• Little planes, big fun

    Entering the property, you are greeted by rolling hills, manicured lawns and the sound of whirring planes. 

    The Tri-County R/C Club is a large group of radio-control model plane flyers that meets regularly in Dunnellon. The club is having an event, the Chuck Yeager Warbird Fly-in, on Saturday, Sept. 19. 

  • Crafty things on display, for sale: fall at the mall

    Rochelle Kaiser

    For the Chronicle

    The craft season is beginning with the 26th annual Harvest Moon Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the former Belk store at Crystal River Mall.

  • Classic cruisers

    They gather Saturday nights by the Wendy’s parking lot in Crystal River.

    No, they’re not teenagers. They’re the Citrus County Cruisers. 

    The Citrus County Cruisers is a classic car club that has existed in Citrus County since 1985. 

  • Dahl-ing things up

    Odds are you have seen rosemaling works around, but you may not know some of the stories behind the art form.

    Joan Dahl is a rosemaler and author of many books on rosemaling technique. Rosemaling is a Norwegian style of painting. 

  • Spotlight on Theater: Remembering words of the Bard of Avon

    By Jeri Augustine


    One of my favorite lines from Shakespeare is from “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark,” Act III, Scene II. It is Hamlet’s advice to the players (as the director of a play). 

  • Art Talk: August sets the stage for fall at the Art Center

    By Sharon Harris

    August is a quiet month for the Art Center, with the primary focus on maintenance and planning for the full schedule of events that begin in September with the first art exhibition of the year and a new play opening on the theater stage.
    Registration is also underway for fall classes in drawing, acrylic painting and watercolor. Anyone interested should call 352-746-7606 for information and registration or go to the Art Center website at artcenterofcitruscounty.org.

  • Watercolor Club: A look at outsider art

    By Norm Freyer

    The demonstrator for the Friday, Aug. 14, meeting of the Citrus Watercolor Club will be Ocala artist Ted Kloski.
    Kloski has an impressive background in Abstract Expressionism; a pursuit that began in the early 1960s when he studied art at the University of California, Berkeley, and subsequently graduated with a Master of Arts degree. He paints primarily in acrylic and oil media.

  • Teams sought for Dragon Boat Races

    Special to the Chronicle

    Dragon Boat Races will return to Lake Hernando with a Nov. 13 kickoff party and concert at the lakeside park in Hernando, then race day on Nov. 14.

    Now’s a good time to pull a team together and support the event and the community. This regional event hosts teams from all over Florida and the Southeast, but is also supported by community teams made up of businesses, clubs and groups of friends and neighbors. 

  • The Buzz: What's happening around Citrus County


    *Art Center Theater is holding auditions for “And Then There Were None” on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m.

    Auditions for “Nunsense II” will be held on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 2 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m.

  • Vertiglow strikes

    Not too many places in Citrus County are decked out in black lights every Friday and Saturday night.

    Manatee Lanes’ Vertiglow, a weekend bowling event, offers bowling for up to six people and includes shoes. On Friday, Vertiglow takes place from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and on Saturday takes place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.