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CDD 9 to look at color palettes to prevent ‘gaudy’ paint jobs

The Community Development District 9 Board of Supervisors will take a fresh look at its color palettes to head off potentially “gaudy” painting of homes.

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.

Trump adviser Stone – facing 40 months in prison – was popular draw in The Villages

The flamboyant and controversial former Trump administration adviser who was sentenced Thursday to 40 months in prison – and could stand a chance of getting pardoned – is no stranger to The Villages.

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.

Health and wellness supermarket will anchor new shopping center

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A health and wellness supermarket will anchor a new shopping center being built on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake.

The Benchmark Group of New York is the developer of Lady Lake Commons Shopping Center, which is currently undergoing site preparation at the southeast corner of the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and Fennell Boulevard.

Benchmark has announced that a contract has been executed with Earth Fare, a health and wellness supermarket specializing in natural and organic foods. The Earth Fare supermarket will occupy 24,010 square feet of the shopping center.

A rendering of the Earth Fare store coming to the Lady Lake Commons Shopping Center.

The chain’s first store opened in 1975 in Asheville, N.C. More than 40 years later, Earth Fare continues to focus on healthy options and in 2008 was one of the first retailers to ban high-fructose corn syrup.

Stores are constructed with sustainability in mind. Reflective roofing reduces cooling costs, LED lighting reduces energy use, while skylights throughout the store bring in sunlight. There are recycling stations in the Earth Fare Café to allow for composting and recycling. The Café also offers compostable to-go containers made from plant-based, recycled materials.

Benchmark previously has announced that a Miller’s Ale House and Heartland Dental will be built on two of the outparcels of the shopping center.

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Latest Posts

River Otter With Fish At Fenney Nature Trail

Take a look at this river otter catching fish at Fenney Nature Trail. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing his photo! Share your local photos...

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.

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

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.

Suspected sock thief at Belk will have to answer in court

A suspected sock thief will have to answer in court after a foiled theft at Belk at La Plaza Grande in The Villages.

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.