49.6 F
The Villages
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Roadway improvement could alleviate ‘church traffic’ congestion on County Road 466A

Mayor Ed Wolf said the intersection of Powell Road and CR 466A already is crowded with church traffic on certain days and he hopes the traffic improvements will be able to handle the increase.

Vehicle with flat tires parked at villa community for more than two months

A vehicle with flat tires has been parked at a villa community in The Villages for more than two months. The car, with Wisconsin license plates, has been sitting in the guest parking at the...

Trooper ticketed in crash in 2014 strikes and kills 73-year-old Belleview man

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper ticketed in a crash in 2014 was at the wheel of a patrol car that struck and killed a 73-year-old Belleview man early Wednesday morning in Marion County. Raul Umana,...

Criminal probe possible after man injured in Fruitland Park crash

One man was injured early Wednesday afternoon in Fruitland Park in a single-vehicle crash that could to lead to a criminal investigation.

CDD 2 Board seeking applicants for seat vacated by death of long-time supervisor

The Community Development District 2 Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants who are interested in filling Seat 3, left vacant by the recent death of long-time board member John Blum.

Local author will offer presentation about the Groveland Four

The Lake County Historical Museum will present "The Path to Pardon,” the story of the Groveland Four. Author Gary Corsair will be discussing his book, "Legal Lynching: The Sad Saga of the Groveland Four." This...

Oxford woman arrested after allegedly slapping her live-in boyfriend

A 20-year-old Oxford woman was arrested after allegedly slapping her live-in boyfriend.
Wal-Mart in Summerfield on U.S. Hwy. 441.

Leesburg man on bike nabbed for trespassing at Summerfield Wal-Mart again

A Leesburg man on a bicycle was arrested Monday night at the Summerfield Wal-Mart. We’ve got details from the arrest report.

Teen ‘hanging out in Brownwood’ arrested in connection with theft of golf cart

A teenager who said he had been “hanging out in Brownwood” has been arrested in...

Man going to talk to wife at World of Beer greeted with a punch in the face

A man going to talk to his wife at a World of Beer in The Villages was greeted with a punch in the face by another man at the bar.

Man with suspended driver’s license arrested after spotted at gas station in Lady Lake 

A man with a suspended driver’s license was arrested after he was spotted at a gas station in Lady Lake.

Speeding driver with suspended license found to be in possession of methamphetamine

A speeding driver with a suspended license was found to be in possession of methamphetamine Friday night in Wildwood.

Lift chair at Hemingway pool a gift from heaven

A Village of Hemingway resident, in a Letter to the Editor, offers that the chairlift recently installed at the pool in her neighborhood is a "gift from heaven."

Party time in Puerto Rico

A resident of the Village of Amelia, in a Letter to the Editor, has something to say about politicians partying in Puerto Rico.

Too much money to put chairlifts at all pools

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Hillsborough resident offers her thoughts on the cost of installing chairlifts at 34 swimming pools in The Villages.

White Pelicans on Hawks Bay Executive Golf Course

White Pelicans on Hawks Bay Executive Golf Course in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Early morning walker on Lake Sumter Walking Trail

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

Sunrise at the Polo Fields in The Villages

Sunrise at the Polo Fields in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Dancing to the music at Lake Sumter Landing

Dancing to the music at Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Watching the entertainment at Spanish Springs Town Square

Watching the entertainment at Spanish Springs Town Square in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Dawn at Lake Deaton Park in The Villages

Dawn at Lake Deaton Park in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Business

New restaurant opens doors at Trailwinds Village

The first restaurant has opened its doors for business at the Trailwinds Village. Jersey Mike's, the popular sandwich chain that originated in New Jersey, is...

So, where’s the Wawa?

There hasn’t been much activity at the site of the Wawa gas station and convenience store, but that’s about to change. Lady Lake Growth Management...

New restaurant to open at Trailwinds Village next week

A new restaurant will open its doors at Trailwinds Village. We've got details about when it will open.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Square 1 Burgers & Bar is much more than a typical burger...

A really good burger is hard to find. And, chances are if you find it, it’s really expensive and you almost have to “treat”...

