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Today's Features

  • Elsie Osborne, 2 1/2 years old, of Chiefland, tells Santa Clam what she wants for Christmas during the holiday celebration on Dec. 17 in Cedar Key. Santa Clam, who wears overalls and clammers' white boots, arrives by boat every year to hear children's wish lists and deliver gifts. Osborne is the daughter of Laura and Michael Osborne.

  • There may not have been many dove bagged at the Chiefland Rotary Club's annual Buck Mitchell Memorial Dove Hunt in November, but there were lots of bucks bagged on behalf of Haven Hospice — $7,000 in all.  William A. Lapole, left, associate director  of development for Haven, accepts the check from David Renaud, president of the Chiefland Rotary Club on Dec. 15.

  • Jessie McDonald, 9, of Old Town, coordinated her outfit with that of her dog, Tiny Tiger, for the Cedar Key Canine Christmas Celebration. The parade around downtown Cedar Key, which attracted more than 30 dogs and their owners
    and admirers, was held Saturday, Dec. 17.

     

  • Through Dec. 30

    Train display at College
    of Central Florida
    The Ocala Model Railroaders and private collector Bruce Richardson are partnering with the College of Central Florida to again present the 16th Annual Trains at the Holidays with exciting layouts and models with historic and holiday themes.
    The exhibit at the Webber Gallery of the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, opens on Thursday, Dec. 15.

  •    If you have questions about options for Medicare, Medicare/Medicaid, Disability, Supplemental Insurance, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, or Medicare billings, there is a place to go for answers.
    Visit a SHINE volunteer and get the answers. SHINE is a program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs for one-on-one counseling.  SHINE provides free, unbiased and confidential assistance by trained volunteers.  If you cannot come to a site call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243.
       SHINE volunteers will be available:

  •    Come be swept away with medieval magic by volunteering at the 26th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Step back in time at the Alachua County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Jan. 28, Sunday, Jan. 29 and Friday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 5.  Become a part of Gainesville’s rich tradition of community service while enjoying one of north central Florida’s most exciting cultural events. Volunteers will receive a one-day pass for free admission to the Faire.

  • Today through Dec. 30

    Train display at College
    of Central Florida
    The Ocala Model Railroaders and private collector Bruce Richardson are partnering with the College of Central Florida to again present the 16th Annual Trains at the Holidays with exciting layouts and models with historic and holiday themes.
    The exhibit at the Webber Gallery of the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, opens on Thursday, Dec. 15.

  • Today

  • Bronson's Sons of AMVETS Squadron 88 has been commended by the Levy County Commission for its projects including a meal for homeless veterans served on Dec. 3 at the HONOR House in Gainesville and a wreath ceremony for Rosemary Cemetery on Saturday at noon.
    Ivan Chubb, Veterans Affairs representative, said the Post marshaled an effort to feed the veterans at the one-stop shop for helping homeless veterans get back on their feet.