Covered in paint chips, sweat and brush marks, the supervisors and students of this year’s summer work crew prepared school buildings for a new school year. Fifteen students and two supervisors have been taking on the tough task of painting the school facilities of the Sumter County School D…

Covered in paint chips, sweat and brush marks, the supervisors and students of this year’s summer work crew prepared school buildings for a new school year. Fifteen students and two supervisors have been taking on the tough task of painting the school facilities of the Sumter County School D…

In honor of International Clown Week, held the first week in August and started by a proclamation by President Richard Nixon in 1971, the resident clown troupe has several events happening throughout The Villages.

Shoppers and businesses are gearing up for a statewide holiday. All sales tax and local option taxes will not be applied to orders for specific items listed by the Florida Department of Revenue from July 31 to Aug. 9. Items including footwear, clothing and some accessories marked for $60 or …

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Firefighters in The Villages could break off from Sumter County’s system to form its own fire district, an idea pitched to a citizen task force Wednesday that is exploring how to improve the county’s emergency medical services and ambulance transports.

Sumter County commissioners — three of whom were newly elected on a promise to roll back 2019’s 25% property tax increase — will meet today on a budget that includes trimming that rate by only 3%.

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Preparing for hurricanes is a ritual as Floridian as oranges, manatees and Mickey Mouse. Hurricane season officially kicked off June 1 and will run through Nov. 30. Although hurricanes can happen outside of that period, the season is when the storms are most likely. With forecasts suggesting…

Johnson was introduced to pottery at a community college near his Michigan home and he was smitten with the medium. After two years, he enrolled in the Eastern Michigan University where he majored in fine arts, developing a love for working with his hands that last to this day in glass-fusio…

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Rhonda Waters pulls a piece of pottery from a kiln while doing a project in a Japanese pottery style called Raku on Wednesday at her home shop in the Village of Chitty Chatty.

Rhonda Waters took the opportunity to create her dream workshop when she and her husband decided to build their own home in the Village of Chitty Chatty. Waters is a welder and uses metal working to make art and express herself. Waters and her husband, Jan, built a large garage for their hom…

Neighbors from the Village of Pine Hills gave back to their community on Oct. 4 with a driveway concert and funds and clothing collection for Share The Blessing, a program that gives back to Fruitland Park Elementary School.

Residents transformed themselves into monsters, roller-coaster riders at a theme park and police officers chasing robbers on the scene — all at the drop of a hat.

Moving the lanai furniture to a safe location in case of a hurricane isn’t yet on the roster of service provided by Caring Neighbors. But it might be soon.  

Bob Marano waved to, and chatted with, his friends as he arrived at the Lady Lake Little League baseball field on Aug. 27. But he doesn’t remember anything after heading to home plate.