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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Villager making accusations against Rec employee has long history of run-ins with law

An oft-arrested Villager has been making accusations about a Villages Recreation Department employee. Morris Hirsch Wolff, 81, who lives in the Village of Mallory Square was arrested earlier this month on a charge of practicing...

79-year-old Villager scammed out of $10,000 after hacker breaks into her computer

A 79-year-old Villager was scammed out of $10,000 after her computer was hacked and her bank and credit card information stolen. The Village of El Cortez woman contacted Lady Lake police on Monday about the...

Man with lengthy criminal history jailed after traffic stop at Walgreens in The Villages

A man with a lengthy criminal history was arrested Thursday night after a traffic stop at a Walgreens in The Villages. Renico Jerome Guyton, 39, of Lady Lake, had been driving at 8:45 p.m. in...

Water Oak woman arrested after confrontation with younger live-in man friend

A 71-year-old Water Oak woman was arrested after a confrontation with her younger live-in man friend. Lady Lake police were called shortly before 8 p.m. Sept. 13 to a home at 911 Trevino Drive where...

Wife of gubernatorial hopeful DeSantis meets with Republican women in The Villages

The Republican Federated Women of The Villages on Friday evening hosted Casey DeSantis, wife of gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, and Attorney General candidate Ashley Moody. Mrs. DeSantis regaled the audience of nearly 100 Republican women...

Man driving with injured right hand arrested after illegal U-turn in Lady Lake

A man driving with an injured right hand was arrested after making an illegal U-turn in Lady Lake. Joshua Chandler, 30, of Summerfield, had been at the wheel of a red Volkswagen Jetta at 1:15...

Water Oak woman arrested after confrontation with younger live-in man friend

A 71-year-old Water Oak woman was arrested after a confrontation with her younger live-in man...

Violent driver secured in restraints after DUI-related four-car crash

Three Florida Highway Patrol troopers and a Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to a four-car...

Middle schooler faces battery charge after rumpus on school bus

A Dunnellon Middle School student was arrested Thursday for his role in a school bus...

Forest High School student sliced by knife in fracas at disc golf course

A Forest High School student was cut by a knife Thursday during a scuffle at...

Man driving with injured right hand arrested after illegal U-turn in Lady Lake

A man driving with an injured right hand was arrested after making an illegal U-turn...

Ocklawaha man jailed after van strikes father walking daughter to bus stop

A Fruitland Park man walking his daughter to a school bus stop was struck and...

Fear having to admit my husband to The Villages Regional Hospital

To the Editor: I am new to the area and afraid to admit my husband to The Villages Regional Hospital should I ever need to. My father retired from a high-stress job as soon as he...

Villages Regional Hospital CEO’s data

To the Editor: A number of villagers have written about unsatisfactory experiences with The Villages Regional Hospital. These complaints were related to speed and quality of service ie how fast was their malady diagnosed and...

Response to The Villages Regional Hospital

To the Editor: The hospital's sharing of statistical data is all well and good. The issues brought up recently, however, would not have shown up in this data. Being left unattended, waiting for hours for...

Predawn walk at Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages

Predawn walk at Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Early morning golfer on Mangrove Executive Golf Course

Early morning golfer on Mangrove Executive Golf Course in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Spanish Moss Exercise Trail in Fenney at sunrise

Spanish Moss Exercise Trail in Fenney at sunrise in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Spanish Moss pedestrian trail in the Village of Fenney

Spanish Moss pedestrian trail in the Village of Fenney in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Sunrise over Lake Sumter in The Villages

Sunrise over Lake Sumter in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Reflective sunrise at Village of Fenney in The Villages

Reflective sunrise at Village of Fenney in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Business

Health inspector shuts down Ocala restaurant over 18 violations

An Ocala restaurant was forced to temporarily shut its doors last Friday when a health inspector found 18 violations – six of which were...

Belleview pizza restaurant shut down again over live roach issue

For the second time in less than a month, a Belleview pizza restaurant has been shut down by a health inspector. Little Caesars, located at...

New seafood eatery making its debut in Brownwood Paddock Square

Fresh seafood – welcome to Brownwood! After a long-awaited arrival, The Villages’ newest restaurant is opening its doors Monday. Bluefin Grill & Bar will welcome...

Wawa’s charitable arm will extend to Villages-area organizations

Residents can expect to see more much from the Wawa stores in The Villages-area than just a high-end minimart that sells a variety of...

Wawa roars into Marion County market with aggressive store plan

Wawa made it official Wednesday morning – the popular food market is coming to Ocala and Marion County and it’s doing so with a...

