No justice in death of Villager as DUI suspect remains on the run

This week marks three years since a Villager riding a motorcycle was struck and killed by a hit-and-run suspect.

Villagers encouraged to attend meeting on future of trash and recycling collection

Change is coming to trash and recycling collection in The Villages. Residents are encouraged to attend an important meeting on the topic.

Belleview teenager in need of kidney boosted by fundraiser and trip to jet ski...

From a fundraiser at a Villages restaurant to a special trip to Louisiana, the past few weeks have been a whirlwind of blessings for a Belleview teenager in desperate need of a kidney.

Villagers reminded to clean up after their pets

Pet owners in The Villages are being reminded that they should always pick up after their pets.
El Santiago Recreation Center

CDD 2 supervisor and AAC member to host question-and-answer session

Community Development District 2 Supervisor Bill Schikora and Amenity Authority Committee member Ann Forrester will host a question-and-answer session from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 at El Santiago Recreation Center.

Computer lab at Savannah Center to be closed for upgrades

The Savannah Center Computer Lab will be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 20 for upgrades.

Grown son escapes prosecution in battle with mother who told him to move out

An 81-year-old Villager’s grown son will escape prosecution after a battle earlier this year with his mother, who had ordered him to move out of her home in the Village of Sunset Ridge at the Village of Sunset Pointe.

Lake County sheriff seeks driver who slammed into business and broke waterline

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in nabbing a driver who caused several thousand dollars in damage to a Tavares business earlier this month.

Man with methamphetamine arrested at Circle K in The Villages

A man with methamphetamine was arrested at a Circle K in The Villages.

Man driving in excess of 100 mph arrested on DUI charge at Sam’s Club

A man driving a minivan in excess of 100 miles per hour was arrested on a drunk driving charge at Sam’s Club in Lady Lake.

Villager’s bicycle stolen during quick trip to Home Depot

A Villager’s bicycle was stolen during a quick trip to Home Depot in Lady Lake.

License plate seized from vehicle driven by local restaurant employee

A license plate was seized from a vehicle being driven by a local restaurant employee.

Sumter County’s proposed 24 percent tax increase

A Village of Summerhill resident, in a Letter to the Editor, offers a theory about the reason for Sumter County’s proposed 24 percent tax hike.

Little white crosses

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Santo Domingo resident says there are things on display in The Villages more problematic than little white crosses.

Trolls need to find something productive to do with their time

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Summerhill woman describes being targeted by a troll over a deed restriction violation.

Turtle spotted at Fenney Nature Trail

This funny turtle was spotted stretching out at the Fenney Nature Trail.

Juvenile purple gallinule in The Villages

A juvenile purple gallinule spotted at the Sharon Rose Weichens Preserve.

Golden sunset over Lake Sumter Landing

Don't miss this golden sunset spotted over The Villages.

Egret stalking the shore in The Villages

A white egret spotted in The Villages looking for a snack.

Stunning sunset in The Villages

A beautiful sunset captured over The Village of Dunedin.

Red shoulder hawk spotted in The Villages

A serious red shoulder hawk spotted in The Villages.

Business

Parent company of Villages hospital honored for promoting healthy lifestyles for employees

Cental Florida Health, parent company of The Villages Regional Hospital and Leesburg Regional Medical Center, has been recognized for advocating healthy lifestyles in the workplace and beyond.

Restaurant has new name but retains delicious old world flavor

A popular local restaurant has a new name but still serves the delicious old world flavor for which it became an area favorite.

New pizza restaurant to open in The Villages

If you love pizza, you'll be excited to read about a new pizza restaurant coming to The Villages.

Earth Fare seeks permission to make big impression with signage at new store

Health-conscious supermarket Earth Fare is seeking permission to make a big impression with signage at a new store off U.S. Hwy. 27/441.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Fruitland Park’s New York Deli N’ Diner offers wide variety of delicious...

The New York Deli N’ Diner in Fruitland Park is a gem that offers plenty of tasty choices for breakfast and lunch.

$5 million expansion at Summerfield ER will add eight emergency room bays

 Ocala Health has announced plans for a $5 million expansion project at Summerfield ER.

Entertainment

Villages 101: The Sharon opened to a huge fanfare in April 2015 with Patti...

As The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center prepares to host a historic presidential visit, we look back at the night it opened in 2015.
Megan Boone on the set of Blacklist

Villages’ Megan Boone starts seventh season of hit NBC series ‘Blacklist’

The Villages' own Megan Boone is starting her seventh season of the hit NBC series "Blacklist," according to a recent post on social media.

Retirees’ community mirrors The Villages

The community in the movie "Poms" bears a resemblance to The Villages. Villages-News.com film critic Jack Petro recently took in the Diane Keaton comedy at the Rialto Theater.

Sports

Villages softball fields will be closed through Sept. 1

All Villages softball fields will be closed through Sept. 1.

Fiesta Bowl gearing up for 2018-19 Senior Shootout Championship

Fiesta Bowl in The Villages is preparing to host the 2018-19 Senior Shootout Championship.

Harris Chain of Lakes selected to host premier bass fishing tournament

The Harris Chain of Lakes has been selected once again to host a prestigious bass fishing tournament.

Villager scores silver medal in Maryland Senior Olympics

A Villages athlete recently made quite a showing in the Maryland Senior Olympics.

Villager takes top honors at Senior Shoot Out at Fiesta Bowl

Villager Steve Ferrao took top honors at the midsummer Senior Shoot Out at Fiesta Bowl.

Executive golf courses closed due to excessive rain

Several executive golf courses in The Villages have been closed due to excessive rain. We've got the details.

Fruitland Park woman arrested in attack on 82-year-old grandmother

A Fruitland Park woman was arrested in an alleged attack on her 82-year-old grandmother after a confrontation over suspected drug use.

Calendar featuring Lake County firefighters with cuddly shelter pets wins prestigious award

A calendar featuring Lake County Firefighters holding cute and cuddly shelter pets has been honored with a Golden Image Award by the Florida Public Relations Association.

Sumter Commission books Savannah Center for hearings on 24 percent tax hike

Anticipating large crowds, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners has booked the Savannah Center in The Villages for two public hearings next month on a proposed 24 percent tax hike. Villages-News.com's Marv Balousek has details.

Hall of Fame golfer Nancy Lopez greeted by adoring fans in return to The...

Golfing legend Nancy Lopez returned to The Villages on Saturday and quickly found herself mingling with gushing fans and signing plenty of autographs.

Grown son escapes prosecution in battle with mother who told him to move out

An 81-year-old Villager’s grown son will escape prosecution after a battle earlier this year with his mother, who had ordered him to move out of her home in the Village of Sunset Ridge at the Village of Sunset Pointe.

Villages 101: Paige Boone McCabe was destined to oversee polo in The Villages

There’s no doubt that Paige Boone McCabe knew what she wanted to do for a living at a very young age, having fallen in love with the game of polo as a child.

Daytime lighting of tunnel in The Villages will be subject of experiment

An experiment will move forward that will test daytime lighting of a tunnel in The Villages.

Villages Scuba Club enjoys diving adventures on north shore of Grand Cayman

A group of 18 members and friends of The Villages Scuba Club recently spent a week at Cobalt Coast Resort on the north shore of Grand Cayman.

Drivers reminded they must stop for school buses

With school back in session in the tri-county area, we've got some reminders about motorists' responsibilities when it comes to school buses.

Man with methamphetamine arrested at Circle K in The Villages

A man with methamphetamine was arrested at a Circle K in The Villages.