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Today's Features

  • Forty-six people battled the rain and elements to attend the second Levy County Sheriffs Fundraiser For the Cates Family. The event raised $2,300 for the five children of Carrie Cates of Bronson, who died after being struck by a vehicle  on Oct 9. The children are being raised by her parents.

     Although over 87 people had signed up for the class, the turnout was impressive considering the bad weather, Lt. Scott Finnen, the event coordinator, said.

  • Suwannee Valley Players announces the second weekend of its production of “Not a Creature Was Stirring ... not even a moose,” a comedy written by Pat Cook.

  • Dunnellon Community Thrift Store open

     

    The Community Thrift Shop has opened a new store at 11871 Illinois Ave., in the old Sertoma Club building behind the Route 41 Dry Cleaner across from Dunnellon Printing on Illinois Avenue.

     Thrift Shop hours are now 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Mon. through Sat.

     In addition to providing a place to donate gently used clothing, household and decorative items, it gives the community a place to shop for low cost necessities.

  • Actors singing traditional songs of the season, admission to the “Art of the Chopper” and “Red” exhibitions, and tasty holiday treats are all included in the Holiday Duet program offered by the Ocala Civic Theatre and Appleton Museum of Art of Central Florida Community College Dec. 17-20.

    Admission is $18 per person and tickets are available at the Appleton Museum, Ocala Civic Theatre and online at www.AppletonMuseum.org and www.ocalacivictheatre.com.

  • The combined choirs of the Old Town and Chiefland United methodist Churches will present “Christmas is Coming” in two performances.  The first presentation will be on Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Old Town United Methodist Church at 7 p.m.  The second performance will be at the Chiefland United Methodist Church at 4 p.m.  All are welcome to come and enjoy the performances.

  • The Lighthouse Word Church will be hosting a Christmas holiday extravaganza titled, "It's Christmas Time" with the international singing group, Shekinah Glory, on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m.  The performance will be a mixture of Christmas and traditional holiday music and drama.  Appetizers and holiday baked goods will be served after the performance.

  • There will be a Bluegrass Gospel concert at Hardeetown Baptist Church featuring "Lou Reid and Carolina" at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10.  The Band, consisting of Trevor Watson on banjo, Shannon Slaughter on guitar, Lou Reid on mandolin and his wife, Christy, on bass guitar, is from Union Grove, N.C.

    The public is invited to attend and will hear a good message delivered in song with fantastic bluegrass picking and beautiful harmony.

    Admission is free.  Hardeetown Baptist Church is located at 1716 N.W. 14th St., in Chiefland, along Hwy 341.

  • The Levy County 4-H is hosting their Annual Christmas Party on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Extension Office.

    Everyone is invited, without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, or religion.  Each family is asked to bring a covered dish to share and a small cake or cookies for the Cake Walk.  All the 4-H Clubs in Levy County are asked to prepare an activity or a Make-and-Take to share with everyone.  For more information, please call Brenda Heberling at 352-486-5131.

  • When military men and women are treated for extended periods at any one of this country’s 1,200 medical facilities, their recuperation and peace of mind is enhanced by the support of their families.

    But everyone cannot afford hotel rooms for long periods.

    That’s where Fisher House comes in.

    Founded in 1990 by Zachary Fisher and his wife Elizabeth, Fisher House provides free accommodations giving veterans and their families a home away from home during treatment or rehab, said Rick Fabiani, president of the Gainesville Fisher House Foundation.

  • Through -Dec. 6

    Take a pet home for holidays

    Dixie County Humane Society is participating in the national “Foster A Lonely Pet For the Holidays” pet fostering program starting today and having a foster/adoption event on Sunday, Dec. 6 at Walmart in Chiefland.

    Across the country, over 13,000 pet rescue organizations are trying to empty their kennels for Christmas, encouraging members of the public to invite a pet home for the holidays.