Hanging on the wall in Inspector James Aguiar’s office is a board with neat columns of standards his agency, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, is required to meet. The standards are color-coded: Green for in compliance, yellow for not applicable and red for noncompliance. There is no red o…

As The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center’s artist liaison, Autumn Encarnacion spends a lot of time working with performers backstage, but that doesn’t mean you can’t catch her in the spotlight, too.

If residents want to exercise, talk with friends or spend time visiting with family, they might be looking for different pool experiences.

This year’s 17th annual East Lake County Library Poetry Contest included 244 poems by 117 people.

Brad Andrews often watches golf tournaments, but a new documentary at the Old Mill Playhouse is giving him another perspective on golf. “We’re always so used to seeing the players in the limelight,” said Andrews, an assistant at The Villages Golf Academy. “No one says anything about the caddy.”

Every Tuesday, Kathy Martucci guides residents away from their to-do lists and into a meditative state. 

Throughout the day and after taking short, hobbled steps, Hopper the cat can be found lounging out on Barbara North’s lanai. Meanwhile, Banjo, North’s three-legged dog, most likely is skipping across the house if a critter outside catches her eye. North, of the Village of Bonnybrook,makes it…

The path forward as dementia progresses may seem too difficult to navigate. But those affected don’t travel alone. Until cures are found, local resources are available for people with memory loss and their loved ones.

The anticipation was building for Mark Rush as he made the trip from Deltona to The Villages to meet Bradley.  Now that he has his fully trained service dog, Rush couldn’t be happier. “(The bond) is growing day by day,” the disabled U.S. Army veteran said. “It’s definitely an awesome special…

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When caring for others is your profession, personal wellness isn’t always a priority. Physician burnout takes a toll on patient care and medical practices nationwide. A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine estimates the issue costs the American health care system roughly…

Step into Paradise Recreation Center on a Wednesday afternoon and you’ll be transported into a 1940s crystal ballroom or front row at a country-western concert, depending on who’s singing.

At Glenview Country Club Restaurant, the back room has a window encompassing the entire wall, showing off the championship course’s expanse of golfing green.

“It was a very exhausting day.” World War II veteran Rocky Pyle was tired after returning to American Legion Post 347 early Thursday morning after taking part in The Villages Honor Flight Mission 45. But the reception at the post by Villagers and others who were on hand to welcome back the v…

When Karen Drury was 2, a doctor told her parents they’d be lucky if she lived another five years. The Village of Summerhill resident recently celebrated her 60th birthday. Life expectancy for people with Down syndrome has risen dramatically in her lifetime. When Karen was born, people with …

A sold-out crowd sat mesmerized and then cheered and applauded enthusiastically during the Hotel California’s “A Salute to the Eagles” show Wednesday evening at Savannah Center.