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The Villages
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Villagers’ son headed to prison after burglary of neighbor’s home

A man arrested last year in a burglary in the Village of Glenbrook is headed to prison.

Stonecrester jailed after surveillance video shows her crashing exit gate

A Stonecrest woman found herself behind bars Monday after a large SUV knocked down a metal exit gate at the Summerfield retirement subdivision.

Bandits steal trailer from Lady Lake man’s Summerfield golf cart business

A Lady Lake man who owns a Summerfield golf cart business realized Sunday that he was the victim of a theft.

‘Stupid’ Lady Lake man jailed after texting estranged girlfriend he had attacked

A 44-year-old Lady Lake man has been jailed without bond after sending text messages to an estranged girlfriend he had attacked a day earlier.

‘Little bit of weed’ lands Oxford man behind bars

An Oxford man who complained he was being arrested for a “little bit of weed” landed behind bars after a K-9 alerted on his vehicle.

Lady Lake man arrested for driving on license suspended for non-payment of traffic fines

A Lady Lake man was arrested by Fruitland Park police for driving on a license suspended for non-payment of traffic fines.

Bandits steal trailer from Lady Lake man’s Summerfield golf cart business

A Lady Lake man who owns a Summerfield golf cart business realized Sunday that he was the victim of a theft.

‘Stupid’ Lady Lake man jailed after texting estranged girlfriend he had attacked

A 44-year-old Lady Lake man has been jailed without bond after sending text messages to an estranged girlfriend he had attacked a day earlier.

‘Little bit of weed’ lands Oxford man behind bars

An Oxford man who complained he was being arrested for a “little bit of weed” landed behind bars after a K-9 alerted on his vehicle.

Lady Lake man arrested for driving on license suspended for non-payment of traffic fines

A Lady Lake man was arrested by Fruitland Park police for driving on a license suspended for non-payment of traffic fines.

Ohio woman jailed in theft of merchandise from store at Brownwood

An Ohio woman was arrested in the theft of merchandise from a store at Brownwood Paddock Square.

Villager who got off easy in ’15 DUI jailed after dragging barricade under Lexus

A Villager who got off easy after a 2015 drunk driving arrest was jailed after she was spotted driving erratically and dragging a traffic barricade under her Lexus.

I like Recreation News

A Village of Country Club Hills resident, in a Letter to the Editor, stands up for Recreation News, but has some suggestions.

Cut back on Recreation News and you can still keep Villagers happy

A Village of Summerhill resident has some ideas about the future of Recreation News. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Religious leadership failure

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

A tufted titmouse takes a bath in The Villages

Adorable bird spotted enjoying a dip on a hot day.

Lake Sumter Landing at daybreak

Check out this beautiful photo of Lake Sumter at daybreak.

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.

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.

Ohio woman jailed in theft of merchandise from store at Brownwood

An Ohio woman was arrested in the theft of merchandise from a store at Brownwood Paddock Square.

Villager who got off easy in ’15 DUI jailed after dragging barricade under Lexus

A Villager who got off easy after a 2015 drunk driving arrest was jailed after she was spotted driving erratically and dragging a traffic barricade under her Lexus.

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.

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.