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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Villager arrested on DUI charge in golf cart at Lake Sumter Landing

A Villager was arrested on a drunk driving charge in a golf cart at Lake Sumter Landing.

Pair arrested after trip to ER at The Villages Regional Hospital

Two people were arrested after a trip Sunday morning to the emergency room at The Villages Regional Hospital.

Homeless woman nabbed in Hacienda Villas with Villager’s stolen car

A homeless woman was nabbed in the Hacienda Villas with a Villager’s stolen car with Indiana plates.

Driver ticketed following three-car collision near Rolling Acres Plaza

A driver was ticketed following a three-car collision near Rolling Acres Plaza. We've got details from the accident report.

Woman arrested on grand theft charge at Belk at La Plaza Grande

A woman was arrested on a grand theft charge at Belk at La Plaza Grande in The Villages.

Lake Miona Recreation Center will be closed July 28

The Lake Miona Recreation Center will be closed for total facility cleaning on Sunday, July 28.

Pair arrested after trip to ER at The Villages Regional Hospital

Two people were arrested after a trip Sunday morning to the emergency room at The Villages Regional Hospital.

Homeless woman nabbed in Hacienda Villas with Villager’s stolen car

A homeless woman was nabbed in the Hacienda Villas with a Villager’s stolen car with Indiana plates.

Woman arrested on grand theft charge at Belk at La Plaza Grande

A woman was arrested on a grand theft charge at Belk at La Plaza Grande in The Villages.

Marion sheriff’s deputies bust illegal cockfighting ring at Summerfield farm

After receiving a tip, Marion County sheriff’s deputies busted a cockfighting operation in Summerfield on Sunday where illegal drugs, a weapon and ammunition also were found.

Villager gets anger management in racially fueled parking conflict

A Villager has been ordered into anger management in a racially fueled parking conflict last year at a medical office in The Villages.

Man who stole purse at Lake Sumter Landing heading to prison

A man who stole a woman’s purse last year at Lake Sumter Landing is heading to prison.

Religious leadership failure

Where are our religious leaders? A Village of Chatham resident wants to know. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Put Recreation News online

A Village of Tamarind Grove resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says it is time to put the Recreation News online.

Megan Rapinoe’s antics and foul language

A Village of Mallory Square resident has something to say about Megan Rapinoe’s antics and foul language. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Beautiful views found in The Villages

Don't miss these beautiful views found behind Evan's Prairie in The Villages.

Lavender sunrise spotted over The Villages

A beautiful sunrise spotted over The Villages.

Curious little mockingbird spotted in The Villages

A cute little mockingbird visits a backyard garden.

Spectacular sunset over The Villages

A beautiful sunset spotted over The Villages.

An amazing sunrise in The Villages

Enjoy this beautiful photo of sunrise in The Villages.

Storm in the distance at Lake Sumter

A beautiful photo of Lake Sumter Landing with a storm rolling in the distance.

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.

Sports

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.

Mangrove Executive Golf Course set to re-open

The Mangrove Executive Golf Course is set to re-open. We've got the date.

Asian American Performers to present their first show

The July meeting of the Asian American Club will feature the first performance wholly put on by the Asian American Performers.

Large load of logs spills at intersection along U.S. 301 in Summerfield

A large load of logs spilled Monday afternoon at an intersection just off U.S. 301 in Summerfield.

Marion sheriff’s deputies bust illegal cockfighting ring at Summerfield farm

After receiving a tip, Marion County sheriff’s deputies busted a cockfighting operation in Summerfield on Sunday where illegal drugs, a weapon and ammunition also were found.

Villager gets anger management in racially fueled parking conflict

A Villager has been ordered into anger management in a racially fueled parking conflict last year at a medical office in The Villages.

Man who stole purse at Lake Sumter Landing heading to prison

A man who stole a woman’s purse last year at Lake Sumter Landing is heading to prison.

Troubled daughter dodges prosecution in theft of Villager’s money

A troubled daughter has dodged prosecution in the theft of her mother’s money during a surprise early morning encounter.

Villages bank finds elderly man caught in $86,000 ‘Homeland Security’ scam

A Citizens First Bank security specialist discovered an elderly man was caught in an $86,000 “Homeland Security” scam.

Solid waste management in The Villages to be topic of meeting next month

Solid waste management in The Villages will be the topic of a meeting next month at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center.

Hope Lutheran invites area residents to enjoy free ‘End of Summer Celebration’

Hope Lutheran Church is gearing up for the “biggest community party of the season” at its Lake Weir Campus, where free food and entertainment will be provided.

Belle Aire Postal Station parking lot will be closed for seal coating

The Belle Aire Postal Station parking Lot will be closed for seal coating. If you live in the Village of Belle Aire, you will want to note the date.