The Villages Regional Hospital is getting a new parent. Central Florida Health, which operates Leesburg Regional Medical Center as well as TVRH, will be acquired by UF Health in early 2020 pending final reviews, the two medical networks announced Tuesday. The two local hospitals will be rebr…

Doc Uphold had never held a ukulele in his life before Tuesday. He figured joining about 300 others at Ukulele on the Square on Lake Sumter Landing Market Square to learn and play Christmas tunes was as good a time as any to give the instrument a shot. It’s only in its third year, but Ukulel…

Everybody has something to heal, and Carole Sfekas and Maryanne Horne want to help people for the highest healing good.

Walking into Corkscrew Winery on a Monday afternoon, one would not guess that the place for make-your-own wine and a brewery is a hot spot for night life.

A cozy pajama party with Santa is just one of the memorable events planned for Camp Villages Holiday Week. The Villages Recreation and Parks Department is offering an exciting lineup of holiday events for grandchildren to enjoy with their grandparents Dec. 20-30.  Villages residents can regi…

Man-made technology has long given the human body a boost. As research progresses, the devices that replace damaged joints, ease ongoing pain, stabilize irregular heartbeats and monitor blood sugar spikes are improving as their popularity grows. The United States has the largest medical devi…

Sand pines thrive in abundance in the driest and least fertile soils in Florida’s forests. They’re the soils people would least expect to support the growth of Christmas trees. But sand pines are among a handful of species Florida Christmas tree farmers cultivate, offering a chance to decora…

When Rick Moss received a DNA kit for Christmas last year, he never imagined he would uncover more than his roots.

The Villages continues to unveil impressive recreational facilities. The year 2019 witnessed the opening of nine amenities. Thousands of residents, for instance, visited Everglades Recreation Complex when it opened Nov. 8. But Everglades is just a bellwether of what’s to come as The Villages…

A lot of effort has gone into ensuring quick responses to emergencies in The Villages. And first responders are working hard to make sure it stays that way in 2020. The rapid pace of development, both inside and outside The Villages, presents local public safety agencies with new challenges …

The Festival of Trees, held at Waterfront Inn at Lake Sumter Landing each year, is the primary fundraiser for the Special Olympics in Sumter County. The main event, held Thursday, raised about $9,000 through the auction of