Local News

  • Local briefs 9/26/2016

    Medicare seminar scheduled

    Medicare’s open enrollment period is from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Each year Medicare health and drug plans can make changes. Learn what changes may affect you and receive information about what plans may meet your needs better from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 17 at the UF/IFAS Extension Office, 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Ste. 1, Lecanto.

    For more information or to register, call Sarah at the UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County office at 352-527-5700.

  • Hot Rod Willie

    Every man remembers his first love.

    For Willie Wilde, it was a 1932 Ford.

    “That was the first year of the Ford flathead V8, the first car Ford made after the Model A’s,” he said.

    Now 84, Wilde, a self-described “hot rod guy,” still loves the ’32, even though he’s had many loves since.

  • City to get storm damage update

    The Crystal River City Council will get another update Monday on the city’s recovery from Hurricane Hermine.

    As of Saturday, Florida was still awaiting a federal disaster declaration from President Barack Obama, which would allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist the state and affected counties.

    Crystal River officials approved $1 million Sept. 10 for two rounds of storm debris pickup prior to a presidential declaration.

  • Florida-friendly Landscaping Principles


    For more information concerning Florida-friendly Landscaping, call Steve Davis at 352-527-5708. Or attend the free FFL workshops, held twice monthly on varying dates at the county Extension office, located at 3650 W. Sovereign Path in Lecanto. Workshop times are announced on the county’s website, at www.citrusbocc.com and in the Chronicle.

    Florida-friendly Landscaping Principles

  • Education program assists in transforming your yard


    Sharon Anderson

    For the Chronicle

    Citrus County residents who are planning landscaping projects can take advantage of the wealth of expertise and information available through the University of Florida Extension Service’s Florida-

    friendly Landscaping (FFL) public education program, administered by the county’s Water Resources Department.

  • Peace, tranquility in Florida’s Gulf


    Amber Sigman

    For the Chronicle

    Kathy Campbell’s long hair blows in the wind as she and her friends ride in a Sundance skiff through pristine looking waters of the Salt River estuary — a glimpse of Old Florida’s paradise. The captain takes his crew through less-crowded waters towards the Gulf to catch scallops on Saturday, the last day of the season.

  • County real estate figures for August

    If the latest Citrus County housing market was examined under a doctor’s keen eye, it would probably get a pretty good diagnosis for August. 

    However, like any good physical check-up, there’s always room for improvement.

  • Local briefs 9/25/2016

    Register now for small-biz workshop

    Thinking about opening a home-based food business? The UF/IFAS Extension Office will host a workshop on the topic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Suite 1, Lecanto.

  • Campaign Trail 9/25/2016

    * Mike Prendergast, Republican for sheriff, will have two meet-and-greet events: Tuesday, Sept. 27, at a supporter’s home. Call 352-210-3535 for details; and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Angelotti’s Pizza in Inverness.

    * The Citrus County Sportsman Association is having a town hall meeting for sheriff candidats at                   6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the American Legion Post 155, 6585 W. Gulf to Lake Highway, Crystal River.

  • Health and Fitness Expo