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UF Health pulls plug on Coronavirus testing site at Villages Polo Fields

UF Health has shut down its Coronavirus testing site in The Villages even though frustrated area residents are desperately seeking appointments.

Letters

Too many COVID-19 hotspots in The Villages

A Village of Pine Hills resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says there are too many COVID-19 hotspots in The Villages.

Bicyclists should stay to the right

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Fenney resident offers his ideas on bicyclists and safety.

Around Florida

DeSantis vows fixes to online system overwhelmed by unemployment claims

Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced plans to rapidly repair the online system Floridians are using to file for unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 crisis.

Obituaries

Bobbie K. King

Bob King started spending his winters in The Villages in 1999. He spent much time traveling the U.S. and world, managing Iowa caucuses, tending to his former farm in Bluegrass, Iowa, investigating his genealogy and ancestors, and, most importantly, spending time with family and friends.

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.

Business

Barnes & Noble in The Villages latest business to shut its doors

The Barnes & Noble bookstore in The Villages has closed its doors due to the fears of the spread of the Coronavirus.

Woman in a golf cart strays onto busy roadway in The Villages

A woman in a golf cart strayed Sunday afternoon onto County Road 466A from Buena Vista Boulevard.

The woman’s golf cart at about 2 p.m. had been traveling northbound on Buena Vista Boulevard when she made a left-hand turn onto County Road 466A. A short distance later she realized her mistake and was able to get onto the golf cart path that runs parallel to County Road 466A.

Several cars were traveling behind a golf cart turning from Buena Vista Boulevard onto County Road 466A.

A woman in a golf cart made a turn Sunday afternoon onto County Road 466A.

It’s the latest example of a misguided motorist here in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Bad Driving in The Villages seems to get worse at this time of year, when snowbirds are returning.

Two recent examples of misguided motorists include:

• The first incident occurred as a maroon SUV attempted to leave Village Crossroads at the intersection of Old Vineyard Road and U.S. Hwy. 27/441. The SUV, which appeared to have an out-of-state license plate, was in the left lane, not designated for northbound traffic. The wrong-way driver reportedly escaped unscathed – and unticketed.

A vehicle travels in the wrong direction when leaving Village Crossroads.

• The second documented incident occurred as a golf cart – that clearly was not Street Legal – pulled out of Colony Plaza shopping center, crossed County Road 466A and headed for Colony Professional Plaza. That type of crossing by a golf cart is unlawful. A tunnel under County Road 466A was less than a mile away.

A golf cart crosses County Road 466A after leaving Colony Plaza.

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