Today's Features

  • While the highlight of the 61st Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival is the crowning of the queen and her court on Saturday, June 6, at noon in the Trailhead/Depot Park, the competition for the hats and crowns begins a week earlier — Saturday, May 30.

    The festival and pageant are sponsored by the Chiefland Woman’s Club which used the proceeds for its scholarship and community funds.

  • Today, May 21

    FFA banquet

       The annual Chiefland Senior and Junior FFA banquet is Thursday, May 21 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Chiefland Elementary School cafetorium.

    Spring concert

       The Chiefland Middle High School Band will present its spring concert on Thursday, May 21, in the school auditorium. There will also be an awards ceremony.

    Branford Camera Club

  • Six dogs and three cats were taken to their forever homes last Saturday.

       Director of Levy County Animal Services David Weatherford said Saturday he didn't expect to adopt out as many animals at the event at the Bronson Ace Hardware, as they have at other adoption events in Chiefland, simply because the population is smaller in the Bronson area.

       "I thought it went very well," he said in a telephone interview Monday.

  • Middle schoolers at CMHS gather around a touch tank provided by the University of Florida’s Aquaculture Association in Cedar Key.

    The event was part of the Springs Festival program put on by high school students in the science wing as part of their final exam in Advanced Placement Environmental Science.

  • Hundreds of people involved in law enforcement, law and judicial fields gathered for the 2015 Annual W.O. Beauchamp Law Day, which was held on the banks of the Suwannee River.

    The annual event is like a "family reunion" for law enforcement at the city, county, state and federal level and for the prosecutors, judges and attorneys who usually do not have time to catch up with each other on the job.

  • On Wednesday, May 27, the Historical Society has planned a one day trip to the Florida State Archives and Library in Tallahassee.

    While at the Archives, the group will tour “behind the scenes” conducted by one of the Florida State Archivists.

    The tour will be conducted in the restricted stacks area of the Archives. In this area, researchers will learn more about the records the Archives collects and also be shown preservation methods and view little known record collections of interest available to local and family history researchers.

  • AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 88 held its first community dog walk to benefit the Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc.

    The walk started at Fort Fanning Historical Park in Fanning Springs where Guardian Angels had a booth, along with booths for concessions, T-shirts and bandanas and dog treats run by other volunteers.

    The four-mile walk started at Fort Fanning and carried over on to the Nature Coast State Trail. 

  • Have you been diagnosed as a diabetic? Nationwide, about 11 million older adults have diabetes. Thousands of new cases are reported each year and millions more have it and don’t know it. Diabetes is a lifelong health condition but if individuals with the condition know how to manage it, they can live successfully without complications.

  • The Suwannee Valley Players is holding auditions for “The Addams Family Musical” based on the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and characters created by Charles Addams.

    The show dates are Oct. 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and Nov. 1.

    Auditions will be at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave. Chiefland on Tuesday, June 8, 7-9 p.m.; Saturday, June 13, 4-6 p.m. and Saturday, June 20, 2-4 p.m.

  • “Campers in the Kitchen” is scheduled for the week of June 22. Campers will learn basic food preparation skills, food safety, nutrition and more. Crafts and physical activity will also be a part of the program. Deadline for this camp is Monday, June 8 with a minimum of 10 campers required.