Bad Parking never takes a holiday in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown

With most of The Villages in a patriotic mode for Veterans Day, one thing is sure in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown – Bad Parking never takes a holiday. Here is the latest batch of Bad Parking examples captured by the Parking Patrol.

Bacall Postal Station

Ye Olde Thrift Shoppe in Lady Lake

Bad Parking at Colony Plaza

Wrong way Bad Parking at Colony Plaza

Bad Parking at Southern Trace Plaza

Winn-Dixie at Pinellas Plaza

Bad parking in Village of Osceola Hills on Valentine Road

Wal-Mart at Sarasota Plaza

Bad Handicapped Parking

Sharing Spaces

Priority Parking at Lake Sumter Landing

Pick a spot

Behind Red Sauce at Lake Sumter Landing

Parking behind Parady Financial at Colony Professional Plaza

Colony Cottage Recreation Center

Curbside parking Publix Liquors

Palmer Legends

Double header at Pinellas Plaza

Over the line

Over the line, too

Duval Postal Station

No Parking at Wal-Mart at Sarasota Plaza

McAlister’s Deli at Brownwood

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Feeling entitled at Brownwood

Fire lane at Wal-Mart

Lake Deaton Plaza

McAlister’s Deli at Brownwood Paddock Square

More Headlines

Medical Examiner’s Office investigating death of school board member

The Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the death of a Sumter County School Board member who was well known in Republican circles in The Villages.

Boil order issued after lighting strike breaks water mains in The Villages

A precautionary boil order has been issued after a lighting strike broke several water mains in The Villages.

Photos

Glowing Sunset Near Hogeye Preserve

Check out this glowing sunset captured near Hogeye Preserve. Thanks to Victoria Ascione for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Roseate Spoonbill On A Pond In The Village Of Hemingway

Check out these roseate spoonbills on a pond in the Village of Hemingway. Thanks to Kirk Freundt for sharing! Share your local photos with us...

Very Early Morning On Lake Sumter

Check out this very early morning shot of Lake Sumter. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://villages-news.com/contact-us!

Letters to the Editor

Response from Minnesota to Donald Simson’s Letter to the Editor

A Minnesota resident says he had never heard about The Villages until President Trump’s re-tweet of the “white power” chant at a golf cart rally. Now he has something to say about Florida’s Friendliest Hometown. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Business

Two Cody’s Original Roadhouse locations preparing to reopen in The Villages

Two of the three Cody’s Original Roadhouse locations in The Villages are preparing to reopen Wednesday amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crime

Summerfield man jailed after nasty battle with lady friend over Facebook post

A Summerfield man was arrested Sunday after a nasty altercation with his battered lady friend over a Facebook post.

Opinions

The Villages no longer Florida’s Friendliest Hometown

Villager Miles Zaremski, writing in an Opinion piece, makes the case that The Villages is no longer Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Top Stories

Budget solidifies decision to haul Villagers’ trash to waste-to-energy facility

The North Sumter County Utility Dependent District approved a budget Tuesday that will solidify an earlier decision to end recycling in The Villages and send trash to a waste-to-energy facility in Lake County.

Medical Examiner’s Office investigating death of school board member

The Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the death of a Sumter County School Board member who was well known in Republican circles in The Villages.

Boil order issued after lighting strike breaks water mains in The Villages

A precautionary boil order has been issued after a lighting strike broke several water mains in The Villages.

Letters to the Editor

Response from Minnesota to Donald Simson’s Letter to the Editor

A Minnesota resident says he had never heard about The Villages until President Trump’s re-tweet of the “white power” chant at a golf cart rally. Now he has something to say about Florida’s Friendliest Hometown. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Do we have to sacrifice golf cart rallies?

A Village of Monarch Grove resident, in a Letter to the Editor, wonders if one bad apple will cost Villagers the right to stage golf cart parades.

Not all bicyclists are obeying traffic laws

A Village of Caroline resident was traveling in a golf cart when he noticed a bicyclist who did not stop at a red light. He describes what happens in a Letter to the Editor

Crime

Summerfield man jailed after nasty battle with lady friend over Facebook post

A Summerfield man was arrested Sunday after a nasty altercation with his battered lady friend over a Facebook post.

Driver with suspended license arrested in roundabout at Village of Charlotte gate

A Summerfield man driving a pickup towing a trailer was arrested when he was caught driving on a suspended license after a crash near the gate at the Village of Charlotte. 

Oxford woman lands behind bars after altercation with man friend

An Oxford woman landed behind bars after an altercation with her man friend.