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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Applications available for those seeking appointment to supervisor seats in CDD 3, CDD 4

Applications are now available for those seeking appointment to supervisor seats in Community Development District 3 and Community Development District 4. A seat opened up in CDD 3 following the death of Supervisor Marie McAvoy....

Lady Lake woman jailed after alleged attack on live-in boyfriend

A Lady Lake woman was jailed after an alleged attack on her live-in boyfriend witnessed by her two children. Lady Lake police were called on Sunday to a home in the 900 block of April...

Man from Honduras arrested after caught driving without license in Wildwood

A man from Honduras was arrested Tuesday morning after he was caught driving without a driver’s license in Wildwood. Jose Edgardo Recinos Iraheta, 43, who provided an Ocala address, at about 8:30 a.m. was driving...

Woman promises to bring Spruce Creek South man a beer but instead steals his...

A Spruce Creek South man called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy Monday after a woman went to get him a beer and instead stole his debit card out of his wallet. When the deputy arrived...

Lawmaker calls for hearing on fuel reserves in wake of Hurricane Irma

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has urged the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee leaders to hold a hearing on legislation he filed last fall in the wake of Hurricane Irma that would require the...

Deputy finds Del Webb Spruce Creek home ransacked after neighbor calls for help

A Del Webb Spruce Creek woman called Marion County deputies for help Monday after she noticed something wasn’t quite right with her neighbor’s house. The woman, who lives in the 12800 block of SE 97th...

‘Disheveled’ Ocala woman arrested after retired deputy reports her erratic driving

An Ocala woman was arrested late Sunday night after a retired Marion County sheriff’s lieutenant...

Lady Lake woman jailed after alleged attack on live-in boyfriend

A Lady Lake woman was jailed after an alleged attack on her live-in boyfriend witnessed...

Man from Honduras arrested after caught driving without license in Wildwood

A man from Honduras was arrested Tuesday morning after he was caught driving without a...

Girl reports attempted kidnapping while walking home from friend’s house in Mount Dora

Lake County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in Mount Dora on Monday afternoon...

Sanford concrete worker arrested after woman claims he ‘grabbed her by the neck’ and restricted her breathing

A concrete curb worker from Sanford was arrested July 11 after a violent argument erupted...

Homeless lawn care worker on way to use restroom arrested for driving without a license

A homeless lawn care laborer was arrested just before noon Monday in Summerfield after a...

Pet owners’ ‘right’ for their dog to do their business in my yard

To the Editor: A lady from District 2 is up in arms because her dogs cannot poop and pee in residents’ yard. At a District Supervisors’ meeting a comment was made that The Villages owns...

Make America safer and respected again

To the Editor: More than a year and half ago, Donald Trump pledged to "Make America Great Again" and I am left wondering are we better off because of the policies of Trump and the...

Villager questions sinking yard issue

To the Editor: Over a year ago, I noticed my side lawn sinking around the utilities boxes (approximately 6-foot square). In the middle of the boxes are two sprinkler heads that belong to each of...

Enjoying Fenney Nature Trail over the weekend in The Villages

Enjoying Fenney Nature Trail over the weekend in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

A Gray Hairstreak Butterfly at Fenney Nature Trail

A Gray Hairstreak Butterfly at Fenney Nature Trail in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Dawn this morning in The Villages

Dawn this morning in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Ladies touring Fenney Nature Trail in The Villages

Ladies touring Fenney Nature Trail in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

A Red-shouldered Hawk sitting in the rain in The Villages

A Red-shouldered Hawk sitting in the rain in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Sunrise at Paradise Park in The Villages

Sunrise at Paradise Park in The Villages. Photo courtesy of Ron Clark.

Business

‘Apartment style living’ coming to Brownwood

Construction has begun on the Lofts of Brownwood, which promises “apartment style living in The Villages.” The Lofts of Brownwood will include 265 age-restricted...

Seaplane ramp open from dawn to dusk at Leesburg International Airport

The seaplane ramp at Leesburg International Airport officially opened for business Tuesday, July 10. The ramp, which is open from dawn to dusk, was a...

Just Dandy Pet Parlor honored for work with Lady Lake animal control

The Lady Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has awarded its Super Hero Award to Just Dandy Pet Parlor. The business received the recognition for its work with...
Casa Agave opens in Wildwood

New Mexican restaurant replaces shuttered Beef O’Brady’s in Wildwood

A new restaurant has moved into a location in Wildwood formerly home to a Beef O'Brady's. Casa Agave officially opened for business this past Sunday....

