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Sunrise over a closed golf course in The Villages

Suspect in Lady Lake bank robbery told police he won money at Hard Rock Casino A man suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo bank in Lady Lake, later told police he won the money at a casino. Brandon J. Hooks, 33, was arrested Sunday after he was ... Read MoreDistrict Office offers update on tunnel closu

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 13:30:09

Wildwood mayor lost power for four days, mobile home parks were evacuated after Irma

Jason McHugh Despite flooding, power outages and downed trees, Wildwood survived Hurricane Irma with minor structural damage, according to City Manager Jason McHugh. "Our infrastructure held up well," he told city commissioners Monday night. "I'm unaware of any power outages remaining in Wildwood."

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 11:49:19

The Villages Singles Club Marks 30 Years As Social Hub 'Like No Place On the Planet'

When Fran Sendra moved here, she knew absolutely no one. Soon after her arrival, Sendra found out about a singles club and decided to check into it. At the first meeting she attended, "I met my first friend in The Villages, and my best friend," she said. Before long, both Sendra and her new best fri

VILLAGES DAILY SUN - 2017-09-19 15:00:00

SIX 100AH LITHIUM GOLF CART BATTERIES - $3395 (The Villages, Florida)

6 - 12V 100AH Lithium Batteries Drop in replacements, in most golf carts, for your 36V, 48V, and 72V system. They are in excellent condition and would be expected to last at least 8 or more years. I thought I had a battery problem so I bought six new ones ( $7794.00 ). Turned out not to be the batte

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 18:35:17

Mentors serve as role models for local teens

The number of candles on their birthday cakes may be drastically different, but the connections being made between these pairs cross over generations. Children and teens in local schools and youth organizations routinely benefit from the skills, wisdom and time of Villages residents. These mentors b

VILLAGES DAILY SUN - 2017-09-18 15:00:00

Woman banned from Belk arrested by police after showing up with companion for shoplifting spree

A repeat shoplifter and her companion were arrested last week after allegedly stealing items from Belk at La Plaza Grande in The Villages. Tammy Patterson Tina Russell At approximately 6:50 p.m. Thursday, 59-year-old Tammy Sue Patterson of Lady Lake and 63-year-old Tina Ann Russell entered Belk, acc

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 13:19:24

Sinkhole opens up in roadway at Main Street and U.S. Hwy. 27/441

A sinkhole opened up at about 5 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Main Street and U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in The Villages. Southbound traffic was directed away from the sinkhole which was about four-feet across and appeared to be fairly deep. Lady Lake police, the Villages Public Safety Department and Co

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 22:34:36

Villages, Counties Get to Work Cleaning Up Debris

On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott issued a mandate stating all counties affected by Hurricane Irma must file a detailed debris clean-up plan by noon today with the Florida Division of Emergency Management. "Let me be clear: Debris removal is a function handled and directed at the local level; and, followin

VILLAGES DAILY SUN - 2017-09-19 15:00:00

Post Office will be tucked in corner in La Plaza Grande North makeover

The Lady Lake Planning and Zoning Board on Monday evening considered a plan for the revitalization of La Plaza Grande North on the Historic Side of The Villages. This will be a complete makeover for the original retail and commercial development that dates back to the days of Villages founder Harold

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 23:15:46

Traffic stop leads to Lady Lake man's arrest for marijuana posession

A Lady Lake man was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of marijuana after a traffic stop in Fruitland Park. Joshua O'Neal A Lake County sheriff's deputy observed a vehicle driving at what appeared to be 55 miles per hour in a 45 mph posted speed limit on Lake Unity Drive, according to an arre

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 18:36:02

Aging with humor could be the theme for 'Dixie Swim Club'

Don Simson How do five college friends and former swim team members age gracefully? Sheree (Katherine Encrapera), a well organized planner, meets her former teammates in an oceanfront beach cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina for their annual reunion. Each member has their own agenda or sto

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 12:11:10

Lady Lake mayor honored for taking part in Villages Puc Puggy DAR gathering

Mayor Jim Richards and Regent Sallie Kautz The Villages Puc Puggy Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented Mayor Jim Richards of Lady Lady a Certificate of Appreciation for attending their meeting on Sept. 15 at Saddlebrook Recreation Center. The DAR daugh

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 15:50:51

Yuneec Typhoon 4K Quadcoper Loaded Package

With 4K Ultra HD video resolution, this YUNEEC Typhoon 4K YUNQ4KPUS quadcopter allows you to navigate through the air and capture striking aerial footage. The ST10+ Ground Station lets you control in-flight settings and camera functions. This quad is in excellent shape with very low flight time. NOT

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 18:35:16

More than week after Hurricane Irma Historic Side residents still waiting for flood waters to recede

Debris was stacked in the driveway of Richard St. Amant's home. More than a week after Hurricane Irma struck The Villages, Historic Side residents are still waiting for flood waters to recede. Richard St. Amant, who has lived on Debra Drive for the past 15 years, has been sorting through debris and

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:55:35

Villages founder Harold Schwartz's former home gets no respect in wake of Hurricane Irma

Harold Schwartz The front yard of a home formerly owned by Villages founder Harold Schwartz is getting no respect in the water-logged environment left in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The front yard of the modest home at Tarrson Boulevard and Aloha Way has become a bypass for golf carts trying to get

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:27:48

Michael J. 'Joe' O'Brien

Michael J. 'Joe' O'Brien Michael J. "Joe" O'Brien, 85, died peacefully on August 31, 2017 in The Villages, Florida with his loving wife of 59 years, Mary, by his side. Born in the Bronx, he served in the U.S. Navy and had a 30 year career at Ogilvy & Mather in New York City. Joe loved the New York G

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 17:55:34

Stars of 'Assisted Living, the Musical' bring comic energy to take-no-prisoners production

Jack Petro It takes a lot of energy to put on a 90 minute, two actor stage show of any sort. Rick Comptonand Betsy Bennetti have no trouble filing this assignment with a rapid-fire parody on aging and retirement living that has Villages residents LOL. They are the originators and sole actors in "Ass

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 10:41:04

Residents Help Find Lost Pets in the Area

The American Humane Association estimates that every year about 10 million pets are lost or stolen in the United States. The AHA also reports that 1 in 3 pets will get lost at some point in their lives. In The Villages, members of the Cat Crazy Villagers club formed a Lost Pets Committee, and for th

VILLAGES DAILY SUN - 2017-09-19 15:00:00

Bicyclist's leg broken in two places after struck by car near Mulberry Grove Recreation Center

A bicyclist's leg was broken in two places after she struck by a car Sunday morning near Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. The Stonecrester was one of six bicyclists struck by the vehicle which had been making a right turn into Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. The driver, who had been traveling in

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 19:35:51

How about a little common sense when it comes to post-Irma golf course maintenance?

While we are all disappointed that we can't play golf, we understand it is an unfortunate consequence of Hurricane Irma and part of the trade-off we make to enjoy living in Florida. And we also know that things will get better as sure as we know the sun will rise at 7:14 a.m. tomorrow. And we also k

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 18:16:34