The mesmerising television coverage of the Apollo 11 moon landing  50 years ago brought previously unthinkable images into the homes of 600 million people worldwide, leaving a profound impact on pop culture and the American psyche. When the Eagle spacecraft touched down on the moon’s surface…

So many Americans played important roles in the years that preceded the July 16, 1969, launch of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin were the faces of this historic event. When Armstro…

Dave Lewis got into gardening because of his parents, and he has been gardening all of his life. When he and his wife, Terri, moved to their Village of Woodbury home, he started to work on his cottage garden. When placing plants, he had no real organizational method to his garden. Some of th…

The Brooklyn Bridge is coming to The Villages. The band, that is. The group, originally Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, formed in 1968 and is known for hits like “Worst That Could Happen,” “Blessed Is the Rain” and “Welcome Me Love.”

St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church is getting ready to mark a milestone. A ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 15  to offer blessings and say farewell to the church’s Parish Hall and Office. Four days later, work will begin on demolition of the buildings to make way for a new Family Life C…

Today’s the day many have been anticipating for years. The new Fruitland Park Library is officially ready for business, and the public is invited to participate in the celebration. A grand opening ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. today at the new location, 604 W. Berckman St. “It’s like t…

One of the most prominent restaurateurs in The Villages is opening a new restaurant Monday.

Comcast Cable is attempting to replace a fiber optic line that was cut by a utility company doing work along County Road 101 near the Village of Summerhill and Southern Trace Plaza.

A sold-out crowd sat mesmerized and then cheered and applauded enthusiastically during the Hotel California’s “A Salute to the Eagles” show Wednesday evening at Savannah Center.

While their calls on the field might be occasionally debated, the value of umpires to softball in The Villages is anything but.

The second Villages Honor Flight of 2019 was set to take off early this morning, taking 40 area veterans to visit memorials in and around Washington, D.C. The timing of the flight coincides with a major anniversary in military history. Those on the Honor Flight will return from their trip ea…

Tayla Machado has a new life’s mission — to preserve the life and legacy of her brother. And on Tuesday, the first step was taken in making sure Joseph Machado won’t soon be forgotten. The Villages High School, in conjunction with the Buffalo Scholarship Foundation, announced the creation of…

Sumter County Sheriff Bill Farmer has a new right-hand man, and The Villages will soon have a new resident, one with a familiar face. Undersheriff Gary Brannen, previously the chief deputy, retired Friday and plans to move to the Village of Marsh Bend in the very near future. Meanwhile, new …

Andrea Davis started to garden to try to help save monarch butterflies. From there, she tried to help as many butterflies as she could. “It makes me feel good,” Davis said. “They get the food that they need (in my garden) and are in a safe habitat.” It’s not just butterflies that thrive in h…