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Features

  • Gloria Yoder

    The Amish Cook

    Early this past Wednesday morning, things began stirring in our Amish community. Each year, we as a church gather for a hog butchering. Yes, it’s a major undertaking, yet well worth it, as it supplies us with meat for much of the year.

  • How much wine is too much? Or another way of putting the same question is: When does the amount of ethyl alcohol we ingest start to do more harm than good? There is no easy answer.

  • Citrus County is a tourist destination for festivals, and there are some super good ones coming up this spring.

  • A little diner with lime-green trim brightens up Yulee Drive in Old Homosassa, and the interior is just as attractive, with an interesting mix of beautifully photographed horses and an updated dining room.

  • Keeping children active and engaged outside of school is central to the Y’s cause. The Citrus County YMCA continues the mission of youth development during breaks and summer vacation with interactive activities for both their minds and bodies. 

  • 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.

  • Carly Zervis

  • Nora Josephine Trimarche was born at 11:23 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, to Nicole and Robert Trimarche, of Lynchburg, Virginia, at Virginia Baptist Hospital.

  • Joseph Kobos and Joy Jankowski Kobos of Citrus County will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 27, 2015.

  • Alvin and Patricia Koralewski of Inglis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 26, 2015.

  • C.J. Risak

  • Peter Graulich

    Editor’s Note: This is the next installment in a continuing series of articles from the travel journals of Peter and Leslye Graulich. They appear weekly in the Chronicle Excursions section.

  • — ORLANDO

  • Mr. Smith is a 70-year-old gentleman. He has heart problem called atrial fibrillation, where his heartbeat is irregular. He is more prone to stroke and so his cardiologist advised him to take Warfarin, a blood thinner. This reduces risk of stroke, but increases risk of bleeding.

  • Dr. Cheryl McFarland-Bryant

    BETTER HEALTH

    The golfer’s swing is a highly repetitive motion with many components prone to injury.

  • Recently, a reader contacted me regarding the possibility of transmitting cancer from one person to another. He and his family were concerned about whether or not a person with cancer could transmit their cancer to another person. Though many people do not think of this, it is still a common question which I am asked several times a year by patients and their families.

  • Many of you know I am celebrating 25 years in practice. In the past few weeks, it has dawned on me there are many patients I have been treating for more than 20 years.

  • It has come to my attention that there is some confusion on how exactly to use nasal sprays, so I thought I would take a moment to explain some techniques and tips that might be helpful. 

  • Megan Carella

  • Here’s the dichotomy: One of the things I love most about God is also the thing I hate most.