• Brain food

    As the end of the school year draws near, students are working hard to make good grades on tests while excitement grows about the final bell of the year.

    Yet without the school-year routine, eating habits for many students who rely on free or reduced-cost meals will be impacted. However, the federally funded Summer Food Service Program, also called Summer BreakSpot in Florida, will kick in during weekdays at select schools.

  • WTC recognizes top students

    On Wednesday, April 6, Withlacoochee Technical College (WTC) had its annual National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) induction ceremony. WTC is a member of NTHS, which encourages and recognizes students enrolled in career and technical education programs who achieve high scholastic achievement, excellence in their craft, and who exemplify outstanding personal attributes.

    NTHS is the highest award for excellence in career and technical education.

  • The impact of 4-H

    By Marnie Ward, Special to the Chronicle

  • LHS seniors honored by Elks

    By Shelby Burd, LHS Panther Prowl

    Each spring, 10 Lecanto High School seniors are chosen to receive the honor of being named Elks Students of the Month. Starting in January, one male and one female are chosen for each month, continuing to May.

  • Blessings program makes difference

    We all know that the intake of food is vital for physical performance.  In addition, social scientists and nutritionists have long known there is a definitive link between nutrition and learning. 

     The Citrus County Blessings program was started in 2009 to address the needs of hungry school children.  Its singular purpose is to help feed children of less fortunate families on the weekends, so they will be ready to learn on Monday mornings.  

  • Seven Rivers students earn superior ratings
  • Modern library for modern students

    Kathryn Locke, the media specialist at Inverness Middle School (IMS), was recently awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant for $5,000 to improve the school’s library.

    When Locke came to IPS four years ago, she saw the library needed a lot of updating.

    She set to work doing what she could by removing bookshelves and arranging the room to allow different classes use at the same time.

  • Chickens, swine and steer — Oh my!

    Every year, dozens of children from around the county enter the annual Citrus County Fair youth showmanship competition.

    The participants raise an animal of their choice, depending on their age, which determines what they can show. Many of the younger kids raise chickens, and others raise swine and steer.

  • Some facts about Bayer AG, one of the world’s oldest drug-makers:

    1. Founded in 1863 by two friends who developed affordable synthetic dyes for the textile industry.

    2. Bayer gained worldwide fame after chemist Felix Hoffmann, seeking a treatment for his father’s arthritis, discovered a drug in 1897 that safely reduced pain, inflammation and fever. It was launched as a powder under the brand name Aspirin in 1899 and sold in tablets starting in 1915.

  • Bayer retooling

    WHIPPANY, N.J. — The German conglomerate that invented aspirin over a century ago wants to take over much more of your medicine cabinet.

    Bayer AG is boosting its presence and brand in the U.S., the world’s biggest medicine market. Bayer is increasing everything from marketing and research operations in the U.S. to the number of its nonprescription medicines in pharmacies and grocery stores.