• Learning through the survival of another seems to bring students a reality about the pain hatred can induce. 

    Through the words of Holocaust survivor Gene Klein, eighth-grade students at Inverness Middle School gained a deeper respect for history from his moving speech on Nov. 13. 

  • Story and photos by Peter Graulich

  • C.J. Risak

  • There are myriad reasons homeowners decide to put their home up for sale and move.

    It could be the home is just too big for a couple seeking to downsize to a villa or condominium. Maybe they are tired of noisy neighbors. Or maybe they are getting older and want to be closer to medical services and stores.

  • Head over to the 34th annual Yankeetown Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival to enjoy all the event’s name implies, plus live music along the scenic Withlacoochee River.

     The annual pre-Thanksgiving the festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

    The Inglis-Yankeetown Lions Club has hosted the event for more than 30 years, with all net proceeds benefiting charitable causes. 

  • LECANTO -- CREST students are becoming reporters, writers and editors as they create

    Dolphin Tales, a monthly newsletter in teacher Sky Barz’s class. 

  • C.J. Risak

  • Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! Time to giddy up and head to the 20th annual Citrus Stampede Rodeo, benefiting Citrus County 4-H. 

    The Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) event is coming to Inverness Nov. 20 and 21 with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and the competition starting at 8 p.m. at the Citrus County Fairgrounds. 

  • Today is Veterans Day, a day for the nation to remember and give thanks to those who served in the armed forces.

    Russell Gibson and Chuck Vessey served in the Army and Marines, respectively. They are two among several local vets who make it a mission to share history, memories and their personal journeys with students every year. 

  • Ken Donovan


    I am flying lead today, flying an air assault. Our unit’s primary mission, the tip of an aerial spear moving at 100 mph. Most of our assaults are eight ship formations with two gunship escorts. Many of our assaults are in support of the Special Forces (SF), carrying Montagnard tribesmen.

  • Al Harnage


    21st ANNUAL BIKE RIDE:  This ride was held last month, on Oct. 4, and even though the number of riders was down a little bit from the previous year, it turned out to be an excellent bike ride. The weather was great and everyone had a good day enjoying the trail and seeing old friends. 

  • Photos and story by Peter Graulich

  • C.J. Risak

  • Local real estate agents attribute the continued uptick in housing sales in Citrus County to consistently low mortgage rates.

    Citrus County had 288 closed residential sales in September, up 22 percent from a year ago.

  • The former Boathouse Restaurant in Crystal River underwent a major transition recently, with a segue south of the border that offers a full menu of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine available for those who like the spicier side of dining.

  • On Monday, high school seniors, juniors and some sophomores from the county’s three public high schools attended the Junior Achievement Career and College Fair at Lecanto High School. 

    The students began pouring through the doors around 8 a.m. to learn about careers and colleges around the county, as well as the state. There were more than 850 students eager to learn about career opportunities. 

  • Story and Photos by Peter Graulich

  • Barry Schwartz

  • C.J. Risak

  • The Inverness Festival of the Arts is coming up on the weekend of Nov. 7 and 8 on Courthouse Square. Those who stroll through the displays of fine arts and unique creations may stumble upon on impressive woodcrafts in Barrie Harding’s booth.