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F2Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000J63Z

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F4Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 A HEARING DEVICE LIKE NO OTHER The Hearing Aid Everyone is Talking About ReSound LiNK is different. Really different. The first (and only) hearing aid that gives you more o f every listening situation. And you will hear an amazing difference with the microscopic cutting-edge sound processor inside. It makes traditional he aring aids a thing of the past. www.nutechhearing.com 000JCHY Say Hello To The Worlds SMARTEST Hearing Aid Its never missing out on a conversation. Its getting back to chatting on the phone. Its having your favorite media right in your ear. Its more than just a hearing aid. DURING THIS EVENT YOULL RECEIVE: FREE Hearing Test FREE Surround Sound Demonstration TRIAL For 30 Days FREE GIFT BAG For The First 30 Appts. As featured on: Brilliant It sounds so natural In a recent independent study comparing premium products from six manufacturers, a panel of experienced hearing-aid wearers gave ReSounds sound quality top rating.* *SenseLab hearing aid benchmark test M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appt. Needed OCALA EAST 352-861-2275 3405 SW COLLEGE RD, STE 207 Colours Plaza, next to Red Lobster OCALA WEST 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93RD CT. RD. Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. SUNCOAST BLVD (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C E. GULF TO LAKE HWY 1/2 mile east of Walmart BEVERLY HILLS 352-527-0779 4065 N. Lecanto Hwy. Suite 400

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F5 000JBAY Dont you deserve a financial advisor who puts you first? At Edward Jones, your goals are our priority. Thats why I will meet with you face to face to talk about whats most important to you and your family. From there, we will work together to create an investment strategy to help you attain your goals. Join the nearly 7 million investors already working with an Edward Jones financial advisor. Call me today! Cami Plaisted Financial Advisor 2432 N. Heritage Oaks Path Hernando, FL 34442 352-527-2291 Member SIPC You put your family first. You put your family first.

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W elcome to an opportunity to learn more about Citrus County from A to Z.This 2014-2015 edition of Discover covers activities, events, venues and so much more by looking at offerings through the alphabet. The award-winning magazine provides valuable information for visitors and residents alike, highlighted by beautiful photography submitted by Chronicle readers. Thanks to all of you who allowed us to share your scenes of Citrus. This year, we have also included comments from photographers and others who shared what they love best about Citrus County. Also new this year, our GoCitrus mobile app will expand enjoyment of the special magazine. Changing technology has changed the way the news is delivered. Today, many readers of the Chronicle get their news by reading the paper on a home computer or smart phone. Systems have changed, but the message is the same. The Chronicle the oldest business in Citrus County is a community newspaper dedicated to telling you whats going on in your hometown. The GoCitrus App will help you navigate through Citrus County. Now, using your smart phone or tablet, you can discover everything you need to know about Citrus and the businesses that support the Discover magazine. Shopping, dining, golf and events will all be at your fingertips when youre on the go. The GoCitrus app is easy to install and will provide you with yet another way to enjoy Discover year-round. iPhone users visit the iTunes App Store and Android users visit the Google Play Store and search for GoCitrus to begin your experience. And, remember to keep a copy of Discover handy for visitors this year. They will be happy you did.About the cover:This years Discover cover photograph was submitted by Joe Dube as part of the Discover photo contest, where winners had their photos published in the magazine. Dubes photo is of a flamingo at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Citrus Publishing 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429352-563-6363 www.chronicleonline.comGerry Mulligan............................................................................Publisher Trina Murphy............................Director of Operations and Advertising Cindy Connolly................................................................Features Editor Sarah Gatling..............................................................Community Editor Trista Stokes................................................Advertising Sales ManagerDiscover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F7 F30 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000G14P CENTRAL RIDGE CENTRAL RIDGE 000JDZW 000JDEA Huge Microbrewery & Import Beer Selection 2456 N. Heritage Oaks Path Hernando, F L 352-746-5595 Open 7 Days 9 to 9 Monday Saturday 1 to 7 Sunday on purchase of liquor & wine on order of $50.00 or more $ 5.00 OFF 000JDK0 OPEN TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SPACES Located on SR 44, midway between US 19 & SR 491, Crystal River XXX-Tra Clean & XXX-Tra Friendly (352) 746-7200 000JCEH 000JBEW Welcome to e 2014-2015 Discover

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A for Arts....................................F10Art Center of Citrus County..................................................F12 CF Performing Arts................................................................F13 Florida Artist Gallery............................................................F13 Luminary Art Walk................................................................F13B for Boating..............................F14Boat ramps............................................................................F16 Dragon boats..........................................................................F19 Paddle sports........................................................................F20C for Car clubs..........................F22Citrus As Model A Car Club................................................F24 Citrus County Corvette Club................................................F24 Citrus County Cruisers........................................................F24 Citrus MOPAR Car Club........................................................F24 Florida Sunshine Region of the Plymouth Owners Club....................................................F25 Nature Coast Corvair Club....................................................F25 Nature Coast Mustangs........................................................F25 Touch of Class Corvette Club..............................................F25 The Wanderers Club..............................................................F25D for Diving/snorkeling..............F26 E for Equestrian........................F31Equestrian trails....................................................................F32 Horseback riding..................................................................F34 Pine Ridge Equestrian Association (PREA)........................F35 Tillis Hill..................................................................................F36F for Fair/Festivals......................38Citrus County Fair................................................................F39 Festival of the Arts................................................................F40 Floral City Strawberry Festival............................................F40 Florida Manatee Festival......................................................F40 Great American Cooter Festival..........................................F42 Homosassa Seafood Festival..............................................F42 Shrimpa Palooza....................................................................F42 Southern Heritage Festival and Old Fashioned Cattle Drive..............................................F43G for Golf....................................F46Golf courses..........................................................................F48H for Hunting..............................F50Hunting areas........................................................................F52 Permitted animals..................................................................F52 Seasons..................................................................................F52I for Indian Mounds....................F54Crystal River Archaeological State Park............................F55J for Journalism........................F60Citrus County Chronicle........................................................F62K for Kids/Pets..........................F64 L for Learning............................F68Citrus County Public Schools..............................................F70 Citrus County Private Schools............................................F72 Citrus County Academies....................................................F72 Withlacoochee Technical Institute......................................F72 College of Central Florida....................................................F72M for Museums..........................F74Coastal Heritage Museum....................................................F76 Floral City Heritage Museum and Country Store................F77 Old Courthouse Heritage Museum......................................F77N for Nature Coast....................F78Scenery..................................................................................F80 Sunrises and sunsets............................................................F80 Wildlife....................................................................................F80O for Outdoors..........................F87Birding trails..........................................................................F88 Camping................................................................................F91 Eagle Snag............................................................................F92 Hiking and biking trails........................................................F94 Rails to Trails..........................................................................F95P for Parks................................F97Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park............................................................F98 Beverly Hills Parks................................................................F99 Citrus Springs Parks............................................................F99 Crystal River Parks................................................................F99 Dunnellon Parks..................................................................F100 Floral City Parks..................................................................F100 Hernando Parks..................................................................F100 Homosassa Parks................................................................F100 Inverness Parks..................................................................F102 Lecanto Parks......................................................................F102 State Parks..........................................................................F104Q for Quilters..........................F108Citrus County Cracker Quilters Guild Inc.........................F109 Citrus Friendship Quilters Guild........................................F109 Creative Quilters of Citrus County....................................F109 Rainbow Quilters................................................................F109R for Rodeo..............................F110Citrus Stampede Rodeo......................................................F112S for Scalloping........................F114 T for Tennis..............................F121Tennis courts......................................................................F122U for Under..............................F124Underground caving............................................................F126 Underwater caving..............................................................F126V for Veterans..........................F128Veterans Appreciation Week..............................................F129W for Water..............................F132Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge........................F133 Cooter Pond........................................................................F134 Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge..............................F134 Fishing..................................................................................F134 Fort Island Gulf Beach........................................................F134 Hunters Spring....................................................................F135 Monkey Island......................................................................F136 Swimming with the manatees............................................F137 Three Sisters Springs..........................................................F137 Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes............................................F137 Withlacoochee River..........................................................F138X for Xtra curricular activities....F141Baseball/Softball..................................................................F142 Disc Golf..............................................................................F142 Football................................................................................F143 Gymnastics..........................................................................F143 Horseshoes..........................................................................F143 Outdoor groups..................................................................F143 PLAY programs....................................................................F143 Rollerskating........................................................................F143 Shuffleboard........................................................................F143 Soccer..................................................................................F143 Swimming............................................................................F143 YMCA....................................................................................F143Y for Yuma..............................F144Florida panther kitten..........................................................F146Z for Zebu................................F147Zebu cattle............................................................................F148Calendar of events..................F150Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F29 000G14P CENTRAL RIDGE CENTRAL RIDGE F8 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000JE57 Brays Pest Control 352-746-2990 Complimentary Inspections Are You tired of your lawn looking like a Whack A Mole Game? 000JBH3 COMPLETE RANGE OF GENERAL DENTISTRY SERVICES CALL NOW FOR YOUR APPT. 746-9111 drrogers@tampabay.rr.com Providing Quality Dental Care in a Relaxing and Caring Atmosphere Since 1991 1972 N. 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IRAs, Full Service Investments. $ 30 Discount With ad 000J39A 1445 Hwy. 41 N., Hernando City Heights (Look for the Stone House) For your convenience, call Linda Evans for an appointment. Tues.Sat. 10 AM 4 PM (352) 726-6868 PRECISION CUTS PERMS COLOR PRECISION HAIR NEW YORK TRAINED! 000JBE7 G & R PHARMACY Caring For You & About You Better Service, Less Wait & Same Co-Pay We Accept all Medicare part D, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Caremark, Express Scripts Insurances & More. Free Local Deliver of your prescriptions Beverly Hills 3791 N. Lecanto Hwy. Next to Bobs Food Store 527-3111 Homosassa 5691 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL 628-0096 Locally Owned Mon-Fri 8am-6pm Sat: 9am-2pm Sun: Closed Let Us Fill Your Next Prescription And Try Your Local Pharmacy. We Cary a a Large Selection of Medical Equipment, Compression Stockings, Crutches, Canes and Many Other Products. 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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F9 F28 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Place your feet in the palms of our hands! We diagnose and treat a variety of podiatric conditions, including the following: 3404 N. Lecanto Hwy. Suite A, Beverly Hills, FL 34465 (352) 513-4867 In Beverly Hills Medical Park between the CVS and the bowling alley. Dr. Nisha Krishnan www.BeverlyHillsFootAnkle.com E-mail BeverlyHillsFootAnkle@gmail.com 000JBWM Ankle sprains Achilles tendonitis Arthritis Athletes foot Bunions Calluses/corns Diabetic foot care Fractures Gout Hammertoes Heel pain/fasciitis Infections Ingrown toenails Onychomycosis (nail fungus) Plantar warts Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction Rheumatoid arthritis Running/Sports Injuries Sprains/Strains Surgery Tailors bunion Trauma Ulcerations And More 000JBEA Commercial Institutional Office/Retail/Restaurant Residential Multifamily Single Family Health Care Hospital Medical Office 1483 W. Pine Ridge Blvd. Beverly Hills, FL Ph.: 352.249.1166 www.DonnellyArchitecture.com INCORPORATED AA26001588 000JBDW W W W T W I S T E D O A K S G C C O M WWW.TWISTEDOAKSGC.COM 4801 N. FOREST RIDGE BLVD., BEVERLY HILLS, FL 34465 Twisted Oaks Golf Course (352) 746-6257 T h e J e w e l o f The Jewel of C i t r u s C o u n t y Citrus County $ 5.00 OFF A ROUND OF GOLF DRIVING RANGE MEMBERSHIPS TOURNAMENTS PRO SHOP ROLLING LANDSCAPES DRIVING RANGE MEMBERSHIPS TOURNAMENTS PRO SHOP GUEST MUST BRING A COPY OF THIS COUPON TO RECEIVE THE COUPON PROCEMAXIMUM 4 GOLFERS. EXPIRES 10/31/15 000J3U0 FWH & Associates (352) 270-8873 3871 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills, FL 34465 Attention Medicare Beneficiaries Attention Medicare Beneficiaries When you need protection, weve got you covered! Enroll today! BlueMedicare Supplement plans available now. Your Local Agency for Weckesser Accounting Services 10 N. Melbourne Street Beverly Hills, FL 34465 352-746-1705 Bookkeeping Services Payroll Service Income Tax Preparation (All States) Personal & Business IRS Problem Resolution 000J01O 000J9TA A We got an A in Patient Safety! RMCBP Awarded Hospital Safety Score of A in four consecutive rankings by the Leapfrog Group 000G14P CENTRAL RIDGE CENTRAL RIDGE

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F27 F10 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 A rts Art Center of Citrus County CF Performing Arts Florida Artist Gallery Luminary Art Walk an expression of creative skills and imagination Chronicle file photo Diving/ Snkeling photo by Philip Wilchynski Diving/ Snkeling photo by Philip Wilchynski A rmed with little more than a swim mask and a snorkel, youre ready to explore the world where the rivers of Citrus County flow into the Gulf of Mexico. Just about anyone can enjoy snorkeling, and for the more adventurous, scuba excursions probe deeper waters. Springs and sinkholes can challenge even the most expert scuba diver. Any of the commercial establishments specializing in scuba gear can recommend training, locate a suitable guide and double-check equipment. www.visitcitrus.com photo by Philip Wilchynski

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F11 F26 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 4870 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL (352) 628-4878 After Hours Towing (352) 942-3284 www.davesbodyshop.net 3 Paint Booths 2 Chief Frame Machines Auto Refinishing With Spies Hecker Products Computerized Paint Mixing Full Line Of Truck Accessories Rhino Spray On Bedliners Complete Auto Detailing Thank You Citrus County For Voting Us The Best Body Shop For 19 Years In A Row! 000IZSQ Accidents, Age, Neglect Your Vehicles Worst Nightmares Full Time Mechanic On Duty 24 Hr. Towing Free Estimates 2014 2014 2014 2014 D iving / snkeling sport or activity of swimming or exploring underwater photo by Robert McPhee

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F25 F12 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000J3Y2 Gaudette Electric, Inc License EC 0001149 6380 S. Tex Point, Homosassa, FL 34448 Call 1-352-628-3064 E-Mail Generators@GaudetteElectric.com Website www.GaudetteElectric.com Be prepared for the next power outage. Generacs broad range of automatic standby power solutions al lows you to choose enough protection to back up either a few essential circuits or your whole house or business. For 24 /7 protection from power outages, trust Americas #1 selling automatic standby generator. Call today for more information. Chronicle file photo Art Center of Citrus CountyA good bit of the cultural scene in Citrus County can be found at the Art Center of Citrus County. The center, established in 1964 as the Citrus County Art League, serves as a kind of Campus of Art a resource for entertainment and education for the county. A small building was constructed in 1984 at the present site at the intersection of Annapolis and County Road 486 in Hernando. It focused on the visual arts. In 2003, a second building was added as the home to the Art Center Theatre, a state-of-the-art facility for community theater productions. The original building was enlarged in 2007 and completely refurbished. Now called the Art and Education building, it contains a large auditorium that can be divided into three classrooms, an art gallery, a library, a conference room and administrative office and a rehearsal hall and box office for the theater. 352-746-7606 www.artcenter.cc Art Center Florida Sunshine Region of the Plymouth Owners Club florida-sunshine.plymouthbulletin.com Nature Coast Corvair Club 6 p.m. second Wednesday B&W Restaurant U.S. 41 South, Inverness Ted Rockentine 352-860-1205 George Neumann 352-302-9058 nccorvairclub@yahoo.com Nature Coast Mustangs 6 p.m. Friday Arbys in Crystal River naturecoastmustang@yahoo.com Touch of Class Corvette Club 7 p.m. second Monday Seven Rivers Country Club 7395 W. Pinebrook St., Crystal River www.tccorvettes.com 352-503-6970 president@tccorvettes.com The Wanderers Club 6 9 p.m. Friday Bealls Department Store parking lot State Road 44 West, Inverness Frank 352-212-2966 Wanderscarclubofinvernessfl.com Car from Page F24 photo by Deb Quinn

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F13 F24 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 T hrough the College of Central Floridas Foundation for the Performing Arts, local residents are annually treated to a series of performances featuring professional dance troupes, classical and popular entertainers and live theater. The variety of high-quality, professional family entertainment is a cultural highlight in the community, as well as a successful means of support and encouragement to the college. 352-746-6721, ext. 1416 www.cf.edu CF Performing ArtsA t Florida Artists Gallery you'll discover a large exhibition space where you can reflect on your thoughts or engage in group discussions. Visitors from Floral City and the entire region are welcome to our gallery to experience art and culture while sharing it with others. We are located in the historic Knight House, 8219 Orange Ave., Floral City. Both are open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Florida Artists GalleryT he historic fishing village of Old Homosassa magically lights up with a large display of luminaries lining Yulee Drive and forming a pathway to art galleries and gift shops. Visitors are invited to stroll down Yulee Drive during the evening hours of the two-day Luminary Art Nights to meet the artists, see live demonstrations, greet shop owners and make their own discoveries. 352-628-5222 Luminary Art Walk Wednesday through Monday. 352-344-9300 www.flartistsgallery.comChronicle file photo Chronicle file photo Special to the Chronicle Citrus As Model A Car Club 7:30 p.m. first Tuesday Except July Floral City Lions Club East Orange Ave., Floral City Denise Brimmage 352-848-0810 www.citrusas.com Citrus County Corvette Club 7 p.m. second Tuesday 5:30 p.m. if dinner Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club 7395 Pinebrook St., Crystal River R2vettes@aol.com www.citruscorvettes.com Citrus County Cruisers 6 p.m. every Saturday Kings Bay Plaza, Crystal River Citruscountycruisers.com 352-527-0024 jandcmo@embarqmail.com Citrus MOPAR Car Club 9 a.m. Wednesday Various restaurants Ken McNally 352-341-1165 Mike Bonadonna 352-341-1019 photo by Connie Welch Car Clubs Car Clubs see CAR Page F25

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F23 F14 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Eye Care for You 000J1Q2 When Experience Counts Most . Established 1982Cataract & Implant Specialists Glaucoma Treatment Dry Eyes Eyelid Surgery Diabetic Eye Problems Macular Degeneration14003 Lakeshore Blvd., Hudson, FL727-868-9442221 N.E. Hwy. 19, Crystal River, FL352-795-2526Toll Free 800-282-6341LAWRENCE A. SEIGEL, M.D.Board Certified OphthalmologistALAN M. FREEDMAN M.D.Board Certified Ophthalmologistwww.suncoasteyecenter.com I Love My New Eyes! B oating Boat ramps Dragon boats Paddle sports a vessel built for navigation on the water photo by Jill Lyles

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F15 F22 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Discover Quality Service with Guaranteed Results! Fair prices for solutions to all your pest problems. Call today! 000J1OI (352) 563-6698 or (866) 860-BUGS 406 N.E. 1st St., Crystal River www.CitrusPest.com Licensed & Insured #8688 A+ RA TING SERVING CITRUS COUNTY FOR 17 YEARS! C ar clubs Citrus As Model A Car Club Citrus County Corvette Club Citrus County Cruisers Citrus MOPAR Car Club Florida Sunshine Region of the Plymouth Owners Club Nature Coast Corvair Club Nature Coast Mustangs Touch of Class Corvette Club The Wanderers Club a group that shares an intestest in motor vehicles photo by Andy Treftz

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F21 F16 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000J3Z4 Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen Space Outdoor Kitchens Refresh Your LandscapingCALL OUR DESIGN TEAM TODAY! Protecting Homes & Businesses For The Past Four Generations Crystal River 795-8600 Inverness 860-1037 Homosassa 621-7700 www.BushHomeServices.com Lawn & Shrub Care Shrub & Tree Trimming Mosquito Misting Systems Installed Mowing & Weeding Residential & Commercial Pest Control Services Structural Fumigation Termite Services Outdoor Fireplaces Grills & Big Green Eggs Outdoor Kitchens Wall, Steps & Columns Fire Pits Pavers Holiday Lighting Ponds & Water Features Landscape Irrigation Repair/ New Install My name is Linda Compson and in my 5 years living here I have come to enjoy, immensely, the nature that abounds in Citrus County. By boat, bike and foot, I have had many hours, both exciting and relaxing, capturing nature pictures to share with family and friends back home.Linda Compson photo by Sally Thime Krasny Boating Boat rampsBoating Barge Canal Boat Ramp U.S. 19, Crystal River Access to Gulf of Mexico Chassahowitzka River Campground 8600 W. Miss Maggie Drive Homosassa Access to the Chassahowitzka River and the Gulf of Mexico Duval Island 7790 S. Duval Island Drive, Floral City Access to Floral City Lake East Riverside Drive 3997 E. Riverside Drive, Dunnellon Access to the Withlacoochee River Eden Park 614 Park Lake Terrace, Inverness Access to Lake Spivey and Lake Davis Fort Island Gulf Beach 16000 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River Access to Crystal River, Salt River and the Gulf of Mexico Fort Island Trail Park 12703 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River Access to Crystal River, Salt River and the Gulf of Mexico Hernando Beach 3650 E. Lake Place, Hernando Access to Lake Hernando Homosassa Public Boat Ramp South Cherokee Way Access to Homosassa River Mason Creek Boat Ramp 6891 S. Mason Creek Road Homosassa Access to Mason Creek and Homosassa River N. Apopka Boat Ramp 420 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness Access to Lake Henderson see RAMPS Page F18

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F17 F20 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000JC5I www.furniturepalacecitrus.com NEW HOURS: MON.-FRI. 9AM-7PM SAT. 9AM-5PM SUN. 11AM-5PM 3106 S. Florida Ave. Inverness (Hwy. 41) North of Fairgrounds 352-726-2999 FREE SAME DAY DELIVERY ON ALL IN STOCK ITEMS WE GLADLY ACCEPT PHONE ORDERS HOME OF FURNITURE We stock and carry a complete line of furniture including living room and dining room sets, lift chairs, stress-free recliners, swivel glider recliners, futons, mattresses, cabinets, desks and lamps. VISIT OUR 15,000 SQ. FT. WAREHOUSE PACKED FULL OF FURNITURE & MATTRESSES Twin . . . $ 249 95 Full . . . . $ 299 95 Queen . $ 399 95 King . . . $ 499 95 PALERMO POSTURE COMFORT SETS EXTRA PLUSH TWO-SIDED FLIPPABLE SETS Twin . . . . . . $ 449 95 Full . . . . . . . . $ 599 95 Queen . . . . . $ 749 95 King . . . . . . . $ 899 95 BELAIR EXTRA FIRM FLIPPABLE SETS Twin . . . . . $ 399 95 Full . . . . . . . $ 499 95 Queen . . . $ 599 95 King . . . . . . $ 699 95 AFTER COUPON DISCOUNT AFTER COUPON DISCOUNT AFTER COUPON DISCOUNT AFTER COUPON DISCOUNT Oscar Says: Check us out BEFORE you buy! We have a wide variety from gel to double-sided. ALL AT LOW PRICES! WE HAVE NEW 2-SIDED MATTRESSES POSTURE SENSE 2012 2012 2012 2012 000J65N Full . . . . . . . $ 799 95 Queen $ 999 95 King . . $ 1099 95 HARMONY Memory Foam Gel Bed C ome explore the hidden treasures that Citrus County has to offer paddlers. Whether fishing from a kayak, practicing yoga from a paddleboard or canoeing your way through a chain of lakes, you can find serenity on the waterways of Citrus County. Try your luck at spotting that rare bird or paddling alongside a manatee. Come experience what Citrus County has to offer the avid paddler. Paddle sports photo by Bob Richard

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F18 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F19 000JCFJ With over 325 transactions and 37 million in sales the Citrus County Dream Team is one of the top teams in Citrus County. Consisting of 6 professionals lead by Bruce R Brunk, our team serves all your Real Estate needs in selling, buying or investing in Residential, Commercial, Foreclosures, Short Sales. www.CitrusSold.com Ramps from Page F16 photo by Connie Welch photo by Connie Welch photo by Deb Quinn photo by Debbie Meehan photo by DeeDee Pierce Wilcox photo by Jill Lyles Ozello Community Park 410 N. Pirate Point, Crystal River Access to Gulf of Mexico Petes Pier S.W. First Place, Crystal River Access to Crystal River, Salt River and Gulf of Mexico Plantation on Crystal River 9301 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River Access to Crystal River, Salt River and the Gulf of Mexico $10; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trails End 12300 E. Trails End Road, Floral City Access to Withlacoochee River Turner Camp 9460 E. Turner Camp Road Inverness Access to Withlacoochee River Withlapopka Community 10851 Gobbler Drive, Floral City Access to Withlacoochee River 44 E. Boat Ramp 1025 State Road 44, Inverness Access to Lake Henderson T eams of 10 or 20 people man these vessels stretching up to 43 feet in length. The decorative head of a Chinese dragon is incorporated onto the bow of the boat and a tail on the stern. The drummer, the heartbeat of the team, sits in the front facing the team. Usually coaching the team, the drummer uses drills to increase their strength and stroke unity while setting the pace and encouraging them to stay synchronized. Dragon boats photo by Andy Treftz

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F18 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F19 000JCFJ With over 325 transactions and 37 million in sales the Citrus County Dream Team is one of the top teams in Citrus County. Consisting of 6 professionals lead by Bruce R Brunk, our team serves all your Real Estate needs in selling, buying or investing in Residential, Commercial, Foreclosures, Short Sales. www.CitrusSold.com Ramps from Page F16 photo by Connie Welch photo by Connie Welch photo by Deb Quinn photo by Debbie Meehan photo by DeeDee Pierce Wilcox photo by Jill Lyles Ozello Community Park 410 N. Pirate Point, Crystal River Access to Gulf of Mexico Petes Pier S.W. First Place, Crystal River Access to Crystal River, Salt River and Gulf of Mexico Plantation on Crystal River 9301 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River Access to Crystal River, Salt River and the Gulf of Mexico $10; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trails End 12300 E. Trails End Road, Floral City Access to Withlacoochee River Turner Camp 9460 E. Turner Camp Road Inverness Access to Withlacoochee River Withlapopka Community 10851 Gobbler Drive, Floral City Access to Withlacoochee River 44 E. Boat Ramp 1025 State Road 44, Inverness Access to Lake Henderson T eams of 10 or 20 people man these vessels stretching up to 43 feet in length. The decorative head of a Chinese dragon is incorporated onto the bow of the boat and a tail on the stern. The drummer, the heartbeat of the team, sits in the front facing the team. Usually coaching the team, the drummer uses drills to increase their strength and stroke unity while setting the pace and encouraging them to stay synchronized. Dragon boats photo by Andy Treftz

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F17 F20 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000JC5I www.furniturepalacecitrus.com NEW HOURS: MON.-FRI. 9AM-7PM SAT. 9AM-5PM SUN. 11AM-5PM 3106 S. Florida Ave. Inverness (Hwy. 41) North of Fairgrounds 352-726-2999 FREE SAME DAY DELIVERY ON ALL IN STOCK ITEMS WE GLADLY ACCEPT PHONE ORDERS HOME OF FURNITURE We stock and carry a complete line of furniture including living room and dining room sets, lift chairs, stress-free recliners, swivel glider recliners, futons, mattresses, cabinets, desks and lamps. VISIT OUR 15,000 SQ. FT. WAREHOUSE PACKED FULL OF FURNITURE & MATTRESSES Twin . . . $ 249 95 Full . . . . $ 299 95 Queen . $ 399 95 King . . . $ 499 95 PALERMO POSTURE COMFORT SETS EXTRA PLUSH TWO-SIDED FLIPPABLE SETS Twin . . . . . . $ 449 95 Full . . . . . . . . $ 599 95 Queen . . . . . $ 749 95 King . . . . . . . $ 899 95 BELAIR EXTRA FIRM FLIPPABLE SETS Twin . . . . . $ 399 95 Full . . . . . . . $ 499 95 Queen . . . $ 599 95 King . . . . . . $ 699 95 AFTER COUPON DISCOUNT AFTER COUPON DISCOUNT AFTER COUPON DISCOUNT AFTER COUPON DISCOUNT Oscar Says: Check us out BEFORE you buy! We have a wide variety from gel to double-sided. ALL AT LOW PRICES! WE HAVE NEW 2-SIDED MATTRESSES POSTURE SENSE 2012 2012 2012 2012 000J65N Full . . . . . . . $ 799 95 Queen $ 999 95 King . . $ 1099 95 HARMONY Memory Foam Gel Bed C ome explore the hidden treasures that Citrus County has to offer paddlers. Whether fishing from a kayak, practicing yoga from a paddleboard or canoeing your way through a chain of lakes, you can find serenity on the waterways of Citrus County. Try your luck at spotting that rare bird or paddling alongside a manatee. Come experience what Citrus County has to offer the avid paddler. Paddle sports photo by Bob Richard

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F21 F16 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000J3Z4 Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen Space Outdoor Kitchens Refresh Your LandscapingCALL OUR DESIGN TEAM TODAY! Protecting Homes & Businesses For The Past Four Generations Crystal River 795-8600 Inverness 860-1037 Homosassa 621-7700 www.BushHomeServices.com Lawn & Shrub Care Shrub & Tree Trimming Mosquito Misting Systems Installed Mowing & Weeding Residential & Commercial Pest Control Services Structural Fumigation Termite Services Outdoor Fireplaces Grills & Big Green Eggs Outdoor Kitchens Wall, Steps & Columns Fire Pits Pavers Holiday Lighting Ponds & Water Features Landscape Irrigation Repair/ New Install My name is Linda Compson and in my 5 years living here I have come to enjoy, immensely, the nature that abounds in Citrus County. By boat, bike and foot, I have had many hours, both exciting and relaxing, capturing nature pictures to share with family and friends back home.Linda Compson photo by Sally Thime Krasny Boating Boat rampsBoating Barge Canal Boat Ramp U.S. 19, Crystal River Access to Gulf of Mexico Chassahowitzka River Campground 8600 W. Miss Maggie Drive Homosassa Access to the Chassahowitzka River and the Gulf of Mexico Duval Island 7790 S. Duval Island Drive, Floral City Access to Floral City Lake East Riverside Drive 3997 E. Riverside Drive, Dunnellon Access to the Withlacoochee River Eden Park 614 Park Lake Terrace, Inverness Access to Lake Spivey and Lake Davis Fort Island Gulf Beach 16000 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River Access to Crystal River, Salt River and the Gulf of Mexico Fort Island Trail Park 12703 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River Access to Crystal River, Salt River and the Gulf of Mexico Hernando Beach 3650 E. Lake Place, Hernando Access to Lake Hernando Homosassa Public Boat Ramp South Cherokee Way Access to Homosassa River Mason Creek Boat Ramp 6891 S. Mason Creek Road Homosassa Access to Mason Creek and Homosassa River N. Apopka Boat Ramp 420 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness Access to Lake Henderson see RAMPS Page F18

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F15 F22 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Discover Quality Service with Guaranteed Results! Fair prices for solutions to all your pest problems. Call today! 000J1OI (352) 563-6698 or (866) 860-BUGS 406 N.E. 1st St., Crystal River www.CitrusPest.com Licensed & Insured #8688 A+ RA TING SERVING CITRUS COUNTY FOR 17 YEARS! C ar clubs Citrus As Model A Car Club Citrus County Corvette Club Citrus County Cruisers Citrus MOPAR Car Club Florida Sunshine Region of the Plymouth Owners Club Nature Coast Corvair Club Nature Coast Mustangs Touch of Class Corvette Club The Wanderers Club a group that shares an intestest in motor vehicles photo by Andy Treftz

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F23 F14 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Eye Care for You 000J1Q2 When Experience Counts Most . Established 1982Cataract & Implant Specialists Glaucoma Treatment Dry Eyes Eyelid Surgery Diabetic Eye Problems Macular Degeneration14003 Lakeshore Blvd., Hudson, FL727-868-9442221 N.E. Hwy. 19, Crystal River, FL352-795-2526Toll Free 800-282-6341LAWRENCE A. SEIGEL, M.D.Board Certified OphthalmologistALAN M. FREEDMAN M.D.Board Certified Ophthalmologistwww.suncoasteyecenter.com I Love My New Eyes! B oating Boat ramps Dragon boats Paddle sports a vessel built for navigation on the water photo by Jill Lyles

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F13 F24 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 T hrough the College of Central Floridas Foundation for the Performing Arts, local residents are annually treated to a series of performances featuring professional dance troupes, classical and popular entertainers and live theater. The variety of high-quality, professional family entertainment is a cultural highlight in the community, as well as a successful means of support and encouragement to the college. 352-746-6721, ext. 1416 www.cf.edu CF Performing ArtsA t Florida Artists Gallery you'll discover a large exhibition space where you can reflect on your thoughts or engage in group discussions. Visitors from Floral City and the entire region are welcome to our gallery to experience art and culture while sharing it with others. We are located in the historic Knight House, 8219 Orange Ave., Floral City. Both are open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Florida Artists GalleryT he historic fishing village of Old Homosassa magically lights up with a large display of luminaries lining Yulee Drive and forming a pathway to art galleries and gift shops. Visitors are invited to stroll down Yulee Drive during the evening hours of the two-day Luminary Art Nights to meet the artists, see live demonstrations, greet shop owners and make their own discoveries. 352-628-5222 Luminary Art Walk Wednesday through Monday. 352-344-9300 www.flartistsgallery.comChronicle file photo Chronicle file photo Special to the Chronicle Citrus As Model A Car Club 7:30 p.m. first Tuesday Except July Floral City Lions Club East Orange Ave., Floral City Denise Brimmage 352-848-0810 www.citrusas.com Citrus County Corvette Club 7 p.m. second Tuesday 5:30 p.m. if dinner Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club 7395 Pinebrook St., Crystal River R2vettes@aol.com www.citruscorvettes.com Citrus County Cruisers 6 p.m. every Saturday Kings Bay Plaza, Crystal River Citruscountycruisers.com 352-527-0024 jandcmo@embarqmail.com Citrus MOPAR Car Club 9 a.m. Wednesday Various restaurants Ken McNally 352-341-1165 Mike Bonadonna 352-341-1019 photo by Connie Welch Car Clubs Car Clubs see CAR Page F25

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F25 F12 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000J3Y2 Gaudette Electric, Inc License EC 0001149 6380 S. Tex Point, Homosassa, FL 34448 Call 1-352-628-3064 E-Mail Generators@GaudetteElectric.com Website www.GaudetteElectric.com Be prepared for the next power outage. Generacs broad range of automatic standby power solutions al lows you to choose enough protection to back up either a few essential circuits or your whole house or business. For 24 /7 protection from power outages, trust Americas #1 selling automatic standby generator. Call today for more information. Chronicle file photo Art Center of Citrus CountyA good bit of the cultural scene in Citrus County can be found at the Art Center of Citrus County. The center, established in 1964 as the Citrus County Art League, serves as a kind of Campus of Art a resource for entertainment and education for the county. A small building was constructed in 1984 at the present site at the intersection of Annapolis and County Road 486 in Hernando. It focused on the visual arts. In 2003, a second building was added as the home to the Art Center Theatre, a state-of-the-art facility for community theater productions. The original building was enlarged in 2007 and completely refurbished. Now called the Art and Education building, it contains a large auditorium that can be divided into three classrooms, an art gallery, a library, a conference room and administrative office and a rehearsal hall and box office for the theater. 352-746-7606 www.artcenter.cc Art Center Florida Sunshine Region of the Plymouth Owners Club florida-sunshine.plymouthbulletin.com Nature Coast Corvair Club 6 p.m. second Wednesday B&W Restaurant U.S. 41 South, Inverness Ted Rockentine 352-860-1205 George Neumann 352-302-9058 nccorvairclub@yahoo.com Nature Coast Mustangs 6 p.m. Friday Arbys in Crystal River naturecoastmustang@yahoo.com Touch of Class Corvette Club 7 p.m. second Monday Seven Rivers Country Club 7395 W. Pinebrook St., Crystal River www.tccorvettes.com 352-503-6970 president@tccorvettes.com The Wanderers Club 6 9 p.m. Friday Bealls Department Store parking lot State Road 44 West, Inverness Frank 352-212-2966 Wanderscarclubofinvernessfl.com Car from Page F24 photo by Deb Quinn

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F11 F26 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 4870 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL (352) 628-4878 After Hours Towing (352) 942-3284 www.davesbodyshop.net 3 Paint Booths 2 Chief Frame Machines Auto Refinishing With Spies Hecker Products Computerized Paint Mixing Full Line Of Truck Accessories Rhino Spray On Bedliners Complete Auto Detailing Thank You Citrus County For Voting Us The Best Body Shop For 19 Years In A Row! 000IZSQ Accidents, Age, Neglect Your Vehicles Worst Nightmares Full Time Mechanic On Duty 24 Hr. Towing Free Estimates 2014 2014 2014 2014 D iving / snkeling sport or activity of swimming or exploring underwater photo by Robert McPhee

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F27 F10 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 A rts Art Center of Citrus County CF Performing Arts Florida Artist Gallery Luminary Art Walk an expression of creative skills and imagination Chronicle file photo Diving/ Snkeling photo by Philip Wilchynski Diving/ Snkeling photo by Philip Wilchynski A rmed with little more than a swim mask and a snorkel, youre ready to explore the world where the rivers of Citrus County flow into the Gulf of Mexico. Just about anyone can enjoy snorkeling, and for the more adventurous, scuba excursions probe deeper waters. Springs and sinkholes can challenge even the most expert scuba diver. Any of the commercial establishments specializing in scuba gear can recommend training, locate a suitable guide and double-check equipment. www.visitcitrus.com photo by Philip Wilchynski

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F9 F28 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Place your feet in the palms of our hands! We diagnose and treat a variety of podiatric conditions, including the following: 3404 N. Lecanto Hwy. Suite A, Beverly Hills, FL 34465 (352) 513-4867 In Beverly Hills Medical Park between the CVS and the bowling alley. Dr. Nisha Krishnan www.BeverlyHillsFootAnkle.com E-mail BeverlyHillsFootAnkle@gmail.com 000JBWM Ankle sprains Achilles tendonitis Arthritis Athletes foot Bunions Calluses/corns Diabetic foot care Fractures Gout Hammertoes Heel pain/fasciitis Infections Ingrown toenails Onychomycosis (nail fungus) Plantar warts Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction Rheumatoid arthritis Running/Sports Injuries Sprains/Strains Surgery Tailors bunion Trauma Ulcerations And More 000JBEA Commercial Institutional Office/Retail/Restaurant Residential Multifamily Single Family Health Care Hospital Medical Office 1483 W. Pine Ridge Blvd. Beverly Hills, FL Ph.: 352.249.1166 www.DonnellyArchitecture.com INCORPORATED AA26001588 000JBDW W W W T W I S T E D O A K S G C C O M WWW.TWISTEDOAKSGC.COM 4801 N. FOREST RIDGE BLVD., BEVERLY HILLS, FL 34465 Twisted Oaks Golf Course (352) 746-6257 T h e J e w e l o f The Jewel of C i t r u s C o u n t y Citrus County $ 5.00 OFF A ROUND OF GOLF DRIVING RANGE MEMBERSHIPS TOURNAMENTS PRO SHOP ROLLING LANDSCAPES DRIVING RANGE MEMBERSHIPS TOURNAMENTS PRO SHOP GUEST MUST BRING A COPY OF THIS COUPON TO RECEIVE THE COUPON PROCEMAXIMUM 4 GOLFERS. EXPIRES 10/31/15 000J3U0 FWH & Associates (352) 270-8873 3871 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills, FL 34465 Attention Medicare Beneficiaries Attention Medicare Beneficiaries When you need protection, weve got you covered! Enroll today! BlueMedicare Supplement plans available now. Your Local Agency for Weckesser Accounting Services 10 N. Melbourne Street Beverly Hills, FL 34465 352-746-1705 Bookkeeping Services Payroll Service Income Tax Preparation (All States) Personal & Business IRS Problem Resolution 000J01O 000J9TA A We got an A in Patient Safety! RMCBP Awarded Hospital Safety Score of A in four consecutive rankings by the Leapfrog Group 000G14P CENTRAL RIDGE CENTRAL RIDGE

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A for Arts....................................F10Art Center of Citrus County..................................................F12 CF Performing Arts................................................................F13 Florida Artist Gallery............................................................F13 Luminary Art Walk................................................................F13B for Boating..............................F14Boat ramps............................................................................F16 Dragon boats..........................................................................F19 Paddle sports........................................................................F20C for Car clubs..........................F22Citrus As Model A Car Club................................................F24 Citrus County Corvette Club................................................F24 Citrus County Cruisers........................................................F24 Citrus MOPAR Car Club........................................................F24 Florida Sunshine Region of the Plymouth Owners Club....................................................F25 Nature Coast Corvair Club....................................................F25 Nature Coast Mustangs........................................................F25 Touch of Class Corvette Club..............................................F25 The Wanderers Club..............................................................F25D for Diving/snorkeling..............F26 E for Equestrian........................F31Equestrian trails....................................................................F32 Horseback riding..................................................................F34 Pine Ridge Equestrian Association (PREA)........................F35 Tillis Hill..................................................................................F36F for Fair/Festivals......................38Citrus County Fair................................................................F39 Festival of the Arts................................................................F40 Floral City Strawberry Festival............................................F40 Florida Manatee Festival......................................................F40 Great American Cooter Festival..........................................F42 Homosassa Seafood Festival..............................................F42 Shrimpa Palooza....................................................................F42 Southern Heritage Festival and Old Fashioned Cattle Drive..............................................F43G for Golf....................................F46Golf courses..........................................................................F48H for Hunting..............................F50Hunting areas........................................................................F52 Permitted animals..................................................................F52 Seasons..................................................................................F52I for Indian Mounds....................F54Crystal River Archaeological State Park............................F55J for Journalism........................F60Citrus County Chronicle........................................................F62K for Kids/Pets..........................F64 L for Learning............................F68Citrus County Public Schools..............................................F70 Citrus County Private Schools............................................F72 Citrus County Academies....................................................F72 Withlacoochee Technical Institute......................................F72 College of Central Florida....................................................F72M for Museums..........................F74Coastal Heritage Museum....................................................F76 Floral City Heritage Museum and Country Store................F77 Old Courthouse Heritage Museum......................................F77N for Nature Coast....................F78Scenery..................................................................................F80 Sunrises and sunsets............................................................F80 Wildlife....................................................................................F80O for Outdoors..........................F87Birding trails..........................................................................F88 Camping................................................................................F91 Eagle Snag............................................................................F92 Hiking and biking trails........................................................F94 Rails to Trails..........................................................................F95P for Parks................................F97Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park............................................................F98 Beverly Hills Parks................................................................F99 Citrus Springs Parks............................................................F99 Crystal River Parks................................................................F99 Dunnellon Parks..................................................................F100 Floral City Parks..................................................................F100 Hernando Parks..................................................................F100 Homosassa Parks................................................................F100 Inverness Parks..................................................................F102 Lecanto Parks......................................................................F102 State Parks..........................................................................F104Q for Quilters..........................F108Citrus County Cracker Quilters Guild Inc.........................F109 Citrus Friendship Quilters Guild........................................F109 Creative Quilters of Citrus County....................................F109 Rainbow Quilters................................................................F109R for Rodeo..............................F110Citrus Stampede Rodeo......................................................F112S for Scalloping........................F114 T for Tennis..............................F121Tennis courts......................................................................F122U for Under..............................F124Underground caving............................................................F126 Underwater caving..............................................................F126V for Veterans..........................F128Veterans Appreciation Week..............................................F129W for Water..............................F132Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge........................F133 Cooter Pond........................................................................F134 Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge..............................F134 Fishing..................................................................................F134 Fort Island Gulf Beach........................................................F134 Hunters Spring....................................................................F135 Monkey Island......................................................................F136 Swimming with the manatees............................................F137 Three Sisters Springs..........................................................F137 Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes............................................F137 Withlacoochee River..........................................................F138X for Xtra curricular activities....F141Baseball/Softball..................................................................F142 Disc Golf..............................................................................F142 Football................................................................................F143 Gymnastics..........................................................................F143 Horseshoes..........................................................................F143 Outdoor groups..................................................................F143 PLAY programs....................................................................F143 Rollerskating........................................................................F143 Shuffleboard........................................................................F143 Soccer..................................................................................F143 Swimming............................................................................F143 YMCA....................................................................................F143Y for Yuma..............................F144Florida panther kitten..........................................................F146Z for Zebu................................F147Zebu cattle............................................................................F148Calendar of events..................F150Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F29 000G14P CENTRAL RIDGE CENTRAL RIDGE F8 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000JE57 Brays Pest Control 352-746-2990 Complimentary Inspections Are You tired of your lawn looking like a Whack A Mole Game? 000JBH3 COMPLETE RANGE OF GENERAL DENTISTRY SERVICES CALL NOW FOR YOUR APPT. 746-9111 drrogers@tampabay.rr.com Providing Quality Dental Care in a Relaxing and Caring Atmosphere Since 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W elcome to an opportunity to learn more about Citrus County from A to Z.This 2014-2015 edition of Discover covers activities, events, venues and so much more by looking at offerings through the alphabet. The award-winning magazine provides valuable information for visitors and residents alike, highlighted by beautiful photography submitted by Chronicle readers. Thanks to all of you who allowed us to share your scenes of Citrus. This year, we have also included comments from photographers and others who shared what they love best about Citrus County. Also new this year, our GoCitrus mobile app will expand enjoyment of the special magazine. Changing technology has changed the way the news is delivered. Today, many readers of the Chronicle get their news by reading the paper on a home computer or smart phone. Systems have changed, but the message is the same. The Chronicle the oldest business in Citrus County is a community newspaper dedicated to telling you whats going on in your hometown. The GoCitrus App will help you navigate through Citrus County. Now, using your smart phone or tablet, you can discover everything you need to know about Citrus and the businesses that support the Discover magazine. Shopping, dining, golf and events will all be at your fingertips when youre on the go. The GoCitrus app is easy to install and will provide you with yet another way to enjoy Discover year-round. iPhone users visit the iTunes App Store and Android users visit the Google Play Store and search for GoCitrus to begin your experience. And, remember to keep a copy of Discover handy for visitors this year. They will be happy you did.About the cover:This years Discover cover photograph was submitted by Joe Dube as part of the Discover photo contest, where winners had their photos published in the magazine. Dubes photo is of a flamingo at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Citrus Publishing 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429352-563-6363 www.chronicleonline.comGerry Mulligan............................................................................Publisher Trina Murphy............................Director of Operations and Advertising Cindy Connolly................................................................Features Editor Sarah Gatling..............................................................Community Editor Trista Stokes................................................Advertising Sales ManagerDiscover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F7 F30 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000G14P CENTRAL RIDGE CENTRAL RIDGE 000JDZW 000JDEA Huge Microbrewery & Import Beer Selection 2456 N. Heritage Oaks Path Hernando, F L 352-746-5595 Open 7 Days 9 to 9 Monday Saturday 1 to 7 Sunday on purchase of liquor & wine on order of $50.00 or more $ 5.00 OFF 000JDK0 OPEN TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SPACES Located on SR 44, midway between US 19 & SR 491, Crystal River XXX-Tra Clean & XXX-Tra Friendly (352) 746-7200 000JCEH 000JBEW Welcome to e 2014-2015 Discover

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F31 F58Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 CRYSTAL RIVER 000G14V CRYSTAL RIVER EquestrianEquestrian trails Horseback riding Pine Ridge Equestrian Association (PREA) Tillis Hill of or relating to horse riding photo by Trace Vitt Crystal River Shopping Center 1665 SE Hwy. 19 Next to Sweetbay, Crystal River www.jimgreenjewelers.com GREAT SER VICE AMAZING SELECTION EVERLAS TING VALUE 1 6 Y e a r s I n A R o w Crystal River Shopping Center 1665 SE Hwy. 19 563-0633 000J63J Since 1987, Jim Green and his wife Julie have offered the finest jewelry selection in Citrus County. With over 30 years experience, craftsmanship is evident in every piece of jewelry Jim creates, refurbishes and repairs.The jewelry showroom at Jim Green Jewelers is extensive and includes: Bridal and Engagement, Anniversary, Vintage/Antique, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Diamonds, Gem Stones, Religious, and Manatee and Florida theme jewelry. They even carry the Sara Blain collection of jewelry, as well as watches from Seiko. 201 3 201 3 201 3 201 3 REALTOR (352) 220-0466 gbarth@myflorida-house.com Investors Realty of Citrus County, Inc. (352) 726-9533 EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED I Can Help You Find Your Dream Home 000J3TG 000J65D Rental Management Realty, Inc.352-795-RENT7368Check our website often. Our inventory changes daily. www.citruscountyhomerentals.com OVER 20 YEARS SERVING CITRUS COUNTYWe Have Many Properties To Choose From We Have Many Properties To Choose From Furnished or Unfurnished Short or Long Term Waterfront or Non-waterfrontBROKER MARIE E. HAGER417 NE 2nd Street, Crystal River Taxes & Accounting Financial Planning Fraud Investigations Independent Audits Phone: (352) 344-4390 Fax: (352) 344-4397 www.wernercpas.com 1205 NE 5th Street Crystal River, FL 34429 000JDKK 00 0J 3N X Mobile Locksmithing Services: Key Duplication Basic Safe Work Locks Serviced, Installed & Repaired Other Services, Call for Estimates Owner John L. Porter Hours: M-F, 9-5 564-0668 (Bus) or 634-0029 (Cell) Cash Checks P OR TE R S L OC KS MI TH IN G P OR TE R S PORTERS L OC KS MI TH IN G LOCKSMITHING 201 4 2014 201 4 2014 Biggest Paver Display & Installation In Citrus County Biggest Paver Display & Installation In Citrus County We Honor 10% Veterans Discounts BUY BULK AND GET TWICE AS MUCH FOR YOUR MONEY! BUY BULK AND GET TWICE AS MUCH FOR YOUR MONEY! 6658 W. Gulf To Lake Hwy., Crystal River, 1/4 Mile East Of Publix On Hwy. 44 352-302-6436We Deliver & Install Reasonable Delivery Available Same Day We Deliver & Install Reasonable Delivery Available Same DayJOE and PEGGY

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F57 CRYSTAL RIVER 000G14V CRYSTAL RIVER F32Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 There are so many things to do: water sports, dancing, biking trails, horseback riding, manatees; just about anything a person could want to do.Diane Harrellphoto by Jill Lyles Equestrian trails Flying Eagle: Citrus County 15 miles, primitive camping, horse camp c/o Southwest Florida Water Management District 2379 Broad St. Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 800-423-1476, ext. 4482 352-796-7211 Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway: Six trails running through Citrus, Levy, Marion and Putnam counties Office of Greenways and Trails 8282 S.E. Highway 314, Ocala, FL 34470 352-236-7143Equestrian trailssee TRAILS Page F34 Excellence in Roofing COMPLETE NEW & RE-ROOFING SYSTEMS T ile Shingle Metal Flat in a variety of styles and colors LIC.# CC1327656 A Superior Roofing Company 10 Year Workmanship Warranty Full Transferrable Warranties ALSO AVAILABLE: ROOF CLEANING Quality Workmanship Expert Repairs Warranty LICENSED & INSURED www.eliteroofing-inc.com 713 N.E. 5th St. Crystal River FL 34429 (352) 639-1024 000J3DN 000J423 352-795-5900 600 SE HW Y. 19, Crystal River Complete Selection of Fine Jewelry Expert Repairs Custom Designs Gold & Estate Buyers www.specialtygems.net 000JCA1 CALL TODAY (352) 795-3681 6617 W. GULF TO LAKE HWY. CRYSTAL RIVER, FL 34429 DIRKS AUTO CLINIC AIR CONDITIONING BP PROTECTIVE PLAN TUNE UPS NITRO-FILL TIRES GUARANTEES WHEEL ALIGNMENT PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE OIL CHANGES BRAKES COMPUTER SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS Dirks.procarcarezone.com NEED NEW TIRES? COMPLETE AUTO REPAIR NEED NEW TIRES? COMPLETE AUTO REPAIR COMPLETE AUTO REPAIR 201 4 2014 201 4 201 4 Silestone Dupont Corian Laminate OPEN 10 TO 4 MONDAY -FRIDAY SA T. & SUN. EVENINGS BY APPOINTMENT www.dreamkitchensandbaths.com 352-302-2865 Call for your appointment today! FREE In Home Design Work AND In Home Shopping CUSTOM CABINE TS Kitchen & Baths Closet Systems Entertainment Centers By Wellborn Forest, Americana, Elmwood Showplace Wood And Kabinart GRANITE & SOLID SURFACE COUNTERTOPS OUR LOW OVERHEAD SAVES YOU THOUSANDS 000J3DM MADE IN US A FULL REP AIR SERVICES A VAIL ABLE 35 2795 -2794 3 2 NE Hwy 19, Cr ystal River (1 block N. of W endys) Located in Cry stal River f or the past 27 years, Crystal Casual, Inc. specializes in the finest quality outdoor furnitur e including aluminum, wicker and PV C. We off er numerous accessories to compliment y our style such as lamps, to wel bars, and beautiful w all dcor. Our produ cts are designed to help beautify y our home and to make y our outside living area a comf ortable place to r elax. Excellent w arranties ar e av ailable. 000JCIA PARK-SITE FEATURES 24-Hour Gated Access 2 Bathhouses with exceptionally Clean Restrooms & Showers On-site Laundry Facilities IN-SITE FEATURES Heated Pool & Spa 3,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse FREE Wi-Fi Internet Horseshoe Pits Shuffleboard Fenced in Dog Run www.rockcr ushercanyon.com 877-722-7875 352-564-9350 237 S. Rock Crusher Rd., Crystal River FL A V ac at io n Un li ke An y Ot he r! Right In The Heart Of Citrus County Florida.

