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Today's Features

  • Kids young and old are invited to come make their own "turkey" at the library. The kids will be given everything they need to create a sugary turkey cupcake creation and then gobble it down. All ages are invited to this Free family event. Large groups are welcome, but please let the library know in advance. For more information, contact Jenny Rodgers, Youth Services Coordinator 352-486-5552, or your local librarian.

    Bronson Public Library

    Monday, Nov. 9

    4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    WillistonPublic Library

    Tuesday, Nov. 17

  • Ninety-year-old Olga, a long-term resident at Tri-County Nursing Home, in Trenton, looked a little confused when a small group of people entered her room asking questions about expecting visitors Thursday.

    But her confusion melted when she saw that two of the group’s members were short, hairy and of the canine variety.

    “I love animals,” she said as she caressed one of the dogs sitting on her bed, “ and they are so adorable.”

  • Three miles from Williston off a bumpy hilly road, a passage through scrub and pasture leads the unsuspecting traveler to the utopian sanctuary that Dr. Raymond Webber calls home.

    More than 400 species of plants thrive on his 100-acre bit of paradise that has been more than 16 years in the making.

    “Not many people in Florida have their house built into the side of a cliff,” Webber, an endodonist by trade, explains as he begins his trek through the assorted gardens that he has designed.

    Indeed, the vista from this porch is breathtakingly beautiful.

  • Suwannee Valley collects gifts

    for Samaritan’s Purse, world’s

    largest Christmas project

     Suwannee Valley residents are packing shoe box gifts for children in more than 100 countries suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project.

  • Please check out the  separate listing of Halloween events in the New section of our website.

     Today

    Get a Head Start on Medicare Part D 2010

    October is the month SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, will be assisting Medicare recipients in filling out the paperwork to find a Medicare Part D Drug Coverage Plan for 2010.

  • Levy County will have less stray and feral cats breeding on its streets thanks to a local Trap-Neuter-Return program.

    On Thursday, Oct. 29, members of Sheltering Hands Inc., an organization that rescues and finds homes for pets in Marion and Levy Counties, received about 39 feral cats needing to be spayed or neutered.

  • A local Levy County group joined the fight against two global epidemics — hunger and obesity — by participating in the "Lose For Good" campaign. 

    As local Weight Watchers members lose weight, they’ve also been collecting food to donate to Bronson United Methodist Church to help their neighbors in need. Within seven weeks, the group lost 854.6 pounds, and collected 488 pounds of food. 

  • O.C. Graham was once like the rest of us. He liked to party, said Aljoseph Carnegie, president of the Tri-County Branch of the NAACP at its 19th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet at Tommy Usher Community Center in Chiefland on Oct. 24.

    “He liked to party until God took him in,” Carnegie, a Raleigh resident, said. “And he was blind, really blind, until God restored his sight.”

  • Taking care of someone you love can be a tough job. It's hard to find time for yourself.

    Knowing what a hard job caregivers have, a group of organizations have come together to give you a little "Me Time."

    A caregiver day of pampering is planned for Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Gilchrist Women's Club from 9 a.m. to 3  p.m. Dr. Rafael Cott, medical director for Gentiva Home Care, will be the guest speaker. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost.

  • Soup 'n' sandwich at Turning Point

    Turning Point Ministry  will host a Soup and Sandwich Supper for $5 per person on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Take the night off from cooking and enjoy a supper with friend, and the proceeds benefit the Children’s Program.      Take out or dine in with us at Turning Point Ministry located on 16750 County Road 341 (Dairy Road).   Please call 463-1882 for tickets.  The website is www.turningpoint-ministry.org.

    Holiday Bronson UMC holds Bazaar