Today's Features

  • Thursdays

    Library Friends meetings

       The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), the Chiefland branch of the Levy County Public Library System, meet on the second Thursday of the month, except in July and August, at 11 a.m. at the library, 104 N.E. 3rd St., Chiefland. The Friends support the library by promoting the library's programs and resources and through fund-raising projects to purchase reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment.  There are no dues.

  • County and state parks were filled with families celebrating the official end of summer over the Labor Day weekend.

    At Manatee Springs, swimmers took advantage of the holiday and the warm weather for another dip in the refreshing 72 degree water.  

  • Thursday, Aug.27

    Get healthy – day of promoting physical, mental, and financial health, with door prizes given away all day.

    10 a.m. - noon – Florida Telecommunications Relay - Administers the Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program for residents of Florida who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind and speech disabled. FTR provides a variety of equipment, such as amplified phones, TTYS devices, ringers and specialized communicators, free with qualification.

  • Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    Gospel sing Saturday at Full Gospel

    Full Gospel Outreach Church of Chiefland will have a gospel sing on Saturday, Aug. 29 with “The River City Quartet” from Jacksonville.

     The sing will begin at 7 p.m. Admission to the sing is free; a love-offering will be received.

  • Today, August 27

    Communication skills seminar

    Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast will host a monthly in service class, “Communications Skills” on Thursday, August 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. This 1 hour class reviews skills and techniques for effective communication.  A one-hour continuing education credit is provided for nurses and CNA's.  Classes are at 304 N Main St, Chiefland.  For more information, call Robin Heysel, community education manager, at 352-634-4969 or toll free at 866-642-0962.


  • Today, August 20

    Volunteer opportunities

    Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast will conduct its next General Orientation Class for New Volunteers on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon at 304 N. Main Street in Chiefland. This prepares volunteers to assist in our offices, at the Thrift & Gift Shoppe, at Herry's Café and in community outreach work.

  • During summer break many kids from throughout Levy County participate in the Florida 4H Camp program led by County Extension Agent Al Fuller.

    The program helps develop life skills in youth through learning by doing education. The 4H group consisted of 70 kids, ages 8-16.

    One activity involved coming out on Aug. 3 to the Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) Complex to use the pond. The department has hosted the campers before and this time they came to learn how to use and navigate a canoe.

  • By Melinda Myers

    Special to the Citizen

    Don’t let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying your garden and outdoor parties. Look for environmentally sound ways to manage these pests in your garden and landscape.

    Start by eliminating standing water in the yard. Buckets, old tires and clogged gutters and downspouts that hold water make the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.

  • By Brad Buck


    Downy mildew, a disease known to damage dozens of plant species in Florida, has now been found on purple velvet plants in South Florida, UF/IFAS scientists say.

    Purple velvet plants are popularly used for foliage and cut flowers, said Aaron Palmateer, associate professor in plant pathology at the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead.

  • Today, August 13

    Civil War Symposium at Matheson today

    The Matheson History Museum is hosting its annual Civil War Symposium today, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is Alachua County’s connection to South Carolina, which can be seen in local architecture and in the heritage of many of the county’s founding families, including the Hailes, Chesnuts and Mathesons.