• Horses on the hill

    Tammy Woodburn, owner, operator and head trainer at Blueberry Hill Farm in Hernando, has about 25 horses on her property — and has one busy life.

    “This morning I was out at about 6:30 a.m. feeding, watering, dumping water tubs, just getting everybody happy; then, we turn the horses out again after they eat, and we clean the barn and the stalls,” Woodburn said. 

  • Bald eagle highlighted at wildlife park in July

    By Susan Strawbridge



    Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be focusing on the threatened bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) during the month of July. 

    The park is now home to four bald eagles that could not otherwise survive in the wild due to injuries or imprinting. Three of the eagles are on display and another is used in outreach programs. 

  • Art Talk: ‘South Pacific’ coming to stage of Art Center Theatre

    By Sharon Harris


    The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “South Pacific” will be on the stage at the Art Center Theatre from July 17 through Aug. 2. Rehearsals have been underway since April, and the cast and crew of the production are fine-tuning the show to get it ready for opening night.

  • Citrus Watercolor Club: Watercolor Club takes a break for summer

    By Norm Freyer


    July is the month that the Citrus Watercolor Club (CWC) takes a hiatus in their schedule. It is the month when many of the club members take time to travel, vacation, visit relatives, enjoy the shore, have backyard barbeques and generally enjoy the time of summer.

  • Play it by Ear: July roars with some hot concerts, arts events

    By Jim Davis


    On July 4 and 5, the Nature Coast Concert Band presents two free concerts, both starting at 2:30 in the afternoon. The Independence Day concerts, called “American Heritage,” are at the Citrus Springs Community Center on Saturday, July 4, and at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Sunday, July 5. 

  • Fire in the sky, fun on the ground

    Rochelle Kaiser

    For the Chronicle

    It’s time to prepare to celebrate Independence Day by participating in the 16th annual Homosassa River Fireworks Fest and Poker Run, which starts at 8 a.m. Saturday along the Homosassa River. 

  • 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. 

  • Nature in miniature

    An activity that is more than 1,000 years old continues to thrive in Citrus County. 

    The Buttonwood Bonsai Club meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday monthly, so members can work on bonsai trees and share in the art of the craft. Meetings are at the Achievement Center, 130 Heights Ave., Inverness.

  • Spotlight on Theater: No rest for young thespians during summer

    By Jeri Augustine


    Who knows the words to the song “Summertime” from the Gershwin operetta “Porgy and Bess”?

  • Reading, writing, religion

    BEVERLY HILLS - For people of faith, the Christian bookstore has long been a hub for believers and seekers, a gathering place and an extension of the local church.