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The Villages
Thursday, June 8, 2023

Neighbors upset about ‘jungle’ growing at home in The Villages

Neighbors are upset about a “jungle” growing at a home in The Villages.

The home located on Duran Drive in the Village of Alhambra is apparently attracting possums, rats and snakes. Neighbors are worried about their health as well as property values.

The Villages District government officials indicated that the home is the subject of a deed compliance case, but did not go into further detail because it is an ongoing case.

Neighbors are unahppy about this home in the Village of Alhamra
Neighbors are unhappy about this home in the Village of Alhambra.

It is not clear whether the yard is considered to have Florida-Friendly Landscaping, which is a holistic way of looking at the landscape. Florida-Friendly Landscaping is credited with saving an estimated 340 million gallons of water last year throughout the state.

However, many Villagers have voiced opposition to Florida-Friendly Landscaping.

Let the Andersons keep their cross

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Belvedere resident contends a couple in The Villages should be allowed to keep their little white cross.

Did local media overlook the anniversary of D-Day?

A Village of Hawkins resident, in a Letter to the Editor, chides local media which did not properly mark the D-Day anniversary.

Little white cross is yard art

A Sharon Villas resident contends the little white crosses are yard art. Read his Letter to the Editor.

We moved to a retirement community not a timeshare community

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of DeLuna resident says she moved to a retirement community, not a timeshare community.

They just want to break the rules

A Villa Berea resident, in a Letter to the Editor, contends the Villagers fighting to keep their little white cross simply want to break the rules.