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The Villages
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Villager told he cannot plant palm tree to replace oak tree he wants cut...

A Village of Calumet Grove man has been granted permission to cut down an oak tree in his yard, but only if he replaces it with another canopy tree.

Villager strikes out in request for metal roof at his courtyard villa

A homeowner struck out in his request before the Architectural Review Committee on Wednesday morning for a metal roof on his courtyard villa.

Man jailed after violating court order protecting 68-year-old Villager

A man has been jailed without bond after violating a court order issued to protect a woman living in The Villages.

Temple Shalom installs new rabbi as it celebrates 18th anniversary 

Temple Shalom of Central Florida has reached a milestone as it is now 18 years old. It also has a new rabbi.

Villager’s daughter-in-law serves as guest conductor with New Horizons Band

A Villager’s daughter-in-law took a turn Tuesday night as guest conductor with the New Horizons Band in The Villages. We've got a report that includes video.

Sumter County Special Olympics looking for volunteers and coaches

Sumter County Special Olympics is looking for anyone interested in coaching, assistant coach or volunteering with the organization.

Driver leaving Adult X Mart Supercenter with husband arrested on drunk driving charge

A driver leaving the Adult X Mart Supercenter with her husband was arrested on a drunk driving charge.

Naked woman accused of biting two men during nasty spat

A Summerfield woman spent Sunday night in the Marion County Jail after being accused of biting two men while she was drunk and naked.

Villagers’ son gets off with probation in woman’s fatal fall from golf cart

A man who was visiting his parents in The Villages and left a woman to die after she fell from their golf cart will not spend any time behind bars.

Villager whose wife stabbed him in 2016 wants her to come back home

A Villager who was stabbed by his wife in 2016 wants her to come back home now that she’s out of prison.

Villager victim of fraud at Swedish-founded home accessories business

A 63-year-old Villager called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help Sunday after realizing he’d been the victim of fraud.

Woman arrested in The Villages after drinking all day and then getting pushy

A woman was arrested in The Villages after drinking all day and then getting pushy.

We need parades in The Villages

A Village of Virginia Trace man makes the case for parades in The Villages. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Only in The Villages

A Village of Mallory Square man, writing in a Letter to the Editor, says you can't make this stuff up. And it could only happen in The Villages.

Growth of The Villages taking its toll on rest of Sumter County

A resident of Coleman, writing in a Letter to the Editor, contends the growth of The Villages is taking a toll on the rest of Sumter County.

Sago palm blooming in The Villages

Check out this sego palm full of new leaves ready to bloom.

Red shoulder hawk with an attitude

This red shoulder hawk was not very happy about having its picture taken.

Beautiful views at Marsh Bend Nature Trail

Enjoy scenic views while walking along the path at the Marsh Bend Nature Trail.

Sunset over Fish Hawk Recreation Center

A beautiful sunset over Fish Hawk Recreation Center.

Great horned owl and owlet spotted in The Villages

This adorable owlet was spotted in The Villages with mom keeping a close watch nearby.

Fox Squirrel in The Villages

An adorable fox squirrel spotted in The Villages.

Business

Goodwill store coming to new shopping center on U.S. Hwy. 27/441

Another tenant has been announced for Lady Lake Commons Shopping Center on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake.

Site plan approved for new subdivision next to the Villages of Parkwood

A special magistrate last week signed off on a planned subdivision to be located next to the Villages of Parkwood.
New salon in Freedom Plaza

New salon coming to Freedom Plaza

Hair & Nail Creations will celebrate the grand opening of its new location this week. We've got details.

Details being checked off as 2020 opening of towering Brownwood hotel and medical center...

Construction on the Brownwood Hotel & Spa and the Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood is moving right along, with details from large to small being decided on a daily basis.

Famed Texas barbecue restaurant has opened at Grand Traverse Plaza

Grand Traverse Plaza has welcomed a famed barbecue restaurant to the shopping center near Brownwood.

MIDFLORIDA credit union announces merger with Community Bank & Trust of Florida

MIDFLORIDA credit union has announced its intent to merge with Community Bank & Trust of Florida and acquire the Florida assets of First American Bank of Iowa.

Entertainment

KC Productions bringing ‘1776’ to life in Savannah Center performances

KC productions, known for bringing high-quality Broadway musicals to Villages audiences, is excited to present the musical “1776” in June at the Savannah Center.

10-year matching-gift fundraising campaign announced to support Gainesville’s Hippodrome

Nathan S. Collier, of the Collier Companies, and his wife Ani, a former professional ballet dancer from Bulgaria, have offered a 10-year, dollar-for-dollar fundraising campaign to help secure the future of the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville.

Popular Villages performers to pay tribute to moms in special Mother’s Day show

Mary Jo Vitale, Dawn DiNome and Billie Thatcher are pooling their amazing musical talents to pay tribute to moms on Mother’s Day at Lake Miona Recreation Center.

Sports

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.

Village of Tall Trees man gets third hole-in-one

A Village of Tall Trees man got his third hole-in-one on Tuesday. If you get a hole-in-one or have other applause-worthy news, share it with us at www.villages-news.com/contact us.

Sunsets worth stopping for in The Villages

Take the time to enjoy sunsets in Florida's Friendliest Hometown.

Executive golf courses will be closed to deal with ‘water management’...

Three executive golf courses in The Villages will be closed to deal with "water management" issues.

Villager scores first-ever hole-in-one with 3-iron at Heron Executive Golf Course

Villager Sandi Tomasko was all smiles recently after nabbing her first-ever hole-in-one.

Longtime Villager nails first-ever hole-in-one on Ocala golf course

A Villager who’s been playing golf for 15 years just checked a huge item off her bucket list.

Wildwood man arrested with marijuana and cocaine after K-9 alerts on his vehicle

A Wildwood man was arrested with marijuana and cocaine after a K-9 alerted on his vehicle during a traffic stop.

Sleepy Villager at wheel in crash that forced closure of Rolling Acres Road

A sleepy Villager was at the wheel in a crash Monday morning that forced the closure of Rolling Acres Road.

Bear captured on surveillance in Wildwood

A bear was captured on surveillance early Monday morning at the Wildwood Country Resort at State Road 44 and Buena Vista Boulevard.

Four teens jailed after violent minimart robbery in Wildwood that could be gang-related

Four juveniles are behind bars in Sumter County and one man is still on the loose following a violent armed robbery at a Wildwood minimart late Friday night that could be gang-related. We've got video from a press conference.

Lady Lake commissioner voices frustration over tree removal bill on governor’s desk

Lady Lake Commissioner Dan Vincent made one thing clear Monday night – he’s not happy with a tree removal bill that’s sitting on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk.

Villages Honor Flight’s second flight for 2019 set next month

Villages Honor Flight's second flight for 2019 will depart June 5 taking 40 area veterans to Washington, D.C. 

Driver leaving Adult X Mart Supercenter with husband arrested on drunk driving charge

A driver leaving the Adult X Mart Supercenter with her husband was arrested on a drunk driving charge.

Naked woman accused of biting two men during nasty spat

A Summerfield woman spent Sunday night in the Marion County Jail after being accused of biting two men while she was drunk and naked.

Congressman Webster to speak at Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park of The...

The Veterans Memorial Park of The Villages will hold its annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. at the park.
El Santiago Recreation Center

District Manager to be special guest at CDD 2 question-and-answer session

District Manager Richard Baier will be the featured guest at Tuesday's Community Development District 2 question-and-answer session at El Santiago Recreation Center.