Convicted felon living in Village of Belvedere accused of theft, arrested with ammunition

A convicted felon living in the Village of Belvedere has been arrested on new theft charges. Tommy Harris, 54, who lives at 402 Thistledown Way, was taken into custody at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday in the...

One-legged man arrested after showing up at mother’s home in The Villages

A one-legged man was arrested Tuesday when he showed up at his mother’s home in The Villages. The mother of 56-year-old Daniel Vincent Whitmore contacted law enforcement at 1:30 p.m. when he showed up at...

Marine Corps League Detachment presents scholarships to Villages High School students

The cost of college tuition for five high school students now is a bit less daunting as they each received $1,000 scholarships from The Villages’ Marine Corps League Detachment at a special presentation this...

Villages clubs celebrate Earth Day at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square

Villagers gathered to celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday at Lake Sumter Market Square. The event was sponsored by the Villages Recreation and Parks Department. The Earth Day celebration featured for basic, displays of native plants, information...

‘When You Wish Upon A Mouse’ will feature music of Disney at Savannah Center

“When You Wish Upon A Mouse,” is a salute to Disney music, featuring a host of talented Villages’ performers. The Smash Productions musical will be held at 7 p.m. April 21 and 22 at Savannah Center. It features Carolyn Hoffman...

Construction to take place this week at busy tunnel

Construction is scheduled to take place at the west entry of Tunnel M5 at Mariposa Way on Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20 from midnight until approximately 7 a.m. “While we will make every...

Wildwood police investigating death of man shot in the abdomen

Wildwood police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in a homicide. Officers were called...

Suspect arrested in Krystal robbery, recovered handgun could lead to other cases

Detectives from the Leesburg Police Department on Tuesday acquired probable cause for the arrest of...

Woman arrested after fraudulent return of coffeemaker at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza

A woman was arrested after the fraudulent return of a coffeemaker at Wal-Mart at Buffalo...

Bandits steal 15 guns from Ocala pawn shop

Thieves stole 15 guns from an Ocala pawn shop during an early Monday morning smash-and-grab...

Police looking for suspect who stole 72-year-old man’s money clip, nearly $700

The Lady Lake Police Department has released an image captured on video surveillance of a...

Lady Lake pair arrested in stolen car

Two Lady Lake residents were arrested Monday after they were spotted traveling in a stolen...

Restaurants needed in The Villages

To the Editor: Portillo’s has the best Italian beef and chocolate cake, as well as great hot dogs, Polish sausages, barbecued ribs, salads and pasta.   Several years ago, Dick Portillo sold his business, which started...

We need a Captain D’s in The Villages

To the Editor: I would like to see a Capt. D's in The Villages area.  The closest is in Leesburg.  We always liked this in Indiana.  They have good food at reasonable prices, and the...

We need more restaurants on County Road 466A

To the Editor: Going onto 466 is so much fun now-with so many new (and favorite home-town) restaurants--experiencing all the newest foods and flavors but what about 466A? It seems Brownwood is getting new eating establishments, but...

A Century Plant shoots up quickly in The Villages

A Century Plant shoots up quickly in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

A Sandhill Crane Colt in The Villages

A Sandhill Crane Colt in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Cloudy sunrise over Lake Sumter in The Villages

Cloudy sunrise over Lake Sumter in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

A Great Blue Heron catches a ‘Big One’ in The Villages

A Great Blue Heron catches a 'Big One' in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Sunrise this morning near the Polo Fields in The Villages

Sunrise this morning near the Polo Fields in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Wildlife watching those beady eyes in the water

Wildlife watching those beady eyes in the water in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Business

Digital Vascular Surgery Suite at The Villages Regional Hospital

The Villages Regional Hospital cuts ribbon on new Digital Vascular Surgery Suite

The Villages Regional Hospital cut the ribbon on their new Digital Vascular Surgery Suite on Tuesday afternoon. The new unit is part of their...

King Garden restaurant in Summerfield shut down after failing health inspection

King Garden restaurant in Summerfield was shut down last week after failing a health inspection. The Chinese restaurant at 17860 SE 109th Ave. near Spruce...

Villagers line up for butter burgers, curds at opening of Culver’s in Southern Trace

Villagers lined the walls of the new Culver's during its grand opening Monday at Southern Trace Plaza. The newest fast-food restaurant to join The Villages...

