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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Villages nail technician nabbed with pair with meth, marijuana, pills and loaded gun

Lady Lake police nabbed a Villages nail technician along with a pair with methamphetamine, marijuana, pills and a loaded gun. The trio had been traveling in a green Oldsmobile with an expired tag at about...

Del Webbers tied up in Michigan fraud case turn to sheriff’s substation in The...

A Del Webb Spruce Creek couple met with a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help with a fraud case out of Michigan. The couple, who live in the 12800 block of E 90th Court Road,...

Bandits make off with vending machines from Summerfield car wash

Thieves hit a Summerfield car wash Sunday and stole three vending machines, while also damaging a fourth one. The owner of the Quality Car Wash, located at 16714 S Hwy. 441, told a Marion County...

7-Eleven wants to snatch key parcel at corner of County Road 466 and Rolling...

Convenience store giant 7-Eleven made a pitch Monday night to build a gas station, convenience store and car wash at the corner of County Road 466 and Rolling Acres Road. Representatives of 7-Eleven offered a...

Congressman gunned down by sniper greeted by adoring crowd at book signing

There were plenty of warm hugs, long embraces and friendly smiles Monday afternoon as U.S. Rep Steve Scalise – a little over a year since he was gunned down by a sniper – chatted...

Mayor Richards will continue to lead Lady Lake Commission

Mayor Jim Richards will continue to lead the Lady Lake Commission. He was nominated Monday night for another two-year term by Commissioner Ruth Kussard. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Tony Holden, who was also...

Bandits make off with vending machines from Summerfield car wash

Thieves hit a Summerfield car wash Sunday and stole three vending machines, while also damaging...

Second person arrested in a week after second disturbance at home in The Villages

A second person in a week was arrested after a second disturbance at home in...

Panhandler with methamphetamine arrested at Winn-Dixie in The Villages

A panhandler with methamphetamine was arrested Friday at a Winn-Dixie supermarket in The Villages. Lady Lake...

Teen arrested after allegedly attempting to cover up marijuana scent with perfume

An 18-year-old was arrested after allegedly attempting to cover up the scent of marijuana with...

Family of man killed walking child to school bus suing employer of driver who hit him

The family of a man killed while walking his daughter to a school bus stop...

Summerfield woman claims acquaintance absconded with SSI card

A Summerfield woman called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy Thursday claiming to be the victim...

Dog owners allowing their dogs to pee on others’ property

To the Editor I don't understand why dog owners don't walk their dogs around their own property to do their business. It is easy to train a dog to use potty on their own property, then...

Villager can’t put up sign despite 50 dogs per day peeing on her lawn

To the Editor: Perhaps this issue is best addressed by assuming the lawn being peed on is not her property, but public road allowance. Ron Stogren Village of Country Club Hills

Improved customer service from Comcast?

To the Editor: I have noticed Comcast to have improved customer service and I was told by an employee that the new CEO high priority is customer service. Roxane Van Amburgh Village of Springdale

A Monarch Butterfly enjoying wild flowers in The Villages

A Monarch Butterfly enjoying wild flowers in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Line dancing at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square

Line dancing at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

A Horned Owl at sunrise in The Villages

A Horned Owl at sunrise in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Beautiful afternoon for golf on Riley Grove Championship Course

Beautiful afternoon for golf on Riley Grove Championship Course in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Please pay attention so this meeting can come to order

Please pay attention so this meeting can come to order in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Dog owners enjoying conversation at Paradise Dog Park

Dog owners enjoying conversation at Paradise Dog Park in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Business

Villages country club shut down after repeated health code violations 

A country club in The Villages was shut down last week after repeated health code violations. Hacienda Hills Country Club, at 1200 N. Morse Blvd.,...

Future home of Darrell’s Diner one step closer in Lady Lake

The future home of a new Darrell’s Diner is one step closer to a groundbreaking after a vote Monday night by Lady Lake. The two-story...

Developer taking back the reins at golf division, The Villages Daily Sun

The Developer has taken back the reins at two major entities in The Villages - the golf division and The Villages Daily Sun. The Developer...

Summerfield restaurant stays open despite health inspector citing nine violations

A Summerfield restaurant was allowed to stay open last week despite a health inspector finding nine violations – four of which were labeled as...

Belleview eatery shut down by health inspector for second time in three weeks

For the second time in less than three weeks, a Belleview restaurant has been temporarily shut down by a health inspector. Cal’s Place, located at...

