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$28.7 million Lake Sumter Apartment Homes now open to renters

Lake Sumter Apartment Homes, a $28.7 million affordable housing community consisting of 158 apartment homes, is now open to renters.

No objections to proposal to rebuild gas station on Historic Side

There were no objections Monday night to a proposal to tear down and rebuild a gas station on the Historic Side of The Villages.

Hemp-derived CBD: Could it be the solution to the veteran suicide epidemic?

More than 20 veterans a day die by their own hand. Yet, despite the VA’s best efforts, and the millions of dollars that they and the current administration have been throwing at the problem, not only has there been no improvement in the situation, the problem has gotten worse.

Duke Energy Florida announces plan to reduce residential rates

Duke Energy Florida customers can expect to see lower bills in 2021.

Salon abandons Rolling Acres location in favor of southern end of Villages

A well-known hair salon is pulling up roots after 15 years at Rolling Acres Plaza and heading for the southern end of The Villages.

Total Wine & More closer to popping cork on new superstore

Total Wine & More is growing closer to popping a cork on its new superstore at Lady Lake Commons.

Publix at Trailwinds Village on target for late August opening

The Publix grocery store at Trailwinds Village on County Road 466A in Wildwood is on target for a late August opening.

PetSmart joins list of stores requiring customers to wear face masks amid COVID-19

PetSmart has joined the long list of stores that are requiring customers to wear face coverings when shopping amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

First Watch daytime cafe will open new location at Trailwinds Village

First Watch will be opening Monday at its new location at Trailwinds Village on County Road 466A in Wildwood.

Florida home insurance premiums second highest in United States

Florida’s home insurance premiums are the highest in the U.S. after Louisiana, according to data from the Insurance Information Institute and National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

Two Cody’s Original Roadhouse locations preparing to reopen in The Villages

Two of the three Cody’s Original Roadhouse locations in The Villages are preparing to reopen Wednesday amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ocala Health hotline offers help finding health insurance during COVID-19

Ocala Health is offering a free insurance hotline to assist those who have lost health insurance coverage. Many have lost that coverage due to the economic upheaval caused by the Coronavirus.

Sumter County announces ‘landmark’ economic partnership with The Villages

Sumter County and The Villages Land Operating Company LLC have announced a “landmark” economic development incentive agreement to assist with the construction of a new rail spur.

Florida’s restaurant association calls on residents and visitors to wear masks

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association has issued a call for residents and visitors to wear masks.

Growing Georiga company chooses Leesburg for new manufacturing facility

A Georgia-based company that manufactures products for the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry is coming to Lake County.

Dairy Queen clears another hurdle in quest to build Wildwood eatery

Wildwood commissioners continued to bless a plan Tuesday that would allow a Dairy Queen Grill & Chill to open up in the city.

7-Eleven with a car wash coming to development across from The Villages

A 7-Eleven convenience store with a car wash is coming to a development across from The Villages. Villages-News.com's Marv Balousek has the store.

Popular Villages eateries gearing up to reopen amid COVID-19 pandemic

A highly popular Villages restaurant chain that had shut its doors due to the COVID-19 crisis is preparing to reopen soon.