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Today's Features

  • In a nutshell, you are guaranteed a day of fun this Saturday when Heritage Park is lined with vendors, entertainment and thousands of visitors at the 21st Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival. Originally a project of the Williston Woman’s Club to salute the local peanut industry, the Festival is now sponsored by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce as its signature event.  For nearly a year, Chamber members have planned how to make this year’s celebration bigger and better. The day kicks off at 9 a.m.

  • Friday Old Town Methodist yard sale, lunch Old Town United Methodist Women will hold their fall Yard & Bake Sale on Friday October 2nd from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday October 3rd from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Methodist Men will again serve hot dogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings for the hungry shoppers. Come and find your treasure and bring home some fresh baked goods.. The church is on U.S.

  • Hungry for seafood? Want to enjoy live music in a beautiful Gulf Coast setting? Looking for fun and shopping the whole family can enjoy. Then mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • The Haven Hospice Alliance will host the 9th Annual Styles for Life Fashion Show, a benefit for Haven Hospice. This year’s theme is “Pearls at the Paramount.” Radio station KTK’s Storm Roberts returns as emcee of the event, which features local fashions by Coldwater Creek, Belk, Rapid City Clothiers (RCC Western Stores) and the Haven Hospice Attic.  The event will also feature special guest models, door prizes and a silent auction, as well as a cash wine bar.  The event is Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 at Paramount Plaza, 2900 SW 13th St.

  • A lot of little girls go to bed and dream of ponies.  But not Patricia Engesser.  Her childhood dreams were filled with snarling tigers.  And she didn’t wake up screaming.

    “I always wanted a tiger,” Engesser said.  “So, I married a guy with one.”

    Engesser and her husband, Robert, have been married about 26 years and own The Zoo AKA Jungle Safari between Chiefland and Trenton.

    It is one of six licensed wild animal facilities in Levy County.

  • Today

    American Legion Post 91 dinner meeting

    The Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91, American Legion will have its regular membership donation dinner and meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and the membership meeting starting after the dinner. As always it is a joint meeting with the  Ladies Auxiliary of the Post. Please plan to attend to keep the organization moving forward. All veterans are welcome to attend.

    Friday

    POW-MIA ceremony at Legion Post 383

  • Friday

    Chiefland Library

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library are having a Meet and Greet at the library, 104 N.E. Third St. This casual get-together is at 7 p.m. Members and invited guests can socialize, have fun and learn about future programs slated for the library this year. The public is invited to attend.

    Saturday

    Levy Fair holds Poker Run

  • In the Jim Sensbach Memorial Hall of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 stands a single round table. It’s a symbol of unending concern on the part of mothers who couldn’t sleep at night and fathers who had to act strong when they sent their children to war.

    It’s draped with a white tablecloth to remind Americans of the purity of the soldier’s intent.

    Empty chairs await the soldiers’ return, and slices of lemon on plates hint at the bitterness suffered by those gone missing or taken prisoner.

  • About eight months ago, 45-year-old Polly “P.J.” Jensen noticed a lump under her left arm.

    She was unable to afford health insurance and ineligible for Medicaid.  

    “So I kind of set it aside at the time – something I should have never done,” P.J. said. “Something every women should never do.”

    After a while, the mild discomfort became painful tenderness. “It got to the point that I couldn’t wear anything tight around that area.”

    She finally went to the doctor early this month.

  • The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Manatee Springs State Park, along with The Friends of Manatee/Fanning Springs Parks, Inc. will host the Suwannee River clean-up effort in support of the 16th Annual National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009.