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Monday, October 22, 2018

CDD 10 looking for alternative member to serve on Architectural Review Committee

Community Development District 10 is seeking an alternate representative to complete a four-year-term on the Architectural Review Committee. The alternate applicant must be a full time resident of CDD 10 and have lived in The...

Residents can sign up to be part of annual Christmas Parade in The Villages

Residents can sign up to be part of the annual Christmas Parade in The Villages. The annual holiday event is set for Saturday, Dec. 8 at The Villages Polo Fields. The entry deadline is Nov....

Man arrested after altercation with woman at Bison Valley

A man was arrested after an altercation with a woman at Bison Valley, a family subdivision in The Villages. Sumter County sheriff’s deputies responded at 1:10 a.m. Sunday to a home where a woman met...

Woman arrested after allegedly keying car parked at jail

A woman was arrested over the weekend after allegedly keying another woman’s car while it was parked at the Sumter County Detention Center. Tara Leeann Hawotte, 32, “had words” with the woman Saturday at the...

Long line spotted on first day of early voting at Lady Lake Public Library

A long line was spotted on the first day of early voting Monday at the Lady Lake Public Library. Lake County voters were lined up at the elevator which transports voters to the second-story...

Dispatchers escape burning building as electrical fire ignites at Wildwood Police Department

An electrical fire damaged a portion of the Wildwood Police Department on Sunday afternoon, forcing the agency’s dispatchers to quickly evacuate its building at 100 Huey Street. Chief Paul Valentino said an electrical wire fell...

Woman arrested after allegedly keying car parked at jail

A woman was arrested over the weekend after allegedly keying another woman’s car while it...

Woman screams at cashier on way out of Ocala Wal-Mart with stolen batteries

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was called to an Ocala Wal-Mart on Sunday after a...

Teacher arrested at Villages Charter School sentenced on drunk driving charge

A first-grade teacher arrested on a drunk driving charge this past July at The Villages...

Village of Rio Ponderosa woman sentenced for kicking sheriff’s deputy

A Village of Rio Ponderosa woman has been sentenced in a case in which she...

Summerfield woman sought on warrant nabbed on drug charges

A Summerfield woman who was arrested Thursday afternoon on an outstanding Marion County warrant also...

Threatening, car-window-smashing Silver Springs woman lands behind bars

Marion County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Silver Springs woman Thursday after a car window was...

Safety on the golf cart paths

To the Editor: People waking on the cart path during the dark time of day should wear lights or some kind of reflector so they can be seen by drivers of golf carts. This past week,...

Stop automatic delivery of phonebooks

To the Editor: I wasn't sure if this is where I should bring up this topic. Its regarding automatic delivery of phone books. A lot of people don't use them anymore. The proof is the article...

The Villages Daily Sun newspaper

To the Editor: In Sunday's paper I found all the Sumter County information on voting in English and Spanish. I live  in The Villages, in Marion County and I didn't find any information about voting...

Watching the sunrise in The Villages

Watching the sunrise in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Sunrise over Truman Executive Golf Course in The Villages

Sunrise over Truman Executive Golf Course in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Waiting for the owner at the square in The Villages

Waiting for the owner at the square in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Watching the entertainment at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square

Watching the entertainment at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Early morning on Lake Sumter in The Villages

Early morning on Lake Sumter in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

A steeple in Brownwood Paddock Square in The Villages

A steeple in Brownwood Paddock Square in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Business

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...

Retailer announces plan to open location at Brownwood Paddock Square

A local retailer is planning to open a location at Brownwood Paddock Square. Babette’s Furniture and Home Shoppe will be moving into the location on...

Health inspector shuts down Ocala fast-food restaurant over multiple violations

An Ocala fast-food restaurant was temporarily shut down last week after a health inspector found multiple violations at the chain eatery. Freddy’s Frozen Custard &...
Circle K opens its doors at Trailwinds Village

New gas station opens its pumps at Trailwinds Village in Wildwood

A new gas station has opened its pumps for business at Trailwinds Village, joining an ever-growing list of companies to call the new development...

Health inspector shuts down Belleview eatery over multiple violations

A Belleview restaurant was temporarily shut down earlier this month after a health inspector reported seven violations – three listed as high priority –...

Florida Community Bank opens branch serving Florida’s Friendliest Hometown

Florida Community Bank continues to grow its presence throughout the state with the opening of its newest branch located in Lady Lake, serving The...

