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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Polo player and school teacher top finishers at Running of the Squares 5K

A polo player and a school teacher were the top finishers at Saturday’s Running of the Squares 5K road race at Spanish Springs Town Square.

Suspected thief tracked down year after heist at ULTA Beauty

A suspected thief has been tracked down a year after a heist at ULTA Beauty in Lady Lake.

Pair arrested after allegedly trespassing at construction site off County Road 466A

A man and a woman are facing trespassing charges after they were caught at a construction site off County Road 466A.

ABC of Dementia workshop to be offered at Summerfield church

Debbie Selsavage, president of Coping with Dementia LLC, will present an ABC of Dementia workshop on May 10 at the Congregational Church in Summerfield.

Villager who grew up in Tehran shares her family’s special stories in new book

Villager Manijeh Badiozmani’s new book, “Family Tales from Tehran,” offers 46 vignettes chronicling the author’s childhood in Iran and visits back to Tehran over the years.

Holocaust remembrance ceremony examining Nuremberg Trials to be held May 2

The Tri-County Holocaust Remembrance Commemoration will be held Thursday, May 2 at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church.

84-year-old Del Webb Spruce Creek veteran bilked out of money in lottery scam

An 84-year-old Spruce Creeker was caught up in a lottery scam recently, which prompted his attorney to send a letter to Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods.

Sumter sheriff seeks help in nabbing Bushnell golf cart bandits

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving two crimes involving stolen golf carts.

Renter fails to return Yamaha golf cart to Villages Golf Cars

Someone who rented a 2017 Yamaha golf cart has failed to return it to The Villages Golf Cars.

Search under way for golf club thief who struck store near The Villages

Sumter County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a man who took a $500 club from a local golf store.

Wad of funny money turned into sheriff’s office in The Villages

A Groveland man traveled to The Villages to turn in a bag of counterfeit $100 bills he found.

75-year-old Stonecrester victim of fraud after sharing bank account information

A 75-year-old Stonecrest woman called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help earlier this week after realizing she’d been the victim of a telephone scam.

Sarah Sanders should resign immediately

A Village of Summerhill resident, in a Letter to the Editor, argues that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders should resign immediately.

What’s going on next to Trailwinds Village?

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Buttonwood resident says he is wondering what is going in next to Trailwinds Village.

Treatment of grandchildren in The Villages

A snowbird, in a Letter to the Editor, has something to say about all of the grandchildren visiting The Villages.

Sun-kissed Oak Trees at the Sharon Rose Weichens Preserve

Check out this stunning scenery at the Sharon Rose Weichens Preserve in The Villages

Beautiful Day to Enjoy Lake Sumter Landing

Check out this photo of Lake Sumter Landing from the water!

A Slice of Paradise in The Villages

A little slice of paradise in The Villages is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the sunset.

Great Horned Owl Nest Watch in The Villages

Nest watch continues for the great horned owlets in The Villages.

Gorgeous Views at Sunset Park in The Villages

You don't have to go far to see beautiful sunsets... you can find them right here in The Villages.

Pair of Eagles Spotted at Evan’s Prairie

A great photo showcasing the beautiful bald eagle in The Villages.

Business

Longtime nurse named area executive director at Cornerstone Hospice

Cornerstone Hospice has named a new executive director for the Lake and Sumter County region.

Villages-News.com offering new dashboard to manage your email subscription

For all of our premium email subscribers receiving a newsletter from Villages-News.com, you will now be able to manage your email subscription from a central dashboard on our website. Read more and register.
K9 Fit Club will start offering classes at a variety of locations in The Villages

New fitness classes for dogs, Villagers coming to The Villages

A new organization looks to offer a fitness program for dogs and their Villagers soon. We've got more information.

Miller’s Ale House coming to property under development on U.S. Hwy. 27/441

A Miller’s Ale House restaurant has been proposed to be built on property under development on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake.

