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Saturday, April 20, 2019

CDD 6 supervisor wants Villagers to keep lampposts illuminated at night

A Community Development District 6 supervisor on Friday called for Villagers to keep their lampposts illuminated at night.

Wendy’s on track to open this summer at Trailwinds Villages on County Road 466A

A new Wendy’s restaurant is on track to open this summer at Trailwinds Village on County Road 466A in Wildwood.

New Wildwood police chief calls for uniformity of police officers’ uniforms

When Wildwood's new police chief came on board, he quickly noticed that officers had been allowed to choose their own attire. It resulted in a mix of odd-looking officers.

Colonial Dames honoring Baker House in Wildwood with historic marker

The Timucua Chapter of the Colonial Dames of 17th Century will be presenting a historical marker at the 130-year-old Baker House in Wildwood on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

84-year-old Del Webb Spruce Creek veteran bilked out of money in lottery scam

An 84-year-old Spruce Creeker was caught up in a lottery scam recently, which prompted his attorney to send a letter to Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods.

Ocala Health to open freestanding ER at Trailwinds Village on County Road 466A

Ocala Health has announced plans to bring emergency care to Sumter County with the opening of a freestanding emergency department.

Search under way for golf club thief who struck store near The Villages

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a man who took a $500 club from a local golf store.

Wad of funny money turned into sheriff’s office in The Villages

A Groveland man traveled to The Villages to turn in a bag of counterfeit $100 bills he found.

75-year-old Stonecrester victim of fraud after sharing bank account information

A 75-year-old Stonecrest woman called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help earlier this week after realizing she’d been the victim of a telephone scam.

EMS crew treats 77-year-old’s injuries after alleged altercation with Villager

An EMS crew treated a 77-year-old’s injuries after an alleged altercation with a Villager.

90-year-old Villager free on bond after turning herself in to police

A 90-year-old Villager is free on $2,000 bond after turning herself into police.

Items stolen from Villager’s golf cart during trip to grocery store

An iPhone and garage door opener were among items stolen from a Villager’s golf cart when he made a trip to a grocery store.

Time to stand up to Sumter County commissioners

A Village of Gilchrist resident contends it is time to stand up to the Sumter County Commission. She urges her fellow Villagers to attend an upcoming meeting.

Amenity fee cap elimination by PWAC

A Project Wide Advisory Committee member argues that the body did not have the authority to vote to eliminate the cap on amenity fees. He says an important meeting is coming up and residents need to attend. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Supervisors’ ‘sympathy’ for disabled veteran not too convincing

A Village of Alhambra resident, in a Letter to the Editor, has a message for “sympathetic” supervisors in the case of a veteran in The Villages.

A Slice of Paradise in The Villages

A little slice of paradise in The Villages is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the sunset.

Great Horned Owl Nest Watch in The Villages

Nest watch continues for the great horned owlets in The Villages.

Gorgeous Views at Sunset Park in The Villages

You don't have to go far to see beautiful sunsets... you can find them right here in The Villages.

Pair of Eagles Spotted at Evan’s Prairie

A great photo showcasing the beautiful bald eagle in The Villages.

Sherman Fox Squirrel Spotted in The Villages

Check out this adorable sherman fox squirrel spotted in The Villages.

Palm Warbler Spotted in the Bottlebrush

The bottlebrush bush makes a nice resting spot for this little palm warbler.

Business

Longtime nurse named area executive director at Cornerstone Hospice

Cornerstone Hospice has named a new executive director for the Lake and Sumter County region.

Villages-News.com offering new dashboard to manage your email subscription

For all of our premium email subscribers receiving a newsletter from Villages-News.com, you will now be able to manage your email subscription from a central dashboard on our website. Read more and register.
K9 Fit Club will start offering classes at a variety of locations in The Villages

New fitness classes for dogs, Villagers coming to The Villages

A new organization looks to offer a fitness program for dogs and their Villagers soon. We've got more information.

