Sinkhole neighborhood putting up with noise and mess during storm sewer work

Villagers living in a sinkhole-damaged neighborhood are putting up with noise and a mess as major work is taking place on the storm sewer system.

Villager who claimed Indian sovereignty poised to escape prosecution in drug case

A Villager arrested last year with drugs at Laurel Manor Recreation Center who claimed immunity due to “Indian law” is poised to escape prosecution in the case.

Ohio man to escape prosecution in attack on mother at Villages home

A 28-year-old Ohio man will avoid prosecution in an attack on his mother last year in the Village of Hacienda.

Trump 2020 water proves to be hot item among Villagers for Trump members

Members of Villagers for Trump have found a new and refreshing way to show their support for the president.

Lightning strike blamed for attic fire in Stonecrest residence

Multiple crews from Marion County Fire Rescue were called to a Stonecrest residence Friday night after a 911 caller reported smoke coming from his neighbor’s home following a storm.

Firefighters put out ‘vegetation fire’ at Lake Sumter Landing

The Villages Public Safety Department was called Saturday night to put out a “vegetation fire” at Lake Sumter Landing.

75-year-old Summerfield woman reports missing handgun

A 75-year-old Summerfield woman called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help Thursday after realizing her handgun was missing.

Summerfield woman who recently fled from deputies now facing theft charges

Two men and a Summerfield woman accused of fleeing from Marion County sheriff’s deputies last week are facing multiple charges in connection with a home burglary and stolen property.

Man wanted on Pennsylvania warrant arrested on moped near Water Oak

A man wanted on a Pennsylvania warrant will have to answer in court later this month after he was arrested on a moped near Water Oak in Lady Lake.

Villager checking on leaky roof discovers disappearance of ladder from his home

An 81-year-old Villager who had been checking on a leaky roof discovered the disappearance of a ladder from his home.

Villager reports theft of lawn mower from his residence

A Villager reported the theft of a lawn mower from his residence.

Recreation Plantation man in golf cart taken into custody by police

A Recreation Plantation man in a golf cart was taken into custody by law enforcement.

Lawn ornament removal could make room for front-yard garden

A Village of Winifred resident, in a Letter to the Editor, weighs in on the decision to force a lawn ornament to be moved from the front lawn of a Villager’s home.

Take illegal immigrants straight to Nancy Pelosi’s home district

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Belvedere resident offers a suggestion about where to take illegal immigrants.

Garden bell lawn ornament

A Village of Rio Grande resident, in a Letter to the Editor, weighs in on a garden bell lawn ornament that will have to be moved at a home in The Villages.

Heron hiding in tree in The Villages

Can you spot what's hidden in the trees near Nancy Lopez?

Full moon hanging low over The Waterfront Inn

The Waterfront Inn at Lake Sumter Landing looks beautiful under the moonlight.

Dinnertime at the Fenney Nature Trail

Check out this amazing photo of an anhinga at the Fenney Nature Trail.

New blooms spotted in The Villages

Pineapple is just beginning to bloom in Floridas Friendliest Hometown.

Just another day in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown

Enjoying a picture-perfect day in The Villages.

Sunset at Sarasota Executive Golf Course

A gorgeous view, and an even better sunset found at the Sarasota Executive Golf Course.

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.

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Sports

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.

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.

Upscale restaurant set to open in Lake Sumter Landing

The Chop House at Lake Sumter features top-quality steaks, a full menu and a touch of elegance like no other restaurant in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Latest sinkhole in Village of Alhambra stirs concerns among already-rattled residents

The Friday-night evacuation of a couple from their home in the Village of Alhambra after the discovery of a sinkhole is stirring concerns among already-rattled residents.

Is TV star Megan Boone distancing herself from community that raised her?

The Villages' own Megan Boone got her hit television show in September 2013, and before long, it appeared that the 36-year-old former Belleview High School student was doing her best to distance herself from Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Time running out to apply for seat in Community Development District 4

Time is running out to apply for a seat on the Community Development District 4 Board of Supervisors.

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.

Man wanted on Pennsylvania warrant arrested on moped near Water Oak

A man wanted on a Pennsylvania warrant will have to answer in court later this month after he was arrested on a moped near Water Oak in Lady Lake.

Villager checking on leaky roof discovers disappearance of ladder from his home

An 81-year-old Villager who had been checking on a leaky roof discovered the disappearance of a ladder from his home.

Villager reports theft of lawn mower from his residence

A Villager reported the theft of a lawn mower from his residence.

Recreation Plantation man in golf cart taken into custody by police

A Recreation Plantation man in a golf cart was taken into custody by law enforcement.

Villagers forced to evacuate home after discovery of sinkhole

A Villages couple was forced to abandon their home Friday night after the discovery of a sinkhole on their property.