Capital projects funding grant learning session set in Lake County

The Lake County Agency for Economic Prosperity will host an application learning session for the tourism Capital Projects Funding Grant program at 9 a.m....

Towering structure at Brownwood will combine healthcare center with hotel

The towering structure taking shape at Brownwood continues to have the curious looking skyward. A bright red crane is visible from great distances as work...

Entertainment

‘A Doll’s House Part 2’ tell story of woman standing up for her rights

Don Simson reviews “Doll’s House Part” which is running through Feb. 3 at the Hippodrome Theater in Gainesville.

Rapper Vanilla Ice coming back to perform at Leesburg Bikefest

A controversial rapper who enjoyed his heyday in the music field in the early 1990s is coming back to the Leesburg Bikefest event. Villages-News.com's Larry D. Croom has details.

Second-generation rocker breathes new life into legendary father’s music

A second-generation rocker makes sure fans won’t soon forget his famous father. Villages-News.com’s Tony Violanti has the complete story on this ‘Rock Around the Clock’ musician.

Sports

Health issues force longtime senior bowling advocate to step aside

The head of the Senior Bowlers’ Association, which comes to The Villages a few times a year, is taking a hiatus for health reasons.

NASCAR driver with ties to late Villager achieves huge milestone

December has proven to be quite a month for a NASCAR driver with ties to The Villages. Corey LaJoie, whose late grandfather, Ernie Battee, was...

Orlando bowler claims victory at Senior Shoot Out in The Villages

There was plenty of top-notch bowling in The Villages this past weekend. On Saturday at Fiesta Bowl, Orlando’s Bill Keenan took his first Senior Shoot...

Central Florida League Post Season Tournament Fall 2018

The Central Florida League’s Joel Beason Memorial Tournament semi-final action saw the higher seeds fall as IHOP bested Arden Jewelers 10-7 and Paul Davis Restorations...

Villager captures third gold medal in pickleball at Florida Senior Games

Local residents probably had to stop at the Clearwater U-Haul dealer to rent something to haul all of their medals back from the Florida...

Frankie Brin Financial 74’s wins FHC State Championship

Frankie Brin Financial (FBF) 74s traveled to Auburndale Softball Sports Complex, Auburndale FL. to participate in the FHCASA State Championship Tournament. The team went...

Woman with weed arrested after failing to stop when leaving busy service station

A woman with marijuana was arrested after failing to properly stop when leaving a busy service station at U.S. 301 and County Road 472.

Burned out tag light lands license-less Summerfield man behind bars

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy arrested a Summerfield man early Monday morning after spotting him driving a vehicle with no tag light.

Saddlebrook Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly cleaning

The Saddlebrook Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly cleaning and maintenance on Sunday, Jan. 20.

Misguided motorist winds up on multi-modal path near Colony Plaza

A misguided motorist wound up on the multi-modal path between the Colony Cottage Recreation Center and Colony Plaza.

Local media personality ordered into anger management after brawl with ex-husband’s new girlfriend

A local media personality has been ordered into anger management after a brawl last year with her ex-husband’s new girlfriend. Lori Michelle Davis, 46, who has served as a hostess on the Leesburg Daily Commercial’s...

Lady Lake woman lands behind bars after drugs found tucked in Crown Royal bag

A Lady Lake woman landed behind bars after drugs were found tucked in a Crown Royal bag found in her car.

Oxford woman arrested after allegedly slapping her live-in boyfriend

A 20-year-old Oxford woman was arrested after allegedly slapping her live-in boyfriend.

Alzheimer’s photo exhibit featuring famous Americans opening at Lady Lake Library

A specialized photo exhibit honoring 24 great Americans is coming to the Lady Lake Library, beginning Friday, Jan. 17.

Villages Honor Flight fundraiser to feature patriotic Andrews Sisters-style singing troupe

Villages Honor Flight is hosting a special Andrews Sisters-style patriotic singing troupe for an upcoming fundraiser.

Longtime Villages snowbird couple among three dead in crash on I-95 in Virginia

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday for a long-time Villages snowbird couple killed last week in a head-on crash on Interstate 95 in Virginia. Gary and Elizabeth “Betty Lou” Lilly, both 70,...