• Do not rent out Meadowcrest space

    As a taxpayer of Citrus County, I would like to speak out against the purchase or spending for appraisal of the Meadowcrest building. It appears that the building is at the end of its mechanical and structural lifespan. I think that Dennis Damato is overstating his expertise. Large commercial buildings require a lot of attention. It would require hiring an outside management firm or hiring and training new county employees. 

  • HCA owns poor-performing hospital

    In a recent analysis of Medicare data, Consumer Reports found that St. Petersburg General is one of the most unsafe hospitals in the nation for seniors, and scored it very poorly for surgical deaths, excessive radiation exposure, and bloodstream infections that health officials say can largely be prevented.

    St. Petersburg General scored 25 of a possible 100 points, ranking it 10th worst from the bottom of the 2,500 hospitals surveyed.

  • Awesome day in Inverness

    On behalf of the city of Inverness, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the fourth annual City of Inverness St. Patrick’s Celebration on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

    Whether you rode a horse, wagon or car, strutted, beat a drum, waved a flag (or your hand), tossed a baton, walked, blew a horn, danced, floated down the parade route or cheered it on, please know that your presence and enthusiasm at the parade made it a home town, off-the-charts success. Everyone came away with a smile and a warm heart.

  • Book sale nets over $35,000

    Once again the citizens of Citrus County have come out in support of our Friends of Citrus County Libraries Book Sale. Thank you! Because of you and your enthusiastic purchases, we added $35,696 to our total, and we have now passed the $800,000 mark of money raised for the Coastal Region, Lakes Region and Central Ridge libraries and the library system. We have now provided more than $825,500 for the purchase of materials and other projects! With the budget constraints on all services and the even greater use of the libraries, these figures are particularly significant.

  • Thanks for support

    Our third annual yard sale, March 22 at Homosassa Animal & Bird Hospital was a smashing success, due in large part to the generous donations of our clients! We are so grateful for their continued support. We raised over $1,440 for Nature World Wildlife Rescue. These funds will assist with rehab and feeding of wildlife at their facility.

  • Thanks for help with event

    The Citrus Mopars Car Club would like to thank all those who made our fifth annual All-Mopar show an overwhelming success. We would like to thank all of our members who helped both in the preparation for the show and the show itself. A special thanks goes out to Nature Coast Mustangs for their help in judging.

  • Event raises over $57,000

    We want to thank you all for your support of our second annual Tee Off for Tourette Celebrity Golf Tournament and Auction. This year’s event was an even bigger success than last year, and that was due to the people like you, who believe in our cause.

  • Big thanks from rescued animals

    On behalf of Dobie Ranch Rescue/AHSCF, we would like to thank everyone for coming out to Manatee Lanes for our annual fundraiser and sharing a good time for a great cause despite the bad weather.

    As always, our friends at Manatee Lanes made all feel welcome, including our four-legged friends.
    Dr. Tammy Ferarra and staff from Plantation Animal Clinic give so much time and heart for this cause every year, we could not do this without them.

  • Great care at hospital

    I would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the following list of doctors, nurses and techs at Citrus Memorial Hospital Surgical Services during my three-day stay from Feb. 17 to 20, 2014, for a total knee replacement. They are: in OR, Sheryll, Teresa, Brian, Mike, and Trey; in Pre-Admit, Carolyn, Nurse Karen; in Holding Room, Dr. Adamson and Betty; and last but not least, in PACU, Marilyn and Randy Weeks.

  • Great meals and service

    This is not an advertisement. Nor does the restaurant I am mentioning have a single clue I am writing this. But it is overdue.
    Most every Friday night, four of us meet at Heidi’s in Inverness for their delicious Italian food. What do we get? Usually, we get whatever the latest coupon offers at a very reasonable price. The coupon is in Friday’s paper and several of those coupon books floating around in some stores.