• Movers and shakers

    Tourism is a driving force in Citrus County and events provide a multiplier effect, drawing out-of-towners as well as local residents. 

    In recent years, the cities of Inverness and Crystal River have shown a firm commitment to supporting events, hiring employees to handle planning, logistics and execution, with the expectation that when there’s fun stuff to do, fun-lovers from far and wide will take an interest.

  • Inverness promoting through multimedia

    INVERNESS — The city of Inverness recently uploaded a series of videos to highlight the hidden secrets of a “Small Town Done Right.”

    After only 10 days, the videos received more than 300,000 views and 18,000 “likes” and reactions on Facebook.

    These promotional videos show the beauty of area while promoting business, tourism and population growth for the city.

  • ‘Ferris Bueller’ coming to Valerie Theatre Aug. 28

    “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” a 1986 American Metrocolor comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes, will be shown at the Valerie Theatre in downtown Inverness at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. 

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    Friday, Aug. 19

    Friday Night Thunder in Inverness

    The Inverness Visitors Bureau invites the community to tonight’s Friday Night Thunder on Courthouse Square. Mopar’s Car Cruise-in and live music by Oklahoma Stackhouse will start at 5 p.m. This free event takes place the third Friday monthly.

    Saturday, Aug. 20

  • Promising performers

    The Citrus Youth Educational Symphonic Orchestra is bowing up to present a recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. Cornerstone Baptist is at 1100 W. Highland Blvd.

    The public is invited to see how each student is growing in musical ability.

  • Babies, babies, babies: Little things count for artist

    Editor’s note: This story highlights one of the featured artists who will participate in the Saturday, Aug. 27, Citrus County Craft Council Harvest Moon Craft Show at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River.

    By Patti Harms, Special to the Chronicle

  • Hot dogs, ice cream and waffles at craft show Aug. 27

    By Patti Harms, Special to the Chronicle

  • New exhibition opens at Old Courthouse

    A new exhibition is on display in the traveling/rotating gallery at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum in Inverness. The exhibit is titled “Water’s Journey: A South Florida Ecosystem.”

    This exhibition has been brought to the museum from the South Florida Water Management District in collaboration with the museum exhibits and program team committee. 

  • Brian Smalley performing in Dunnellon

    The Will McLean Foundation’s Sunday Sampler Concert Series will present Brian Smalley at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, in the historic Dunnellon Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. 

    Following the concert, there will be a jam for any musicians interested  in sharing their music. 

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    Saturday, Aug. 13

    Market, craft show at Crystal River Mall

    Crystal River Mall will stage its Indoor Farmer’s Market and Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The market is held the second Saturday of each month. Everyone is welcome to the indoor event.