Mysterious deaths of turtles reported at Chula Vista golf course

The mysterious deaths of turtles have been reported at Chula Vista Executive Golf Course in The Villages.

Daily Sun production facility employee arrested after cookie-throwing dispute

A Villages Daily Sun production facility employee was arrested after a cookie-throwing incident in a domestic dispute.

Congressman Webster gives full credit to President Trump for job creation

Congressman Daniel Webster is giving full credit to President Trump for the job creation that soared in the United States during the month of November.

Villager offers counseling for those who find sadness in Christmas

Four years after receiving a “new, used liver,” a Village of Silver Lake resident plays a vital role in helping people through a “blue holiday” period. John W Prince has the story.

Visual Arts Association’s annual show and sale opens at La Hacienda Recreation Center

The Winter 2020 La Galleria Fine Arts Show & Sale is now open and the winners have been selected.

Smiles aplenty as Wildwood police officers host ‘Shop With a Cop’ at Villages Wal-Mart

Christmas came early for several children Saturday morning as they took part in the Wildwood Police Department’s first ‘Shop With a Cop’ event.

Summerfield man accused of battering woman in fight over scrap metal

A Summerfield man is behind bars after allegedly battering a woman who didn’t want him to take scrap metal from her yard.

Son accused of collecting $84,900 from dead mom’s Social Security benefits

A 37-year-old Summerfield man is facing federal charges for allegedly collecting his dead mother’s Social Security benefits for almost six years after her death in 2013.

Former Charter School teacher back behind bars awaiting sentencing

A former Villages Charter School first-grade teacher is back behind bars awaiting sentencing after violating her probation resulting from a 2018 driving under the influence arrest.

Man jailed after spotted taking items from dumpster at Publix in The Villages

A man was arrested after he was spotted gathering items from a dumpster at a Publix grocery store in The Villages.

Police track down shoe thief who ran out of Kohl’s in stolen Nikes

Lady Lake police have tracked down a suspected shoe thief who ran out of Kohl’s in a pair of stolen Nikes.

Estranged boyfriend arrested after another alleged attack on girlfriend

An estranged boyfriend was arrested after another alleged attack on his girlfriend at the PepperTree Apartments in Wildwood.

Too many details on grandfather that sexually abused his granddaughter

A Village of Amelia woman, in a Letter to the Editor, disagrees with the detailed reporting by Villages-News.com about The grandfather that sexually abused his granddaughter.

Too many lazy people in The Villages

A Village of Santo Domingo resident can’t believe the number of lazy people in The Villages, evidenced by all of the Bad Parking we see.

My group is shocked with increases in golf fees

A Village of Caroline resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says he and his golfing group are shocked at the increases in golf fees.

Great egret near the Lopez Legacy Country Club

This great egret was spotted cutting a path in the pond near the Lopez Legacy Country Club. Thanks to Garry Kolb for sharing! Share your...

Territorial dispute between egret and heron at Fenney Nature Trail

This snowy egret and juvenile little blue heron battled over territory at Fenney Nature Trail. Thanks to Sam Boatman for the incredible photo! Share your...

Sandhill cranes on Drake Drive in Pine Ridge

These sandhill cranes were spotted crossing the Drake Drive in Pine Ridge. Thanks to Catherine Belus for sharing her photo! Share your local photos with...

Tricolored Heron with fish at Fenney Nature Trail

This Tricolored Heron with fish was spotted at Fenney Nature Trail. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Turtle with baby at Fenney Nature Trail

This turtle and her baby were photographed at Fenney Nature Trail. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Great blue heron catches a snake

Check out this great blue heron catching a snake. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing his photograph! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Business

Do-it-yourself woodworking studio just outside The Villages up for sale

A do-it-yourself studio located just outside the walls of The Villages where customers transform wood into personalized works of art is for sale.

High-level doctor joins Central Florida Health as new chief operating officer

A high-level doctor with a wealth of experience has joined the parent company of The Villages Regional Hospital as its new chief operating officer.
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Papa Pinapples credits success from Villagers, local residents in bid to open new location

Fresh off the heels of its success in downtown Leesburg, Papa Pineapples, a Hawaiian-themed taco restaurant, is opening a second location in Ocala.

