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Today's Features

  • Young and old alike came out Saturday to celebrate with the town of Bronson as it paid tribute to the blueberry harvest.

    From a parade down Highway 27 to the town park, festival goers enjoyed a day of celebration. 

  • LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will be hosting its 5th Annual Battle of the Sexes blood drive competition June 22-26, and the ladies in North Florida will be trying to keep their record perfect.

    “This marks our fifth year, and the ladies have won every year,” said LifeSouth North Florida District Director Dustin Scott. “The whole idea is to beat the heat and add a little fun to the challenge of avoiding a summer blood shortage.”

  • A small caravan of motorcycles made its way through the Tri-County area on Friday, handing out checks to area nursing home residents.

    Led by Iron Butts for Bucks coordinator Brad Groom, the group gave out $160 checks to two residents at each of the five nursing homes. The recipients were long- term residents chosen by nursing home staff as being in need of the donation.

    The donation amount may not seem significant to most people, but some of the residents are living on about $35 per month, Groom said.

  • An area firefighter was honored, not only for his duties in the field, but also for his humanitarian efforts in the community.

    Mike MacKenzie, volunteer firefighter for the Fanning Springs Fire Department, was named as this year's Firefighter of the Year for Levy and Gilchrist counties.

    “We're proud of him, not only for his involvement in the community, but he's also been the catalyst for the fire department to be involved in the food pantry and Bread of the Mighty,” Fanning Springs Fire Chief Ron McQueen said.

  • Take a journey into an era when railroads were the lifeblood of North Central Florida at the Matheson History Museum’s Gainesville Express Train Show Family FunDay on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 12, from 1 to 4 p.m.

    Entrance is $4 per adult and $1 per child under 12 years old.

  • Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    Turning Point barbecue deal

    This is truly a meal of a deal at Turning Point ministry on Thursday, June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. Diners are eat in or take out meals with pulled barbecue meat, beans, slaw, bread, drink and a dessert. The suggested donation is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

  • Thursdays

    Library Friends meetings

  • Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    VBS Bronson Road Church

    Bronson Road Church will hold vacation Bible school from 6-8:30 p.m. June 22-25.

    The church is located at 1380 NE 80th Ave., Newberry.

  • The Suwannee Valley Players presents auditions for The Addams Family Musical,  book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on characters created by Charles Addams. Show dates: Oct. 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and Nov. 1

    Audition dates:

    • Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m. - noon - First United Methodist Church, Cross City -  Fellowship Hall

    • Saturday, June 20, 2-4 p.m. Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave.

    • Saturday, June 20, 7-9 p.m. Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave.

  • Connie Brown, left, executive director for Tri County Outreach, accepts a food donation from Kassie Ortiz, postal employee in Chiefland. Tri County Outreach would like to thank the citizens of Chiefland for all the can goods that were donated to the food pantry May 9 as part of the annual Mother's Day Postal Workers Food Drive.

    Also a big thank you to all the postal workers who collected the cans.

    Tri County Outreach's emergency food pantry is open Monday-Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 708 N. Main St., Chiefland.