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Today's Features

  • The AARP Driver Safety Courses for Seniors will be on March 8, April 12 and May 3 at the Haven Hospice Community Center, 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.

    The one-day class starts at 9 a.m. The instructors are planning to have lots of fun and show driver strategies to stop a crash that can cause injury or death. There are no tests.

    The certificate of completion for the course is valid for a discount on automobile insurance policies for three years. 

    Class size is limited so call 352-727-9542 to register. 

  • Thursday, Feb. 18

    “War Toys” exhibit reception

    The College of Central Florida Webber Gallery, 3001 S.W. College Road, is hosting the traveling exhibition “WAR-TOYS: Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Strip,” through March 18. An opening reception will be Thursday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Webber Center; both are free of admission.

  • Chiefland High School Class of 1996 will be celebrating their 20-year reunion on Saturday, June 4.

    In memory of the classmates we’ve lost, the Class of 1996 is accepting donations for a Memorial Scholarship in their honor to be awarded to a 2016 Chiefland High School graduate.

    For details on the reunion, scholarship or to make a donation, please visit: www.ChieflandHigh1996.com  or www.GoFundMe.com/CHS1996.

    For more information, call 727-686-3735 or visit chieflandhigh1996@yahoo.com.

  • Following its 6th Annual Poker Run held Jan. 30, American Legion Riders Chapter 237 in Beverly Hills recently donated record-breaking $7,722 proceeds to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast.

    Shown holding the presentation check are (from left) American Legion Post 237 Commander Ray Roby, Hospice Director of Development Linda Baker and American Legion Riders Chapter 237 Director John Roby. Surrounding them are members of American Legion Riders Chapter 237, Auxiliary Unit 237 and American Legion Post 237.

  • Rachel Kennedy drops her valentine at the post office last Thursday, Feb. 11 with her kindergarten class.

    Her teacher, Ellen Poe, said they make the walk every year. 

  • Spend Valentine’s

    with people of faith

    A call has been issued for people to do something different this Valentine’s Day by attending a Back2 God Faith and Values Rally on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Flavet Field on the University of Florida Campus in Gainesville.

    There will be free food and drinks, live music by recording artists Barry Wilson, Kristin Tucker, Jennifer Renee, and Rusty Jackson; a kids’ area with bounce houses and dynamic speakers Dexter Sanders, Art Ally, Belinda Ford, and Jason Hoyt.

  • On Saturday, Feb. 13, the Levy County Historical Society will present the second of three presentations about the invasion of the Civil War into Levy County.

    The presentation is at 2 p.m. at the conference center of the Cedar Key RV Resort, 11980 S.W. Shiloh Road, Sumner.

    Everyone with an interest in the history and heritage of Levy County is invited to join us at this free event to learn more about this time in our history.

  • Through Sunday, Feb. 14

    Check out “Confessions of a Dirty Blonde”

    The College of Central Florida Foundation’s 18th Annual Dinner Theatre production, “Confessions of a Dirty Blonde,” is set for Wednesday-Sunday, Feb. 10-14 in the Webber Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.

    Evening performances begin with dinner at 5:45 p.m. Matinee performances, Saturday and Sunday, will serve lunch at 12:15 p.m. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled meal times.

  • Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge is opening Seahorse Key to the public on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Visitors to the island must provide their own transportation or buy a ticket on one of the tour boats.

    Bring your camera, fish a little, walk along the beach and enjoy the exhibits.

    A cast of period-dress volunteers will tell the history of the lighthouse on Seahorse Key, which sits atop the 54-foot tall dune, and offers great perspective for wildlife photography.

  • By a unanimous vote, the Chiefland City Commission approved a proclamation on Monday that honors a Vietnam veteran’s service dog known as Honey, the Wonder Dog.

    Honey is the service dog for Chiefland resident Michael Gaither and is a four-time bronze medal winner of the American Kennel Club’s Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE).