Horns blare during Villagers for Trump rally at busy Wildwood intersection

Semi-truck air horns were blaring and motorists were honking, waving and giving the thumbs-up sign Friday as members of Villagers for Trump staged a flag-waving event in Wildwood.

Courtyard villa owner seeks permission to install generator for husband on dialysis

A courtyard villa owner sought permission to install a generator for her husband who is on dialysis.

Man and woman arrested at villa following altercation after leaving Brownwood bar

A man and and a woman were arrested at a villa following a drink-throwing altercation after they left a bar at Brownwood Paddock Square.

Villager’s son with booze and drugs in golf cart nabbed in hospital’s parking lot

A Villager’s son with booze and drugs in a golf cart was nabbed in the parking lot at The Villages Regional Hospital.

Ex-Fruitland Park police chief wins monumental battle over his retirement

Former Fruitland Park Police Chief Michael Fewless came out on top Thursday in a nasty battle against the Florida Retirement System.

Landscaper’s trailer stuck on railroad tracks struck by CSX locomotive

A landscaper’s trailer that got stuck on the railroad tracks was struck Thursday afternoon by a CSX locomotive in Oxford.

Villager arrested after erratically driving golf cart at town square

A Villager with an intoxicated female passenger was arrested after erratically driving a golf cart at town square.

Driver who failed to pay child support arrested after traffic stop at Colony Plaza

A driver who failed to pay child support was arrested after a traffic stop at a busy intersection at Colony Plaza in The Villages.

Fruitland Park woman arrested with car stolen from her mother in Sumter County

A Fruitland Park woman was arrested after she was caught behind the wheel of a car stolen from her mother three weeks earlier in Sumter County.

Ecuadorian man without driver’s license arrested after traffic stop in The Villages

An Ecuadorian man without a driver’s license was arrested after a traffic stop in The Villages.

Marion deputy nabs man with suspended license and drugs at Summerfield Wal-Mart

An Ocala man with multiple license suspensions and drugs in his vehicle was arrested Tuesday at the Summerfield Wal-Mart.

Fruitland Park woman jailed third time this year after causing disturbance at her home

A Fruitland Park woman was jailed for the third time this year after causing a disturbance at her home.

Garden bell lawn ornament

A Village of Rio Grande resident, in a Letter to the Editor, weighs in on a garden bell lawn ornament that will have to be moved at a home in The Villages.

Recreation News is getting out of hand

A Village of Hillsborough resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says Recreation News is getting out of hand.

Reply to Mr. Dockham’s ‘Fire Trump’

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Santiago resident fires back at a Villager’s call to “Fire Trump.”

Dinnertime at the Fenney Nature Trail

Check out this amazing photo of an anhinga at the Fenney Nature Trail.

New blooms spotted in The Villages

Pineapple is just beginning to bloom in Floridas Friendliest Hometown.

Just another day in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown

Enjoying a picture-perfect day in The Villages.

Sunset at Sarasota Executive Golf Course

A gorgeous view, and an even better sunset found at the Sarasota Executive Golf Course.

Blazing sunrise over Brownwood

It's a beautiful morning over Brownwood.

Black-bellied whistling ducks in The Villages

Check out this adorable pair spotted in The Villages.

Business

Italy-based building products manufacturer expanding operation in Wildwood

An Italy-based building products manufacturer that moved into Wildwood a year ago already is expanding its operation. Villages-News.com's Marv Balousek has details.

Burger Station a casualty as Shell station opts not to renew lease at Colony...

The Burger Station restaurant will be a closure casualty as the operator of the Shell station opted not to renew his lease at Colony Plaza.

Parent company of Villages Regional Hospital honored with fifth straight workplace award

Central Florida Health, the 636-bed not-for-profit healthcare system comprised of The Villages Regional Hospital and Leesburg Regional Medical Center, is included in the new list, “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare 2019.”

Major expansion at Wildwood RV Village

The Wildwood RV Village campground has started an expansion of 400 sites at its location off State Road 44.

Duke Energy tabs industrial sites in Sumter and Lake counties for future successes

Industrial sites in Sumter and Lake counties have been singled out as success stories among Duke Energy’s Site Readiness Program.

Lady Lake approves next step toward development of retail center

The Lady Lake Commission has approved the next step toward the development of a major new retail center on U.S. Hwy. 27/441.

Entertainment

Keanu Reeves appears to be milking John Wick series

Villages-News.com film critic Jack Petro says actor Keanu Reeves appears to be milking the John Wick series. Petro recently saw the third installment of the Wick series at the Barnstorm Theater at Brownwood.

Actioned-packed ‘Anna’ gets must-see rating

Villages-News.com film critic Jack Petro recently took in the action-packed movie "Anna." He contends you have to see it. It's playing at the Rialto Theater.

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.

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Sports

Executive golf courses closed due to excessive rain

Several executive golf courses in The Villages have been closed due to excessive rain. We've got the details.

Excessive rain forces closure of four executive golf courses 

Excessive rain has forced the closure of four executive golf courses until further notice.

Villages executive golf courses closing for greens aerification

Six executive golf courses in The Villages will be closed at different times this week for greens aerification. We've got the list.

Red Sox Nation gearing up for Annual Pizza Party Night

Members of Red Sox Nation are getting ready for their Annual Pizza Party Night, which will be held at the SeaBreeze Recreation Center.

AAC to vote on $221,664 renovation of cart path at golf...

The Amenity Authority Committee is set to vote on the expenditure of $221,664 for an improvement to a golf cart path at a golf course in The Villages.

Wife keeps pace with husband by getting her own hole-in-one

Not to be outdone by her husband, a Village of Fernandina woman got a hole-in-one about a month after her husband.

Large crowd turns out to welcome Fruitland Park Library to the community

Fruitland Park residents came out en masse Friday morning to get a glimpse of the city’s new library.

Residents of The Quarters apartments find homeless man who overdosed on grounds of complex

Residents of The Quarters apartments in Lady Lake were shocked to find a homeless man who had overdosed on the grounds of the complex.

Villager makes plea to keep nearly 300-pound lawn ornament in her yard

A Villager made a plea to keep her nearly 300-pound lawn ornament in her yard.

CDD 10 holds followup discussion about complaint about neighbor’s lush landscaping

The Community Development District 10 Board of Supervisors on Thursday held a followup discussion about a complaint heard from a Villager earlier this year about a neighbor’s lush landscaping.

Nearly $2 million resurfacing work to begin on Morse and Buena Vista boulevards

Nearly $2 million in resurfacing work will begin taking place on Morse Boulevard and Buena Vista Boulevard.

AAC seeks residents’ input on proposed recreation center in CDD 4

The Amenity Authority Committee will hold a public workshop meeting regarding the new First Responders Recreation Center to be located in the former First Baptist Church in Community Development District 4.

Villager arrested after erratically driving golf cart at town square

A Villager with an intoxicated female passenger was arrested after erratically driving a golf cart at town square.

Driver who failed to pay child support arrested after traffic stop at Colony Plaza

A driver who failed to pay child support was arrested after a traffic stop at a busy intersection at Colony Plaza in The Villages.

Fruitland Park woman arrested with car stolen from her mother in Sumter County

A Fruitland Park woman was arrested after she was caught behind the wheel of a car stolen from her mother three weeks earlier in Sumter County.

Ecuadorian man without driver’s license arrested after traffic stop in The Villages

An Ecuadorian man without a driver’s license was arrested after a traffic stop in The Villages.