New family-owned restaurant opens at Southern Trace Plaza in The Villages

Family-owned Habaneros Mexican Grill has opened its newest location at Southern Trace Plaza in The Villages. The restaurant took over the former location of Crispers...

Restaurant in Mount Dora forced to close after failing health inspection

A restaurant in Mount Dora was forced to close its doors last week after failing a health inspection. Lampu Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi on U.S....

Opening date announced for new Culver’s restaurant at Southern Trace Plaza

An opening date has been announced for the Culver’s restaurant at Southern Trace Plaza. Culver’s, famous for Butterburgers and fresh frozen custard, will be opening...

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Sports

Ocala Breeders’ Sales preparing for its major sale of the year

Ocala Breeders’ Sales is preparing for its major sale of the year. The Spring April Sale of 2-Year-Olds-In-Training is scheduled to have 1,222 horses traipse...

Sumter County Special Olympics soccer team to compete next month at...

The Sumter County Special Olympics soccer team is heading to DisneyWorld. The unified 5 x 5 soccer team recently journeyed to Land of Lakes in...

Villager gets first hole-in-one at Pimlico

Mark Mishalanie Sr. got his first hole-in-one while golfing Wednesday, March 29 at Pimlico Executive Golf Course. He scored the lucky ace at Hole #1. If...

Tamarind Grove woman gets hole-in-one during golf outing with friends

Bonnie Anderson of the Village of Tamarind Grove got a hole-in-one on Wednesday, March 28 at Sandhill Executive Golf Course. She was playing with friends when...

Wildwood grad’s community college team captures national basketball championship

Jada Perry of Lady Lake helped Tallahassee Community College defeat Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College, 69-51, on March 24 to win the National Junior...

Villages annual fishing tournament yields fewer catches than in previous years 

The Villages Freshwater Fishing Club held its annual tournament Tuesday at three ponds in The Villages. The anglers wet their lines in Poinciana, Ashland and...

Woman arrested after fraudulent return of coffeemaker at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza

A woman was arrested after the fraudulent return of a coffeemaker at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza. Andrea Belinda Gadson, 47, of Wildwood, entered the store at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, went to the kitchen...

70-year-old firefighter visits The Villages as he bicycles from Key West to Canada

Jerry Lachance is on a mission. The 70-year-old Vietnam veteran and volunteer fireman is riding a bicycle from Key West to Canada to raise money as part of Project Hero, an organization which benefits...

8,000 company owned Starbucks to shut down for racial bias training 

Starbucks has announced it will close all 8,000 company stores nationwide on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct a racial bias training. The Starbucks at Lake Sumter Landing is a company owned store. The...

Police looking for suspect who stole 72-year-old man’s money clip, nearly $700

The Lady Lake Police Department has released an image captured on video surveillance of a man who stole a money clip and nearly  $700 belonging to a 72-year-old man. He had entered at about 1:30...

Villager appointed to seat on Sumter County School Board

Villager Sally Moss has been appointed to a seat on the Sumter County School Board. Gov. Rick Scott named Moss to the seat vacated by the death on Feb. 21 of fellow Villager Haydn Evans....

Lady Lake pair arrested in stolen car

Two Lady Lake residents were arrested Monday after they were spotted traveling in a stolen car. Brittany Cherie West, 28, and Michael Wayne Dingus, 29, had been traveling in a Pontiac Vibe at about 6...

Summerfield man who did not pay child support arrested after caught driving on suspended...

A 47-year-old Summerfield man who did not pay child support was arrested after he was caught driving on a suspended license. Anthony Robert Cannatella was driving a white Toyota SUV at 10:17 p.m. Saturday on...

Ocala woman arrested with meth, marijuana during traffic stop in Lady Lake

A 22-year-old Ocala woman was arrested with methamphetamine and marijuana after a traffic stop early Tuesday morning in Lady Lake. Kyrston Nicole Johnson had been a passenger in a black Chevrolet truck that failed to...

Villager arrested after allegedly bug spraying neighbors in ongoing dispute in Village of Bonnybrook

A Village of Bonnybrook man was arrested after allegedly using bug spray on his neighbors and four law enforcement officers. Sumter County sheriff’s deputies were called at about 6 p.m. Friday to a home on...

Son of Village of Liberty Park couple arrested after caught with ‘highest quality’ THC...

The son of a Village of Liberty Park couple was arrested Monday morning after he was caught with the “highest quality” THC oil in his vehicle. Scott Joseph Rieman, 40, who lives with his parents...