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Today's Features

  •    The AARP Driver Safety Course for Seniors will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Capital City Bank Board Room, 2012 North Young Blvd., Chiefland.

       The certificate is valid for a discount on automobile insurance policies for three years. There are no tests.

     Registration is required by calling Linda at 352-493-1742.

  • The Suwannee River Economic Center will host the Center for Independent Living Free Phone Giveaway for hearing impaired people from 9:15 a.m. until noon, Dec. 17, at the Chiefland Senior Center, 305 S.W. 1st St.

       A 5-minute hearing test is available for those who are not sure if they qualify.

     

    Loud and clear and free

       FTRI offers a variety of amplified phones — Free to qualified applicants.

  • The LARC Thrift Store, in Chiefland, is having an "all-you-can-get-into-a-bag-for-$1" sale from now until Dec. 31.

       The store is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a good opportunity for Christmas bargains.

       For more information, call 352-493-2620.

  • The AMVETS Post No. 88 and the American Legion Post 236 will join together on Saturday, Dec. 13, to place holiday wreaths on the graves of veterans buried at Jim Melton Cemetery in Bronson.

    The wreath-laying will be done after a ceremony at 11 a.m. that will include the raising of the American flag, Pledge of Allegiance, prayer and speakers.

    The event is open to the public.  

  • Isabella Hewel, 8, of Chiefland, tells Santa what she want this year while he visited the Chiefland Regional Shopping Center Saturday.

    Isabella got a candy cane when she was done.

  • By THE HEAD ELF

    The arrival of Santa Claus in Chiefland for the 11th Annual Christmas Festival and Parade has changed this year.

    Parents and children should be aware that Santa has had to change his schedule for hearing wishes to accommodate the many appearances he must make at festivals on Saturday, Dec. 13. He will be arriving at Trailhead Park at 4 p.m. and will leave shortly before 6 p.m. to lead the lighted float parade down U.S. Highway 19/Main Street, from Chiefland High School to Trailhead Park.

  • The Suwannee Valley Players, in conjunction with the Chief Theater, will debut John Patrick’s comedy “The Curious Savage” on Friday, Dec. 5, with continued performances Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 12-14.

    Laughter abounds when Mrs. Savage and her adult stepchildren have very different ideas about how to best use the millions of dollars left by her late husband. This play is presented by special arrangements with Dramatists Play Service.

  • By Laura Bittner

    The Band Perry is coming to play Rock Crusher Canyon Friday, Dec. 5, to play country music and to raise funds for BACK Fighting Cancer Inc.

    The Band Perry is an all-sibling band, originally from Alabama, with members Kimberly Perry, Neil Perry and Reid Perry.

    “A portion of the proceeds of the event will go to BACK Fighting Cancer Inc.,” said Ryan Bell, president of RaC events LLC, which is headquartered in Chiefland.

  • A Gainesville man, who calls Chiefland his hometown, has made a career of making music.

    For T.J. Brown, it all began in about ninth or tenth grade, he said. He had written some poetry as early as middle school, but it wasn’t until an uncle, who was visiting for a family reunion, taught him to read guitar tablature that he began writing songs. Brown said he taught himself the guitar from there and began writing songs immediately, adding that’s the reason he wanted to learn to play.

  • Tin Can Tourists will turn out in droves at Sunset Isle RV Park and Motel at the beginning of December.

       In years past, "tin canners," as they call themselves, have come from as far away as New York, Michigan and Wisconsin to camp and show off their vintage RVs that span several decades.

       Most have been restored or are in the process of being restored, said Bruce Wilson, co-owner of Ada Blue Cafe, located near the RV park.