Postal workers file police report over alleged harassment

Two local postal workers have filed a police report over alleged harassment by their fellow staffers.

Woman arrested in theft of lottery tickets at Circle K at Southern Trace Plaza

A woman has been arrested in the theft of lottery tickets at Circle K at Southern Trace Plaza in The Villages.

Lakeside Landings woman sentenced after drinking at Villages nightspot

A Lakeside Landings woman will lose her driver’s license after drinking at a popular nightspot in The Villages.

Advice from Villages Keto advocate: Shop healthy and avoid center aisles at grocery store

Village of Charlotte resident Barbara Miller views the Keto Diet as a lifestyle and she’s written a book to help others better understand it.

Fox News anchor Bret Baier cancels upcoming book-signing in The Villages

Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier has canceled his upcoming visit to The Villages for a book-signing event at Barnes & Noble in Lake Sumter Landing.

CIC gearing up for Devil’s Night golf scramble at Escambia Executive Golf Course

Community Improvement Council members are getting excited about their upcoming Devil’s Night golf scramble.

Sumter sheriff’s detectives searching for woman who slashed vehicle’s tires

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a woman who last month slashed the tires on a vehicle parked at a plaza near The Villages.

Village of Collier woman ordered to take anti-shoplifting class

A Village of Collier woman has been ordered to complete an anti-shoplifting class as the result of the theft of clothing she needed for a “family trip.”

Lady Lake man jailed after showing up at estranged girlfriend’s apartment

A Lady Lake man landed behind bars after showing up at his estranged girlfriend’s apartment.

77-year-old Stonecrester caught in scam after sharing bank account number

A 77-year-old Stonecrest woman sought help from a Marion County sheriff’s deputy on Monday after realizing she was the victim of fraud.

Mom calls for help after video of daughter using restroom posted on social media

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was called for help Thursday after a mother claimed someone had posted a video on social media of her daughter using the restroom at Lake Weir Middle School.
Starbucks on Hwy 441 in The Villages

Man wanted on warrant arrested after found sleeping at Starbucks

A man wanted on a warrant was arrested after he was found sleeping at a local Starbucks.

Many questions about purchase of Developer-owned utility company

A Village of St. James resident, in a Letter to the Editor, has many questions about Villages residents footing the bill for the purchase of a Developer-owned utility.

Bar codes for gate entry

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Pinellas resident says it is time to move toward bar codes for entry at gates in The Villages.

Developer needs to pay a much higher impact fee per home

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Lynnhaven resident says the Developer needs to pay a much higher impact fee per home.

Male eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly at Fenney Nature Trail

This beautiful male eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly was photographed at Fenney Nature Trail by Ron Clark. Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Yellow-throated Warbler spotted on Fenney Nature Trail

This beautiful yellow-throated Warbler was captured on Fenney Nature Trail. Photo courtesy of Sam Boatman. Share your local photos with us at www.villages-news.com/contact-us!

Helicopter at Waterfront Inn

This helicopter was seen in front of the Waterfront Inn. Thanks to Ron Adams for the photograph. Share your local photos with us at www.villages-news.com/contact-us!

Trees near Lake Simcoe in Ontario

Look at the sun shining through the trees near Lake Simcoe in Ontario, Canada off of Highway 12. Photo courtesy of Erwin Leigh. Share your...

Small flock of wood storks at Freedom Pointe Lake

This small flock of wood storks was spotted on the shores of Freedom Pointe Lake. Photo courtesy of Linda J. Woody. Share your local photos...

Polo players in the Villages

Check out these polo players in action. Photo courtesy of Diane Louise. Share your local photos with us at www.villages-news.com/contact-us!

Business

Surging construction in southern end of The Villages prompts investment in new hotel

A new hotel will be constructed near Interstate 75 in Wildwood, thanks to the surging construction in the southern end of The Villages.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Quaint Leesburg eatery near The Villages offers tasty breakfast and lunch dishes

The Breakfast Station in Leesburg is a quaint, homey restaurant where customers are treated like family.

Wawa opens second store in Lady Lake which is also second store in Sumter...

Wawa, Inc. has announced the opening of a store at 13535 U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake, marking its second store with a Lady Lake address.

Food storage and rodent dropping issues force closure of vendor at Lake Square Mall

A food vendor at the Lake Square Mall was shut down last week after a health inspector reported finding 10 violations – two of which were considered high priority.

LRMC Wellness Center celebrating 30th anniversary with free guest passes

Leesburg Regional Medical Center’s Wellness Center will celebrate its 30th anniversary Monday, Sept. 9 through Friday, Sept. 13.
Scott Snyder, owner of Papa Pineapples, flipping handmade flour tortillas

Papa Pineapples bringing tropical twist to tacos in new downtown Leesburg location

Papa Pineapples is looking to bring a tropical twist to tacos at a new location in downtown Leesburg.

