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  • Florida Department of Health in Citrus County supported National Kick Butts Day by showing YMCA kids the truth on Big Tobacco on Wednesday, March 15. 

    Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youths to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. There were more than 1,000 events in schools and communities across the United States and even around the world.

  • For about six months, Nancy Dunning has been the voice for local real estate agents.

    That’s when she took the reins of association executive of the Realtors Association of Citrus County (RACC). During that short tenure, she’s already noticed trends in the local housing market.

    The Chronicle asked Dunning to elaborate on her role with the RACC: what brought her here and what plans she has for the future. Here’s what she said:

  • Georgi Davis

    UP THE CLOTHES CHUTE

    Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day and people will talk about the luck of the Irish. I really don’t know where that expression came from, but that’s what people say.

  • Brenda L. Roberts

  • Claire Phillips Laxton 

  • Claire Phillips Laxton 

  • Diane Daniels

    Special to the Chronicle

    Although there are more widows, on average, than widowers, the latter have their trials equal to that of widows. The Census Bureau reported in 2004 that 3 percent of men were widowers as compared to

  • C.J. Risak

  • The telltale signs are there.

    The temperatures are getting warmer. Easter is near. Spring break is this week. Schools are gearing up already for end-of-year activities.

    That means it is almost time for our winter visitors (affectionately called ‘snowbirds’) to start closing their seasonal homes before heading back north.

    But there is work to be done before they turn the key for that last time.

  • Two local award- winning artists are coming together to put on a Realistic Art Exhibit at the Lorna Jean Gallery on Saturday, March 11. 

    Douglas Murray of Hernando and Norman Freyer of Homosassa will have an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a selection of watercolors, gouache and colored-pencil creations, including landscapes, seascapes, birds and animals. The Lorna Jean Gallery is at 6136 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway (State Road 44), Crystal River.

  • Georgi Davis

  • Claire Phillips Laxton

  • Authentic re-enactment of the War Between the States by the Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment observes its 20th anniversary this year with all its traditions, plus several new features during the three-day time travel to the mid 19th century.

    The public is invited to watch the re-creations of Civil War battles by more than 500 re-enactors, including the 8th Florida, Company B Hardy’s Brigade, whose members founded the originalNature Coast event near Crystal River.

  • Fifteen YMCA youths from Tampa came face to face with manatees for the first time at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge on Feb. 25. 

    “I’m excited and scared at the same time,” said 15-year-old Monay Johnson. “I don’t know if they like humans, I’ve never been near one, and my mom stated that they eat people.” 

  • Claire Phillips Laxton 

  • By Debbie Selsavage

  • C.J. Risak

  • Special to the Chronicle

    The sound of musket volleys and the smell of gunpowder will greet visitors to Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 S. Old Floral City Road in Inverness, as it celebrates Fort Cooper Days on March 11 and 12.

    2017 to feature Hoop Dance

  • Special to the Chronicle

  • March is finally here, and I feel a change in the air. The red buds have appeared on the trees meaning that green leaves will be sprouting soon, Those grey sticks that rise above the landscape will turn to a vibrant green, making our world brighter.