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Today's Features

  • By DAVE WILSON
    Special to the Citizen
    The Levy County Horse Club held its Tenth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Trail Ride on Oct. 23.  The event is held at the Tidewater Trailhead in Goethe State Forest each year in conjunction with Forest Awareness Month and Greenways and Trails Month.
    This benefit is for a great cause and what better reason to be out on the trails.  This year’s event raised $6,500 that was donated to Shands Cancer Center to be utilized for the use of local breast cancer patients.

  • By LOIS SCOTT
    Special to the Citizen
    All of us from Springhouse Quilters hope that you had a wonderful, safe and healthy Christmas, and we are hoping that you will also celebrate a safe and prosperous New Year.
    For the month of December, Springhouse members took a break to be with family and friends to celebrate this wonderful Christmas season.

  • The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Manatee Springs State Park will host a variety of featured guests throughout the month of January.
    January is known as Manatee Awareness Month. With the cooler weather, the featured guests will be the manatees, along with partners in manatee protection awareness, education and enforcement.

  • Today and Tuesday

    Free tutoring twice weekly
    The Potter's House is holding free tutoring sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pastor Minnie Hayes is the tutor.
    The Potter's House is located at 217 S.W. 4th St., Chiefland. For more information, please call 352-493-0533.

    Sunday

    Toastmasters & Gavel Club to meet
    Toastmasters and Gavel Club Meeting will be held Sunday, Jan. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Cedar Key Library upstairs Meeting Room.

  •  A cross peninsula railroad for the State of Florida was the dream of the man for whom Levy County was named, David Levy Yulee.  The Florida Railroad, a 155.5 mile rail line, linked Fernandina on the Atlantic Ocean with Cedar Key on the Gulf of Mexico.

  •  By WINNELLE HORNE

  •  By TOM NORDLIE
    IFAS News
    A $512,000 grant will help University of Florida faculty test a new triple-threat approach to controlling hydrilla, the state’s most troublesome invasive aquatic weed.
    The grant was awarded to UF in September by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said entomologist Jim Cuda, an associate professor with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences who leads the team of research and extension faculty.

  • By TOM NORDLIE
    IFAS News
    Florida winters are mild by human standards, but don’t tell that to an aglaonema, sometimes called Chinese evergreen.
    The Sunshine State produces two-thirds of the nation’s ornamental foliage plants, many of them — such as aglaonema — tropical and subtropical species that suffer damage when the temperature drops below about 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
    The annual wholesale value of ornamental foliage crops grown in the U.S. is about $400 million.

  • By ADA LANG
    news@cedarkeybeacon.com
    A group of avid gardeners — roughly half of them Certified Master Gardeners and the rest hopeful candidates — met at  Fanning Springs City Hall Auditorium to discuss the program and share pot luck.
    The goal was to introduce potential members to the training staff and Master Gardeners.

  • Meagan Morgan, 16, of Chiefland, was recently crowned Miss Photogenic and Miss Holly in the Bell Christmas pageant Saturday Dec. 4.