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F55 F34Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Potts Preserve: Citrus County 18 miles, marked trails, horse camp, five primitive sites c/o Southwest Florida Water Management District 2379 Broad St. Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 800-423-1476, ext. 4482 352-796-7211 Two Mile Prairie Tract: Citrus County Bear Head Hammock Trail 8.4 miles and included in the Trailtrotter program 7160 N. Lecanto Highway Hernando, FL 34442 Florida Forest Service, Withlacoochee State Forest 352-754-6896 Withlacoochee State Forest: Citrus County Tillis Hill Recreational Area Marked trails, stalls, corral, camping, electricity, water, bathhouse Call for hunting dates 15003 Broad St. Brooksville, FL 34601 352-754-6896 Reservations: 352-344-4238 Withlacoochee State Trail: Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties 315 N. Apopka Ave. Post Office Box 807 Inverness, FL 34451 352-726-2251Trailsfrom Page F32 photo by Jill Lyles photo by Jill LylesBlueberry Hill Farm 7088 N. Lecanto Hwy., Hernando 352-489-2383 Blueberryhillfarm.homestead.com Offering boarding, training, lessons and sales Lady Hawk Farm 10542 Forestline Ave., Inverness 866-892-4797 www.ladyhawkfarm.com Offering a completely private and exclusive horse farm vacation; a luxury ranch house cabin in the woods, complete with solar heated and screened swimming pool and hot tub; The perfect family vacation or romantic getaway Rymar Ranch 8265 S. Lecanto Hwy., Lecanto 352-382-5400 www.rymarranch.com Offering boarding, trail rides, riding lessons and salesHorseback ridingphoto by Jill Lyles Chronicle file photo I love the great opportunities to volunteer as well as the great photo ops around every corner.Joe Dube Archaeological State ParkCrystal RiverExplore burial and temple mounds at a National Historic Landmark dating to a time when an estimated 7,500 Native Americans scattered along the Gulf Coast, used this site for burials and important ceremonies. The Crystal River Archaeological State Park is a six-mound complex that features a half mile loop trail with signs interpreting each mound it passes. A 55-step stairway to the observation deck will take visitors to the top of the largest mound, Temple Mound, and also provide a panoramic view of the Crystal River. 352-795-3817 www.floridastateparks.orgArchaeological State Park

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F35 F54Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 The Pine Ridge Equestrian Association (PREA) welcomes Pine Ridge residents interested in joining a fun, educational equine-related club. PREA meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Pine Ridge Community Center. Pine Ridge activities include rides on our maintained trails, educational speakers, holiday activities, field trips, social gatherings, horse shows/games and schooling cross country or in our five riding rings. If you are a Pine Ridge resident, you are welcome to stop by and join any of the scheduled meetings. www.preaforfun.com preaforfun@gmail.comPine Ridge Equestrian Association photo by Brenda Roberts photo by Trish Goetz-Marsiano Indian Crystal River Archaeological State Park mounds of earth built by Native Americans Moundsphoto by Deb Quinn License #DN 17606 Ledgerdentistry.com Experience The Difference HONEST PROFESSIONAL COMPASSIONATE We Cater to Cowards! Insurance Accepted 3640 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34448 ( 352 ) 628-3443 Y ou deserve a beautiful, healthy smile without high-pressure sales tactics. FREE SECOND OPINION. 2014 2014 2014 2014 000J549

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F53 F36Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 The Tillis Hill area of the Withlacoochee State Forest offers campsites, horse stalls, a pavilion, a community grill, equestrian trails and a communal corral. It is particularly popular with horse lovers. A one-day trail is 12 miles, a two-day trail ride is 24 miles. The 37 campsites offer electricity, water, a picnic table and fire ring with restrooms and showers and 28 horse stalls nearby. A dump station is also available. All horses must have proof of current negative coggins. Reservations are needed, call 352-344-4238. All formally organized group activities, including picnicking, trail use and overnight camping require a State Forest Use Authorization, call 352-754-6896.Tillis Hill photo by Deb QuinnMuzzleloading season: Oct. 24-26; 30 permits per hunt. Wild hog-dog season: Nov. 14-16; 30 permits per hunt. Small game season: Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, Feb. 13-15, Feb. 27 to March 1; 30 permits per hunt. Spring turkey season: March 21-24 and 27-31; 20 permits per hunt. Bag limits: Deer-daily limit two, possession limit four. Wild hog: no size or limit. Turkey archery season: daily limit one, season limit and possession two. Spring archery season: two per quota permit but one per person. Huntfrom Page F52Withlacoochee State Forest Citrus Management AreaWithlacoochee State Forest Citrus Management Area 49,317 acres located between State Road 44 south to Hernando County and County Road 491 and County Road 581. All hunts require quota permits. Archery season: Nov. 1 to 23 (first 4 days); 1,000 quota permits. Muzzleloading season: Nov. 28-30 and Dec. 12-14; 850 quota permits per hunt. General gun season: Dec. 5-7 and 26-28; 850 quota permits per hunt. Small game season: Dec. 29 through Feb. 22; no quota permit needed. Youth spring turkey season: March 14-15; 25 quota permits. Spring turkey season: March 24-27, April 7-10 and 21-24; 25 quota permits. Bag limits Deer: limit two, possession four; Wild hog: no limit; Turkey: one per quota permit. Chronicle file photo 000IWF9 SCHANNEN KNIGHTON 382-1700 WAYNE CORMIER 422-0751 LORRAINE JACOBY 634-4921 VICKI SHEDD 228-7752 GAIL COOPER 634-4346 LOUISE SCHMID 382-5579 CINDY FRANK 220-4747 BETTY HUNT 586-0139 NANCY PONTICOS 634-4225 DONALD MCMULLIN 232-5563 LISTING AND SALES OFFICE IN SUGARMILL WOODS IN 2013 REAL ESTATE OFFICE IN SUGARMILL WOODS FOR 25 YEARS REALTY INC. 2012 2012 2012 2012 We Live Here and Are Proud of our Communit y! 352-382-1 700 800-237 -11 12 F ax (352) 382-5580 80 15 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL 34446 CAROLYN LISTER 382-5432 SUGARMILL WOODS RESALE SPECIALISTS Lo ts H om es C on do s V illas 6254 W Corporate Oaks Drive, Crystal River Nature Coast Foot And Ankle Center LLC 352-228-4975 V isit www.naturecoastfeet.com 000J5L8 Comprehensive foot and ankle care for the entire family. W e pro vide all aspects of foot and ankle care for children and adults. Our f ocus is you the patient and w e take pride in est ablishing a genuine car e based relationship. W e strive to pro vide you with a thor ough unders tanding of the tr eatment options a vailable t o you. Well w ork toge ther with you t o es tablish treatment plans that ar e most eff ective f or you and your lifes tyle. Kenneth P Pritchyk DPM, F ACFAS Heel Spur s Corns Ingr own Toenails N euromas Plant ar Fasciitis F ungus Toenails Geriatric F oot Care Flat F eet A chilles Issues T reat c hildren & adults In-of fice sur gery and digital x-rays S tate-of-the-ar t equipment technology Diabe tic foot infections Bunions Calluses Me tata rs al gi a Hammer toes Ankle Inst ability Ankle Sprains Ar thritic Ankle Care Inf ections Injuries P oor Circulation W arts W ound Care

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F37 F52Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Chronicle file photo Hunting HuntingPotts Wildlife Management Area4,155 acres located off Turner Camp Road, 4 miles east of Inverness. All hunts require quota permits. Archery season: Oct. 2-5 and Oct. 8-12; 30 quota permits per hunt.see HUNT Page F5310,563 acres located off main road between the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes and the Withlacoochee River. All hunts require quota permits. Special September duck hunt: Permits are first come first serve from check station. Archery season: Sept. 27-30 and Oct. 3-7; 75 quota permits per hunt. Muzzleloading season: Oct. 18-20; 75 quota permits. General gun season: Nov. 1-4 and 7-11; 75 quota permits per hunt. Small game season: Nov. 21-23 and Dec. 12-14; 75 quota permits per hunt first come first served each day. Spring turkey season: March 21-24 and 27-31; 30 quota permits per hunt. Bag limits Deer: daily limit two, possession limit four; Wild hog: no size or bag limit; Turkey: daily limit one; season limit two; possession limit four.Flying Eagle Wildlife Management Area Homosassa Wildlife Management Area5,675 acres located off U.S. 19 between U.S. 98 and Yulee Drive All hunts require quota permits. Archery season: Oct. 9-12, Oct. 30 and Nov. 2; 15 permits issued for each hunt. Small game season: Nov. 7-30 and Dec. 20 to Jan. 11; 30 permits on first-come first serve basis. Special opportunity spring turkey season: March 21-27 and April 4-10; five permits at $175 each per hunt. No gun season, no muzzleloading season. Bag limits Deer: one antlered and one anterless deer per quota permit. Wild hog: no size or limit. Turkey: one per special-opportunity spring turkey permit. The above information is only a brief summary of available hunting in Citrus County. Consult the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for a complete list of rules and regulations at MyFWC.com When Nature Coast EMS responds to your heart attack, your chance of survival is six times higher tha n the national average. Nature Coast EMS is Citrus Countys exclusive, not-for-profit, Advanced Life Support 9-1-1 emergency responder and medical transportation provider. Their dedication to saving lives does not end with medical transportation. Nature Coast EMS uses sta te-of-the-art medical ser vices like Induced Hypothermia, also known as Induced Cooling (ICE), a treatment used for the management o f post cardiac arrest pat ients. They are partnered with area hospitals emergency department personnel to provide a lifesaving continuity of care, whereby cardiac arrest victims who have been revived to the point of showing a visible heart rhythm immediately receive rapid cooling measures along with protocol driven Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) treatments. Nature Coast EMS is an essential member of the health care community and has developed a Mobile Integrated Health Care Program, (MIHP), that has been in effect for almost a year now. To fill the health care gaps in our community, our team program providers, (Community Paramedics), track the number of 9-1-1 calls made by an individual over a short period of time. They arrange to meet personally with these patients and initiate environmental assessments, conduct mobile diagnostics, provide medication reconciliation/instruction s, and provide protocol driven medical treatments at patients homes. Nature Coast EMS MIHP program and our association with A Matt er of Balance programs ha ve dropped the percentage of falls in our county from 18% down to 15% with a health care cost savings o f over $9 million. Nature Coast EMS is not only saving lives we are improving the health of our community. 000J3DQ The safest place to have an out of hospital heart attack is here COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING Paramedic Program EMT Certification Critical Care Paramedic (CCP) Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers (PEPP) Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS) Advanced 12 Lead Course AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION TRAINING CENTER Healthcare Provider CPR Advanced Cardiac Life Support Pediatric Advanced Life Support Advanced Cardiac Life Support Experienced Provider Adult and Pediatric CPR Adult and Pediatric AED Adult and Pediatric First Aid www .naturecoastems.org 3876 West Country Hill Drive, Lecanto, Florida 34461 (352) 249-4700 LOCAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES Citizens Academy Explorer Program Medical Alert Systems Matter of Balance Course Stock Up for Seniors Program WEVE GOT THIS. Emergency Medical Services Serving with Excellence and Compassion

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F51 F38Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 air/FestivalsCitrus County Fair Festival of the Arts Floral City Strawberry Festival Florida Manatee Festival Great American Cooter Festival Homosassa Seafood Festival Shrimpa Palooza Southern Heritage Festival and Old Fashioned Cattle Drive an organized celebration photo by Melissa GonzalezF 000J12H Lecanto2708 W Woodview Lane352.364.4341Chiefland2471 N Young Blvd.352.356.4075 NEW TECHNOLOGY!New Beltone FirstTMSetting New Standards for Hearing Aids With The Best Technology Available Today!USE THE PHONE HANDS FREE Direct Phone Link gives you phone conversation in both ears, hands-free & feedback-free. HIDE FROM VIEW Tiny & light, TrueTM is the out-ofsight hearing aid youll forget youre wearing! WATCH TV WIRELESSLY Direct TV Link sends sound wirelessly from your TV, stereo & computer directly into your hearing aids. HEAR CLEARLY ANYWHERE Hear easily in noisy environments (like restaurants) with Speech Spotter ProTM& Spatial DirectionalityTM. WORLDS SMALLEST CIC HEARING AID This Completely-in-the-Canal instrument is our hidden hearing aid because once its in place, its virtually invisible. ENJOY LOW MAINTENANCE Exclusive NanoBlockTM Coating repels moisture and dirt, inside & out, for high-level performance. FORGET FEEDBACK Feel comfortable & confident. Feedback EraserTM eliminates whistling & buzzing.All Major Credit cards AcceptedFREE No-obligation hearing tests going on now! Call for an appointment.Beltone FirstTM is the Worlds Smallest Receiver-in-Ear instrument. Our tiny microchip makes FirstTM a Super Computer for your ears! Receive $1,000In Savingswhen you purchase a pair of Beltone FirstTMHearing Aids. www.beltonefl.com0% Financing Available (WAC)Most Health Insurance Accepted FREEHEARING INSTRUMENTSfor BCBS Covered Federal Employees!Inverness3350 E Gulf to Lake Hwy, Unit 2352.400.4249

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F39 F50Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by DeeDee Pierce Wilcox Fair Citrus CountyFair I am a former Miss Citrus County and would never miss opening day at the fair!DeeDee Pierce Wilcox Its the feeling of your stomach turning inside out and dropping to your toes. Its your heart pounding and your body trembling as you pray the agony stops soon so you can get back in line and do it all over again. Its the double dog dare of that glorious midway at the Citrus County Fair, with its bright lights and brilliant colors and names like Scorpion, Power Surge, Nitro and Gravitron. Dont forget the livestock, the exhibits, the food and the games. But its the fair you can do it all! 352-726-2993 www.citruscountyfair.com photo by Loretta McDermid photo by Loretta McDermid HuntingHunting areas Permitted animals Seasons the activity of tracking and killing small animals or game Chronicle file photo

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F49 F40Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Loretta McDermid photo by Loretta McDermid photo by Mary K. Hall photo by Loretta McDermid photo by Andy TreftzThis annual event features over 100 artists who display a wide variety of artistic creations, including fine arts as well as hobbies and crafts. The exhibitors booths are set up around the courthouse square in Inverness, and there will be a special area for artists from local schools. Art Outside the Box is part of the Citrus County Chronicle partnership with the Festival of the Arts, where local high school students will decorate newspaper boxes, which will be on display at the Festival of the Arts. Those attending the festival can vote online for their favorite painted newspaper box. 352-726-3913 www.Inverness-Fl.govFestival of the ArtsHosted by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, thousands come to the two-day event, March 7 and 8, 2015, at Floral Park to check out more than 200 arts and crafts vendors, childrens activities and games, down-home entertainment and, of course, that celebrated strawberry shortcake with perhaps an extra dollop of whipped cream. 352-795-3149 www.citruscountychamber.comFloral City Strawberry FestivalThe Florida Manatee Festival, a two-day event, offers visitors the opportunity to view the manatee in its own environment. The festival is hosted by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, the city of Crystal River and the Rotary Club of Crystal River. It is held in historic downtown Crystal River at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Citrus Avenue. 352-795-1921 www.citruscountychamber.comFlorida Manatee FestivalInverness Golf & Country Club 18 holes Par 72 Private 3150 S. Country Club Dr. Inverness 352-726-2583 Lakeside Country Club 18 holes Par 72 Semi-private 4555 E. Windmill Dr. Inverness 352-726-1461 Pine Ridge Golf Club 18 hole Par 72 9 holes Par 27 Public 5600 Elkcam Blvd. Beverly Hills 352-746-6177 Plantation on Crystal River Golf Course 18 hole championship 9 hole Lagoon Public 9301 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River 352-795-7211 Point O Woods Golf Club 9 holes Par 30 Executive 95 S. Golf Harbor Path Inverness 352-726-3113 Seven Rivers Golf & Country Club 18 holes Par 72 Private 7395 W. Pinebrook St. Crystal River 352-795-2100 Skyview at Terra Vista 18 holes Par 72 Semi-private 2100 N. Terra Vista Blvd. Hernando 352-746-3664 Southern Woods Golf & Country Club 18 holes Private 1501 Corkwood Blvd. Homosassa 352-382-1200 Sugarmill Woods Golf & Country Club 18 holes Par 72 Private 9 hole Par 36 Private 1 Douglas St. Homosassa 352-382-2663 Twisted Oaks Golf Course 18 holes Par 72 Public 4801 Forest Ridge Blvd. Beverly Hills 352-746-6257 Coursesfrom Page F48 Chronicle file photo 000J65P www.apopkamarine.com 352726-7773 3260 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Inverness, FL 34453 Just east of Walmart on Hwy. 44 Center Console Boats Bowriders Jon Boats Pontoon Boats Trailers Parts & Accessories Se rvice Industry Leading Design and Construction Thats the kind of portable power youre look for. And thats why you should drop by and pick up one of our lightweight, compact Yamaha Four Strokes. From 25hp to our 2.5hp dynamo, theyre made to order for small fishing boats, sailboats, canoes and tenders and for making memories. Q ui et cl ea nbu rn in g, f ue lef fi ci en t www.sheldonpalmesinsurance.com8469 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd. Homosassa, FL 34448352-628-10301037 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy. Hernando, FL 34442352-341-4661 Best Coverage Best Rates Absolute Best Service Since 1997Homeowners Insurance, Auto Insurance, Car Insurance, Boat Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, RV Insurance, Commercial Insurance, Business Insurance, Mobile Home Insurance, Life Insurance, Annuities, Health insurance, and Employee Benefits for Citrus County and All of FloridaLocal Rates, Local Agents and Complete Peace of Mind Sheldon Palmes Call Today & Ask Us About Our Home + Auto Discount 000J8QQ + = CRIDL AND ENTERPRISES, INC. PROPERT Y MANAGEMENT RENTAL S HOMES L AND FARMS ACREAGE Inverness 352-344-5535 Dunnellon 352-489-4949 Ocala 352-6 29-2620 Linda J. Cridland Broker Fax: 352-344-2564 info@Cridland.com

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F41 F48Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 I love living in Citrus County because it offers diversity. Those who love to golf, fish and boat, study history or bird watch can all live harmoniously here.Jane VandenberghChronicle file photo Golf Courses Golf CoursesBlack Diamond Ranch 45 holes Private 3125 W. Black Diamond Circle Lecanto 352-746-3446 Brentwood Farms Golf Club Regulation 9 holes Par 36 Public 1720 W. Nicole Court Lecanto 352-527-2600 Citrus Hills Golf & County Club Two courses 18 holes Par 70 Semi-private 509 E. Hartford St. Hernando 352-746-4425 Citrus Springs Golf & Country Club 18 holes Par 72 Public 8690 N. Golfview Dr. Citrus Springs 352-489-5045 see COURSES Page F49 7165 US Hwy. 19, Homosassa, FL 1 mile south of Howards Flea Market352-621-918113 TIME WINNER 000J3DGTa ylor Made Homes featur es outstanding Jacobsen and Destiny Homes. Jacobsen and Destin y Homes are selec ted f or their quality an d their stand-behind-you, 5 year fac tory warr anty Jacobsen Homes has led the manufac tured home industr y with the la test t echnology, cr aftsmanship and design. T aylor Made Homes of the Na ture C oast, I nc. takes pride in being one of the oldest and f inest manufactur ed home dealers in F lorida and is committ ed to pro viding the finest quality manufac tured homes and modular homes in the West C oast of F lorida area.www.taylormade-homes.com WE HAVE OVER 40 MODELS ON DISPLAY

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F47 F42Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by DeeDee Pierce WilcoxTake part in this annual celebration the last weekend of October in Inverness. The city of Inverness lays out the welcome as Sunny Cooter guides everyone to the citys parks, historic downtown district and fun and entertainment for all ages to enjoy. 352-726-2801 www.cooterfestival.comGreat American Cooter FestivalThe Annual Seafood Festival is sponsored by the Homosassa Civic Club and held in November each year in the historic district of Old Homosassa. Homosassa has been home to many commercial fishermen with its spring-fed river and has been a nationally known sport fishing and recreation area since the mid-1800s. The art show is judged and non-judged, with exhibitors from all over the country. The food court is a well-known attraction of the festival. Vendors from the community provide seafood and other specialties. Whether it's fried catfish, gator tail or conch fritters, you will find it all and more in the food court. There is a $2 entry donation and children are free. No pets allowed. 352-628-9333 www.homosassaseafoodfestival.orgHomosassa Seafood FestivalThe Rotary Club of Homosassa Springs will hold its annual Shrimpa Palooza on March 14, 2015. The day starts with a Mardi Gras-style parade at 10 a.m. that rolls down Yulee Drive from the Sugarmill ruins to Homosassa Elementary School. Thousands of beads will be given out so get there early. Last years event drew over 4,000 people to Old Homosassa for a day of great live music, cold beer and wine plus lots of great seafood and southern classics. Enter the annual gumbo contest and win cash prizes and the bragging rights of Best Gumbo. Visit 50-plus craft vendors from all over the state for that unique item or awesome gift. Bring the whole family because there is a kids zone that will keep the children busy for hours. Contact Tom Feeney for general event information, 352-201-2520. For parade information, call Gregg Mackler at 352-634-0918, and for vendor information, contact Marybeth Nayfield at 352-422-0265Shrimpa Palooza photo by Mary K. Hall S EVEN R IVERS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL www.sevenriverscs.org 4221 West Gulf to Lake Hwy Lecanto, Florida 34461 | 352.746.5696 Mission Statement Small, Community Feel Among Students and Faculty Student/Teacher Mentor Groups Over 90% of Our Students Play Sports Thriving Fine Arts Department Including Band, Drama and AP/Honors Art Dual Enrollment Offered Right On Our Campus Variety of AP/Honors Class Offerings Weekly Chapel Worship Socially and Culturally Diverse Student Body Small Class Size Nationally Accredited Through Christian Schools of Florida, NCPSA, AdvanceED/SACS, and a Gold Seal Preschool Not Bound by State Mandated Testing Such as the FCAT, End-ofCourse Exam, or Common Core Testing AP Scholars, Dual-Enrollment Students, and Honor Graduates VPK in Brand New Preschool Building Scholarships and Financial Assistance Available Including the Step Up Scholarship Notable Highlights Our students have been admitted to every single public college/university in the state of Florida as well as out-ofstate colleges including: American University, DC Auburn University, AL Berry College, GA College of Charleston, SC Covenant College, GA Emory University, GA Erskine College, SC George Mason Univ, VA Kent State, OH Liberty University, VA Louisiana State University New York University, NY North Carolina State University Rutgers University, NJ St. Johns University, NY Union University, NJ University of Alabama University of Georgia University of Kentucky University of Tennessee U.S. Air Force Academy, CO U.S. Coast Guard Academy, CT Virginia Commonwealth University Wheaton College, IL Seven Rivers Christian School exists in partnership with families to shape the hearts and minds of children with a distinctly biblical program of academic rigor, artistic beauty, and athletic competition. New Athletic Complex Spring of 2015 000jchq

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F43 F46Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Two days of fun and festivities include an old-fashioned cracker-style drive and family activities at the Historic Hernando School. This years festival will include the Cracker Caf, with the addition of an old-fashioned general store which will sell jarred, canned and frozen foods that have been prepared by deep-rooted, Citrus County families. The event will also include a group known as the Hole in the Head Gang. This group educates the public on the customs of the Old West and performs a good ole gunfight for the crowd to enjoy throughout the day. Numerous other vendors and demonstrators will be on hand. The Cracker cows and cowboys/ cowgirls will arrive about 2 p.m. subject to "cattle time" at the festival on Saturday, Oct. 18. We will again hold both a live and a silent auction and this year. www.cccourthouse.org/ hernando.phpSouthern Heritage Festival and Old Fashioned Cattle Drive photo by DeeDee Pierce Wilcox photo by Ellen Van Denburg GolfGolf Courses a game where a small, hard ball is struck with a club into a series of small holes in the gr ound photo by Jane Vandenbergh McGan Cremation Service LLC 4272 E. Louisiana Lane, Hernando ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL 352-419-7917 Sean McGan, Owner 000J669 Serving Citrus and Surrounding Counties Family Owned and Operated When Simplicity Affordability and Compassion Matter Sean McGan, OWNER Citrus County resident for 26 years ASK ABOUT *Not valid with other discounts. $100 OFF DIRECT CREMATION Affordable Cremation Veteran Discounts 24 Hour Service Immediate Arrangements Pre-Arrangements Available A Action T ree Service Member of International Society of Arboriculture and National Arborist Assoc. Call K erry Kr eider Pro fessional Arborist 352-7 26-9724 000JCJ0 Call The Professionals Call The Professionals 55 ft. Bucket Truck Tree Trim/Pruning Tree Preservation Tree Installation Tree Feed Program Tree Removal De-Mossing Deadwooding Debris Removal Bucket Truck & Bobcat Work Soil Inoculation for sick/ stressed trees Senior Discount* Fr ee Consultation* 10 % OFF W ith this ad CITRUS COUNTY FAIR MARCH 23-28, 2015 Real Life Fun CITRUS COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION 3600 S. Florida Ave., Inverness (352) 726-2993 Fax (352) 726-3121 www.citruscountyfair.com BONUS MIDWAY SPECIAL! SUN. MAR. 29 16th Annual TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL JAN. 30 & 31, 2015 CITRUS COUNTY F AIRGROUNDS ARENA citruscountyfair.com/tractor .html

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F44Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F45 000G157 HERES MY CARD HERES MY CARD 000G157 HERES MY CARD HERES MY CARD CRYSTAL RIVER COMPUTER CENTER (352) 794-3384 1929 NW US Hwy. 19 Crystal River Honest & Friendly Technicians Just a hop and skip from the Crystal River Mall FAS T SERVICE COMPETITIVE RATES AND We Fix Everything! G enerac C enturion Guardian Genera tors ELECTRICAL REPAIR 352-621-1248 Factory Authorized Technicians 000JDDV Stand Alone Generator Thomas Electric, LLC Residential/Commer cial S ervice EC13005525 Market Open Friday Sunday 6373 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL 34446 800-832-3477 BEST OF THE BEST FOR19 YEARS IN A ROW! Rain or Shine Weve Got You Covered www .thehoneyholeuniquegifts.com www.facebook.com/thehoneyholeugtt Like Us! 352-274-1154 Suite 371 Crystal River Mall Email: thehoneyholeugtt@gmail.com 000JDE4 Unique Gifts Treasures & Trinkets 000JDE9 Rick Canady, Sales Manager 9800 N. Citrus A ve. Crystal River, FL 34428 352-795-7820/office 352-795-1224/fax www.naturecoastrv .com / rickcanady@naturecoastrv.com Accessories Service 000JFP7 Taylor Rental We Rent Almost Anything 352-726-1900 3315 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy Inverness, FL Toll Free: 888-623-2290 Fax: 352-726-7136 Web: taylorrentalinverness.com Dealer for Stihl Equipment & Curt Hitches 000JC9N A AA OUTBOARD MOTOR REPAIR 1422 S.E. Hw y. 19, Crystal River FL 352-795-9630 Fax 35 2-795-6768 aaaoutboardmotors.com aaaoutboardmotors@embarqmail.com 2423 S. Rock Crusher Rd. Homosassa T UESDAY -S ATURDAY 8-4 Stop in and T ry Our Caf . W e Have Great Food! We Support Local Artists 000JCIB Jose L. Diaz, M.D., FCCP Pulmonary/Critical Care/Internal Medicine 2214 and 2216 Hwy. 44 West Inverness, FL 34453 Office: (352) 341-7781 Fax: (352) 341-7784 www .pg-cf.com 00 0J BG B F LYNN B UILDERS I NC Cust om Designs Av ailable Ne w Home Construction Deta ched Garages Additions and Remodeling flynnbld@tampabay.rr .com www.flynnbuilders.com CB-C060529 5414 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills Phone: 352-746-5992 000JB37 TREE SERVICE/EX CAV ATING Tree Wo rk Trim/Removal Clearing Site Prep Bush Hogging Demolition Debris Removal Rock Driveways Commercial Burning Lamar Budd, owner 352-400-1442 Advanced Aluminum 352-628-7519www.Advancedaluminumofcitrus.com Siding Soffit Fascia Skirting Roofovers Carports Screen Rooms Decks Windows Doors Additions Concrete FREEPermit And Engineering FeesUp to $200 value000J1OS 000JBGE Winn-Dixie Plaza 3603 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills, FL 34465 (352) 746-2009 St acy Christ opher Regist ered Op tician jansop ticalbh@embarqmail.com Serving Citrus County for over 34 years! JANS OPTICAL SHOP 000JBYQ Call for info. (352) 746-7700 716 N. Enterprise, Lecanto, FL 34461 www.citrusgymnastics.com WE HAVE A PROGRAM FOR EVER YONE C i tr us G y mn as ti cs C i tr us G y mn as ti cs T ry Out Gymnastics. First Class is Free! Boys & Girls T oddlers to Teens Beginners to Advanced Cheerleading T oo! Find us on Citrus Gym 000J361 Serving Mariners Since 1962 Capt. Mike Adams COAST GUARD APPROVED COURSES & TESTS Safety at Sea Coast Guard Captains License School CAPTAINS LICENSE For more information or upcoming schedules, call Toll Free 877-447-1950 or check our website! www.adamsmarine.com info@adamsmarine.com Classes ongoing throughout Florida 000J6I9 EXIT REALTY LEADERS 5018 L ecanto Hwy Bev erly Hills 7 30 N. 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F44Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F45 000G157 HERES MY CARD HERES MY CARD 000G157 HERES MY CARD HERES MY CARD CRYSTAL RIVER COMPUTER CENTER (352) 794-3384 1929 NW US Hwy. 19 Crystal River Honest & Friendly Technicians Just a hop and skip from the Crystal River Mall FAS T SERVICE COMPETITIVE RATES AND We Fix Everything! G enerac C enturion Guardian Genera tors ELECTRICAL REPAIR 352-621-1248 Factory Authorized Technicians 000JDDV Stand Alone Generator Thomas Electric, LLC Residential/Commer cial S ervice EC13005525 Market Open Friday Sunday 6373 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL 34446 800-832-3477 BEST OF THE BEST FOR19 YEARS IN A ROW! Rain or Shine Weve Got You Covered www .thehoneyholeuniquegifts.com www.facebook.com/thehoneyholeugtt Like Us! 352-274-1154 Suite 371 Crystal River Mall Email: thehoneyholeugtt@gmail.com 000JDE4 Unique Gifts Treasures & Trinkets 000JDE9 Rick Canady, Sales Manager 9800 N. Citrus A ve. Crystal River, FL 34428 352-795-7820/office 352-795-1224/fax www.naturecoastrv .com / rickcanady@naturecoastrv.com Accessories Service 000JFP7 Taylor Rental We Rent Almost Anything 352-726-1900 3315 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy Inverness, FL Toll Free: 888-623-2290 Fax: 352-726-7136 Web: taylorrentalinverness.com Dealer for Stihl Equipment & Curt Hitches 000JC9N A AA OUTBOARD MOTOR REPAIR 1422 S.E. Hw y. 19, Crystal River FL 352-795-9630 Fax 35 2-795-6768 aaaoutboardmotors.com aaaoutboardmotors@embarqmail.com 2423 S. Rock Crusher Rd. Homosassa T UESDAY -S ATURDAY 8-4 Stop in and T ry Our Caf . W e Have Great Food! We Support Local Artists 000JCIB Jose L. Diaz, M.D., FCCP Pulmonary/Critical Care/Internal Medicine 2214 and 2216 Hwy. 44 West Inverness, FL 34453 Office: (352) 341-7781 Fax: (352) 341-7784 www .pg-cf.com 00 0J BG B F LYNN B UILDERS I NC Cust om Designs Av ailable Ne w Home Construction Deta ched Garages Additions and Remodeling flynnbld@tampabay.rr .com www.flynnbuilders.com CB-C060529 5414 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills Phone: 352-746-5992 000JB37 TREE SERVICE/EX CAV ATING Tree Wo rk Trim/Removal Clearing Site Prep Bush Hogging Demolition Debris Removal Rock Driveways Commercial Burning Lamar Budd, owner 352-400-1442 Advanced Aluminum 352-628-7519www.Advancedaluminumofcitrus.com Siding Soffit Fascia Skirting Roofovers Carports Screen Rooms Decks Windows Doors Additions Concrete FREEPermit And Engineering FeesUp to $200 value000J1OS 000JBGE Winn-Dixie Plaza 3603 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills, FL 34465 (352) 746-2009 St acy Christ opher Regist ered Op tician jansop ticalbh@embarqmail.com Serving Citrus County for over 34 years! JANS OPTICAL SHOP 000JBYQ Call for info. (352) 746-7700 716 N. Enterprise, Lecanto, FL 34461 www.citrusgymnastics.com WE HAVE A PROGRAM FOR EVER YONE C i tr us G y mn as ti cs C i tr us G y mn as ti cs T ry Out Gymnastics. First Class is Free! Boys & Girls T oddlers to Teens Beginners to Advanced Cheerleading T oo! Find us on Citrus Gym 000J361 Serving Mariners Since 1962 Capt. Mike Adams COAST GUARD APPROVED COURSES & TESTS Safety at Sea Coast Guard Captains License School CAPTAINS LICENSE For more information or upcoming schedules, call Toll Free 877-447-1950 or check our website! www.adamsmarine.com info@adamsmarine.com Classes ongoing throughout Florida 000J6I9 EXIT REALTY LEADERS 5018 L ecanto Hwy Bev erly Hills 7 30 N. Sunc oast Blvd. Crys tal River Alison Markham BROKERAS SOCIATE 352-697 -076 1 Stev es Cell 352-422-3998 www.natur ecoastliving. com Ste ve McClory REALT OR Discover the Best in Real Estate . 352-489-4933 6976 North Lecanto Hwy., Holder, FL Intersection on Hwy 491 Like us on Facebook at Snows Country Market and Charlies Produce 000J54D Fresh Fruits & Veggies Amish Canned Goods Baked Goodies Honey, Candy & Much More Tamara S. Young EA Tax & Accounting Service, LLC VISIT OUR NEW STOREFRONT LOCATION 7888 W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34433 Visit Our Website at: tammyyoungtax.net 352-795-2496 Fax 352-795-8745 000J65H 000JAL8 LetsGoToday .com Cruises, Hotels & Mor e Convenient online booking when you want it. Free Full Service when you need it. Wher e do YOU w ant to go? Let me help you get ther e. Diana Kreisle Your Travel Agent 352-302-6190 diana@letsgotoday.com Antiques, Fine Art, Jewelry & Collectibles LL C ATM ANTIQUES AUCTIONS 8 11 SE US Hwy 1 9 Cr ys tal River FL 352-795-2061 AB3279 AE450 AU1593 VS, MC DS, Cash Checks 13%BP www.atmantiqueauctions.com BUY -SELL-AUCTION-CONSIGN & MORE 000JC5U amy@atmantiqueauctions.com & FREE EST IMA T E S Blind Lady Driving ALL TYPES OF WINDOW TREATMENTS 2968 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lecanto 5454 US Hwy 19, Homosassa 2 Locations To S er ve Yo u 000IZSS VERTICALS & HORIZONTALS SHUTTERS & SOFT TREATMENTS NO JOB TOO SMALL 352-628-7888 352-746-1998 CUSTOM MADE BLINDS BLIND FACTORY BY JO ANN Crystal River 352-795-5700 GardnerAudiology.com Inverness 352-419-6565 All Makes From Anyplace 000JAXF www.SeeT ropical.com 352 795-4226 1731 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) Homosassa, FL 34448 LIC.#CGC038593 Call for a free evaluation from one of our in-house consultants today! Window Replacement Window Repair Sliding Glass Door Replacement Sliding Glass Door Repair 000J42D 3 GENERATIONS OF SERVING YOU FOR OVER 64 YEARS 000JCGS Car Stereo & Truck Accessories Window TintingPhone: (352) 341-4001 Fax: (352) 341-40023231 E. Thomas St. Inverness, FL 34453 Lift Kits Lowering Kits Wheels & Tires Tool Boxes Diamond Plate Tonneau Covers Kicker Clarion Memphis Pioneer JVC Sirius & XM Satellite Mobile Video Spray on Bed Liner

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F43 F46Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Two days of fun and festivities include an old-fashioned cracker-style drive and family activities at the Historic Hernando School. This years festival will include the Cracker Caf, with the addition of an old-fashioned general store which will sell jarred, canned and frozen foods that have been prepared by deep-rooted, Citrus County families. The event will also include a group known as the Hole in the Head Gang. This group educates the public on the customs of the Old West and performs a good ole gunfight for the crowd to enjoy throughout the day. Numerous other vendors and demonstrators will be on hand. The Cracker cows and cowboys/ cowgirls will arrive about 2 p.m. subject to "cattle time" at the festival on Saturday, Oct. 18. We will again hold both a live and a silent auction and this year. www.cccourthouse.org/ hernando.phpSouthern Heritage Festival and Old Fashioned Cattle Drive photo by DeeDee Pierce Wilcox photo by Ellen Van Denburg GolfGolf Courses a game where a small, hard ball is struck with a club into a series of small holes in the gr ound photo by Jane Vandenbergh McGan Cremation Service LLC 4272 E. Louisiana Lane, Hernando ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL 352-419-7917 Sean McGan, Owner 000J669 Serving Citrus and Surrounding Counties Family Owned and Operated When Simplicity Affordability and Compassion Matter Sean McGan, OWNER Citrus County resident for 26 years ASK ABOUT *Not valid with other discounts. $100 OFF DIRECT CREMATION Affordable Cremation Veteran Discounts 24 Hour Service Immediate Arrangements Pre-Arrangements Available A Action T ree Service Member of International Society of Arboriculture and National Arborist Assoc. Call K erry Kr eider Pro fessional Arborist 352-7 26-9724 000JCJ0 Call The Professionals Call The Professionals 55 ft. Bucket Truck Tree Trim/Pruning Tree Preservation Tree Installation Tree Feed Program Tree Removal De-Mossing Deadwooding Debris Removal Bucket Truck & Bobcat Work Soil Inoculation for sick/ stressed trees Senior Discount* Fr ee Consultation* 10 % OFF W ith this ad CITRUS COUNTY FAIR MARCH 23-28, 2015 Real Life Fun CITRUS COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION 3600 S. Florida Ave., Inverness (352) 726-2993 Fax (352) 726-3121 www.citruscountyfair.com BONUS MIDWAY SPECIAL! SUN. MAR. 29 16th Annual TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL JAN. 30 & 31, 2015 CITRUS COUNTY F AIRGROUNDS ARENA citruscountyfair.com/tractor .html

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F47 F42Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by DeeDee Pierce WilcoxTake part in this annual celebration the last weekend of October in Inverness. The city of Inverness lays out the welcome as Sunny Cooter guides everyone to the citys parks, historic downtown district and fun and entertainment for all ages to enjoy. 352-726-2801 www.cooterfestival.comGreat American Cooter FestivalThe Annual Seafood Festival is sponsored by the Homosassa Civic Club and held in November each year in the historic district of Old Homosassa. Homosassa has been home to many commercial fishermen with its spring-fed river and has been a nationally known sport fishing and recreation area since the mid-1800s. The art show is judged and non-judged, with exhibitors from all over the country. The food court is a well-known attraction of the festival. Vendors from the community provide seafood and other specialties. Whether it's fried catfish, gator tail or conch fritters, you will find it all and more in the food court. There is a $2 entry donation and children are free. No pets allowed. 352-628-9333 www.homosassaseafoodfestival.orgHomosassa Seafood FestivalThe Rotary Club of Homosassa Springs will hold its annual Shrimpa Palooza on March 14, 2015. The day starts with a Mardi Gras-style parade at 10 a.m. that rolls down Yulee Drive from the Sugarmill ruins to Homosassa Elementary School. Thousands of beads will be given out so get there early. Last years event drew over 4,000 people to Old Homosassa for a day of great live music, cold beer and wine plus lots of great seafood and southern classics. Enter the annual gumbo contest and win cash prizes and the bragging rights of Best Gumbo. Visit 50-plus craft vendors from all over the state for that unique item or awesome gift. Bring the whole family because there is a kids zone that will keep the children busy for hours. Contact Tom Feeney for general event information, 352-201-2520. For parade information, call Gregg Mackler at 352-634-0918, and for vendor information, contact Marybeth Nayfield at 352-422-0265Shrimpa Palooza photo by Mary K. Hall S EVEN R IVERS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL www.sevenriverscs.org 4221 West Gulf to Lake Hwy Lecanto, Florida 34461 | 352.746.5696 Mission Statement Small, Community Feel Among Students and Faculty Student/Teacher Mentor Groups Over 90% of Our Students Play Sports Thriving Fine Arts Department Including Band, Drama and AP/Honors Art Dual Enrollment Offered Right On Our Campus Variety of AP/Honors Class Offerings Weekly Chapel Worship Socially and Culturally Diverse Student Body Small Class Size Nationally Accredited Through Christian Schools of Florida, NCPSA, AdvanceED/SACS, and a Gold Seal Preschool Not Bound by State Mandated Testing Such as the FCAT, End-ofCourse Exam, or Common Core Testing AP Scholars, Dual-Enrollment Students, and Honor Graduates VPK in Brand New Preschool Building Scholarships and Financial Assistance Available Including the Step Up Scholarship Notable Highlights Our students have been admitted to every single public college/university in the state of Florida as well as out-ofstate colleges including: American University, DC Auburn University, AL Berry College, GA College of Charleston, SC Covenant College, GA Emory University, GA Erskine College, SC George Mason Univ, VA Kent State, OH Liberty University, VA Louisiana State University New York University, NY North Carolina State University Rutgers University, NJ St. Johns University, NY Union University, NJ University of Alabama University of Georgia University of Kentucky University of Tennessee U.S. Air Force Academy, CO U.S. Coast Guard Academy, CT Virginia Commonwealth University Wheaton College, IL Seven Rivers Christian School exists in partnership with families to shape the hearts and minds of children with a distinctly biblical program of academic rigor, artistic beauty, and athletic competition. New Athletic Complex Spring of 2015 000jchq

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F41 F48Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 I love living in Citrus County because it offers diversity. Those who love to golf, fish and boat, study history or bird watch can all live harmoniously here.Jane VandenberghChronicle file photo Golf Courses Golf CoursesBlack Diamond Ranch 45 holes Private 3125 W. Black Diamond Circle Lecanto 352-746-3446 Brentwood Farms Golf Club Regulation 9 holes Par 36 Public 1720 W. Nicole Court Lecanto 352-527-2600 Citrus Hills Golf & County Club Two courses 18 holes Par 70 Semi-private 509 E. Hartford St. Hernando 352-746-4425 Citrus Springs Golf & Country Club 18 holes Par 72 Public 8690 N. Golfview Dr. Citrus Springs 352-489-5045 see COURSES Page F49 7165 US Hwy. 19, Homosassa, FL 1 mile south of Howards Flea Market352-621-918113 TIME WINNER 000J3DGTa ylor Made Homes featur es outstanding Jacobsen and Destiny Homes. Jacobsen and Destin y Homes are selec ted f or their quality an d their stand-behind-you, 5 year fac tory warr anty Jacobsen Homes has led the manufac tured home industr y with the la test t echnology, cr aftsmanship and design. T aylor Made Homes of the Na ture C oast, I nc. takes pride in being one of the oldest and f inest manufactur ed home dealers in F lorida and is committ ed to pro viding the finest quality manufac tured homes and modular homes in the West C oast of F lorida area.www.taylormade-homes.com WE HAVE OVER 40 MODELS ON DISPLAY

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F49 F40Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Loretta McDermid photo by Loretta McDermid photo by Mary K. Hall photo by Loretta McDermid photo by Andy TreftzThis annual event features over 100 artists who display a wide variety of artistic creations, including fine arts as well as hobbies and crafts. The exhibitors booths are set up around the courthouse square in Inverness, and there will be a special area for artists from local schools. Art Outside the Box is part of the Citrus County Chronicle partnership with the Festival of the Arts, where local high school students will decorate newspaper boxes, which will be on display at the Festival of the Arts. Those attending the festival can vote online for their favorite painted newspaper box. 352-726-3913 www.Inverness-Fl.govFestival of the ArtsHosted by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, thousands come to the two-day event, March 7 and 8, 2015, at Floral Park to check out more than 200 arts and crafts vendors, childrens activities and games, down-home entertainment and, of course, that celebrated strawberry shortcake with perhaps an extra dollop of whipped cream. 352-795-3149 www.citruscountychamber.comFloral City Strawberry FestivalThe Florida Manatee Festival, a two-day event, offers visitors the opportunity to view the manatee in its own environment. The festival is hosted by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, the city of Crystal River and the Rotary Club of Crystal River. It is held in historic downtown Crystal River at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Citrus Avenue. 352-795-1921 www.citruscountychamber.comFlorida Manatee FestivalInverness Golf & Country Club 18 holes Par 72 Private 3150 S. Country Club Dr. Inverness 352-726-2583 Lakeside Country Club 18 holes Par 72 Semi-private 4555 E. Windmill Dr. Inverness 352-726-1461 Pine Ridge Golf Club 18 hole Par 72 9 holes Par 27 Public 5600 Elkcam Blvd. Beverly Hills 352-746-6177 Plantation on Crystal River Golf Course 18 hole championship 9 hole Lagoon Public 9301 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River 352-795-7211 Point O Woods Golf Club 9 holes Par 30 Executive 95 S. Golf Harbor Path Inverness 352-726-3113 Seven Rivers Golf & Country Club 18 holes Par 72 Private 7395 W. Pinebrook St. Crystal River 352-795-2100 Skyview at Terra Vista 18 holes Par 72 Semi-private 2100 N. Terra Vista Blvd. Hernando 352-746-3664 Southern Woods Golf & Country Club 18 holes Private 1501 Corkwood Blvd. Homosassa 352-382-1200 Sugarmill Woods Golf & Country Club 18 holes Par 72 Private 9 hole Par 36 Private 1 Douglas St. Homosassa 352-382-2663 Twisted Oaks Golf Course 18 holes Par 72 Public 4801 Forest Ridge Blvd. Beverly Hills 352-746-6257 Coursesfrom Page F48 Chronicle file photo 000J65P www.apopkamarine.com 352726-7773 3260 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Inverness, FL 34453 Just east of Walmart on Hwy. 44 Center Console Boats Bowriders Jon Boats Pontoon Boats Trailers Parts & Accessories Se rvice Industry Leading Design and Construction Thats the kind of portable power youre look for. And thats why you should drop by and pick up one of our lightweight, compact Yamaha Four Strokes. From 25hp to our 2.5hp dynamo, theyre made to order for small fishing boats, sailboats, canoes and tenders and for making memories. Q ui et cl ea nbu rn in g, f ue lef fi ci en t www.sheldonpalmesinsurance.com8469 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd. Homosassa, FL 34448352-628-10301037 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy. Hernando, FL 34442352-341-4661 Best Coverage Best Rates Absolute Best Service Since 1997Homeowners Insurance, Auto Insurance, Car Insurance, Boat Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, RV Insurance, Commercial Insurance, Business Insurance, Mobile Home Insurance, Life Insurance, Annuities, Health insurance, and Employee Benefits for Citrus County and All of FloridaLocal Rates, Local Agents and Complete Peace of Mind Sheldon Palmes Call Today & Ask Us About Our Home + Auto Discount 000J8QQ + = CRIDL AND ENTERPRISES, INC. PROPERT Y MANAGEMENT RENTAL S HOMES L AND FARMS ACREAGE Inverness 352-344-5535 Dunnellon 352-489-4949 Ocala 352-6 29-2620 Linda J. Cridland Broker Fax: 352-344-2564 info@Cridland.com

