Features http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/features/todaysfeatures en Crumpton will vie for Miss Jr. Teen http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/crumpton-will-vie-miss-jr-teen <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fullsizerender.jpg" alt="Crumpton" title="Crumpton" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Kierstan Crumpton of Trenton was recently selected as a finalist in the 2015 Miss Jr. Teen pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, July 26. She submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year&rsquo;s pageant coordinator.</p> Community Calendar for the week of July 16 http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/community-calendar-week-july-16 <p> Today, July 16</p> <p> Tourism group meets</p> <p> A meeting of the Visit Natural North Florida (the Original Florida Tourism Task Force) Strategic Planning Committee is on Thursday, July 16, at 9:30 a.m. at Putnam Lodge, 15487 N.W. Highway 19, Cross City.</p> <p> For more information contact Steven Dopp at 352-955-2200 ext. 109 or visit dopp@ncfrpc.org.</p> <p> Library Friends meetings</p> Seahorse Key re-opens for visitors on Saturday http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/seahorse-key-re-opens-visitors-saturday <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2015-07-14_at_11.38.46_am-2.jpg" alt="Toni Collins, as Catherine Hobday, greets visitors to the lighthouse during the Christmas season. " title="Toni Collins, as Catherine Hobday, greets visitors to the lighthouse during the Christmas season. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> After taking a four-month hiatus to allow for the bird nesting season on Seahorse Key, the island and its lighthouse will be open to visitors on Saturday, July 18,&nbsp;from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.</p> <p> Access to the island and its beaches has been restricted since March 1 of this year, as it is annually, to protect against any interruption to the breeding and nesting activities of the rookery.</p> <p> Visitors will have to use private boats, kayaks or canoes or tour boats from Cedar Key to reach the island that is a refuge for wildlife.</p> 'Exploring Our World' exhibit features Florida museum, UF research http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/exploring-our-world-exhibit-features-florida-museum-uf-research <p> <strong>By Reba Liddy</strong></p> <p> <strong>Special to the Citizen</strong></p> <p> Visitors can learn about the importance of research and collections in a new exhibit now on display at the Florida Museum of Natural History.</p> <p> &ldquo;Exploring Our World&rdquo; features information about ongoing University of Florida and museum research, and spotlights current UF initiatives in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. The UF research section includes videos produced by students highlighting projects across campus.</p> Magical Summer http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/magical-summer <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_6758_front.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Levy County Public Library System&rsquo;s summer reading program is still going strong every Friday at 10:30 a.m.</p> <p> Jenny Rodgers, youth program coordinator, and an assistant presented kids at the Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland with a magic show.</p> Haven Hospice opens community building http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/haven-hospice-opens-community-building <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/007chiefcropped.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Haven Hospice held an open house on July 16 to celebrate the opening of the recently completed community building and to announce the promotions of DeAnna Beverly to vice president of clinical operations of Haven Hospice and M&rsquo;Alice Julius to patient care manager of the Haven Tri-County Care Center.</p> Christmas in August http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/christmas-august <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2405.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Chiefland Police Lt. Jay Bolton wraps a slab of ribs, while Sgt. D.J. Macy pulls another rack out of the hot box for a customer.</p> <p> The Chiefland Police Department sold slabs in front of Walmart on Saturday, Aug. 8, to benefit the Christmas Fund.</p> <p> Chief Robert Douglas said the officers, who volunteered their time, sold 70 slabs that were donated by BubbaQue&rsquo;s. &nbsp;</p> Golden Gravels honor acting's best http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/golden-gravels-honor-actings-best <p> You are invited to attend the SVP 2015 Golden Gravel Celebration on Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Chief Theater. The event is named after Barbara Gravel, a founding member of the Suwannee Valley Players community theater group. They honor the best in the groups performances for the past year.</p> <p> We are celebrating the Gravel&rsquo;s with a Carnival in Venice theme with food, entertainment and the celebration of a successful theater season.</p>