• There will be a kids fishing tournament Saturday, sponsored by the Suwannee River Shrine Club. Children ages 5 to 15 are welcome to participate. Sign-in is at 5:30 a.m. at the Hart Springs Boat Ramp; weigh-in is at 11 a.m., with a lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers to follow at noon.

       The entry fee is $30 per person, and there will be prizes for largest bass, bream, trash fish and total boat weight.

       For more information, call 352-221-2882 or 386-623-7798.

  • Today

  • Edna Nute never had children of her own, but the former teacher nurtured the students who passed through her classroom.

  • It's hot and humid and that means the areas springs, which are flush with water from the heavy rains in the past year are bubbling and cool enough for a dip. 

    Here are the places to chill out on these summer days:

    Park hours of operation and admission cost

    *Otter Springs is currently closed for swimming, but hope water levels will allow swimming by July 4th.

    Otter Springs

    8 a.m. – 8 p.m.


    2 and under free

    60 and over $2.50

  • If the cost of adopting a pet from Levy County Animal Services has kept you from finding that perfect companion, has the county got a deal for you. 

  •  Today

  • In partnership with Discover You Can: Learn, Make, Share, the popular food preservation program, Florida Organic Growers will be hosting free food preservation demonstrations this summer to help the community learn to can and vacuum seal food and use fresh local produce to enjoy and share with friends all year long.

  • Today

  • 2014 Chiefland Watermelon Queen Katelyn Ressler, left, is crowned by last year’s queen, Shelby Crews, at Saturday’s 60th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival.

    The Festival also had the Florida Watermelon Queen Megan Morgan of Chiefland and the National Watermelon Queen Brandi Harrison of Newberry on hand for the crowning. 

  • The 2015 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts is sponsoring a design contest for imagery to be featured in the festival's promotional materials: posters, ads, postcards and T-shirts.

       This year's theme is "Seeing the Art in Nature," and the design will serve in furthering the goal of Cedar Key's first "sustainable" festival.

       Entries are due Aug. 1, with the winner being announced Sept.1.

       Digital images should be sent to cedarkeyartsfestival@gmail.com.

  • Today

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

  • Vacation Bible School at Parson’s

  •  Vendors, volunteers wanted 

  • Vendors, volunteers wanted 

  • 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.

  •  Today

    AMVETS Post No. 88 meetings

    AMVETS Post 88 meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The Sons of AMVETS meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The Auxiliary meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The meetings are at the post home.

    Today, Monday, Tuesday

    Chiefland Walking Club

  • The 63rd Annual National Day of Prayer was celebrated — with a prayer for the country and its citizens — on May 1 at noon at Chiefland City Hall around the flag pole out front.

       The Day of Prayer is held the first Thursday in May and was enacted by Congress in 1952 as a request that people "turn to God in prayer and meditation." It is celebrated by Christians, Muslims, Sikhs and Jews, to name but a few faiths.

  •  Church luncheon

  • 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.