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  • YOUR MENTAL HEALTH: Struggling to get well

    What does a person with a mental illness look like?

    Can you tell by looking if a person has depression or bipolar disorder? What about a person with schizophrenia or generalized anxiety?

    Recently, the Chronicle visited the Lighthouse in Inverness, an outreach of The Centers where people with mental illness can come during the day for socialization and pre-employment vocational rehabilitation. 

  • Mall sold for $1.5 million

    This time, no promises.

    This time, no guarantees.

    And, the hope from shop owners and community leaders, is that this time the owners mean business.

    The Crystal River Mall sold last week for $1.5 million to a Mesa, Arizona, property-management company that is making its first foray into Florida.

  • Citrus Youth Orchestra
  • Local briefs 8/28/2016

    Springs group gets new venue

    Community stakeholders planning the future of Three Sisters Springs will meet Monday at a new venue.

    The Three Sisters Springs Community Working Group is meeting from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce’s Welcome Center, 915 N. Suncoast Boulevard, Crystal River.

  • Campaign Trail 8/28/2016

    * Duane Godfrey, Democrat for county commission District 1, will have a bbq fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Curry Roofing, 1965 Dunkenfield Ave., Crystal River. Information: 352-794-3104.

    * The Citrus 20/20 Save Our Waters Week Committee will host a forum for candidates seeking to represent Citrus County at the county commission and congressional levels, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the College of Central Florida in Lecanto. Information: 352-201-0149

  • Author shares her insights about aging

    Sharon Anderson

    For the Chronicle

    Growing old can be a challenge like no other, but having your ducks all in a row, so to speak, can make the transition much easier and more enjoyable for all concerned, according to local author and senior care coach Mary Cecelia Leahy Schlumberger during a presentation Wednesday at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle.

  • Seniors vs. Crime 8/28/2016: Offered millions for a fee? Hit delete

    Each week, I receive dozens of emails, phone calls and deliveries from citizens who want to share their scam experience in order to try and help others. I often share these with you in these articles, and this week is no exception. 

  • County briefs 8/27/16

    Early voting ends today

    Today is the final day for early voting in the primary election, and elections officials are urging voters to take advantage of the opportunity to cast their ballots ahead of the potential arrival of severe storms on Election Day.

    There are four early voting sites: 

    The Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills; 

  • Confused by sales-tax math?

    How do you pay a half a cent?

    Several readers have contacted the Chronicle asking what will happen if voters next Tuesday approve a half-cent sales-tax referendum. The half-cent hike is expected to add $6 million a year to school district coffers. The tax would be levied starting in fiscal year 2016-17 and continue for 10 years.

  • What a rush

    By Gwen Bittner, For the Chronicle