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Groomer shut down after found to be non-essential during COVID-19

A local dog groomer was shut down after the business was determined to be non-essential during the COVID-19 crisis.

Letters

Response to letter calling our governor a ‘coward’

In a Letter to the Editor, a Wildwood resident takes on a previous letter writer who was critical of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Carry-out restaurants’ kitchen staff and masks

A Village LaBelle North resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says he would be interested in knowing about face masks being used in carry-out restaurants.

Around Florida

Leesburg man nabbed after allegedly trying to burglarize businesses and vehicle

Leesburg Police arrested a man late Tuesday night who allegedly was attempting to burglarize two downtown businesses and a vehicle.

Obituaries

Donna Kay Slider

Donna Slider and her husband, Vic, retired in 2007 and moved to The Villages, where Donna almost immediately took over the job of Kitchen Manager of the Wildwood Soup Kitchen. They traveled extensively, played golf, joined numerous social organizations and made many lifelong 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

Publix launches ‘contactless pay’ method amid Coronavirus pandemic

The largest grocery store chain in The Villages is offering a “contactless pay” system to its customers amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Bicycles and golf carts

To the Editor:

Not all bicyclists are arrogant and aggressive, and not all golf cart drivers are mindless boobs.  Putting stereotypical labels on any group is dangerous. I ride a bike for exercise, I drive a golf cart to run errands, and I drive a car. Living in The Villages affords the opportunity to enjoy all three.
As a cyclist, I have been run off the road  by golf carts. Not every time and not by all golf cart drivers. I ride for exercise on streets in residential areas. My worst example is signaling for an upcoming right turn, when an approaching golf cart turned left right in front of me.  When I’m in a golf cart, I am exceptionally careful. My experience is some, not all, automobile drivers tend to ignore golf carts.
We all share the roadways and multi-modal paths. Whatever you are driving, that task is a full time responsibility. Don’t text, talk on the phone, fiddle with the radio, talk with your passengers.  Be aware of other vehicles sharing the same space or meeting at an intersection. Rules of the road apply equally to all. So does the responsibility.

John Peters
Village of Santiago

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Groomer shut down after found to be non-essential during COVID-19

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Police called to home of Villager accused in ’18 of groping younger man 

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Driver suffers medical episode in crash on County Road 466 in The Villages

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Police called to home of Villager accused in ’18 of groping younger man 

Police were called to a dispute at the home of a Villager who made headlines in 2018 after she was accused of groping a younger man at Lake Sumter Landing.

40-year-old Villager jailed after elderly victims claim she attacked them

A 40-year-old Villager with a history of domestic violence issues was jailed late Wednesday afternoon after two people she lives with sought help.

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Opinions

Trump’s latest campaign tool

Hugo Buchanan, writing in an Opinion, contends that President Trump has brought new meaning to the term "bully pulpit" with his daily Coronavirus press briefings.

Crime

40-year-old Villager jailed after elderly victims claim she attacked them

A 40-year-old Villager with a history of domestic violence issues was jailed late Wednesday afternoon after two people she lives with sought help.

Lady Lake police impound Cadillac driven by man with Mexican voter ID card

A Cadillac driven by a man with a Mexican voter identification card was impounded after he was caught on radar driving 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.