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Today's Features

  • The Suwannee Valley Players, in conjunction with the Chief Theater, will debut John Patrick’s comedy “The Curious Savage” on Friday, Dec. 5, with continued performances Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 12-14.

    Laughter abounds when Mrs. Savage and her adult stepchildren have very different ideas about how to best use the millions of dollars left by her late husband. This play is presented by special arrangements with Dramatists Play Service.

  • By Laura Bittner

    The Band Perry is coming to play Rock Crusher Canyon Friday, Dec. 5, to play country music and to raise funds for BACK Fighting Cancer Inc.

    The Band Perry is an all-sibling band, originally from Alabama, with members Kimberly Perry, Neil Perry and Reid Perry.

    “A portion of the proceeds of the event will go to BACK Fighting Cancer Inc.,” said Ryan Bell, president of RaC events LLC, which is headquartered in Chiefland.

  • A Gainesville man, who calls Chiefland his hometown, has made a career of making music.

    For T.J. Brown, it all began in about ninth or tenth grade, he said. He had written some poetry as early as middle school, but it wasn’t until an uncle, who was visiting for a family reunion, taught him to read guitar tablature that he began writing songs. Brown said he taught himself the guitar from there and began writing songs immediately, adding that’s the reason he wanted to learn to play.

  • Tin Can Tourists will turn out in droves at Sunset Isle RV Park and Motel at the beginning of December.

       In years past, "tin canners," as they call themselves, have come from as far away as New York, Michigan and Wisconsin to camp and show off their vintage RVs that span several decades.

       Most have been restored or are in the process of being restored, said Bruce Wilson, co-owner of Ada Blue Cafe, located near the RV park.

  • Visitors at Manatee Springs State Park Saturday, Nov. 15,  spy on the park's namesake, returning to the area to take advantage of the spring's relatively warm water.

    The manatee migration began earlier in the fall, perhaps, a sign the mammels knew the weather was turning colder.

    Boaters are being warned to be on the lookout for the slow moving animals on the Suwannee River.  

  • Please join Haven Hospice on Wednesday, Nov. 26 as Drummond Community Bank holds their annual holiday bake sale starting at 8:30 a.m.

    Purchase delicious cakes, pies and other sweets to add to your Thanksgiving feast.  The baked goods are donations from the community and all purchases made that day will benefit Haven Hospice.

    Drummond Community Bank is at 1627 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland.

    To donate baked goods or for more information, call 352-493-2277.

    All purchases are cash or check only.

  • More than 100 veterans and their family members attended Friday's veteran's resource fair and luncheon at Haven Hospice in Chiefland.
    State representatives  Charlie Stone (R-district 22), Keith Perry (R- district 21) and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, along with Haven, helped organize the event as a way to honor veterans and help them learn about eligibility for a range of benefits and resources. More than a dozen organizations had booths at the event.

  • The College of Central Florida Musical Theatre Ensemble will present “Godspell” Nov. 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.

    A pre-performance reception will be held Friday, Nov. 14, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Webber Center. The reception is free, and guests may view the Visual Artists’ Society “Best of the Season” art exhibit on display in the adjoining Webber Gallery.

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    Fall Fun Night Friday

       Creekside Christian School at Otter Creek Baptist Church will have its annual Fall Fun Night this Friday night from 6:30-9:00 p.m. There will be a hay ride, bounce house, big slide, jousting, hay maze, cake walk, gold fish and many other booths. Arm Bands are $5. The concession stand will have hot dogs, chili, soup and sweets. There will be a drawing for many prizes donated by local businesses. The address is 171 SW 3rd Street, Otter Creek.

    For more information, call the school at 352-486-2112.

  • By Pastor Terry Wines

    As you sit around your Thanksgiving table and count your blessings consider this:

    • If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep ... you are richer than 75 percent of the world’s population.

    • If you have money in the bank, cash in your wallet and spare change sitting in your car’s console … you are among the top 8 percent of the Earth's wealthiest people.