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Villager championing little white cross says he’s standing up for 38,000 crosses

A Villager championing the little white cross in his yard said he is also standing up for 38,000 other little white crosses on display throughout Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Villagers back home after cruise ship goes off course due to coronavirus scare

Two women from The Villages are relieved to be back home after their cruise ship went off course due to a coronavirus scare.

151-room Brownwood Hotel & Spa taking reservations for March as opening day nears

The finishing touches are being put on the Brownwood Hotel & Spa as its opening day quickly approaches. We've got details.

Opinions

Villages Developer should take interest in need for affordable housing

There’s a massive shortage of affordable housing in the tri-county area surrounding The Villages and it’s time for government leaders – along with the Developer of the mega-retirement community – to step up to the plate and fix the problem.

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.

Obituaries

Douglas L. Wilcox

Douglas Wilcox and his wife founded the Michigan Club South, and ran a euchre club and a table shuffleboard club.

LaSalle Elaine Gilmore

Elaine Gilmore enjoyed traveling around the world, gathering mementos and memories with her friends. She also loved to bowl in leagues with her friends and co-workers.

Claude Alan Canady

Claude Canady will be remembered fondly for his fun personality, hard-work ethic, and love for animals.

Hydrilla treatments will be taking place over next month at ponds in The Villages

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Hydrilla is an aquatic plant.

Hydrilla treatments will be taking place over the next month at ponds in The Villages.

The water retention areas throughout The Villages are maintained through a contract with Clarke Aquatic Services.

Some of the maintenance activities include:

Spraying to control shoreline grasses such as Torpedo grass and Spike Rush

Spraying to control Filamentous and Planktonic Algae

  Spraying to control floating aquatic vegetation such as Duckweed and Water Hyacinth, as well as submersed aquatic plants such as Naiad and Hydrilla.

The chemicals used are regulated by state and federal agencies. The amount of chemicals used and the frequency of use is limited. Spraying for shoreline grasses and algae is done in intervals of two weeks between sprayings.

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Live square entertainment for Sunday, February 23

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Villager championing little white cross says he’s standing up for 38,000 crosses

A Villager championing the little white cross in his yard said he is also standing up for 38,000 other little white crosses on display throughout Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Villagers back home after cruise ship goes off course due to coronavirus scare

Two women from The Villages are relieved to be back home after their cruise ship went off course due to a coronavirus scare.

151-room Brownwood Hotel & Spa taking reservations for March as opening day nears

The finishing touches are being put on the Brownwood Hotel & Spa as its opening day quickly approaches. We've got details.

Letters

Trolleys could ferry Fenney residents to town squares

In a Letter to the Editor, a Villager suggests using the trolleys to ferry residents to the town squares north of State Road 44 in The Villages.

The gates help keep us safe

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Osceola Hills resident says gates in The Villages help keep residents safe.

Trolls need to find productive use of their time

A Village of Orange Blossom Gardens resident, pointing to a controversy over a resident’s landscaping, contends trolls need to find a more productive use of their time.

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.

Crime

Villager sentenced after golf cart DUI arrest

A Village of Lynnhaven woman has been sentenced in the wake of a drunk driving arrest last year in a golf cart at a Sprint store at Southern Trace Plaza.

Habitual offender with heroin and fentanyl apprehended by Lady Lake police

A habitual offender with heroin and fentanyl was apprehended on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 by Lady Lake police.

20-year-old man nabbed in Summerfield after detective investigating case sees him on nearby roadway

An Ocklawaha man was jailed early Tuesday afternoon after a Marion County sheriff’s detective investigating a case in Summerfield spotted him walking down a nearby roadway.

Boston restauranteur nabbed on drunk driving charge in The Villages

A man who made a name for himself in the Boston restaurant market was nabbed on a drunk driving charge in the parking lot at the Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages.

Pair with nearly $2,000 in stolen merchandise tries to flee in red Mustang

A pair with nearly $2,000 in stolen merchandise was apprehended as they tried to flee Belk in The Villages in a red Ford Mustang.

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.