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Staunch Trump supporter who founded right-wing nonprofit aimed at students coming to The Villages

The founder of a right-wing nonprofit organization who is a big supporter of President Trump and was the youngest speaker at the 2016 Republican National Convention is coming to The Villages to sign copies of his new book.

Summerfield man spends birthday behind bars after being popped on multiple charges

A Summerfield man spent his 26th birthday in jail on Friday after being stopped earlier in the week by a Marion County sheriff’s K-9 deputy.

Brinson Perry Dog Park to remain closed through Tuesday

The Brinson Perry Dog Park is closed for maintenance but should open next week. We've got the date.

Opinions

Hooray for computers!

Columnist Barry Evans looks at all the ways computers have simplified our lives.

Meat and heart disease

Dr. Gabe Mirkin writes that many studies show that eating meat every day is associated with increased risk for heart disease, but until now we have had little data about the effects of eating meat less often than that.

Villages-News.com has lost a contributing voice and good friend

Villages-News.com Editor Meta Minton remembers Opinion writer Dennis Petrucelli who died earlier this week.

Obituaries

Richard Norris

Dick Norris loved tennis and played into his late 70s.

Reina Carbonaro

Reina Carbonaro was a retired Administrator for a Nationwide Health Organization.

Maxine Kaye Kraus Konieczny Gillotti

Maxine Gillotti left behind an immense legacy of 40 plus years in the nursing field, touching and helping countless lives along the way.

The Villages’ bankrupt Promise Hospital part of $63 million sale

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Promise Hospital is located on County Road 472.

The bankrupt Promise Hospital in The Villages has been sold as part of a larger $63 million deal.

The long-term acute care facility located on County Road 472 has been sold for $4.9 million to Select Medical Holdings Corp. The sale also includes Promise Hospital facilities in Miami and Fort Myers.

Last year, Promise Healthcare Group LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

In its bankruptcy petition, the company said it had debt exceeding $565 million, plus accrued and unpaid interest of $110 million, accrued expenses and accounts payable of about $94 million, and capitalized leases of about $13 million.

The company was founded in 2003 by Peter Baronoff. He resigned last year as the company’s CEO.

A primary cause of the bankruptcy was a sharp decreases in Medicare reimbursement rates.

The 40-bed facility in The Villages opened in 2011.

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Latest Posts

Staunch Trump supporter who founded right-wing nonprofit aimed at students coming to The Villages

The founder of a right-wing nonprofit organization who is a big supporter of President Trump and was the youngest speaker at the 2016 Republican National Convention is coming to The Villages to sign copies of his new book.

Summerfield man spends birthday behind bars after being popped on multiple charges

A Summerfield man spent his 26th birthday in jail on Friday after being stopped earlier in the week by a Marion County sheriff’s K-9 deputy.

Cape Coral bowler claims victory in event at Fiesta Bowl

Seventy-eight bowlers made the trek to Fiesta Bowl for the sixth event of the 2019-20 season.

Brinson Perry Dog Park to remain closed through Tuesday

The Brinson Perry Dog Park is closed for maintenance but should open next week. We've got the date.

Letters

More on executive golf course maintenance

A Village of Belle Aire resident has some additional advice about maintenance at the executive golf courses in The Villages. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Groups of bicyclists

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Rio Ponderosa resident objects to bicyclists who ride in groups.

Bicyclists should stay on multi-modal paths

A Village of Duval resident, in a Letter to the Editor, argues bicyclists should stay on the multi-modal paths.

Why inflict pain on each other?

A man who has been reading about The Villages wonders why people would want to inflict pain on each other in their final days. Read his Letter to the Editor.

A message for President Trump

A Lady Lake man has a message for President Trump.

Crime

Summerfield man spends birthday behind bars after being popped on multiple charges

A Summerfield man spent his 26th birthday in jail on Friday after being stopped earlier in the week by a Marion County sheriff’s K-9 deputy.

Villager arrested on warrants dating back to 2018 Homeland Security raid

A Villager was arrested at his home on warrants charging him with multiple drug offenses, dating back to a 2018 raid on his home by Homeland Security.

Wildwood police apprehend woman with large amount of marijuana

Wildwood police apprehended a woman with a large amount of marijuana and a scale in her car.

Summerfield habitual traffic offender back behind bars for driving without a license

A Summerfield man with an extensive criminal record found himself behind bars again on Wednesday night after he was stopped by a Marion County sheriff’s deputy.

Combative DUI suspect arrested after outburst at ER at Brownwood

A combative drunk driving suspect was arrested after an outburst at an emergency room at Brownwood.

Health

Singer-songwriter David Olney died onstage of heart attack

The death of singer-songwriter David Olney, who suffered a heart attack and died while performing onstage, reminds us of the value of knowing CPR. Dr. Gabe Mirkin offers his thoughts.

Hard living took toll on shock jock Don Imus

Hard living took a toll on shock jock Don Imus, who has died at age 79. Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks back on his life.

More controversy on eggs

In the past 10 years, 60 percent of the studies on eggs and cholesterol have been funded by special interest industry groups. So are eggs good for you? Dr. Gabe Mirkin offers his unbiased opinion.