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F39 F50Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by DeeDee Pierce Wilcox Fair Citrus CountyFair I am a former Miss Citrus County and would never miss opening day at the fair!DeeDee Pierce Wilcox Its the feeling of your stomach turning inside out and dropping to your toes. Its your heart pounding and your body trembling as you pray the agony stops soon so you can get back in line and do it all over again. Its the double dog dare of that glorious midway at the Citrus County Fair, with its bright lights and brilliant colors and names like Scorpion, Power Surge, Nitro and Gravitron. Dont forget the livestock, the exhibits, the food and the games. But its the fair you can do it all! 352-726-2993 www.citruscountyfair.com photo by Loretta McDermid photo by Loretta McDermid HuntingHunting areas Permitted animals Seasons the activity of tracking and killing small animals or game Chronicle file photo

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F51 F38Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 air/FestivalsCitrus County Fair Festival of the Arts Floral City Strawberry Festival Florida Manatee Festival Great American Cooter Festival Homosassa Seafood Festival Shrimpa Palooza Southern Heritage Festival and Old Fashioned Cattle Drive an organized celebration photo by Melissa GonzalezF 000J12H Lecanto2708 W Woodview Lane352.364.4341Chiefland2471 N Young Blvd.352.356.4075 NEW TECHNOLOGY!New Beltone FirstTMSetting New Standards for Hearing Aids With The Best Technology Available Today!USE THE PHONE HANDS FREE Direct Phone Link gives you phone conversation in both ears, hands-free & feedback-free. HIDE FROM VIEW Tiny & light, TrueTM is the out-ofsight hearing aid youll forget youre wearing! WATCH TV WIRELESSLY Direct TV Link sends sound wirelessly from your TV, stereo & computer directly into your hearing aids. HEAR CLEARLY ANYWHERE Hear easily in noisy environments (like restaurants) with Speech Spotter ProTM& Spatial DirectionalityTM. WORLDS SMALLEST CIC HEARING AID This Completely-in-the-Canal instrument is our hidden hearing aid because once its in place, its virtually invisible. ENJOY LOW MAINTENANCE Exclusive NanoBlockTM Coating repels moisture and dirt, inside & out, for high-level performance. FORGET FEEDBACK Feel comfortable & confident. Feedback EraserTM eliminates whistling & buzzing.All Major Credit cards AcceptedFREE No-obligation hearing tests going on now! Call for an appointment.Beltone FirstTM is the Worlds Smallest Receiver-in-Ear instrument. Our tiny microchip makes FirstTM a Super Computer for your ears! Receive $1,000In Savingswhen you purchase a pair of Beltone FirstTMHearing Aids. www.beltonefl.com0% Financing Available (WAC)Most Health Insurance Accepted FREEHEARING INSTRUMENTSfor BCBS Covered Federal Employees!Inverness3350 E Gulf to Lake Hwy, Unit 2352.400.4249

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F37 F52Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Chronicle file photo Hunting HuntingPotts Wildlife Management Area4,155 acres located off Turner Camp Road, 4 miles east of Inverness. All hunts require quota permits. Archery season: Oct. 2-5 and Oct. 8-12; 30 quota permits per hunt.see HUNT Page F5310,563 acres located off main road between the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes and the Withlacoochee River. All hunts require quota permits. Special September duck hunt: Permits are first come first serve from check station. Archery season: Sept. 27-30 and Oct. 3-7; 75 quota permits per hunt. Muzzleloading season: Oct. 18-20; 75 quota permits. General gun season: Nov. 1-4 and 7-11; 75 quota permits per hunt. Small game season: Nov. 21-23 and Dec. 12-14; 75 quota permits per hunt first come first served each day. Spring turkey season: March 21-24 and 27-31; 30 quota permits per hunt. Bag limits Deer: daily limit two, possession limit four; Wild hog: no size or bag limit; Turkey: daily limit one; season limit two; possession limit four.Flying Eagle Wildlife Management Area Homosassa Wildlife Management Area5,675 acres located off U.S. 19 between U.S. 98 and Yulee Drive All hunts require quota permits. Archery season: Oct. 9-12, Oct. 30 and Nov. 2; 15 permits issued for each hunt. Small game season: Nov. 7-30 and Dec. 20 to Jan. 11; 30 permits on first-come first serve basis. Special opportunity spring turkey season: March 21-27 and April 4-10; five permits at $175 each per hunt. No gun season, no muzzleloading season. Bag limits Deer: one antlered and one anterless deer per quota permit. Wild hog: no size or limit. Turkey: one per special-opportunity spring turkey permit. The above information is only a brief summary of available hunting in Citrus County. Consult the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for a complete list of rules and regulations at MyFWC.com When Nature Coast EMS responds to your heart attack, your chance of survival is six times higher tha n the national average. Nature Coast EMS is Citrus Countys exclusive, not-for-profit, Advanced Life Support 9-1-1 emergency responder and medical transportation provider. Their dedication to saving lives does not end with medical transportation. Nature Coast EMS uses sta te-of-the-art medical ser vices like Induced Hypothermia, also known as Induced Cooling (ICE), a treatment used for the management o f post cardiac arrest pat ients. They are partnered with area hospitals emergency department personnel to provide a lifesaving continuity of care, whereby cardiac arrest victims who have been revived to the point of showing a visible heart rhythm immediately receive rapid cooling measures along with protocol driven Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) treatments. Nature Coast EMS is an essential member of the health care community and has developed a Mobile Integrated Health Care Program, (MIHP), that has been in effect for almost a year now. To fill the health care gaps in our community, our team program providers, (Community Paramedics), track the number of 9-1-1 calls made by an individual over a short period of time. They arrange to meet personally with these patients and initiate environmental assessments, conduct mobile diagnostics, provide medication reconciliation/instruction s, and provide protocol driven medical treatments at patients homes. Nature Coast EMS MIHP program and our association with A Matt er of Balance programs ha ve dropped the percentage of falls in our county from 18% down to 15% with a health care cost savings o f over $9 million. Nature Coast EMS is not only saving lives we are improving the health of our community. 000J3DQ The safest place to have an out of hospital heart attack is here COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING Paramedic Program EMT Certification Critical Care Paramedic (CCP) Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers (PEPP) Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS) Advanced 12 Lead Course AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION TRAINING CENTER Healthcare Provider CPR Advanced Cardiac Life Support Pediatric Advanced Life Support Advanced Cardiac Life Support Experienced Provider Adult and Pediatric CPR Adult and Pediatric AED Adult and Pediatric First Aid www .naturecoastems.org 3876 West Country Hill Drive, Lecanto, Florida 34461 (352) 249-4700 LOCAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES Citizens Academy Explorer Program Medical Alert Systems Matter of Balance Course Stock Up for Seniors Program WEVE GOT THIS. Emergency Medical Services Serving with Excellence and Compassion

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F53 F36Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 The Tillis Hill area of the Withlacoochee State Forest offers campsites, horse stalls, a pavilion, a community grill, equestrian trails and a communal corral. It is particularly popular with horse lovers. A one-day trail is 12 miles, a two-day trail ride is 24 miles. The 37 campsites offer electricity, water, a picnic table and fire ring with restrooms and showers and 28 horse stalls nearby. A dump station is also available. All horses must have proof of current negative coggins. Reservations are needed, call 352-344-4238. All formally organized group activities, including picnicking, trail use and overnight camping require a State Forest Use Authorization, call 352-754-6896.Tillis Hill photo by Deb QuinnMuzzleloading season: Oct. 24-26; 30 permits per hunt. Wild hog-dog season: Nov. 14-16; 30 permits per hunt. Small game season: Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, Feb. 13-15, Feb. 27 to March 1; 30 permits per hunt. Spring turkey season: March 21-24 and 27-31; 20 permits per hunt. Bag limits: Deer-daily limit two, possession limit four. Wild hog: no size or limit. Turkey archery season: daily limit one, season limit and possession two. Spring archery season: two per quota permit but one per person. Huntfrom Page F52Withlacoochee State Forest Citrus Management AreaWithlacoochee State Forest Citrus Management Area 49,317 acres located between State Road 44 south to Hernando County and County Road 491 and County Road 581. All hunts require quota permits. Archery season: Nov. 1 to 23 (first 4 days); 1,000 quota permits. Muzzleloading season: Nov. 28-30 and Dec. 12-14; 850 quota permits per hunt. General gun season: Dec. 5-7 and 26-28; 850 quota permits per hunt. Small game season: Dec. 29 through Feb. 22; no quota permit needed. Youth spring turkey season: March 14-15; 25 quota permits. Spring turkey season: March 24-27, April 7-10 and 21-24; 25 quota permits. Bag limits Deer: limit two, possession four; Wild hog: no limit; Turkey: one per quota permit. Chronicle file photo 000IWF9 SCHANNEN KNIGHTON 382-1700 WAYNE CORMIER 422-0751 LORRAINE JACOBY 634-4921 VICKI SHEDD 228-7752 GAIL COOPER 634-4346 LOUISE SCHMID 382-5579 CINDY FRANK 220-4747 BETTY HUNT 586-0139 NANCY PONTICOS 634-4225 DONALD MCMULLIN 232-5563 LISTING AND SALES OFFICE IN SUGARMILL WOODS IN 2013 REAL ESTATE OFFICE IN SUGARMILL WOODS FOR 25 YEARS REALTY INC. 2012 2012 2012 2012 We Live Here and Are Proud of our Communit y! 352-382-1 700 800-237 -11 12 F ax (352) 382-5580 80 15 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL 34446 CAROLYN LISTER 382-5432 SUGARMILL WOODS RESALE SPECIALISTS Lo ts H om es C on do s V illas 6254 W Corporate Oaks Drive, Crystal River Nature Coast Foot And Ankle Center LLC 352-228-4975 V isit www.naturecoastfeet.com 000J5L8 Comprehensive foot and ankle care for the entire family. W e pro vide all aspects of foot and ankle care for children and adults. Our f ocus is you the patient and w e take pride in est ablishing a genuine car e based relationship. W e strive to pro vide you with a thor ough unders tanding of the tr eatment options a vailable t o you. Well w ork toge ther with you t o es tablish treatment plans that ar e most eff ective f or you and your lifes tyle. Kenneth P Pritchyk DPM, F ACFAS Heel Spur s Corns Ingr own Toenails N euromas Plant ar Fasciitis F ungus Toenails Geriatric F oot Care Flat F eet A chilles Issues T reat c hildren & adults In-of fice sur gery and digital x-rays S tate-of-the-ar t equipment technology Diabe tic foot infections Bunions Calluses Me tata rs al gi a Hammer toes Ankle Inst ability Ankle Sprains Ar thritic Ankle Care Inf ections Injuries P oor Circulation W arts W ound Care

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F35 F54Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 The Pine Ridge Equestrian Association (PREA) welcomes Pine Ridge residents interested in joining a fun, educational equine-related club. PREA meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Pine Ridge Community Center. Pine Ridge activities include rides on our maintained trails, educational speakers, holiday activities, field trips, social gatherings, horse shows/games and schooling cross country or in our five riding rings. If you are a Pine Ridge resident, you are welcome to stop by and join any of the scheduled meetings. www.preaforfun.com preaforfun@gmail.comPine Ridge Equestrian Association photo by Brenda Roberts photo by Trish Goetz-Marsiano Indian Crystal River Archaeological State Park mounds of earth built by Native Americans Moundsphoto by Deb Quinn License #DN 17606 Ledgerdentistry.com Experience The Difference HONEST PROFESSIONAL COMPASSIONATE We Cater to Cowards! Insurance Accepted 3640 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34448 ( 352 ) 628-3443 Y ou deserve a beautiful, healthy smile without high-pressure sales tactics. FREE SECOND OPINION. 2014 2014 2014 2014 000J549

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F55 F34Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Potts Preserve: Citrus County 18 miles, marked trails, horse camp, five primitive sites c/o Southwest Florida Water Management District 2379 Broad St. Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 800-423-1476, ext. 4482 352-796-7211 Two Mile Prairie Tract: Citrus County Bear Head Hammock Trail 8.4 miles and included in the Trailtrotter program 7160 N. Lecanto Highway Hernando, FL 34442 Florida Forest Service, Withlacoochee State Forest 352-754-6896 Withlacoochee State Forest: Citrus County Tillis Hill Recreational Area Marked trails, stalls, corral, camping, electricity, water, bathhouse Call for hunting dates 15003 Broad St. Brooksville, FL 34601 352-754-6896 Reservations: 352-344-4238 Withlacoochee State Trail: Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties 315 N. Apopka Ave. Post Office Box 807 Inverness, FL 34451 352-726-2251Trailsfrom Page F32 photo by Jill Lyles photo by Jill LylesBlueberry Hill Farm 7088 N. Lecanto Hwy., Hernando 352-489-2383 Blueberryhillfarm.homestead.com Offering boarding, training, lessons and sales Lady Hawk Farm 10542 Forestline Ave., Inverness 866-892-4797 www.ladyhawkfarm.com Offering a completely private and exclusive horse farm vacation; a luxury ranch house cabin in the woods, complete with solar heated and screened swimming pool and hot tub; The perfect family vacation or romantic getaway Rymar Ranch 8265 S. Lecanto Hwy., Lecanto 352-382-5400 www.rymarranch.com Offering boarding, trail rides, riding lessons and salesHorseback ridingphoto by Jill Lyles Chronicle file photo I love the great opportunities to volunteer as well as the great photo ops around every corner.Joe Dube Archaeological State ParkCrystal RiverExplore burial and temple mounds at a National Historic Landmark dating to a time when an estimated 7,500 Native Americans scattered along the Gulf Coast, used this site for burials and important ceremonies. The Crystal River Archaeological State Park is a six-mound complex that features a half mile loop trail with signs interpreting each mound it passes. A 55-step stairway to the observation deck will take visitors to the top of the largest mound, Temple Mound, and also provide a panoramic view of the Crystal River. 352-795-3817 www.floridastateparks.orgArchaeological State Park

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F57 CRYSTAL RIVER 000G14V CRYSTAL RIVER F32Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 There are so many things to do: water sports, dancing, biking trails, horseback riding, manatees; just about anything a person could want to do.Diane Harrellphoto by Jill Lyles Equestrian trails Flying Eagle: Citrus County 15 miles, primitive camping, horse camp c/o Southwest Florida Water Management District 2379 Broad St. Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 800-423-1476, ext. 4482 352-796-7211 Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway: Six trails running through Citrus, Levy, Marion and Putnam counties Office of Greenways and Trails 8282 S.E. Highway 314, Ocala, FL 34470 352-236-7143Equestrian trailssee TRAILS Page F34 Excellence in Roofing COMPLETE NEW & RE-ROOFING SYSTEMS T ile Shingle Metal Flat in a variety of styles and colors LIC.# CC1327656 A Superior Roofing Company 10 Year Workmanship Warranty Full Transferrable Warranties ALSO AVAILABLE: ROOF CLEANING Quality Workmanship Expert Repairs Warranty LICENSED & INSURED www.eliteroofing-inc.com 713 N.E. 5th St. Crystal River FL 34429 (352) 639-1024 000J3DN 000J423 352-795-5900 600 SE HW Y. 19, Crystal River Complete Selection of Fine Jewelry Expert Repairs Custom Designs Gold & Estate Buyers www.specialtygems.net 000JCA1 CALL TODAY (352) 795-3681 6617 W. GULF TO LAKE HWY. CRYSTAL RIVER, FL 34429 DIRKS AUTO CLINIC AIR CONDITIONING BP PROTECTIVE PLAN TUNE UPS NITRO-FILL TIRES GUARANTEES WHEEL ALIGNMENT PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE OIL CHANGES BRAKES COMPUTER SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS Dirks.procarcarezone.com NEED NEW TIRES? COMPLETE AUTO REPAIR NEED NEW TIRES? COMPLETE AUTO REPAIR COMPLETE AUTO REPAIR 201 4 2014 201 4 201 4 Silestone Dupont Corian Laminate OPEN 10 TO 4 MONDAY -FRIDAY SA T. & SUN. EVENINGS BY APPOINTMENT www.dreamkitchensandbaths.com 352-302-2865 Call for your appointment today! FREE In Home Design Work AND In Home Shopping CUSTOM CABINE TS Kitchen & Baths Closet Systems Entertainment Centers By Wellborn Forest, Americana, Elmwood Showplace Wood And Kabinart GRANITE & SOLID SURFACE COUNTERTOPS OUR LOW OVERHEAD SAVES YOU THOUSANDS 000J3DM MADE IN US A FULL REP AIR SERVICES A VAIL ABLE 35 2795 -2794 3 2 NE Hwy 19, Cr ystal River (1 block N. of W endys) Located in Cry stal River f or the past 27 years, Crystal Casual, Inc. specializes in the finest quality outdoor furnitur e including aluminum, wicker and PV C. We off er numerous accessories to compliment y our style such as lamps, to wel bars, and beautiful w all dcor. Our produ cts are designed to help beautify y our home and to make y our outside living area a comf ortable place to r elax. Excellent w arranties ar e av ailable. 000JCIA PARK-SITE FEATURES 24-Hour Gated Access 2 Bathhouses with exceptionally Clean Restrooms & Showers On-site Laundry Facilities IN-SITE FEATURES Heated Pool & Spa 3,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse FREE Wi-Fi Internet Horseshoe Pits Shuffleboard Fenced in Dog Run www.rockcr ushercanyon.com 877-722-7875 352-564-9350 237 S. Rock Crusher Rd., Crystal River FL A V ac at io n Un li ke An y Ot he r! Right In The Heart Of Citrus County Florida.

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F31 F58Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 CRYSTAL RIVER 000G14V CRYSTAL RIVER EquestrianEquestrian trails Horseback riding Pine Ridge Equestrian Association (PREA) Tillis Hill of or relating to horse riding photo by Trace Vitt Crystal River Shopping Center 1665 SE Hwy. 19 Next to Sweetbay, Crystal River www.jimgreenjewelers.com GREAT SER VICE AMAZING SELECTION EVERLAS TING VALUE 1 6 Y e a r s I n A R o w Crystal River Shopping Center 1665 SE Hwy. 19 563-0633 000J63J Since 1987, Jim Green and his wife Julie have offered the finest jewelry selection in Citrus County. With over 30 years experience, craftsmanship is evident in every piece of jewelry Jim creates, refurbishes and repairs.The jewelry showroom at Jim Green Jewelers is extensive and includes: Bridal and Engagement, Anniversary, Vintage/Antique, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Diamonds, Gem Stones, Religious, and Manatee and Florida theme jewelry. They even carry the Sara Blain collection of jewelry, as well as watches from Seiko. 201 3 201 3 201 3 201 3 REALTOR (352) 220-0466 gbarth@myflorida-house.com Investors Realty of Citrus County, Inc. (352) 726-9533 EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED I Can Help You Find Your Dream Home 000J3TG 000J65D Rental Management Realty, Inc.352-795-RENT7368Check our website often. Our inventory changes daily. www.citruscountyhomerentals.com OVER 20 YEARS SERVING CITRUS COUNTYWe Have Many Properties To Choose From We Have Many Properties To Choose From Furnished or Unfurnished Short or Long Term Waterfront or Non-waterfrontBROKER MARIE E. HAGER417 NE 2nd Street, Crystal River Taxes & Accounting Financial Planning Fraud Investigations Independent Audits Phone: (352) 344-4390 Fax: (352) 344-4397 www.wernercpas.com 1205 NE 5th Street Crystal River, FL 34429 000JDKK 00 0J 3N X Mobile Locksmithing Services: Key Duplication Basic Safe Work Locks Serviced, Installed & Repaired Other Services, Call for Estimates Owner John L. Porter Hours: M-F, 9-5 564-0668 (Bus) or 634-0029 (Cell) Cash Checks P OR TE R S L OC KS MI TH IN G P OR TE R S PORTERS L OC KS MI TH IN G LOCKSMITHING 201 4 2014 201 4 2014 Biggest Paver Display & Installation In Citrus County Biggest Paver Display & Installation In Citrus County We Honor 10% Veterans Discounts BUY BULK AND GET TWICE AS MUCH FOR YOUR MONEY! BUY BULK AND GET TWICE AS MUCH FOR YOUR MONEY! 6658 W. Gulf To Lake Hwy., Crystal River, 1/4 Mile East Of Publix On Hwy. 44 352-302-6436We Deliver & Install Reasonable Delivery Available Same Day We Deliver & Install Reasonable Delivery Available Same DayJOE and PEGGY

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F59 F82Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Bob Perran photo by Ted True photo by Bob Richard photo by Ted True photo by Teresa Gerlach photo by Claire Phillips Laxton photo by Ted True photo by Ted True photo by Teresa Gerlach photo by Ted True photo by Sally Thime Krasny photo by Alexandra Swift 639 N. Citrus Ave. OPEN 7 DAYS: Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm Sun. Noon-4pm 564-0311626 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River352-563-2582CANDY SHOP OPTICAL/ VISION CENTER 631 N. Citrus Ave., Suite C 352-795-2020 652 N. Citrus Ave. Crystal River352-228-4931 Antiques Vintage Repurposed Unique Finds70 7 N. Citrus Av e. St e. E. Crys tal Riv er 35 2-56 3-2 57 2 myme zmere ye s. com Franklin Ander sonGallery of ArtsRepresenting Local Artists With IntegrityFranklinAnder sonGallery .comOPEN: Mon.-S at. 10am-5pmART G ALLERYYour Premium Sunglass Headquarters 65 7 N. Citrus Av e., Cry st al River35 2-564 -1400www. theshoppe so fheritage village. com In The o f Hist oric Downt own Cry st al River 631 North Citrus Ave. Crystal River, FL 34429352-564-0902TheMulletHole.com Local Fresh Seafood 65 9 N. Citrus Av e. Crys tal Riv er, FL 3442 835 2.69 7.2 70 2 Production pot tery with a per sonal t ouch DownS tair s Art & Gallery & S tudio611 Nor th Citrus Av enue Crys tal Riv er, FL 344 281.3 52.2 57 .512 9adelliss ter@gmail. com downs tair sart .w ordpr es s. com A Glass Ar t St udio 619 N. Citrus A ve Crys tal Riv er, FL 3442 835 2.586.8 546 ART G ALLERYBring This A d For15% OFFYour Entir e Purchas e 652-A N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River, FL Visit Us On Facebook 65 7 N. Citrus Av enue Cry st al River FL 3442835 2.5641400 www. theheritagehous e.biz BOUTIQUES Manatee C ollectibles Nature T oy s Gifts & S ouvenir s Ar tw ork Re sor t We ar & Tee sEmail: manatee to yc o@tamp aba y.rr .c om70 7C N. Citrus Av enue, Cry st al River FL 34428 352 .7 95 .61 26 WHERE ECLECTIC FUNK MEETS SIMPLE ELEGANCE IN EYEWEAR 000JCJL Lindsey Haller Deborah Spinka Gailen Spinka Gabrielle Vallee 000J4YE Independently Owned & Operated Office. HH#299992888 www.SeniorServicesInvernessFlorida.com 352-726-4547 In-Home Care Services that help people maintain full and independent lives. Private Duty Nursing Serving Citrus & Hernando County Companionship Meal Preparation Laundry Light Housekeeping Medication Reminders Escort for Shopping Bathing and Incontinence Care Alzheimers/Dementia Care smart interiors 201 3 201 3 201 3 201 3 smartinteriorsfurn.com Open Mon.-Fri. 9:30 5:00 and Sat. 10:00 4:00 Spring Hill Mariner Blvd. 352-688-4633 Lecanto Gulf to Lake Hwy. 352-527-4406 Serving The Nature Coast For 28 Y ears 000J5Z3 HOME FURNISHINGS Sofas, Love Seats, Accent Chairs, Ottomans, Recliners, Bed Room, Dining Room, Patio And More New home of Bassett and Stressless furniture WINDOW TREATMENTS Shutters, Shades, Blinds (Hunter Douglas & Graber) MATTRESSES LIGHTING / FANS / ACCESSORIES INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES AV AILABLE 0% Financing A vailable

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F81 F60Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 JournalismCitrus County Chronicle the profession of writing for a newspaper photo by Michael Pate THERES RETIREMENT. AND THEN THERES Providence Independence. On the corner of 466A & 462/Powell Rd. Wildwood, FL 34785 www.providenceindependence.com Planned to perfection with you in mind. Offering an unparalleled array of amenities. You deserve a break without giving up your independence. Full Kitchens Washer & Dryer in Each Apartment Unique All Day Dining in our Restaurant Pet Friendly And so much more! Call 352-748-0682 today to tour and enjoy lunch on us. Like us on Facebook Invigorating Retirement Living 000J13S Only 21 easy miles from downtown Inverness and well worth a visit!

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F61 F80Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by David Hutchinson Sharing what I see through the lense of my camera is very rewarding. There is so much natural beauty.Loretta McDermidNature Coast Nature CoastThe Nature Coast was aptly named in 1991 to draw more vacationers to this area of rich, natural beauty and outdoor recreation. A popular retirement region, Citrus County and the rest of the Nature Coast also appeal to younger residents and visitors. Many are drawn to the many rivers, lakes and the Gulf of Mexico and all they can offer. Off the water, the region attracts hikers, bikers and campers to enjoy the parks, greenways and trails. Wildlife is also a big draw of the Nature Coast, which is home to several species of concern and endangered species, including the West Indian manatee. photo by Sally Thime Krasny 000IZLY J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE, INC. OFFICE: 352.726.6668 TOLL FREE 800.543.9163 1645 W. MAIN STREET, INVERNESS, FL 34450 RESIDE NTIAL COMMER CIAL WATERFRONT RENTALS RA NCHES GOLF COURSES SER VING CITRUS COUNTY FOR OVER 38 YEARS Visit Our Website: www.citruscountycentury21.com Email: info@CitrusCountyCentury21.com OPEN 7 DAYS Reside ntial and Vacant Land Sales ~ Acreage and Development ~ Rental Department with Full Property Management Services ~ Commercial Department Come Visit Citrus County ... a natural paradise Our customers deserve and will receive the finest service ever offered by any real estate organization. VISIT ANY OF OUR HOMES FOR SALE AT : 2012 CENTUR Y 21 REAL ESTA TE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CENTUR Y 21 IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OWNED BY CENTURY 21 REAL EST ATE, LLC. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMPANY EQUAL HOUSING OPPORT UNITY. EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTL Y OWNED AND OPERATED.

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F79 F62Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Tim HessChronicle Citrus CountyHow time flies. This year is the 120th birthday of the Citrus County Chronicle. For a century plus 20 the Chronicle has been covering the news of Citrus County. In the beginning, the county was small, and the news was pretty slim. If a family took the wagon from Lecanto to Inverness (or Tompkinsville as it was originally known), that would be enough to get a report in the weekly Chronicle. It took the huge growth decade of the 1970s to catapult the Chronicle from a weekly newspaper to a daily. The Chronicle is the oldest business serving this community and we are proud of keeping that tradition alive. Enjoy this years Discover Citrus County section its our gift to the community we love to service. 352-563-6363 www.chronicleonline.comChronicle 000JCBR 000JBFG Accreditation by JCAHO The fact that Life Care Center has gone through this evaluation shows an extraordinary commitment to provide safe, high quality care and a willingness to be measured against the highest standards of performance. 352.746.4434 3325 W. Jerwayne Lane, Lecanto of Citrus County Joint Commission Accredited Fresh Picked Care LCCA.COM Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Specialists 2014 2014 2014 2014 A Big Thank You for your support & patronage. Thank You Stephen Finegan would like to offer you these valuable offers: SERVING CITRUS COUNTY FOR OVER 36 YEARS SERVING CITRUS COUNTY SERVING CITRUS COUNTY FOR OVER 36 YEARS FOR OVER 36 YEARS 000JCF8 State Cert. #CACO56744 423 S. US Hwy. 41, Inverness Call Stephen Finegan, Sr. 344-8088 www.citruscountyacrepair.com Finegans $ 25 OFF $ 25 OFF $ 25 OFF A SERVICE CALL Must present coupon to service tech at time of service. Not valid for maintenance call. Limited time only. $ 1,000 REBATE $ 1,000 REBATE $ 1,000 REBATE ON SELECT NEW A/C UNITS Must present coupon to service tech at time of service. Limited time only.

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F63 F78Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 ature CoastScenery Sunrises and sunsets Wildlife Region in Florida Nphoto by Joe Dube 000J130 GARBAGE & YARD WASTE DISPOSAL ALSO THE RECYCLING OF: Used Oil, Oil Filters, a nd AntiF reeze Scrap Metal Computers & Electronic Items Tires (Residential) Lead Acid & Rechargeable Batteries Fluorescent Bulbs Flower Pots Propane Tanks Metal Appliances (Stoves, Washers, Etc.) Devices Containing Mercury Styrofoam (Computer, Furniture, Appliances Packaging, Unused E PS Cups & Polystyrene Labeled #6 ) Plastic Grocery Bags And Plastic Wrap (Bags May Be Recycled At Your Supermarket) Furniture/ C arpet & Padding/ M attress & Box Springs Recycled Yard Waste Mulch Single Stream Recycling Center Used Sharps (Week Days ONLY In Office) *Several Free Items Have Limited Quantity. HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL PROGRAM DROP-OFF DAYS: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 AM to 1 PM Quarterly Saturday Days as advertised Citrus County Homeowners may bring up to 60 pounds or 10 gallons free of charge. Additional Material Will Be Charged According To The Published Rates Household Hazardous Waste Materials Fireworks/ammunition Fertilizer Pesticides/ H erbicides Latex Paint Pool Chemicals Oil Base Paint Household Cleaners Aerosol Paints Solvents/ D egreasers Paint Remover Paint Thinner Paint Stains Fuel and Additives Gasoline or Kerosene Road Side/ A erial Flares COUNTY WIDE SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING Help us meet the 75% statewide recycling goal Newspapers & Advertising Inserts Magazines, Catalogs & Telephone Books Office Paper (White & Colored) & File Folders Junk Mail, Envelopes Paperboard & Boxboard (Like Cereal, Cracker Boxes) Paper Beverage Holders (Please Flatten) Corrugated Cardboard & Paper Bags (Please Flatten) Milk & Juice Cartons (Please Flatten) Juice Boxes Other Aseptic Containers #1 Through #7 Plastic Food, Beverage & Household Containers (Lids Removed, Lids May Be Recycled After Removal) Metal (Steel, Tin & BiM etal) Food, Beverage Containers Metal Lids (Separated From Metal And Glass Containers) Aluminum Containers, Food Trays and Foils Empty Aerosol Cans (NonH azardous) Substances Only, Including Food, Beauty, Fragrance & Household Products. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (352) 527-7670 or EMAIL: landfillinfo@bocc.citrus.fl.us TTY telephone: (352) 527-0825 or (352) 527-5312 DIVISION OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT CITRUS COUNTY CENTRAL LANDFILL Proceeds Help Fund Several Local Non-profit Organizations. LOCATIONS & ADDRESSES 1. Citrus County Central Landfill. 230 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Lecanto, Fl 34461 2. Lecanto Government Center. 3505 W Educational Path, Lecanto, Fl 34461 3. Citrus County Fairgrounds. 3600 S Florida Ave, Inverness, Fl 34450 4. Citrus County Animal Services. 4030 S Airport Rd, Inverness, Fl 34450 5. Arlington Street. 4434 Arlington St Inverness, Fl 34453 6. East Citrus Community Center. 9907 E Gulf To Lake Highway, Inverness, Fl 34450 7. Withlacoochee Tech Institute. 1360 W Highland Blvd, Inverness, Fl 34452 8. Beverly Hills Civic Assoc..1 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills, Fl 34465 9. Beverly Hills Plaza .4065 N Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, Fl 34465 10. Beverly Hills Volunteer Fire Department. 4 Regina Blvd, Beverly Hills, Fl 34465 11. West Side Convenience. 7490 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Crystal River, Fl 34429 12. Homosassa Lions Club. 3705 S Indiana Ter, Homosassa, Fl 34446 13. West Citrus Community Center. 8940 W Veterans Drive, Homosassa, Fl 34448 14. Duval Island Boat Ramp. 9160 E Orange Ave, Floral City, Fl 34436 15. Power Line Access Road. 9850 N Citrus Springs Blvd, Citrus Springs, Fl 34434 Thank You Citrus County for Recycling. We rank #16 out of the 67 Florida Counties. Help us continue to move up the ladder!

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F77 F64Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Kids/Petschildren and animals that are part of the familyphoto by Jill Lyles When guests visit the Floral City Heritage Museum, they are immediately taken back to the days of horse and buggy. A nearby enormous slice of oak tree beckons to be touched to validate its authenticity. Both items take visitors back in time to experience what life was like in Floral City in the late 1800s. The old fire station building in downtown Floral City was vacated in January 2000 and on Dec. 4, 2009, the new Heritage Museum and Country Store opened its doors for Floral City Heritage Days. The refurbished interior now houses two spacious history museum exhibition galleries, a library, a media area and the country store. Located at 8394 E. Orange Ave. (County Road 48), one block east of U.S. 41, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday only. The museum is free, and its easy to find, with free parking available behind the museum. 352-726-7740Floral City Heritage Museum and Country StoreOne of the most well-known museums in the county is the 1912 Old Courthouse Heritage Museum in downtown Inverness. Its clock tower is recognizable and can be seen for miles. This is where all the countys business used to be conducted. In its heyday, court sessions were regular occurances, as were county commission meetings. This building housed the tax collector, property appraiser and many other government entities until 1978, when a much larger, new courthouse opened only a block away. Since then, the old courthouse has gone through an extensive renovation, received its National Register of Historic Places and now holds the rich history of Citrus County Among the rooms to examine is the old courtroom that has been restored to its original beauty. Portions of the 1961 Elvis Presley movie Follow That Dream were filmed in the courtroom. Exhibits are on display in three main galleries the John Murray Davis Gallery is home to the museums rotating exhibits, the MacRae Gallery serves as the local history gallery and the Brannen Gallery is home to the countys prehistoric past, offering visitors a glimpse of the Native Americans as well as prehistoric mammals that roamed the county. The vault has been restored and contains the archival records of the county, including marriages, deeds and plat maps dating as early as 1887. The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. www.visitcitrus.comOld Courthouse Heritage Museum photo by Rochelle Kaiser photo by Rochelle Kaiser

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F65 F76Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 I love growing up here because I've met a lot of friends. Even if you don't know someone, in Citrus County, they treat you like a friend.Alexandra Lyles photo by Jill LylesKids and pets Every community is defined by its geography, natural resources and most of all, its people. Citrus County is no exception. Its a place where many residents enjoy sharing their space with their family, pets, livestock and some wildlife. People cherish the special bond they share with their pets, the many lessons they learn and the special love they share with their furry friends. 352-746-7606 www.artcenter.ccKids and pets photo by Jane Vandenbergh photo by Rochelle Kaiser Coastal Heritage MuseumBuilt in 1939, this Works Progress Administration project was made from native stone and has ceilings of local magnolia. Now a local landmark managed by the Citrus County Historical Society, it is a home for unique treasures, displays and exhibits. The museum is at 532 N. Citrus Ave., on the west side of U.S. 19 and welcomes visitors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. 352-795-1755Coastal Heritage

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F75 F66Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Linda Compson photo by Jill Lyles photo by Chris West photo by Connie Welch photo by Peggy DeFrancisco photo by DeeDee Pierce Wilcox photo by Richard Callahan photo by Mary K. Hall photo by Mary Redrick photo by Jill Lyles photo by Diane Harrell photo by Marcy Thompson photo by Rachel Nemeth Lynn Swanson M.S., A.R.N.P. (352) 795-1223 1815 SE Hwy. 19, Crystal River, FL Located at Dr. Richard Swansons office botoxspacrystalriver.com rswansondental.com you feel your best When you look your best Call the office for a NO CHARGE CONSULTATION BOTOX SPA 000J5L0 A Personalized Artistic Approach To Botox Enhance your natural beauty Maximize a more youthful appearance Improve the physical attractiveness and shapeliness of your face Helps to diminishes wrinkles Aids in wrinkle prevention Your Botox & Dermal Filler options are personalized to you. Rejuvenate your skin and improve its overall texture, tone and hydration with all natural ingredients made from plants and flowers. Safer and easier on your skin than man-made ingredients which contain harsh chemical ingredients. Now Available Dr. Richard C. Swanson PROFESSIONAL CONVENIENT PAIN FREE 352-795-1223 1815 N. Suncoast Blvd. Crystal River, FL www.rswansondental.com New Patients Free Consults Emergency Care S er vi ng A s Serving As Yo ur L oc al Your Local Ci tr us C ou nt y Citrus Count y De nt is t Dentist S in ce 1 99 2 Since 1992 2014 2014 2014 2014 CEREC One-Visit Crowns Implants Lumineers and Veneers Dentures, Partials & Bridges Extractions Invisalign (clear alternative to metal braces) In-House Specialty Care Root Canal Therapy Periodontal Gum Care Fillings Cleanings Sealants AAID/ICOI Botox & Juvederm And much more!

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F67 000J12KB 8733 W. Yulee Dr., Homosassa, FL 34448Contact Us Today for Your Tour and to Place Your Priority Reservation Now(352) 621-8017www.sunfloweralf.com 4865 W. Gulf to Lake Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461Call us for a personal tour today and come see how you can live the Superior Life too!(352) 746-5483www.superioralf.com Assisted Living License # 11566 Assisted Living License # AL12256Like us on Facebook The Superior ChoiceFor A Life In Full Bloom! Comfort and Care You Can TrustCaring for individuals with Alzheimers or other memory impairment issues means individualized service plans, a variety of activities, and an expert staff.At Superior Residences of Lecanto, we customize round-the-clock care for each residents needs. Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies On Site Licensed Nurse On Site 24/7 Specialized Memory Enhancement Programs Private Studio & Companion Suites Available High-tech Security System Respite/Day Stay ProgramA Fulfilled LifestyleWe strive to provide complete and customized care for each of our residents to ensure they have the quality of life they desire and deserve. Custom Service plan Chef prepared, three meals a day Snacks available in the Ice Cream Parlor 24-hours a day Medication assistance and supervision Licensed staff 24-hours a day Social, recreational, fitness and educational programs Studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes Chauffeured transportation to appointments and social events In-house therapies & Wellness Center Carolyn, Melissa and Amy SUPERIORRESIDENCES F74Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 useumsCoastal Heritage Museum Floral City Heritage Museum and Country Store Old Courthouse Heritage Museum building where objects fr om history are stored Mphoto by Rochelle Kaiser

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F73 F68Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 LearningCitrus County Public Schools Citrus County Private Schools Citrus County Academies Withlacoochee Technical Institute College of Central Florida the acquisition of knowledge or skills photo by Jill Lyles 000J3TP

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F69 F72Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Inverness Christian Academy 4222 S. Florida Ave. Inverness 352-726-3759 Saint John Paul IICatholic School 4341 W. Homosassa Trail Lecanto 352-746-2020 Seven Rivers Christian School 4221 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Lecanto 352-746-5696 Solid Rock Christian Academy 972 Christy Way Inverness 352-726-9788 St. Pauls Lutheran School 6150 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills 352-489-3027 West CoastChristian School 718 N.W. 1st Ave. Crystal River 352-795-2079 Academy of Environmental Science 12695 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River 352-795-8793 Marine Science Station 12646 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River 352-795-4393 Withlacoochee Technical Institute 1201 W. Main St. Inverness 352-726-2430 Campuses and Centers Marion County CF Ocala Campus 3001 S.W.College Rd. Ocala, FL 34474-4415 352-873-5800 CF Hampton Center 1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34475-6456 352-873-5881 Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470-5001 352-291-4455 Levy County CF Levy Center 114 Rodgers Blvd. Chiefland, FL 32626-1420 352-493-9533 CF Levy Campus 7631 N.W. 151st Lane Trenton, FL 32693-7369 352-493-9533 Citrus County CF Citrus Campus 3800 S. Lecanto Hwy. Lecanto, FL 34461-9026 352-746-6721 Citrus Campus Vice President Dr. Vernon Lawter 352-746-6721, ext. 6107 Citrus Campus Contact Information Assessment/Testing Center 352-249-1213 Bookstore/Barnes & Noble 352-249-1238 Counseling/Advising 352-249-1202 Educational Opportunity Center 352-746-6721, ext. 6147 Enrollment Services 352-249-1203 Faculty Office 352-249-1208 Citrus Learning and Conference Center 352-746-6721, ext. 6140Private schools Academies College of Central Florida Technical Institute photo by Jill Lyles 000J5Z1 To make a medical appointment 352-527-0247 for Dental 352-249-9258 www.citruscountyhealth.org Crystal River 117 N. W. Highway 19 Crystal River, FL 34429 352-795-6233 Environmental Health 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Suite 194 Lecanto, FL 34461 352-527-5295 Inverness 120 N. Montgomery Ave. Inverness, FL 34450 352-726-1731 Lecanto Main/Administration 3700 W. Sovereign Path Lecanto, FL 34461 352-527-0068 Vital Statistics 3700 W. Sovereign Path Lecanto, FL 34461 352-527-3013 Services Adult Health Care Birth and Death Certificates Childrens Care Community Health Dental Care Disaster Preparedness Disease Prevention Environmental Health Family Planning/Womens Health Healthy Start/Mom Care Illness Investigation Tobacco Prevention/Cessation Walk in Clinics WIC/Nutrition

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F70Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F71 Our county is lovely and our schools and the teachers are A-plus. I'm happy to call Citrus County home.Jill Lylesphoto by Jill LylesPublicSchools PublicSchoolsCentral Ridge Elementary 185 W. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs 352-344-3833 352-465-5709 Citrus High School 600 W. Highland Blvd. Inverness 352-726-2241 Citrus Springs Elementary 3570 W. Century Blvd. Citrus Springs 352-344-4079 352-489-8144 Citrus Springs Middle School 150 W. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs 352-344-2244 352-489-6622 CREST 2600 S. Panther Pride Dr. Lecanto 352-527-0303 see PUBLIC Page F71 Crystal River High School 3195 Crystal River High Drive Crystal River 352-795-4641 Crystal River Middle School 344 N.E. Crystal St. Crystal River 352-795-2116 Crystal RiverPrimary School 8624 W. Crystal St. Crystal River 352-795-2211 Floral City Elementary School 8457 E. Marvin St. Floral City 352-726-1554 Forest Ridge Elementary School 2927 N. Forest Ridge Blvd. Hernando 352-527-1808 HernandoElementary School 2975 E. Trailblazer Lane Hernando 352-726-1833 Homosassa Elementary School 10935 W. Yulee Dr. Homosassa 352-628-2953 Inverness Middle School 1950 U.S. 41 North Inverness 352-726-1471 Inverness Primary School 206 S. Line Ave. Inverness 352-726-2632 Lecanto High School 3810 W. Educational Path Lecanto 352-746-2334 Lecanto Middle School 3800 W. Educational Path Lecanto 352-746-2050 Lecanto Primary School 3790 W. Educational Path Lecanto 352-746-2220 Pleasant Grove Elementary School 630 Pleasant Grove Road Inverness 352-637-4400 SRMI at the Renaissance Center 3630 W. Educational Path Lecanto 352-527-4567 Rock Crusher Elementary School 814 S. Rock Crusher Rd. Homosassa 352-795-2010 Publicfrom Page F70 photo by Jill Lyles 000JCJO

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F70Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F71 Our county is lovely and our schools and the teachers are A-plus. I'm happy to call Citrus County home.Jill Lylesphoto by Jill LylesPublicSchools PublicSchoolsCentral Ridge Elementary 185 W. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs 352-344-3833 352-465-5709 Citrus High School 600 W. Highland Blvd. Inverness 352-726-2241 Citrus Springs Elementary 3570 W. Century Blvd. Citrus Springs 352-344-4079 352-489-8144 Citrus Springs Middle School 150 W. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs 352-344-2244 352-489-6622 CREST 2600 S. Panther Pride Dr. Lecanto 352-527-0303 see PUBLIC Page F71 Crystal River High School 3195 Crystal River High Drive Crystal River 352-795-4641 Crystal River Middle School 344 N.E. Crystal St. Crystal River 352-795-2116 Crystal RiverPrimary School 8624 W. Crystal St. Crystal River 352-795-2211 Floral City Elementary School 8457 E. Marvin St. Floral City 352-726-1554 Forest Ridge Elementary School 2927 N. Forest Ridge Blvd. Hernando 352-527-1808 HernandoElementary School 2975 E. Trailblazer Lane Hernando 352-726-1833 Homosassa Elementary School 10935 W. Yulee Dr. Homosassa 352-628-2953 Inverness Middle School 1950 U.S. 41 North Inverness 352-726-1471 Inverness Primary School 206 S. Line Ave. Inverness 352-726-2632 Lecanto High School 3810 W. Educational Path Lecanto 352-746-2334 Lecanto Middle School 3800 W. Educational Path Lecanto 352-746-2050 Lecanto Primary School 3790 W. Educational Path Lecanto 352-746-2220 Pleasant Grove Elementary School 630 Pleasant Grove Road Inverness 352-637-4400 SRMI at the Renaissance Center 3630 W. Educational Path Lecanto 352-527-4567 Rock Crusher Elementary School 814 S. Rock Crusher Rd. Homosassa 352-795-2010 Publicfrom Page F70 photo by Jill Lyles 000JCJO

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F69 F72Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Inverness Christian Academy 4222 S. Florida Ave. Inverness 352-726-3759 Saint John Paul IICatholic School 4341 W. Homosassa Trail Lecanto 352-746-2020 Seven Rivers Christian School 4221 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Lecanto 352-746-5696 Solid Rock Christian Academy 972 Christy Way Inverness 352-726-9788 St. Pauls Lutheran School 6150 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills 352-489-3027 West CoastChristian School 718 N.W. 1st Ave. Crystal River 352-795-2079 Academy of Environmental Science 12695 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River 352-795-8793 Marine Science Station 12646 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River 352-795-4393 Withlacoochee Technical Institute 1201 W. Main St. Inverness 352-726-2430 Campuses and Centers Marion County CF Ocala Campus 3001 S.W.College Rd. Ocala, FL 34474-4415 352-873-5800 CF Hampton Center 1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34475-6456 352-873-5881 Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470-5001 352-291-4455 Levy County CF Levy Center 114 Rodgers Blvd. Chiefland, FL 32626-1420 352-493-9533 CF Levy Campus 7631 N.W. 151st Lane Trenton, FL 32693-7369 352-493-9533 Citrus County CF Citrus Campus 3800 S. Lecanto Hwy. Lecanto, FL 34461-9026 352-746-6721 Citrus Campus Vice President Dr. Vernon Lawter 352-746-6721, ext. 6107 Citrus Campus Contact Information Assessment/Testing Center 352-249-1213 Bookstore/Barnes & Noble 352-249-1238 Counseling/Advising 352-249-1202 Educational Opportunity Center 352-746-6721, ext. 6147 Enrollment Services 352-249-1203 Faculty Office 352-249-1208 Citrus Learning and Conference Center 352-746-6721, ext. 6140Private schools Academies College of Central Florida Technical Institute photo by Jill Lyles 000J5Z1 To make a medical appointment 352-527-0247 for Dental 352-249-9258 www.citruscountyhealth.org Crystal River 117 N. W. Highway 19 Crystal River, FL 34429 352-795-6233 Environmental Health 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Suite 194 Lecanto, FL 34461 352-527-5295 Inverness 120 N. Montgomery Ave. Inverness, FL 34450 352-726-1731 Lecanto Main/Administration 3700 W. Sovereign Path Lecanto, FL 34461 352-527-0068 Vital Statistics 3700 W. Sovereign Path Lecanto, FL 34461 352-527-3013 Services Adult Health Care Birth and Death Certificates Childrens Care Community Health Dental Care Disaster Preparedness Disease Prevention Environmental Health Family Planning/Womens Health Healthy Start/Mom Care Illness Investigation Tobacco Prevention/Cessation Walk in Clinics WIC/Nutrition

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F67 000J12KB 8733 W. Yulee Dr., Homosassa, FL 34448Contact Us Today for Your Tour and to Place Your Priority Reservation Now(352) 621-8017www.sunfloweralf.com 4865 W. Gulf to Lake Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461Call us for a personal tour today and come see how you can live the Superior Life too!(352) 746-5483www.superioralf.com Assisted Living License # 11566 Assisted Living License # AL12256Like us on Facebook The Superior ChoiceFor A Life In Full Bloom! Comfort and Care You Can TrustCaring for individuals with Alzheimers or other memory impairment issues means individualized service plans, a variety of activities, and an expert staff.At Superior Residences of Lecanto, we customize round-the-clock care for each residents needs. Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies On Site Licensed Nurse On Site 24/7 Specialized Memory Enhancement Programs Private Studio & Companion Suites Available High-tech Security System Respite/Day Stay ProgramA Fulfilled LifestyleWe strive to provide complete and customized care for each of our residents to ensure they have the quality of life they desire and deserve. Custom Service plan Chef prepared, three meals a day Snacks available in the Ice Cream Parlor 24-hours a day Medication assistance and supervision Licensed staff 24-hours a day Social, recreational, fitness and educational programs Studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes Chauffeured transportation to appointments and social events In-house therapies & Wellness Center Carolyn, Melissa and Amy SUPERIORRESIDENCES F74Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 useumsCoastal Heritage Museum Floral City Heritage Museum and Country Store Old Courthouse Heritage Museum building where objects fr om history are stored Mphoto by Rochelle Kaiser

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F75 F66Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Linda Compson photo by Jill Lyles photo by Chris West photo by Connie Welch photo by Peggy DeFrancisco photo by DeeDee Pierce Wilcox photo by Richard Callahan photo by Mary K. Hall photo by Mary Redrick photo by Jill Lyles photo by Diane Harrell photo by Marcy Thompson photo by Rachel Nemeth Lynn Swanson M.S., A.R.N.P. (352) 795-1223 1815 SE Hwy. 19, Crystal River, FL Located at Dr. Richard Swansons office botoxspacrystalriver.com rswansondental.com you feel your best When you look your best Call the office for a NO CHARGE CONSULTATION BOTOX SPA 000J5L0 A Personalized Artistic Approach To Botox Enhance your natural beauty Maximize a more youthful appearance Improve the physical attractiveness and shapeliness of your face Helps to diminishes wrinkles Aids in wrinkle prevention Your Botox & Dermal Filler options are personalized to you. Rejuvenate your skin and improve its overall texture, tone and hydration with all natural ingredients made from plants and flowers. Safer and easier on your skin than man-made ingredients which contain harsh chemical ingredients. Now Available Dr. Richard C. Swanson PROFESSIONAL CONVENIENT PAIN FREE 352-795-1223 1815 N. Suncoast Blvd. Crystal River, FL www.rswansondental.com New Patients Free Consults Emergency Care S er vi ng A s Serving As Yo ur L oc al Your Local Ci tr us C ou nt y Citrus Count y De nt is t Dentist S in ce 1 99 2 Since 1992 2014 2014 2014 2014 CEREC One-Visit Crowns Implants Lumineers and Veneers Dentures, Partials & Bridges Extractions Invisalign (clear alternative to metal braces) In-House Specialty Care Root Canal Therapy Periodontal Gum Care Fillings Cleanings Sealants AAID/ICOI Botox & Juvederm And much more!

