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Today's Features

  • The Suwannee Valley Players community theater will hold auditions for their fall show "The Night We Knocked the Critic Dead". This is a comedy by L. Don Swartz, produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing Company. Mikey Chigger, a nasty newspaper critic, turns up dead at the Chestnut Hollow Little Theater's final rehearsal of "The Curse of Infant Isle".  The players, desperate for a box office success, will go to any lengths to avoid a scandal.

  •  The Dixie County Humane Society is looking for a home for Sparky, a rescued Labrador Retriever. He is an 11 - month old neutered male, tan Lab. Sparky is full of love and play, a very sweet boy, and gets along with all other dogs and kids.  Come visit the Society's indoor/outdoor yard sale on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays,  from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Adoptions are also done at the Humane Society on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Society is located across from the bike trial in Old Town  off U.S. Highway 19 on County Road 349 North.

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  • Jane Maxwell looks like the sort of woman who would spend her days in a garden banishing weeds and bugs and producing luscious looking flowers that would be the envy of the neighborhood. She instead spends her days building a business that turns dairy cow manure into worm castings that can be black gold for those faux Martha Stewart gardeners. Maxwell was the keynote speaker at the Chiefland Rotary Club on June 9, where she acquainted the 40 members with the almost scentless product produced when thousands of earthworms digest and expel the manure. 

  • Tom Martin, an investigator for the Levy County Sheriff's Office, won the gold medal in the 220-pound weight class in the bench press competition at the 2010 Florida Police & Fire Games this week.  Martin bench-pressed 465 pounds. He was crowned as the strongest man in the Police & Fire Fighter Olympic competition. 

  • People often lament that they don’t know how they’ll cope with an extra mouth to feed.

  • As farmers busily harvest the Watermelon fields, many are also keeping a close watch on another crop. Levy County has approximately 12,000 acres of peanuts. The crops were planted in April and May and take 135-150 days to harvest depending on the variety. The first couple months are fairly undemanding, said Anthony Barbaglia, Levy County University of Florida/IFAS Extension Agent for Agriculture.  “The peanuts just kind of hang out there for the first 50 days.

  • Friday   Merle Norman Ribbon Cutting The Greater Area Chiefland Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a ribbon cutting for one of its newest members Merle Norman Cosmetics. The even is at 1:15 p.m. at 1125 N.W. 19th Ave.

  • LIVE OAK,  — Looking for a place the whole family can socialize with old friends, make new friends and perhaps even get on stage yourself and sing your heart out in karaoke?  The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) hosts Elvis Tribute Artist and karaoke king Ted “Teddy Mac” McMullen every Monday and Thursday, starting at 5 p.m. The music begins at 7 p.m. The SOS Café and Restaurant is also open and serving.

  •     Dotti South and the Slackers have been invited to perform on the outdoor stage in the square at Tioga Town Center just west of Gainesville on Sunday, June 27 from 3 to – 7 p.m.  The Tioga Town Center is offering a Family Concert Series the last Sunday of the month through August. The concerts are family friendly and concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and a picnic basket to enjoy the evening of live music. The concerts are part of Tioga Town Center’s Summer Entertainment Series.