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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Republican Women honor Villages WW II veteran spotlighted by Trump in State of the...

The Republican Women of The Villages played host to a special guest who made quite a splash on national television earlier this month.

Villager issued written warning after unvaccinated cat caught running loose

A Villager was issued a written warning after his unvaccinated cat was caught running loose in the Village of El Cortez.

Police called about unwanted visit after bad breakup in Village of Mira Mesa

Law enforcement was summoned after an unwanted visit after a bad breakup in the Village of Mira Mesa.

25-year-old resident of The Villages arrested near Shay Gate

An oft-arrested 25-year-old resident of The Villages has landed back behind bars.

79-year-old Fruitland Park man struck and killed on Interstate 75

A 79-year-old Fruitland Park man was struck and killed early Friday morning on Interstate 75 in Columbia County.

Villagers still dealing with ravaged neighborhood one year after sinkhole epidemic

Residents of the Village of Calumet Grove are hoping this year brings an end to the sinkhole nightmare they’ve endured for a year.

Michigan snowbird reports car burglarized while parked at her home in The Villages

A Michigan snowbird reported her car was burglarized while it was parked at her home in The Villages.

Summerfield man jailed after deputy finds cache of pot concealed in vehicle’s trunk

A 19-year-old Summerfield man was arrested after a sheriff’s deputy found more than 30 grams of marijuana hidden in his vehicle.

Woman on probation for welfare fraud arrested after traffic stop in The Villages

A woman on probation for welfare fraud was arrested Tuesday night after a traffic stop in The Villages.

Villager decorated for Vietnam service cleared in altercation over dogs

A decorated Vietnam veteran has been cleared after an altercation over dogs this past November near his home in The Villages.

Woman jailed without bond after disturbance at home in The Villages

A woman who reportedly punched a man in the eye was arrested at a home in The Villages.

Road rage incident with firearm near The Villages prompts call for help

A man called 911 for help Tuesday after claiming to be a victim of a road rage incident involving a firearm on Hwy. 42 in Summerfield just outside the walls of The Villages.

We didn’t just lose Katie Belle’s

A Village of Alhambra resident, in a Letter to the Editor, points to the loss of a once-great gathering place at Spanish Springs Town Square.

Long wait at The Villages Regional Hospital ER

A Village of Bridgeport at Miona Shores resident had a very long wait at the ER at The Villages Regional Hospital. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Taking away our treasured places in The Villages

A Village of Orange Blossom Gardens man, in a Letter to the Editor, points to the things The Villages has taken away through the years.

Moment of Beauty at The Waterfront Inn

This moment of beauty was captured during sunset at The Waterfront Inn Hotel in The Villages!

Bald Eagle near Briarwood Executive Golf Course in The Villages

Bald Eagle near Briarwood Executive Golf Course in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Overcast morning on Belle Glade in The Villages

Overcast morning on Belle Glade in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

An eaglet flexes its wings in The Villages

An eaglet flexes its wings in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

White Pelican Coming in for a Landing in The Villages

Check out this beautiful white pelican landing in a pond at Hillsborough Trail in The Villages.

Tranquility at Spanish Springs Town Square in The Villages

Tranquility at Spanish Springs Town Square in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Business

Waste Management overhauling garbage and recycling collection services

Waste Management is overhauling its garbage and recycling collection services in Wildwood and other area communities.

New retail center on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 expected to open in November

A new retail center on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake is expected to open in November.

New business announces plan to locate at La Plaza Grande in The Villages

A new business has announced plans to locate at La Plaza Grande shopping plaza in The Villages.

Parent company of hospital in The Villages losing one of its top executives

Central Florida Health’s chief operating officer has accepted a position with a hospital in Charlotte, N.C.

Fruitland Park mayor’s wife earns high honor from Sumter Chamber

Meredith Cheshire, who is married to Fruitland Park Mayor Chris Cheshire and oversees the business side of their highly successful medical practice in The Villages, received a special honor Friday night. Villages-News.com’s Larry D. Croom has the full story.

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...

Entertainment

Billy Joel’s band brings hits of 52nd Street to The Villages

Billy Joel's band, the Lords of 52nd Street, brought his monster hits to the stage at the Savannah Center. Villages-News.com's Tony Violanti was there.

Stars of Broadway dazzle Villages audience during show at St. Timothy Catholic Church

Grant Norman, who played “The Phantom” on Broadway, leads the cast that also includes Renee Lawless, star of the OWN TV series ‘The Haves and The Haves Not.’

High-energy Music in Motion show includes heartfelt tribute to lost Villages performers

Music in Motion brought glitz, glamour and dynamic choreography on stage – but one simple, poignant number captured the hearts of those in the Savannah Center.

Sports

Golfer scores his first-ever hole-in-one

A golfer celebrated after getting his first-ever hole-in-one after nearly 50 years of golfing.

FBF 74’s placed second in FHC Absolute Fire’s Senior Shootout

Frankie Brin Financial (FBF) 74s traveled to Seminole County “Boombah” Sports Complex in Sanford, FL, to participate in the FHC Absolute Fire’s Senior Shootout. Frankie...

TB Financial Group Wins 2019 ISSA/WBSC World Tournament of Champions

TB Financial Group Wins 2019 ISSA/WBSC World Tournament of Champions.

TB Financial wins division championship

TB Financial claimed victory in the division championship, going into the competition as the number one seed.

Heavy rain over weekend forces closure of El Santiago Executive Golf...

The El Santiago Executive Golf Course has been closed due to heavy rain experienced over the past weekend. If you have any questions or need...

Villagers’ grandson wrestles his way to victory at national competition

A Villages couple's grandson wrestled his way to a first place finish at a national wrestling competition.

Drainage issues to be addressed in three villa communities in The Villages

Drainage issues are being addressed in three villa communities in The Villages.

Police called to restaurant in The Villages after threats appear on social media

Police were called to a restaurant in The Villages to investigate alleged threats posted on social media.

New rule regarding flagsticks an issue at golf courses in The Villages

A new rule regarding flagsticks has become an issue at golf courses in The Villages.

Controversial ex-N.J. governor tied to President Trump coming to The Villages

An outspoken political figure tightly intertwined with President Trump’s administration will sign books Saturday at Barnes & Noble in The Villages.

Man behaving suspiciously arrested at Spanish Spring Town Square

A man who was behaving suspiciously was arrested at Spanish Spring Town Square.

Michigan snowbird reports car burglarized while parked at her home in The Villages

A Michigan snowbird reported her car was burglarized while it was parked at her home in The Villages.

Villager witnesses Home Depot customer struck by angry driver in parking lot

A Villager witnessed as a Home Depot customer was struck by an angry driver in the parking lot.

Woman on probation for welfare fraud arrested after traffic stop in The Villages

A woman on probation for welfare fraud was arrested Tuesday night after a traffic stop in The Villages.

Police release dash cam video showing wild ride taken in Community Watch vehicle

Police have released a dash cam video showing a wild ride taken Sunday in a stolen Community Watch vehicle in The Villages.

Speeding driver ticketed after mishap in roundabout in The Villages

A speeding driver was ticketed after a mishap Wednesday morning in a roundabout in The Villages.