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  • The sun is expected to shine on the 60th Annual Watermelon Festival on Saturday, June 7, when the mercury reaches into the low 90s. 

  • A few Chiefland High School students, with the help of teachers and a few government agencies, are taking the health of Florida's springs to heart.

  • The Tri-County Community Resource Center will have a yard sale and craft show on Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John Fisher Building at the corner of Park Avenue and Main Street.

    Booth space is available for vendors for a suggested donation of $10. 

       For more information, call 352-493-4627.

    Proceeds go to the new Community Resource Center. 

  • Haven Hospice will be offering five dates and locations to help children, teens and families understand their feelings of loss and to  heal through the free, grief-support Camp Safe Haven program. 

  •  By Kassie Ortiz 

  •  After raising more than $1,500 for needy residents in the Tri-County Area last year, the Iron Butts For Bucks Team is at it again.

  • Kay Gaither just winces every time she hears a parent telling their child that her husband's service dog, Honey, is going to bite. 

  • A series of workshops is being provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), University of Florida  IFAS, and Florida Sea Grant to assist the molluscan  shellfish industry in Florida attain the harvester education training required for certification, recertification or licensing.

  • In Jack and Grace; after a recent break-up, Grace is excited to land her first job and begin a new life as a home health attendant in a new town. But she was not ready for how her patient, Jack, would change her life forever. This original play by our own Michael Zubler is a different kind of love story, one that will stay in your heart long after the final curtain.

  • Hundreds of participants will come together this Friday night to honor survivors, their caregivers and pay tribute to those for whom the cure did not come soon enough.  The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event ignites team spirit among participates and works to raise funds used to save lives and create more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

  • Chiefland’s premier celebration, the Annual Watermelon Festival, will be on Saturday, June 7, and the organizer, the Chiefland Woman's Club, is seeking vendors and volunteers for the event. 

       If you are an artist, artisan or crafter and are interested in selling your work at the festival, please call 493-9653. 

    For more information or to download a vendor application, visit www.chieflandwomansclub.org

  • For many, now is the time to be out of doors planting and gardening and enjoying the fruits of their labor and of Mother Nature’s.

  •  Mary Read and Michelle Traylor, who are retiring from the Levy County Public Library System, were honored by the Levy County Commission at its meeting on Tuesday.

    Read kept the Williston library open on Tuesdays, as a volunteer, for over 25 years. This is her second retirement — having retired as a public school teacher in Levy County. “This has been a true labor of love and a rare dedication to service,” said County Libraries Director Lisa Brasher.

  • Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs?

  • The color is purple so get out your decorations as Tri- County officials have declared Monday, April 28, as “Paint the Town Purple Day.” This is an activity of the American Cancer Society in an effort to promote cancer awareness and gives individuals, teams and communities an opportunity to fight back against cancer.

  • The Dixie County Historical Society will hold its annual swamp cabbage cookoff on April 26 starting at 10 a.m. at 761 S.E. Highway 349 South, Old Town. The winner is determined by public vote, so come out early and vote. 

    There will be live music, karaoke, lots of food and beverages. 

    Vendors are welcome; there is no fee. 

    For more information, call 352-542-0047.

  • Join in for a day of cycling to help support public education in Levy County on Saturday, April 19.

  • If a serious accident or illness should happen, is there someone you trust who can make healthcare decisions for you? What are your wishes? Who should know? 

  • Jacob Pitts is not a man to sit idle.

  • Pre-school Story Time