• Gloria Yoder


    It was 5:30 p.m. on a Wednesday evening. I stopped at Mom’s to chat with her for a bit before going to my husband’s office to fax my weekly column. While I was there, I picked up the telephone to give my husband, Daniel, a quick call. He was at home taking care of Julia and Austin.

  • The roster of wine legends is fabled.  Too many gentle readers appear to be caught up in the myths of “old wines are always best” or “drink your reds at room temperature” and “derve the whites in a bucket of ice.”

  • One might not expect to find an upscale sushi and Asian fusion menu in the Citrus Hills area, but a new restaurant in the heart of Citrus County offers a unique diversion from standard fare.

  • Q: I would like to know how long should I expect a crown to last. I had a crown done on the second tooth from the left back on the bottom in 2014, and just a couple of days ago a big chunk of it broke off. I was told in 2014 I would also have to get a root canal, and that was done shortly after the crown. The broken-off part is close to the root-canal material and is almost one whole side of the tooth.

  • Allergies go by different names, such as allergic rhinitis, spring or summer colds or a term that we hear a lot about, hay fever, which is a misnomer as allergies do not cause any type of fever. The name “hay fever” came from the fact that it is seen quite a bit in the Midwest and in the fall when hay is gathered, but it can also happen in the spring.

  • I saw Mr. Smith. He is a 75-year-old white man. He has diabetes and high blood pressure. He went to see his family doctor for routine follow-up. 

  • A reader recently contacted me by email with a perplexing situation. This reader lives in the Pine Ridge area of Beverly Hills, and had noted that there seemed to be a lot of cancer cases located in her area. Her question was whether this is a coincidence or should she be concerned about some sort of environmental cause in the neighborhood that is leading to this frequency of cancer.

  • Katie Hendrick

  • C.J. Risak

  • On most days, I have a terrible memory, but not today. 

  • Jeri Augustine


    A nice surprise to herald the coming of spring is an off-season interlude special musical titled “The Last Five Years” at Art  

  • Gloria Yoder


    Dear friends far and near,

  • Sundry gentle readers I reckon have at least once sampled and enjoyed wines from the well-known French regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy. But how many are familiar with the products of Alsace? 

  • The sandwiches are dynamic, but no more so than the petite single mother of six who owns and operates the neon yellow shop adorned with American and military flags near U.S. 19 in Crystal River.

  • Editor’s note: The following is an ongoing series of interviews conducted with various Citrus County School System staff members where they discuss different aspects of what they do.

  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Almost 160,000 persons die due to lung cancer every year in the United States. That is more than the combined deaths of colon, breast and prostate cancers.

  • Q: I have a story something like some of the people that have written in to you. About two years ago, I had two crowns redone that held in a denture with one of those key systems you have written about. I have matching crowns on the other side of my mouth, as well. They are both on the bottom, with the denture replacing my missing back teeth. 

  • Last week we discussed the importance of maintaining proper nutritional intake for cancer patients. An adequate caloric intake assists in the tolerance of the treatment, recovery from the treatment, and allows us to deliver more intensive treatment to patients. Occasionally, patients will require assistance with the intake of nutrients, and today we will discuss options for these patients.

  • Katie Lucas


    Good morning!  Spring is here and we are enjoying beautiful weather out on the river. When the time came to write this month’s article, I decided it’s time to talk water safety. I’ll start with some startling news.