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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Spruce Creek South man discovers he’s victim of credit card fraud

A Spruce Creek South man called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help Tuesday after realizing he was the victim of fraud.

Bogus $100 bill leads to arrest of Summerfield man on drug charges

A bogus $100 bill led to the arrest of a Summerfield man on drug charges.

Dragon boaters may have a new home in The Villages

Dragon boating, a popular sport in The Villages and elsewhere, may soon find a new home on Lake Deaton in Wildwood.

Villagers’ son thrown from golf cart in crash at tunnel near Brownwood

A Villagers’ son was thrown from his parents’ golf cart in a crash at a tunnel near Brownwood.

Villager’s son arrested in theft of woman’s golf clubs at country club

A Villager’s son has been arrested in the theft of a woman’s golf clubs from a golf cart parked at Mallory Hill Country Club.

Post-sinkhole storm sewer project to take 150 days in Calumet Grove

Major work is taking place in the Village of Calumet Grove to repair damage from sinkholes that first opened up in February 2018.

Bogus $100 bill leads to arrest of Summerfield man on drug charges

A bogus $100 bill led to the arrest of a Summerfield man on drug charges.

Villager’s son arrested in theft of woman’s golf clubs at country club

A Villager’s son has been arrested in the theft of a woman’s golf clubs from a golf cart parked at Mallory Hill Country Club.

Woman sought after attempting to rip off Villages Walgreens store

Wildwood Police are seeking help in identifying a woman who recently attempted to illegally load money onto a stolen gift card at a Villages drug store.

Spruce Creeker arrested after caught driving stolen vehicle

A resident of Spruce Creek South was arrested after he was caught driving a stolen vehicle.

Mother turns in son’s suspected drug paraphernalia and counterfeit bills

A Summerfield woman brought a box containing counterfeit money and drug paraphernalia to the Marion County Sheriff’s South Marion District Office in The Villages.

Woman arrested after K-9 alerts on pickup during traffic stop on U.S. 301

A woman was arrested after a K-9 alerted on her pickup during a traffic stop on U.S. 301.

Fruitland Park commissioner not living up to campaign promise

A Village of Pine Ridge resident, in a Letter to the Editor, has an issue with a Fruitland Park commissioner.

Is there no limit to growth now?

A Village of Santiago resident, who has been in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown for 20 years, asks if there is any limit to growth.

Katie Belle’s ambience could be reborn at Hacienda Hills

A Village of Mallory Square resident, in a Letter to the Editor, offers an idea about the future of Hacienda Hills Country Club.

Look who’s watching over The Villages

An adorable barred owl spotted in The Villages.

Amazing scenery at Lake Sumter Landing

Check out this amazing photo of Lake Sumter Landing at sunset.

Stunning skies captured at The Waterfront Inn

Enjoy this stunning sunset at The Waterfront Inn.

Rainbow over Havana Country Club

A beautiful rainbow shining over The Villages!

Hawk spotted at the Orange Blossom Hills Golf Course

Can you spot the hawk perched in this tree on a Villages Golf Course?

Peaceful evening in The Villages

Check out this beautiful sunset captured over The Villages.

Business

Parent company of Villages Regional Hospital honored with fifth straight workplace award

Central Florida Health, the 636-bed not-for-profit healthcare system comprised of The Villages Regional Hospital and Leesburg Regional Medical Center, is included in the new list, “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare 2019.”

Major expansion at Wildwood RV Village

The Wildwood RV Village campground has started an expansion of 400 sites at its location off State Road 44.

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.

Entertainment

Actioned-packed ‘Anna’ gets must-see rating

Villages-News.com film critic Jack Petro recently took in the action-packed movie "Anna." He contends you have to see it. It's playing at the Rialto Theater.

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.

Sports

Leader of Critters golf group scores lucky ace

A leader of the Critters golf group on Sunday scored his first hole-in-one in The Villages. We've got details. If you get a hole-in-one or have other applause-worthy news, share it with us at www.villages-news.com/contact us.

Heavily recruited Villages High School football star makes college commitment

Mac Harris will start his senior year at The Villages High School with a big decision already in the books – he’s planning to play college football for the University of South Florida.

Ocala bowler nails five straight strikes in tourney win at Villages’...

Nick Panicaro took home the title from the recent Villages Bowling Senior Shoot Out at the Fiesta Bowl.

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.

Woman sought after attempting to rip off Villages Walgreens store

Wildwood Police are seeking help in identifying a woman who recently attempted to illegally load money onto a stolen gift card at a Villages drug store.

Spruce Creeker arrested after caught driving stolen vehicle

A resident of Spruce Creek South was arrested after he was caught driving a stolen vehicle.

Mother turns in son’s suspected drug paraphernalia and counterfeit bills

A Summerfield woman brought a box containing counterfeit money and drug paraphernalia to the Marion County Sheriff’s South Marion District Office in The Villages.

Woman arrested after K-9 alerts on pickup during traffic stop on U.S. 301

A woman was arrested after a K-9 alerted on her pickup during a traffic stop on U.S. 301.

Oxford to reclaim some of its identity with turning over of community center

Oxford may reclaim some of its identity after action Monday night by Wildwood commissioners.

Wildwood to close on $3 million property deal with Citizens First Bank

Wildwood is expected to close this week on the sale of the former helipad property along Powell Road to Citizen's Bank for $3 million.

Villager transported to Villages hospital after crashing golf cart into pickup truck

A Villager was transported by ambulance to The Villages Regional Hospital after crashing her golf cart into a pickup truck.

Villager arrested after fight with older man in laundry room

A 57-year-old Villager was arrested on a felony charge after a fight with an older man in a laundry room.

Lineman threatens to cut off deputy’s power after arrest for drunk driving

A local lineman threatened to cut off the power to a deputy’s home after an arrest for drunk driving.

Woman who admits ‘I was stupid’ arrested in theft of items at Belk

A woman who admitted “I was stupid” was arrested in the theft of merchandise at a Belk store in The Villages.