New ale house restaurant could be opening as soon as December

A new restaurant could open as early as December. We've got details.

Roberto’s Ristorante and Pizzeria serves authentic Italian cuisine

Roberto’s Ristorante and Pizzeria opened in July in The Villages. About three months into the venture, our reviewer stopped in to check out the cuisine.

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.

Entertainment

Yamaha golf cart snatched from Villages Golf Cars facility

A Yamaha golf cart has reportedly been snatched from a Villages Golf Cars facility.

Iconic Bill Medley bringing The Righteous Brothers back to The Villages

The legendary Righteous Brothers are coming back to the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center for two shows.

Holiday hilarity hits the Hippodrome in Gainesville  

An over abundance of great music, dancing, jokes and puns keeps the audience laughing from start to finish in "Scrooge in Rouge" at the Hippodrome Theater in Gainesville. Don Simson has our review.

‘Seinfeld’ sidekick bringing act to The Sharon in The Villages

An award-winning performer known for his work on the hit sitcom “Seinfeld” will perform two shows at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center.

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Sports

Citrus Springs bowler edges out Lady Lake kegler to take Super...

A Lady Lake bowler came close to nabbing the November Senior Shoot Out title at Fiesta Bowl but was edged out by a Citrus Springs bowler.

Reopening date announced for Hill Top Executive Golf Course

The Hill Top Executive Golf Course on the Historic Side of The Villages is set to reopen next week. We've got details.

Villager gets first hole-in-one after golfing for three years

A Villager who has been golfing for three years got her first 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.

Fiesta Bowl gears up for Senior Shoot Out event and special...

Fiesta Bowl is gearing up for its next Senior Shoot Out – and a special new award that will pay tribute to a bowler.

Patriotism on full display at the 2019 Veterans Day softball tourney

Patriotism was on full display at the 2019 Veterans Day softball tourney held Sunday in The Villages.

Villager gets second hole-in-one in just two years of play

Playing on the Mangrove Executive Golf Course, Villager Ron Riebe scored his second ever hole-in-one. If you get a hole-in-one or have other applause-worthy news, share it with us at www.villages-news.com/contact us.

Atlas Dog Park will be closed this week for quarterly maintenance

The Atlas Dog Park will be temporarily closed for quarterly maintenance later this month. We've got the dates.

Red Sox Nation gearing up for annual holiday party at SeaBreeze Recreation Center

Members of Red Sox Nation are preparing to host their annual holiday party.

The Villages announces new partnership with University of Florida Health

 The Villages and University of Florida Health have announced their intent to develop a comprehensive health care campus that will offer a full portfolio of education, research, and advanced health care and wellness services for The Villages community, including construction of a new general acute care hospital.

Villager dressed in Santa leggings arrested after drunken attack on husband

A Villager dressed in festive holiday attire was arrested after an alleged drunken attack on her husband.

Mortgage company given three days to fix issues at abandoned Tamarind Grove villa

Overgrown grass and weeds have become a problem at a Village of Tamarind Grove home.

Police called to Chick-fil-A in The Villages after discovery of counterfeit currency

Police were called to the Chick-fil-A restaurant at Rolling Acres Plaza in The Villages after the discovery of counterfeit currency.

Yamaha golf cart snatched from Villages Golf Cars facility

A Yamaha golf cart has reportedly been snatched from a Villages Golf Cars facility.

Two CDD supervisors in The Villages file paperwork for re-election

Two Community Development District supervisors in The Villages have filed paperwork indicating they will be running for re-election in 2020.

Summerfield man accused of battering woman in fight over scrap metal

A Summerfield man is behind bars after allegedly battering a woman who didn’t want him to take scrap metal from her yard.

CDD 4 supervisor to host question-and-answer session on Monday

A question-and-answer session will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 and hosted by Don Deakin, Community Development District 4 supervisor and Amenity Authority Committee representative. It will take place at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center.