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Mother’s Day is a time when people spoil moms with flowers, candy and other gifts, and retailers in the community spend weeks preparing for the influx of people shopping for the moms in their lives.

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Local public safety agencies are preparing alongside the community for the quickly approaching hurricane season. The Villages Public Safety Department will host its annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Savannah Center to help the public prepare. And local sheri…

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With thriving economies, Florida and The Villages are bucking the national trend. Across the state, the unemployment rate is going down, sales are up and more businesses are opening. In The Villages, more houses are coming online and more amenities are becoming available as the area continue…

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Summer is the most challenging time for local food pantries. The number of people who need food increases when children aren’t in school, but the amount of donations and the number of volunteers decrease as seasonal residents leave the area. Andy Hendricks is just one local resident who is d…

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Steve and Yamila Code donned their miniature Mexican sombreros as they enjoyed the festivities of the Cinco de Mayo Festival. Not only did the sombreros add to the culture, but also kept their faces shielded from the steamy sun. It was their first time at a Villages festival. On Thursday the…

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“Never again, never forget,” Temple Shalom of Central Florida Rabbi Zev Sonnenstein said to hundreds gathered at St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church for Thursday’s Tri-County Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony. “I vow to never forget the lives of those brutalized and tortured by people …

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Three-year-old Emerald Allen held a paper smile on a Popsicle stick to her face while her mom, Ruthie Allen, snapped a picture. Allen, of Wildwood, and her daughter were making memories with her parents Roger and Nancy Haun at the second annual Blueberry Festival Friday at Brownwood Paddock Square.

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This month is complicated for volunteer groups in The Villages. They are celebrating their members in honor of National Volunteer Month, but it is also a time when many seasonal volunteers return to their northern homes for the summer. That seasonal trend requires volunteer groups to make ad…

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Eight days, nearly 30 different sports and more than 2,000 medals awarded — those are numbers only The Villages Senior Games can produce. After a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the local Senior Games returned with a bang, wrapping up eight days of competition across The Vi…

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Though Avis Vaught's involvement in The Villages Senior Games goes back 15 editions, her passion for the athletic showcase comes across as fresh as the early years.

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For many Villagers, this marks the most anticipated week on the golf calendar. Oh yeah, and there’s a green jacket being given away this weekend somewhere up the highway. But even as the Masters garners most of the golf world’s attention this week, the calendar’s annual flip to April also us…

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Not long after Jim and Maura Morgan moved to The Villages 13 years ago, they made acquaintance at Orange Blossom Hills Country Club with someone who suggested they sign up to volunteer at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. “I said I probably could open a bunch of beer cans at a concession stand…

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