Villager’s restaurant shut down after high-priority violations discovered

A Villager’s restaurant was shut down last week after high-priority violations were discovered by an inspector. Steve’s Trackside Bar at 16485 U.S. 301 in Summerfield...

Entertainment

Little Anthony and the Imperials dazzle Savannah Center crowd

Jerome Guordine is 77, has eight kids, 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren – but he’s still Little Anthony. And that’s who Villager Bob Dunn came...

‘Music Lover’s Showcase’ bringing variety of acts to Savannah Center

The Villages’ biggest annual two-day local music festival takes place Sept. 27-28 in Savannah Center. It’s called the “Music Lover’s Showcase” and features a host...

Legendary Charley Pride bringing his brand of country music to The Sharon

Charley Pride was a sharecropper’s son, picking cotton in Sledge, Miss., when he heard Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color barrier by signing with...
Belleview Heating and Air

Sports

CFL Fall 2018 Highlights Week 2

Week 2 of the Central Florida Fall season was a mixed bag of good defensive games and strong offensive games. Arden Jewelers scored in every...

Cubs World group hosting night with legendary Cleveland Indians pitcher

A longtime Major League pitcher will be the guest of honor at an upcoming Cubs World meeting. Sam McDowell, who pitched for the Cleveland Indians...

CFL opens its Fall 2018 season starting with five games

The Central Florida League Fall season began this past Tuesday with five games, three of which were decided by only a single run. Synergy Wealth...

Silver Lake Executive Golf Course improvements to be unveiled next week

Improvements will be unveiled next week at Silver Lake Executive Golf Course. The new practice green is located in the area of the old first...

Chula Vista Executive Golf Course to be closed for cart path...

The Chula Vista Executive Golf Course will be closed beginning Monday, Sept. 17 for a full cart path renovation project. This work is anticipated to...

Foursome celebrates as Villager scores first hole-in-one at Turtle Mound

“Wow!” That’s what Villager Phil Mealy said after watching his first-ever hole-in-one become a reality. The magical shot took place on the first hole at...

Ocklawaha man jailed after van strikes father walking daughter to bus stop

A Fruitland Park man walking his daughter to a school bus stop was struck and killed Friday morning by a van in Ocklawaha. Jeffrey "Todd" Kimberlin, 38, had been walking with his seven-year-old daughter at...

Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter awarded check for election poll work

Fifty-two Villagers who are members of the John Bartram Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution were present at the Eisenhower Recreation center Friday when Sumter County Elections Supervisor Bill Keen awarded the...

Villagers contend there’s no place for pedestrians in their neighborhood

Villagers who walk on Del Mar Drive are afraid they are putting their lives at risk. They lined up at the podium Wednesday night before the Lady Lake Commission to describe their fears. Marsha Bukala, who...

70-year-old Villager to answer in court after theft of woman’s wallet at Spanish Springs...

A 70-year-old Villager will have to answer in court after the alleged theft of a woman’s wallet at a Spanish Springs business. The 45-year-old woman, who works at Villages Golf Cars at 900 Avenida Central,...

Gun and ammunition discovered in fanny pack at Chick-fil-A in The Villages

A gun and ammunition were found in a fanny pack discovered at Chick-fil-A in The Villages. Lady Lake police were called Wednesday afternoon to the restaurant at Rolling Acres Plaza where a manager reported that...

Woman arrested after altercation on lanai at home in Village of Tall Trees

A 49-year-old woman was arrested after an altercation Wednesday on the lanai of a home in the Village of Tall Trees. Sumter County sheriff’s deputies were called at 6:19 p.m. to a home on Five...
Too Your Health Spa

Homeless man arrested in theft of man’s wallet from locker at local gym

A homeless man has been arrested in the theft of a wallet from a locker at a local gym. A man went at about 5 p.m. Sunday to the Too Your Health Spa on Hartsock...

New girlfriend arrested in alleged attack during custody exchange at RaceTrac

A 28-year-old Ocala woman was arrested after an alleged attack on her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend during a child custody exchange at RaceTrac in Lady Lake. Jennifer Lynn Abigail Szabo was arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging...

Hurricane Florence evacuees get into altercation at Villages hotel

Law enforcement was called last week to an altercation involving evacuees who fled Hurricane Florence. An employee of Marriott TownePlace Suites asked another employee to call 911 after witnessing the disturbance at about 11:30 p.m....

Raucous crowd of Villagers expected at Fruitland Park meeting moved to church

A large crowd of Villagers is expected Friday night as the Fruitland Park Commission holds a special meeting to approve the annual millage rate and hear the first reading of the city’s 2018-19 budget. Commissioners...