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Today's Features

  • The Town of Bronson will hold its Annual 4th of July Celebration on Monday, July 4, beginning at 4 p.m. for an Independence Day celebration.

    Vendors will be on hand selling delicious treats. Visitors can participate in a Home Run Derby and various children’s games while we wait for the sky to darken. Bronson Fire & Rescue, Station 70, will begin lighting the sky with fireworks at dark. So bring your chairs and blankets to the James H. Cobb Park and join us for this fun, family event.

  • Auditions for “The Lion in Winter” a production of the Suwannee Valley Players at The Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland, are on Saturday, July 9, at 6 p.m.

    Sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter,” by James Goldman, is a modern day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family who are locked in a free for all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom.

  • Today, June 23

    Planning Council meets tonight

    The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council meets on Thursday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. (dinner at 7:00 p.m.) at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 213 N.W. Commerce Blvd., Lake City. 

    The guest speaker will be Jerry Parrish, chief economist and director of research of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

    The agenda for the meeting is at ncfrpc.org/

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  • Critter Crusaders is hosting a Pet Adoption Event on Saturday, June 25 at the City Of Chiefland/Chamber Of Commerce Farmer's Market on at Trailhead/Old Train Depot Park.
    We shall have dogs and puppies.  The little critters are in desperate need of homes. If anyone is willing to foster, we would welcome the help.   352-348-1615/352-321-7584.
     

  • Cyclists came from all over the state and beyond to participate in the Tour de Melon, making it a record year for the event with 177 riders. Just over 200 registered for the event, but coordinators believe the threat of rain kept some away.

    The watermelon themed cycling event features family friendly trail rides at 20, 40 and 60 miles long and hard core road routes at 50 and 100 miles. Hosted by the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club, the event is held annually on the first Saturday in June – this year on June 4 – in conjunction with the Chiefland Watermelon Festival.

  • Suwannee Valley Rotary club members, pictured at right at their lunch time meeting last week, are gearing up to host the fifth annual Tour de Melon – watermelon themed bike ride – to be held on June 4 this year beginning at Strickland Park in Chiefland. Proceeds from the event go toward various community outreach programs throughout the year.

    Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. with the ride beginning at 7:30.

  • Held on the first Saturday in June, the Annual Watermelon Festival is perhaps the biggest event in Chiefland during the year, drawing thousands of visitors from all parts of the state. Activites are centered around the city's Trailhead/Old Train Depot Park on U.S. Highway 19/South Main Street.

  • Today, May 26

    Planning Council meeting tonight

    There will be a North Central Florida Regional Planning Council meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 213 N.W. Commerce Boule-vard, Lake City. 

    Levy County is a member of the council

     

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  • The logging operation of local timberman Dennis Andrews and his son, Miles, will be featured on an episode of “Undercover Boss” that airs on CBS on Friday, May 20, at 9 p.m.

    Andrews' timberlands are managed by Columbia Timber Co. which manages land in the Tri-County Area.

  • Bronson Parks and Recreation is hosting cheer camp June 13 to June 17, from 8 a.m. to noon for girls ages four to 12 years old. Girls four and five years old are required to have an adult stay with them.

    Girls will learn a basic stunt, three cheers and a halftime routine, which they will perform on the last day.

    The camp will be held at the James Cobb Park in Bronson.

    The cost is $60 per child.

    All registration forms can be picked up at Bronson Town Hall. The forms and fees must be turned in there by Tuesday, May 31.