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F65 F76Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 I love growing up here because I've met a lot of friends. Even if you don't know someone, in Citrus County, they treat you like a friend.Alexandra Lyles photo by Jill LylesKids and pets Every community is defined by its geography, natural resources and most of all, its people. Citrus County is no exception. Its a place where many residents enjoy sharing their space with their family, pets, livestock and some wildlife. People cherish the special bond they share with their pets, the many lessons they learn and the special love they share with their furry friends. 352-746-7606 www.artcenter.ccKids and pets photo by Jane Vandenbergh photo by Rochelle Kaiser Coastal Heritage MuseumBuilt in 1939, this Works Progress Administration project was made from native stone and has ceilings of local magnolia. Now a local landmark managed by the Citrus County Historical Society, it is a home for unique treasures, displays and exhibits. The museum is at 532 N. Citrus Ave., on the west side of U.S. 19 and welcomes visitors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. 352-795-1755Coastal Heritage

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F77 F64Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Kids/Petschildren and animals that are part of the familyphoto by Jill Lyles When guests visit the Floral City Heritage Museum, they are immediately taken back to the days of horse and buggy. A nearby enormous slice of oak tree beckons to be touched to validate its authenticity. Both items take visitors back in time to experience what life was like in Floral City in the late 1800s. The old fire station building in downtown Floral City was vacated in January 2000 and on Dec. 4, 2009, the new Heritage Museum and Country Store opened its doors for Floral City Heritage Days. The refurbished interior now houses two spacious history museum exhibition galleries, a library, a media area and the country store. Located at 8394 E. Orange Ave. (County Road 48), one block east of U.S. 41, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday only. The museum is free, and its easy to find, with free parking available behind the museum. 352-726-7740Floral City Heritage Museum and Country StoreOne of the most well-known museums in the county is the 1912 Old Courthouse Heritage Museum in downtown Inverness. Its clock tower is recognizable and can be seen for miles. This is where all the countys business used to be conducted. In its heyday, court sessions were regular occurances, as were county commission meetings. This building housed the tax collector, property appraiser and many other government entities until 1978, when a much larger, new courthouse opened only a block away. Since then, the old courthouse has gone through an extensive renovation, received its National Register of Historic Places and now holds the rich history of Citrus County Among the rooms to examine is the old courtroom that has been restored to its original beauty. Portions of the 1961 Elvis Presley movie Follow That Dream were filmed in the courtroom. Exhibits are on display in three main galleries the John Murray Davis Gallery is home to the museums rotating exhibits, the MacRae Gallery serves as the local history gallery and the Brannen Gallery is home to the countys prehistoric past, offering visitors a glimpse of the Native Americans as well as prehistoric mammals that roamed the county. The vault has been restored and contains the archival records of the county, including marriages, deeds and plat maps dating as early as 1887. The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. www.visitcitrus.comOld Courthouse Heritage Museum photo by Rochelle Kaiser photo by Rochelle Kaiser

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F63 F78Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 ature CoastScenery Sunrises and sunsets Wildlife Region in Florida Nphoto by Joe Dube 000J130 GARBAGE & YARD WASTE DISPOSAL ALSO THE RECYCLING OF: Used Oil, Oil Filters, a nd AntiF reeze Scrap Metal Computers & Electronic Items Tires (Residential) Lead Acid & Rechargeable Batteries Fluorescent Bulbs Flower Pots Propane Tanks Metal Appliances (Stoves, Washers, Etc.) Devices Containing Mercury Styrofoam (Computer, Furniture, Appliances Packaging, Unused E PS Cups & Polystyrene Labeled #6 ) Plastic Grocery Bags And Plastic Wrap (Bags May Be Recycled At Your Supermarket) Furniture/ C arpet & Padding/ M attress & Box Springs Recycled Yard Waste Mulch Single Stream Recycling Center Used Sharps (Week Days ONLY In Office) *Several Free Items Have Limited Quantity. HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL PROGRAM DROP-OFF DAYS: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 AM to 1 PM Quarterly Saturday Days as advertised Citrus County Homeowners may bring up to 60 pounds or 10 gallons free of charge. Additional Material Will Be Charged According To The Published Rates Household Hazardous Waste Materials Fireworks/ammunition Fertilizer Pesticides/ H erbicides Latex Paint Pool Chemicals Oil Base Paint Household Cleaners Aerosol Paints Solvents/ D egreasers Paint Remover Paint Thinner Paint Stains Fuel and Additives Gasoline or Kerosene Road Side/ A erial Flares COUNTY WIDE SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING Help us meet the 75% statewide recycling goal Newspapers & Advertising Inserts Magazines, Catalogs & Telephone Books Office Paper (White & Colored) & File Folders Junk Mail, Envelopes Paperboard & Boxboard (Like Cereal, Cracker Boxes) Paper Beverage Holders (Please Flatten) Corrugated Cardboard & Paper Bags (Please Flatten) Milk & Juice Cartons (Please Flatten) Juice Boxes Other Aseptic Containers #1 Through #7 Plastic Food, Beverage & Household Containers (Lids Removed, Lids May Be Recycled After Removal) Metal (Steel, Tin & BiM etal) Food, Beverage Containers Metal Lids (Separated From Metal And Glass Containers) Aluminum Containers, Food Trays and Foils Empty Aerosol Cans (NonH azardous) Substances Only, Including Food, Beauty, Fragrance & Household Products. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (352) 527-7670 or EMAIL: landfillinfo@bocc.citrus.fl.us TTY telephone: (352) 527-0825 or (352) 527-5312 DIVISION OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT CITRUS COUNTY CENTRAL LANDFILL Proceeds Help Fund Several Local Non-profit Organizations. LOCATIONS & ADDRESSES 1. Citrus County Central Landfill. 230 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Lecanto, Fl 34461 2. Lecanto Government Center. 3505 W Educational Path, Lecanto, Fl 34461 3. Citrus County Fairgrounds. 3600 S Florida Ave, Inverness, Fl 34450 4. Citrus County Animal Services. 4030 S Airport Rd, Inverness, Fl 34450 5. Arlington Street. 4434 Arlington St Inverness, Fl 34453 6. East Citrus Community Center. 9907 E Gulf To Lake Highway, Inverness, Fl 34450 7. Withlacoochee Tech Institute. 1360 W Highland Blvd, Inverness, Fl 34452 8. Beverly Hills Civic Assoc..1 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills, Fl 34465 9. Beverly Hills Plaza .4065 N Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, Fl 34465 10. Beverly Hills Volunteer Fire Department. 4 Regina Blvd, Beverly Hills, Fl 34465 11. West Side Convenience. 7490 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Crystal River, Fl 34429 12. Homosassa Lions Club. 3705 S Indiana Ter, Homosassa, Fl 34446 13. West Citrus Community Center. 8940 W Veterans Drive, Homosassa, Fl 34448 14. Duval Island Boat Ramp. 9160 E Orange Ave, Floral City, Fl 34436 15. Power Line Access Road. 9850 N Citrus Springs Blvd, Citrus Springs, Fl 34434 Thank You Citrus County for Recycling. We rank #16 out of the 67 Florida Counties. Help us continue to move up the ladder!

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F79 F62Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Tim HessChronicle Citrus CountyHow time flies. This year is the 120th birthday of the Citrus County Chronicle. For a century plus 20 the Chronicle has been covering the news of Citrus County. In the beginning, the county was small, and the news was pretty slim. If a family took the wagon from Lecanto to Inverness (or Tompkinsville as it was originally known), that would be enough to get a report in the weekly Chronicle. It took the huge growth decade of the 1970s to catapult the Chronicle from a weekly newspaper to a daily. The Chronicle is the oldest business serving this community and we are proud of keeping that tradition alive. Enjoy this years Discover Citrus County section its our gift to the community we love to service. 352-563-6363 www.chronicleonline.comChronicle 000JCBR 000JBFG Accreditation by JCAHO The fact that Life Care Center has gone through this evaluation shows an extraordinary commitment to provide safe, high quality care and a willingness to be measured against the highest standards of performance. 352.746.4434 3325 W. Jerwayne Lane, Lecanto of Citrus County Joint Commission Accredited Fresh Picked Care LCCA.COM Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Specialists 2014 2014 2014 2014 A Big Thank You for your support & patronage. Thank You Stephen Finegan would like to offer you these valuable offers: SERVING CITRUS COUNTY FOR OVER 36 YEARS SERVING CITRUS COUNTY SERVING CITRUS COUNTY FOR OVER 36 YEARS FOR OVER 36 YEARS 000JCF8 State Cert. #CACO56744 423 S. US Hwy. 41, Inverness Call Stephen Finegan, Sr. 344-8088 www.citruscountyacrepair.com Finegans $ 25 OFF $ 25 OFF $ 25 OFF A SERVICE CALL Must present coupon to service tech at time of service. Not valid for maintenance call. Limited time only. $ 1,000 REBATE $ 1,000 REBATE $ 1,000 REBATE ON SELECT NEW A/C UNITS Must present coupon to service tech at time of service. Limited time only.

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F61 F80Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by David Hutchinson Sharing what I see through the lense of my camera is very rewarding. There is so much natural beauty.Loretta McDermidNature Coast Nature CoastThe Nature Coast was aptly named in 1991 to draw more vacationers to this area of rich, natural beauty and outdoor recreation. A popular retirement region, Citrus County and the rest of the Nature Coast also appeal to younger residents and visitors. Many are drawn to the many rivers, lakes and the Gulf of Mexico and all they can offer. Off the water, the region attracts hikers, bikers and campers to enjoy the parks, greenways and trails. Wildlife is also a big draw of the Nature Coast, which is home to several species of concern and endangered species, including the West Indian manatee. photo by Sally Thime Krasny 000IZLY J.W. MORTON REAL ESTATE, INC. OFFICE: 352.726.6668 TOLL FREE 800.543.9163 1645 W. MAIN STREET, INVERNESS, FL 34450 RESIDE NTIAL COMMER CIAL WATERFRONT RENTALS RA NCHES GOLF COURSES SER VING CITRUS COUNTY FOR OVER 38 YEARS Visit Our Website: www.citruscountycentury21.com Email: info@CitrusCountyCentury21.com OPEN 7 DAYS Reside ntial and Vacant Land Sales ~ Acreage and Development ~ Rental Department with Full Property Management Services ~ Commercial Department Come Visit Citrus County ... a natural paradise Our customers deserve and will receive the finest service ever offered by any real estate organization. VISIT ANY OF OUR HOMES FOR SALE AT : 2012 CENTUR Y 21 REAL ESTA TE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CENTUR Y 21 IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OWNED BY CENTURY 21 REAL EST ATE, LLC. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMPANY EQUAL HOUSING OPPORT UNITY. EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTL Y OWNED AND OPERATED.

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F81 F60Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 JournalismCitrus County Chronicle the profession of writing for a newspaper photo by Michael Pate THERES RETIREMENT. AND THEN THERES Providence Independence. On the corner of 466A & 462/Powell Rd. Wildwood, FL 34785 www.providenceindependence.com Planned to perfection with you in mind. Offering an unparalleled array of amenities. You deserve a break without giving up your independence. Full Kitchens Washer & Dryer in Each Apartment Unique All Day Dining in our Restaurant Pet Friendly And so much more! Call 352-748-0682 today to tour and enjoy lunch on us. Like us on Facebook Invigorating Retirement Living 000J13S Only 21 easy miles from downtown Inverness and well worth a visit!

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F83 F110Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Ted True photo by Ted True photo by Ted True photo by Connie Welch photo by Jill Lyles photo by Linda Compson photo by Bob Perran photo by Robert Strickland photo by Ted True odeoCitrus Stampede Rodeo An exhibition or contest in which cowboys show their skills Rphoto by Ron Mandes

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F109 F84Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Joe Dube photo by Joe Dube photo by Joe Dube photo by Joe Dube photo by Joe Dube photo by Joe Dube Chronicle file photo Quilting Clubs Quilting ClubsCitrus County Cracker Quilters Guild Inc. 11 a.m. 3 p.m. first Wednesday Pine Ridge Community Center Pine Ridge residents and their guests only Carole 352-527-3034 Citrus Friendship Quilters Guild 1:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays Lake Regions Library 1511 Druid Rd., Inverness 352-726-7805 or 352-344-5858 Citrusfriendsquilters.org Creative Quilters of Citrus County 9:30 a.m. second Wednesday St. Anns Episcopal Church 9870 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River Creativequiltersofcitruscounty.com 352-382-7673 jnovak@creativequiltersofcitrus county.com Rainbow Quilters 10 a.m. Thursday Citrus Springs Community Center 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Roxanne 352-465-5170 000J4JV The Plantation on Crystal River has catered Citrus Countys premier events for over fifty years. We offer the best indoor and outdoor banquet facilities in the area for business conferences, anniversary celebrations, wedding ceremonies & receptions, or holiday parties. Whether your event is for a group of friends or a family reunion dating back five generations, we can help you make it perfectly memorable. 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL PlantationOnCrystalRiver.com Call Or Click Today 352.795.4211 The Place to Stay & Play A Great Location for Your Next Vacation, Meeting, Retreat, Reunion or Day Time Adventure. Featuring: The West 82 Bar & Grill 18 Holes of Championship Golf Plantation Adventure Center & Dive Shop SPA BLEU at Plantation 196 Warmly Appointed Guest Rooms & Villas

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F105 F88Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Robert Strickland Citrus County is an outdoorsmans paradise. So many opportunities abound throughout the county to view and interact with our environment and the abundant wildlife. I love to be outside in Citrus County. I am amazed daily by the beauty of the Real Florida that surrounds us here.Connie WelchBirding Trails Birding TrailsThe Citrus County Birding Trail is part of the west section of the Great Florida Birding Trail. The 18 birding trails created for the Great Florida Birding Trail program take advantage of Citrus Countys diversified features and its habitat for birds. The county trail system is divided into the three natural ecological characterizations that make up the geography of the county. Coastal Region from the Gulf of Mexico to U.S. 19. The Brooksville Ridge Region from U.S. 19 to U.S. 41. The Tsala Apopka Lake Region bounded on the east by the Withlacoochee River. The Withlacoochee River serves as the eastern and northern boundary of the county. see BIRDS Page F90 photo by Joe Dube photo by Jill Lyles photo by Joe Dube photo by Jill Lyles photo by Jill Lyles photo by Joe Dube photo by Joe Dube 000JBLL COUPON to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park With this ad for up to 6 in party. Not to be used with other offers. Expires 3/31/15 Visitor Center on US 19. Homosassa Springs 352-628-5343 www.floridastateparks.org/homosassa Walk Under Water in the Spring of 10,000 Fish See Our New Florida Panther Kitten, Endangered Red Wolves, Whooping Cranes, Key Deer and West Indian Manatees Daily Manatee and Alligator Programs and Wildlife Encounters 000J42A Mark Your Calendars for These Upcoming Park Events: Oct 24 & 25: 6pm-10pm Haunted Tram Rides Nightly Dec. 19-24 & Dec 26 Celebration OF LIGHTS April 4, 2015 starting at 9am EASTER EGG HUNT 20 % OFF REGULAR ADMISSION CCC-Disc Meet Yum a! Our New Florida Panther Kitten

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F89 F104Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Crystal River Archaeological State Park: 3400 N. Museum Point Crystal River 352-795-3817 Crystal River Preserve State Park: 3266 N. Sailboat Ave. Crystal River 352-563-0450 Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park: 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa 352-628-5343 Fort Cooper State Park: 3100 S. Old Floral City Road Inverness 352-726-0315 Rainbow Springs State Park: 19158 S.W. 81st Place Road Dunnellon, FL 34432 352-465-8555 8 a.m. until sundown The Rainbow River is popular for swimming, snorkeling, canoeing and kayaking. Canoes and kayaks can be rented at the headsprings. A picnic area at the spring includes tables, grills, and pavilions. For large gatherings, private pavilions can be reserved. Tubing is not allowed in the headsprings area of the park. Other restrictions apply to use of the headsprings, such as swimming is only allowed in designated areas, no scuba gear, motors on watercraft and no paddle boards are permitted, etc. Please call ahead to inquire about restrictions. Tubers can launch at the tube entrance on S.W. 180th Avenue Road. The campground entrance for a full-facility campground is about nine miles from the day-use area. The headsprings entrance is located three miles north of Dunnellon on the east side of U.S. 41. The campground is located on S.W. 180th Avenue Road about two miles north of County Road 484 and two miles south of State Road 40. The Tube Entrance is located 1.4 miles south of the campground Entrance on S.W. 180th Avenue Road.photo by Joe DubeParks ParksState ParksWithlacoochee State Trail: Parallels U.S. 41 through Citrus County 352-726-2251 Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park: 3400 N. Museum Pointe Crystal River 352-795-3817 photo by Loretta McDermid photo by DeeDee Pierce Wilcox photo by Jill Lyles 000J4RV

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F103 F90Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Some of the most sought after bird species that can be seen in Citrus County include the red-cockaded woodpecker, Bachmans sparrow, American white pelican, scrub jay and many more. Bluebird Springs One mile west of U.S. 19 at Yulee Drive and West Bradshaw Street in Homosassa Chassahowitzka River Trail Begins at the boat landing at the Chassahowitzka River Campground and follows the river to the National Wildlife Refuge at the end of Miss Maggie Drive Citrus Tract Part of the Withlacoochee State Forest bounded on the north by Gulf-to-Lake Highway (State Road 44) and on the south by County Road 480 Crystal Cove Trail, Crystal River Preserve State Park Starts at the Mullet Hole parking lot on the north side of Sailboat Avenue Crystal River Archeological State Park 3400 N. Museum Road, Crystal River Eagle Snag Trail Citrus County Landfill off State Road 44 Eco-Walk Trail, Crystal River Preserve State Park The trailhead is off U.S. 19, one mile south of Duke Energy on Curtis Tool Road Fort Cooper State Park 3100 S. Old Floral City Road, Inverness Fort Island Trail 12073 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River Loop Road Trail-Flying Eagle Preserve Take U.S. 41 to Eden Drive, which turns into Moccasin Slough Road, Inverness Johnson Pond Trail Two Mile Prairie is located on County Road 39 between State Road 200 and U.S. 41 Kings Bay Trail, Crystal River Wildlife Refuge Winds through Kings Bay around refuge islands north to Hunters Spring to the mouth of the Crystal River; only accessible by boat Inglis Island Trail A walking trail at the Inglis Dam on Lake Rousseau off Riverwood Road, one and a half miles east of U.S. 19 Mason Creek Trail Only accessible by boat at the end of Mason Creek Road in Old Homosassa Nature Coast Canoe Trail A 20-mile coastal marsh trail through the coastal planes of the St. Martins Aquatic Preserve and the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, it runs from Fort Island Trail park off U.S. 19 to Chassahowitzka Trail on Miss Maggie Drive Oystercatcher Trail, Withlacoochee Bay Spoil Islands An open-water trail around the islands created by the building of the barge canal Pepper Creek Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. Potts Preserve Trail Five miles north of lnverness at the end of Turner Camp Road Rooks Trail The Homosassa Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest begins two miles west of U.S. 19 on Burnt Bridge Road Withlacoochee Bay Trail and Felburn Park Follows the southside of the Florida Barge Canal to Withlacoochee Bay on the Gulf of Mexico photo by Joe DubeBirdsfrom Page F88 photo by Andy Treftz photo by Connie Welch photo by Connie Welch Slow Down And Enjoy The Old Homosassa Lifestyle... In front of each room is the porch with rocking chairs from which you may leisurely watch the beautiful Homosassa River. Or you may choose to explore thousands of acres of unspoiled wilderness and miles and miles of crystal clear grassy flats, making Homosassa one of the greatest fishing areas in the world. Let our staff direct you to great fishing, diving, swimming, dining, golfing, or whatever your heart desires. MacRaes offers free maps of the area upon arrival and has a rental boat fleet for day or night use. You might also want to try an excursion with a captain to see nature from a different perspective. Motel Tiki Bar THE SHED Boat Rentals Live Bait Fuel Snacks 5300 S. Cherokee Way, Homosassa 352-628-2602 www.macraesofhomosassa.com Down On The River 000IVHQ Slow Down And Enjoy The Old Homosassa Lifestyle... In front of each room is the porch with rocking chairs from which you may leisurely watch the beautiful Homosassa River. Or you may choose to explore thousands of acres of unspoiled wilderness and miles and miles of crystal clear grassy flats, making Homosassa one of the greatest fishing areas in the world. Let our staff direct you to great fishing, diving, swimming, dining, golfing, or whatever your heart desires. MacRaes offers free maps of the area upon arrival and has a rental boat fleet for day or night use. You might also want to try an excursion with a captain to see nature from a different perspective. Motel Tiki Bar THE SHED Boat Rentals Live Bait Fuel Snacks 5300 S. Cherokee Way, Homosassa 352-628-2602 www.macraesofhomosassa.com Down On The River 000IVHQ A Multi-Dealer Mall in Downtown InvernessTuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 12-5pm Located behind the Ice Cream Doctor000JBRH ANTIQUES VINTAGE TOYS JEWELRY CLOCKS PRIMITIVES GLASS FURNITUREWe Buy Antiques We Offer Estate Sales and Services Ser ving with Compassion Inv er ne ss Bev erly Hi ll s H omosassa (352) 726-2271 1-888-7HOOPER (746-6737) www.HooperFuneralHome.com 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2014 2014 2014 201 4 000J3TX

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F91 F102Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Camp N' Water Outdoor Resort: 11465 W. Priest Lane, Homosassa 352-628-2000 Chassahowitzka River Campground: 8600 W. Miss Maggie Drive, Homosassa 352-382-2200 Covered Wagon Campground: 6049 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa 352-628-4669 Crystal Isles Resort: 1419 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River 352-795-3772; 888-783-6763 Elite Resorts Rock Crusher Canyon: 275 S. Rock Crusher Road, Crystal River 1-800-356-2460; 352-685-1900 Encore SuperPark: 11419 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River 352-795-3774 Fort Cooper State Park: 3100 Old Floral City Road, Inverness 352-726-0315 Lake Rousseau RV Park Resort: 10811 N. Coveview Terrace, Crystal River 352-795-6336; 800-561-CAMP Lecanto Hills Mobile Home & RV Park: 4400 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Lecanto 352-746-4648 Nature Coast Landings RV Resort: 10173 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River 352-447-5820 Nature Resort Campground and Marina: 10359 W. Halls River Road, Homosassa 352-628-9544 Quail Roost RV Campground: 9835 N. Citrus Ave. Crystal River 352-563-0404 Riverside Lodge RV Resort and Cabins: 12561 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness 352-726-2002 Sandy Oaks RV Resort: 6760 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills 352-465-7233 Southwest Florida Water Management Save Our Rivers Projects: Primitive camping 800-423-1476 Turtle Creek RV Resort: 10200 W. Fishbowl Drive, Homosassa 352-628-2928 photo by David Hutchinson photo by Ted True photo by Linda Compson photo by Lisa SchmidtCamping photo by Marilyn Pruter photo by Marilyn Pruter photo by Ted True Bryant Park: 1611 Tuttle St., Inverness Playground, picnic tables Cooter Pond Park: 181 U.S. 41 South, Inverness Boardwalk with interpretive signage, picnic areas, a pavilion, walking paths and a nature trail Eden Park: 614 Park Lake, Inverness Fishing pier, boat ramp, grills, picnic tables and playground Highland Park: 3755 E. Kirk St., Inverness Playground and basketball Hillcrest Park: 301 Hunting Lodge Drive Inverness Lakefront picnic tables, grills and bank fishing Holden Community Park: 4229 S. Rainbow Drive, Inverness Five soccer fields, basketball, walking trail, picnic tables and playground Liberty Park: 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness Pavilions and sand courts Mossy Oak Park: 1056 Mossy Oak Drive, Inverness Lakefront picnic tables and grills Sportsmans Park: 95 N. Twin Lake Drive, Inverness Picnic tables and playground Wayside Park: 1010 State Road 44 E., Inverness Picnic tables and grills Wallace Brooks Park: 399 E. Dampier St., Inverness Playground, shuffleboard courts, fishing pier, picnic tables and grills Whispering Pines: 1700 Forest Dr., Inverness Tennis, racquetball, basketball, athletic fields, nature trails, pool, pavilions, picnic tables, playground and water playground photo by Peggy DeFranciscoParks ParksWhite Lake Park: 602 White Blvd., Inverness half-court basketball pad, benches, picnic table Lecanto Community Park: 3505 W. Educational Path, Lecanto Baseball field, two basketball courts, two multi-purpose fields, horseshoe pits, two racquetball courts, two tennis courts and jogging trail Inverness Lecanto photo by DeeDee Pierce Wilcox

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F101 F92Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 It might not officially be a part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, but the Eagle Snag Trail is still a favorite with bird watchers in Citrus County. It is part of the countys system of birding trails. Its a driving trail at a quirky location the Citrus County Landfill. But birders know that facilities like water treatment plants and landfills are great places to view and study rare birds up close. The trail provides opportunities to view many species of birds, but it is the best place in Citrus County to observe bald eagles in large quantities. Visitors may also see vultures and gulls in huge numbers as well. Other birds likely to be spotted are red-tailed and red-shouldered hawks, pileated woodpeckers, spring warblers, owls, chimney swift, swallows, sparrows, bobolinks and meadowlarks. Its best to visit this trail during the winter, when birds come by the thousands to scavenge at the landfill. The trail starts at the landfill office off of State Road 44 in Lecanto. Vistors should sign in at the office. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays. photo by Linda Compson Special to the ChronicleEagle Snag 000J6 6 6 INVERNESS (352) 344-1411 1601 W. Main Street Fax (352) 726-4966 HOMOSASSA (352) 628-1411 3335 S. Suncoast Blvd. Fax (352) 382-4966 Class A Class B Class C Fifth Wheels Travel Trailers Folding Trailers Starting in 1977, originally in the automobile industry, COMO RV SalesService and Body Shop has evolved into one of todays leading RV dealers. Theyve set the standard for growth and longevity with their pleasant, no pressure sales approach and competitive pricing, available financing, and COMPLETE SALES, SERVICE, BODY SHOP AND PARTS DEPARTMENT NEW & PREOWNED SALES & SERVICE SINCE 1977 www.comor v. com EMAIL rcomo@tampabay .rr .com wide selection of inventory including motor homes, fifth wheels, travel trailers and folding trailers. COMO R V also has a full service parts, accessories and collision department. In stock and ready to travel; they carry Dutchman Tr avel T railers, Keystone Fifth Wheels, Forest River-V iking Tr avel Tr ailers and Aliner camping trailer For the truck enthusiast, COMO R V now carries camp-lite slide-in campers. KEYSTONE ALINER CL AMSHELL Hwy. 44 Crystal River 795-9722 Licensed & Insured Lic. #RR0042388 1-888-474-2269 000J54A COMPLETE ALUMINUM SERVICE Screen Rooms Screen Room Conversions To Florida Rooms Glass, Acrylic & Vinyl Windows Seamless Gutters Hurricane Shutters Garage Screens Soffit, Fascia & Siding Screened Front Entries Decorator Screen Doors Blackshears II Aluminum YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT SPECIALISTS FOR OVER 37 YEARS pgtindustries.com Y our Replac ement Windo w Expert 000J86T STORE COUPON $ 100 OFF Your purchase of at least $799.00 Limit one per household. Excludes prior sales and special sale furniture. Fine Indoor And Outdoor Casual Furniture OCALA 2002 SW 17th Street 34471 800-301-8390 FRUITLAND PARK 2900 Eagles Nest Road 34731 352-315-8700 LOW PRICE GUARANTEE LOCAL OWNER/OPERATOR SINCE 1974! MANA TEE TOURS SCUBA DIVING Classes for all ages! KAY AK RENTALS Right from our Dock Double Kayaks $40 Single Kayaks $30 Half Da y www.birdsunderwater .com 320 NW US Hwy. 19, Crystal River 352-563-2763 000IYP6

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F93 F100Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Blue Run of Dunnellon Park: County Road 484 at Rainbow River Dunnellon 352-671-8560 Waterfront recreation opportunities Chatmire Community Park: 10999 S.W. 200 Ave., Dunnellon 352-671-8560 Picnic area and a playground Eugene Martin Park: W. Gene Martin Lane South Dunnellon Picnic tables, grills, softball, basketball and playground KP Hole: 9435 S.W. 190 Avenue Road Dunnellon 352-489-3055 Water recreation and tube, canoe and kayak rental Rainbow Neighborhood Park: 9801 190th Avenue Road Dunnellon 352-671-8560 Overflow parking for KP Hole Park as needed South Dunnellon Tot Lot: 1930 W. Test Court, Dunnellon Playground Floral Park: 9530 S. Parkside Ave., Floral City Picnic tables, tennis courts, racquetball, softball, basketball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, volleyball, soccer, picnic tables and playground equipment Keating Park: 8820 E. Metcalf Lane, Floral City Volleyball court Trails End Park: 7594 S. Old Oaks Drive, Floral City Fishing pier and playground photo by DeeDee Pierce WilcoxParks ParksDunnellon Floral CityWithlapopka Park: 11104 E. Flounder Drive, Floral City Playground Hernando Beach: 3699 E. Orange Drive, Hernando Beach, picnic tables, grills, volleyball, shuffleboard and playground Hernando Park: 2552 N. Railroad Way, Hernando Playground and basketball Bluebird Springs: 8950 W. Bluebird Springs Lane Homosassa Picnic tables, grills and playground Fire Station Park: 8350 W. Homosassa Trail Homosassa Picnic tables, grills and playground Homosassa Springs Recreation Park: 4210 S. Grandmarch Ave. Homosassa Baseball field, basketball court, two multi-purpose fields, two jogging trails, picnic tables, playground, six soccer fields and tennis court Hernando Homosassa At Triton Lumber We Now Carry . We stock all sizes from 2x4 to large timbers. We also specialize in special orders. We are also a full service hardwood supplier, rough sawn or dressed. We carry 1/4 3/4 4x8 sheets of plywood of most species including domestics & exotics. We also have veneers as well as molding and flooring in stock. We will cut and ship to your specs. DOMESTICS . Ash Cherry Hickory Hard Maple Soft Maple Mahogany Red Oak White Oak Walnut Cypress Birch Poplar More! EXOTICS . Teak Zebrawood Purpleheart Padauk Wenge More! Boat Lifts Floating Docks/Hardware Dock Hardware Marine Lumber Composite Decking Har dwood Lumber Mon. thru Fri. 7am to 5pm and Sat. 8am to 12:30PM 6971 W. Homosassa Trail, Homosassa, Fl 352-628-1400 Toll Free: 1-877-647-1400 tritonlumber@tampabay.rr.com 000IVHJ 000J65Y Whats Your Style? facebook.com/labelscitruscounty 208 TOMPKINS ST. I INVERNESS I (352) 419-7591 CRYSTAL RIVER MALL I (352) 364-4694 Its always time to have fun and look great in all you do. At LABELS, we can help you look your best and save money doing it! We buy and sell gently used premium brand name clothing, shoes, jewelry, purses, current basics, and one-of-a-kind items, size 00 to 20, XXS to 2XL and mens 26-38. Brand names include Abercrombie and Fitch, American Eagle, Aeropostale, Billabong, Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, Hollister, True Religion, BKE, Daytrip, Delias, H&M, Miss Me, Rue 21, and many others! It Really Is All About Y OU! JUNIOR/MISSES EASY LIVIN FURNITURE4100 W Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto 352 527-2558000JAL4 Making Citrus Comfortable for More than 25 Years Financing Available

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F99 F94Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Beverly Hills Park: 997 W. Roosevelt Blvd. Beverly Hills Jogging trail (dog walking allowed on trail) Central Ridge District Park: 6905 N. Lecanto Highway Beverly Hills Jogging trail (dog walking allowed on trail) Cooter Pond Park: 181 U.S. 41 South Inverness Walking/nature trail Crystal River Preserve State Park: 3266 N. Sailboat Ave. Crystal River 352-563-0450 Biking trail, hiking/nature trail Eagleton Park: S.J. Kellner Boulevard Beverly Hills Jogging trail (dog walking allowed on trail) Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park: 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa Springs 352-628-5343 Hiking/nature trail Floral Park: 9530 S. Parkside Ave. Floral City Jogging trail (dog walking allowed on trail) Flying Eagle Preserve: 11080 E. Moccasin Slough Road Inverness Bicycling trails, hiking Fort Cooper State Park: 3100 S. Old Floral City Road Inverness 352-726-0315 Hiking/nature trail Holden Community Park: 4229 S. Rainbow Drive Inverness Jogging trail (dog walking allowed on trails) Homosassa Springs Recreation Park: 4210 S. Grandmarch Ave. Homosassa Springs Jogging trail Lecanto Community Park: 3505 W. Educational Path Lecanto Jogging trail (dog walking allowed on trails) Liberty Park: 286 N. Apopka Ave. Inverness Bicycling trail, walking trail Potts Preserve: 2988 N. Hooty Point Inverness Bicycling trails, hiking Two Mile Prairie: 7160 N. Lecanto Highway Hernando Hiking trails Water Tower Park: 4 Laurenshire St. Beverly Hills Jogging trail (dog walking allowed on trail) Wallace Brooks Parks: 328 E. Dampier St. Inverness Pedestrian loop Whispering Pines Park: Forest Drive, Inverness Mountain bike trail, nature trails, dog walking trail Withlacoochee Bay Trail/ Felburn Park Trailhead: U.S. 19 just south of the Cross Florida Barge Canal Bridge 352-447-1720 www.floridagreenwaysand trails.org Paved trail Withlacoochee State Forest: 157,479 total acres in four counties Hiking trails, bicycling trails Withlacoochee State Trail: Trailhead can be accessed at the following locations: ~ Off U.S. 41, turn west on Citrus Springs Boulevard South, approximately one-quarter mile on left, Citrus Springs ~ North Apopka Avenue, go left approximately 3/10 of a mile and look for kiosk, Inverness ~ County Road 48, Floral City ~ U.S. 41 and County Road 486, Hernando Hiking trail, walking trail, mountain biking trail, biking trailphoto by Andy Treftz Hiking and biking trailsphoto by Connie Welch photo by Jill Lyles Beverly Hills Community Park: 997 W. Roosevelt Blvd. Beverly Hills Softball, basketball, skate park, walking trail and picnic tables Central Ridge District Park: 6905 N. Lecanto Highway Beverly Hills Three baseball fields and a softball field Eagleton Park: New York Boulevard, Beverly Hills Park benches Water Tower Park: 4 Laurenshire St., Beverly Hills Jogging trail, picnic tables and playground Citrus Springs Tennis Courts: 9940 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Tennis courts Wesley Jones Park: 2510 W. Castina Drive Citrus Springs Basketball court, picnic tables, playground, softball field and volleyball Bicentennial Park: 501 N. Baseball Point Crystal River Picnic tables, tennis courts, racquetball, baseball, basketball, playground equipment and pool Copeland Park: 850 N.E. Third St. Crystal River Pavilion, playground, picnic area, basketball court and fishing pond photo by Jill LylesParks ParksBeverly Hills Citrus Springs Crystal RiverFort Island Gulf Beach: 16000 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River Beach, volleyball, grills and picnic tables Fort Island Trail Park: 12073 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River Boat ramps and docks, fishing pier and picnic facilities Hunters Spring Park: 104 N.E. First Ave., Crystal River Pavilion, picnic area with grills, pier, kayak launch and beach Kings Bay Park: 268 N.W. Third St., Crystal River Two pavillions, picnic shelter, playground,fishing dock LeGrone Park: 425 S.E. Eighth Ave., Crystal River Playground, tennis court, racquetball court Little Springs Park: 634 N.W. Second Ave. Crystal River (behind City Hall) Creative Playground, gazebo, picnic tables Ozello Community Park: 410 N. Pirate Point, Crystal River Picnic tables and boat ramp Ozello Park: 2045 S. John Brown Drive Crystal River Picnic tables

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F95 F98Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 As an everyday discovery for bicyclists, in-line skaters, dog-walkers and joggers, the unique linear park known as the Withlacoochee State Trail is part of the Florida Rails to Trails program. The 46-mile trail is paved with recycled rubber and follows the abandoned CSX railroad route that was the corridor in the city of Inverness in the late 1800s. The only remains of that railroads activities are cement mileage and whistle markers, the Lake Henderson Trestle and the Inverness Depot built in 1892. The state-owned tract is only 100 feet wide, with the average span of asphalt only 12 feet wide. A dirt equestrian path parallels the entire route. www.railstotrailsonline.com photo by Ted TrueRails to Trails photo by Linda Compson photo by Linda Compson photo by Linda Compson photo by Ted True I love Citrus County because there are lots of fun playgrounds and things to do on the water! Colton Lyles photo by Joe Dube Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park We love the wildlife park.Jace and Caden Probably the best place to get up close and personal with most of Floridas wildlife, offering visitors that rare opportunity to observe native animals, birds and plant life in their natural setting, is the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Visitors can go below the waters surface to enter the parks Fish Bowl to view manatees swimming among freshwater and saltwater fish. Shaded paths and boardwalks lead the way to encounters with bears, cougars, bobcats, otters and islands teaming with colorful birds among the lush vegetation. Space your leisurely walks to take part in the various educational programs and feedings, or perhaps make a visit to the Childrens Education Center or one of the two gift shops. 352-628-5343 www.floridastateparks.org Eie Schier Eie Schier 000J2S5 Vow to make your wedding day hassle free. True Value Company. All rights reserved. Party Plus at Taylor Rental 8081 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Crystal River, FL 34429 352-795-5600 www.taylorrentalcrystalriver.com M-F: 7 AM 6 PM Sat: 7 AM 4 PM Sun: 9 AM 3 PM Tables and chairs. Champagne fountains. China and table linens. Your wedding day can be beautiful and effortless when you leave the details to us. Say I do to our party-ready supplies and expert advice. From backhoes to wedding arches, we have all your rental needs covered. Your outdoor power equipment headquarters with Exmark mowers, Husqvarna and Echo power tools, and we service most power equipment. So from trailer hitches and repairs to tables and chairs, call us for all of your rental needs.

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F96Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F97 arksEllie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park Beverly Hills Parks Citrus Springs Parks Crystal River Parks Dunnellon Parks Floral City Parks An area of land, usually in a natural state, for the enjoyment of the public Pphoto by Joe DubeHernando Parks Homosassa Parks Inverness Parks Lecanto Parks State Parks 000J8O4 Discover the Chronicle... Discover Citrus CountySubscribe Today

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F96Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F97 arksEllie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park Beverly Hills Parks Citrus Springs Parks Crystal River Parks Dunnellon Parks Floral City Parks An area of land, usually in a natural state, for the enjoyment of the public Pphoto by Joe DubeHernando Parks Homosassa Parks Inverness Parks Lecanto Parks State Parks 000J8O4 Discover the Chronicle... Discover Citrus CountySubscribe Today

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F95 F98Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 As an everyday discovery for bicyclists, in-line skaters, dog-walkers and joggers, the unique linear park known as the Withlacoochee State Trail is part of the Florida Rails to Trails program. The 46-mile trail is paved with recycled rubber and follows the abandoned CSX railroad route that was the corridor in the city of Inverness in the late 1800s. The only remains of that railroads activities are cement mileage and whistle markers, the Lake Henderson Trestle and the Inverness Depot built in 1892. The state-owned tract is only 100 feet wide, with the average span of asphalt only 12 feet wide. A dirt equestrian path parallels the entire route. www.railstotrailsonline.com photo by Ted TrueRails to Trails photo by Linda Compson photo by Linda Compson photo by Linda Compson photo by Ted True I love Citrus County because there are lots of fun playgrounds and things to do on the water! Colton Lyles photo by Joe Dube Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park We love the wildlife park.Jace and Caden Probably the best place to get up close and personal with most of Floridas wildlife, offering visitors that rare opportunity to observe native animals, birds and plant life in their natural setting, is the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Visitors can go below the waters surface to enter the parks Fish Bowl to view manatees swimming among freshwater and saltwater fish. Shaded paths and boardwalks lead the way to encounters with bears, cougars, bobcats, otters and islands teaming with colorful birds among the lush vegetation. Space your leisurely walks to take part in the various educational programs and feedings, or perhaps make a visit to the Childrens Education Center or one of the two gift shops. 352-628-5343 www.floridastateparks.org Eie Schier Eie Schier 000J2S5 Vow to make your wedding day hassle free. True Value Company. All rights reserved. Party Plus at Taylor Rental 8081 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Crystal River, FL 34429 352-795-5600 www.taylorrentalcrystalriver.com M-F: 7 AM 6 PM Sat: 7 AM 4 PM Sun: 9 AM 3 PM Tables and chairs. Champagne fountains. China and table linens. Your wedding day can be beautiful and effortless when you leave the details to us. Say I do to our party-ready supplies and expert advice. From backhoes to wedding arches, we have all your rental needs covered. Your outdoor power equipment headquarters with Exmark mowers, Husqvarna and Echo power tools, and we service most power equipment. So from trailer hitches and repairs to tables and chairs, call us for all of your rental needs.

