Ginny Edleman’s comfort at diagnosis gave way to uneasiness when her doctor commented on the news he’d delivered. “He admitted they were out in the hallway Googling information and looking in medical books because they didn’t know much about my disease,” the Village of Sunset Pointe resident…

It has been a big year for movies and television shows celebrating milestone anniversaries. With a little help from Fathom Events, The Villages Movie Theaters has brought many of these classic movies back onto the big screen. And there are a few more big ones waiting in the wings before the …

When any military organization starts thinking about a reunion, it has to consider The Villages. The community has one of largest percentages of U.S. veterans found outside of places that are home to military bases. Nearly 19,000 veterans live here, comprising 16% of the population in the Th…

The first thing Kristina Hanges does when she returns to The Villages is jump back into her favorite activities with friends. From pickleball to water volleyball to line dancing, the Village of La Belle resident takes in as much as she can after a summer away in New Hampshire. “I love the re…

Festivals in The Villages are returning for the season, and several have a new look. Starting with the Heritage Festival this week, special events on the squares are back. The Villages Entertainment has planned more than 10 festivals for residents to enjoy this year, such as Nightmare on Meg…

A world where flying machines track the health of crops and robots pick berries appears less and less like science fiction every year.  Nationwide and in Florida, new and emerging technology is reshaping the way farmers, ranchers and growers do their jobs. It’s helping reduce the amount of m…

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A linchpin in The Villages’ commitment to becoming America’s Healthiest Hometown is celebrating a milestone as the Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood has now leased out all of its tenant space. “From day one, the health and wellness of our residents has been our top consideration in…

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Soon the word Everglades will evoke images of more than just its vast untamed wilderness. It will describe The Villages Developer’s newest and largest recreation amenity, Everglades Recreation Complex, when it opens Nov. 8 adjacent to Florida’s Turnpike and north of Warm Springs Avenue in th…

Driving away from the ninth green, it’s time to add up the scorecard and do some reckoning. Settle some bets. Maybe celebrate your best round in months — or a hole-in-one. Or on the flip side, ease the sting of a tough slog. Where do you go? At most executive courses in The Villages, there’s…

When Jessica Lee planned her wedding last fall, she knew she wanted to have it on a farm. A drive past the natural scenery and vast blueberry fields at Whispering Oaks Winery in Oxford inspired her to get married there. That same beauty meant her ceremony didn’t require a lot of flowers. Whi…

The one time a year when all patients can switch their Medicare plans is approaching, and local organizations are ready to help patients through the process. Open enrollment for the federal health insurance program starts Oct. 15. During this period, patients can switch Medicare health plans…

On a warm summer night 15 years ago, the lighthouse at Lake Sumter Landing illuminated for the first time. Villagers danced around the Pavilion at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square in celebration while listening to the rock ’n’ roll sounds of Derek and the Slammers. It was that same night th…

As The Villages continues to grow, area houses of worship are working to keep up. The goal is to expand existing congregations throughout the community and bring the churches closer to the people. Three local churches are currently expanding in and around The Villages. First Baptist Church o…

In his first visit to The Villages, President Donald Trump launched an all-out attack on one of the main proposals backed by progressive Democrats hoping to evict him from the White House in 2020. His message Thursday to the invitation-only audience inside the 1,000-seat Sharon L. Morse Perf…

Today, President Donald Trump is coming to The Villages. For the nation, it’s about Medicare. For The Villages, it’s history. Trump is coming this afternoon to The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center to issue an executive order on Medicare. The Villages, home to thousands of Medicare reci…

A Florida law went into effect in July that restricts the use of wireless devices while driving. The second phase banning talking on hand-held phones in school and construction zones rolled out Tuesday. “I think it’s a great thing,” said Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Villages District Lt. R…

Rhonda Anton expected to hear the same news she did every year after her mammogram: Everything’s OK. So the ovarian cancer survivor was surprised in August 2016 when abnormal results eventually led to a breast cancer diagnosis. Without the annual screening, she wouldn’t have known. “Mammogra…