• A doggone good time

    Our four-legged best friends can have a tail-wagging good time at the eighth annual K-9 Karnival on Saturday.  

    Bring your loyal buddy and family members or frienss, too, to celebrate a dog’s life at the festival, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Liberty Park on the lake near downtown Inverness. 

    Inverness Business Leaders President Roger Carlson said this is a fun community event that goes right back to the animals. 

  • Experienced artists to judge Festival of the Arts

    Special to the Chronicle

    Scheduled for Nov. 5 and 6 on the Courthouse Square in downtown Inverness, the Festival of the Arts is a juried show which will bring together artists and crafters from all over Central Florida.

    Judging the entries will be three judges from around the region. 

  • Fine tuning

    Jeff Bryan

    Riverland News

    Entering its third decade, Jazz Up Dunnellon is undergoing a face-lift of sorts.

    Now in its 21st year, Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce officials have opted to rebrand Jazz Up Dunnellon, which is this Saturday.

    The reasoning was simple, according to Penny Lofton, executive director of the chamber. 

  • NCCB concert to honor Korean veterans

    Special to the Chronicle

    The Nature Coast Community Band, under baton of conductor/music director Cindy Hazzard, will present two concerts opening the 24th Veterans Appreciation Week in Citrus County.  This year’s theme is “Citrus County Honoring Our Korean War Era Veterans.”

    The concerts will be at 2:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Citrus Springs Community Center, 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, and 2:30 p.m.

  • 'Nightmare' coming again to Crystal River

    Special to the Chronicle

    The 17th annual super scream of “The Nightmare on Pine Bluff Street” Haunted Maze and Spooky Graveyard will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 7-10:30 p.m.; and

    Halloween night, from 7-9:30 pm. The event is free.

    You start your journey where candy and treats are given out and donations are accepted.

  • Race the undead

    Special to the Chronicle

    The undead will swarm Cooter Fest this fall as a part of a new event called the Cooter Zombie Run, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 30.

    Participants will experience the thrill of dodging zombies along the Withlacoochee State Trail and parts of downtown Inverness. It is a 1.5-mile course that begins at Liberty Park and coils through downtown.

  • Help Citrus Blessings by dressing up!

    Citrus County Blessings is hosting its annual Halloween Costume Ball to stamp out hunger for students in Citrus County.
    The annual Halloween Costume Ball will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Rock Crusher Pavilion.
    This event is the largest fundraising opportunity with all proceeds going to help fund students through the 2017/2018 school year.

  • Sunny the Cooter gets a makeover

    Julie Gorham
    Staff writer
    The Cooter Festival has grown into a three-day music festival — with zombies, live music, and a kitschy new logo.
    “Cooter Fest is all about community — it’s a small town feel full of warm and fuzzy feelings,” said Event Director Sharon Skeele-Hogan.
    From Cooter Fest to Cooterstock with the sounds of Woodstock filling Liberty Park from Oct. 28-30, on not one, but two stages.

  • Variety of concerts set for October

    Jim Davis
    Play it by ear

  • Popular St. Petersburg artist returns to Watercolor Society

    Norm Freyer
    Watercolor Society