Entertainment

‘Hobbs and Shaw’ out to save the world

Villages-News.com film critic Jack Petro says it's hard to not like actor Dwayne Johnson. Petro reviews the actor's latest action blockbuster.

Villages Parrotheads, Leesburg Rotary hosting TropRock Music Festival

The Villages Parrotheads and Leesburg Rotary will host the Leesburg TropRock Music Festival later this month in an effort to raise funds for community youth programs.

Italian Paisans Club continues rich tradition of booking big-name acts

Jerry Vicenti and the Italian Paisans Club are continuing the group's tradition of bringing popular acts to The Villages.

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Male eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly at Fenney Nature Trail

Male eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly taken at Fenney Nature Trail
This beautiful male eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly was photographed at Fenney Nature Trail by Ron Clark. Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Yellow-throated Warbler spotted on Fenney Nature Trail

Yellow-throated Warbler spotted on Fenney Nature Trail
This beautiful yellow-throated Warbler was captured on Fenney Nature Trail. Photo courtesy of Sam Boatman. Share your local photos with us at www.villages-news.com/contact-us!

Helicopter at Waterfront Inn

Helicopter at Waterfront Inn
This helicopter was seen in front of the Waterfront Inn. Thanks to Ron Adams for the photograph. Share your local photos with us at www.villages-news.com/contact-us!

Trees near Lake Simcoe in Ontario

Trees near Lake Simcoe in Ontario
Look at the sun shining through the trees near Lake Simcoe in Ontario, Canada off of Highway 12. Photo courtesy of Erwin Leigh. Share your local photos with us at www.villages-news.com/contact-us!

Small flock of wood storks at Freedom Pointe Lake

Small flock of wood storks at Freedom Pointe Lake
This small flock of wood storks was spotted on the shores of Freedom Pointe Lake. Photo courtesy of Linda J. Woody. Share your local photos with us at www.villages-news.com/contact-us!

Sports

Recreation Department hoping softball players will take part in survey

The Villages Recreation and Parks Department is seeking feedback on the softball program through an online survey. We've got the link to the survey.

Two executive golf courses set to reopen

The reopening dates have been announced for two executive golf courses in The Villages.

Frankie Brin Financial comes up short in Lakeland softball tournament

Frankie Brin Financial 74’s, of The Villages, took part this past weekend in the Slide into Fall Florida Half-Century Tournament in Lakeland.

Central Florida League Fall 2019 Highlights Week Four

The fourth week of Central Florida League softball action saw league leader Synergy Wealth continue its winning ways.

Villager gets lucky 13th hole-in-one

A Village of Buttonwood man recently scored his 13th hole-in-one. We’ve got details. If you get a hole-in-one or have other applause-worthy news, share it with us at www.villages-news.com/contact us.

Central Florida League Fall 2019 Highlights Week Three

There was plenty of action this past week as softball teams in the Fall Central Florida League went head-to-head.
El Santiago Recreation Center

CDD 2 chairman will host question-and-answer session

Community Development District 2 Chairman Bryan Lifsey will host a question-and-answer session from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at El Santiago Recreation Center. He will be joined by Amenity Authority Committee Chair Ann Forrester.

Naperville Club members come together to celebrate Oktoberfest

Members of the Naperville Club came together Thursday at Canal Street Recreation Center for a special celebration. If you have photos of recent events or noteworthy news, please share it with us at www.villages-news.com/contact us.

‘Fennvy’ prompts CDDs to update Architectural Review Manual

Envy by Villagers of something they’ve been seeing in the Village of Fenney and newer sections of The Villages is prompting community development district boards to make changes to their Architectural Review Manuals.

Sumter County administrator will speak to POA about tax increase

Sumter County Administrator Bradley Arnold will speak to the Property Owners' Association about the 25 percent tax increase.

Villages 101: Schwartz and Morse made their disdain for POA known to residents

Villages Founder Harold Schwartz and his son, retirement community guru H. Gary Morse, were known for their desires to make their retirement community the best that it could be – but both shared a disdain for one particular Villages group.

Bad Parking ignites nasty fight at Lake Sumter Landing

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a couple that was involved in a nasty altercation in Lake Sumter Landing last month.

Sumter sheriff’s detectives searching for woman who slashed vehicle’s tires

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a woman who last month slashed the tires on a vehicle parked at a plaza near The Villages.

Village of Collier woman ordered to take anti-shoplifting class

A Village of Collier woman has been ordered to complete an anti-shoplifting class as the result of the theft of clothing she needed for a “family trip.”

Lady Lake man jailed after showing up at estranged girlfriend’s apartment

A Lady Lake man landed behind bars after showing up at his estranged girlfriend’s apartment.

77-year-old Stonecrester caught in scam after sharing bank account number

A 77-year-old Stonecrest woman sought help from a Marion County sheriff’s deputy on Monday after realizing she was the victim of fraud.