage spill in his development.

Gorgeous Views at Sunset Park in The Villages

You don't have to go far to see beautiful sunsets... you can find them right here in The Villages.

Pair of Eagles Spotted at Evan’s Prairie

A great photo showcasing the beautiful bald eagle in The Villages.

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.

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.

Oxford Goodwill’s book room named in honor of young motorcycle crash victim

The book room at Goodwill’s Oxford store has been named for Adam Hanson, a young man who died in a 2006 motorcycle crash.

Homeowners in The Villages make pleas to remove problematic trees

Two homeowners pleaded for permission to get rid of problematic oak trees at their homes in the Village of Mallory Square.

Homeowner in The Villages wins permission to stray from color palette for upcoming re-painting

A homeowner in The Villages has won permission to stray from the approved color palette for an upcoming re-painting at his residence.

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.

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.