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The Villages
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Publix stores in The Villages closing earlier than planned due to hurricane threat

All Publix grocery stores in The Villages are closing at noon Wednesday, Sept. 28 due to the hurricane threat.

The stores were originally scheduled to close at 6 p.m., but the closings have been pushed up to noon.

Stores located in the Sumter and Lake counties sections of The Villages are expected to remain closed through Thursday, Sept. 29.

The Mulberry Grove Publix located in Marion County is expected to remain closed through Friday, Sept. 30.

In addition numerous restaurants have announced they will be closed:

• Cody’s Original Roadhouse will be closed Wednesday and Thursday at Lake Sumter Landing and Brownwood.

• FMK restaurant group has announced its restaurants will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, including the Chop House, Blue Fin, Harvest, Bonifay Country Club, Evans Prairie Country Club, Belle Glade Country Club and Orange Blossom Country Club.

Golf cart traffic would be dangerous on Lady Lake streets

A Lady Lake resident is dead set against increasing golf cart access on the town’s streets. She says the idea is an accident waiting to happen. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Letter writer really got population wrong for Manhattan

A reader from St. Petersburg raised an eyebrow when he noticed a population figure for Manhattan quoted in another Letter to the Editor.

It should be illegal to panhandle

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Gilchrist resident writes that it should be illegal to panhandle. People who run businesses wind up paying the price when customers are uncomfortable.

Let’s get control over what is happening in The Villages

A Village of Santiago resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says it’s time to put away the emotion and take a good hard look at what is happening in The Villages.

Amenity fees and shutting off our water

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Rio Ponderosa resident describes the toll of amenity fees and the embarrassment of having his water shut off for non-payment a day before Thanksgiving.