Villages Straight Shooters to show support for Sumter’s gun resolution

The Villages Straight Shooters will show its support Tuesday for the Sumter County Commission’s resolution in support of the Second Amendment.

Beer-drinking Villager jailed after attack on husband of 50 years

A beer-drinking wife in The Villages was arrested after an alleged attack on her husband of more than 50 years.

Incumbent Sumter Commissioner Al Butler makes it official

Incumbent Sumter County Commissioner Al Butler made it official on Monday.

Villager’s daughter apprehended on multiple drug charges

The daughter of a Village of Antrim Dells resident was jailed on multiple drug charges after a K-9 alerted on a vehicle in which she had been a passenger.

Villager driving on revoked Maine driver’s license arrested after getting ‘verbally aggressive’

A Villager who got “verbally aggressive” was arrested after it was determined she was driving on a revoked Maine driver’s license.

CSX agent arrests homeless man on railroad property in Wildwood

A CSX Railroad agent arrested a homeless man on railroad property in Wildwood.

Villager driving on revoked Maine driver’s license arrested after getting ‘verbally aggressive’

A Villager who got “verbally aggressive” was arrested after it was determined she was driving on a revoked Maine driver’s license.

CSX agent arrests homeless man on railroad property in Wildwood

A CSX Railroad agent arrested a homeless man on railroad property in Wildwood.

Summerfield man accused of waking up woman and strangling her

A 28-year-old Summerfield man was charged with strangling a woman after he allegedly woke her up and started an argument early last week.

Villagers’ son set free from jail and told to stay away from town square

A Villages couple’s adult son with a history of mental instability has been set free from jail and ordered to stay away from a town square in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Canadian Water Oaker not competent to face trial on golf cart DUI charges

A Canadian Water Oaker has been found not competent to face trial on a pair of golf cart drunk driving charges.

Pair of dash cams stolen from unlocked vehicle in Lady Lake

A pair of dash cams were reportedly stolen from an unlocked vehicle in Lady Lake.

Letter writer resorts to personal insults over Trump flags

In the continued exchanges over the “legality” of flying Trump flags in The Villages, a Village of Ashland resident alleges that a previous letter writer resorted to a personal attack against her.

Sumter County taxes are what’s ‘On the Rise’

A Village of Lake Deaton resident responds to The Villages Daily Sun’s “On the Rise” report featuring Sumter Commission Chairman Steve Printz.

Long wait at The Villages Regional Hospital ER

A Villager details a frustrating wait at The Villages Regional Hospital ER. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Drone View of Fenney Recreation Center

Check out this view of Fenney Recreation Center photographed by a drone overhead. Thanks to Frank Galotti for sharing! Share your local photos with us...

Stunning View of Lake Sumter Landing

Look at this stunning view of Lake Sumter Landing. Thanks to Ellenmarie Flately for sharing her photograph! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Great Egret posing by sign

This great Great Egret posed by this house sign before walking off. Thanks to John Battista for sharing his photo! Share your local photos with...

Juvenile Little Blue Heron with breakfast at Fenney Nature Trail

Check out this juvenile Little Blue Heron with a frog breakfast at Fenney Nature Trail. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing his photo! Share your...

River Otter Swimming at Fenney Nature Trail

This river otter was spotted swimming at Fenney Nature Trail. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing his photograph! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Male Cardinal at Sunrise

Take a look at this male cardinal photographed at sunrise. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Business

Ribbon-cutting event planned for new stand-alone emergency room in Wildwood

Area residents are invited to attend the upcoming ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new freestanding Trailwinds Village ER in Wildwood.

Wolfgang Puck job fair will seek employees for Brownwood hotel restaurant

A Wolfgang Puck job fair will seek employees for the Brownwood Hotel & Spa restaurant expected to open soon.

Details announced about upgrades coming to theater at Spanish Springs

Details have been announced about major upgrades coming to the movie theater at Spanish Springs Town Square.

Villagers will soon be treated to second location of First Watch daytime cafe

Villagers will soon be treated to a second location of First Watch daytime cafe.