Dirty reports dogged Cody’s manager within days of being hired to clean things up

A review of health inspection records shows that a new manager hired to clean things up at Cody’s Original Roadhouse at Brownwood was dogged with dirty reports within days of his hiring.

Leesburg Regional Medical Center offering newest technology to detect breast cancer

Mammograms will be much more comfortable with high-tech equipment boasting 3-D technology.

Entertainment

The Villages Musical Theater’s ‘South Pacific’ raises funds for MS research

The Villages Musical Theater’s latest production, “South Pacific,” recently enjoyed a sold-out, four-performance run at the Savannah Center and raised thousands of dollars for MS research.

Bay Street Players’ ‘Greater Tuna’ tells humorous tale of sleepy little town in Texas

Villages-News.com theater critic Donald Simson reviews the Bay Street Players' production of "Greater Tuna," which tells the humorous tale of a sleepy little town in Texas.

Production benefiting Villages Honor Flight brings glory days of radio back to life

A salute to the glory days of radio, from 1939-45, is coming to the Bacall Recreation Center.

Sports

Villager holding clinic for those interested in umpiring

Villager Bill Johnson is holding an umpire clinic on Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m. at the Saddlebrook Softball Complex.

Belvedere Executive Golf Courses will be closed for single-day aerification

The Belvedere Executive Golf Courses will be closed for single day aerification, sanding and chemical applications. We've got the dates.

Five executive golf courses closed for early transition repairs and recovery

The closing of five executive golf courses in The Villages has been announced.

Villager celebrates after hole-in-one while golfing with partner from Chicago

Sandy Lang scored a hole-in-one April 11 on Hole #2 at Pelican Executive Golf Course in The Villages.

MOAA raises $14,000 through annual scramble

Nearly 100 golfers participated in the 12th Annual Military Officer's Association of America Golf Tournament this week. We've got the winners and results.

Bunnings wins Restricted Bat League’s winter championship

The Bunnings have been crowned as the champions of the Restricted Bat League’s Winter 2019 season in The Villages.

Villagers’ granddaughter strikes gold in speed climbing competitions

The granddaughter of a Villages couple is no stranger to winning gold medals in speed climbing competitions.

Neighborhood battle heats up over garage addition in The Villages

A neighborhood battle is heating up over a garage addition in The Villages.

CDD 5 board backs supervisor’s decision to vote against removal of amenity cap

The Community Development District 5 board is backing its Project Wide Advisory Committee representative’s decision to vote against the removal of the cap on amenity fees.

CDD 6 supervisor wants Villagers to keep lampposts illuminated at night

A Community Development District 6 supervisor on Friday called for Villagers to keep their lampposts illuminated at night.

Wendy’s on track to open this summer at Trailwinds Villages on County Road 466A

A new Wendy’s restaurant is on track to open this summer at Trailwinds Village on County Road 466A in Wildwood.

New Wildwood police chief calls for uniformity of police officers’ uniforms

When Wildwood's new police chief came on board, he quickly noticed that officers had been allowed to choose their own attire. It resulted in a mix of odd-looking officers.

Colonial Dames honoring Baker House in Wildwood with historic marker

The Timucua Chapter of the Colonial Dames of 17th Century will be presenting a historical marker at the 130-year-old Baker House in Wildwood on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

84-year-old Del Webb Spruce Creek veteran bilked out of money in lottery scam

An 84-year-old Spruce Creeker was caught up in a lottery scam recently, which prompted his attorney to send a letter to Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods.

Ocala Health to open freestanding ER at Trailwinds Village on County Road 466A

Ocala Health has announced plans to bring emergency care to Sumter County with the opening of a freestanding emergency department.

Driver airlifted from crash that shut down U.S. Hwy. 27/441 near RaceTrac

A driver was airlifted early Thursday morning from the scene of a crash that shut down U.S. Hwy. 27/441 near RaceTrac in Lady Lake.