Today's News

  • Wildwood Public Library July Schedule




    Every Thursday through July 29th @ 10:30am

    Summer Reading Program

    Make a splash at the Wildwood Public Library this summer!  Come join us for stories, entertainers,

    crafts, refreshments and a great time.  Registration is required. 

    For more info call:  352-748-1158

  • Raider Football Golf Scramble Set

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  • Shady Brook preserved

    After 43 people spoke out passionately against a controversial county proposal to route a four-lane section of County Road 470 through the heart of Shady Brook RV and Golf Resort, commissioners voted to spare the tiny landmark community.

    Proposal seven would have eliminated offset intersections at U.S. 301 by installing  the new section of C.R. 470 alongside acres of wetlands and through the Carmichael family’s property that has been in the family since 1953.

  • Villages pays for gov center

    The Villages Sumter County Service Center and The Villages Library at Pinellas Plaza bear the name of the development because the majority of the money used to build the two new multi-million-dollar government facilities was provided by the retirement community.

    The Villages of Lake-Sumter is headed up by developer H. Gary Morse and his son, Mark Morse, president of the company.

  • Featured Creature



    By Wendy B. Dial



    As a top predator in the world’s oceans, sharks deserve our cautious respect. However, the fear they instill among swimmers is disproportionate to the actual number of negative encounters. Sharks prefer other prey. Attacks on humans are usually a case of mistaken identity.

  • Police report: August 5, 2010

    Tuesday, July 27

    Michael Sebastian Kocian, 29, The Villages, was arrested for driving while license is suspended. Bond was set at $10,000.

    Thomas Edward Cummins, 29, Wildwood, was arrested for larceny. Bond was set at $500.

    Wednesday, July 28

    William B. Cantwell, 31, Wildwood, was arrested for sexual assault on victim under 12 and domestic aggravated battery on a child. Bond was not set.

    Thursday, July 29

    Christian Arroyo, 18, Oxford, was arrested for failure to appear. Bond was set at $3,500.

  • Letters to the Editor - Aug. 5, 2010

    Call your

    elected official

    I look forward to Thursday’s because I get to read the newspaper that I enjoy reading the most. It caters to my perspective, just like Fox news may reflect my choice for televised news.

  • Urban Farming

    Urban farming is a very hot topic in the country, providing locally grown foods to areas that have little access. The Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference will have a nationally recognized key note speaker, Will Allen to speak about his success in this area.   Allen is the founder and CEO of Growing Power, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is leading the "good food revolution".

  • Backyard Safari


       Honeybees: Nature’s little helpers   By Jessica Basham 

  • Auditions set for 'Guys and Dolls'

    Auditions for Guys and Dolls will be held at the Melon Patch Playhouse, 311 N 13th St., Leesburg, on Sunday, July 18 and Monday, July 19. The auditions are slated to begin at 7 p.m. A large and varied cast is required so everyone is welcome to audition.  The show is under the direction of John Turcotte with Billie Thatcher as Assistant Director. No appointments or prepared audition pieces are needed.  All who audition will be taught the song "Guys