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The Villages
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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...

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...

Screaming man on high school baseball field forces players to take cover at Lake Weir High School

Marion County sheriff’s deputies hurried to Lake Weir High School last week after receiving a...

Yalaha woman with multiple license suspensions nabbed near The Villages

A Yalaha woman was arrested near The Villages on Thursday night after a Marion County...

Sex offender who was victim of vigilante attack moves into home in The Villages

A convicted sex offender who was the victim of a vigilante attack has moved into...

Bag discovered at Villages recreation center traced to stolen vehicle, dead parents

A mysterious bag discovered at a recreation center in The Villages was traced to car...

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

Rep. Steve Scalise appearance at Lake Sumter Landing Barnes & Noble

To the Editor: It will be interesting to see if Barnes & Noble again will have a totally inadequate supply of Rep. Scalise's books on hand as was the case recently when fellow conservative Tucker...

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

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...

Lake County Farm Tour offers inside look at local agricultural businesses

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting a guided bus tour of Lake County’s...

Entertainment

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...

‘Showcase of Talent’ holiday program features array of Villagers on La Hacienda stage

The holiday season is a time to gather with old friends. But in The Villages, newcomers always are welcome. It was that way Friday at...
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...

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,...

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

The family of a man killed while walking his daughter to a school bus stop is suing the employer of the driver of a van who hit him. Jeffrey “Todd” Kimberlin, 38, of Fruitland Park,...

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 rock was all over the radio. Times have changed and many...

Some Villages residents to see shift in trash collection due to Thanksgiving

The Villages District Office has released the following information about trash collection schedules impacted by the Thanksgiving holiday. Village Community Development Districts 1-11 If you live in Village Community Development Districts 1-11 in the Sumter County,...

Summerfield woman claims acquaintance absconded with SSI card

A Summerfield woman called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy Thursday claiming to be the victim of fraud. The 57-year-old woman, who lives in the 14500 block of SE 86th Ct., told the deputy that she...

Charity encourages Villagers to donate gently used musical instruments

Bands of The Villages Outreach needs your help. For the second year in a row, the organization is seeking old, gently used instruments to donate to students who might not otherwise get a chance to...

Villages student nabs top award in inaugural Sumter County art competition

A Villages Charter Middle School student took home the top award in the Sumter County School District’s first-ever Art in the Capitol competition recently. Noah Gerard won “Best of Show” with his artwork titled “Pieces...