Entertainment

South Sumter senior taking his brand of ‘old soul’ country music to national FFA...

A South Sumter High School senior will be showcasing his musical talents this week at the 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Nolan...

‘Slipaway’ is a smooth ride

A recent widow in her early 80’s, Fall (Elaine Partnow) sells her home and buys a two-mast sailing yacht named the Slipaway. She has...

Halloween has arrived at The Hipp with production of ‘Let The Right One In’

A rural setting that could be in mid America, Scandinavia, or Transylvania, Let The Right One In will keep you guessing what is really happening.  We have...
Belleview Heating and Air

Sports

CFL Fall 2018 Highlights Week Six

As the Central Florida League passes the halfway mark to the season, Arden Jewelers has a two game lead over the second place teams. Arden...

Villager scores hole-in-one during first golf outing upon his return

On his first day back to The Villages, snowbird Marvin Riddle, of the Village of Pennecamp, scored a hole-in-one. He scored the hole-in-one Friday at Sandhill Executive...

Change coming to Ladies Day registration at both Championship and Executive...

A change has been announced in signing up for Ladies Day on both Championship and Executive golf courses in The Villages. The registration window...

CFL Fall 2018 Highlights Week Five

Week Five saw Arden Jewelers retain possession of first place in the Central Florida League. Arden beat Humana 15-10. Verne Benson and Mark Hildebrand led...

CFL Fall 2018 Highlights Week Four

Week Four of the fall season ended with one team in sole possession of first place. With Gators Brownwood defeating Synergy Wealth, Arden Jewelers...

Frankie Brin 74s wins the 70s plus division of FHCASA Octoberfest

Frankie Brin Financial (FBF) 74s traveled to Auburndale Softball Sports Complex, Auburndale, Florida to participate in the FHCASA Octoberfest. The team went 4 - 0...

Villager and daughter to have court-ordered meeting over eviction from Historic Side home

An 82-year-old Villager and his daughter will take part in a court-ordered meeting next month over an eviction from a Historic Side home. Charles Newman is attempting to have his 41-year-old daughter, Susan Newman, evicted...

Woman choking on hamburger crashes into yard in Village of Duval

A 70-year-old woman who said she had choked on a hamburger crashed into a yard Saturday night in the Village of Duval. The accident happened at 7:20 p.m. in the 1100 block of Barker Way,...

Reports detail how candidates are spending campaign cash from Villages Developer

Reports on file with the Sumter County Supervisor of Elections Office detail how candidates are spending campaign cash from the Developer of The Villages. Wildwood Commission candidate Marcos Flores has thus far raised $28,095 in...

Teacher arrested at Villages Charter School sentenced on drunk driving charge

A first-grade teacher arrested on a drunk driving charge this past July at The Villages Charter School has been sentenced in the case. A reckless driving complaint had been received at about 3:30 p.m. July...

Village of Rio Ponderosa woman sentenced for kicking sheriff’s deputy

A Village of Rio Ponderosa woman has been sentenced in a case in which she had been accused of kicking a law enforcement officer. Sumter County sheriff’s deputies had been called July 22 to the...

Pine Ridge Neighborhood Pool will be closed for acid washing

The Pine Ridge Neighborhood Pool will be temporarily closed for pool maintenance and acid washing Friday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Nov. 2. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather. If you...

Goodwill teams with Red Cross to help Hurricane Michael victims

Goodwill Industries and the Red Cross are joining together in an effort to help those affected by Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle. People who would like to donate clothing, shoes and household goods can...

Villages Honor Flight gearing up for Halloween trip to nation’s capital

Villages Honor Flight's fifth flight for 2018 will depart Wednesday, Oct. 31, with 40 area veterans heading to Washington, D.C. While in Washington, the veterans will visit the National World War II Memorial, the Korean...

South Sumter senior taking his brand of ‘old soul’ country music to national FFA...

A South Sumter High School senior will be showcasing his musical talents this week at the 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Nolan Hamm, 17, was one of about 50 acts chosen to...

Summerfield woman sought on warrant nabbed on drug charges

A Summerfield woman who was arrested Thursday afternoon on an outstanding Marion County warrant also is facing two drug charges. Marion County sheriff’s deputies took 55-year-old Shari Lynne Gunter into custody on multiple probation and...