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F99 F94Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Beverly Hills Park: 997 W. Roosevelt Blvd. Beverly Hills Jogging trail (dog walking allowed on trail) Central Ridge District Park: 6905 N. Lecanto Highway Beverly Hills Jogging trail (dog walking allowed on trail) Cooter Pond Park: 181 U.S. 41 South Inverness Walking/nature trail Crystal River Preserve State Park: 3266 N. Sailboat Ave. Crystal River 352-563-0450 Biking trail, hiking/nature trail Eagleton Park: S.J. Kellner Boulevard Beverly Hills Jogging trail (dog walking allowed on trail) Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park: 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa Springs 352-628-5343 Hiking/nature trail Floral Park: 9530 S. Parkside Ave. Floral City Jogging trail (dog walking allowed on trail) Flying Eagle Preserve: 11080 E. Moccasin Slough Road Inverness Bicycling trails, hiking Fort Cooper State Park: 3100 S. Old Floral City Road Inverness 352-726-0315 Hiking/nature trail Holden Community Park: 4229 S. Rainbow Drive Inverness Jogging trail (dog walking allowed on trails) Homosassa Springs Recreation Park: 4210 S. Grandmarch Ave. Homosassa Springs Jogging trail Lecanto Community Park: 3505 W. Educational Path Lecanto Jogging trail (dog walking allowed on trails) Liberty Park: 286 N. Apopka Ave. Inverness Bicycling trail, walking trail Potts Preserve: 2988 N. Hooty Point Inverness Bicycling trails, hiking Two Mile Prairie: 7160 N. Lecanto Highway Hernando Hiking trails Water Tower Park: 4 Laurenshire St. Beverly Hills Jogging trail (dog walking allowed on trail) Wallace Brooks Parks: 328 E. Dampier St. Inverness Pedestrian loop Whispering Pines Park: Forest Drive, Inverness Mountain bike trail, nature trails, dog walking trail Withlacoochee Bay Trail/ Felburn Park Trailhead: U.S. 19 just south of the Cross Florida Barge Canal Bridge 352-447-1720 www.floridagreenwaysand trails.org Paved trail Withlacoochee State Forest: 157,479 total acres in four counties Hiking trails, bicycling trails Withlacoochee State Trail: Trailhead can be accessed at the following locations: ~ Off U.S. 41, turn west on Citrus Springs Boulevard South, approximately one-quarter mile on left, Citrus Springs ~ North Apopka Avenue, go left approximately 3/10 of a mile and look for kiosk, Inverness ~ County Road 48, Floral City ~ U.S. 41 and County Road 486, Hernando Hiking trail, walking trail, mountain biking trail, biking trailphoto by Andy Treftz Hiking and biking trailsphoto by Connie Welch photo by Jill Lyles Beverly Hills Community Park: 997 W. Roosevelt Blvd. Beverly Hills Softball, basketball, skate park, walking trail and picnic tables Central Ridge District Park: 6905 N. Lecanto Highway Beverly Hills Three baseball fields and a softball field Eagleton Park: New York Boulevard, Beverly Hills Park benches Water Tower Park: 4 Laurenshire St., Beverly Hills Jogging trail, picnic tables and playground Citrus Springs Tennis Courts: 9940 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Tennis courts Wesley Jones Park: 2510 W. Castina Drive Citrus Springs Basketball court, picnic tables, playground, softball field and volleyball Bicentennial Park: 501 N. Baseball Point Crystal River Picnic tables, tennis courts, racquetball, baseball, basketball, playground equipment and pool Copeland Park: 850 N.E. Third St. Crystal River Pavilion, playground, picnic area, basketball court and fishing pond photo by Jill LylesParks ParksBeverly Hills Citrus Springs Crystal RiverFort Island Gulf Beach: 16000 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River Beach, volleyball, grills and picnic tables Fort Island Trail Park: 12073 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River Boat ramps and docks, fishing pier and picnic facilities Hunters Spring Park: 104 N.E. First Ave., Crystal River Pavilion, picnic area with grills, pier, kayak launch and beach Kings Bay Park: 268 N.W. Third St., Crystal River Two pavillions, picnic shelter, playground,fishing dock LeGrone Park: 425 S.E. Eighth Ave., Crystal River Playground, tennis court, racquetball court Little Springs Park: 634 N.W. Second Ave. Crystal River (behind City Hall) Creative Playground, gazebo, picnic tables Ozello Community Park: 410 N. Pirate Point, Crystal River Picnic tables and boat ramp Ozello Park: 2045 S. John Brown Drive Crystal River Picnic tables

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F93 F100Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Blue Run of Dunnellon Park: County Road 484 at Rainbow River Dunnellon 352-671-8560 Waterfront recreation opportunities Chatmire Community Park: 10999 S.W. 200 Ave., Dunnellon 352-671-8560 Picnic area and a playground Eugene Martin Park: W. Gene Martin Lane South Dunnellon Picnic tables, grills, softball, basketball and playground KP Hole: 9435 S.W. 190 Avenue Road Dunnellon 352-489-3055 Water recreation and tube, canoe and kayak rental Rainbow Neighborhood Park: 9801 190th Avenue Road Dunnellon 352-671-8560 Overflow parking for KP Hole Park as needed South Dunnellon Tot Lot: 1930 W. Test Court, Dunnellon Playground Floral Park: 9530 S. Parkside Ave., Floral City Picnic tables, tennis courts, racquetball, softball, basketball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, volleyball, soccer, picnic tables and playground equipment Keating Park: 8820 E. Metcalf Lane, Floral City Volleyball court Trails End Park: 7594 S. Old Oaks Drive, Floral City Fishing pier and playground photo by DeeDee Pierce WilcoxParks ParksDunnellon Floral CityWithlapopka Park: 11104 E. Flounder Drive, Floral City Playground Hernando Beach: 3699 E. Orange Drive, Hernando Beach, picnic tables, grills, volleyball, shuffleboard and playground Hernando Park: 2552 N. Railroad Way, Hernando Playground and basketball Bluebird Springs: 8950 W. Bluebird Springs Lane Homosassa Picnic tables, grills and playground Fire Station Park: 8350 W. Homosassa Trail Homosassa Picnic tables, grills and playground Homosassa Springs Recreation Park: 4210 S. Grandmarch Ave. Homosassa Baseball field, basketball court, two multi-purpose fields, two jogging trails, picnic tables, playground, six soccer fields and tennis court Hernando Homosassa At Triton Lumber We Now Carry . We stock all sizes from 2x4 to large timbers. We also specialize in special orders. We are also a full service hardwood supplier, rough sawn or dressed. We carry 1/4 3/4 4x8 sheets of plywood of most species including domestics & exotics. We also have veneers as well as molding and flooring in stock. We will cut and ship to your specs. DOMESTICS . Ash Cherry Hickory Hard Maple Soft Maple Mahogany Red Oak White Oak Walnut Cypress Birch Poplar More! EXOTICS . Teak Zebrawood Purpleheart Padauk Wenge More! Boat Lifts Floating Docks/Hardware Dock Hardware Marine Lumber Composite Decking Har dwood Lumber Mon. thru Fri. 7am to 5pm and Sat. 8am to 12:30PM 6971 W. Homosassa Trail, Homosassa, Fl 352-628-1400 Toll Free: 1-877-647-1400 tritonlumber@tampabay.rr.com 000IVHJ 000J65Y Whats Your Style? facebook.com/labelscitruscounty 208 TOMPKINS ST. I INVERNESS I (352) 419-7591 CRYSTAL RIVER MALL I (352) 364-4694 Its always time to have fun and look great in all you do. At LABELS, we can help you look your best and save money doing it! We buy and sell gently used premium brand name clothing, shoes, jewelry, purses, current basics, and one-of-a-kind items, size 00 to 20, XXS to 2XL and mens 26-38. Brand names include Abercrombie and Fitch, American Eagle, Aeropostale, Billabong, Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, Hollister, True Religion, BKE, Daytrip, Delias, H&M, Miss Me, Rue 21, and many others! It Really Is All About Y OU! JUNIOR/MISSES EASY LIVIN FURNITURE4100 W Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto 352 527-2558000JAL4 Making Citrus Comfortable for More than 25 Years Financing Available

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F101 F92Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 It might not officially be a part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, but the Eagle Snag Trail is still a favorite with bird watchers in Citrus County. It is part of the countys system of birding trails. Its a driving trail at a quirky location the Citrus County Landfill. But birders know that facilities like water treatment plants and landfills are great places to view and study rare birds up close. The trail provides opportunities to view many species of birds, but it is the best place in Citrus County to observe bald eagles in large quantities. Visitors may also see vultures and gulls in huge numbers as well. Other birds likely to be spotted are red-tailed and red-shouldered hawks, pileated woodpeckers, spring warblers, owls, chimney swift, swallows, sparrows, bobolinks and meadowlarks. Its best to visit this trail during the winter, when birds come by the thousands to scavenge at the landfill. The trail starts at the landfill office off of State Road 44 in Lecanto. Vistors should sign in at the office. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays. photo by Linda Compson Special to the ChronicleEagle Snag 000J6 6 6 INVERNESS (352) 344-1411 1601 W. Main Street Fax (352) 726-4966 HOMOSASSA (352) 628-1411 3335 S. Suncoast Blvd. Fax (352) 382-4966 Class A Class B Class C Fifth Wheels Travel Trailers Folding Trailers Starting in 1977, originally in the automobile industry, COMO RV SalesService and Body Shop has evolved into one of todays leading RV dealers. Theyve set the standard for growth and longevity with their pleasant, no pressure sales approach and competitive pricing, available financing, and COMPLETE SALES, SERVICE, BODY SHOP AND PARTS DEPARTMENT NEW & PREOWNED SALES & SERVICE SINCE 1977 www.comor v. com EMAIL rcomo@tampabay .rr .com wide selection of inventory including motor homes, fifth wheels, travel trailers and folding trailers. COMO R V also has a full service parts, accessories and collision department. In stock and ready to travel; they carry Dutchman Tr avel T railers, Keystone Fifth Wheels, Forest River-V iking Tr avel Tr ailers and Aliner camping trailer For the truck enthusiast, COMO R V now carries camp-lite slide-in campers. KEYSTONE ALINER CL AMSHELL Hwy. 44 Crystal River 795-9722 Licensed & Insured Lic. #RR0042388 1-888-474-2269 000J54A COMPLETE ALUMINUM SERVICE Screen Rooms Screen Room Conversions To Florida Rooms Glass, Acrylic & Vinyl Windows Seamless Gutters Hurricane Shutters Garage Screens Soffit, Fascia & Siding Screened Front Entries Decorator Screen Doors Blackshears II Aluminum YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT SPECIALISTS FOR OVER 37 YEARS pgtindustries.com Y our Replac ement Windo w Expert 000J86T STORE COUPON $ 100 OFF Your purchase of at least $799.00 Limit one per household. Excludes prior sales and special sale furniture. Fine Indoor And Outdoor Casual Furniture OCALA 2002 SW 17th Street 34471 800-301-8390 FRUITLAND PARK 2900 Eagles Nest Road 34731 352-315-8700 LOW PRICE GUARANTEE LOCAL OWNER/OPERATOR SINCE 1974! MANA TEE TOURS SCUBA DIVING Classes for all ages! KAY AK RENTALS Right from our Dock Double Kayaks $40 Single Kayaks $30 Half Da y www.birdsunderwater .com 320 NW US Hwy. 19, Crystal River 352-563-2763 000IYP6

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F91 F102Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Camp N' Water Outdoor Resort: 11465 W. Priest Lane, Homosassa 352-628-2000 Chassahowitzka River Campground: 8600 W. Miss Maggie Drive, Homosassa 352-382-2200 Covered Wagon Campground: 6049 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa 352-628-4669 Crystal Isles Resort: 1419 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River 352-795-3772; 888-783-6763 Elite Resorts Rock Crusher Canyon: 275 S. Rock Crusher Road, Crystal River 1-800-356-2460; 352-685-1900 Encore SuperPark: 11419 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River 352-795-3774 Fort Cooper State Park: 3100 Old Floral City Road, Inverness 352-726-0315 Lake Rousseau RV Park Resort: 10811 N. Coveview Terrace, Crystal River 352-795-6336; 800-561-CAMP Lecanto Hills Mobile Home & RV Park: 4400 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Lecanto 352-746-4648 Nature Coast Landings RV Resort: 10173 N. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River 352-447-5820 Nature Resort Campground and Marina: 10359 W. Halls River Road, Homosassa 352-628-9544 Quail Roost RV Campground: 9835 N. Citrus Ave. Crystal River 352-563-0404 Riverside Lodge RV Resort and Cabins: 12561 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness 352-726-2002 Sandy Oaks RV Resort: 6760 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills 352-465-7233 Southwest Florida Water Management Save Our Rivers Projects: Primitive camping 800-423-1476 Turtle Creek RV Resort: 10200 W. Fishbowl Drive, Homosassa 352-628-2928 photo by David Hutchinson photo by Ted True photo by Linda Compson photo by Lisa SchmidtCamping photo by Marilyn Pruter photo by Marilyn Pruter photo by Ted True Bryant Park: 1611 Tuttle St., Inverness Playground, picnic tables Cooter Pond Park: 181 U.S. 41 South, Inverness Boardwalk with interpretive signage, picnic areas, a pavilion, walking paths and a nature trail Eden Park: 614 Park Lake, Inverness Fishing pier, boat ramp, grills, picnic tables and playground Highland Park: 3755 E. Kirk St., Inverness Playground and basketball Hillcrest Park: 301 Hunting Lodge Drive Inverness Lakefront picnic tables, grills and bank fishing Holden Community Park: 4229 S. Rainbow Drive, Inverness Five soccer fields, basketball, walking trail, picnic tables and playground Liberty Park: 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness Pavilions and sand courts Mossy Oak Park: 1056 Mossy Oak Drive, Inverness Lakefront picnic tables and grills Sportsmans Park: 95 N. Twin Lake Drive, Inverness Picnic tables and playground Wayside Park: 1010 State Road 44 E., Inverness Picnic tables and grills Wallace Brooks Park: 399 E. Dampier St., Inverness Playground, shuffleboard courts, fishing pier, picnic tables and grills Whispering Pines: 1700 Forest Dr., Inverness Tennis, racquetball, basketball, athletic fields, nature trails, pool, pavilions, picnic tables, playground and water playground photo by Peggy DeFranciscoParks ParksWhite Lake Park: 602 White Blvd., Inverness half-court basketball pad, benches, picnic table Lecanto Community Park: 3505 W. Educational Path, Lecanto Baseball field, two basketball courts, two multi-purpose fields, horseshoe pits, two racquetball courts, two tennis courts and jogging trail Inverness Lecanto photo by DeeDee Pierce Wilcox

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F103 F90Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Some of the most sought after bird species that can be seen in Citrus County include the red-cockaded woodpecker, Bachmans sparrow, American white pelican, scrub jay and many more. Bluebird Springs One mile west of U.S. 19 at Yulee Drive and West Bradshaw Street in Homosassa Chassahowitzka River Trail Begins at the boat landing at the Chassahowitzka River Campground and follows the river to the National Wildlife Refuge at the end of Miss Maggie Drive Citrus Tract Part of the Withlacoochee State Forest bounded on the north by Gulf-to-Lake Highway (State Road 44) and on the south by County Road 480 Crystal Cove Trail, Crystal River Preserve State Park Starts at the Mullet Hole parking lot on the north side of Sailboat Avenue Crystal River Archeological State Park 3400 N. Museum Road, Crystal River Eagle Snag Trail Citrus County Landfill off State Road 44 Eco-Walk Trail, Crystal River Preserve State Park The trailhead is off U.S. 19, one mile south of Duke Energy on Curtis Tool Road Fort Cooper State Park 3100 S. Old Floral City Road, Inverness Fort Island Trail 12073 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River Loop Road Trail-Flying Eagle Preserve Take U.S. 41 to Eden Drive, which turns into Moccasin Slough Road, Inverness Johnson Pond Trail Two Mile Prairie is located on County Road 39 between State Road 200 and U.S. 41 Kings Bay Trail, Crystal River Wildlife Refuge Winds through Kings Bay around refuge islands north to Hunters Spring to the mouth of the Crystal River; only accessible by boat Inglis Island Trail A walking trail at the Inglis Dam on Lake Rousseau off Riverwood Road, one and a half miles east of U.S. 19 Mason Creek Trail Only accessible by boat at the end of Mason Creek Road in Old Homosassa Nature Coast Canoe Trail A 20-mile coastal marsh trail through the coastal planes of the St. Martins Aquatic Preserve and the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, it runs from Fort Island Trail park off U.S. 19 to Chassahowitzka Trail on Miss Maggie Drive Oystercatcher Trail, Withlacoochee Bay Spoil Islands An open-water trail around the islands created by the building of the barge canal Pepper Creek Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. Potts Preserve Trail Five miles north of lnverness at the end of Turner Camp Road Rooks Trail The Homosassa Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest begins two miles west of U.S. 19 on Burnt Bridge Road Withlacoochee Bay Trail and Felburn Park Follows the southside of the Florida Barge Canal to Withlacoochee Bay on the Gulf of Mexico photo by Joe DubeBirdsfrom Page F88 photo by Andy Treftz photo by Connie Welch photo by Connie Welch Slow Down And Enjoy The Old Homosassa Lifestyle... In front of each room is the porch with rocking chairs from which you may leisurely watch the beautiful Homosassa River. Or you may choose to explore thousands of acres of unspoiled wilderness and miles and miles of crystal clear grassy flats, making Homosassa one of the greatest fishing areas in the world. Let our staff direct you to great fishing, diving, swimming, dining, golfing, or whatever your heart desires. MacRaes offers free maps of the area upon arrival and has a rental boat fleet for day or night use. You might also want to try an excursion with a captain to see nature from a different perspective. Motel Tiki Bar THE SHED Boat Rentals Live Bait Fuel Snacks 5300 S. Cherokee Way, Homosassa 352-628-2602 www.macraesofhomosassa.com Down On The River 000IVHQ Slow Down And Enjoy The Old Homosassa Lifestyle... In front of each room is the porch with rocking chairs from which you may leisurely watch the beautiful Homosassa River. Or you may choose to explore thousands of acres of unspoiled wilderness and miles and miles of crystal clear grassy flats, making Homosassa one of the greatest fishing areas in the world. Let our staff direct you to great fishing, diving, swimming, dining, golfing, or whatever your heart desires. MacRaes offers free maps of the area upon arrival and has a rental boat fleet for day or night use. You might also want to try an excursion with a captain to see nature from a different perspective. Motel Tiki Bar THE SHED Boat Rentals Live Bait Fuel Snacks 5300 S. Cherokee Way, Homosassa 352-628-2602 www.macraesofhomosassa.com Down On The River 000IVHQ A Multi-Dealer Mall in Downtown InvernessTuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 12-5pm Located behind the Ice Cream Doctor000JBRH ANTIQUES VINTAGE TOYS JEWELRY CLOCKS PRIMITIVES GLASS FURNITUREWe Buy Antiques We Offer Estate Sales and Services Ser ving with Compassion Inv er ne ss Bev erly Hi ll s H omosassa (352) 726-2271 1-888-7HOOPER (746-6737) www.HooperFuneralHome.com 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2014 2014 2014 201 4 000J3TX

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F89 F104Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Crystal River Archaeological State Park: 3400 N. Museum Point Crystal River 352-795-3817 Crystal River Preserve State Park: 3266 N. Sailboat Ave. Crystal River 352-563-0450 Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park: 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa 352-628-5343 Fort Cooper State Park: 3100 S. Old Floral City Road Inverness 352-726-0315 Rainbow Springs State Park: 19158 S.W. 81st Place Road Dunnellon, FL 34432 352-465-8555 8 a.m. until sundown The Rainbow River is popular for swimming, snorkeling, canoeing and kayaking. Canoes and kayaks can be rented at the headsprings. A picnic area at the spring includes tables, grills, and pavilions. For large gatherings, private pavilions can be reserved. Tubing is not allowed in the headsprings area of the park. Other restrictions apply to use of the headsprings, such as swimming is only allowed in designated areas, no scuba gear, motors on watercraft and no paddle boards are permitted, etc. Please call ahead to inquire about restrictions. Tubers can launch at the tube entrance on S.W. 180th Avenue Road. The campground entrance for a full-facility campground is about nine miles from the day-use area. The headsprings entrance is located three miles north of Dunnellon on the east side of U.S. 41. The campground is located on S.W. 180th Avenue Road about two miles north of County Road 484 and two miles south of State Road 40. The Tube Entrance is located 1.4 miles south of the campground Entrance on S.W. 180th Avenue Road.photo by Joe DubeParks ParksState ParksWithlacoochee State Trail: Parallels U.S. 41 through Citrus County 352-726-2251 Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park: 3400 N. Museum Pointe Crystal River 352-795-3817 photo by Loretta McDermid photo by DeeDee Pierce Wilcox photo by Jill Lyles 000J4RV

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F105 F88Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Robert Strickland Citrus County is an outdoorsmans paradise. So many opportunities abound throughout the county to view and interact with our environment and the abundant wildlife. I love to be outside in Citrus County. I am amazed daily by the beauty of the Real Florida that surrounds us here.Connie WelchBirding Trails Birding TrailsThe Citrus County Birding Trail is part of the west section of the Great Florida Birding Trail. The 18 birding trails created for the Great Florida Birding Trail program take advantage of Citrus Countys diversified features and its habitat for birds. The county trail system is divided into the three natural ecological characterizations that make up the geography of the county. Coastal Region from the Gulf of Mexico to U.S. 19. The Brooksville Ridge Region from U.S. 19 to U.S. 41. The Tsala Apopka Lake Region bounded on the east by the Withlacoochee River. The Withlacoochee River serves as the eastern and northern boundary of the county. see BIRDS Page F90 photo by Joe Dube photo by Jill Lyles photo by Joe Dube photo by Jill Lyles photo by Jill Lyles photo by Joe Dube photo by Joe Dube 000JBLL COUPON to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park With this ad for up to 6 in party. Not to be used with other offers. Expires 3/31/15 Visitor Center on US 19. Homosassa Springs 352-628-5343 www.floridastateparks.org/homosassa Walk Under Water in the Spring of 10,000 Fish See Our New Florida Panther Kitten, Endangered Red Wolves, Whooping Cranes, Key Deer and West Indian Manatees Daily Manatee and Alligator Programs and Wildlife Encounters 000J42A Mark Your Calendars for These Upcoming Park Events: Oct 24 & 25: 6pm-10pm Haunted Tram Rides Nightly Dec. 19-24 & Dec 26 Celebration OF LIGHTS April 4, 2015 starting at 9am EASTER EGG HUNT 20 % OFF REGULAR ADMISSION CCC-Disc Meet Yum a! Our New Florida Panther Kitten

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F85 000G152 FLORAL CITY FLORAL CITY F108Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 uiltersCitrus County Cracker Quilters Guild Inc. Citrus Friendship Quilters Guild Creative Quilters of Citrus County Rainbow Quilters One who sews small pieces of cloth together in a pattern QChronicle file photo Floral City, Fl RESORT RESORT RESORT 000J66F The Withlacoochee State T rail is Across From Our Entrance Relocating, or just need some time with the family away from the hustle & bustle? Come and stay in one of our comfortable furnished cabins, at affordable prices, and let the world go by. Lakefront & Lakeview Efficiency Cabins RV sites With Full Hookups Boat Ramp Boat Rentals Fishing Docks 3 Miles to Golf Course Daily, Weekly & Monthly Rates Retirement Mobile Home Community 8801 E. Moonrise Lane, Lot 18, Floral City, Florida 34436 352/726-2553 www.moonriseresort.com 800/665-6701 000J66H Or namental Handcrafted Y ard Art and Plant Stands Collectibles Antiques Much More! Y ARD ART & PLANTS 000J1RD 000IZLZ THE PRIDE OF FLORAL CITY THE PRIDE OF THE PRIDE OF FLORAL FLORAL CITY CITY Historic Floral City, U.S.A. WAYNESCITRUSCYCLES.COM 352-419-6544 Historic Floral City, U.S.A. WAYNESCITRUSCYCLES.COM 352-419-6544 Historic Floral City, U.S.A. WAYNESCITRUSCYCLES.COM 352-419-6544 35 YRS. EXPERIENCE HARLEY SERVICE HARLEY EXTENDED WARRANTY QUALITY COLLISION REPAIRS OEM PARTS AND ACCESSORIES (ALL MAKES) S&S ENGINE SPECIALIST SERVICING METRIC CRUISERS 000J66A Send all your friends & family a healthy, tasty gift of Floridas finest citrus! Ferris Groves Ferris Groves 7607 S. Florida Ave., Floral City, FL 34436 (352) 860-0388 (800) 872-7318 Licensed Gift Fruit Shipper Always Fully Guaranteed VISIT OUR HISTORIC ROADSIDE STORE IN DOWNTOWN FLORAL CITY A True Taste of Floridas Past. www.ferris g roves.com STAINED GLASS ART SALES & SUPPLIES OPEN: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., & Sat. 10am 3pm Tues. 7pm 9pm TOUCH OF GLASS BY SUSAN TOUCH OF GLASS BY SUSAN Custom Stained Glass Windows Cabinet Inserts Suncatchers Repairs Stained Glass Art Classes by Susan Tues.,Wed. & Thurs. Custom Stained Glass Windows Cabinet Inserts Suncatchers Repairs 6040 S. Florida Ave ., Floral City, FL (352) 726-1765 000J66G (352) 726-1765 W ere your friendly hometown hardware store with everything you need and more! Flor al City Har dwar e 726-307 9 Hwy 48 on the Avenue of Oaks in Floral City PROPANE Water Pump Service for 2 & 4 Wells WE SELL SOUTHERN STA TE FEED SMALL DOG GROOMING DOG TRAINING DOGGIE DAY CARE 7360 S. F LORIDA A VE ., F LORAL C ITY J UDY H AMILTON DBA 352 341 0099 352 341 0099 000JBRI Precious Paws Rescue, Inc.

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F109 F84Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Joe Dube photo by Joe Dube photo by Joe Dube photo by Joe Dube photo by Joe Dube photo by Joe Dube Chronicle file photo Quilting Clubs Quilting ClubsCitrus County Cracker Quilters Guild Inc. 11 a.m. 3 p.m. first Wednesday Pine Ridge Community Center Pine Ridge residents and their guests only Carole 352-527-3034 Citrus Friendship Quilters Guild 1:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays Lake Regions Library 1511 Druid Rd., Inverness 352-726-7805 or 352-344-5858 Citrusfriendsquilters.org Creative Quilters of Citrus County 9:30 a.m. second Wednesday St. Anns Episcopal Church 9870 W. Fort Island Trail Crystal River Creativequiltersofcitruscounty.com 352-382-7673 jnovak@creativequiltersofcitrus county.com Rainbow Quilters 10 a.m. Thursday Citrus Springs Community Center 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Roxanne 352-465-5170 000J4JV The Plantation on Crystal River has catered Citrus Countys premier events for over fifty years. We offer the best indoor and outdoor banquet facilities in the area for business conferences, anniversary celebrations, wedding ceremonies & receptions, or holiday parties. Whether your event is for a group of friends or a family reunion dating back five generations, we can help you make it perfectly memorable. 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL PlantationOnCrystalRiver.com Call Or Click Today 352.795.4211 The Place to Stay & Play A Great Location for Your Next Vacation, Meeting, Retreat, Reunion or Day Time Adventure. Featuring: The West 82 Bar & Grill 18 Holes of Championship Golf Plantation Adventure Center & Dive Shop SPA BLEU at Plantation 196 Warmly Appointed Guest Rooms & Villas

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F111 F134Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Looking at Cooter Pond today, few would guess that it was once a drainage retention area. And whether there is a sunken locomotive at the bottom may also be a legend the pond holds as secret, only sharing the real story with a select gator or two. The city of Inverness has improved the park by adding a shaded gazebo, sitting area, boardwalk, a glorious lighted fountain, overlooks, picnic area, walking paths and a nature trail. Also included is interpretive signage, which leads you over and around the pond, identifying wildlife, plants and all those creatures that share their homesites with curious guests. The park is within walking distance of historic downtown Inverness, government buildings, shops and restaurants, making it an easy stopping-off place for all ages to enjoy a moment to simply relax. The lakefront boardwalk connects to Wallace Brooks Park via a short jog down Mill Street, making it an optional path for those who have made Rails to Trails a part of their recreational bill of fare. www.inverness-fl.govCooter Pond Thousands of visitors to Citrus County discover the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, a 46-acre refuge accessible only by boat and comprised of 20 islands and several small parcels of land, surrounded by the spring-fed waters of Kings Bay. Part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, services at the refuge include education, monitoring, rescuing and surveying. Visitors enjoy canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing, snorkeling, photography and getting close to the refuges star attraction the West Indian manatee. www.fws.gov/crystalriverCrystal River National Wildlife Refuge The belief is still repeated that the best way to appreciate Citrus County is with a rod and reel in hand. Few places offer anglers the number of options to pursue their favorite sport. The area is home to seven Outstanding Florida Waterways that provide some of the most pristine estuaries in the state. www.visitcitrus.comFishing photo by Jeanne Obedzinski photo by Judy Lane photo by Linda Compson Whether they come to splash in the water, watch the dolphins, cast a line from the pier, check out the spectacular sunset, or even say I do along the sandy white beach, Fort Island Gulf Beach continues to lure both local and out-of-state visitors. The county-owned beach is colorfully decorated with picnic tables, benches and barbecue grills. There are also walking paths from the beach to the pier, which stretches 200 feet out over the Gulf of Mexico. 352-527-5484 www.bocc.citrus.fl.usFort Island Gulf Beach CALL US TODAY TO SCHEDULE SERVICE 352-726-7440 Give us a call before you make your next trash payment. No hidden fees or set up charges. YOU WONT BE SORRY! Find out how you can receive ONE FREE MONTH WASTE PRO IS NOW PROUDLY SERVING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD #1 IN CUSTOMER SERVICE Weoffer TWICE a week garba ge service. 000JCIU 2014 2014 2014 2014 000J65Z Youll be surprised at what you might find! 201 3 201 3 201 3 201 3 Key Training Center Thrift Stores DONATE AND SHOP TODAY! DONATE AND SHOP T ODA Y! PICK UP/DELIVERY 7 26-0 27 1 PICK UP AV AILABLE 7 D AY S A WEEK CR YSTAL RIVER HWY. 19 5 64-947 7 cr thrift@k eytrainingcente r.org LECANT O HWY. 44 5 27-00 37 lks@keytr ainingcenter .org INVERNESS HWY. 44 7 26-0 27 1 x10 2 iks@k eytrainingcente r.org 000J9SO Office: 352-527-9088 Cell: 352-634-2407 www .williespainting.com License # 203757 / Insured 2014 201 4 201 4 2014 Painting Interior or Exterior Residential or Commercial Pressure Cleaning Sidewalks, Driveways, Lanais & More Low-Pressure Roof Cleaning 000JCI2 Richard T. Brown Funeral Director/OwnerBro wn Funer al Home & Crema tory5430 W Gulf t o Lake Hw y., L ecanto F lorida 34461Igrayne Brown Dias Funeral Director T raditional and A lternativ e Servic es Pr e-Pa yment Plans Lo cal and Out of Stat e Burials 24 Hour Av ailability On Site Crema tion Florida Na tional Cemeter y SpecialistsTw o Gener ations serving y ou with compassionate personalized ser vice .352-795-0111 www.br ownfuner alhome.c om

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F133 F112Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Cindy Connolly Citrus Stampede Rodeo Citrus Stampede RodeoThe Citrus Stampede Rodeo will be Nov. 21 and 22 at the Citrus County Fairgrounds, Inverness. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 8 p.m. Cowboys and cowgirls kick up a little dust and delight the crowds at the annual Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Citrus Stampede Rodeo to benefit the Citrus County 4-H program. Beginning with the precision pageantry of the local 4-H equestrian drill team, the boot-stomping, edge-of-your seat rodeo at the Citrus County Fairgrounds arena includes bull riding, bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, calf roping, womans barrel racing and the excitement of giddy-up to make all ages whoop and holler with the real cowboys. Saturday night is Tough Enough to Wear Pink night. Wear pink and support breast cancer awareness with your favorite cowboys and cowgirls. The kiddy corral will be open to keep the little ones occupied until the performance begins. 352-564-4525 www.citrusstampederodeo.com photo by Matthew Beck One of the many things I love about Citrus County is our natural waters.Caitlin Wilcoxphoto by Dan Zimmer National Wildlife RefugeChassahowitzka Chassahowitzka Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1941. It is comprised of over 31,000 acres of estuaries, saltwater bays and brackish marshes at the mouth of the Chassahowitzka River. The refuge was established to protect waterfowl habitats and it is home to over 250 species of birds, over 50 species of reptiles and amphibians and at least 25 different species of mammals including the West Indian manatee. www.fws.gov/chassahowitzka photo by Jill Lyles

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F113 F132Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 aterChassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge Cooter Pond Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Fort Island Gulf Beach Hunters Spring Monkey Island Swimming with the manatees Three Sisters Springs Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes Withlacoochee River A colorless, transparent liquid that forms rivers, seas and lakes Wphoto by Capt. Bob Lewis Ace Hardware (352) 726-8811 465 East Highland Boulevard, Inverness Ace Hardware (352) 726-1481 2585 North Florida Avenue, Hernando We Have . Propane Full Line Of Small Engine V-belts Ammo Fishing Tackle Knives Electrical Craftsman Tools (Inverness & Hernando Only) Rope Chain Plumbing Organization For Home & Garage Paint And Supplies Gardening Tools Lawn & Garden Seeds Fertilizer & Insecticides Irrigation Parts, Timers And More Flags & Decorative Items For Garden & Home We . Re-key Locks Cut Keys Chip Keys Cut Glass Rescreen Your Screens We are here to help you with your project needs. We are here to help you with your project needs. Discover Your Friendly Discover Your Friendly Hometown Hardware Store! Hometown Hardware Store! Check Out Our Selection Of Products VAC AT IO N? TURN YOUR BACK Y ARD INTO YOUR OWN RESORT! 201 4 2014 201 4 201 4 Pool / Spa Construction Remodel Monthly Maintenance Service and Repair FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED Mike & Karen Mannis, Owners Licensed & Insured #CPC057128 91 S. School A venue, Lecanto, FL 34461 352-527-SWIM (7946) 2012 2012 2012 2012 201 3 201 3 201 3 201 3 355 NE 10th Avenue Crystal River FL 34429 352-228-4967 www.cremationcenterofthenaturecoast.com 000J3TY Party Rental, Inc. 2211 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Hernando www.x-tremeparties.com 352-419-7965 000JBHA Birthday Parties / Company Picnics School & Church Events / Festivals & Family Reunions

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F131 000G154ON THE TOWN ON THE TOWN F114Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 caopingThe gathering of mollusks in the GulfSChronicle file photo 000ISYV GOOD FOOD, GREAT TIMES... GRUMPY GATORS FAMILY FRIENDLY FOOD & FUN Karaoke Pool Tables Beer & Wine Salads & Pizzas Sandwiches Nachos & More! OPEN DAILY 11am-11pm (352) 503-2064 Isnt it about time to make your escape to Homosassas best sports bar and grill, Grumpy Gators? Best known for their Grumpy Burger, Ahi Tuna, Chicago-style Pizza and hand-cut French Fries. Other specialties include Cheesburger Ravioli, Queso Cheese Sticks, Sweet Potato Waffle Fries, Buffalo Wings, Onion Straws and Grumpy Chips, Grumpy Gators also offers life entertainment from local bands, pool tables, horseshoe pits, TVs airing sporting events, and a relaxing lounge are just a few of the amenities youll find while bar staff pours you a glass of your favorite beverage. So, take time out to enjoy this great family-friendly environment located just east of US 19. Grumpy Gators is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy good food and great entertainment. Grumpy Gators is located at 4828 S. Suncaost Blvd., Homosassa Springs. Call 352-503-2064 for more information. NEW IMAGE AWARD WINNER 2013 CITRUS COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 4828 S. SUNCOAST BLVD., HOMOSASSA SPRINGS 4828 S. SUNCOAST BLVD., HOMOSASSA SPRINGS Karaoke Pool Tables Beer & Wine Salads & Pizzas Sandwiches Nachos & More! FAMILY FRIENDLY FOOD & FUN OPEN DAILY 11am-11pm (352) 503-2064 F at Da ddys Is A Place Wher e F amily & Friends Come For Gr eat F ood & Spirits 352-794-60 12 14 70 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa BBQ CHICKEN WINGS STEAKS & RIBS BURGERS BBQ CHICKEN WINGS STEAKS & RIBS BURGERS We, at Fat Daddys take pride in providing you with the freshest and best tasting food available. It is our goal to make sure that you, the customer, have a wonderful dining experience and a good time. Dine inside or on the patio, both are perfect for lunch, dinner happy hour and late into the Florida nights. It doesnt get much better than this. 000J1OL Seafood Steaks Chicken Schnitzel Roast Duck Parm Salmon Ossobuco (Pork Shank) and more 8370 S. Florida Ave. (US Hwy. 41), Floral City, FL (352) 344-4443 Wed & Thurs 3 PM-8:30 PM Fri & Sat 3 PM-9:00 PM Sunday 11 AM-7 PM Closed Monday & Tuesday Old World Restaurant has been a major landmark in Floral City since it was established in 1981. Best known for their Schnitzel dinners, they also serve a large selection of steaks, seafood, chicken and roast duck. On the weekends also feature Salmon and Ossobuco (Pork Shank). Dinners are served with homemade soup and salad. Danny and Olympia have owned Old World Restaurant for over 30 years and invite you to come by and give them a try! Old World Restaurant is located at 8370 S. Florida Ave. (US Hwy. 41) in Floral City. Call 352-344-4443. 000IZM0 Cocktails Available 000J1RBGood home cooking and a friendly, family atmosphere are what makes Mamas Kuntry Kafe a unique mom and pop style restaurant situated in Inverness. Mamas Kuntry Kafe is family owned and operated and has been open in the Inverness area for 7 years serving great home-cooked meals seven days a week. Mama starts the day off with her specialty breakfasts while Papa closes it down in the evening with dinner and karaoke on Friday and Sunday nights. Mamas Kuntry Kafe took 2nd place in the 2014 Battle of the Burgers. Located at 1787 W. Main Street in Inverness, Mamas Kuntry Kafe is open Monday through Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Entertainment is provided Friday and Sunday nights. Call 352-341-6262 for more information.Good Home Cooking1787 W. Main St. Inverness, FL 34453 Owner: Lisa & Dale White

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F115 F130Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 I love all of the nature and rivers Citrus County has to offer. I have lived in Old Homosassa since 1987 and raised my son here. It was the most wonderful place for him to grow up!!Debbie Meehanphoto by Shellie CornellScaoping Scaoping They fill up the hotels, motels and campgrounds. They jam boat ramps and waterways. They keep all the local fishing guides busy during July, August and September. They boost traffic at gas stations, retail stores and restaurants. They are all those visitors drawn to Citrus County each year seeking scallops. Scalloping is big business in Citrus County from July 1 until Sept. 11 scallop season. Although, for the past several years, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has extended the season. This past season started on June 28 and was extended through Sept. 24. http://myfwc.com photo by Mary Redrick Veterans Program, Friday, Nov. 7, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Inverness Primary School. Veterans and their guests are invited and encouraged to attend. Veterans are requested to wear their military or VSO uniform. For more information, contact Mary Tyler, 352-726-2632, or email tylerm@citrus.k12.fl.us. Veterans Social, Friday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 155. Sponsored by 40 & 8. $7 at the door. For more information, contact John Kaiserian at 352-746-1959 or email johnk40and8@yahoo.com. The Great Florida Yard Sale, Nov. 7 to Nov. 9. For more information, contact Lori Greene at 352-610-1306 or visit www.floridayardsale.com. Veterans Fair, Saturday, Nov. 8, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Crystal River Mall. For more information, contact Sam Dininno at 352-527-5915 or email samuel.dininno@bocc. citrus.fl.us. Military Ball, Saturday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the West Citrus Elks in Homosassa. Sponsored by Marine Corps League Citrus Det. 819. Tickets are $35. For more information, contact Morgan Patterson at 352-746-1135 or email mpatterson41@tampabay.rr.com. Veterans Appreciation Program, Sunday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. Ice cream social follows program. Veterans are requested to wear military or VSO uniform. For more information, contact Ray Michael at 352-637-3265 or email rmichael5@tampabay.rr.com. Women Veterans Luncheon, Monday, Nov. 10, at noon at 320 N. Citrus Ave. Hosted by the Crystal River Womans Club. For more information, contact Leslie Martineau at 352-746-2396 or email lmartineau_2001@yahoo.com. Marine Corps Ball, Monday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Citrus Hills Country Club. Sponsored by Marine Corps League Det. 1139. Tickets are $40. For more information, contact Chris Gregoriou at 352-795-7000 or email allprestige@yahoo.com. Never Forget 5K Run, Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Courthouse Square in Inverness. Registration from 6:30 to 7 a.m. Run begins at 8:45 a.m. For more information, contact Pat Flanagan, 352-607-1815 or email integralpm97@yahoo.com. Veterans Day Parade, Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. in Inverness. Staging at Citrus High School parking area beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Chris Gregoriou at 352-795-7000 or email allprestige@yahoo.com. Memorial Service, Tuesday, Nov. 11, following the parade at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum in Inverness. For more information, contact Mac McLeod at 352-746-1384 or email cmcleod670@earthlink.net. Veterans Day Luncheon, Tuesday, Nov. 11, following the memorial service at VFW 4337 in Inverness. Hosted by VFW 4337. VSO Commanders and Auxiliary presidents, local dignitaries and their guests are invited. For more information, contact John Lowe at 352-344-4702 or email thelowes@tampbay.rr.com. Veterans Day Motorcycle Ride from parade to Fallen Heroes Monument, Tuesday, Nov. 11. For more information, contact Tom Voetz at 352-795-2884 or email tvoelz816@gmail.com. Massing of the Colors, Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. For more information, contact Reggie Thurlow at 352-563-1101 or email rcri@embarqmail.com.Veteransfrom Page F129photo by Matthew Beck

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F129 F116Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000G14Z INVERNESS INVERNESS My name is DeeDee Pierce Wilcox and my son is a Lt. in the U.S. Navy.DeeDee Pierce WilcoxVeterans Appreciation Week VeteransSome were drafted, some enlisted. Some joined just to see the world. Others to help their country. Not everyone saw combat, but they all served their country through their military service The 2014 Veterans Appreciation Week focuses on World War II Veterans, but everyone who served deserves honor. Continuing through Sunday, Nov. 16, Citrus County salutes its veterans with a slate of events: Veterans in the Classroom, Nov. 3 to 14. Veterans Flea Market, Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stokes Flea Market. see VETERANS Page F130photo by Patti Ray All Seasons RV Consignment Inc. 4455 S. Florida Ave., Inverness, FL 34450 (1 mile S of the Citrus County Fairgrounds on Hwy 41 S) 35 2-726-0415 or 35 2-400-5606 (after hours) CONSIGNMENTS RVs, Boats, and Automobiles WIDE SELECTION Quit Paying Storage Fees All Sizes PICK UP AND DET AILING AV AILABLE FREE RV, BOA T AND AUTO APPRAISALS WE AL SO DO RV REPAIR @allseasonsrvinc 000IZM1 ASK ABOUT OUR TUNE-UP SPECIAL! 130 N. Pine Ave., Inverness, FL 34450 (352) 637BIKE 245 3 email: InvernessBicycle@comcast.net https://www .facebook.com/InvernessBicycle Hours: T ues, Thurs, Sat 9-4 W ed & Fri 9-6 Closed Sun & Mon REALTOR (352) 220-0466 gbarth@myflorida-house.com Investors Realty of Citrus County, Inc. (352) 726-9533 EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED I Can Help You Find Your Dream Home 000J1RC 000J1R3 One Full Course Meal Daily Light Housekeeping Twice a Month Onsite Beauty Salon/Barber Lots of Monthly Activities Library with Computer and Internet Access Transportation for Doctors Appointments, Shopping & Special Trips Service Package Includes All of The Above Plus Water, Sewer, Standard Cable & GarbageLet Us Help with the Driving, Cooking & CleaningCall 352-344-8477TDD 1-800-955-8771 www.Inv ernessClubA partments .com Call for your complimentary lunch & tour518 Ella Ave., Inverness, FL 34450 SENIOR APARTMENTS Open Mon.-Fri. Weekends by Appt. NO ENDOWMENTS NO BUY-IN FEES 000J65W 352-344-HAIR (4247)ww w.7H eav enSalon.comLoca ted in Hist oric Downt own In verness 401 Tompkins St Inv erness, FL 000J65U David M. Rom 352-341-3276 507 W. Main St., Inverness, FL 34450 www.davidmrom.com

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F119 000G14Z INVERNESS INVERNESS F126Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Chronicle file photo Cave explation Cave explationUnderwater caverns and caves are among the most popular attraction for visiting divers. Cavern diving, considered a recreational dive, is exploring the underwater environments while never losing sight of their entrance and generally use a guidline so that, if they do lose sight of the entrance, they can immediately gain it again. Cave divers may dive thousands of yards into the unknown. Experts consider cave diving a form of technical diving. They use highly specialized equipment to reduce the risks that they may encounter to an acceptable level. Divers must use common sense and follow safety rules put in place to keep everyone from any at-risk accident.Underwater cavingThe Dames Cave area is in the Citrus part of the Withlacoochee State Forest. Geologists think the Dames Caves are a group of caves that were probably once interconnected. Four of the caves have been named and mapped. Danger Cave, Vandal Cave, Peace Sign Cave and Sick Bat Cave. Two small caves, openings really have been found and mapped as annexes to Vandal Cave. Peace Cave is north of Vandal Cave and it has a peace sign carved on a tree to welcome visitors. The entrance trail to the caves is on County Road 491, about 12 miles south of State Road 44. The entrance near the gate has several tan looking posts almost directly across from West Lone Court. Parking can be done in the immediate area off County Road 491. Walk through the gate and follow the trail for about half a mile. You will get to a clearing with a mini information kiosk and a trash can thats the Dames Caves area. Use common sense when attempting to explore the caves overeager explorers have gotten trapped in Peace Cave in the past, requiring rescue.Underground caving 000J3U1 352-637-5191 We offer commercial and personal insurance to ensure that you are protected from the unexpected. Our staff is dedicated to providing all clients with complete coverage at the best rates our carriers offer. VanAllen Insurance Agencys years of experience and education allow us to guide clients in making well-informed decisions regarding their insurance needs. INVERNESS HWY. 41 726-4465 CRYSTAL RIVER HWY. 44 795-9605 000J65F WE DONT JUST MEET PRICES, WE BEAT PRICES! LOWEST PRICES LARGEST SELECTION Family Owned & Operated Proudly Serving Citrus County Since 1970 Your Total Flooring Store VINYL CARPET WOOD LAMINATE CERAMIC TILE AREA RUGS (C rystal R iver store only ) 19 YRS 1996-2014 FREE ESTIMATES SHOP AT HOME SERVICES 0% FINANCING AVAILABLE (W.A.C.) MILITARY DISCOUNTS www.joescarpet.com Licensed & Insured 352-400-3188 YOUR INTERLOCKING BRICK PAVER SPECIALIST Often imitated, never duplicated QUALITY WORK AT A FAIR PRICE! IS IT TIME TO R E FINISH YOU R POOL? 000J66B Copes Pool & Pavers FEATURING TOP QUALITY FLAGSTONE PAVERS. FEATURING TOP QUALITY FLA GSTONE PAVERS. 000J66C Dudleys Auction Rober Dudley Lic. Auctioneer AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate Christine Dudley Lic. RE Broker #381384 DUDLEYS AUCTION MAINE-LY REAL ESTATE CERTIFIED ESTATE SPECIALIST APPRAISER LIQUIDATOR DUDLEY HOUSE C. 1815 SERVICES OFFERED W/CONSIGNMENTS OR CASH BUYOUT 4000 S. Florida Ave. (US 41S) Inverness, FL 352-637-9588 Antiques & Collectibles Personal Property Liquidation Lifelong Collections Estates & Downsizing 11,000 sq. ft. Auction Facility Real Estate Auctions Business Liquidations Live & Online Bidding Personal Property Appraisals Extensive Targeted Individual Marketing Plans www.dudleysauction.com WATCH THE WEBSITE FOR THE FULL AUCTION SCHEDULE Auction Method Of Marketing Of Personal Property & Real Estate For Individuals, Estates, Guardians Both Residential & Commercial 352-637-9588 DUDLEYS AUCTION MAINE-LY REAL ESTATE 000JAJK 335 S. Croft Ave., Inverness, FL 352 344-0096 store 352 419-8953 caf Shop Local! Shop Natural! Shop Healthy! C ALL U S F OR Y OUR C ATERING & P ARTY N EEDS F AMILY O WNED & O PERATED SINCE 2002! GREAT PRODUCTS! GREA T VITAMINS! GREA T PRICES! GREAT FOOD! GREA T SERVICE! Try our new, made fresh to order, caf Offering lunch and dinner at great prices! Y ou wont be disappointed! G r a n d O p e n i n g N e w L o c a t i o n 000JCG2 MCFARLIN FEED & SUPPL Y 1703 N. Florida A ve., Hernando FL 34442 352-560-6105 Keep T hem Critters Ha ppy! All types of Hay, Grass Seed, Fertilizer FRM & ADM Feed. Rick & Jennifer mcfarlinfeedsupply@yahoo.com

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F125 SAR005209 WORSHIP WORSHIP F120Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000G14Z INVERNESS INVERNESS 115 N. Seminole Ave., Inverness 352.201.3026 Workshops and Classes offered to support your healthy lifestyle Call or like us on Facebook for upcoming dates and times. Complementary tea room/library available during retail hours. Your resource for therapeutic wellness MM31334 000JDXN www.feelgoodcorner.us www.facebook.com/FeelGoodCorner RETAIL HOURS Tue.-Fri. 10-6 Sat 10-4 Services and individual classes by appointment SERVICES Therapeutic Massage and Yoga Crystal Healing Thai Fusion Massage Private Meditation and Breathing Classes RETAIL CORNER Organic Spa and Body Products Crystals Local, Handmade Crafts and Gifts 000JE4Z F aith Baptist Chur ch 6 91 8 S. Spartan A ve ., Homosassa, FL 1/2 mile f rom US 19 off Cardinal St (3 52) 6 28-4 79 3 SUNDA Y SERVICES: WEDNESDA YS 7-8 P .M 9:30 a.m. Sunday School F or All! 10:45 a.m. W or ship Service 6:00 p.m. Ev ening Service A dult Bible Study & Pr ayer Mee ting Kings Kids K4-5th Gr ades T een Group 6th-12th Gr ades P ast or Chris Owens DD *Nurser y provided a t all services In dependent & F undamental 000J668 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE (352) 860-1973 FREEESTIMATESCOMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALQualit y Service a t Reasonable Prices!Wa ter H eat ers T oilets/Tubs Show ers/Sinks D rain Cleaning Leak Det ection S ew er Jetting Garbage D isposals Re-Pipes & A dditions Ne w Construc tion Tankless W at er H eat ers 24 Hr. Emergenc y ServiceMention This A d Water Heaters 30 YEARS EXPERIENCEState C ertified M aster Plumber CFC 1427798Any New Installation A ut o Body Pain t, Tools and Supplies Also Marine RV and Industrial Coa tings 3535 E. Gulf t o Lake Hwy ., Inv erness, FL (352) 344-4185 ma ctopline@embar qmail.com Tues.-Sat 10am-7pm aawesternwear@gmail.com 160 N. Florida Ave. Inverness, FL 34453 352-201-9559 Wide selection of western shir ts, camo, belts, boots, kids clothing, jewelr y and purses. 000J664 LISA ESTEVES DIXONVice President, Investments Financial Advisor116 North Pine Ave. // Inverness, FL 34450 T 352.341.5831 // T 866.306.6274 // F 352.341.5519 lisa.esteves@raymondjames.com Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC 14-BR3MF-0028 BS 4/14000J3U2 000JAXY Homosassa 1st United Methodist Church Everyone Becoming A Disciple of Christ Sunday Worship 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:30 & 10:45 am Reverend Kip Younger Pastor Office Hours 8:30 am T o 4:30 pm 8831 W. Bradshaw St. Homosassa, FL 34448 352-628-4083 www.1umc.org Rev. Kenneth C. Blyth, Pastor gshernando.org GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH ECLA 439 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Hernando Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Holy Communion every Sunday Coffee Hour following each service 746-7161 Nursery Available Building Is Barrier-Free Hearing Devices 000JC0Q 000JCHO 2014 2014 201 4 2014 699 S. Adolph Pt. Lecanto, FL 34461 COUNTRY AT HOME202 Tompkins Street, Inverness 637-6621 A Gift for All OccasionsJewelry, Angels, Flags, Scarfs, Purses, Puzzles 000JCK8 We accept Yankee Candle coupons NEW LOCATION! With a fe w taps access turn b y tur n directions, phone #s, coupons, local ev ents, entertainment and more 0 00 J8 QA 000J8QA D IN E /B AR D IN E /B AR R E CR EA TI ON R E CR EA T IO N L OD G IN G L OD GI NG R E AL E S T AT E R EA L E S T A T E S HO P PI NG S HO PP IN G E VE NT S E VE N TS S E RV IC E S S ER V IC E S R EG IS T E R R EG IS T ER H E ALT H / BE AU T Y H E ALT H/ BE A U T Y o Citrus is the FREE must have, find everything app for iPhone, Android or iPad from the Citrus County Chronicle. Download the app today!

