• Warn walkers when approaching on bike

    Yesterday I finally got to the point of “I just can’t let this go any longer.” For most of 2014 I was sidelined with a medical issue and wasn’t up to walking on the Withlacoochee State Trail. Recently I have had the opportunity to join a friend and spend some time walking the trail. What a wonderful place this is. The scenery is great, the animals fun to watch, and then whoooosh — a bicyclist or two or three go by without any warning.

  • Classical influences upon the founders
  • Are body cameras the best option?

    I read the letter in Wednesday’s paper concerning body cameras for police, and while such cameras do indeed have the potential to increase accountability, reduce complaints and in some situations have a civilizing effect on the way police and citizens interact, it’s not all chocolate and roses, as my Dad used to say.

  • Thanks to club for hosting event

    Thanks to the Inglis-Yankeetown Lions Club for hosting the Fourth Annual Nature Coast Kayak Fishing Challenge on April 18. According to Donna Norton of the club, 50 participants registered for the event, which has steadily grown from seven participants in 2012 to 15 in 2013 and 30 last year. Many of the kayak fishers keep coming back, bringing their families with them for the Captain’s Meeting held the day before the event, where tournament rules are explained, and at the awards ceremony, both held in conjunction with a great fish fry.

  • Thank you for helping with Kiwanis Car and Truck Show

    On behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Central Ridge-Crystal River we would like to thank the volunteers who helped us sponsor a very successful Kiwanis Car and Truck Show. We were pleased by the variety of vehicles displayed; the majority were classics and older vehicles.

    Thirty-six award plaques were presented. The top six awards were in two age categories, 1970 to 2015 and 1906 to 1969, and titled gold, silver and bronze.

  • We appreciate your help

    On behalf of Take Stock in Children of Citrus County, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to those generous individuals from our community who supported our second annual College Readiness “Career Fair” and made it such a wonderful learning experience for our students.

  • Speaking of forgiveness

    There was a wonderfully written article entitled “Our beliefs at risk” in the weekend commentary section of the Chronicle by Georgi Davis. It discusses “forgiveness” and reminds us our God is a forgiving God.

    In life so many do not realize this precept in an hour-

  • Compromise can work

    Reading about the ever escalating disagreements between the county commission and Inverness City Council is downright frustrating to read about — sort of like a microcosm of the gridlock we witness in Congress. There seems to be too much of the “take-it-or-leave it” or the “all-or-nothing” attitudes that exacerbate efforts to come to any agreements. Look at all the posturing and unwillingness to compromise on the nine-point plan, Whispering Pines and fire service MSBU.

  • No easy answers
  • Body cameras needed

    As a strong advocate for law enforcement, understanding it is a tough job, I believe body cameras should be standard issue for all sheriff’s patrol deputies. Cameras protect deputies and the public.