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  • Gwen Bittner

  • Georgi Davis

    UP THE CLOTHES CHUTE

    There are some things in life I should have learned a long time ago, but just never took the time to think about them.

  • Lecanto Primary School students recently got an interactive lesson on saving the Earth. About 140 third-graders and their teachers scurried to round up gobs of windblown trash scattering across

    Lecanto Community Park on Friday, April 21 — left there on purpose by the folks of the Sugarmill Woods Rotary and Kings Bay Rotary.

    Sugarmill Woods and Kings Bay Rotarians made the mess to teach a lesson about trash, through an event hallmarked as One Bag at a Time.  

  • Local Realtor Cheryl Lambert traveled to Tallahassee last month with more than 1,000 other agents to meet with state legislators on key hot-button matters affecting Citrus County homeowners and business owners.

    She came away confident those issues will be addressed before regular session ends May 5.

  • Georgi Davis

  • Special to the Chronicle

  • Creativity is abuzz at the College of Central Florida Citrus Campus in Lecanto, as a handful of students work diligently to release  Volume 28, Issue 2 of “In the Write Mind.”

    The college magazine defines Citrus County students, setting them apart from the Ocala campus while making a brand that defines them.

    Melissa Alling, faculty adviser, said the magazine has grown quite a bit over the past 28 years. 

  • Though April has only offered so much in the way of blockbusters with “The Fate of the Furious” making its way to theaters this past weekend and children could only be treated to movies such as “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” it’s not time to count April out just yet — although May will be sure to make up for any potential disappointment soon after with “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” on May 5 and “Alien: Covenant” on May 19.

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  • Rochelle Kaiser

  • Editor’s note: Chronicle entertainment columnist Janet Bostrom filed this column while on vacation in India.

  • It doesn’t take an Einstein to realize it is dry outside.

    In fact, April is historically one of the driest months of the year and typically marks the peak demand season for public water suppliers. That’s why the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) annually chooses April to observe Water Conservation Month in Citrus County. And with about two weeks left, there’s still plenty of time for homeowners to do their part, including prudent use of fertilizers on their lawn,

  • Georgi Davis

    UP THE CLOTHES CHUTE

    For those of the Christian faith, last Sunday was Palm Sunday. this Sunday is Easter.

  • Claire Phillips Laxton

  • Team Regular Movement had a few special events planned this year for the annual Fitness in Citrus: Community-Wide Fitness Challenge. On March 11, the group led by Teresa Anton made a 90-minute loop to the ghost town of Mannfield, where the original county seat was located.

    “We hiked to the cemetery and from there, we hiked to the old townsite with the well, step and pond,” Anton said. “The pond is very dry, but you can imagine what it was like all those years ago.” 

  • Al Harnage

    Special to the Chronicle

  • Julie Gorham

  • The median sales prices of an existing single-family home in Citrus County was $130,950 in February, according to Florida Realtors.

    That was 3.7 percent lower than the same month last year. And the price decrease was particularly disappointing given that home prices had been climbing steadily for several months.

    It turns out that Citrus County is not alone.

  • Special to the Chronicle

    An armadillo and a chicken jamming to bluegrass music? “I’ve seen it all,” laughed Lucy Payson,

    master of ceremonies for the upcoming sixth annual Music in the Park Bluegrass Festival, April 22 at Fort Cooper State Park in Inverness.

  • Georgi Davis

  • Diane Dobry