Today's News http://www.chronicleonline.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Dynasty in paradise http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/dynasty-paradise <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0326_nz_macraes100dominant.jpg" alt="Rodney MacRae, left, stands with his mother Wilma MacRae, 90, his sister Kathy MacRae Foulk and brother Gator MacRae at their 1882 waterfront home in Old Homosassa. This year marks a century of business for MacRae’s of Homosassa." title="Rodney MacRae, left, stands with his mother Wilma MacRae, 90, his sister Kathy MacRae Foulk and brother Gator MacRae at their 1882 waterfront home in Old Homosassa. This year marks a century of business for MacRae’s of Homosassa." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><div> &nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <em><strong>Editor&rsquo;s note: </strong>People are central to the history of every community. Occasionally, the Chronicle tells the stories of the architects of Citrus County&rsquo;s history and their kin. Today we highlight the MacRae family of Old Homosassa, which this year celebrates a century of hospitality in the coastal community.</em></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> On most mornings and afternoons, &ldquo;Miss Wilma&rdquo; MacRae sits on the porch of the big white house she calls home.</p> Relax and take it easy, it's fair week http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/relax-and-take-it-easy-its-fair-week <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0326_fair_prep_a1.jpg" alt="Fefeta the sheep climbs up her pen on Saturday to greet Cimaya Wells, of Lecanto, in the youth livestock pavilion at the Citrus County Fairgrounds in Inverness. “I’m here to watch,” she said. “I love animals.” The Citrus County Fair opens to the public on Monday." title="Fefeta the sheep climbs up her pen on Saturday to greet Cimaya Wells, of Lecanto, in the youth livestock pavilion at the Citrus County Fairgrounds in Inverness. “I’m here to watch,” she said. “I love animals.” The Citrus County Fair opens to the public on Monday." align="left" hspace="6" width="59" height="85" /><div> &nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <strong>WHAT:</strong> Citrus County Fair.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <strong>WHEN: </strong>Monday through Saturday.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <strong>WHERE:</strong> Citrus County fairgrounds, 3600 U.S. 41, Inverness. Parking is free.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <strong>ON THE WEB: </strong>citruscountyfair.com.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Time to leave your cares behind, step away from the smartphone, and stroll the midway.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Weekly roundup: A third of the way there (maybe) http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/weekly-roundup-third-way-there-maybe <div id="cke_pastebin"> <strong>Brandon Larrabee</strong></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <em>The News Service of Florida</em></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> TALLAHASSEE &mdash; One-third of the way through this year&rsquo;s legislative session &mdash; assuming that it wraps up on time &mdash; some of the debates that will define the next six weeks are beginning to take shape. But there still seems to be a bit of haziness on where things are going.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Home improvements on display http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/home-improvements-display <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0326_home_show_4.jpg" alt="Mike King, left, with Pro King, talks with Vincent and Irene Scalisi on Saturday about some potential home improvement projects during the Chronicle Home &amp; Garden Show at the U.S. Army National Guard Armory in Crystal River." title="Mike King, left, with Pro King, talks with Vincent and Irene Scalisi on Saturday about some potential home improvement projects during the Chronicle Home &amp; Garden Show at the U.S. Army National Guard Armory in Crystal River." align="left" hspace="6" width="129" height="85" /> Take precautions while traveling http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/take-precautions-while-traveling <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/alexander_lee_2015_96.jpg" alt="Lee Alexander is the senior affairs coordinator and Seniors vs. Crime office manager for the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office." title="Lee Alexander is the senior affairs coordinator and Seniors vs. Crime office manager for the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office." align="left" hspace="6" width="67" height="85" /><div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Lee Alexander</strong></div> <div> <em>Seniors vs. Crime</em></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> I want to take the opportunity this week to once again talk about an issue that many of us may deal with in the coming months. With warmer weather on the horizon, many people are planning their vacations. Some of us will travel to see family or friends while others will voyage to distant lands. Either way, certain precautions are necessary to ensure you safeguard your personal and financial information.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> C.R. Council to ponder trolley options http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/cr-council-ponder-trolley-options <div id="cke_pastebin"> The Crystal River City Council will look to get its trolley and staff ready to bring people into Three Sisters Springs during the summer.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> During the council&rsquo;s regular meeting on Monday, board members will vote on whether to approve a motion to purchase one of the city&rsquo;s currently leased trolleys for $55,000 to take people into the springs property year-round, as needed.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Fish fry fundraiser http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/fish-fry-fundraiser <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0326_nz_e_ninnie_hassee_fish_fry.jpg" alt="E-Nini-Hassee student Julietta Salter serves David Hass, Patty Young and Richard Doty during the Eckerd Kids E-Nini-Hassee sixth annual Fish Fry on Thursday in Floral City. In the background is former teacher Michele Nadeau. The Eckerd Kids E-Nini-Hassee camp provides help for troubled girls and the funds raised from the fish fry go to programs, supplies and an upcoming canoe trip. " title="E-Nini-Hassee student Julietta Salter serves David Hass, Patty Young and Richard Doty during the Eckerd Kids E-Nini-Hassee sixth annual Fish Fry on Thursday in Floral City. In the background is former teacher Michele Nadeau. The Eckerd Kids E-Nini-Hassee camp provides help for troubled girls and the funds raised from the fish fry go to programs, supplies and an upcoming canoe trip. " align="left" hspace="6" width="132" height="85" /> Former Crystal River councilman dies http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/former-crystal-river-councilman-dies <div id="cke_pastebin"> Former Crystal River Councilman Sidney Kennedy died Wednesday, March 22, at the Hospice House of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Kennedy, 77, &nbsp;who was born and raised in Crystal River, served 15 years on the city council.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Services are 1 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the First Baptist Church of Crystal River.</div>