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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

Wildwood man arrested after throwing rocks at neighbor in dispute over money

James Lewis Hall A 48-year-old Wildwood man with an extensive history of battery convictions was arrested on Friday after allegedly throwing rocks at his neighbor. Sumter County sheriff's deputies responded to a disturbance on Aug. 28 at 4562 NE 33rd Lane in Wildwood. A female victim claimed that he

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-17 22:23:42

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

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

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

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

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha

Rich Sobieray I knew it would not be long before someone would take advantage of our two recent tragedies to create another poisonous anti-Trump diatribe. I am surprised that you would write such a callous and careless opinion piece. You are better than this. Let me, first, state that I doubt that W

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 10:30:35

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

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

Court & Citizens Summit will be held today

The 5th Judicial Circuit Court will hold its inaugural Court & Citizens Summit today to enhance citizens' understanding of the circuit and its workings. Marion County Judge Robert Landt and Sumter County Judge Paul Militello will be discussing misdemeanor drug court and county court, respectively, s

STAR-BANNER - 2017-09-19 16:54:01

Village of Fernandina man in golf cart arrested after night of drinking at City Fire

A Village of Fernandina man in a golf cart was arrested after a night of drinking at City Fire at Lake Sumter Landing. Steven De Canio Steven Alan De Canio, 50, who lives on Alesio Street, was behind the wheel of a golf cart when he ran a stop sign shortly after 11 p.m. Friday on Old Camp Road, acco

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 23:29:31

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

Stuart William 'Bill' Olson

Stuart William 'Bill' Olson Stuart William "Bill" Olson, 78 of Fruitland Park, FL, passed peacefully on September 15, 2017 under the loving care of his family and Cornerstone Hospice House in Tavares after losing his latest battle with cancer. Born on September 6, 1939 in Summit, NJ, he started his

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 21:27:19

Villager repeatedly swears at deputy during DUI arrest at Lake Sumter Landing

Claude Wesley Jenkins A 60-year-old Villager swore repeatedly at a Sumter County sheriff's deputy during a DUI arrest Sunday night at Lake Sumter Landing. Claude Wesley Jenkins of the Village of Orange Blossom Gardens had been at the wheel of a golf cart which ran a stop sign on Lakeshore Drive, acc

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 21:27:10

Hurricane Irma puts Lake Animal Shelter at critical capacity

Lake Animal Shelter is now at critical capacity after Hurricane Irma's impact as pets are coming in each day. "The hurricane has had a drastic impact on our shelter, said Shelter Manager Whitney Boylston in a news release. We have taken in an additional 125 animals since Irma it, with more coming in

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 23:18:22

SERT survey responses needed to help determine relief to Lake County businesses

The State Emergency Response Team (SERT) is collecting data to help potentially effect the amount of hurricane relief funds Lake County businesses should receive. Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center (FVBEOC) is encouraging business owners to complete the Business Damage Assessment S

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 20:55:03

Televisions and golf equipment stolen from Hilltop Estates home

Three televisions and golf equipment were reportedly stolen from a home in Hilltop Estates in Summerfield. A Marion County sheriff's deputy responded to a residence located at 9573 SE 165th Lane in reference to a burglary, according to an incident report. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 19:45:37

SCORE offering workshops for businesses recovering from Hurricane Irma

Owning and operating a small business can be overwhelming and frustrating. But with the help of SCORE mentors and your peers, you will see it can also be rewarding and successful. Join your fellow small business owners in this series of three educational sessions and follow-up peer-to-peer learning

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 19:17:16

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

Slowly, methodically, the lights come back on

Linemen from around the United States are still in Lake and Sumter counties helping local counterparts get power restored to residents left in the dark by Hurricane Irma. Duke, which services a big chunk of customers in Lake, is working throughout the county, along with Mount Dora, Leesburg and Clay

DAILY COMMERCIAL - 2017-09-18 23:12:10