Wildwood official says 2008 growth projection has been ‘blown out of the water’

Wildwood commissioners approved plats for more than 500 Villages of Southern Oaks homes Monday night. They also approved a plat for the first phase of...

Entertainment

Mozart classic ‘The Magic Flute’ promises to entertain Villages opera lovers

Mozart and Sam Reynolds have something in common: “The Magic Flute.” For Mozart, the opera came near the difficult end of his life; for...

The Grass Roots bring hit-filled show to faithful fans at Savannah Center

The Grass Roots – like rock and roll – will never die. Seems like yesterday it was the mid-1960s and the Grass Roots’ glossy, Top-40...

Opera Club dazzles Villagers with young talent to raise scholarship money

The Opera Club of The Villages nurtures musical prodigies with scholarship money and opportunities to perform. But it may also provide something more important...
Belleview Heating and Air

Sports

Cape Coral bowler nabs November Shoot Out title at Fiesta Bowl

When Cape Coral’s Albert Stiriz began the championship game of this past weekend’s November Shoot Out at Fiesta Bowl with a 7-10 split, he...

Ocala Breeders’ Sales event to feature 10-card live horse racing

There will be live horse racing Tuesday at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales. The sales group will offer a 10-race card with pari-mutuel wagering on eight...

Snowbird gets great ‘welcome back gift’ at Escambia Executive Golf Course

Seasonal resident Nancy Stafford, of the Village of Virginia Trace, had quite a welcome back Friday to Florida’s Friendliest Hometown. As she stepped onto the...

Canadian visitor to The Villages gets his first hole-in-one

Bill Jarvie, who is visiting the Village of Collier from Canada, got his first hole-in-one at Cane Garden Champion Golf Course’s Hibiscus #7 at135...

Villages tennis team takes runner-up spot in St. Petersburg tournament

A Villages team from Glenview Tennis Center was a finalist in the USTA 7.0 Mixed (55+) Sectional Tournament in St. Petersburg that was held...

Large-scale international rodeo coming to Fruitland Park’s Windy Acres Farm

If you don’t have a way to go on a trip to the western portion of the United States to see cowboys and cowgirls...

Mayor Richards will continue to lead Lady Lake Commission

Mayor Jim Richards will continue to lead the Lady Lake Commission. He was nominated Monday night for another two-year term by Commissioner Ruth Kussard. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Tony Holden, who was also...

Second person arrested in a week after second disturbance at home in The Villages

A second person in a week was arrested after a second disturbance at home in the Village of Dunedin. Sumter County sheriff’s deputies were called Saturday night to 1351 Zest Ave. in the Leyton Villas,...

Panhandler with methamphetamine arrested at Winn-Dixie in The Villages

A panhandler with methamphetamine was arrested Friday at a Winn-Dixie supermarket in The Villages. Lady Lake police were alerted shortly before noon about a panhandler on Bichara Boulevard. An officer caught up with a man fitting...

PWAC questions appearance amenity money paying for commercial development fire service

Project Wide Advisory Committee members are questioning whether Villages residents’ money is being used to subsidize fire protection for commercial development. There were more questions than answers when PWAC discussed the planned $1.8 million expansion...

Two drivers transported to hospital after three-car crash near golf cart bridge

Two drivers were transported by ambulance to The Villages Regional Hospital after a three-car crash near the golf cart bridge on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake. The chain-reaction collision occurred at 2:29 p.m. Saturday...

Golf cart falls from carrier on County Road 466A at Morse Boulevard

There was a brief tie-up in traffic Monday morning when a golf cart that was being transported fell from a carrier on a roadway in The Villages. The incident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. on...

Teen arrested after allegedly attempting to cover up marijuana scent with perfume

An 18-year-old was arrested after allegedly attempting to cover up the scent of marijuana with perfume. Patrick D. Strickland, of Wildwood, had been a passenger in a gray car at 8 p.m. Saturday on State...

Community Improvement Council will be offering flashers at Market Night

Members of the Community Improvement Council will have their Safety Flashers for humans and for dogs available on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Lake Sumter Landing Market Night, from 4:30 p.m. to about 8:30 p.m....

Villages neighborhood comes together to support Kids, Cops and Christmas

The residents of the Village of Sunbury at Glenbrook presented a check to Sumter County Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Siemer for $13,500 to support Kids, Cops and Christmas. This is the fourth year the Kids,...

Developer taking back the reins at golf division, The Villages Daily Sun

The Developer has taken back the reins at two major entities in The Villages - the golf division and The Villages Daily Sun. The Developer is once again the employer at the championship golf courses,...