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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Governor tells Villages crowd Trump supports his prescription drug plan

Gov. Ron DeSantis introduced a plan to take on the high price of prescription drugs. He said he has President Trump's enthusiastic support.

Intoxicated man bragging about Chicago roots arrested at Spanish Springs

An intoxicated man who had been boasting about his Chicago roots was arrested at Spanish Springs Town Square.

Charo cancels Villages shows after husband’s tragic death

Charo was supposed to play at Katie Belle’s on Thursday but due to a family tragedy she canceled the shows.

American Legion Post 347 to be honored at annual Golden Eagle Dinner

American Legion Post 347 wil be honored next month at the annual Golden Eagle Dinner.

Woman who was ‘dumpster diving’ arrested at shopping plaza in The Villages

A woman who claimed she was preparing to go “dumpster diving” was arrested at a shopping plaza in The Villages.

Convicted Lady Lake felon arrested after pawning rifle he shouldn’t have owned

A convicted Lady Lake felon was arrested after pawning a rifle he shouldn’t have owned.

Man tied to earlier Villages theft arrest sees quick end to freedom from jail

A Summerfield man is back behind bars. He was arrested last year in a theft case in The Villages.

Man arrested after allegedly pawning woman’s $1,000 ring for $50

A man was arrested after allegedly pawning a woman’s $1,000 diamond solitaire ring for $50.

Villager who ripped off snowbird renters pays $42,000 in restitution

A 65-year-old Villager who targeted snowbirds in a rental ripoff scheme has paid $42,000 in restitution to her victims.

Man pushing shopping cart with 40-inch TV arrested at Target in The Villages

A man pushing a shopping cart with a 40-inch TV in it was arrested at Target at Rolling Acres Plaza in The Villages.

Wildwood woman arrested after allegedly biting husband’s arm

A Wildwood woman was arrested after allegedly biting her husband’s arm during an altercation at their home.

Man arrested after battling woman over cigars during gathering in Wildwood

A man was arrested after battling a woman over cigars during a gathering Monday afternoon in Wildwood.

Walls work

A Village of Mallory Square resident makes the case that walls work. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Lighten up when it comes to stickers on mailboxes

Writing in a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Lake Deaton resident contends Villagers need to lighten up when it comes to stickers on mailboxes.

Walls in The Villages and elsewhere

A Village of Calumet Grove resident, in a Letter to the Editor, argues that walls work in The Villages and a wall will work at our southern border.

Cruising on a beautiful morning in The Villages

Cruising on a beautiful morning in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

A Least Bittern fishing at Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve

A Least Bittern fishing at Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Spectacular Sunrise at Pimlico Golf Course in The Villages, FL

What a breathtaking sunrise taken at the Pimlico Executive Golf Course in The Villages, FL.

Love is in the Air in The Villages, FL

Can you feel the love? This decorative bench was spotted at Glenview Country Club in The Villages.

Female Mallard Duck Flying over Evan’s Prairie in The Villages

Check out this beautiful female mallard duck flying over Evan's Prairie in The Villages.

The Village of Glenbrook at Sunrise

A beautiful morning from the golf course at The Village of Glenbrook.

Business

Villages hospital earns prestigious ranking for hip and knee replacement services

The Villages Regional Hospital has earned high honors for providing safe and effective patient care.

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.

Entertainment

Charo cancels Villages shows after husband’s tragic death

Charo was supposed to play at Katie Belle’s on Thursday but due to a family tragedy she canceled the shows.

Big Band meets Doo Wop as energetic harmony sweeps through Savannah Center

"Cab Calloway" came to life at a Savannah Center show that had the audience on its feet.

Disney-themed benefit show brings beloved characters to life at Savannah Center

Musical gala at Savannah Center will offer a salute to Disney songs and movies

Sports

Sweetgum Executive Golf Course will be closed indefinitely

The Sweetgum Executive Golf Course will be temporarily closed.

Villager scores first local hole-in-one after five years in Florida’s Friendliest...

A Villager carded a hole-in-one on the Okeechobee Executive Golf Course’s eighth hole using a softly pitched seven iron.

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.

Man tied to earlier Villages theft arrest sees quick end to freedom from jail

A Summerfield man is back behind bars. He was arrested last year in a theft case in The Villages.

Man arrested after allegedly pawning woman’s $1,000 ring for $50

A man was arrested after allegedly pawning a woman’s $1,000 diamond solitaire ring for $50.

Landscaper on lawn mower struck by vehicle near gate at Morse Boulevard

A landscaper on a lawn mower suffered serious injuries after being struck Wednesday afternoon near the gate at Morse Boulevard and County Road 466.

Previous inspections found violations at Villages restaurant shut down Tuesday   

Previous inspections found violations at a Villages restaurant shut down Tuesday for a multitude of health code violations. Villages-News.com obtained the previous inspection reports.

Villager dazzles popular TV talk show hosts while winning second big prize

A Villager made quite the splash on “Live With Kelly and Ryan.” We've got video from the show.

Villager who ripped off snowbird renters pays $42,000 in restitution

A 65-year-old Villager who targeted snowbirds in a rental ripoff scheme has paid $42,000 in restitution to her victims.

Gov. DeSantis scheduled to make ‘major announcement’ here in The Villages

Gov. Ron DeSantis is scheduled to make a “major announcement” Wednesday afternoon in The Villages.

ABC of Dementia workshop to be offered at Lady Lake Public Library

The AMAC Foundation will present a free workshop entitled the ABC of Dementia at the Lady Lake Public Library.

Man pushing shopping cart with 40-inch TV arrested at Target in The Villages

A man pushing a shopping cart with a 40-inch TV in it was arrested at Target at Rolling Acres Plaza in The Villages.

Paradise Dog Park will be temporarily closed for quarterly maintenance

The Paradise Dog Park will be temporarily closed for quarterly maintenance. We've got the dates.