Today's Features

  • The 61st Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival is on Saturday, June 6, but work on this big fundraiser for the Chiefland Woman's Club begins much earlier.

    Karen Schultz Tillis is head organizer for the event and she said vendors and volunteers are needed.

    The schedule for the festival calls for the Chiefland Watermelon Queen's luncheon and contestant interviews to be on May 30 at 11:30 a.m. followed by the pageants at 2 p.m. in the Chiefland Elementary School Cafetorium.

  •  Amvets Ladies Auxiliary 88 is hosting a four mile dog walk along the Nature Coast State Trail beginning at Fort Fanning Historical Park in Fanning Springs. It begins at 10:30 a.m. and entry is $15 per person (dogs are free). All proceeds benefit Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. Lunch (and dog treats), t-shirts and bandanas will be available to show your support.

       For more information, contact Anna Elkins at 352-222-9453.

  • Friday, May 8

    Movie Night at Fort Fanning

       Fanning Springs is hosting a movie night on Friday, May 8, at Fort Fanning Historical Park. Free fingerprinting will be available for kids beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the movie, “Big Hero Six,” will begin at sunset, around 8 p.m.

    Bring your blanket or lawn chair. Concessions will be available or moviegoers may bring a picnic dinner. No glass containers, alcohol or tobacco products are permitted.

    Plant Sale

  • Get the latest and greatest information on how to control your cancer risks through a new online UF/IFAS Extension program.

    Linda Bobroff, professor of nutrition and health in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, developed the program, called “Take Control to Reduce Your Cancer Risk,” which went live in April.

  • By Diana Child

    Special to the Citizen

  • Keith Maynard (far right), along with his son Justin, presented Director of the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens Betty Walker with a check for $19,600 raised through various yard sales and fundraisers along with the Wild Hog Canoe Race. Last year, they donated $16,400. In turn, Walker presented their church, Faith Baptist Tabernacle in Williston, whose members volunteer at all of the fundraising events, with a check for $2,500. 

  • On Saturday, May 9, AMVETS Suwannee River Post 422 and its subordinate organizations, Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 422, SOA Squadron 422 and Riders Chapter 422 will hold a blood drive and yard/bake sale for Team Hulk Smash for Riley Hardy.

  • Dixie Music Center will hold its Spring Recital, Saturday, May 16 at 4 p.m. The Dixie County Historical Society will once again host this event at the Dixie County Cultural Center (old Old Town Elementary School) on the corner of CR 349S and 55A in Old Town.

    Since its inception in 1991, Dixie Music Center has provided music lessons for a variety of instruments and for hundreds of students.

  • The Suwannee Valley Players will present "The Cemetery Club" by Ivan Menchell, May 8-10 and May 15-17. Friday/Saturday shows start at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows start at 2 p.m.

  • While the NBA Playoffs may be in full swing, these youngsters are taking advantage of near perfect weather to get in some ball time at Buie Park Monday afternoon.

    The weather continues to be perfect through the end of the week.