Job fair will seek nearly 200 employees for new Brownwood Hotel & Spa

A job fair will seek employees for the new Brownwood Hotel & Spa set to open this spring.
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Entertainment

Sherlock Holmes mystery now playing at the Melon Patch Theater

A Sherlock Holmes mystery is now playing at the Melon Patch Theater in Leesburg. Theater critic Don Simson has our review.

Co-founder of legendary rock band Supertramp to perform in The Villages

The co-founder of the legendary rock band Supertramp is preparing to perform at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center next month.

Classic Albums Live bringing Jimi Hendrix Experience to The Villages

Get Off The Bus Concerts is presenting Classic Albums Live, who will perform Jimi Hendrix’s “Are You Experienced” album at the Savannah Center in The Villages.

Legendary Righteous Brothers founder thrilled about returning to The Villages

Original Righteous Brother Bill Medley says he and Bucky Heard are looking forward to entertaining crowds at The Sharon. We’ve got a special message the two singers offered to those planning to attend their shows.

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Sports

Central Florida League Winter 2020 Week Three Results

Despite the cooler weather, the Central Florida League played a full slate of games this past week at the Everglades Softball Complex.

Ocala bowler claims Senior Shootout victory at Fiesta Bowl in The...

Seventy-two bowlers – including eventual winner Roger Bowker – made the trek to Fiesta Bowl in The Villages for the fifth Senior Shoot Out event of the 2019-20 season.

Central Florida League kicks off winter season at new venue in...

The Central Florida League started the new year by playing its Winter 2020 season at a new venue, Everglades Softball Complex.

Villager gets hole-in-one at Lowlands course at Fenney

A Villager celebrated after getting a hole-in-one at the Lowlands Executive Golf Course at Fenney. If you get a hole-in-one or have other applause-worthy news, share it with us at www.villages-news.com/contact us.

Crappie USA Tournament coming to Harris Chain of Lakes on Saturday

Anglers from across the country are planning to participate in Saturday’s Crappie USA Tournament at Harris Chain of Lakes.

Fruitland Park registering players for upcoming flag football program

The City of Fruitland Park is gearing up for its upcoming flag football season. The program is open to boys and girls with a cost of $40 to participate.

Summerfield man accused of waking up woman and strangling her

A 28-year-old Summerfield man was charged with strangling a woman after he allegedly woke her up and started an argument early last week.

Drive to collect children’s books for Goodwill program getting under way

A drive to collect children’s books for the Goodwill BookWorks program begins Feb. 1 and ends March 15.

Employees report hours-long lockdown at The Villages Regional Hospital

Employees were reporting an hours-long lockdown Sunday night at The Villages Regional Hospital.

FHP report IDs New York bicyclist run over by golf cart in The Villages

An accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol has identified a New York bicyclist who was seriously injured when she was run over by a golf cart Saturday afternoon in The Villages.

The Sunny Pint near Brownwood will offer 36 taps of craft beer and cider

The Sunny Pint, a craft beer taproom and eatery, will soon be opening its doors - and taps - at Freedom Plaza, located just west of Brownwood on State Road 44.

Villagers’ son set free from jail and told to stay away from town square

A Villages couple’s adult son with a history of mental instability has been set free from jail and ordered to stay away from a town square in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Trump Team 2020 Florida hosting convicted Trump aide Papadopoulos

Those wishing to hear the first aide to President Trump to be arrested in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of an alleged Russian plot to alter the 2016 presidential election need to act fast.

Canadian Water Oaker not competent to face trial on golf cart DUI charges

A Canadian Water Oaker has been found not competent to face trial on a pair of golf cart drunk driving charges.

Pair of dash cams stolen from unlocked vehicle in Lady Lake

A pair of dash cams were reportedly stolen from an unlocked vehicle in Lady Lake.

Statewide tornado drill to prepare area residents for devastating storms

Area first responders will participate in a tornado drill this week. For many Villagers, the threat of a tornado brings back memories of a devastating day in February 2007.