• Joe Dube: Leaving a legacy

    Rochelle Kaiser

    For the Chronicle

    For the past five years, Joe Dube has served as president of the Friends of the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. His vision for the park has been seen by millions of visitors over the years and will continue indefinitely.

    His journey began long before he began serving as president. It all began with volunteering at the park, where he met Ginny Svoboda, a longtime volunteer. 

  • Healthy living

    For the fourth year in a row, the Citrus County Chronicle is hosting the Healthy Living Show. Whether you need to get an eye exam, a new doctor or need to find the best place to purchase a kayak, then come to the expo on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at National Guard Armory in Crystal River. 

    This is a new location for the annual expo, which will draw attention to active-lifestyle opportunities in Citrus County. 

  • Chili and crafts to be served up in Ozello

    Tasty, red, white and hot — that’s what comes to mind when thinking of chili. 

    If you want chili, then take a trip down to the 12th annual Ozello Craft Show & Chili Cook-off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. The Ozello Civic Association hosts this spicy or sweet event once a year to highlight the best chili and the weirdest crafts in the area. 

  • Bluegrass on the rise as spring nears

    Special C coming to Crystal River

  • Alligators in spotlight at park this month

    By Susan Strawbridge, Special to the Chronicle

  • Best Bets 2/10/17

    Friday, Feb. 10

    ‘Love Your Library 2017 Key West Fest’

  • Dance to Southern Exposure Feb. 9

    Southern Exposure is February’s special entertainment as part of the Music at the Museum series, performing Thursday, Feb. 9.  Fronted by Norman Bernard and Nelson Delamaggiore, the band will feature the Valentine vocal styling of Kim Evans and Eddie Lawrence.

  • ‘Seniors of the Sahara’

    Special to the Chronicle

    A wickedly funny comedy with an interesting twist on the “genie in a bottle” theme opens next Friday at the Art Center Theatre in Citrus Hills.

    “Seniors of the Sahara” is the story of a retired New Jersey school teacher named Sylvia who brings home more than just souvenirs when she returns from her grandson’s wedding in Israel.

  • Brew Fest
    The craft beer sensation is officially making its way to Citrus County, courtesy of the Highland Craft Brew Festival, hosted by the Rotary Club of Inverness. 
    Anyone who loves beer will get the chance to have unlimited samples of more than 20 home and 15 craft brews from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Citrus County Fairgrounds. 
  • Annual car, music festival slated for Saturday

    The second annual Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival and Car Show hosted by Tin Roof Shack Productions and the Citrus MOPARS car club will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Rock Crusher Canyon, 275 S. Rock Crusher Road, Crystal River.