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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

DCF called to investigate after 85-year-old Villager reports ‘missing’ car

The Department of Children and Families was called to investigate after an 85-year-old Villager twice reported her car was missing.

Villager lands behind bars after caught riding motorcycle-style scooter

A Villager landed behind bars after he was caught riding a motorcycle-style scooter.

Vending machine pried open at Paradise Recreation Center

A vending machine was pried open at Paradise Recreation Center.

Man who once disrupted Villages BBQ Bash jailed after battle over dogs

A Summerfield man who once interfered with the annual BBQ Bash in The Villages is behind bars in the Marion County Jail after battling with a woman over his dogs.

Local supervisors of elections warning of misleading mailings

Two local supervisors of elections have issued warnings that voters may be receiving potentially misleading mailings sent by groups such as the Voter Participation Center or The Center for Voter Information.

Villages Honor Flight gearing up for ‘Flightless’ mission with 25 veterans

Twenty-five military veterans from various eras will take part in a Flightless Honor Flight later this month.

Villager lands behind bars after caught riding motorcycle-style scooter

A Villager landed behind bars after he was caught riding a motorcycle-style scooter.

Vending machine pried open at Paradise Recreation Center

A vending machine was pried open at Paradise Recreation Center.

Man who once disrupted Villages BBQ Bash jailed after battle over dogs

A Summerfield man who once interfered with the annual BBQ Bash in The Villages is behind bars in the Marion County Jail after battling with a woman over his dogs.

Homeless man arrested after allegedly stealing Curley’s BBQ pork at store in Lady Lake

A homeless man was arrested after allegedly stealing Curley’s BBQ pork at a store in Lady Lake.

Man arrested after altercation over photo of license plate at Publix in the Villages

A man was arrested after an attack over a photo of his license plate at a Publix grocery store in The Villages.

Marion deputy responds to Villages home after accusations against live-in caretaker

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was called to a home in The Villages on Sunday after the Department of Children and Families received an anonymous tip with accusations against an elderly couple’s live-in caretaker.

Same old thing in The Villages

In a Letter to the Editor, a snowbird weighs in on the happenings in Florida's Friendliest Hometown.

We need a restaurant like PF Chang in The Villages

A Village of Hillsborough resident, in a Letter to the Editor, has an idea about the kind of restaurant needed in The Villages.

Lightning strikes at homes in The Villages

A Village of Chatham resident, in a Letter to the Editor, sleeps better knowing he has taken a step to protect his home in the event of a lightning strike.

A blazing sunset to admire in The Villages

Stop to admire this amazing sunset near the Belle Glade Golf Course.

Sandhill Crane family in The Village of Collier

An adorable family spotted in The Villages.

Mallard duck spotted in The Villages

Check out what waddled into this backyard in The Villages!

Sunset over Lake Deaton in The Villages

Check out this beautiful view just beyond the trees.

Balancing act in The Villages

Check out this photo of an egret at Belle Glade Golf Course.

Enjoying sunset in The Villages

This happy little sheltie stops to pose for a photo at sunset.

Business

Duke Energy tabs industrial sites in Sumter and Lake counties for future successes

Industrial sites in Sumter and Lake counties have been singled out as success stories among Duke Energy’s Site Readiness Program.

Lady Lake approves next step toward development of retail center

The Lady Lake Commission has approved the next step toward the development of a major new retail center on U.S. Hwy. 27/441.

Local hospitals using advanced brain imaging software to better treat stroke patients

The Villages Regional Hospital and Leesburg Regional Medical Center have implemented the use of specialized brain imaging software to improve treatment for stroke patients.

Quest Diagnostics reports 12 million customers impacted by security breach

Quest Diagnostics has reported that almost 12 million people could have been affected by a data breach.

LRMC Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center honored with prestigious award

Leesburg Regional Medical Center’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has been honored with the Center of Distinction Award from Healogics.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Italian fare at Mezza Luna far from outstanding

An Italian restaurant in the Colony Plaza offers large portions of food that ranks average at best.

Entertainment

Summer Villages Philharmonic Orchestra series coming to Temple Shalom

The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra and Temple Shalom of Central Florida are preparing to present a series of summer concerts on three upcoming Sundays.

Evolution Dance Company’s new show will pay tribute to 75th anniversary of D-Day

The Evolution Dance Company has added a special military tribute to its upcoming patriotic show.

‘Exit Laughing’ a terrific comedy at Melon Patch Theater

Villages-News.com theater critic Don Simson says "Exit Laughing" is a terrific comedy running through June 17 at the Melon Patch Theater in Leesburg.

Sports

Tarpon Boil Executive Golf Course has reopened

The Tarpon Boil Executive Golf Course has reopened for play after “a much needed rest and rehabilitation.”

Former head of golf for Rosen Hotels taking over executive golf...

The former superintendent of golf courses at the Rosen Hotels and Resorts in Orlando has been named the director of Executive Golf Maintenance in The Villages.

Villager reunites with bowling teammates 40 years after memorable victory

A Villager reunited with his bowling teammates 40 years after their greatest bowling victory together.

Village of Hemingway woman gets third hole-in-one since moving to The...

A Village of Hemingway woman scored her third hole-in-one since moving to The Villages in 2010. If you get a hole-in-one or have other applause-worthy news, share it with us at www.villages-news.com/contact us.

Village of Buttonwood man gets 11th hole-in-one

A Village of Buttonwood man recently got his 11th hole-in-one. If you get a hole-in-one or have other applause-worthy news, share it with us at www.villages-news.com/contact us.

Village of Fernandina resident gets hole-in-one

A Village of Fernandina man got a hole-in-one this week. We've got details. If you get a hole-in-one, share it with us at www.villages-news.com/contact us.

Homeless man arrested after allegedly stealing Curley’s BBQ pork at store in Lady Lake

A homeless man was arrested after allegedly stealing Curley’s BBQ pork at a store in Lady Lake.

Villagers for Trump show support as president announces 2020 election plans

Members of Villagers for Trump showed their support for President Trump on Tuesday night in The Villages and Orlando as he announced plans to run for re-election in 2020.

Villager caught in Catch 22 over deck constructed without permit

A Villager is caught in a Catch 22 over a deck that was constructed at his home without a permit.

Falling tree crashes into Florida room at home in The Villages

A homeowner was assessing damage after a tree crashed into the Florida room of her home in the Village of Del Mar.

Man arrested after altercation over photo of license plate at Publix in the Villages

A man was arrested after an attack over a photo of his license plate at a Publix grocery store in The Villages.

Marion deputy responds to Villages home after accusations against live-in caretaker

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was called to a home in The Villages on Sunday after the Department of Children and Families received an anonymous tip with accusations against an elderly couple’s live-in caretaker.

Wildwood man arrested in theft of golf cart at Lowe’s

A Wildwood man has been arrested in the theft of a golf cart at Lowe’s on U.S. Hwy. 441 in Lady Lake.

Rising call volume prompts increase in Villages Public Safety fire service fee

Rising call volume in the Lady Lake portion of The Villages has prompted an increase in the fire service fee paid to The Villages Public Safety Department.

Sumter deputies searching for bandit who ripped off cell phone at Villages Wal-Mart

Sumter County sheriff’s deputies are seeking help in identifying a bandit who stole a cell phone from the Wal-Mart Supercenter in The Villages.

Collapse of Chinese market for recyclables having ripple effect in The Villages

The collapse of the Chinese market for recyclables is having a ripple effect in The Villages.