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  • Katie Lucas

    NATURE COAST EMS

    Good morning!  

  • People decide to sell their homes for all sorts of reasons — noisy neighbors, the desire to downsize, change of financial status, new job.

    Maybe people have just gotten tired of the same place after 10 years and want a change.

    A new report by the mortgage research firm HSH.com highlights why people are pulling up stakes and seeking another abode. Some of the reasons might be obvious. Others, not so much.

  • Denise Lavoie

    Associated Press

    DUDLEY, Mass. — On the site of a long-idle dairy farm, leaders of a local mosque hope to build a final resting place for about 500 Muslim families — to the dismay of many residents of this quaint town in central Massachusetts.

  • Steven Davis

    Special to the Chronicle

    Editor’s note: April is Water Conservation Month. This is the final of four weekly installments from UF/IFAS Extension Service Citrus County and Citrus County Utilities’ Water Conservation office on simple ideas that, together, save lots of water.

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  • Diane Dobry

    Chronicle correspondent

    estled in the lush greenery of Twisted Oak Golf Course in Beverly Hills is a community of homes that resident Tom Schueneman calls “the best-kept secret in Citrus County”—Laurel Ridge. Why is it the best-kept secret? “No one knows we’re here!” Schueneman said half-jokingly.

  • Debra Burden

    Special to the Chronicle

    Editor’s note: April is Water Conservation Month. Each Sunday, UF/IFAS Extension Service Citrus County and Citrus County Utilities’ Water Conservation Office are offering simple ideas that, together, save lots of water. This is the third of four installments, with the final one to appear in next Sunday’s HomeFront section.

  • For Melanie Amanda Evans Zachry, it’s not a question of seeing a glass half empty or full. Rather, it’s the glass itself.

    Or, to be precise, what that glass can become with the proper dash of imagination and artistic talent.

    Zachry is the proprietor of Amanda Z Art Gallery in the historic district of Crystal River. Her specialty is fused glass and her aim is to brighten people’s lives.

  • I saw a 75-year-old gentleman almost one year ago. He was feeling tired. His family physician ordered a blood test. He had too many RBCs (red blood cells) in his blood. He was referred to me for further evaluation and management.

  • Patients sometimes call our office stating they think they’ve broken one of their lesser toes and inquire if they need to come in for an X-ray or if they should “just tape the toe” to another for a time.

  • C.J. Risak

    Correspondent

    In truth, Francisco Reyes Ramirez’s military career could have been derailed before it started. Born in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, in 1927, he emigrated to Manhattan, New York City, in 1947; in 1949, he received his draft notice.

  • Citrus County fared well in a new report showing single-family home affordability.

  • Steven Davis 

    Special to the Chronicle

    Editor’s note: April is Water Conservation Month, during which the Citrus County UF/IFAS Extension Service and Citrus County Utilities’ Water Conservation Office are offering simple ideas that, together, save lots of water. Check each Sunday’s HomeFront section this month for ways to save water both indoors and out.

  • We are fortunate to live close to one of the greatest natural and recreational treasures in the entire state of Florida. I was unaware of this gem myself until recently. It is the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, oftentimes referred to informally as the Barge Canal.

  • As summer approaches, we need to focus on preventing the most common type of cancer.  What is the most common type of cancer in the United States?  Is it lung, breast, prostate?  If you answered yes to any of these, you are off by a long shot.

  • Katie Lucas

    NATURE COAST EMS

    Good morning!  The professional and dedicated team members of Nature Coast EMS go whenever and wherever you need us, so I thought this would be a good time to review a few medical emergency signs for you.  We say and believe “every minute counts,” so the quicker we can be on the scene to help you, the better.

  • For the past three or four years, prescription medications have grown increasingly expensive.  It is not unusual to see double-digit increases of prices.  I myself have seen a product that I have used for over two decades go up five times in price and it is a generic and is widely available. 

  • Debbie Selsavage