Four-story Trailwinds Senior Living will loom over Sandhill Executive Golf Course

A 174,109-square-foot, four-story assisted living center is planned for Trailwinds Village on the north side of County Road 466A across from Pinellas Plaza. Legacy Lifestyles...

Ocala restaurant shut down after health inspector reports roaches, food temperature issues

An Ocala restaurant was shut down last week after a health inspector found 15 violations – 10 of which were rated as high or...

Belleview Heating and Air

Sports

Central Florida League Summer 2018 Highlights Week Six

Central Florida League’s week six saw Gators Brownwood come from behind to take Team Koller in 8 innings 18-13. Team Koller went ahead 12-10 after...

91-year-old Villager finally gets to celebrate his first hole-in-one

It finally happened. After shooting his age 94 times on championship courses, 91-year-old Villager Robert E. Hill finally got his first hole-in-one. The special moment came...

Frankie Brin 70’s wins Seminole Stars and Stripes Slugfest

The Frankie Brin 70’s Softball Team (FB) played in the Stars & Stripes Slugfest in Sanford on July 7 and 8, 2018. FB won a...

Villager scores first hole-in-one on Fort Walton at Bonifay Country Club

Jim Thompson, of the Village of Mira Mesa, got his first hole-in-one Monday at Bonifay Country Club. The special moment in his golfing career came...

Synergy Wealth wins its first game of season by defeating Palm...

And then there was one! Week five saw Synergy Wealth win its first game of the season by defeating Palm Ridge Dental 14-8. Synergy was led...

Villages offers status updates on golf courses

The Villages District Office announced Tuesday that based on the rain in The Villages the past few weeks, there are a couple of golf...

Tunnel near Morse Boulevard Bridge reopens after latest round of flooding

The tunnel near the Morse Boulevard bridge reopened at about 8 a.m. Tuesday after the latest round of flooding. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKQfZKLufes The tunnel had been closed for about an hour beginning at 6:45 a.m. The tunnel is...

Video shows local fisherman battling alligator over catch

A man who works at Lamers Bus Lines Inc. had quite a story to share with his co-workers on Monday. John Shafer had been fishing on Sunday near his home at Tara Village at Haines...

Community Watch driver assists in arrest of intoxicated golf cart driver found in roundabout

A Community Watch driver assisted in the arrest of an apparently intoxicated golf cart driver early Saturday morning at Lake Sumter Landing. The Community Watch driver contacted the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at 12:51 a.m....

Villagers offered free bus transportation to see Donald Trump Jr. in Orlando

Villagers are being offered free bus transportation to see Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday in Orlando. The son of President Donald Trump will be appearing at a rally with Congressman Ron DeSantis, a GOP candidate...

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office investigating apparent suicide at postal station

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide at a postal station in the Village of Polo Ridge. Sheriff’s office personnel were called to the scene Monday afternoon where an individual died of...

Intoxicated daughter arrested after allegedly slapping mother at Spanish Springs Town Square

A daughter who was apparently intoxicated was jailed after allegedly slapping her mother early Sunday morning at Spanish Springs Town Square. Lydia Grace Kelm, 27, of Summerfield, had gotten into an argument with her mother...

Village of Lake Deaton woman arrested after caught driving after losing license after DUI

A Village of Lake Deaton woman was arrested early Saturday morning after she was caught driving after losing her license after a drunk driving arrest this past year. Stephanie Marie Reed, 29, of 3701 New...

Man not wearing shirt or shoes arrested after trespassing at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge

A man who originally attracted attention because he was not wearing a shirt or shoes was arrested after it was determined he had been trespassing at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza. Gene Audrey Parker III,...

VHA to present workshop this week offering tips for ‘Cutting the Cord’

Tired of paying “too much” for cable television service? Attend the workshop “Cutting the Cord from Cable Television Providers” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at the La Hacienda Recreation Center. Learn from...

Wildwood’s five-year strategic plan focuses on housing for working-class families

Providing a road map for the city's future, a proposed five-year strategic plan for Wildwood focuses on parks and recreation, public safety and housing. Developed by City Manager Jason McHugh, the city's first-ever strategic plan...