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The Villages
Monday, June 5, 2023

Wildwood commissioners split 3-2 on $12 million MLK recreation center

Wildwood commissioners split 3-2 Monday night on a $12 million recreation and outreach center at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

Mayor Ed Wolf and Commissioner Joe Elliott were in the minority in voting against the proposed center.

The mayor said he supports the idea of the recreation center, but questioned the ongoing costs at a time when the city has large projects looming such as the wastewater treatment facility, which is crucial to the city’s future growth. He had previously issued a statement outlining his feelings.

John Christian, a former Leesburg mayor who is the pastor at the Christian Worship Center in Leesburg, spoke about the need for the recreation center in Wildwood.

He said it is much better to find youth “in a recreation center rather than a jail cell.”

Little white cross case may be headed to U.S. Supreme Court

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Tamarind Grove resident suggests that the infamous little white cross case in The Villages may have to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

We need to change the rules

A Village of Lynnhaven resident contends it’s time for The Villages to update the deed compliance rules.

The cross should remain

A Village of Fernandina resident says that a little white cross at the center of a legal battle in The Villages should remain in place. Read her Letter to the Editor.

I agree that Sawgrass Grove is overcrowded and pricey

A Village of Monarch Grove resident agrees with a previous letter writer who complained that Sawgrass Grove is overcrowded and pricey.

Snarky comments about my noble name

A Village of Pennecamp resident calls out the readers making snarky comments about his “noble” name. Read his Letter to the Editor.