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F122Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F123 SAR005209 WORSHIP WORSHIP The Chroniclenewspaper reporters do a great job of bringing its readers newsworthy articles. Tony Castro interviewed Citrus High School senior Melanie Dodd after she won the district tennis single's championship, hosted by Lecanto High School. Melanie was undefeated in district play and advanced to the Florida State High School Tennis Tournament. Citrus High School Tennis Coach, Scott Waters, witnessed the interview.Ted TrueChronicle file photoTennis Courts Tennis CourtsCitrus County has an ideal atmosphere and nice weather for tennis. There are many benefits to playing tennis, which is why it has been called the sport for a lifetime. If you play moderately intense tennis three times a week, it is so beneficial that it decreases your likelihood of death from heart disease by half. Playing tennis improves: Self-esteem Memory Coordination Motor skills Agility Bone strength It also burns lots of calories and lowers depression. Citrus Springs Tennis Courts 9940 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Bicentennial Park 501 N. Baseball Point Crystal River LeGrone Park 425 S.E. Eighth Ave. Crystal River Floral Park 9530 S. Parkside Ave. Floral City Homosassa Springs Recreation Park 4210 S. Grandmarch Ave. Homosassa Lecanto Community Park 3505 W. Educational Path Lecanto Whispering Pines Park 1700 Forest Drive Inverness Citrus County Tennis Courts First Presbyterian Church Crystal River First Presbyterian Church Crystal River Rev. Dr. R. Jackson Alwood, Pastor Rev. Sheryle L. Lyman, LMFT email: fpccr01@gmail.com www.fpccrflorida.org 1501 SE Highway 19, Crystal River Phone 352-795-2259 000JE2J 6150 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills 352-489-3027 (WELS) & School K 8th Grade Pastor: Mark Gabb Principal: Kyle Bender Pre-school Director: Kay-Lynn Johnston More details on website: www.stpauls.edu 000JA6O Precious Lambs Preschool 3 & 4 year olds FREE VPK 000JAED Come worship with us... First Baptist Church of Inverness Staff Donnie Seagle Senior Pastor John Johnson Minister of Worship & Education Deanna Davis Director of Childrens Ministries Clint Schaak Interim Director of Youth Ministies Deborah Jolly Secretary Upward Sports Programs 550 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Inverness, FL 34452 www.fbcinverness.com Interpretation for the hearing impaired and electronic hearing devices also available. Nursery provided for all services and Childrens Programs available 352-726-1252 Sunday Schedule Sunday School 9:00 am Celebration Worship 10:30 am Childrens Church 10:30 am AWANA 5:15 pm Connection Classes 6:00 pm Wednesday Schedule Wed. Worship Kids Praise 6:00 pm Youth Ignite at 6:00 pm Worship Service at 6:00 pm Worship Choir at 7:00 pm Praise Band/Praise Team at 7:30 pm 000JAXK Come join us and learn Biblical Truths of Grace and Law (instructions) as taught and practiced by Yahshua (Jesus) Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue RABBI: TAMAH DAVIS Friday Erev Service: 7 PM Saturday Service: 10 AM Lucky 8 Plaza, U.S. Hwy. 41 S., Unit 822 Inverness, Fl 34442 (352) 302-8098 1277 N. Paul Dr., Inverness, FL located on North Hwy. 41 near Hernando St. Raphael Orthodox Church 000J7SN Services in English. Come and see... A parish of the Orthodox Church in America www.straphaelchurch.org (352) 201-1320 Fr. Sergious Gerken Sun. Divine Liturgy at 10 am & Sat. Vespers at 5 pm

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F122Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F123 SAR005209 WORSHIP WORSHIP The Chroniclenewspaper reporters do a great job of bringing its readers newsworthy articles. Tony Castro interviewed Citrus High School senior Melanie Dodd after she won the district tennis single's championship, hosted by Lecanto High School. Melanie was undefeated in district play and advanced to the Florida State High School Tennis Tournament. Citrus High School Tennis Coach, Scott Waters, witnessed the interview.Ted TrueChronicle file photoTennis Courts Tennis CourtsCitrus County has an ideal atmosphere and nice weather for tennis. There are many benefits to playing tennis, which is why it has been called the sport for a lifetime. If you play moderately intense tennis three times a week, it is so beneficial that it decreases your likelihood of death from heart disease by half. Playing tennis improves: Self-esteem Memory Coordination Motor skills Agility Bone strength It also burns lots of calories and lowers depression. Citrus Springs Tennis Courts 9940 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Bicentennial Park 501 N. Baseball Point Crystal River LeGrone Park 425 S.E. Eighth Ave. Crystal River Floral Park 9530 S. Parkside Ave. Floral City Homosassa Springs Recreation Park 4210 S. Grandmarch Ave. Homosassa Lecanto Community Park 3505 W. Educational Path Lecanto Whispering Pines Park 1700 Forest Drive Inverness Citrus County Tennis Courts First Presbyterian Church Crystal River First Presbyterian Church Crystal River Rev. Dr. R. Jackson Alwood, Pastor Rev. Sheryle L. Lyman, LMFT email: fpccr01@gmail.com www.fpccrflorida.org 1501 SE Highway 19, Crystal River Phone 352-795-2259 000JE2J 6150 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills 352-489-3027 (WELS) & School K 8th Grade Pastor: Mark Gabb Principal: Kyle Bender Pre-school Director: Kay-Lynn Johnston More details on website: www.stpauls.edu 000JA6O Precious Lambs Preschool 3 & 4 year olds FREE VPK 000JAED Come worship with us... First Baptist Church of Inverness Staff Donnie Seagle Senior Pastor John Johnson Minister of Worship & Education Deanna Davis Director of Childrens Ministries Clint Schaak Interim Director of Youth Ministies Deborah Jolly Secretary Upward Sports Programs 550 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Inverness, FL 34452 www.fbcinverness.com Interpretation for the hearing impaired and electronic hearing devices also available. Nursery provided for all services and Childrens Programs available 352-726-1252 Sunday Schedule Sunday School 9:00 am Celebration Worship 10:30 am Childrens Church 10:30 am AWANA 5:15 pm Connection Classes 6:00 pm Wednesday Schedule Wed. Worship Kids Praise 6:00 pm Youth Ignite at 6:00 pm Worship Service at 6:00 pm Worship Choir at 7:00 pm Praise Band/Praise Team at 7:30 pm 000JAXK Come join us and learn Biblical Truths of Grace and Law (instructions) as taught and practiced by Yahshua (Jesus) Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue RABBI: TAMAH DAVIS Friday Erev Service: 7 PM Saturday Service: 10 AM Lucky 8 Plaza, U.S. Hwy. 41 S., Unit 822 Inverness, Fl 34442 (352) 302-8098 1277 N. Paul Dr., Inverness, FL located on North Hwy. 41 near Hernando St. Raphael Orthodox Church 000J7SN Services in English. Come and see... A parish of the Orthodox Church in America www.straphaelchurch.org (352) 201-1320 Fr. Sergious Gerken Sun. Divine Liturgy at 10 am & Sat. Vespers at 5 pm

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F125 SAR005209 WORSHIP WORSHIP F120Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000G14Z INVERNESS INVERNESS 115 N. Seminole Ave., Inverness 352.201.3026 Workshops and Classes offered to support your healthy lifestyle Call or like us on Facebook for upcoming dates and times. Complementary tea room/library available during retail hours. Your resource for therapeutic wellness MM31334 000JDXN www.feelgoodcorner.us www.facebook.com/FeelGoodCorner RETAIL HOURS Tue.-Fri. 10-6 Sat 10-4 Services and individual classes by appointment SERVICES Therapeutic Massage and Yoga Crystal Healing Thai Fusion Massage Private Meditation and Breathing Classes RETAIL CORNER Organic Spa and Body Products Crystals Local, Handmade Crafts and Gifts 000JE4Z F aith Baptist Chur ch 6 91 8 S. Spartan A ve ., Homosassa, FL 1/2 mile f rom US 19 off Cardinal St (3 52) 6 28-4 79 3 SUNDA Y SERVICES: WEDNESDA YS 7-8 P .M 9:30 a.m. Sunday School F or All! 10:45 a.m. W or ship Service 6:00 p.m. Ev ening Service A dult Bible Study & Pr ayer Mee ting Kings Kids K4-5th Gr ades T een Group 6th-12th Gr ades P ast or Chris Owens DD *Nurser y provided a t all services In dependent & F undamental 000J668 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE (352) 860-1973 FREEESTIMATESCOMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALQualit y Service a t Reasonable Prices!Wa ter H eat ers T oilets/Tubs Show ers/Sinks D rain Cleaning Leak Det ection S ew er Jetting Garbage D isposals Re-Pipes & A dditions Ne w Construc tion Tankless W at er H eat ers 24 Hr. Emergenc y ServiceMention This A d Water Heaters 30 YEARS EXPERIENCEState C ertified M aster Plumber CFC 1427798Any New Installation A ut o Body Pain t, Tools and Supplies Also Marine RV and Industrial Coa tings 3535 E. Gulf t o Lake Hwy ., Inv erness, FL (352) 344-4185 ma ctopline@embar qmail.com Tues.-Sat 10am-7pm aawesternwear@gmail.com 160 N. Florida Ave. Inverness, FL 34453 352-201-9559 Wide selection of western shir ts, camo, belts, boots, kids clothing, jewelr y and purses. 000J664 LISA ESTEVES DIXONVice President, Investments Financial Advisor116 North Pine Ave. // Inverness, FL 34450 T 352.341.5831 // T 866.306.6274 // F 352.341.5519 lisa.esteves@raymondjames.com Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC 14-BR3MF-0028 BS 4/14000J3U2 000JAXY Homosassa 1st United Methodist Church Everyone Becoming A Disciple of Christ Sunday Worship 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:30 & 10:45 am Reverend Kip Younger Pastor Office Hours 8:30 am T o 4:30 pm 8831 W. Bradshaw St. Homosassa, FL 34448 352-628-4083 www.1umc.org Rev. Kenneth C. Blyth, Pastor gshernando.org GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH ECLA 439 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Hernando Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Holy Communion every Sunday Coffee Hour following each service 746-7161 Nursery Available Building Is Barrier-Free Hearing Devices 000JC0Q 000JCHO 2014 2014 201 4 2014 699 S. Adolph Pt. Lecanto, FL 34461 COUNTRY AT HOME202 Tompkins Street, Inverness 637-6621 A Gift for All OccasionsJewelry, Angels, Flags, Scarfs, Purses, Puzzles 000JCK8 We accept Yankee Candle coupons NEW LOCATION! With a fe w taps access turn b y tur n directions, phone #s, coupons, local ev ents, entertainment and more 0 00 J8 QA 000J8QA D IN E /B AR D IN E /B AR R E CR EA TI ON R E CR EA T IO N L OD G IN G L OD GI NG R E AL E S T AT E R EA L E S T A T E S HO P PI NG S HO PP IN G E VE NT S E VE N TS S E RV IC E S S ER V IC E S R EG IS T E R R EG IS T ER H E ALT H / BE AU T Y H E ALT H/ BE A U T Y o Citrus is the FREE must have, find everything app for iPhone, Android or iPad from the Citrus County Chronicle. Download the app today!

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F119 000G14Z INVERNESS INVERNESS F126Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Chronicle file photo Cave explation Cave explationUnderwater caverns and caves are among the most popular attraction for visiting divers. Cavern diving, considered a recreational dive, is exploring the underwater environments while never losing sight of their entrance and generally use a guidline so that, if they do lose sight of the entrance, they can immediately gain it again. Cave divers may dive thousands of yards into the unknown. Experts consider cave diving a form of technical diving. They use highly specialized equipment to reduce the risks that they may encounter to an acceptable level. Divers must use common sense and follow safety rules put in place to keep everyone from any at-risk accident.Underwater cavingThe Dames Cave area is in the Citrus part of the Withlacoochee State Forest. Geologists think the Dames Caves are a group of caves that were probably once interconnected. Four of the caves have been named and mapped. Danger Cave, Vandal Cave, Peace Sign Cave and Sick Bat Cave. Two small caves, openings really have been found and mapped as annexes to Vandal Cave. Peace Cave is north of Vandal Cave and it has a peace sign carved on a tree to welcome visitors. The entrance trail to the caves is on County Road 491, about 12 miles south of State Road 44. The entrance near the gate has several tan looking posts almost directly across from West Lone Court. Parking can be done in the immediate area off County Road 491. Walk through the gate and follow the trail for about half a mile. You will get to a clearing with a mini information kiosk and a trash can thats the Dames Caves area. Use common sense when attempting to explore the caves overeager explorers have gotten trapped in Peace Cave in the past, requiring rescue.Underground caving 000J3U1 352-637-5191 We offer commercial and personal insurance to ensure that you are protected from the unexpected. Our staff is dedicated to providing all clients with complete coverage at the best rates our carriers offer. VanAllen Insurance Agencys years of experience and education allow us to guide clients in making well-informed decisions regarding their insurance needs. INVERNESS HWY. 41 726-4465 CRYSTAL RIVER HWY. 44 795-9605 000J65F WE DONT JUST MEET PRICES, WE BEAT PRICES! LOWEST PRICES LARGEST SELECTION Family Owned & Operated Proudly Serving Citrus County Since 1970 Your Total Flooring Store VINYL CARPET WOOD LAMINATE CERAMIC TILE AREA RUGS (C rystal R iver store only ) 19 YRS 1996-2014 FREE ESTIMATES SHOP AT HOME SERVICES 0% FINANCING AVAILABLE (W.A.C.) MILITARY DISCOUNTS www.joescarpet.com Licensed & Insured 352-400-3188 YOUR INTERLOCKING BRICK PAVER SPECIALIST Often imitated, never duplicated QUALITY WORK AT A FAIR PRICE! IS IT TIME TO R E FINISH YOU R POOL? 000J66B Copes Pool & Pavers FEATURING TOP QUALITY FLAGSTONE PAVERS. FEATURING TOP QUALITY FLA GSTONE PAVERS. 000J66C Dudleys Auction Rober Dudley Lic. Auctioneer AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate Christine Dudley Lic. RE Broker #381384 DUDLEYS AUCTION MAINE-LY REAL ESTATE CERTIFIED ESTATE SPECIALIST APPRAISER LIQUIDATOR DUDLEY HOUSE C. 1815 SERVICES OFFERED W/CONSIGNMENTS OR CASH BUYOUT 4000 S. Florida Ave. (US 41S) Inverness, FL 352-637-9588 Antiques & Collectibles Personal Property Liquidation Lifelong Collections Estates & Downsizing 11,000 sq. ft. Auction Facility Real Estate Auctions Business Liquidations Live & Online Bidding Personal Property Appraisals Extensive Targeted Individual Marketing Plans www.dudleysauction.com WATCH THE WEBSITE FOR THE FULL AUCTION SCHEDULE Auction Method Of Marketing Of Personal Property & Real Estate For Individuals, Estates, Guardians Both Residential & Commercial 352-637-9588 DUDLEYS AUCTION MAINE-LY REAL ESTATE 000JAJK 335 S. Croft Ave., Inverness, FL 352 344-0096 store 352 419-8953 caf Shop Local! Shop Natural! Shop Healthy! C ALL U S F OR Y OUR C ATERING & P ARTY N EEDS F AMILY O WNED & O PERATED SINCE 2002! GREAT PRODUCTS! GREA T VITAMINS! GREA T PRICES! GREAT FOOD! GREA T SERVICE! Try our new, made fresh to order, caf Offering lunch and dinner at great prices! Y ou wont be disappointed! G r a n d O p e n i n g N e w L o c a t i o n 000JCG2 MCFARLIN FEED & SUPPL Y 1703 N. Florida A ve., Hernando FL 34442 352-560-6105 Keep T hem Critters Ha ppy! All types of Hay, Grass Seed, Fertilizer FRM & ADM Feed. Rick & Jennifer mcfarlinfeedsupply@yahoo.com

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F117 000G14Z INVERNESS INVERNESS F128Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 eteransVeterans Appreciation Week Someone who has served in the military Vphoto by John Stewart CMSgt, USAF (retired) Open Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5, Sat. 9-4 Evenings by appointment. 685 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto (1 Mile West of Lowes on Hwy. 44) Licensed & Insured 341-0813 www.michaelsfloorcoveringinc.net Discover Why You Voted Us Your Carpet & Flooring Store 8 YEARS RUNNING! At Michaels You Get . FREE In-Home Estimates FREE Samples To Take Home FREE Upgraded Pad (with all laminate flooring orders) FREE Carpet Removal FREE Furniture Removal & Replacement Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff No high pressure sales Largest selection of laminate & hardwood flooring Michael has served all your flooring needs for 28 years Best qualified installers Family owned and operated 000J3TR 2014 201 4 2014 2014 rj ro of in gi nc @y ah oo .c om C it ru s Co un ty 3 52 -7 26 -7 00 6 M ar io n Co un ty 3 52 -6 22 -7 00 6 F AX 3 52 -7 26 -7 03 1 CC C1327264 IN C HI2378 Toll Free 0 00 J6 5X 000J663 Denny Dingler Audioprosthologist, HAS Clearer Hearing Now ...Guaranteed. Call for a FREE Two Week Trial Today! 45 Day 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or it wont cost you a dime. Professional Hearing Center www.InvernessHearing.com 726-HEAR 000J667 HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC. 4581 S. Florida Ave. Inverness, FL 34450 (352) 726-5845 License # CAC042673 Its Hard To Stop A Trane Li fe I s Life Is Ab ou t Be in g About Being Co mf or ta bl e. Comfortable. 00 0J 66 2 000J662 John C Meyers Sr. L ocksmith Mobile C ertified Licensed Insur ed Bonded Sale s Servi ce Repairs Cell: 352-422-4770 Jacqui Watkins Recy cle Existing Locks 000J665 COME CREATE WITH US Ask about our Loyalty Program 3850 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. INVERNESS 352-344-2394 HEALIUM 5 KENRA PLATINUM CEZANNE Hair Skin Nails Shine Refine Define www.eclectic-ends.com

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F129 F116Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000G14Z INVERNESS INVERNESS My name is DeeDee Pierce Wilcox and my son is a Lt. in the U.S. Navy.DeeDee Pierce WilcoxVeterans Appreciation Week VeteransSome were drafted, some enlisted. Some joined just to see the world. Others to help their country. Not everyone saw combat, but they all served their country through their military service The 2014 Veterans Appreciation Week focuses on World War II Veterans, but everyone who served deserves honor. Continuing through Sunday, Nov. 16, Citrus County salutes its veterans with a slate of events: Veterans in the Classroom, Nov. 3 to 14. Veterans Flea Market, Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stokes Flea Market. see VETERANS Page F130photo by Patti Ray All Seasons RV Consignment Inc. 4455 S. Florida Ave., Inverness, FL 34450 (1 mile S of the Citrus County Fairgrounds on Hwy 41 S) 35 2-726-0415 or 35 2-400-5606 (after hours) CONSIGNMENTS RVs, Boats, and Automobiles WIDE SELECTION Quit Paying Storage Fees All Sizes PICK UP AND DET AILING AV AILABLE FREE RV, BOA T AND AUTO APPRAISALS WE AL SO DO RV REPAIR @allseasonsrvinc 000IZM1 ASK ABOUT OUR TUNE-UP SPECIAL! 130 N. Pine Ave., Inverness, FL 34450 (352) 637BIKE 245 3 email: InvernessBicycle@comcast.net https://www .facebook.com/InvernessBicycle Hours: T ues, Thurs, Sat 9-4 W ed & Fri 9-6 Closed Sun & Mon REALTOR (352) 220-0466 gbarth@myflorida-house.com Investors Realty of Citrus County, Inc. (352) 726-9533 EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED I Can Help You Find Your Dream Home 000J1RC 000J1R3 One Full Course Meal Daily Light Housekeeping Twice a Month Onsite Beauty Salon/Barber Lots of Monthly Activities Library with Computer and Internet Access Transportation for Doctors Appointments, Shopping & Special Trips Service Package Includes All of The Above Plus Water, Sewer, Standard Cable & GarbageLet Us Help with the Driving, Cooking & CleaningCall 352-344-8477TDD 1-800-955-8771 www.Inv ernessClubA partments .com Call for your complimentary lunch & tour518 Ella Ave., Inverness, FL 34450 SENIOR APARTMENTS Open Mon.-Fri. Weekends by Appt. NO ENDOWMENTS NO BUY-IN FEES 000J65W 352-344-HAIR (4247)ww w.7H eav enSalon.comLoca ted in Hist oric Downt own In verness 401 Tompkins St Inv erness, FL 000J65U David M. Rom 352-341-3276 507 W. Main St., Inverness, FL 34450 www.davidmrom.com

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F115 F130Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 I love all of the nature and rivers Citrus County has to offer. I have lived in Old Homosassa since 1987 and raised my son here. It was the most wonderful place for him to grow up!!Debbie Meehanphoto by Shellie CornellScaoping Scaoping They fill up the hotels, motels and campgrounds. They jam boat ramps and waterways. They keep all the local fishing guides busy during July, August and September. They boost traffic at gas stations, retail stores and restaurants. They are all those visitors drawn to Citrus County each year seeking scallops. Scalloping is big business in Citrus County from July 1 until Sept. 11 scallop season. Although, for the past several years, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has extended the season. This past season started on June 28 and was extended through Sept. 24. http://myfwc.com photo by Mary Redrick Veterans Program, Friday, Nov. 7, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Inverness Primary School. Veterans and their guests are invited and encouraged to attend. Veterans are requested to wear their military or VSO uniform. For more information, contact Mary Tyler, 352-726-2632, or email tylerm@citrus.k12.fl.us. Veterans Social, Friday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 155. Sponsored by 40 & 8. $7 at the door. For more information, contact John Kaiserian at 352-746-1959 or email johnk40and8@yahoo.com. The Great Florida Yard Sale, Nov. 7 to Nov. 9. For more information, contact Lori Greene at 352-610-1306 or visit www.floridayardsale.com. Veterans Fair, Saturday, Nov. 8, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Crystal River Mall. For more information, contact Sam Dininno at 352-527-5915 or email samuel.dininno@bocc. citrus.fl.us. Military Ball, Saturday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the West Citrus Elks in Homosassa. Sponsored by Marine Corps League Citrus Det. 819. Tickets are $35. For more information, contact Morgan Patterson at 352-746-1135 or email mpatterson41@tampabay.rr.com. Veterans Appreciation Program, Sunday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. Ice cream social follows program. Veterans are requested to wear military or VSO uniform. For more information, contact Ray Michael at 352-637-3265 or email rmichael5@tampabay.rr.com. Women Veterans Luncheon, Monday, Nov. 10, at noon at 320 N. Citrus Ave. Hosted by the Crystal River Womans Club. For more information, contact Leslie Martineau at 352-746-2396 or email lmartineau_2001@yahoo.com. Marine Corps Ball, Monday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Citrus Hills Country Club. Sponsored by Marine Corps League Det. 1139. Tickets are $40. For more information, contact Chris Gregoriou at 352-795-7000 or email allprestige@yahoo.com. Never Forget 5K Run, Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Courthouse Square in Inverness. Registration from 6:30 to 7 a.m. Run begins at 8:45 a.m. For more information, contact Pat Flanagan, 352-607-1815 or email integralpm97@yahoo.com. Veterans Day Parade, Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. in Inverness. Staging at Citrus High School parking area beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Chris Gregoriou at 352-795-7000 or email allprestige@yahoo.com. Memorial Service, Tuesday, Nov. 11, following the parade at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum in Inverness. For more information, contact Mac McLeod at 352-746-1384 or email cmcleod670@earthlink.net. Veterans Day Luncheon, Tuesday, Nov. 11, following the memorial service at VFW 4337 in Inverness. Hosted by VFW 4337. VSO Commanders and Auxiliary presidents, local dignitaries and their guests are invited. For more information, contact John Lowe at 352-344-4702 or email thelowes@tampbay.rr.com. Veterans Day Motorcycle Ride from parade to Fallen Heroes Monument, Tuesday, Nov. 11. For more information, contact Tom Voetz at 352-795-2884 or email tvoelz816@gmail.com. Massing of the Colors, Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. For more information, contact Reggie Thurlow at 352-563-1101 or email rcri@embarqmail.com.Veteransfrom Page F129photo by Matthew Beck

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F131 000G154ON THE TOWN ON THE TOWN F114Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 caopingThe gathering of mollusks in the GulfSChronicle file photo 000ISYV GOOD FOOD, GREAT TIMES... GRUMPY GATORS FAMILY FRIENDLY FOOD & FUN Karaoke Pool Tables Beer & Wine Salads & Pizzas Sandwiches Nachos & More! OPEN DAILY 11am-11pm (352) 503-2064 Isnt it about time to make your escape to Homosassas best sports bar and grill, Grumpy Gators? Best known for their Grumpy Burger, Ahi Tuna, Chicago-style Pizza and hand-cut French Fries. Other specialties include Cheesburger Ravioli, Queso Cheese Sticks, Sweet Potato Waffle Fries, Buffalo Wings, Onion Straws and Grumpy Chips, Grumpy Gators also offers life entertainment from local bands, pool tables, horseshoe pits, TVs airing sporting events, and a relaxing lounge are just a few of the amenities youll find while bar staff pours you a glass of your favorite beverage. So, take time out to enjoy this great family-friendly environment located just east of US 19. Grumpy Gators is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy good food and great entertainment. Grumpy Gators is located at 4828 S. Suncaost Blvd., Homosassa Springs. Call 352-503-2064 for more information. NEW IMAGE AWARD WINNER 2013 CITRUS COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 4828 S. SUNCOAST BLVD., HOMOSASSA SPRINGS 4828 S. SUNCOAST BLVD., HOMOSASSA SPRINGS Karaoke Pool Tables Beer & Wine Salads & Pizzas Sandwiches Nachos & More! FAMILY FRIENDLY FOOD & FUN OPEN DAILY 11am-11pm (352) 503-2064 F at Da ddys Is A Place Wher e F amily & Friends Come For Gr eat F ood & Spirits 352-794-60 12 14 70 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa BBQ CHICKEN WINGS STEAKS & RIBS BURGERS BBQ CHICKEN WINGS STEAKS & RIBS BURGERS We, at Fat Daddys take pride in providing you with the freshest and best tasting food available. It is our goal to make sure that you, the customer, have a wonderful dining experience and a good time. Dine inside or on the patio, both are perfect for lunch, dinner happy hour and late into the Florida nights. It doesnt get much better than this. 000J1OL Seafood Steaks Chicken Schnitzel Roast Duck Parm Salmon Ossobuco (Pork Shank) and more 8370 S. Florida Ave. (US Hwy. 41), Floral City, FL (352) 344-4443 Wed & Thurs 3 PM-8:30 PM Fri & Sat 3 PM-9:00 PM Sunday 11 AM-7 PM Closed Monday & Tuesday Old World Restaurant has been a major landmark in Floral City since it was established in 1981. Best known for their Schnitzel dinners, they also serve a large selection of steaks, seafood, chicken and roast duck. On the weekends also feature Salmon and Ossobuco (Pork Shank). Dinners are served with homemade soup and salad. Danny and Olympia have owned Old World Restaurant for over 30 years and invite you to come by and give them a try! Old World Restaurant is located at 8370 S. Florida Ave. (US Hwy. 41) in Floral City. Call 352-344-4443. 000IZM0 Cocktails Available 000J1RBGood home cooking and a friendly, family atmosphere are what makes Mamas Kuntry Kafe a unique mom and pop style restaurant situated in Inverness. Mamas Kuntry Kafe is family owned and operated and has been open in the Inverness area for 7 years serving great home-cooked meals seven days a week. Mama starts the day off with her specialty breakfasts while Papa closes it down in the evening with dinner and karaoke on Friday and Sunday nights. Mamas Kuntry Kafe took 2nd place in the 2014 Battle of the Burgers. Located at 1787 W. Main Street in Inverness, Mamas Kuntry Kafe is open Monday through Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Entertainment is provided Friday and Sunday nights. Call 352-341-6262 for more information.Good Home Cooking1787 W. Main St. Inverness, FL 34453 Owner: Lisa & Dale White

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F113 F132Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 aterChassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge Cooter Pond Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Fort Island Gulf Beach Hunters Spring Monkey Island Swimming with the manatees Three Sisters Springs Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes Withlacoochee River A colorless, transparent liquid that forms rivers, seas and lakes Wphoto by Capt. Bob Lewis Ace Hardware (352) 726-8811 465 East Highland Boulevard, Inverness Ace Hardware (352) 726-1481 2585 North Florida Avenue, Hernando We Have . Propane Full Line Of Small Engine V-belts Ammo Fishing Tackle Knives Electrical Craftsman Tools (Inverness & Hernando Only) Rope Chain Plumbing Organization For Home & Garage Paint And Supplies Gardening Tools Lawn & Garden Seeds Fertilizer & Insecticides Irrigation Parts, Timers And More Flags & Decorative Items For Garden & Home We . Re-key Locks Cut Keys Chip Keys Cut Glass Rescreen Your Screens We are here to help you with your project needs. We are here to help you with your project needs. Discover Your Friendly Discover Your Friendly Hometown Hardware Store! Hometown Hardware Store! Check Out Our Selection Of Products VAC AT IO N? TURN YOUR BACK Y ARD INTO YOUR OWN RESORT! 201 4 2014 201 4 201 4 Pool / Spa Construction Remodel Monthly Maintenance Service and Repair FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED Mike & Karen Mannis, Owners Licensed & Insured #CPC057128 91 S. School A venue, Lecanto, FL 34461 352-527-SWIM (7946) 2012 2012 2012 2012 201 3 201 3 201 3 201 3 355 NE 10th Avenue Crystal River FL 34429 352-228-4967 www.cremationcenterofthenaturecoast.com 000J3TY Party Rental, Inc. 2211 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Hernando www.x-tremeparties.com 352-419-7965 000JBHA Birthday Parties / Company Picnics School & Church Events / Festivals & Family Reunions

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F133 F112Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Cindy Connolly Citrus Stampede Rodeo Citrus Stampede RodeoThe Citrus Stampede Rodeo will be Nov. 21 and 22 at the Citrus County Fairgrounds, Inverness. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 8 p.m. Cowboys and cowgirls kick up a little dust and delight the crowds at the annual Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Citrus Stampede Rodeo to benefit the Citrus County 4-H program. Beginning with the precision pageantry of the local 4-H equestrian drill team, the boot-stomping, edge-of-your seat rodeo at the Citrus County Fairgrounds arena includes bull riding, bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, calf roping, womans barrel racing and the excitement of giddy-up to make all ages whoop and holler with the real cowboys. Saturday night is Tough Enough to Wear Pink night. Wear pink and support breast cancer awareness with your favorite cowboys and cowgirls. The kiddy corral will be open to keep the little ones occupied until the performance begins. 352-564-4525 www.citrusstampederodeo.com photo by Matthew Beck One of the many things I love about Citrus County is our natural waters.Caitlin Wilcoxphoto by Dan Zimmer National Wildlife RefugeChassahowitzka Chassahowitzka Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1941. It is comprised of over 31,000 acres of estuaries, saltwater bays and brackish marshes at the mouth of the Chassahowitzka River. The refuge was established to protect waterfowl habitats and it is home to over 250 species of birds, over 50 species of reptiles and amphibians and at least 25 different species of mammals including the West Indian manatee. www.fws.gov/chassahowitzka photo by Jill Lyles

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F111 F134Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Looking at Cooter Pond today, few would guess that it was once a drainage retention area. And whether there is a sunken locomotive at the bottom may also be a legend the pond holds as secret, only sharing the real story with a select gator or two. The city of Inverness has improved the park by adding a shaded gazebo, sitting area, boardwalk, a glorious lighted fountain, overlooks, picnic area, walking paths and a nature trail. Also included is interpretive signage, which leads you over and around the pond, identifying wildlife, plants and all those creatures that share their homesites with curious guests. The park is within walking distance of historic downtown Inverness, government buildings, shops and restaurants, making it an easy stopping-off place for all ages to enjoy a moment to simply relax. The lakefront boardwalk connects to Wallace Brooks Park via a short jog down Mill Street, making it an optional path for those who have made Rails to Trails a part of their recreational bill of fare. www.inverness-fl.govCooter Pond Thousands of visitors to Citrus County discover the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, a 46-acre refuge accessible only by boat and comprised of 20 islands and several small parcels of land, surrounded by the spring-fed waters of Kings Bay. Part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, services at the refuge include education, monitoring, rescuing and surveying. Visitors enjoy canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing, snorkeling, photography and getting close to the refuges star attraction the West Indian manatee. www.fws.gov/crystalriverCrystal River National Wildlife Refuge The belief is still repeated that the best way to appreciate Citrus County is with a rod and reel in hand. Few places offer anglers the number of options to pursue their favorite sport. The area is home to seven Outstanding Florida Waterways that provide some of the most pristine estuaries in the state. www.visitcitrus.comFishing photo by Jeanne Obedzinski photo by Judy Lane photo by Linda Compson Whether they come to splash in the water, watch the dolphins, cast a line from the pier, check out the spectacular sunset, or even say I do along the sandy white beach, Fort Island Gulf Beach continues to lure both local and out-of-state visitors. The county-owned beach is colorfully decorated with picnic tables, benches and barbecue grills. There are also walking paths from the beach to the pier, which stretches 200 feet out over the Gulf of Mexico. 352-527-5484 www.bocc.citrus.fl.usFort Island Gulf Beach CALL US TODAY TO SCHEDULE SERVICE 352-726-7440 Give us a call before you make your next trash payment. No hidden fees or set up charges. YOU WONT BE SORRY! Find out how you can receive ONE FREE MONTH WASTE PRO IS NOW PROUDLY SERVING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD #1 IN CUSTOMER SERVICE Weoffer TWICE a week garba ge service. 000JCIU 2014 2014 2014 2014 000J65Z Youll be surprised at what you might find! 201 3 201 3 201 3 201 3 Key Training Center Thrift Stores DONATE AND SHOP TODAY! DONATE AND SHOP T ODA Y! PICK UP/DELIVERY 7 26-0 27 1 PICK UP AV AILABLE 7 D AY S A WEEK CR YSTAL RIVER HWY. 19 5 64-947 7 cr thrift@k eytrainingcente r.org LECANT O HWY. 44 5 27-00 37 lks@keytr ainingcenter .org INVERNESS HWY. 44 7 26-0 27 1 x10 2 iks@k eytrainingcente r.org 000J9SO Office: 352-527-9088 Cell: 352-634-2407 www .williespainting.com License # 203757 / Insured 2014 201 4 201 4 2014 Painting Interior or Exterior Residential or Commercial Pressure Cleaning Sidewalks, Driveways, Lanais & More Low-Pressure Roof Cleaning 000JCI2 Richard T. Brown Funeral Director/OwnerBro wn Funer al Home & Crema tory5430 W Gulf t o Lake Hw y., L ecanto F lorida 34461Igrayne Brown Dias Funeral Director T raditional and A lternativ e Servic es Pr e-Pa yment Plans Lo cal and Out of Stat e Burials 24 Hour Av ailability On Site Crema tion Florida Na tional Cemeter y SpecialistsTw o Gener ations serving y ou with compassionate personalized ser vice .352-795-0111 www.br ownfuner alhome.c om

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F135 F162Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Hunters Spring Hunters Spring used to be a favorite swimming hole for locals back in the day, but has been taken over by filamentous algae, which has turned its once crystal-clear waters a bit murky. However, change is underway. The One Rake At A Time cleanup project has and continues to fish out tons of algae and open up previously clogged spring vents, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District is about to embark on planting valuable aquatic plants at the areas sandy bottom to help restore the springs former allure. The water district also plans to construct a living shoreline near Hunters Spring Park, a popular beach area in downtown Crystal River. It looks like the shine will soon return. photo by Sally Mackler photo by DeeDee Pierce Wilcox LET US CATER YOUR SPECIAL EVENT! Originating in Spring Hill, Florida, Chefs of Napoli II in Inverness makes you feel as if you have stepped right into Italy. And if the aromas dont convince you, the tastes certainly will. This welcome new addition to local dining is open seven days a week and offers a classy ristorante atmosphere with a Neapolitan cuisine. The foods of Naples range from recipes that were influenced by the local aristocracy with very elaborate preparations that included meat; to the more common offerings made from modest but nutritionally healthy ingredients such as pasta and beans with local vegetables. Based on the style of cooking famous in Naples, Chefs of Napoli II presents a complete menu of exquisite specialties ranging from pasta dishes to seafood and veal. Pizza was thought to have originated in Naples, and Chefs of Napoli II makes pizza that rivals the homeland. No reservations are required as yet, but you can call ahead to be sure: 352/419-6554. Chefs of Napoli II is located at 1546 U.S. Highway 41 in Inverness, Florida. Authentic Neapolitan Cuisine Pizzeria & Ristorante ITALIANO Its a trip through Italys cuisine that youll never forget OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! MON-THURS 11AM-9PM; FRI 11AM-10PM SAT 12PM-10PM SUN 12-9PM 1546 US HWY 41, INVERNESS 352.419.6554 14277 POWELL RD., SPRING HILL 352.544.1234 Chefs of Napoli III 9811 N US HWY. 301 WILDWOOD 352.399.6890 FRESH SEAFOOD DAILY SPECIALS FULL MENU ONLINE: www.TheChefsOfNapoli.com N O W O PE N IN T H E V IL L A G E S 2 Years 1st Place in Fine Dining and Appetizer 000J660 000G154ON THE TOWN ON THE TOWN 7th Heaven Salon & Spa........................116 A 1 Termite & Pest Control....................107 A Action Tree Service................................43 AA Western Wear..................................120 AAA Outboard Motors..............................44 Ace Hardware Inverness......................113 Action Rental/Management......................58 Adams Marine Seminars Captain's License School, Inc.............45 Advanced Aluminum Inc...........................44 All About Nature........................................71 All Children's Hospital..............................89 All Seasons RV Consignment & Sales........................116 Apopka Marine Boat Sales & Service......49 Aroma Fine Wine & Spirits........................30 ATM Antiques and Auctions......................44 Authentic Pools LLC................................113 Beltone Hearing Centers..........................51 Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue........123 Beverly Hills Foot & Ankle........................28 Birds Underwater....................................101 Blackshears II Aluminum........................101 Blind Factory by JoAnn............................45 Bookaneers..............................................30 Boulerice Roofing....................................106 Boulevard Bistro......................................136 Bow Wow Boutique..................................56 Brashear's Pharmacy..............................127 Bray's Pest Control..................................29 Brice Insurance......................................118 Brooklyn Deli Too....................................145 Brown Funeral........................................111 Budd Excavating/Tree Service..................44 Bush Home Services................................21 Calabro Financial......................................29 Career Source........................................105 Catnap Inn................................................86 Century 21 JW Morton Real Estate Inc.....................................61 Chefs of Napoli......................................135 Chilson's Garage......................................86 Citrus 95.3..............................................140 Citrus County Dream Team......................19 Citrus County Fair....................................43 Citrus County Landfill................................63 Citrus Gymnastics Inc...............................44 Citrus Memorial Health System..............148 Citrus Pest Management Inc.....................15 Citrus Satellites......................................107 College of Central Florida..........................3 Colony Stone & Plastering Inc.................29 Comfort Keepers......................................59 Como RV..................................................92 Complete Family Dentistry........................75 Complete Tree Service..........................127 Copes Pool and Paver LLC....................119 Country at Home....................................120 Cremation Center of the Nature Coast............................113 Cridland & Cridland PA............................49 Crystal Casual Patio Furniture Store........57 Crystal Lodge Dive Center........................56 Crystal River Computer Center................45 Crystal River Mall......................................71 Crystal River Marine................................33 Crystal River Watersports......................127 CTA Audio................................................45 Daniels Heating & Air Conditioning Inc...........................117 Dave's Body Shop....................................11 David B. Raynor DPM............................118 Dayz Gone By..........................................59 Dirks Auto Clinic........................................57 Donnelly Architecture................................28 Down Stairs Art Gallery & Studio..............59 Dream Kitchens & Baths..........................57 Dudley's Auction & Estate Services........119 Eagle Buick, GMC......................................2 Easy Living Furniture................................93 Easy Wheels............................................30 Eclectic Ends..........................................117 Edward Jones............................................5 Elite Roofing..............................................57 Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park................105 ERA Key 1 Realty, Inc...............................36 Exit Realty Leaders/Steve & Allison..........45 Faith Baptist Church..............................125 Fat Daddy's............................................131 FDS Disposal Inc...................................125 Feel Good Corner..................................120 Ferris Groves............................................85 Finegan's Heating & Air Conditioning Refrigeration..............79 First Baptist Church of Inverness............123 First Presbyterian Church Crystal River......................................123 First United Methodist Church................125 Floral City Hardware................................85 Florida Artist Gallery..................................85 Florida Department of Health Citrus County......................................69 Florida Pest Control..................................56 Flowers by Barbara..................................86 Flynn Builders, Inc...................................44 Franklin Anderson Gallery of Arts............59 Frog Holler................................................85 Furnitrue Palace & Mattress Warehouse............................17 FWH & Associates Florida Blue................28 G & R Health Mart....................................29 Gardner Audiology....................................44 Gaudette Electric......................................25 Gira S. Shah, M.D...................................118 Gitta Barth Coldwell Bankers..........116/58 Glass Werx..............................................59 Good Shepard Lutheran Church............125 Greta's Touch............................................85 Grumpy Gators......................................131 Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store..............79 HearMore Solutions..................................56 Heritage House........................................59 Hightower Roofing Restoration..............107 Hooper Funeral Home............................103 Howard's Flea Market..............................45 Ink-4-Less..............................................106 Insurance Den........................................106 Inverness Bicycle & Fitness....................116 Inverness Club Senior Apartments..........116 Inverness Events & Visitor Bureau............6 Inverness Yoga & Wellness Center........118 J. Michael Todd Financial........................107 Jan's Optical Shop....................................44 Jim Green Jewelers..................................58 JM Plumbing..........................................120 Joe's Carpet............................................119 John C. Meyers Sr. / Wheelers Locksmith..........................117 John St. Paul Catholic School..................30 Just-A-Cupcake........................................59 Keep Citrus County Beautiful..................149 Key Training Center Thrift Stores............111 Kingsway of Beverly Hills........................145 La Te Da Boutique....................................59 Labels Fashions for Less..........................93 Laser Nail Treatment Center of Citrus County ..................................56 Ledger Dentistry........................................35 Leisure Living..........................................101 Let's Go Today..........................................44 Life Care Center........................................79 Love Honda, Chevrolet, Motorsports......164 MacDonald Top Line Specialties............120 MacRae's of Homosassa ......................103 Mama's Kuntry Kafe................................131 Manatee Toy Co.......................................59 McFarlin Feed & Supply..........................119 McGan Cremation Service, LLC..............43 Mez Mer Eyes..........................................59 Michael Anthony's Pizza........................138 Michael's Floor Covering, Inc.................117 Miracle Ear..............................................127 Moonrise Resorts......................................85 Nature Coast EMS....................................37 Nature Coast Foot & Ankle......................53 Nature Coast RV......................................45 Nature's Way Precision Hair....................29 Nick Nicholas Ford..................................163 Nick Nicholas Ford/Lincoln....................163 Nutech Hearing..........................................4 Old World Restaurant............................131 Olde Inverness Antiques........................103 Pine Street Pub & Eatery........................136 Plantation on Crystal River......................84 Porter's Locksmithing................................58 Prestige Home Centers of Inverness......118 Professional Hearing Centers................117 Property Management Citrus County LLC..............................127 Providence Independence at Wildwood........................................81 Pulmonary Group of Central Florida........44 R.J. Roofing Inc.......................................117 Raymond James Lisa Esteves Dixon..........................120 Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point........................................9 River Safaris & Gulf Charters..................145 Riverside Inn at Izaak Walton Lodge......139 Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park, LLC........57 Rock Solid Creations................................56 Rutabaga's Etc.......................................119 Seagrass Waterfront..............................139 Senica Air Conditioning..........................149 Seven Rivers Christian School................47 Sheldon Palmes Insurance......................49 Silver King Properties, LLC....................106 Smart Interiors..........................................59 Smiles Dentistry........................................20 Snow's Country Market............................45 Southern Sun Title Company..................107 Specialty Gems........................................57 St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church....123 St. Raphael Orthodox Church................123 State Farm Insurance David M. Rom....................................116 Stokes Flea Market..................................30 Strickland Funeral Home and Crematory..................................145 Suncoast Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center..........................155 Suncoast Eye Surgery Institute................23 Suncoast Plumbing and Electric............106 Sunflower Assisted Living Community......67 Sunshine Nursery....................................58 Superior Residences of Lecanto..............67 Tamara Young EA....................................45 Taylor Made Homes..................................41 Taylor Rental............................................44 Taylor Rental Crystal River....................95 The Cotton Club........................................59 The Garden Shed....................................44 The General Store....................................59 The Hagar Group Insurance....................73 The Honey Hole........................................45 The Mullet Hole........................................59 The Old Mill............................................139 Thomas Electric........................................45 Three Rivers Marine................................33 Thura Clean Inc.....................................106 Timberlane Family Dentistry....................29 Touch of Glass by Susan..........................85 Tri County Overhead Door......................145 Triton Lumber ..........................................93 Tropical Window Inc.................................45 Twisted Oaks Country Club......................28 U Killem' DoIt -Yourself......................118 Van Allen Insurance................................119 Waste Pro USA......................................111 Waynes Citrus Cycle................................85 Weber Glass Inc.....................................127 Weckesser Accounting Services..............28 Werner & Company PA............................58 Will Construction....................................107 Willie's Painting and Pressure Washing..............................111 Xtreme Fun............................................113 ADVERTISERS INDEXALPHABETICALLY

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F161 F136Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000G154ON THE TOWN ON THE TOWN Monkey Island photo by Debbie Meehan Monkey Island sits in the middle of the Homosassa River and is inhabited year-round by a small family of monkeys. The island is owned by the Homosassa Riverside Resort. They care for the monkeys and feed them regularly. You can get an up-close look from a boat and take pictures, or you can see Monkey Island from the resort grounds. You can also see the island from the public boat ramp next to MacRaes, but youll need binoculars to view the monkeys from there. www.homosassaflorida.com/tag /monkey-island-homosassa photo by Jim Obedzinski photo by Linda Compson photo by Joe Dube Dine-In or Carry-Out Limited Delivery Available OPEN 7 DA YS A WEEK MONDA Y SA TURDAY 1 1:00 till last friend leaves SUNDA Y Noon to 10:00 or later 108 N. Pine Avenue, Inverness (352) 341-0100 www.pinestreetpub.com 000JBRJ Pine Street Pub, (formerly Dillons Irish Pub) is located in Downtown Inverness next to the Ice Cream Doctor W e feature 15 craft beers on tap and many dif ferent bottles of craft beers as well as domestics. We proudly serve all 3 styles of Copp Brewerey beers, Southern Grit, Centerfield Brown and Double Black. You will always find Guiness, Harp and Smithwicks. We also offer a nice selec tion of wines by the glass or bottle. Pine Street Pub of fers a full pub style food menu that includes wings, salads, flat breads, sandwiches, nachos and our famous smothered taters. Enjoy inside or outside dining on our patio or back deck. We open at 11am Monday Friday for lunch and noon Saturday and Sunday Like us on FB to get all the daily specials and music schedule sent to you. We hope to see you soon! Pine Street Pub: Were all here cause were not all there. Pub & Eatery ADVERTISEMENT 000JBE1 9 57 6 N Ci tr us S pr in gs B lv d, C it ru s Sp ri ng s, F L | 35 2. 89 7. 51 55 Boulevard Bistr o is located outside Dunnellon in Citrus Springs and is Where Quality Ingredients, The Freshest of Foods and the Highest Standards of Service Meet. Open Breakfast & Lunch. Serving Pressed Sandwiches, Soup, Salads, Bur gers and Homemade Fries, Pasta Salads, Homemade Pastries. Gourmet and Specialty Cof fees, Cappuccinos, Espressos, Frappes, Smoothies and Italian Sodas, Beer and Wine. Catering, Private Parties, Groups (W elcomes with Reservations) See our menu at http://www.blvdbistrocs.com Enjoy Our Gourmet Specialties & Homemade Classics Owners Kathy & Michelle BOULEV ARD BIS TRO Open for Breakfast & Lunch Air Conditioning/Heating Daniels Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.................................117 Finegan's Heating & Air Conditioning Refrigeration................79 Seneca Air Conditioning......................................................149 Antiques/Auctions ATM Antiques and Auctions....................................................44 Dayz Gone By........................................................................59 Olde Inverness Antiques......................................................103 Stokes Flea Market................................................................30 Assited Living/Independent Living/Home Health Inverness Club Senior Apartments......................................116 Life Care Center......................................................................79 Sunflower Assisted Living Community....................................67 Superior Residences of Lecanto............................................67 Automotive Chilson's Garage....................................................................86 CTA Audio..............................................................................45 Dave's Body Shop..................................................................11 Dirks Auto Clinic......................................................................57 Eagle, Buick, GMC....................................................................2 Love Honda, Chevrolet, Motorsports....................................164 MacDonald Top Line Specialties..........................................120 Nick Nicholas Ford................................................................163 Nick Nicholas Ford/Lincoln....................................................163 Waynes Citrus Cycle..............................................................85 Beauty 7th Heaven Salon & Spa......................................................116 Eclectic Ends........................................................................117 Feel Good Corner................................................................120 Nature's Way Precision Hair....................................................29 Builder Contractor Donnelly Architecture..............................................................28 Flynn Builders, Inc.................................................................44 Thomas Electric......................................................................45 Campground/RV Dealers All Seasons RV Consignment & Sales..................................116 Como RV................................................................................92 Nature Coast RV....................................................................45 Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park, LLC......................................57 Certified Public Accountant Werner & Company PA..........................................................58 Child Care/Education Seven Rivers Christian School................................................47 Club/Organization Keep Citrus County Beautiful................................................149 Computer/Office Supply Crystal River Computer Center..............................................45 Ink-4-Less............................................................................106 Dental Complete Family Dentistry......................................................75 Ledger Dentistry......................................................................35 Smiles Dentistry......................................................................20 Timberlane Family Dentistry..................................................29 Dining Boulevard Bistro....................................................................136 Brooklyn Deli Too..................................................................145 Chefs of Napoli....................................................................135 Fat Daddy's..........................................................................131 Florida Artist Gallery..............................................................85 Grumpy Gators....................................................................131 Just-A-Cupcake......................................................................59 Mama's Kuntry Kafe..............................................................131 Michael Anthony's Pizza......................................................138 Old World Restaurant............................................................131 Pine Street Pub & Eatery......................................................136 Plantation on Crystal River ....................................................84 Riverside Inn at Izaak Walton Lodge ..................................139 Seagrass Waterfront............................................................139 The Mullet Hole......................................................................59 The Old Mill Tavern..............................................................139 Education Adams Marine Seminars Captain's License School, Inc.....45 College of Central Florida........................................................3 Saint John Paul Catholic School............................................30 Employment Career Source......................................................................105 Entertainment Citrus County Fair..................................................................43 Financial/Investors Calabro Financial....................................................................29 Edward Jones..........................................................................5 J. Michael Todd Financial......................................................107 Raymond James Lisa Esteves Dixon..............................120 Weckesser Accounting Services............................................28 Fitness/Health Citrus Gymnastics Inc.............................................................44 Inverness Yoga & Wellness Center......................................118 Flooring Joe's Carpet..........................................................................119 Michael's Floor Covering, Inc...............................................117 Florist Flowers by Barbara................................................................86 Funeral Home/Cemetery Brown Funeral......................................................................111 Cremation Center of the Nature Coast................................113 Hooper Funeral Home..........................................................103 McGan Cremation Service LLC..............................................43 Strickland Funeral Home and Crematory..............................145 Hardware Ace Hardware Inverness....................................................113 Floral City Hardware..............................................................85 Hearing Aid Specialist Beltone Hearing Centers........................................................51 HearMore Solutions................................................................56 Miracle Ear............................................................................127 Nutech Hearing........................................................................4 Professional Hearing Centers..............................................117 Home Decorating Blind Factory by JoAnn..........................................................45 Easy Living Furniture..............................................................93 Home Furnishings Crystal Casual Patio Furniture Store......................................57 Furnitrue Palace & Mattress Warehouse................................17 Leisure Living........................................................................101 Smart Interiors........................................................................59 Home Improvement A Action Tree Service..............................................................43 Advanced Aluminum Inc.........................................................44 Blackshears II Aluminum......................................................101 Boulerice Roofing..................................................................106 Budd Excavating/Tree Service................................................44 Colony Stone & Plastering, Inc...............................................29 Complete Tree Service..........................................................127 Copes Pool and Paver LLC..................................................119 Dream Kitchens & Baths........................................................57 Elite Roofing............................................................................57 Hightower Roofing Restoration............................................107 R.J. Roofing Inc.....................................................................117 Rock Solid Creations..............................................................56 Suncoast Plumbing and Electric..........................................106 Sunshine Nursery..................................................................58 Taylor Rental ..........................................................................44 Tri County Overhead Door....................................................145 Triton Lumber ........................................................................93 Tropical Window Inc...............................................................45 Weber Glass Inc...................................................................127 Will Construction..................................................................107 Willie's Painting and Pressure Washing................................111 Home Maintenance Gaudette Electric....................................................................25 R.J. Roofing, Inc...................................................................117 Thura Clean, Inc...................................................................106 Independent Living Kingsway of Beverly Hills......................................................145 Providence Independence at Wildwood..................................81 Insurance Brice Insurance....................................................................118 FWH & Associates Florida Blue..............................................28 Insurance Den......................................................................106 Sheldon Palmes Insurance....................................................49 Southern Sun Title Company................................................107 State Farm Insurance David M. Rom..................................116 The Hagar Group Insurance..................................................73 Van Allen Insurance..............................................................119 Jewelry Jim Green Jewelers................................................................58 Lodging MacRae's of Homosassa ....................................................103 Moonrise Resorts....................................................................85 Plantation on Crystal River ....................................................84 Property Management Citrus County LLC............................127 Marina/Water Sports/Boat Repair Apopka Marine Boat Sales & Service....................................49 Crystal Lodge Dive Center......................................................56 Crystal River Marine..............................................................33 Crystal River Watersports....................................................127 Plantation on Crystal River ....................................................84 River Safaris & Gulf Charters................................................145 Three Rivers Marine..............................................................33 Medical All Children's Hospital............................................................89 Beverly Hills Foot & Ankle......................................................28 Brashear's Pharmacy............................................................127 Citrus Memorial Health System............................................148 Comfort Keepers....................................................................59 David B. Raynor, DPM..........................................................118 Florida Department of Health Citrus County........................69 G & R Health Mart..................................................................29 Gardner Audiology..................................................................44 Gira S. Shah M.D.................................................................118 Laser Nail Treatment Center of Citrus County ......................56 Nature Coast EMS..................................................................37 Nature Coast Foot & Ankle....................................................53 Pulmonary Group of Central Florida......................................44 Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point....................................9 Suncoast Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center................155 Suncoast Eye Surgery Institute..............................................23 Mobile Home Dealers/Supplies Prestige Home Centers of Inverness....................................118 Taylor Made Homes................................................................41 Newspaper/Media Citrus 95.3............................................................................140 Nursery/Landscaping & Equipment Easy Wheels..........................................................................30 Optical Jan's Optical Shop..................................................................44 Pest Control A 1 Termite & Pest Control..................................................107 Bray's Pest Control..................................................................29 Bush Home Services..............................................................21 Citrus Pest Management, Inc.................................................15 Florida Pest Control................................................................56 U Killem' DoIt -Yourself....................................................118 Pet Care/Boarding Bow Wow Boutique................................................................56 Catnap Inn..............................................................................86 Greta's Touch..........................................................................85 McFarlin Feed & Supply........................................................119 Real Estate Action Rental/Management....................................................58 Century 21 JW Morton Real Estate Inc.................................61 Citrus County Dream Team....................................................19 Cridland & Cridland, PA..........................................................49 Dudley's Auction & Estate Services......................................119 ERA Key 1 Realty Inc.............................................................36 Exit Realty Leaders/Steve & Allison........................................45 Gitta Barth Coldwell Bankers........................................116/58 Silver King Properties LLC....................................................106 Recreation Birds Underwater ................................................................101 Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park ........105 Inverness Bicycle & Fitness..................................................116 Inverness Events & Visitor Bureau............................................6 Plantation on Crystal River ....................................................84 Twisted Oaks Country Club....................................................28 Rental Taylor Rental Crystal River..................................................95 Shopping AA Western Wear..................................................................120 All About Nature......................................................................71 Crystal River Mall....................................................................71 Franklin Anderson Gallery of Arts..........................................59 Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store............................................79 Heritage House......................................................................59 Key Training Center Thrift Stores ........................................111 La Te Da Boutique..................................................................59 Labels Fashions for Less........................................................93 Manatee Toy Co.....................................................................59 Rutabaga's Etc.....................................................................119 Snow's Country Market..........................................................45 Specialty Gems......................................................................57 The Cotton Club......................................................................59 The General Store..................................................................59 The Honey Hole......................................................................45 Specialty Services AAA Outboard Motors............................................................44 Authentic Pools LLC..............................................................113 Citrus County Landfill..............................................................63 Citrus Satellites....................................................................107 Country at Home..................................................................120 FDS Disposal Inc.................................................................125 JM Plumbing........................................................................120 John C. Meyers Sr. / Wheelers Locksmith............................117 Porter's Locksmithing..............................................................58 Waste Pro USA....................................................................111 Specialty Stores Glass Werx..............................................................................59 Aroma Fine Wine & Spirits......................................................30 Bookaneers............................................................................30 Down Stairs Art Gallery & Studio............................................59 Ferris Groves..........................................................................85 Frog Holler..............................................................................85 Mez Mer Eyes........................................................................59 Touch of Glass by Susan........................................................85 Xtreme Fun..........................................................................113 Tax & Accounting Services Tamara Young EA....................................................................45 Travel Let's Go Today........................................................................44 Worship First United Methodist Church..............................................125 Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue......................................123 Faith Baptist Church..............................................................125 First Baptist Church of Inverness..........................................123 First Presbyterian Church Crystal River............................123 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church........................................125 St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church................................123 St. Raphael Orthodox Church..............................................123 ADVERTISERS INDEXBYCATEGORY

