Watching your children grow up and discover who they are as people is one of the greatest joys a mother can experience. Seeing your babies grow up and have babies of their own is an even more surreal experience. As their mother you want to help them, but you also know you need to let them le…

Watching your children grow up and discover who they are as people is one of the greatest joys a mother can experience. Seeing your babies grow up and have babies of their own is an even more surreal experience. As their mother you want to help them, but you also know you need to let them le…

Villagers are getting some tasty new choices with restaurateurs feeling confident to open new dining options as economic conditions begin to slowly improve during the pandemic. It’s just one example of The Villages’ resilience even in difficult times, said Scott Renick, The Villages director…

Most families aim to build success and raise their standard of living so their children can have better lives. But, this isn’t feasible for everyone without help. Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter and the Construction Management Academy of The Villages High School work together to give som…

For many of The Villages’ high-level senior athletes, the goal for training isn’t just to maintain an active lifestyle. It’s to compete. And when The Villages Senior Games, the community’s largest and most popular competitive sports event, was officially canceled this spring for the second c…

Although variant cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in Central Florida, less than .03% of the population in the tri-county area has been affected so far. And the early outlook on vaccines’ ability to fight off variants, or the changing cell structure of the virus over time, is favorable so fa…

The Wildwood Police Department will soon receive a key recognition from the state. It’s another form of confirmation for city officials and residents that the department has made drastic improvements the last two years under the direction of Chief Randy Parmer. In June, the Wildwood Police D…

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Tiffany Sevick’s life is nothing like she thought it would be when she moved to Florida from Texas about four years ago. The Fort McCoy resident never expected her husband passing away in a car crash and being left alone with four children, ranging in age from 4 to 13. “It’s been hard, you k…

A night at the theater might look different these days for some patrons. Computer screens sometimes are becoming the stage, watched from a couch rather than a folded seat. Venues are bringing entertainment into homes via livestreams and recorded shows, turning living rooms into theaters. Vir…

Wander on U.S. Highway 301 3 miles outside the Village of Fenney, and you might be fooled into thinking you’re in Georgia. It’s there where residents may find an orchard in Sumterville abundant with fuzzy, orange-pink peaches, prized for their sweet taste and nutritional benefits. Mid-April …