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  • Yoga ... a path to spiritual growth
  • Center sees success after first year of business

    The Yoga and Reiki Center is able to hold classes at no cost.

    The center was founded and is able to remain open using funds that were donated by a late friend of the instructors. After operating for more than a year, the center has expanded, adding a larger number of instructors, services and workshops.

  • COURT DIGEST: Trial starts for shooting suspect

    Vigilante justice and the negative mental affects of prescription painkillers are topics that could surface in the trial, which starts today, for Marshall Smith Sr., 54, charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and shooting into a dwelling.

    The charges date back to a confrontational double shooting in Inverness in late December 2013.

    According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting followed a purse snatching incident earlier in the day involving prescription pills.

  • Folk duo infuse music with taste of history

    At a recent fundraiser, League of Women Voters of Citrus County made sure to include women’s history into their monthly agenda. 

    The league invited folk duo Atwater-Donnelly to play at the club director’s home in Pine Ridge. The band plays an array of instruments, does percussive dances and also narrates their stories with tales and information about women’s history. 

  • 11th annual Kids Fishing Clinic

    Kids ages 5 through 15 fished from the bank Saturday as they learn the basics of angling skills, fishing safety, fishing ethics and environmental stewardship.

    The 11th annual free Kids Fishing Clinic was at Fort Island Trail Park, sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

  • Donors help reunite man with best friend

    Brad Quickel did what he needed to do for Weezy — his dog, his “son” — and will continue to do so.

    When acknowledging he could not pay the surgical costs for Weezy’s broken leg, caused by a car, Quickel decided to give his dog over to the county animal shelter and a chance for surgery.

  • County briefs 3/3/15

    Mural unveiling slated Wednesday

    The Friends of Crystal River State Parks, the Florida Public Archeology Network and Gulf Archeology Research Institute plan the grand unveiling of the Museum Mural Project at the Crystal River Archaeological Park Museum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    The public is invited to come and see the new mural depicting life at the Mounds Complex around 700 AD. 

  • Postscript - Judith Parker: Beloved vendor at Howard’s Flea Market

    HOMOSASSA — Judy Parker brought delight to her little section of Howard’s Flea Market.

    She and best friend Judy Gardner — they were called “JudyandJudy” by those who knew them — ran Pup City U.S.A., selling pet supplies and puppies. 

  • Monday Conversation: Kimberlee Tennille

    Kimberlee Tennille is the park manager of Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park — and she does not just manage animals.

    Tennille grew up in Clearwater, but relocated to Citrus County after college because of the schools here; specifically, the Academy of Environmental Science, where her daughter attends school.

  • VA has care in medical foster homes

    The VA Medical Foster Home Program has expanded into Citrus County with a location in Citrus Springs.

    The program is based at Malcom Randall VA Hospital in Gainesville.

    It matches ex-military personnel with people in their community who have decided to open their homes and act as caregivers.