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Today's News

  • Medicare 2012 enrollment begins Saturday, closes Dec. 7

       SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs is going on tour in the Tri-county area to help retirees make the best informed decision for the 2012 Medicare Part D Drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan.  
       Each site listed will have a short presentation followed by individual counseling.  SHINE provides free, unbiased and confidential counseling.
       Low-Income Medicare beneficiaries should ask about Extra Help (LIS) to help pay for 2012  Medicare Prescription Drug Plan costs.

  • Yankeetown celebrates planning award

       Yankeetown officials were presented the "Better Community Award" from the 1000 Friends of Florida in ceremonies on Tuesday during a community picnic. Participating were, left to right, Mayor Dawn Marie Clary, 1000 Friends of Florida President Charles Pattison, Levy County Commissioner Marsha Drew, Yankeetown Planning and Zoning Committee Chairman Larry Cohan, Town Councilmen Norm Shannahan and Jack Schofield, and Yankeetown Vice Mayor Larry Feldhusen.

  • “Inn” new hands

  • New eco-tourism attraction holds three hiring fairs

    Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours has partnered with Workforce Connection to help recruit tour guides for one of the longest, fastest and highest zip lines in Florida.
    Workforce Connection will hold three recruiting events on Monday, Oct. 17, at the College of Central Florida’s Ewers Century Center, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala. The sessions take place at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

  • Farm Tour

    Sanchez Farms hosted a field trip by Levy County agriscience students.
    Virginia Sanchez teaches a student how the debris found in a sample of peanuts can affect the grading. Samples should not contain an excessive amount of sticks, leaves, dirt, gravel, etc.

  • Chiefland’s September Students of the Month

    Commissioner Sammy Cason, in back, presented three students with awards Monday night: From left, Anna Patterson, CHS, Beau Love, CMS, and Savanna Barber, CES.

  • Beast Feast 2011

    There may have been a light rain Saturday evening for the 2nd Annual Beast Feast at Black Prong Equestrian Center, but the diners were not deterred by the game and seafood menu, nor the dampness.
    Bidding on a variety of donated gifts was lively and the money from the event goes to the Levy County Schools Foundation.
     

  • Forest festival

    Each year, Florida's governor declares the fourth week in October "Florida Forestry Week," to coincide with the Florida Forest Festival in Taylor County
    Forestry is Florida's No. 1agricultural crop, above citrus, and among Florida's 67 counties, Taylor County is No. 1 in forestry, according to the University of Florida.
    More than 20,000 people are expected join in the annual celebration as the festival marks its 56th year on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Forest Capital State Park in Perry.

  • Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week at Cedar Keys Light Station

       Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges invite you to join in the celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week. The historic Cedar Keys Light Station on Seahorse Key opens its doors free to the public Saturday and Sunday, October 15 - 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

  • Community Calendar for the week of October 13

    Saturdays in October

    Wildflower walks at
    Morningside Nature Center
    The Jean Dorney Memorial Wildflower Walks start at 9 a.m. at Morningside Nature Center. On Oct. 8, the walk starts at 11:30 a.m., as part of the Native Plant Sale, please meet at the Pavilion.
    The walks are guided by a Morningside Nature Center staff member. Each week, the walks will be different in focus.
    Please meet at the Education Office and wear comfortable walking shoes. It is also suggested to bring any guide that may be of use on the walk.