Miller’s Ale House coming to property under development on U.S. Hwy. 27/441

A Miller’s Ale House restaurant has been proposed to be built on property under development on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake.

Dirty reports dogged Cody’s manager within days of being hired to clean things up

A review of health inspection records shows that a new manager hired to clean things up at Cody’s Original Roadhouse at Brownwood was dogged with dirty reports within days of his hiring.

Leesburg Regional Medical Center offering newest technology to detect breast cancer

Mammograms will be much more comfortable with high-tech equipment boasting 3-D technology.

Entertainment

The Villages Musical Theater’s ‘South Pacific’ raises funds for MS research

The Villages Musical Theater’s latest production, “South Pacific,” recently enjoyed a sold-out, four-performance run at the Savannah Center and raised thousands of dollars for MS research.

Bay Street Players’ ‘Greater Tuna’ tells humorous tale of sleepy little town in Texas

Villages-News.com theater critic Donald Simson reviews the Bay Street Players' production of "Greater Tuna," which tells the humorous tale of a sleepy little town in Texas.

Production benefiting Villages Honor Flight brings glory days of radio back to life

A salute to the glory days of radio, from 1939-45, is coming to the Bacall Recreation Center.

Sports

Belvedere Executive Golf Courses will be closed for single-day aerification

The Belvedere Executive Golf Courses will be closed for single day aerification, sanding and chemical applications. We've got the dates.

Five executive golf courses closed for early transition repairs and recovery

The closing of five executive golf courses in The Villages has been announced.

Villager celebrates after hole-in-one while golfing with partner from Chicago

Sandy Lang scored a hole-in-one April 11 on Hole #2 at Pelican Executive Golf Course in The Villages.

MOAA raises $14,000 through annual scramble

Nearly 100 golfers participated in the 12th Annual Military Officer's Association of America Golf Tournament this week. We've got the winners and results.

Bunnings wins Restricted Bat League’s winter championship

The Bunnings have been crowned as the champions of the Restricted Bat League’s Winter 2019 season in The Villages.

Bogart and Mangrove Executive Golf Courses to be closed until further...

The Bogart and Mangrove Executive Golf Courses will close until further notice for early transition repairs and recovery.

Driver airlifted from crash that shut down U.S. Hwy. 27/441 near RaceTrac

A driver was airlifted early Thursday morning from the scene of a crash that shut down U.S. Hwy. 27/441 near RaceTrac in Lady Lake.

Villages couple wins permission to remove two Live Oak trees from their yard

A Villages couple has won permission to remove two Live Oak trees from their yard.

Renter fails to return Yamaha golf cart to Villages Golf Cars

Someone who rented a 2017 Yamaha golf cart has failed to return it to The Villages Golf Cars.

Search under way for golf club thief who struck store near The Villages

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a man who took a $500 club from a local golf store.

75-year-old Stonecrester victim of fraud after sharing bank account information

A 75-year-old Stonecrest woman called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help earlier this week after realizing she’d been the victim of a telephone scam.

VHA salutes Day-Break Club as Volunteer Organization of the Year

The VHA has honored the Day-Break Club of The Villages with its 2018 Volunteer Organization of the Year.

Residents pack Villages restaurant to support Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches

Johnny Rockets at Lake Sumter Landing was packed Wednesday night with Villagers and their guests to support the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches programs.

Oxford Goodwill’s book room named in honor of young motorcycle crash victim

The book room at Goodwill’s Oxford store has been named for Adam Hanson, a young man who died in a 2006 motorcycle crash.

Homeowners in The Villages make pleas to remove problematic trees

Two homeowners pleaded for permission to get rid of problematic oak trees at their homes in the Village of Mallory Square.

Homeowner in The Villages wins permission to stray from color palette for upcoming re-painting

A homeowner in The Villages has won permission to stray from the approved color palette for an upcoming re-painting at his residence.