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Majority of gate strikes in The Villages are caused by distracted drivers

There are more than 3,000 gate repairs needed each year in The Villages and the majority of the damage at the gates can be attributed to distracted drivers.

Villager pleads for blessing of trim color after home already painted

A Villager is pleading for the blessing of a non-sanctioned trim paint color now on her home.

Villager takes fight to save his landscaping to Sumter County

A Villager has taken his fight to save his landscaping to Sumter County.

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.

Fox News pundit blasted by Trump tweets coming to The Villages to sign sports book

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Ed Henry

A Fox News conservative political pundit who recently was the target of a rapid-fire Twitter tirade from President Trump is coming to The Villages to promote his book on a Major League Baseball legend.

Ed Henry, who serves as the national correspondent for Fox News Channel based in the Washington, D.C., will be at Barnes & Noble in Lake Sumter Landing on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. to sign copies of “42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story.” The book, a New York Times Bestseller, reveals the backstory of faith that guided the Dodger great as he advanced civil rights by breaking the color barrier in baseball and then soared into the sport’s record books.

Henry cites recently discovered sermons, interviews with Robinson’s family and friends, and even an unpublished book by the player himself, as he shares a side of Robinson that few have taken the time to learn about.

Author Ed Henry will at Barnes & Noble in Lake Sumter Landing on Thursday, Oct. 17 to sign copies of his new book, ‘42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story.’

The book also shows that Branch Rickey, the team owner who took great risks by signing Robinson to his first contract, was a complex man who wanted nothing more than to make his God-fearing mother proud of him. Henry says that few know how hard Rickey struggled with his decision, only moving forward after a private meeting with a minister he’d just met. In other words, Henry says, Rickey apparently wasn’t as certain about signing Robinson as historians have always assumed.

Henry’s book also digs into the real story of Robinson – what drove him and challenged him after his retirement. It details his early years before baseball to his time with the Dodgers and Rickey to his failing health in his final years. And it shows a man of faith many not fully understand and how God truly played a huge role in his amazing story.

Ed Henry walks across the set of ‘Fox & Friends’ before an appearance on the popular show. He recently was the target of a barrage of tweets and re-tweets from President Trump over an interview he did with conservative radio host Mark Levin on the Ukraine scandal.

Henry, who also wrote “Berkeley Bohemia: Artist and Visionaries of the Early 20th Century,” was in the news on Sept. 29 when Trump, who visited The Villages last week, leveled a series of 23 tweets and re-retweets in 23 minutes expressing his disdain with him over his interview with conservative radio host Mark Levin on the Ukraine scandal.

During the interview, Henry asked Levin if he thought the president had broken the law. When Levin said Trump hadn’t done anything illegal, Henry circled back to the question again. That prompted Levin to say, “Your question is not honest.” And it was followed by the barrage of tweets from Trump that started with this re-tweet: “Ed Henry just got his ASS handed to him by Mark Levin. Yes Ed, go ask Joe Biden.”

Fox News Channel correspondent Ed Henry interviewed President Trump last month at a section of the border wall between California and Tijuana.

In contrast, a mid-September interview that Henry did with Trump at a section of the border wall in California drew praise from the president. The two talked about a variety of subjects in the piece that aired on “Fox & Friends” on Sept. 19, ranging from Trump’s criticism of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to sanctions on Iran to gun control to fake news to a section of the wall being built between California and Tijuana to making the job safer for Border Patrol agents.

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Latest Posts

Majority of gate strikes in The Villages are caused by distracted drivers

There are more than 3,000 gate repairs needed each year in The Villages and the majority of the damage at the gates can be attributed to distracted drivers.

Villager pleads for blessing of trim color after home already painted

A Villager is pleading for the blessing of a non-sanctioned trim paint color now on her home.

Villager takes fight to save his landscaping to Sumter County

A Villager has taken his fight to save his landscaping to Sumter County.

ARC chairman notes metamorphosis of The Villages after recent trolley tour

The chairman of the Architectural Review Committee has noted the “metamorphosis” of The Villages after a recent trolley tour of the Village of Fenney.

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

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.

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.

Health

Singer-songwriter David Olney died onstage of heart attack

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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.