Today's News http://www.chronicleonline.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Builder bust http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/builder-bust <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0420_a1_nz_gold_crest_dominant.jpg" alt="Duane and Janice Ready have only this shell of a home near Crystal River, even though they’ve paid Gold Crest Homes about half of the $250,000 contract. Ready said Gold Crest stopped work on the house in January and owes him $40,000 in payments for work not done." title="Duane and Janice Ready have only this shell of a home near Crystal River, even though they’ve paid Gold Crest Homes about half of the $250,000 contract. Ready said Gold Crest stopped work on the house in January and owes him $40,000 in payments for work not done." align="left" hspace="6" width="133" height="85" /><p> Duane Ready knew all about Florida&rsquo;s Construction Lien Law.</p> <p> Robert Meisel knew nothing about it.</p> DEP officials to present King’s Bay plan http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/dep-officials-present-king%E2%80%99s-bay-plan <div id="cke_pastebin"> The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is bringing its plan to restore and manage the King&rsquo;s Bay basin to the people.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> In March, the agency announced it is working on setting restoration goals &mdash; or Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) &mdash; for the Outstanding Florida Water (OFW), which is now considered impaired.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> School backers bask in Easter gift http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/school-backers-bask-easter-gift <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0310_pjpii_protest_1_0.jpg" alt="Nine-year-old Ali Joseph of Crystal River and a host of protesting parishioners gather March 9 outside Pope John Paul II Catholic Church before Mass to show their concern about the closing of their school in Lecanto. http://www.spiphotos.smugmug.com/" title="Nine-year-old Ali Joseph of Crystal River and a host of protesting parishioners gather March 9 outside Pope John Paul II Catholic Church before Mass to show their concern about the closing of their school in Lecanto. http://www.spiphotos.smugmug.com/" align="left" hspace="6" width="139" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> Could Lent possibly have had more meaning than it did this year for parents, teachers and supporters of Pope John Paul II Catholic School?</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> As Christians throughout the world celebrate Easter today, those associated with Citrus County&rsquo;s only Catholic school are thankful that their school not only survived a threatened shutdown but will thrive in years to come.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Veterans coalition offering help to veterans http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/veterans-coalition-offering-help-veterans <div id="cke_pastebin"> Nobody understands a veteran like another veteran.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The Citrus County Veterans Coalition, a nonprofit organization, exists as a group of veterans who offer help to other veterans, from providing assistance ranging from a food pantry to financial help for education, or &ldquo;re-education.&rdquo;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> &ldquo;Our primary thing right now is a food pantry,&rdquo; said Ray Michael, CCVC chairman.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Two community band performances slated http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/two-community-band-performances-slated <div id="cke_pastebin"> The Nature Coast Community Band, under the direction of conductor Cindy Hazzard, will present two productions of &ldquo;Romanza&rdquo; in May.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The first performance is at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Citrus Springs Community Center, 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs; and the second performance is at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1100 W. Highland Ave., Inverness.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Narrated by Doreen Morgan, the program highlights music of the Romantic Era.&nbsp;</div> County briefs 4/20/14 http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/county-briefs-42014 <div id="cke_pastebin"> <strong>WRWSA grant applications available</strong></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority&rsquo;s board of directors &mdash; representing Citrus, Hernando, Marion and Sumter counties &mdash; will accept applications for its fiscal year 2014-15 Local Government Grants Program, beginning May 1.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The hunt begins http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/hunt-begins <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0420_egg_hunt_underwater_diving.jpg" alt="It was one … two … three … Go! as the sixth annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt got under way Saturday at Bicentennial Park pool in Crystal River. http://www.spiphotos.smugmug.com/" title="It was one … two … three … Go! as the sixth annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt got under way Saturday at Bicentennial Park pool in Crystal River. http://www.spiphotos.smugmug.com/" align="left" hspace="6" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> Pink. Purple. Green. Blue.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> All sorts of decorated Easter eggs dyed the Nature Coast rainbow colors Saturday for thousands of children, despite light sprinkles of rain.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Marine Science Station hosting camps http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/marine-science-station-hosting-camps <div id="cke_pastebin"> The Citrus County School District&rsquo;s Marine Science Station in Crystal River is hosting weeklong summer camps for middle school and high school students in Citrus, Hernando and Marion counties. Camp Citrus is sponsored in part by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">