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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Here’s what new recreation center will offer in Village of Newell

A new recreation center is coming to the Village of Newell.

The Franklin Recreation Center will offer a resort-style pool, pickleball, tennis, shuffleboard and bocce as outdoor activities. Inside, the center will include a game room with billiards, darts, table shuffleboard and arcade gaming.

Franklin Recreation Center
Franklin Recreation Center

The Village of Newell has been named in honor of Wilmon Newell who was the first plant commissioner for the Florida State Plant Board was the University of Florida’s College of Agriculture director. His work helped eradicate Citrus Canker and other invasive plant species. He was inducted in 1996 into the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame.

It’s cruel to send 90-year-old seniors to prison

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Winifred resident argues that it’s cruel to send 90-year-old seniors to prison.

Careless woman shouldn’t be suing The Villages

A Village of Rio Grande resident lashes out a woman suing The Villages after an accident. Read her Letter to the Editor.

We need mandatory driving tests for older drivers

A Village of Gilchrist resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says mandatory driving tests could have prevented some of the hit-and-run driving cases we’ve seen in The Villages.

We all have to be held accountable for our actions

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Hadley resident says we all have to be held accountable for our actions.

Checking IDs varies by location

A Village of De La Vista North resident offers an observation about the checking of IDs. Read his Letter to the Editor.