Villages 101: The day legendary golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez helped put The Villages on...

Golfing legend Chi Chi Rodriguez helped open Hacienda Hills Golf & Country Club in 1991 and quickly boosted The Villages’ image by saying the course contained two of his favorite holes.

Oak Meadows man on lawn mower arrested on DUI charge

A Village of Oak Meadows man on a lawn mower was arrested on a drunk driving charge after he was spotted leaving the liquor store at Winn-Dixie.

Suspicious behavior leads to man’s arrest at Sam’s Club

Suspicious behavior led to a man’s arrest at Sam’s Club in Lady Lake.

Village of Piedmont man appointed alternate member of Architectural Review Committee

A Village of Piedmont man has been appointed as an alternate member of the Architectural Review Committee.

Attorney general honors Villages Seniors vs. Crime volunteer with prestigious award

Villager Bryan Lifsey received a special award Friday from Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody during her first-ever Senior Scam Stopper Workshop, which was held at Eisenhower Recreation Center.

Man flees Summerfield drug store after attempting to use counterfeit $100 bill

The manager of a Summerfield drug store called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for help Thursday after a man attempted to make a purchase with counterfeit money.

Summerfield landscaper believes equipment was stolen to pay for drugs

The owner of a small Summerfield landscaping business called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for help Monday after deciding he was the victim of a theft.

Mother opens door for police at home where son injecting drugs in bedroom

A mother opened the door for law enforcement at a home where her son had been injecting drugs in his bedroom.

Bloodied Spruce Creek South woman makes frantic call for help after attack

Multiple Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to a Spruce Creek South home on Wednesday and when they arrived, they found a bloodied woman on the phone frantically pacing back and forth in her front yard.

Family blames state agency for man’s arrest in baby’s brain bleed

The family of a Lady Lake man arrested after his daughter suffered a brain bleed has issued a statement through an attorney blaming a state agency for the man’s arrest.

21-year-old Villager discovers he purchased stolen handgun off Craigslist

A 21-year-old Villager called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for help Monday after realizing he’d purchased a stolen firearm from a Craigslist seller.

Homeless man who acted as ‘lookout’ arrested in theft of special edition Harley-Davidson

A homeless man who acted as a “lookout” has been arrested in the theft of a special edition Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Current generation of Morse and Schwartz family are billionaire idiots

A Village of Springdale resident contends the current generation of Morse and Schwartz family are billionaire idiots. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Let’s make America proud again

A Village of Sabal Chase resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says it's time to make America proud again.  

Finding value in Community Watch

A Village of Bonnybrook resident, in a Letter to the Editor, looks at the value of Community Watch.

Baby purple gallinule spotted in The Villages

Check out the feet on this Purple Gallinule spotted at the Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve.

Stunning scenery at Lake Sumter Landing

A beautiful photo of Lake Sumter Landing with Waterfront Inn off in the distance.

Beautiful evening in The Villages

Beautiful sunset on Nash Loop in The Villages.

Barred owls spotted at the Fenney Nature Trail

A pair of barred owls spotted at the Fenney Nature Trail.

Alligator Relaxing at the Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve

An alligator spotted beyond the shoreline at the Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve.

Beautiful sky after storm in The Villages

This beautiful sky was spotted over The Villages after a rainstorm.

Business

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.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers delicious meals at affordable prices

The nation’s largest barbecue chain offers delicious food and has found a home in The Villages.

New restaurant opens its doors at Lake Sumter Landing

A new restaurant opened its doors this week at Lake Sumter Landing.

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.

Supervisor says golf cart fire should serve as wakeup call

A golf cart fire in the Phillips Villas should serve as a wakeup call, a Community Development District 4 supervisor has warned.

Official suggests vacated country club could be converted into a casino

A Community Development District 2 supervisor has suggested a vacated country club could be converted into a casino.

CDD 4 moving quickly to address sinkhole damage while home sites languish

Community Development District 4 is moving quickly to address sinkhole damage while the two home sites continue to languish in the Village of Calumet Grove.

Villages neighbors unhappy with ARC position on homeowners’ paint job

Residents of a villa community in The Villages are unhappy with the position of the Architectural Review Committee on a homeowners’ paint job.

CDD 1 chair ‘quite upset’ that legislators did not consult Villages officials on tree...

Villages officials are nervously watching a piece of legislation on the governor’s desk that would dramatically alter the tree removal process in The Villages.

Fruitland Park commissioners bless plan to make Villages intersection four-way stop

Fruitland Park commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance Thursday night that would put a new stop sign in the Village of Pine Hills.

Mother opens door for police at home where son injecting drugs in bedroom

A mother opened the door for law enforcement at a home where her son had been injecting drugs in his bedroom.

Savannah Center Sports Pool to be closed for installation of aquatic chairlift

The Savannah Center Sports Pool will be temporarily closed for installation of an aquatic access chairlift.

Father/Grandfather Daughter Dance will benefit children served by Guardian ad Litem

Voices for Children is presenting a special fundraiser to benefit children in the Guardian ad Litem program.

Bloodied Spruce Creek South woman makes frantic call for help after attack

Multiple Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to a Spruce Creek South home on Wednesday and when they arrived, they found a bloodied woman on the phone frantically pacing back and forth in her front yard.