They came trickling in alone and in small groups, headlights piercing the early morning darkness. Gradually, hundreds of motorcycles filled the American Legion parking lot Sunday morning, in well-ordered rows of squads carefully planned and schooled for safety. Behind their brightly illumina…

To kick off each new college football season, people all across the country sport their favorite team’s colors one day a year as part of College Colors Day. While The Villages is no exception to this annual tradition, the community and its residents have taken the spirit of the day to an ent…

Dressed in her work boots, Villages High School senior Ashley Hess looked over the patch of grass Friday where, soon, she and her classmates will build a family’s home. “This experience will help me build something from the ground up,” she said. The Villages High School seniors, who are stud…

At just under 5 years old, the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center has put itself on the map of high-end entertainment venues in Florida and has piqued the interest of patrons and performers alike. After a summer hiatus of less than two months, The Sharon will reopen its doors Aug. 23 for…

Villagers are known for their generosity and eagerness to aid others, and the trend has moved south. Residents of the Villages south of County Road 466A are getting involved in groups that create quilts, hats and a multitude of crafts they donate for people and pets in need.  Among other pro…

Tony Kamus’ poor eyesight kept him from his ambition of becoming an Army aviator, but he has a clear vision for honoring veterans at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Kamus, of the Village of Buttonwood, is chairman of the cemetery’s Joint Veterans Services Committee, originally for…

Villagers Rena Marchand, Jeannie Rogale and Sandy Murphy passed a special milestone recently. The women, who are volunteers with The Villages Regional Hospital Auxiliary Foundation, each marked 10,000 service hours. “These ladies are unbelievably committed to volunteering at the hospital and…

Camp Villages recently wrapped up its 19th summer program, and officials with The Villages Recreation and Parks Department are calling it the most successful summer yet. Camp Villages 2019 summer programming ended Friday, and Lisa Parkyn, Camp Villages coordinator for the recreation departme…

Portions of State Road 44 near Meggison Road at Brownwood Paddock Square will be closed periodically during the week of Aug. 19 to allow crews to set a bridge that will traverse the highway. Since the bridge’s groundbreaking in February, workers have been building the bridge’s main structure…

If you want to know how generous residents of The Villages are, all you have to do is ask a cop. So far this year, the three local sheriff’s offices and three police departments have raised more than $130,000 for various charities, and donors from The Villages have played a big role in that …

It’s back to the books for the Buffalo. First-day jitters and nerves bounce off the walls of The Villages Charter School today as about 3,320 students are expected to arrive for the first day of school. The 2019-20 school year is a new beginning and brings some additions across campus. Here …

Beatrice Harris has felt the relief of getting off a waiting list nearly 95,000 names long. And the heartbreak of being added again. After receiving a kidney from her daughter, an infection caused her to lose the organ. She’s back on a kidney transplant waiting list and dialysis until she fi…

Dealing with national tragedies took priority over a discussion on Medicare, thereby postponing President Donald Trump’s visit to The Villages that had been scheduled for today. On Monday, Trump addressed the nation on the heels of the country’s two latest mass shooting incidents in El Paso,…

In light of two mass shootings within a 24-hour period that rocked the nation, speculation swirled Sunday that President Donald Trump may need to cancel his Tuesday visit to The Villages to discuss Medicare. Late Sunday, the White House could not confirm if there would be any change to the p…

Residents declared the two gourmet food trucks and beverage pavilion that opened Friday an exciting new option for the community. The food trucks, Ednas’ Provisions & Vittles and Rita’s Cocina Mexicana, are stationed next to Ednas’ on the Green beverage pavilion next to Marsh View Pitch …