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F137 F160Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Swimming with the manatees photo by Joe Dube photo by DeeDee Pierce WilcoxTsala Apopka Chain of Lakes West Indian manatees are marine mammals that can be found in marine estuaries and freshwater environments. They are typically gray in color, although their color can range from black to light brown. Colored patches of red or green algae, along with barnacles, may cover some of their skin. Their heads and faces are wrinkled, and their snouts are covered in whiskers. Coarse, single hairs are sparsely distributed throughout their large, seal-shaped bodies. An average adult manatee is about 10 feet long and weighs around 1,000 pounds. At birth, calves are between three and four feet long and weigh between 40 and 60 pounds. Manatees are gentle and slow-moving animals. Our rivers are spring-fed and average 72 degrees year-round. People come from all over the world to experience these wonderful creatures. www.visitcitrus.com It is considered the fairest of all the first-magnitude springs in this county of seven rivers, lakes and a bay fed by bubbling springs. The springs clear, aquamarine hue is a magnet for humans and manatees alike. Humans love to paddle and snorkel its waters, while manatees love to cozy up and rest during the winter months in its ambient 72-degree waters. The springs are bounded on one side by a 57-acre parcel of real estate that is set for development with trails and an interpretive center, and by a canal and homes on the other side.Three Sisters Springs photo by Peyton Valls photo by Connie Welch The long, lazy, northbound Withlacoochee River quietly refreshes the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes, a 19,111-acre playground for fishermen who have discovered they can cast hooks for an entire day and never encounter another boat or person. The natural chain of 50 lakes weaves around dozens of islands, hundreds of miles of productive shorelines and 30 square miles of open fishing. The hard sand bottom is jammed with shallowwater cover such as flooded cypress trees, pepper grass, lily pads, sawgrass, hyacinths, hydrilla and cattails. With only the company of a dozen species of birds and a curious critter or two shading along the shorelines, the marshes intermingle with open water pools offer that uncrowded, peaceful fishing coveted by anglers. www.floridafishing lakes.net photo by Joe Dube Homosassa Fireworks Festival/Poker Run June 27, 2015 9:15 p.m. Independence Day festivities will offer family fun at the Homosassa Fireworks Festival. Free fireworks can be viewed from Homosassa Riverside Resort, Seagrass Resort, Magic Manatee Marina or MacRaes of Homosassa. For more information, call 352-628-2474.JULYPatriotic Evening July 3, 2015 Inverness Patriotic Evening is at Liberty Park and Wallace Brooks Park on Lake Henderson with entertainment and activities beginning at 5 p.m. For more information, call 352-726-2611 or visit the website at www.Inverness-Fl.gov. Crystal River Fireworks July 4, 2015 The fireworks display may be viewed along U.S. 19 near Charlies Fish House Restaurant heading south on the west side. For more information, call 352-795-4216, ext. 302.SEPTEMBERHarvest Moon Craft Show Sept. 5, 2015 9 a.m. Date and location subject to change Presented by the Citrus County Craft Council, this show will open at 9 a.m. at the Crystal River Florida National Guard Armory. Admission and parking are free. For information, call Ed at 352-503-6165. Celebrate Oktoberfest Sept. 19, 2015 The German American Social Club of West Central Florida Inc. invites you to Celebrate Oktoberfest at St. Michael the Archangel Greek Orthodox Church banquet hall, 4705 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. (State Road 44), Lecanto. Call 352-237-7016 for more information.OCTOBERBikes & BBQ October 2015 The aroma of roasting ribs and brisket, the sound of acoustic music will fill the air at the Floral City Town Center during the annual Bikes & BBQ presented by the Floral City Merchants Association. For more information, call 352-419-5496. Haunted Halloween October 2015 The Friends of Crystal River State Parks presents Haunted Halloween at the visitor center, 3266 N. Sailboat Ave., Crystal River. For more information, call 352-563-0450. Haunted Tram Rides October 2015 Pepper Creek Trail is transformed for a spooky tram ride.This fundraising event is sponsored by the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. For more information, call 352-628-5445, ext. 1002. Hernando Heritage Festival and Cracker Cattle Drive October 2015 Two days of fun and festivities including an old-fashioned cracker-style drive and family activities at the Historic Hernando School. For more information or to register for the event, call 352-302-5565. Rails to Trails Bike Ride October 2015 The ride will begin at North Apopka Avenue Trail crossing in Inverness. For more information, call 352-527-9535 or visit http://railstotrailsonline.com. Scarecrow Festival October2015 A fun filled family day with vendors, games for kids, food, music and more. Held on the grounds of the Heritage Village in downtown historic Crystal River. For more information, call 352-564-1400. Oktoberfest October 2015 Citrus Sertoma will host the Oktoberfest in the field just north of the Crystal River Mall on U.S. 19. Come enjoy authentic German food, live music with the DeLeons and 50/50 prizes. For more information, call 352-628-7519. CASI Chili Cook Off October2015 Lecanto Levis 4-H Club will host the chili cook off at Natures Resort RV Park on West Halls River Road in Homosassa. For more information, call 352-697-2573. Columbus Day Remembrance Ceremony October 2015 Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus mark Columbus Day with a remembrance ceremony. For more information, call 352-382-5956. Artisans Boutique October 2105 The annual Artisans Boutique, presented by the GFWC Womans Club of Inverness, will be held at 1715 Forest Drive, Inverness. For more information, call 352-634-4216. Great American Cooter Festival and Cooterween October 2015 Take part in this celebration the last full weekend of October. For more information, call 352-726-2801 or visit the website www.cooterfestival.com.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsEVENTSfrom Page F159

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F159 F138Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000G154ON THE TOWN ON THE TOWN Withlacoochee Riverphoto by Linda Compson photo by Grant Doyle The Withlacoochee River originates in central Floridas Green Swamp, east of Polk City. It flows west, then north, and then turns northwest and finally west again before it empties into the Gulf of Mexico near Yankeetown. If forms the eastern and northern boundaries of Citrus County with Sumter, Marion and Levy counties. The river is a popular site for kayaking and canoeing. Once a refuge for Seminole Indians during the Second Seminole War, the river emerges from the Green Swamp in west central Florida and twists and bends through scenic sand hills before entering a swampy terrain of cypress, gum and maple. Overhanging limbs form a lacy canopy. During dry seasons, paddlers may encounter logs and hyacinth jams. Length: 141 miles Basin area: 1,158 square miles photo by Ted True photo by Sally Thime Krasny 000J39R MICH AEL ANTH ONYS P IZZA 4101 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa (352) 628-7827 Owners Sandro and Michael Liquori have been a staple in the pizza industry for many years. In New Jersey Sandros Pizzeria has been going strong for 10 years and counting. Seeing an opportunity we decided to take a chance and open one in Citrus County. W e strive to bring the freshest quality ingredients every time using family recipes and Grande cheese, the best in the marketplace. We hope to stay and bring happiness to customers for many years to come. Citrus County Fair March 23 29, 2015 The Citrus County Fair will run from March 23 29, 2015,at the Citrus County Fairground, 3600 S. Florida Ave., in Inverness. It will offer something for everyone. Amusement park rides, exhibits, business booths, food, fun, animals and more. For information, call 352-726-2993.APRIL2nd Annual Schoolhouse Hustle April 11, 2015 CREST School, Lecanto Complex 7 a.m. registration The Citrus County Education Foundation (CCEF) will host the second annual Schoolhouse Hustle on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The event will be managed by DRC Sports and held at the CREST School/Lecanto Complex. Working together with Citrus Road Runner and the Citrus County School District to promote this event, CCEF plans to attract hundreds of runners, students, parents and guests of all ages. The race will feature entertainment, a family health expo, kid zone and school spirit competition. All proceeds benefit the Citrus County Education Foundation. Bluegrass Festival April 18, 2015 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Bluegrass groups will take the stage to entertain visitors with their amazing talents. Visitors can also enjoy various merchandise vendors and also terrific food, snack and refreshment vendors. For the classic and antique auto enthusiasts we will have some wonderful automobiles from days gone by here as well. For more information, call 352-726-0315. Floral City Garden Clubs 21st Annual Plant Sale April 18, 2015 8 a.m. 1 p.m. Join the Floral City Garden Club for their annual plant sale at 8599 E. Marvin St., Floral City. For more information, call 352-560-3879.MAYKentucky Derby Party May 1, 2015 Burkes of Ireland Put on your best derby hat and head down to Burkes of Ireland on Citrus Avenue. For more information, call 352-795-0956. Art Center Theatre Social Security May 8 24, 2015 A comedy by Andrew Bergman A married couple of art dealers are living comfortably when their domestic tranquility is shattered by the arrival of the wifes goody-goody nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband, and her archetypal Jewish Mother who are there to try to save their college student daughter from the horrors of living only for sex. The comic sparks really begin to fly when the mother hits it off with the elderly minimalist artist who is the art dealers best client, and hilarity reigns. Each show of the regular season runs for 10 performances with curtain time at either 7:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. for matinees. Tickets can be ordered by calling the theatre box office at 352-746-7606. Box office hours are 1 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to show time. Music at the Museum LaGrange May 21, 2015 Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. The Citrus County Historical Society will host Music at the Museum with LaGrange at 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum in Inverness. Rounding out this season, LaGrange is a trio of Florida Musicians featuring John French, vocals and rhythm guitar; Paul Smithson, guitar, mandolin and vocals; and Joe Ramirez on vocals and electric bass. Call 352-341-6427 for more information.JUNECobia Fishing Tournament June 6 7, 2015 Anglers will compete for cash and prizes. The Homosassa Game Fish Club hosts the tournament every year. For more information, call the Barramundi Corp. at 352-628-0200 or MacRaes of Homosassa at 352-628-2602. Inverness Flag Day June 14, 2014 7 p.m. Celebrate national Flag Day at the Inverness Government Center, with local veterans groups and the city of Inverness. The evening event grows each year in the spirit of pride and patriotism. Entertainment includes Color Guard displays, musical tributes and patriotic vocals. For more information, visit www.Inverness-Fl.gov.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F160EVENTSfrom Page F158

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F139 000G154ON THE TOWN ON THE TOWN F158Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 10465 W. Y ulee Dr., Homosassa (3 52 ) 62 8BO OZ ( 26 69 ) ( 35 2) 62 8BO OZ ( 26 69 ) (352) 628-BOOZ (2669) Located in Old Homosassa you will find nestled amongst the old oak trees, next to the Yulee Sugar mill ruins, The Old Mill Tavern. The Old Mill Tavern has been part of this historical community for over eighty years. While there, you can enjoy the full liquor bar and some of the best wings around, over 49 flavors to choose from! They also serve great Greek salads, hamburgers, gyros and much, much more, not to mention daily lunch and dinner specials. Happy hour is 7 days a week. Karaoke is enjoyed by all every Friday and Saturday night from 9:30pm to 1:30am and live music on the patio Saturday and Sunday afternoons, (some Fridays, check schedule). So grab the family and stop by and enjoy the character of an old tavern environment, a place where everyone knows your name. Dont forget to check out the old guns and swords inlaid in the oldest part of the bar!!! Take out is available too; just call 352-628-BOOZ (2669). We look forward to seeing you soon at 10465 W. Yulee Drive, Old Homosassa, FL. The Old Mill Tavern 000JCOB 6301 R ivers ide Drive, Y ank eetow n 352-447-2595 Riverside In n at Izaak W alt on Lodg e recentl y reno vated b y new o wners Nancy Little L ewis a nd her husba nd, Captain Ky L ewis A r elaxing t wist to an old fa vorite. Come by boat, come by car a nd enjoy t he casual w aterfront dining & bar Re asonable price s on your f av orite foods a nd bev erage s. We hav e a full bar cottage s ye ar-r ound and f ishing guide. Call f or details. 000J3OS 000JCZK Seagrass Waterfront and Tiki Bar is an award winning restaurant located on the Homosassa River. The menu includes a variety of items including Detroit Style Pizzas, 15 different seafood items, fresh ground burgers, their famous reubens, and their number one seller, fish and chips. For more information about Seagrass Waterfront and Tiki Bar please call 352-5032007, or visit seagrasswaterfrontandresult.com. SEAGRASS WATERFRONT & TIKI BAR Music at the Museum Searson March 12, 2015 Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. The Citrus County Historical Society will host Music at the Museum with Searson at 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum in Inverness. An event coordinator says of them, Searson is an amazing live show, from their high energy, foot-stomping, driving music to their extraordinary step dancing. The audience was mesmerized. A pure joy to watch. Call 352-341-6427 for more information. Lighting Up Florida Quilt Show March 13 14, 2015 Friday 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Location not available at time of publication. Creative Quilters have a quilt show every two years. A special quilt is made by the members and the winner is drawn at the show. 100 percent of the proceeds from the quilt raffle tickets is given to hospice. There will be vendors and a judged show. $6 entrance fee. For more information, visit www.creativequiltersofcitruscounty.com. Art Center Theatre Design for Murder March 13 29, 2015 A mystery/dramatic comedy by George Batson Celia Granger and her son try to maintain the traditions attached to her family and home, a magnificent old mansion on the Hudson River. Suddenly a young maid is killed, and Celia finds herself living in a violent present. The detective on the case, a rugged self-made man, is revealed to have admired Celia and brings a touch of romance to her life. When the chauffeur who had stumbled upon information linking David and the slain girl is also brutally murdered suspicion falls on every member of the cast. The climax finds Celia alone in the house and the murderer ready to strike again. Comedy is supplied by two women friends who also figure among the suspects. Each show of the regular season runs for 10 performances with curtain time at either 7:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. for matinees. Tickets can be ordered by calling the theater box office at 352-746-7606. Box office hours are 1 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to show time. Shrimpa Palooza March 14, 2015 Event location subject to change Shrimpa Palooza begins with an amazing Mardi Gras parade in the morning followed by the Shrimpa Palooza festival that will be held behind the Homosassa Civic Association on Yulee Drive. Live music, tons of great seafood mixed with over 100 vendors and a kids zone to keep the young ones happy! For more information, call 352-201-2520. St. Patricks Day Parade March 17, 2015 10 a.m. dog parade begins 11 a.m. bands start 6 p.m. Leprechaun Run Historic Downtown Crystal River Dress in your best Irish outfit, dress your dog in Irish garb and come to downtown Crystal River for the St. Patricks Day Parade hosted by Burkes of Ireland on Citrus Avenue. For more information, call 352-795-0956. Crystal River Rotary Beast Feast March 19, 2015 5 p.m. Rock Crusher Canyon The Crystal River Rotary will host a Beast Feast on March 19at 5 p.m. at Rock Crusher Canyon. For tickets and more information, call 352-417-1160 or visit rotarybeastfeast.com. Fort Cooper Days March 21 22, 2015 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Step back in time to the 1830s 1840s era and experience Florida history during this event. Re-enactors dressed in authentic period attire and using period weapons will engage in the Second Seminole Way battle re-enactments held twice daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Living history demonstrations of the way things were done in the time period go on throughout the day. Military and Seminole camps will be open for visitors to explore. Merchandise vendors will be selling items for those who wish to take something with them to remember the day, and lets not forget the great food and refreshments. Admission is a donation of $6 for adult through 13 years old, 12 years old and under free. For more information, call 352-726-0315. St. Patricks Day Parade March 17, 2014 Historic Downtown Inverness With a parade route of less than five blocks, the energy and fun exhibited by participants, as well as viewers, told the city of Inverness it is an event that must return each year. For more information, visit www.Inverness-Fl.gov.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F159EVENTSfrom Page F157

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F157 F140Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000JDHN Weve Got Music Covered On The Nature Coast From Todays Top Music, Classic Hits to Greatest Hits and More! citrus953.com thefox967.com thegreatesthits106.com FEBRUARYArt Center Theatre A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody Feb. 6 22, 2015 A comedy by Ron Bernas Rich, bored Matthew promises his wife, Julia, he will kill her during the next year so he can become a jet setter. Julia, whos always about three steps ahead of him, plays along. And so the game begins a hilarious year-long match of wits. During the year there are several mysterious deaths that occur on the ground of the family estate, a butler who is not what he seems, a detective who cant buy a clue, and two innocents caught in the hilarity as they plan their wedding. While Julia cleverly dodges Matthews devious murder attemps, the Perry friends and staff are dying off mysteriously. Each show of the regular season runs for 10 performances with curtain time at either 7:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. for matinees. Tickets can be ordered by calling the theater box office at 352-746-7606. Box office hours are 1 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to show time. Music at the Museum Southern Exposure Jazz for your Valentine Feb. 12, 2015 Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. The Citrus County Historical Society will host Music at the Museum with Southern Exposure Jazz for your Valentine at 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum in Inverness. Norman Bernard opens a jazz Valentine card for you and your sweetheart. He and the Southern Exposure ensemble are eager to make your evening full of romance and tasty jazz stylings. Call 352-341-6427 for more information. 5th Annual Love Your Library Evening Feb. 13, 2015 6:30 9 p.m. Central Ridge Library, Beverly Hills Join us for this fantastic after-hours fundraising event in the company of those with love and support their library system. Enjoy live music, wine, catered hors doeuvres, a silent auction, and special raffles. Tickets are $25 per person and available for purchase at all libraries. Proceeds benefit the Citrus County Library System. This event presented by the Citrus County Library Foundation. For more information, call 352-746-9077, ext. 17. Great Guinness Toast Feb. 20, 2015 Burkes of Ireland Toast Guinness around the world at the same time. Head down to Burkes of Ireland on Citrus Avenue and try to put the most people toasting Guinness at the same time into the Guinness Book of World Records. For more information, call 352-795-0956. Ozello Chili Cook-off and Craft Show Feb. 21, 2015 9 a.m. 4 p.m. A craft show will begin at 9 a.m. and the chili competition and dinners at 11 a.m. at the Ozello Civic Center, 14095 W. Ozello Trail. For more information, visit http://ozello.net.MARCH31st Manatee Car and Truck Show March 1, 2015 8 a.m. The 31st Manatee Car and Truck Show is a classic car show for the public. Proceeds from this event will go to local charities and three or four scholarships at WTI in the automotive department. It will cost $20 on the day of the show for entrants, free for visitors. For information, call 352-382-5501 or visit www.citruscountycruisers.com Floral City Strawberry Festival March 7 8, 2015 Hosted by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, thousands come to the two-day event at Floral Park to check out more than 200 arts and crafts vendors, childrens activities and games, down-home entertainment and of course, that celebrated strawberry shortcake. For more information, call 352-795-3149 or visit www.citruscountychamber.com. Spring Fling Craft Show March 7, 2015 (This date is subject to change) The Citrus County Craft Council will hold their annual Spring Fling Craft Show at the Citrus County Auditorium in Inverness. For more information, call Ed at 352-503-6165.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F158EVENTSfrom Page F156

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F141 F156Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 traBaseball Disc Golf Football Gymnastics Horseshoes Outdoor groups PLAY programs Rollerskating Shuffleboard Soccer Swimming YMCA A communication code word for the letter x XCurricular activitiesphoto by Jill Lyles Homosassa Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 20, 2014 5:30 p.m. Enter your decorated boat in the parade, which begins at Marker 7 on the Homosassa River at 5:30 p.m. This is a free event. Inverness Christmas Parade Dec. 13, 2014 Noon 2 p.m. The parade begins east of Montgomery Boulevard heading east on U.S. 41/State Road 44 to Highland Boulevard. Floats, bands, entertainers and Santa will participate. The parade is sponsored by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce. Call 352-795-3149 for more information. Celebration of Lights Dec. 19 24, 2014 And Dec. 26, 2014 5:30 9 p.m. Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa The annual Celebration of Lights at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will run six evenings from Dec. 19 through Christmas Eve., and then again on Dec. 26 for an after-Christmas party. The community is invited to come and enjoy Sebastians Winter Wonderland, a spectacular synchronized light and sound show. A variety of entertainment will be offered nightly and refreshments will be available. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, and the suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, call 352-628-5343. Crystal River Community Holiday Boat Parade Dec. 13, 2014 6:15 p.m. Watch the boat parade from any location on Kings Bay to see Santa before he takes off on his trip to the North Pole. The theme is Christmas Melodies. Best viewing areas are the Crystal River Ale House, Petes Pier, Third Street Pier, The Dockside Ice Cream Shop and Crackers Restaurant and Tiki. Prizes will be given for Best Themed Boat and Most Lights. For more information or to pre-register, contact Capt. Suzie Martin at 352-586-8068 or visit the website at http://captsuzie.wix.com/ crystalriverboatparade. Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Dec. 24, 2014 All day Burkes of Ireland Dress in your ugliest sweater and head down to Burkes of Ireland on Citrus Avenue. For more information, call 352-795-0956.JANUARYMusic at the Museum Bing Futch Jan. 15, 2015 Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. The Citrus County Historical Society will host Bing Futch on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum in Inverness. Bing Futch combines his giant talent and instantly likable personality to start the new years concerts. Bing Futch is an award-winning singer, songwriter, music composer and performer on Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Native American flute, ukulele and more. Call 352-341-6427 for more information. Florida Manatee Festival Jan. 17-18, 2015 Saturday: 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. 4 p.m. The Florida Manatee Festival, a two-day event, offers visitors the opportunity to view the manatee in its own environment. The festival is hosted by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, the city of Crystal River and the Rotary Club of Crystal River. It is held in historic downtown Crystal River at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Citrus Avenue. For information, call 352-795-3149 or visit www.citruscountychamber.com Truck and Tractor Pull Jan. 30 31, 2015 Fri. gates open at 4 p.m. Sat. gates open at 10 a.m. The Truck and Tractor Pull, hosted by the Citrus County Fair Association, draws crowds of tractor owners, drivers and fans across the nation to the two-day competition. For more information, visit www.citruscountyfair.com/ tractor.html or call 352-726-2993.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F157EVENTSfrom Page F154

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F155 TOTAL TOTAL SKIN CARE SKIN CARE Chemical Peeling Botox Therapy Esthetics Laser Surgery Juvederm Obagi Laser Hair Removal Photofacial Rejuvenation Routine screening and early detection of skin cancer is key to treatment. www.dermatologyonline.com SUNCOAST DERMATOLOGY AND SKIN SURGERY CENTER Participating with: Medicare, BCBS, Cigna, Humana, Aetna, United Healthcare (specific plans) Board Certified American Board of Dermatology; American Society for Dermatology Surger y, Member American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow American Society for MOHS Surgery Lecanto Office 352-746-2200 Ocala Office 352-873-1500 O ff er in g A Sa fe Offering A Safe M ed ic al A pp ro ac h Medical Approach T o Co sm et ic I ss ue s! To Cosmetic Issues! Skin Cancer Diagnosis & T reatment Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery Skin Repairs MOHS Micrographic Surgery Age Management Medicine Growth Removal 000JETK F142Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Jill Lyles Xtra Curricular Activities Citrus County Parks and Recreation department puts on not only adult and youth league sports, but doesn't forget the tiny tots either! Besides sports, they also put on Movies in the Park and various activities throughout the year. Jill Lyles Xtra CurricularBaseball/SoftballCentral Citrus Little League www.eteamz.com/centralcitruslittleleague Citrus Stingers Baseball Club AAU http://stingersbaseballclub.com Crystal River Little League www.eteamz.com/crystalriverlittleleague Inverness Little League www.eteamz.com/inverness West Florida Lightning Baseball Club http://bit.ly/1nSRv9gDisc GolfCitrus Disc Golf Club Corp Whispering Pines Park, Inverness Handicap 11 a.m. Saturdays (2) 18 hole courses both starting in the parking lot at the pool. White course 50/50 flat and hilly. Blue course 50/50 flat, curvy and longer. Floral Park, U.S. 41, Floral City Handicap 10 a.m. Sundays (1) 19 hole course starting at first park pavillion. Open grassy mature oaks.

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F143 F154Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Nora MooreCrystal River Sharks http://crystalriversharks.net Inverness Storm www.leaguelineup.com/invernessstorm Nature Coast Flag Football www.naturecoastyouthsports.org Citrus County Parks & Recreation www.bocc.citrus.fl.us/commserv/parksrec /sports/play.htm Beverly Hills Horseshoe Club Ron Fair 352-746-3924 Citrus Springs Horseshoe Club www.citrusspringshc.coffeecup.com Beverly Hills Shuffleboard Club Val Pierce, president 352-746-0657 Sharon Pineda, vice president 352-527-8488 Floral City Shuffleboard Club Dana Bause, vice president 352-726-0670 Inverness Shuffleboard Club 352-637-5488 Citrus United Soccer www.citrusunited.com Nature Coast Soccer Club www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url= naturecoastsoccer Suncoast Swim Team www.suncoastswimteam.com/new YMCA www.ymcasuncoast.org 352-637-0132 Nature Coast Ramblers www.naturecoastramblers.org Karl 352-344-1531Football Horseshoes PLAY Programs Shuffleboard Soccer SwimmingCitrus Gymnastics www.citrusgymnastics.comGymnastics Outdoor GroupsRoller Barn 1740 U.S. 41 North, Inverness 352-726-2044Rollerskating YMCA Programs photo by George Loring photo by Nora Moore Fifth Annual Holiday Show: Miracle on 34th Street Dec. 5, 2014 7 p.m. Citrus Spring Community Center The New Dawn Singers are a traveling group of college-age performers who bring a high energy song-and-dance show to all ages across the country. The show will begin at 7 p.m. at the Citrus Springs Community Center and will cost $8 per person. For more information, call 352-465-7007 or 352-527-7540 or visit www.citruscountyparks.com. Floral City Heritage Days Dec. 5 6, 2014 Friday, Dec. 5 from 5:30 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Since 1993 the Heritage Council has sponsored and managed the annual Floral City Heritage Days. Floral City Heritage Council volunteers dress in period costume of the 1890s and act as guides to the historic home tours and the museum/country store. The Friday night event, Candles & Carols, features an all-you-can-eat fish fry with night rides in a horse-drawn wagon down Orange Avenue lined with luminaries. The Saturday events focus around Florida Folk Life Day with early Florida daily living exhibits, demonstrations, and the Blue Banner Tour of Historic Homes. http://floralcityhc.org Light Shine Marion Civic Chorale Dec. 7, 2014 4 p.m. The Marion Civic Chorale is a nonprofit community chorus. They will be performing a choral program of traditional Christmas carols. The program will be about 90 minutes long with an intermission and will start at 4 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 2540 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy. in Lecanto. For information, call the church at 352-527-0052. Cathy DeWitt & Moondancer Dec. 11, 2014 Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. The Citrus County Historical Society will host Cathy DeWitt & Moondancer on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum in Inverness. Cathy DeWitt returns to the Old Courthouse with her fellow musicians to add some early holiday jazz for your enjoyment. Let Cathys warm vocals and astounding backing musicians prepare you for the season. Call 352-341-6427. Airboat Christmas Parade Dec. 13, 2014 Boats line up at 5 p.m. Parade begins at sunset The airboat parade begins at Lake Hernando boat ramp then proceeds across the lake and back by the ramp to Armantes Restaurant. New toys and bicycles will be donated to CUB before the parade. The parade is open to any type of boat. For more information, call 352-344-1226 or visit www.citrusairboat.org. Crystal River Christmas Parade Dec. 6, 2014 6 9 p.m. Come celebrate the holidays with our annual Crystal River Christmas Parade. This years theme is Christmas Melodies. The parade will be presented by the chamber of commerce and the city of Crystal River. There will be dozens of floats, marching units, twinkling lights and Christmas music to get you in the holiday spirit. Deadline for float applications is Nov. 21, 2014. For more information, call 352-795-3149. Floral City Friends of the Library Book Sale Dec. 6, 2014 9 a.m. 2 p.m. The Floral City Friends of the Library will hold their book sale in conjunction with Floral City Heritage Days. The sale will convene in front of the Floral City Library on Saturday from 9a.m. to 2p.m. For information, call 352-726-3671. The Nutcracker Dec. 6, 2014 3 p.m. This ballet in two acts will be presented by the Step N Time Inc. School of Dance Arts in Inverness at Curtis Peterson Auditorium. Students from all areas of Citrus County who range in age from 3 to 18 will perform the ballet. Tickets are $20, $15 for children 12 and younger, and seating is reserved. For more information, call Lisa at 352-637-4663or visit the website at www.schofdancearts.com. Nights of Lights Dec. 12-14, 2014 6 8 p.m. View Fort Cooper Park in its holiday finest with decorations, thousands of lights and luminaries. Visitors can enjoy refreshments and snacks or even make a smore. Young and old can also visit with Santa. Admission to the event is a non-perishable food, new toy, cash or pet food. All proceeds benefit local charities. For more information, call 352-726-0315.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F156EVENTSfrom Page F153

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F153 F144Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 umaFlorida panther kitten A young Florida panther that calls Homosassa home Yphoto by Joe Dube Parade of Trees Public Tree Viewing Nov. 20, 2014 2 8 p.m. The public is invited to view more than 25 uniquely decorated Christmas trees presented by the Gulf to Lake Pilot Club at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church. Please bring a toy, stuffed animal or non-perishable food item for donation to Citrus United Basket. For more information, email kitty9632@yahoo.com. Parade of Trees Gala Event Nov. 21, 2014 A magical display of more than 25 uniquely decorated Christmas trees will be presented by the Gulf to Lake Pilot Club at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church. The evening includes dinner and an auction. For more information call 352-270-9308. For more information, email kitty9632@yahoo.com. Citrus Stampede Rodeo Nov. 21 22, 2014 Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Cowboys and cowgirls kick up a little dust and delight the crowds at the annual Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Citrus Stampede Rodeo to benefit the Citrus County 4-H program. Beginning with the precision pageantry of the local 4-H equestrian drill team, the boot-stomping, edge-of-your seat rodeo at the Citrus County Fairgrounds arena includes bull riding, bareback and saddle broncs, steer wrestling, team roping, calf roping, womens barrel racing and the excitement of giddy-up to make all ages whoop and holler with the real cowboys. Friday night there will be a Buck Off, where local celebrities will ride the mechanical bull while friends and family pledge money according to how long they can stay seated. Saturday night is Tough Enough to Wear Pink night. Wear pink and support breast cancer awareness with your favorite cowboys and cowgirls. The kiddie corral will be open to keep the little ones occupied until the performance begins. For more information, call 352-564-4525 or visit www.citrusstampederodeo.com. Inglis Yankeetown Lions Club Seafood Festival Nov. 22 23, 2014 The 33rd annual Yankeetown Arts, Crafts & Seafood Festival will be held on the tree-lined boulevard of Riverside Drive in Yankeetown an Old Florida coastal village on Floridas Nature Coast. Admission and parking are free and hundreds of booths will offer food, beverages, entertainment, fine arts, crafts, games and unique merchandise. For more information, visit http://yankeetownseafoodfestival.com. Inverness Grand Prix Motorsports Festival Nov. 21 22, 2014 Nov. 21 5 p.m. car show; 7 p.m. Big Engine rocks the stage Nov. 22 10 a.m. car show; noon race begins Downtown Inverness is transformed into a kart racing track, with vendors, classic cars and more. Opens with practice runs, followed by class heats professionally announced. Visit www.inverness-fl.gov for more information. Winter Wonderland Craft Show Nov. 22, 2014 Crystal River Mall 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Citrus County Craft Council will hold its annual Winter Wonderland Craft Show at the Crystal River Mall, 1801 N.W. U.S. 19, in the former Belk storefront. Handmade gift drawings will be offered all day. There will be free admission and parking. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, call Ed at 352-503-6165. Ozello Arts & Fine Crafts Festival Nov. 29, 2014 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Come take part in the 8th annual Ozello Arts & Fine Crafts Festival on Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. From U.S. 19 turn west on County Road 494 (Ozello Trail), go 6.2 miles, on right, watch for signs. For more information, call Jane Beller 352-634-0563.DECEMBERFather Christmas Ball Dec. 5, 2014 6 to 11 p.m. Cocktails 6 p.m.; Dinner 7 p.m.; Dancing 8 p.m. Ring in the holiday season with the annual semiformal gala hosted by the Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church and held at the Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center in Lecanto. For more information, call 352-527-0052, 352-563-5932 or visit www.sothec.org.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F154EVENTSfrom Page F152

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Lyman Strickland & Brian Ledsome, LFD 1901 SE H WY 19, C RYSTAL R IVER 352-795-2678 trickland trickland S S Funeral Home and Crematory Your Trusted Family-Owned Funeral Home Since 1962 Proudly Serving The Best Community For Over 50 Years Proudly Serving The Best Community For Over 50 Years 201 3 201 3 201 3 201 3 000JCIS B r o o k l y n Deli Sandwiches Salads Party Trays Catering Home of the Brooklyn Bomber 3360 E Gulf To Lake Hwy., Inverness, FL (352) 637-3354 Mon. Fri.: 8:00 am 5:00 pm Sat.: 10:00 am 4:00 pm Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Nov. 8, 2014 8 a.m. The Kiwanis Club will hold a pancake breakfast at the First United Methodist Church of Homosassa at 8 a.m. on Nov. 8. Breakfast will consist of all you can eat pancakes with sausage, orange juice and coffee. Shop Local Community Showcase Nov. 8, 2014 9 a.m. 3 p.m. The show will be held at the Crystal River Mall. Visit the website for more information, www.citrusbuilders.comor call 352-746-9028. The Adventures of Sam Spade, The Blood Money Caper An Old Time Radio Show Nov. 8 9, 2014 Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. The Citrus County Historical Society is hosting an Old Time Radio Show at the Old Courthouse Museum in Inverness. For more information, call 352-341-6436. Veterans Parade Nov. 11, 2014 10 a.m. The patriotic parade begins at Citrus High School, traveling east on U.S. 41 to historic downtown Inverness courthouse grounds. For more information, call 352-795-7000or email allprestige@yahoo.com. Veterans Memorial Service Nov. 11, 2014 11 a.m. (following parade) The memorial service will be held on the courthouse square immediately following the Veterans Parade. There will be a key note speaker, the grand marshall, choirs and high school bands. For more information, call 352-746-1384 or cmclead670@earthlink.net. 7 Rivers Golf & Country Club member sixth annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show Nov. 12, 2014 10 a.m. 4 p.m. You are cordially invited to the sixth annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show at 7 Rivers Golf & Country Club, 7395 W. Pinebrook St., Crystal River, on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a raffle drawing for a gift basket. Lunch is available at the club. For more information, call 352-795-6192. Farm Week at the Inverness Farmers Market Nov. 15, 2014 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Farm Week will be the theme for the Inverness Farmers Market on Nov. 15 at the Inverness Government Center, 212 W. Main St. Call 352-726-2611, ext. 1304 or visit www.invernessfarmersmarket.com. Floral City Garden Club Attic Treasure Sale Nov. 15, 2014 8 a.m. 2 p.m. This sale will be held rain or shine in the community building at 8370 E. Orange Ave., Floral City. For more information, call 352-560-3879. Lake Hernando Dragon Boat Festival Nov. 15, 2014 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Dragon Boating is coming back to Hernando. This festival will take place on Lake Hernando. It is a family-friendly event; bring blankets and chairs. Come enjoy live music, food and drink vendors, arts and craft vendors and a childrens play area with inflatables. Proceeds for the event will benefit the Feeding America Tampa Bay organization. For more information, visit the website at www.lakehernandodragonboat.com. Light Shine Stephen Saxon and Carolyn Troupin Nov. 16, 2014 4 p.m. This will be a recital with Stephen Saxon, bass-baritone and Carolyn Troupin, piano. This recital will feature a variety of music including classical, spiritual, opera and broadway pieces. The performance will last about 90 minutes with an intermission and will start at 4 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 2540 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy. in Lecanto. The Light Shine Series is a humanities and music appreciation enrichment program for all citizens of Citrus County. For information, call the church at 352-527-0052. Music at the Museum Patchouli Nov. 20, 2014 Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. The Citrus County Historical Society will host Acoustics at the Museum featuring Patchouli on Nov. 20at 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum in Inverness. Bruce Hecksels astounding guitar technique reminds listeners of The Gypsy Kings, and when blended with fellow musician and vocalist Julie Patchouli, they bring high energy and sweet harmonies to their acoustic repertoire. Call 352-341-6427.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F153EVENTSfrom Page F151

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F151 F146Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Joe Dube Yuma YumaThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Park Service celebrated Yuma, a Florida panther kitten, when he moved to his permanent habitat on Aug. 21 at at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Yuma arrived at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on April 3. Yuma is a Native-American word that means son of the chief. As a one-week-old kitten, he was discovered barely alive on Jan. 23 by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists checking on the den of a female panther in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in Naples, Florida. The kitten had apparently been abandoned, was dehydrated and non-responsive. He received emergency care at Animal Specialty Hospital in Naples and rehabilitative care at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. Since he cannot return to the wild, he will live at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, where he will serve as an ambassador for his species. Festival of the Arts Nov. 1 2, 2014 9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. The 43rd Festival of the Arts will be held Nov. 1 and 2 around the Courthouse Square in downtown Inverness. This annual event will again feature over 100 artists displaying a wide variety of artistic creations, including fine arts, as well as hobbies and crafts. The exhibitors booths are set up around the courthouse square and there will be a special area for artists from local schools. The Zone will feature students from the county elementary, middle and high schools and will include childrens activities. Food vendors will also be on site to provide refreshments and a place for shoppers to relax. For information, call 352-726-2811 or visit www.Inverness-Fl.gov. Get Shipwrecked Nov. 1, 2014 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Enjoy a coastal-themed day on the grounds and in the shops of The Shoppes of Heritage Village. There will be treasures of all kinds, from boats, antiques, artistic talent and sidewalk sales to name a few. Live pirates and mermaids, along with coastal creations will be at different shops to offer photo opportunities. There will be a Dress like a Pirate contest (18 years old and older), treasure hunt and more. For more information, call 352-564-1400. Hobby and Model Train Show Nov. 1, 2014 9 a.m. 3 p.m. The train shows are fun for the whole family. They usually offer vendors with various train items from N to G Scale models. A small train layout will be on display for the children to watch. The show will be held at 3610 S. Florida Ave., Inverness. For more information, call Joe at 727-244-1341 or visit www.regalrailways.com. Stone Crab Jam Nov. 1, 2014 3 10 p.m. On West Citrus Avenue in Crystal River, the Stone Crab Jam will raise money for the projects supported by the Rotary Club of Crystal River Kings Bay and the many other volunteer organizations that supported efforts last year. For more information, visit the website at http://stonecrabjam.com. Veterans Flea Market Nov. 5, 2014 7 a.m. 2 p.m. A Veterans Flea Market will be held on Nov. 5 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Stokes Flea Market, 5220 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway in Lecanto. For more information, call 352-746-7200. Veterans Fair Nov. 8, 2014 Noon 2 p.m. The Veterans Fair will be held on Nov. 8 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Crystal River Mall. For more information, contact Sam Dininno at 352-527-5915 or email at Samuel.dininno@bocc.citrus.fl.us. Friends of the Homosassa Library Book Sale Nov. 8 9, 2014 The Friends of the Homosassa Library Book Sale will be held at the Homosassa Seafood Festival. Gently used books, media books, DVDs and CDs will be offered for public sale. Funds derived from the sale will be used to purchasematerials for the Homosassa Library. For information, call 352-382-2440. Taste of CF Nov. 8, 2014 5:30 p.m. Taste of CF will be an evening of great food and entertainment benefiting the CF Foundations STEPS to CF program in Citrus County. The event will be held at the College of Central Florida Citrus Campus. For more information, contact 352-854-2322, ext. 1436. Homosassa Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival Nov. 8 9, 2014 Sat. 9 a.m. 5 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m. 4:30 p.m. The annual Seafood Festival is sponsored by the Homosassa Civic Club and held in November each year in the historic district of Old Homosassa. For more information, visit www.homosassaseafoodfestival.org. K-9 Karnival Nov. 8, 2014 9:30 a.m. 3 p.m. Liberty Park Hosted by the Inverness Olde Towne Association, this event is sure to please. Admission is a donation of non-perishable pet food. All dogs must be on a leash. Many events will be happening throughout the day. For more information, visit www.invernessoldetowne.orgor email communications@invernessbusiness leaders.com.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F152EVENTSfrom Page F150

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F147 F150Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 ebuZebu cattle One of a domesticated form of cattle with a lar ge hump over the shoulders Zphoto by Rochelle Kaiser MONTHLYFriday Night Thunder Third Friday 5 8 p.m. On the third Friday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Inverness Government Center plaza, 212 W. Main St., this event features muscle cars and other classic vehicles. For more information, call 352-341-1165 or visit www.Inverness-Fl.gov. Herrys Market Day Second Saturday 8 a.m. noon An outdoor flea market featuring items ranging from the old, ordinary and useful to the sublime, cool and collectible is held in two locations in Citrus County: 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane (behind Wendys east of U.S. 19), Homosassa and 415 U.S. 41, Inverness. For more information, call 352-527-2020. Inverness Farmers Market First and third Saturdays 9 a.m. 1 p.m. The market is open year-round on the first and third Saturdays of each month at the Inverness Government Center, 212 W. Main St. Call 352-726-2611, ext. 1304 or visit www.invernessfarmersmarket.com. Market Day with Art & Treasures Second Saturday 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Market Day is held the second Saturday of each month at the Heritage Village in Crystal River. For more information, call 352-564-1400 or visit www.theshoppesofheritagevillage.com. Music in the Park Third Saturday September through May Outdoor concert held at the gazebo at Little Spring Park behind city hall in Crystal River. For more information, email lbollin@ crystalriverfl.org.NOVEMBERArt Center Theatre The Dixie Swim Club Oct. 31 Nov. 16, 2014 The Dixie Swim Club by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolinas Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each others lives. The play focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of 33 years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and humorous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them, including some surprising developments that test their friendship and ingenuity. Each show of the regular season runs for 10 performances with curtain time at either 7:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. for matinees. Tickets can be ordered by calling the theater box office at 352-746-7606. Box office hours are 1 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to show time. Beverly Hills Lions Foundation Inc. 17th Annual Arts & Craft Fair Nov. 1, 2014 9 a.m. 3 p.m. The Beverly Hills Lions will host their annual craft fair at the Lions Club, 72 Civic Circle in Beverly Hills. Admission is free. For more information, call 352-527-1556. Bluesn Bar-B-Que Nov. 1, 2014 The Nature Coast Friends of Blues hosts the 19th annual Bluesn Bar-B-Que at the Museum Caf, 10466 W. Yulee Drive in Homosassa. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the event. The Susanne Smith Band will play from noon to 1:30 p.m.; Blue Dice will play from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and Damon Fowler will play from 4 to 5 p.m. No coolers or pets. Barbecue and Cuban cuisine will be available for purchase on site. For more information, call 352-628-1081 or 352-9411. photo by Jill LylesCitrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F151

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F148Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F149 000JDFD ASK ABOUT EXCLUSIVE SENICA REBATES Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires 12/31/15 Cannot be combined with any other offer. Please present ad at time of service. Expires 12/31/15 Give us a call today! 352-795-9685 www.senicaair.com CAC 1815564 HVAC 9624 2014 Mediagistic, Inc. 70968 Limited time offer. SERVING PASCO, HILLSBOROUCH, HERNANDO, PINELLAS, CITRUS and MARION COUNTIES SERVING PASCO, HILLSBOROUCH, HERNANDO, PINELLAS, CITRUS and MARION COUNTIES Get Involved Today! Contact Information: Keep Citrus County Beautiful (KCCB) P.O. Box 94, Lecanto, FL 34460 352-746-9393 .For more information visit us online at www.kccbinc.org. SNAG N BAG: KCCB provides Litter Bag Dispensers and Monofilament fishing line Collection Stations as part of its Snag N Bag Program. These stations are located 13 th Anniversary 13 th Anniversaryat a number of popular fishing piers and launching ramps around the County for the community to help keep the waterways clean. Boaters are encouraged to take a litter bag with them and to leave no litter in their wake. The Fishing Line Recycling Stations provide a place for old fishing lines to be recycled into new fishing equipment, helping to avoid injuries to the marine wildlife.SNAG N BAG LOCATIONS CAN BE FOUND AT:www.kccbinc.org/ snagbag.html Keep Citrus County Beautiful Partners photo by David Tomczak Zebu Cattle Zebu CattleThe zebu, native to the jungles of South Asia, is a species of cattle that can adapt to life in the hot tropics. They are one of the smallest species of cattle in the world with the adult zebu reaching a height just over 39 inches. The zebu has a distinctive hump on its upper back, located behind the head and neck. They also have a large flap of skin below the lower jaw, known as a dewlap. There are an estimated four million zebu in farms around the world today, with the highest number found in India, Brazil and the United States. The wild zebu can still be found in small herds in Southern Asia. The wild zebu population is not as high as it used to be, mainly because of habitat loss due to deforestation. Kody Tomczak, 13, has already made quite a name for himself in the zebu world. Tomczaks interest began a couple of years ago. His online research has taught him everything from the breeding process to raising calves, to showing them at the Florida State Fair and ultimately, how to win ribbons. Tomczak is so driven with caring for his zebus that late last year he officially started his new business, Kodys Kritters, and has shirts and business cards to prove it. He is currently working with the Zebu Association to possibly bring a zebu show to the Citrus County Fair. His goal is to one day have a herd of zebus that are foundation pure and friendly. And with his drive and determination, theres no doubt he can achieve this. photo by Meagan Tomczak

