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Features

  • The local existing home real estate market continues to improve and continued to see existing home absorption rate shrink over the past few months, according to Debbie Rector, president of the Realtors Association of Citrus County.

  • People ages 18-34 are leaving their cars in the garage, saving money on fuel and are instead spending more time walking or bicycling to where they need to go.

    In fact, the so-called “millennial generation” would just as soon not have a vehicle at all, according to Dennis Dix, executive director of the Hernando-Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

  • Entering the property, you are greeted by rolling hills, manicured lawns and the sound of whirring planes. 

    The Tri-County R/C Club is a large group of radio-control model plane flyers that meets regularly in Dunnellon. The club is having an event, the Chuck Yeager Warbird Fly-in, on Saturday, Sept. 19. 

  • Dunnellon is a town by the Citrus County border, brimming with old Florida history showcased at Loafer’s restaurant, where old-fashioned vintage dining is perfected with Southern taste and style.

  • A former Lecanto High School student recently ventured to a place where the people are referred to by the same name as their local bird. 

  • Story and Photos by Peter Graulich

  • C.J. Risak 

  • They gather Saturday nights by the Wendy’s parking lot in Crystal River.

    No, they’re not teenagers. They’re the Citrus County Cruisers. 

    The Citrus County Cruisers is a classic car club that has existed in Citrus County since 1985. 

  • Story and Photos by Peter Graulich

  • C.J. Risak

  • It can be quite stressful, embarking upon a new adventure. 

    This can be especially true for those entering into new school phases like kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school for the first time. Advice for parents and teachers ranges from the topics of social interaction and behavior in the classroom, to homework help. 

  • Al Harnage

    RAILS TO TRAILS

    Preparations for the Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee’s 21st annual bike ride are in full swing and the organization is working hard to make this the best ride ever.  The ride will be on Oct. 4 on the Withlacoochee State Trail with the “hub” being at the Apopka Trailhead in Inverness.  

  • Story and Photos by Peter Graulich

  • Joe Dube

  • C.J. Risak

  • Forty years in the business hasn’t diminished Jim Morton’s passion for the real estate business.

    Recently, the Realtors Association of Citrus County presented James “Jim” Morton, broker/owner of Century 21 J.W. Morton, with the National Association of Realtors Emeritus Award for 2015.

  • Not too many places in Citrus County are decked out in black lights every Friday and Saturday night.

    Manatee Lanes’ Vertiglow, a weekend bowling event, offers bowling for up to six people and includes shoes. On Friday, Vertiglow takes place from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and on Saturday takes place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

  • By Gloria Yoder

     

    Greetings from Illinois! How about taking a peek into our home on a warm July day? The air feels thick and muggy. The way it looks, we’ll have a hot summer day for sure. There are tomatoes I’d like to turn into pizza sauce today, peaches to do at Mom’s and, most important of all, care for my family.

  • Fresh deep water grouper? Coming right up. Colossal shrimp? Ready for the fryer or a peel and eat plate. Hot, creamy New England clam chowder? You bet.

  • Did you ever wonder what it’s like to be in a foreign land?

    Children attending the Beverly Hills Boys & Girls Clubs site recently learned some aspects of what life in Italy is like. Serena Tonelli is an exchange student from Genoa, Italy, who is volunteering with the Boys & Girls Clubs for the three weeks she is here.