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Today's Features

  • Local Realtor Cheryl Lambert traveled to Tallahassee last month with more than 1,000 other agents to meet with state legislators on key hot-button matters affecting Citrus County homeowners and business owners.

    She came away confident those issues will be addressed before regular session ends May 5.

  • From its humble beginnings as a church that met in someone’s garage, Joy & Praise Fellowship has always believed that worship should involve the heart, mind, body and soul.

    They believe in the word and the spirit of God and that each worship service should be a time of celebration, whether it’s in a garage, a storefront in a strip plaza or in a state-of-the-art facility.

  • Last week, the Rev. Doug Shepherd died.

    I met him in 2002 at his auto parts business.

    His dad was in the auto business, too, and they were both Pentecostal preachers.

    I had been writing a story for the paper about the 100th anniversary of Pentecostalism, and although I had lots of history and background information,I wanted to talk to a real-live Pentecostal.

  • How many parents have waited for the day when their child’s eyes would suddenly be opened and, like the prodigal, they will finally see the truth and change their ways?

    Mothers and fathers dearly love their kids, but unfortunately, things do not always go as planned and many difficult children have caused their parents much worry, sadness and disappointment. It is easy to blame the parents, but I do not believe that all liability can be laid at their doorstep.

  • From the church’s beginnings, Bayside Church in Crystal River wanted to be a church that meets the needs of people in the community.

    That’s why they go to local laundromats with cookies and drinks and laundry detergent and money to pay for people’s use of the washers and dryers.

  • Get down and boogie the night away during Cayla’s Coats Disco Night on Saturday, April 29, at the Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center in Crystal River. 

    Cayla’s Coats is a nonprofit organization that grew out of a tragedy when 20-month-old Cayla Barnes drowned on a hot July afternoon in Citrus County in 2010. 

  • The Valerie Cultural Theatre will host its final live show of the season with The Valerie String Quartet on Saturday, April 29. 

    The quartet is comprised of members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brevard Symphony with two violins, a viola and cello, all on one stage to present its classical music series.

  • Special to the Chronicle

    A touching comedy about a December-December

    romance opens next week at the Art Center Theatre in Citrus Hills.

    “Southern Comforts” features a crusty New Jersey widower who meets a pert and cheerful Tennessee woman when she drops by his home asking for a donation for a church. A thunderstorm forces them to spend time together, and they find mutual attraction.

  • Georgi Davis

  • Special to the Chronicle