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Features

  • If getting published in National Geographic Magazine is the Holy Grail for photographers, then underwater picture taker and explorer Mark Long is Chiefland’s version of Indiana Jones.

  • What could a man who survived eight bouts of malaria, earned two Purple Hearts and loved and lost three women possibly want for his birthday? How about a ribeye steak cooked medium rare?

  • “Blithe Spirit,” written by Noel Coward and winner of the 2009 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival, will be coming to the Chief Theatre, home of the Suwannee Valley Players.

  • The Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole in Cedar Key is Marsha Schwartz, a mosaic artist and resident of Cedar Key. 

  • They have been serving you all year, now it’s your turn to show your appreciation AND take a shot at winning a little pocket change for your efforts.

  •  “The Haunting of Hill House”, written by F. Andrew Leslie, from the novel by Shirley Jackson will be coming to the Chief Theatre, home of the Suwannee Valley Players.

  • The Suwannee Valley Players announces the opening of their Summer Youth Program’s Productions of "The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf" by Joseph Robinette and "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" by William Shakespeare.

  • Jim Rodgers had hoped for picturesque skies and easy tides out on the water a few weeks ago at Cedar Key, but the reality of what had blown in set him ill at ease and ready to call it a day.

  • GAINESVILLE — The Child Advocacy Center in Gainesville is selling entries into a drawing for a pair of tickets to one of three University of Florida home football games.  

  • To look at Levy County one could conclude things are pretty idyllic and women are safe. 

  •     The Levy County Department of Public Safety thanked the Cedar Key Lions Club for the recent donation of Pots and Pans for the Paramedics and EMT in the county and the ongoing coordination and support they have provided the county’s first responders. 

  • The Chiefland Rotary Club celebrated Flag Day, June 14, a little early with a presentation on the meaning of and how to properly fold a flag by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 Honor Guard on June 12.

    Club Vice President Stewart Wasson also gave a presentation on the history of Flag Day and provided the group with interesting facts about the American flag.

    The members of the Honor Guard are Kary Colson, Jacob Wynn, Bud Allen, Joe Elko and Dennis McIntyre. 

  •  The Florida Bluebird Society (FBS) has initiated an on-line program to gather information about nesting efforts of the Eastern Bluebird in Florida. 

  • “Blithe Spirit,” written by  winner of the 2009 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival Noel Coward, will be coming to the Chief Theatre, home of the Suwannee Valley Players.

  • Chiefland Elementary School is now accepting the kindergarten enrollment packets for the 2013-2014 school year.

    Summer office hours at the school are Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

  • The Levy County 4-H Office is enrolling children for summer day camps. All campers must be at least 8 years old by the date of the camp. 

  • The sun is expected to shine on the 59th Annual Watermelon Festival on Saturday when the mercury reaches into the low 90s. 

  • The 59th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival, hosted by the Chiefland Woman's Club, is Saturday, June 1 at Trailhead/Depot Park on U.S. Highway 19 South/South Main Street. 

    The parade is at 11 a.m. and will organize at the Chiefland High School parking lot and proceed south on U.S. 19/Main Street to the park. 

    To participate in the parade you MUST fill out and return the attached form by Friday, May 3.

  • The Suwannee Valley Players will hold auditions for the summer youth program at the Chief Theatre starting this weekend. This year, the productions will be Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Joseph Robinette’s “The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf.” Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Chief Theatre, 25 East Park Avenue in Chiefland, FL.    

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