A cornerstone of care is prevention at AVIV Clinics, and that comes by keeping in mind in four components — diet, sleep, exercise and stress.
Read morePhysiologist shares tips on living longer
Development of a new town center in The Villages and a downtown district for the Middleton family neighborhood are moving forward.
Read moreTwo new CDDs will support commercial property development
Kay Schnepf is keeping a simple approach as she takes aim at a third consecutive women’s title — and fifth overall — at The Villages Golf Championships this week.
Read moreSchnepf eyes history at Villages Championships
Cheryl and Jeff Ebinger were so excited a Sprouts Farmers Market was opening in The Villages, they woke up at 4:45 a.m. Friday and were the first people in line at 5 a.m. waiting for the doors to open.
Read moreSprouts kicks off slew of opening chains
Florida’s manatees are one of the state’s most beloved and iconic animals. They are on key chains, license plates and T-shirts. But in past years, they have been dying at an alarming rate, leading those who love them to step up to save them and their environment.
Read moreSaving an icon
To keep up with a ballooning student population, Wildwood is opening a new school in the fall. The Sumter County School Board on Feb. 21 unanimously approved a proposal to create Wildwood Intermediate School for grades 4-6, absorbing students from Wildwood Elementary School and Wildwood Midd…
Read moreNew school to open in Sumter County
While the last few months have held a lot of bad news for Florida’s orange growers, this month’s citrus forecast offered a small ray of sunshine.
Read moreOrange growers still fighting for survival
Wednesday was International Women’s Day, and March is Women’s History Month. The purpose of both is to celebrate the achievements of women in the past and present, such as those who own and operate businesses in The Villages area.
Read moreLocal women-owned businesses thriving
The Villages’ newest dragon boat team wasted no time trying to stand out from the pack. The Eastport Sun Dragons’ team colors are bright orange and gold, with a logo featuring a dragon wrapped around water and spitting out fire.
Read moreEastport dragon boat team ready to row
The Villages Polo Club continues to be a mainstay for the sport in Florida.
Read moreNew state polo circuit includes Villages stop
The Villages’ fourth oldest executive golf course, Mira Mesa, welcomed back golfers Wednesday morning after an eight-month renovation period.
Read moreMira Mesa Executive Golf Course reopens
When the 2004 movie “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” poked fun by showing the film’s climactic games broadcast on fictional channel “ESPN8: The Ocho,” it drew big laughs. To think, the “Worldwide Leader in Sports” could be so big as to create a whole tertiary channel to show lesser-known s…
Read morePickleball makes it to prime time
The Villages High School girls’ weightlifting team continued its postseason dominance Friday, claiming both traditional and Olympic titles at the Class 1A regional championship.
Read moreBuffalo lifters snatch pair of region crowns
As luck would have it, March has a healthy serving of art shows over the next two weekends.
Read moreMultitude of art shows highlight spring’s start
Being a grandparent is special. But it also can be tough, particularly when loved ones live far away and grandchildren speak a new, young language older generations don’t understand.
Read moreGrandparents find support at churches
Saturday’s crowd at the St. Patrick’s Day Festival was seeing green.
Read moreSt. Patrick’s festival wows joyful crowd
Experience Argentine folk dance, Eastern European ballet and the film industry culture of India without leaving The Villages through the International series at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. Upcoming performances by Malevo, the Royal National Ballet: Fire of Georgia and Rhythm …
Read moreInternational series brings exciting shows
The Villages Entertainment is packing March with special events designed to bring friends, family and neighbors together. This month brings three St. Patrick’s Day festivals, plenty of classic car shows, an outdoor art show and a beloved barbecue fundraiser.
Read moreLocal events highlight heritage and community
The midterms are over; the race to the White House is on. It’s a race that, one way or another, winds through Florida and The Villages. In fact, it’s arriving Tuesday. That’s when former vice president Mike Pence is holding a fireside chat and signing for his recently published book, “So He…
Sometimes serving in the Senate is frustrating, Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday morning. Sometimes you wonder if you can make a difference or progress. “But in those moments where you do, you realize it does matter. It does matter, and it’s been a great honor to be able to do it,” he said. “…
The Villages Sumter County Service Center was a high traffic area Monday morning as U.S. Rep. Val Demings helped lead a golf cart caravan there — one filled with people eager to return their mail-in ballots.
When greeting the crowd at Brownwood Paddock Square, Gov. Ron DeSantis asked if they were glad to live in "the free State of Florida," a question that sparked cheers.
The media spotlight is on Florida in Hurricane Ian’s wake. For candidates, their actions now can help or hinder their political fortunes, especially for Florida’s chief executive officer, Gov. Ron DeSantis. Right now though, all that attention looks like it could give him an advantage going …
The next stage of the election is beginning, one that could include something Florida’s big races haven’t seen much of so far — political surrogates.
About 20% of Sumter County residents have taken advantage of opportunities to cast their ballots early for the 2022 primary election through Monday.
As Florida attracts new residents, its voting power, and representation, are rising. The same is true in the tri-county area, and in The Villages. Today is the final day to register to vote, or to update or change your political party, before the August gubernatorial primary. After today, …
With political candidates now locked into their respective races, campaigning and voting during the Aug. 23 primary election may seem like the next steps. However, there is more being done behind-the-scenes. Local election supervisors are diligently at work to design, proofread and produce b…
Three months out from the Florida primary, the season for candidate forums and endorsements is heating up.
The world is preparing to enter the third fall season since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read moreHealth officials urge residents to remain vigilant against virus
Mayor Ed Wolf envisions a day when Wildwood ranks among the largest cities in Central Florida. The city is well on its way. Wildwood is growing faster than any other city in the state with a population of at least 5,000, with an increase of about 57% during a 24-month period studied by the …
Read moreWildwood sets pace for Florida growth
The jury didn’t buy the doughnut defense.
A jury of four men and two women from Marion County are now seated to decide the felony perjury case against suspended Sumter County commissioner Oren Miller.
Jury selection begins in Marion County today in the felony perjury trial against suspended Sumter County commissioner Oren Miller.
Suspended Sumter commissioner Oren Miller’s felony perjury trial will begin the day after Election Day, a judge ordered Tuesday.
Sumter County commissioners remain locked in on delivering the county’s largest property tax-rate cut in 15 years.
Sumter County’s foray into providing a no-kill animal shelter has been a failure, commissioners agreed Tuesday. The county will shift to a “socially conscious sheltering” model in a move designed to provide more humane treatment for the animals, the board unanimously decided.
Sumter voters on Tuesday rejected an attempt to oust two of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ appointees from the county commission and also voted in two newcomers who have deep backgrounds in public safety. Incumbents Roberta Ulrich and Don Wiley will continue to serve in Districts 1 and 5, respectively. …
Villages residents are getting an up-close look at their new ambulances and clarity about the future of their fire department.
As Sumter voters are choosing commissioners for Districts 1 and 5, new details are emerging in the criminal scandal that unexpectedly put them in play.
Four men running for Sumter County’s commission as “resident-first, not developer-first candidates” actually have been bankrolled by more developer money than their opponents, new campaign finance reports show.
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