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F148Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F149 000JDFD ASK ABOUT EXCLUSIVE SENICA REBATES Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires 12/31/15 Cannot be combined with any other offer. Please present ad at time of service. Expires 12/31/15 Give us a call today! 352-795-9685 www.senicaair.com CAC 1815564 HVAC 9624 2014 Mediagistic, Inc. 70968 Limited time offer. SERVING PASCO, HILLSBOROUCH, HERNANDO, PINELLAS, CITRUS and MARION COUNTIES SERVING PASCO, HILLSBOROUCH, HERNANDO, PINELLAS, CITRUS and MARION COUNTIES Get Involved Today! Contact Information: Keep Citrus County Beautiful (KCCB) P.O. Box 94, Lecanto, FL 34460 352-746-9393 .For more information visit us online at www.kccbinc.org. SNAG N BAG: KCCB provides Litter Bag Dispensers and Monofilament fishing line Collection Stations as part of its Snag N Bag Program. These stations are located 13 th Anniversary 13 th Anniversaryat a number of popular fishing piers and launching ramps around the County for the community to help keep the waterways clean. Boaters are encouraged to take a litter bag with them and to leave no litter in their wake. The Fishing Line Recycling Stations provide a place for old fishing lines to be recycled into new fishing equipment, helping to avoid injuries to the marine wildlife.SNAG N BAG LOCATIONS CAN BE FOUND AT:www.kccbinc.org/ snagbag.html Keep Citrus County Beautiful Partners photo by David Tomczak Zebu Cattle Zebu CattleThe zebu, native to the jungles of South Asia, is a species of cattle that can adapt to life in the hot tropics. They are one of the smallest species of cattle in the world with the adult zebu reaching a height just over 39 inches. The zebu has a distinctive hump on its upper back, located behind the head and neck. They also have a large flap of skin below the lower jaw, known as a dewlap. There are an estimated four million zebu in farms around the world today, with the highest number found in India, Brazil and the United States. The wild zebu can still be found in small herds in Southern Asia. The wild zebu population is not as high as it used to be, mainly because of habitat loss due to deforestation. Kody Tomczak, 13, has already made quite a name for himself in the zebu world. Tomczaks interest began a couple of years ago. His online research has taught him everything from the breeding process to raising calves, to showing them at the Florida State Fair and ultimately, how to win ribbons. Tomczak is so driven with caring for his zebus that late last year he officially started his new business, Kodys Kritters, and has shirts and business cards to prove it. He is currently working with the Zebu Association to possibly bring a zebu show to the Citrus County Fair. His goal is to one day have a herd of zebus that are foundation pure and friendly. And with his drive and determination, theres no doubt he can achieve this. photo by Meagan Tomczak

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F147 F150Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 ebuZebu cattle One of a domesticated form of cattle with a lar ge hump over the shoulders Zphoto by Rochelle Kaiser MONTHLYFriday Night Thunder Third Friday 5 8 p.m. On the third Friday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Inverness Government Center plaza, 212 W. Main St., this event features muscle cars and other classic vehicles. For more information, call 352-341-1165 or visit www.Inverness-Fl.gov. Herrys Market Day Second Saturday 8 a.m. noon An outdoor flea market featuring items ranging from the old, ordinary and useful to the sublime, cool and collectible is held in two locations in Citrus County: 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane (behind Wendys east of U.S. 19), Homosassa and 415 U.S. 41, Inverness. For more information, call 352-527-2020. Inverness Farmers Market First and third Saturdays 9 a.m. 1 p.m. The market is open year-round on the first and third Saturdays of each month at the Inverness Government Center, 212 W. Main St. Call 352-726-2611, ext. 1304 or visit www.invernessfarmersmarket.com. Market Day with Art & Treasures Second Saturday 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Market Day is held the second Saturday of each month at the Heritage Village in Crystal River. For more information, call 352-564-1400 or visit www.theshoppesofheritagevillage.com. Music in the Park Third Saturday September through May Outdoor concert held at the gazebo at Little Spring Park behind city hall in Crystal River. For more information, email lbollin@ crystalriverfl.org.NOVEMBERArt Center Theatre The Dixie Swim Club Oct. 31 Nov. 16, 2014 The Dixie Swim Club by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolinas Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each others lives. The play focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of 33 years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and humorous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them, including some surprising developments that test their friendship and ingenuity. Each show of the regular season runs for 10 performances with curtain time at either 7:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. for matinees. Tickets can be ordered by calling the theater box office at 352-746-7606. Box office hours are 1 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to show time. Beverly Hills Lions Foundation Inc. 17th Annual Arts & Craft Fair Nov. 1, 2014 9 a.m. 3 p.m. The Beverly Hills Lions will host their annual craft fair at the Lions Club, 72 Civic Circle in Beverly Hills. Admission is free. For more information, call 352-527-1556. Bluesn Bar-B-Que Nov. 1, 2014 The Nature Coast Friends of Blues hosts the 19th annual Bluesn Bar-B-Que at the Museum Caf, 10466 W. Yulee Drive in Homosassa. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the event. The Susanne Smith Band will play from noon to 1:30 p.m.; Blue Dice will play from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and Damon Fowler will play from 4 to 5 p.m. No coolers or pets. Barbecue and Cuban cuisine will be available for purchase on site. For more information, call 352-628-1081 or 352-9411. photo by Jill LylesCitrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F151

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F151 F146Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Joe Dube Yuma YumaThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Park Service celebrated Yuma, a Florida panther kitten, when he moved to his permanent habitat on Aug. 21 at at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Yuma arrived at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on April 3. Yuma is a Native-American word that means son of the chief. As a one-week-old kitten, he was discovered barely alive on Jan. 23 by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists checking on the den of a female panther in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in Naples, Florida. The kitten had apparently been abandoned, was dehydrated and non-responsive. He received emergency care at Animal Specialty Hospital in Naples and rehabilitative care at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. Since he cannot return to the wild, he will live at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, where he will serve as an ambassador for his species. Festival of the Arts Nov. 1 2, 2014 9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. The 43rd Festival of the Arts will be held Nov. 1 and 2 around the Courthouse Square in downtown Inverness. This annual event will again feature over 100 artists displaying a wide variety of artistic creations, including fine arts, as well as hobbies and crafts. The exhibitors booths are set up around the courthouse square and there will be a special area for artists from local schools. The Zone will feature students from the county elementary, middle and high schools and will include childrens activities. Food vendors will also be on site to provide refreshments and a place for shoppers to relax. For information, call 352-726-2811 or visit www.Inverness-Fl.gov. Get Shipwrecked Nov. 1, 2014 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Enjoy a coastal-themed day on the grounds and in the shops of The Shoppes of Heritage Village. There will be treasures of all kinds, from boats, antiques, artistic talent and sidewalk sales to name a few. Live pirates and mermaids, along with coastal creations will be at different shops to offer photo opportunities. There will be a Dress like a Pirate contest (18 years old and older), treasure hunt and more. For more information, call 352-564-1400. Hobby and Model Train Show Nov. 1, 2014 9 a.m. 3 p.m. The train shows are fun for the whole family. They usually offer vendors with various train items from N to G Scale models. A small train layout will be on display for the children to watch. The show will be held at 3610 S. Florida Ave., Inverness. For more information, call Joe at 727-244-1341 or visit www.regalrailways.com. Stone Crab Jam Nov. 1, 2014 3 10 p.m. On West Citrus Avenue in Crystal River, the Stone Crab Jam will raise money for the projects supported by the Rotary Club of Crystal River Kings Bay and the many other volunteer organizations that supported efforts last year. For more information, visit the website at http://stonecrabjam.com. Veterans Flea Market Nov. 5, 2014 7 a.m. 2 p.m. A Veterans Flea Market will be held on Nov. 5 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Stokes Flea Market, 5220 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway in Lecanto. For more information, call 352-746-7200. Veterans Fair Nov. 8, 2014 Noon 2 p.m. The Veterans Fair will be held on Nov. 8 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Crystal River Mall. For more information, contact Sam Dininno at 352-527-5915 or email at Samuel.dininno@bocc.citrus.fl.us. Friends of the Homosassa Library Book Sale Nov. 8 9, 2014 The Friends of the Homosassa Library Book Sale will be held at the Homosassa Seafood Festival. Gently used books, media books, DVDs and CDs will be offered for public sale. Funds derived from the sale will be used to purchasematerials for the Homosassa Library. For information, call 352-382-2440. Taste of CF Nov. 8, 2014 5:30 p.m. Taste of CF will be an evening of great food and entertainment benefiting the CF Foundations STEPS to CF program in Citrus County. The event will be held at the College of Central Florida Citrus Campus. For more information, contact 352-854-2322, ext. 1436. Homosassa Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival Nov. 8 9, 2014 Sat. 9 a.m. 5 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m. 4:30 p.m. The annual Seafood Festival is sponsored by the Homosassa Civic Club and held in November each year in the historic district of Old Homosassa. For more information, visit www.homosassaseafoodfestival.org. K-9 Karnival Nov. 8, 2014 9:30 a.m. 3 p.m. Liberty Park Hosted by the Inverness Olde Towne Association, this event is sure to please. Admission is a donation of non-perishable pet food. All dogs must be on a leash. Many events will be happening throughout the day. For more information, visit www.invernessoldetowne.orgor email communications@invernessbusiness leaders.com.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F152EVENTSfrom Page F150

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The Adventures of Sam Spade, The Blood Money Caper An Old Time Radio Show Nov. 8 9, 2014 Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. The Citrus County Historical Society is hosting an Old Time Radio Show at the Old Courthouse Museum in Inverness. For more information, call 352-341-6436. Veterans Parade Nov. 11, 2014 10 a.m. The patriotic parade begins at Citrus High School, traveling east on U.S. 41 to historic downtown Inverness courthouse grounds. For more information, call 352-795-7000or email allprestige@yahoo.com. Veterans Memorial Service Nov. 11, 2014 11 a.m. (following parade) The memorial service will be held on the courthouse square immediately following the Veterans Parade. There will be a key note speaker, the grand marshall, choirs and high school bands. For more information, call 352-746-1384 or cmclead670@earthlink.net. 7 Rivers Golf & Country Club member sixth annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show Nov. 12, 2014 10 a.m. 4 p.m. You are cordially invited to the sixth annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show at 7 Rivers Golf & Country Club, 7395 W. Pinebrook St., Crystal River, on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a raffle drawing for a gift basket. Lunch is available at the club. For more information, call 352-795-6192. Farm Week at the Inverness Farmers Market Nov. 15, 2014 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Farm Week will be the theme for the Inverness Farmers Market on Nov. 15 at the Inverness Government Center, 212 W. Main St. Call 352-726-2611, ext. 1304 or visit www.invernessfarmersmarket.com. Floral City Garden Club Attic Treasure Sale Nov. 15, 2014 8 a.m. 2 p.m. This sale will be held rain or shine in the community building at 8370 E. Orange Ave., Floral City. For more information, call 352-560-3879. Lake Hernando Dragon Boat Festival Nov. 15, 2014 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Dragon Boating is coming back to Hernando. This festival will take place on Lake Hernando. It is a family-friendly event; bring blankets and chairs. Come enjoy live music, food and drink vendors, arts and craft vendors and a childrens play area with inflatables. Proceeds for the event will benefit the Feeding America Tampa Bay organization. For more information, visit the website at www.lakehernandodragonboat.com. Light Shine Stephen Saxon and Carolyn Troupin Nov. 16, 2014 4 p.m. This will be a recital with Stephen Saxon, bass-baritone and Carolyn Troupin, piano. This recital will feature a variety of music including classical, spiritual, opera and broadway pieces. The performance will last about 90 minutes with an intermission and will start at 4 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 2540 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy. in Lecanto. The Light Shine Series is a humanities and music appreciation enrichment program for all citizens of Citrus County. For information, call the church at 352-527-0052. Music at the Museum Patchouli Nov. 20, 2014 Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. The Citrus County Historical Society will host Acoustics at the Museum featuring Patchouli on Nov. 20at 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum in Inverness. Bruce Hecksels astounding guitar technique reminds listeners of The Gypsy Kings, and when blended with fellow musician and vocalist Julie Patchouli, they bring high energy and sweet harmonies to their acoustic repertoire. Call 352-341-6427.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F153EVENTSfrom Page F151

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F153 F144Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 umaFlorida panther kitten A young Florida panther that calls Homosassa home Yphoto by Joe Dube Parade of Trees Public Tree Viewing Nov. 20, 2014 2 8 p.m. The public is invited to view more than 25 uniquely decorated Christmas trees presented by the Gulf to Lake Pilot Club at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church. Please bring a toy, stuffed animal or non-perishable food item for donation to Citrus United Basket. For more information, email kitty9632@yahoo.com. Parade of Trees Gala Event Nov. 21, 2014 A magical display of more than 25 uniquely decorated Christmas trees will be presented by the Gulf to Lake Pilot Club at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church. The evening includes dinner and an auction. For more information call 352-270-9308. For more information, email kitty9632@yahoo.com. Citrus Stampede Rodeo Nov. 21 22, 2014 Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Cowboys and cowgirls kick up a little dust and delight the crowds at the annual Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Citrus Stampede Rodeo to benefit the Citrus County 4-H program. Beginning with the precision pageantry of the local 4-H equestrian drill team, the boot-stomping, edge-of-your seat rodeo at the Citrus County Fairgrounds arena includes bull riding, bareback and saddle broncs, steer wrestling, team roping, calf roping, womens barrel racing and the excitement of giddy-up to make all ages whoop and holler with the real cowboys. Friday night there will be a Buck Off, where local celebrities will ride the mechanical bull while friends and family pledge money according to how long they can stay seated. Saturday night is Tough Enough to Wear Pink night. Wear pink and support breast cancer awareness with your favorite cowboys and cowgirls. The kiddie corral will be open to keep the little ones occupied until the performance begins. For more information, call 352-564-4525 or visit www.citrusstampederodeo.com. Inglis Yankeetown Lions Club Seafood Festival Nov. 22 23, 2014 The 33rd annual Yankeetown Arts, Crafts & Seafood Festival will be held on the tree-lined boulevard of Riverside Drive in Yankeetown an Old Florida coastal village on Floridas Nature Coast. Admission and parking are free and hundreds of booths will offer food, beverages, entertainment, fine arts, crafts, games and unique merchandise. For more information, visit http://yankeetownseafoodfestival.com. Inverness Grand Prix Motorsports Festival Nov. 21 22, 2014 Nov. 21 5 p.m. car show; 7 p.m. Big Engine rocks the stage Nov. 22 10 a.m. car show; noon race begins Downtown Inverness is transformed into a kart racing track, with vendors, classic cars and more. Opens with practice runs, followed by class heats professionally announced. Visit www.inverness-fl.gov for more information. Winter Wonderland Craft Show Nov. 22, 2014 Crystal River Mall 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Citrus County Craft Council will hold its annual Winter Wonderland Craft Show at the Crystal River Mall, 1801 N.W. U.S. 19, in the former Belk storefront. Handmade gift drawings will be offered all day. There will be free admission and parking. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, call Ed at 352-503-6165. Ozello Arts & Fine Crafts Festival Nov. 29, 2014 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Come take part in the 8th annual Ozello Arts & Fine Crafts Festival on Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. From U.S. 19 turn west on County Road 494 (Ozello Trail), go 6.2 miles, on right, watch for signs. For more information, call Jane Beller 352-634-0563.DECEMBERFather Christmas Ball Dec. 5, 2014 6 to 11 p.m. Cocktails 6 p.m.; Dinner 7 p.m.; Dancing 8 p.m. Ring in the holiday season with the annual semiformal gala hosted by the Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church and held at the Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center in Lecanto. For more information, call 352-527-0052, 352-563-5932 or visit www.sothec.org.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F154EVENTSfrom Page F152

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F143 F154Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Nora MooreCrystal River Sharks http://crystalriversharks.net Inverness Storm www.leaguelineup.com/invernessstorm Nature Coast Flag Football www.naturecoastyouthsports.org Citrus County Parks & Recreation www.bocc.citrus.fl.us/commserv/parksrec /sports/play.htm Beverly Hills Horseshoe Club Ron Fair 352-746-3924 Citrus Springs Horseshoe Club www.citrusspringshc.coffeecup.com Beverly Hills Shuffleboard Club Val Pierce, president 352-746-0657 Sharon Pineda, vice president 352-527-8488 Floral City Shuffleboard Club Dana Bause, vice president 352-726-0670 Inverness Shuffleboard Club 352-637-5488 Citrus United Soccer www.citrusunited.com Nature Coast Soccer Club www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url= naturecoastsoccer Suncoast Swim Team www.suncoastswimteam.com/new YMCA www.ymcasuncoast.org 352-637-0132 Nature Coast Ramblers www.naturecoastramblers.org Karl 352-344-1531Football Horseshoes PLAY Programs Shuffleboard Soccer SwimmingCitrus Gymnastics www.citrusgymnastics.comGymnastics Outdoor GroupsRoller Barn 1740 U.S. 41 North, Inverness 352-726-2044Rollerskating YMCA Programs photo by George Loring photo by Nora Moore Fifth Annual Holiday Show: Miracle on 34th Street Dec. 5, 2014 7 p.m. Citrus Spring Community Center The New Dawn Singers are a traveling group of college-age performers who bring a high energy song-and-dance show to all ages across the country. The show will begin at 7 p.m. at the Citrus Springs Community Center and will cost $8 per person. For more information, call 352-465-7007 or 352-527-7540 or visit www.citruscountyparks.com. Floral City Heritage Days Dec. 5 6, 2014 Friday, Dec. 5 from 5:30 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Since 1993 the Heritage Council has sponsored and managed the annual Floral City Heritage Days. Floral City Heritage Council volunteers dress in period costume of the 1890s and act as guides to the historic home tours and the museum/country store. The Friday night event, Candles & Carols, features an all-you-can-eat fish fry with night rides in a horse-drawn wagon down Orange Avenue lined with luminaries. The Saturday events focus around Florida Folk Life Day with early Florida daily living exhibits, demonstrations, and the Blue Banner Tour of Historic Homes. http://floralcityhc.org Light Shine Marion Civic Chorale Dec. 7, 2014 4 p.m. The Marion Civic Chorale is a nonprofit community chorus. They will be performing a choral program of traditional Christmas carols. The program will be about 90 minutes long with an intermission and will start at 4 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 2540 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy. in Lecanto. For information, call the church at 352-527-0052. Cathy DeWitt & Moondancer Dec. 11, 2014 Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. The Citrus County Historical Society will host Cathy DeWitt & Moondancer on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum in Inverness. Cathy DeWitt returns to the Old Courthouse with her fellow musicians to add some early holiday jazz for your enjoyment. Let Cathys warm vocals and astounding backing musicians prepare you for the season. Call 352-341-6427. Airboat Christmas Parade Dec. 13, 2014 Boats line up at 5 p.m. Parade begins at sunset The airboat parade begins at Lake Hernando boat ramp then proceeds across the lake and back by the ramp to Armantes Restaurant. New toys and bicycles will be donated to CUB before the parade. The parade is open to any type of boat. For more information, call 352-344-1226 or visit www.citrusairboat.org. Crystal River Christmas Parade Dec. 6, 2014 6 9 p.m. Come celebrate the holidays with our annual Crystal River Christmas Parade. This years theme is Christmas Melodies. The parade will be presented by the chamber of commerce and the city of Crystal River. There will be dozens of floats, marching units, twinkling lights and Christmas music to get you in the holiday spirit. Deadline for float applications is Nov. 21, 2014. For more information, call 352-795-3149. Floral City Friends of the Library Book Sale Dec. 6, 2014 9 a.m. 2 p.m. The Floral City Friends of the Library will hold their book sale in conjunction with Floral City Heritage Days. The sale will convene in front of the Floral City Library on Saturday from 9a.m. to 2p.m. For information, call 352-726-3671. The Nutcracker Dec. 6, 2014 3 p.m. This ballet in two acts will be presented by the Step N Time Inc. School of Dance Arts in Inverness at Curtis Peterson Auditorium. Students from all areas of Citrus County who range in age from 3 to 18 will perform the ballet. Tickets are $20, $15 for children 12 and younger, and seating is reserved. For more information, call Lisa at 352-637-4663or visit the website at www.schofdancearts.com. Nights of Lights Dec. 12-14, 2014 6 8 p.m. View Fort Cooper Park in its holiday finest with decorations, thousands of lights and luminaries. Visitors can enjoy refreshments and snacks or even make a smore. Young and old can also visit with Santa. Admission to the event is a non-perishable food, new toy, cash or pet food. All proceeds benefit local charities. For more information, call 352-726-0315.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F156EVENTSfrom Page F153

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F155 TOTAL TOTAL SKIN CARE SKIN CARE Chemical Peeling Botox Therapy Esthetics Laser Surgery Juvederm Obagi Laser Hair Removal Photofacial Rejuvenation Routine screening and early detection of skin cancer is key to treatment. www.dermatologyonline.com SUNCOAST DERMATOLOGY AND SKIN SURGERY CENTER Participating with: Medicare, BCBS, Cigna, Humana, Aetna, United Healthcare (specific plans) Board Certified American Board of Dermatology; American Society for Dermatology Surger y, Member American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow American Society for MOHS Surgery Lecanto Office 352-746-2200 Ocala Office 352-873-1500 O ff er in g A Sa fe Offering A Safe M ed ic al A pp ro ac h Medical Approach T o Co sm et ic I ss ue s! To Cosmetic Issues! Skin Cancer Diagnosis & T reatment Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery Skin Repairs MOHS Micrographic Surgery Age Management Medicine Growth Removal 000JETK F142Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 photo by Jill Lyles Xtra Curricular Activities Citrus County Parks and Recreation department puts on not only adult and youth league sports, but doesn't forget the tiny tots either! Besides sports, they also put on Movies in the Park and various activities throughout the year. Jill Lyles Xtra CurricularBaseball/SoftballCentral Citrus Little League www.eteamz.com/centralcitruslittleleague Citrus Stingers Baseball Club AAU http://stingersbaseballclub.com Crystal River Little League www.eteamz.com/crystalriverlittleleague Inverness Little League www.eteamz.com/inverness West Florida Lightning Baseball Club http://bit.ly/1nSRv9gDisc GolfCitrus Disc Golf Club Corp Whispering Pines Park, Inverness Handicap 11 a.m. Saturdays (2) 18 hole courses both starting in the parking lot at the pool. White course 50/50 flat and hilly. Blue course 50/50 flat, curvy and longer. Floral Park, U.S. 41, Floral City Handicap 10 a.m. Sundays (1) 19 hole course starting at first park pavillion. Open grassy mature oaks.

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F141 F156Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 traBaseball Disc Golf Football Gymnastics Horseshoes Outdoor groups PLAY programs Rollerskating Shuffleboard Soccer Swimming YMCA A communication code word for the letter x XCurricular activitiesphoto by Jill Lyles Homosassa Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 20, 2014 5:30 p.m. Enter your decorated boat in the parade, which begins at Marker 7 on the Homosassa River at 5:30 p.m. This is a free event. Inverness Christmas Parade Dec. 13, 2014 Noon 2 p.m. The parade begins east of Montgomery Boulevard heading east on U.S. 41/State Road 44 to Highland Boulevard. Floats, bands, entertainers and Santa will participate. The parade is sponsored by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce. Call 352-795-3149 for more information. Celebration of Lights Dec. 19 24, 2014 And Dec. 26, 2014 5:30 9 p.m. Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa The annual Celebration of Lights at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will run six evenings from Dec. 19 through Christmas Eve., and then again on Dec. 26 for an after-Christmas party. The community is invited to come and enjoy Sebastians Winter Wonderland, a spectacular synchronized light and sound show. A variety of entertainment will be offered nightly and refreshments will be available. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, and the suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, call 352-628-5343. Crystal River Community Holiday Boat Parade Dec. 13, 2014 6:15 p.m. Watch the boat parade from any location on Kings Bay to see Santa before he takes off on his trip to the North Pole. The theme is Christmas Melodies. Best viewing areas are the Crystal River Ale House, Petes Pier, Third Street Pier, The Dockside Ice Cream Shop and Crackers Restaurant and Tiki. Prizes will be given for Best Themed Boat and Most Lights. For more information or to pre-register, contact Capt. Suzie Martin at 352-586-8068 or visit the website at http://captsuzie.wix.com/ crystalriverboatparade. Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Dec. 24, 2014 All day Burkes of Ireland Dress in your ugliest sweater and head down to Burkes of Ireland on Citrus Avenue. For more information, call 352-795-0956.JANUARYMusic at the Museum Bing Futch Jan. 15, 2015 Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. The Citrus County Historical Society will host Bing Futch on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum in Inverness. Bing Futch combines his giant talent and instantly likable personality to start the new years concerts. Bing Futch is an award-winning singer, songwriter, music composer and performer on Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Native American flute, ukulele and more. Call 352-341-6427 for more information. Florida Manatee Festival Jan. 17-18, 2015 Saturday: 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. 4 p.m. The Florida Manatee Festival, a two-day event, offers visitors the opportunity to view the manatee in its own environment. The festival is hosted by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, the city of Crystal River and the Rotary Club of Crystal River. It is held in historic downtown Crystal River at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Citrus Avenue. For information, call 352-795-3149 or visit www.citruscountychamber.com Truck and Tractor Pull Jan. 30 31, 2015 Fri. gates open at 4 p.m. Sat. gates open at 10 a.m. The Truck and Tractor Pull, hosted by the Citrus County Fair Association, draws crowds of tractor owners, drivers and fans across the nation to the two-day competition. For more information, visit www.citruscountyfair.com/ tractor.html or call 352-726-2993.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F157EVENTSfrom Page F154

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F157 F140Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000JDHN Weve Got Music Covered On The Nature Coast From Todays Top Music, Classic Hits to Greatest Hits and More! citrus953.com thefox967.com thegreatesthits106.com FEBRUARYArt Center Theatre A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody Feb. 6 22, 2015 A comedy by Ron Bernas Rich, bored Matthew promises his wife, Julia, he will kill her during the next year so he can become a jet setter. Julia, whos always about three steps ahead of him, plays along. And so the game begins a hilarious year-long match of wits. During the year there are several mysterious deaths that occur on the ground of the family estate, a butler who is not what he seems, a detective who cant buy a clue, and two innocents caught in the hilarity as they plan their wedding. While Julia cleverly dodges Matthews devious murder attemps, the Perry friends and staff are dying off mysteriously. Each show of the regular season runs for 10 performances with curtain time at either 7:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. for matinees. Tickets can be ordered by calling the theater box office at 352-746-7606. Box office hours are 1 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to show time. Music at the Museum Southern Exposure Jazz for your Valentine Feb. 12, 2015 Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. The Citrus County Historical Society will host Music at the Museum with Southern Exposure Jazz for your Valentine at 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum in Inverness. Norman Bernard opens a jazz Valentine card for you and your sweetheart. He and the Southern Exposure ensemble are eager to make your evening full of romance and tasty jazz stylings. Call 352-341-6427 for more information. 5th Annual Love Your Library Evening Feb. 13, 2015 6:30 9 p.m. Central Ridge Library, Beverly Hills Join us for this fantastic after-hours fundraising event in the company of those with love and support their library system. Enjoy live music, wine, catered hors doeuvres, a silent auction, and special raffles. Tickets are $25 per person and available for purchase at all libraries. Proceeds benefit the Citrus County Library System. This event presented by the Citrus County Library Foundation. For more information, call 352-746-9077, ext. 17. Great Guinness Toast Feb. 20, 2015 Burkes of Ireland Toast Guinness around the world at the same time. Head down to Burkes of Ireland on Citrus Avenue and try to put the most people toasting Guinness at the same time into the Guinness Book of World Records. For more information, call 352-795-0956. Ozello Chili Cook-off and Craft Show Feb. 21, 2015 9 a.m. 4 p.m. A craft show will begin at 9 a.m. and the chili competition and dinners at 11 a.m. at the Ozello Civic Center, 14095 W. Ozello Trail. For more information, visit http://ozello.net.MARCH31st Manatee Car and Truck Show March 1, 2015 8 a.m. The 31st Manatee Car and Truck Show is a classic car show for the public. Proceeds from this event will go to local charities and three or four scholarships at WTI in the automotive department. It will cost $20 on the day of the show for entrants, free for visitors. For information, call 352-382-5501 or visit www.citruscountycruisers.com Floral City Strawberry Festival March 7 8, 2015 Hosted by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, thousands come to the two-day event at Floral Park to check out more than 200 arts and crafts vendors, childrens activities and games, down-home entertainment and of course, that celebrated strawberry shortcake. For more information, call 352-795-3149 or visit www.citruscountychamber.com. Spring Fling Craft Show March 7, 2015 (This date is subject to change) The Citrus County Craft Council will hold their annual Spring Fling Craft Show at the Citrus County Auditorium in Inverness. For more information, call Ed at 352-503-6165.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F158EVENTSfrom Page F156

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F139 000G154ON THE TOWN ON THE TOWN F158Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 10465 W. Y ulee Dr., Homosassa (3 52 ) 62 8BO OZ ( 26 69 ) ( 35 2) 62 8BO OZ ( 26 69 ) (352) 628-BOOZ (2669) Located in Old Homosassa you will find nestled amongst the old oak trees, next to the Yulee Sugar mill ruins, The Old Mill Tavern. The Old Mill Tavern has been part of this historical community for over eighty years. While there, you can enjoy the full liquor bar and some of the best wings around, over 49 flavors to choose from! They also serve great Greek salads, hamburgers, gyros and much, much more, not to mention daily lunch and dinner specials. Happy hour is 7 days a week. Karaoke is enjoyed by all every Friday and Saturday night from 9:30pm to 1:30am and live music on the patio Saturday and Sunday afternoons, (some Fridays, check schedule). So grab the family and stop by and enjoy the character of an old tavern environment, a place where everyone knows your name. Dont forget to check out the old guns and swords inlaid in the oldest part of the bar!!! Take out is available too; just call 352-628-BOOZ (2669). We look forward to seeing you soon at 10465 W. Yulee Drive, Old Homosassa, FL. The Old Mill Tavern 000JCOB 6301 R ivers ide Drive, Y ank eetow n 352-447-2595 Riverside In n at Izaak W alt on Lodg e recentl y reno vated b y new o wners Nancy Little L ewis a nd her husba nd, Captain Ky L ewis A r elaxing t wist to an old fa vorite. Come by boat, come by car a nd enjoy t he casual w aterfront dining & bar Re asonable price s on your f av orite foods a nd bev erage s. We hav e a full bar cottage s ye ar-r ound and f ishing guide. Call f or details. 000J3OS 000JCZK Seagrass Waterfront and Tiki Bar is an award winning restaurant located on the Homosassa River. The menu includes a variety of items including Detroit Style Pizzas, 15 different seafood items, fresh ground burgers, their famous reubens, and their number one seller, fish and chips. For more information about Seagrass Waterfront and Tiki Bar please call 352-5032007, or visit seagrasswaterfrontandresult.com. SEAGRASS WATERFRONT & TIKI BAR Music at the Museum Searson March 12, 2015 Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. The Citrus County Historical Society will host Music at the Museum with Searson at 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum in Inverness. An event coordinator says of them, Searson is an amazing live show, from their high energy, foot-stomping, driving music to their extraordinary step dancing. The audience was mesmerized. A pure joy to watch. Call 352-341-6427 for more information. Lighting Up Florida Quilt Show March 13 14, 2015 Friday 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Location not available at time of publication. Creative Quilters have a quilt show every two years. A special quilt is made by the members and the winner is drawn at the show. 100 percent of the proceeds from the quilt raffle tickets is given to hospice. There will be vendors and a judged show. $6 entrance fee. For more information, visit www.creativequiltersofcitruscounty.com. Art Center Theatre Design for Murder March 13 29, 2015 A mystery/dramatic comedy by George Batson Celia Granger and her son try to maintain the traditions attached to her family and home, a magnificent old mansion on the Hudson River. Suddenly a young maid is killed, and Celia finds herself living in a violent present. The detective on the case, a rugged self-made man, is revealed to have admired Celia and brings a touch of romance to her life. When the chauffeur who had stumbled upon information linking David and the slain girl is also brutally murdered suspicion falls on every member of the cast. The climax finds Celia alone in the house and the murderer ready to strike again. Comedy is supplied by two women friends who also figure among the suspects. Each show of the regular season runs for 10 performances with curtain time at either 7:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. for matinees. Tickets can be ordered by calling the theater box office at 352-746-7606. Box office hours are 1 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to show time. Shrimpa Palooza March 14, 2015 Event location subject to change Shrimpa Palooza begins with an amazing Mardi Gras parade in the morning followed by the Shrimpa Palooza festival that will be held behind the Homosassa Civic Association on Yulee Drive. Live music, tons of great seafood mixed with over 100 vendors and a kids zone to keep the young ones happy! For more information, call 352-201-2520. St. Patricks Day Parade March 17, 2015 10 a.m. dog parade begins 11 a.m. bands start 6 p.m. Leprechaun Run Historic Downtown Crystal River Dress in your best Irish outfit, dress your dog in Irish garb and come to downtown Crystal River for the St. Patricks Day Parade hosted by Burkes of Ireland on Citrus Avenue. For more information, call 352-795-0956. Crystal River Rotary Beast Feast March 19, 2015 5 p.m. Rock Crusher Canyon The Crystal River Rotary will host a Beast Feast on March 19at 5 p.m. at Rock Crusher Canyon. For tickets and more information, call 352-417-1160 or visit rotarybeastfeast.com. Fort Cooper Days March 21 22, 2015 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Step back in time to the 1830s 1840s era and experience Florida history during this event. Re-enactors dressed in authentic period attire and using period weapons will engage in the Second Seminole Way battle re-enactments held twice daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Living history demonstrations of the way things were done in the time period go on throughout the day. Military and Seminole camps will be open for visitors to explore. Merchandise vendors will be selling items for those who wish to take something with them to remember the day, and lets not forget the great food and refreshments. Admission is a donation of $6 for adult through 13 years old, 12 years old and under free. For more information, call 352-726-0315. St. Patricks Day Parade March 17, 2014 Historic Downtown Inverness With a parade route of less than five blocks, the energy and fun exhibited by participants, as well as viewers, told the city of Inverness it is an event that must return each year. For more information, visit www.Inverness-Fl.gov.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F159EVENTSfrom Page F157

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F159 F138Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000G154ON THE TOWN ON THE TOWN Withlacoochee Riverphoto by Linda Compson photo by Grant Doyle The Withlacoochee River originates in central Floridas Green Swamp, east of Polk City. It flows west, then north, and then turns northwest and finally west again before it empties into the Gulf of Mexico near Yankeetown. If forms the eastern and northern boundaries of Citrus County with Sumter, Marion and Levy counties. The river is a popular site for kayaking and canoeing. Once a refuge for Seminole Indians during the Second Seminole War, the river emerges from the Green Swamp in west central Florida and twists and bends through scenic sand hills before entering a swampy terrain of cypress, gum and maple. Overhanging limbs form a lacy canopy. During dry seasons, paddlers may encounter logs and hyacinth jams. Length: 141 miles Basin area: 1,158 square miles photo by Ted True photo by Sally Thime Krasny 000J39R MICH AEL ANTH ONYS P IZZA 4101 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa (352) 628-7827 Owners Sandro and Michael Liquori have been a staple in the pizza industry for many years. In New Jersey Sandros Pizzeria has been going strong for 10 years and counting. Seeing an opportunity we decided to take a chance and open one in Citrus County. W e strive to bring the freshest quality ingredients every time using family recipes and Grande cheese, the best in the marketplace. We hope to stay and bring happiness to customers for many years to come. Citrus County Fair March 23 29, 2015 The Citrus County Fair will run from March 23 29, 2015,at the Citrus County Fairground, 3600 S. Florida Ave., in Inverness. It will offer something for everyone. Amusement park rides, exhibits, business booths, food, fun, animals and more. For information, call 352-726-2993.APRIL2nd Annual Schoolhouse Hustle April 11, 2015 CREST School, Lecanto Complex 7 a.m. registration The Citrus County Education Foundation (CCEF) will host the second annual Schoolhouse Hustle on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The event will be managed by DRC Sports and held at the CREST School/Lecanto Complex. Working together with Citrus Road Runner and the Citrus County School District to promote this event, CCEF plans to attract hundreds of runners, students, parents and guests of all ages. The race will feature entertainment, a family health expo, kid zone and school spirit competition. All proceeds benefit the Citrus County Education Foundation. Bluegrass Festival April 18, 2015 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Bluegrass groups will take the stage to entertain visitors with their amazing talents. Visitors can also enjoy various merchandise vendors and also terrific food, snack and refreshment vendors. For the classic and antique auto enthusiasts we will have some wonderful automobiles from days gone by here as well. For more information, call 352-726-0315. Floral City Garden Clubs 21st Annual Plant Sale April 18, 2015 8 a.m. 1 p.m. Join the Floral City Garden Club for their annual plant sale at 8599 E. Marvin St., Floral City. For more information, call 352-560-3879.MAYKentucky Derby Party May 1, 2015 Burkes of Ireland Put on your best derby hat and head down to Burkes of Ireland on Citrus Avenue. For more information, call 352-795-0956. Art Center Theatre Social Security May 8 24, 2015 A comedy by Andrew Bergman A married couple of art dealers are living comfortably when their domestic tranquility is shattered by the arrival of the wifes goody-goody nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband, and her archetypal Jewish Mother who are there to try to save their college student daughter from the horrors of living only for sex. The comic sparks really begin to fly when the mother hits it off with the elderly minimalist artist who is the art dealers best client, and hilarity reigns. Each show of the regular season runs for 10 performances with curtain time at either 7:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. for matinees. Tickets can be ordered by calling the theatre box office at 352-746-7606. Box office hours are 1 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to show time. Music at the Museum LaGrange May 21, 2015 Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. The Citrus County Historical Society will host Music at the Museum with LaGrange at 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum in Inverness. Rounding out this season, LaGrange is a trio of Florida Musicians featuring John French, vocals and rhythm guitar; Paul Smithson, guitar, mandolin and vocals; and Joe Ramirez on vocals and electric bass. Call 352-341-6427 for more information.JUNECobia Fishing Tournament June 6 7, 2015 Anglers will compete for cash and prizes. The Homosassa Game Fish Club hosts the tournament every year. For more information, call the Barramundi Corp. at 352-628-0200 or MacRaes of Homosassa at 352-628-2602. Inverness Flag Day June 14, 2014 7 p.m. Celebrate national Flag Day at the Inverness Government Center, with local veterans groups and the city of Inverness. The evening event grows each year in the spirit of pride and patriotism. Entertainment includes Color Guard displays, musical tributes and patriotic vocals. For more information, visit www.Inverness-Fl.gov.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsplease see EVENTS Page F160EVENTSfrom Page F158

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F137 F160Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Swimming with the manatees photo by Joe Dube photo by DeeDee Pierce WilcoxTsala Apopka Chain of Lakes West Indian manatees are marine mammals that can be found in marine estuaries and freshwater environments. They are typically gray in color, although their color can range from black to light brown. Colored patches of red or green algae, along with barnacles, may cover some of their skin. Their heads and faces are wrinkled, and their snouts are covered in whiskers. Coarse, single hairs are sparsely distributed throughout their large, seal-shaped bodies. An average adult manatee is about 10 feet long and weighs around 1,000 pounds. At birth, calves are between three and four feet long and weigh between 40 and 60 pounds. Manatees are gentle and slow-moving animals. Our rivers are spring-fed and average 72 degrees year-round. People come from all over the world to experience these wonderful creatures. www.visitcitrus.com It is considered the fairest of all the first-magnitude springs in this county of seven rivers, lakes and a bay fed by bubbling springs. The springs clear, aquamarine hue is a magnet for humans and manatees alike. Humans love to paddle and snorkel its waters, while manatees love to cozy up and rest during the winter months in its ambient 72-degree waters. The springs are bounded on one side by a 57-acre parcel of real estate that is set for development with trails and an interpretive center, and by a canal and homes on the other side.Three Sisters Springs photo by Peyton Valls photo by Connie Welch The long, lazy, northbound Withlacoochee River quietly refreshes the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes, a 19,111-acre playground for fishermen who have discovered they can cast hooks for an entire day and never encounter another boat or person. The natural chain of 50 lakes weaves around dozens of islands, hundreds of miles of productive shorelines and 30 square miles of open fishing. The hard sand bottom is jammed with shallowwater cover such as flooded cypress trees, pepper grass, lily pads, sawgrass, hyacinths, hydrilla and cattails. With only the company of a dozen species of birds and a curious critter or two shading along the shorelines, the marshes intermingle with open water pools offer that uncrowded, peaceful fishing coveted by anglers. www.floridafishing lakes.net photo by Joe Dube Homosassa Fireworks Festival/Poker Run June 27, 2015 9:15 p.m. Independence Day festivities will offer family fun at the Homosassa Fireworks Festival. Free fireworks can be viewed from Homosassa Riverside Resort, Seagrass Resort, Magic Manatee Marina or MacRaes of Homosassa. For more information, call 352-628-2474.JULYPatriotic Evening July 3, 2015 Inverness Patriotic Evening is at Liberty Park and Wallace Brooks Park on Lake Henderson with entertainment and activities beginning at 5 p.m. For more information, call 352-726-2611 or visit the website at www.Inverness-Fl.gov. Crystal River Fireworks July 4, 2015 The fireworks display may be viewed along U.S. 19 near Charlies Fish House Restaurant heading south on the west side. For more information, call 352-795-4216, ext. 302.SEPTEMBERHarvest Moon Craft Show Sept. 5, 2015 9 a.m. Date and location subject to change Presented by the Citrus County Craft Council, this show will open at 9 a.m. at the Crystal River Florida National Guard Armory. Admission and parking are free. For information, call Ed at 352-503-6165. Celebrate Oktoberfest Sept. 19, 2015 The German American Social Club of West Central Florida Inc. invites you to Celebrate Oktoberfest at St. Michael the Archangel Greek Orthodox Church banquet hall, 4705 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. (State Road 44), Lecanto. Call 352-237-7016 for more information.OCTOBERBikes & BBQ October 2015 The aroma of roasting ribs and brisket, the sound of acoustic music will fill the air at the Floral City Town Center during the annual Bikes & BBQ presented by the Floral City Merchants Association. For more information, call 352-419-5496. Haunted Halloween October 2015 The Friends of Crystal River State Parks presents Haunted Halloween at the visitor center, 3266 N. Sailboat Ave., Crystal River. For more information, call 352-563-0450. Haunted Tram Rides October 2015 Pepper Creek Trail is transformed for a spooky tram ride.This fundraising event is sponsored by the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. For more information, call 352-628-5445, ext. 1002. Hernando Heritage Festival and Cracker Cattle Drive October 2015 Two days of fun and festivities including an old-fashioned cracker-style drive and family activities at the Historic Hernando School. For more information or to register for the event, call 352-302-5565. Rails to Trails Bike Ride October 2015 The ride will begin at North Apopka Avenue Trail crossing in Inverness. For more information, call 352-527-9535 or visit http://railstotrailsonline.com. Scarecrow Festival October2015 A fun filled family day with vendors, games for kids, food, music and more. Held on the grounds of the Heritage Village in downtown historic Crystal River. For more information, call 352-564-1400. Oktoberfest October 2015 Citrus Sertoma will host the Oktoberfest in the field just north of the Crystal River Mall on U.S. 19. Come enjoy authentic German food, live music with the DeLeons and 50/50 prizes. For more information, call 352-628-7519. CASI Chili Cook Off October2015 Lecanto Levis 4-H Club will host the chili cook off at Natures Resort RV Park on West Halls River Road in Homosassa. For more information, call 352-697-2573. Columbus Day Remembrance Ceremony October 2015 Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus mark Columbus Day with a remembrance ceremony. For more information, call 352-382-5956. Artisans Boutique October 2105 The annual Artisans Boutique, presented by the GFWC Womans Club of Inverness, will be held at 1715 Forest Drive, Inverness. For more information, call 352-634-4216. Great American Cooter Festival and Cooterween October 2015 Take part in this celebration the last full weekend of October. For more information, call 352-726-2801 or visit the website www.cooterfestival.com.Citrus County calendar of events Citrus County calendar of eventsEVENTSfrom Page F159

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F161 F136Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 000G154ON THE TOWN ON THE TOWN Monkey Island photo by Debbie Meehan Monkey Island sits in the middle of the Homosassa River and is inhabited year-round by a small family of monkeys. The island is owned by the Homosassa Riverside Resort. They care for the monkeys and feed them regularly. You can get an up-close look from a boat and take pictures, or you can see Monkey Island from the resort grounds. You can also see the island from the public boat ramp next to MacRaes, but youll need binoculars to view the monkeys from there. www.homosassaflorida.com/tag /monkey-island-homosassa photo by Jim Obedzinski photo by Linda Compson photo by Joe Dube Dine-In or Carry-Out Limited Delivery Available OPEN 7 DA YS A WEEK MONDA Y SA TURDAY 1 1:00 till last friend leaves SUNDA Y Noon to 10:00 or later 108 N. Pine Avenue, Inverness (352) 341-0100 www.pinestreetpub.com 000JBRJ Pine Street Pub, (formerly Dillons Irish Pub) is located in Downtown Inverness next to the Ice Cream Doctor W e feature 15 craft beers on tap and many dif ferent bottles of craft beers as well as domestics. We proudly serve all 3 styles of Copp Brewerey beers, Southern Grit, Centerfield Brown and Double Black. You will always find Guiness, Harp and Smithwicks. We also offer a nice selec tion of wines by the glass or bottle. Pine Street Pub of fers a full pub style food menu that includes wings, salads, flat breads, sandwiches, nachos and our famous smothered taters. Enjoy inside or outside dining on our patio or back deck. We open at 11am Monday Friday for lunch and noon Saturday and Sunday Like us on FB to get all the daily specials and music schedule sent to you. We hope to see you soon! Pine Street Pub: Were all here cause were not all there. Pub & Eatery ADVERTISEMENT 000JBE1 9 57 6 N Ci tr us S pr in gs B lv d, C it ru s Sp ri ng s, F L | 35 2. 89 7. 51 55 Boulevard Bistr o is located outside Dunnellon in Citrus Springs and is Where Quality Ingredients, The Freshest of Foods and the Highest Standards of Service Meet. Open Breakfast & Lunch. Serving Pressed Sandwiches, Soup, Salads, Bur gers and Homemade Fries, Pasta Salads, Homemade Pastries. Gourmet and Specialty Cof fees, Cappuccinos, Espressos, Frappes, Smoothies and Italian Sodas, Beer and Wine. Catering, Private Parties, Groups (W elcomes with Reservations) See our menu at http://www.blvdbistrocs.com Enjoy Our Gourmet Specialties & Homemade Classics Owners Kathy & Michelle BOULEV ARD BIS TRO Open for Breakfast & Lunch Air Conditioning/Heating Daniels Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.................................117 Finegan's Heating & Air Conditioning Refrigeration................79 Seneca Air Conditioning......................................................149 Antiques/Auctions ATM Antiques and Auctions....................................................44 Dayz Gone By........................................................................59 Olde Inverness Antiques......................................................103 Stokes Flea Market................................................................30 Assited Living/Independent Living/Home Health Inverness Club Senior Apartments......................................116 Life Care Center......................................................................79 Sunflower Assisted Living Community....................................67 Superior Residences of Lecanto............................................67 Automotive Chilson's Garage....................................................................86 CTA Audio..............................................................................45 Dave's Body Shop..................................................................11 Dirks Auto Clinic......................................................................57 Eagle, Buick, GMC....................................................................2 Love Honda, Chevrolet, Motorsports....................................164 MacDonald Top Line Specialties..........................................120 Nick Nicholas Ford................................................................163 Nick Nicholas Ford/Lincoln....................................................163 Waynes Citrus Cycle..............................................................85 Beauty 7th Heaven Salon & Spa......................................................116 Eclectic Ends........................................................................117 Feel Good Corner................................................................120 Nature's Way Precision Hair....................................................29 Builder Contractor Donnelly Architecture..............................................................28 Flynn Builders, Inc.................................................................44 Thomas Electric......................................................................45 Campground/RV Dealers All Seasons RV Consignment & Sales..................................116 Como RV................................................................................92 Nature Coast RV....................................................................45 Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park, LLC......................................57 Certified Public Accountant Werner & Company PA..........................................................58 Child Care/Education Seven Rivers Christian School................................................47 Club/Organization Keep Citrus County Beautiful................................................149 Computer/Office Supply Crystal River Computer Center..............................................45 Ink-4-Less............................................................................106 Dental Complete Family Dentistry......................................................75 Ledger Dentistry......................................................................35 Smiles Dentistry......................................................................20 Timberlane Family Dentistry..................................................29 Dining Boulevard Bistro....................................................................136 Brooklyn Deli Too..................................................................145 Chefs of Napoli....................................................................135 Fat Daddy's..........................................................................131 Florida Artist Gallery..............................................................85 Grumpy Gators....................................................................131 Just-A-Cupcake......................................................................59 Mama's Kuntry Kafe..............................................................131 Michael Anthony's Pizza......................................................138 Old World Restaurant............................................................131 Pine Street Pub & Eatery......................................................136 Plantation on Crystal River ....................................................84 Riverside Inn at Izaak Walton Lodge ..................................139 Seagrass Waterfront............................................................139 The Mullet Hole......................................................................59 The Old Mill Tavern..............................................................139 Education Adams Marine Seminars Captain's License School, Inc.....45 College of Central Florida........................................................3 Saint John Paul Catholic School............................................30 Employment Career Source......................................................................105 Entertainment Citrus County Fair..................................................................43 Financial/Investors Calabro Financial....................................................................29 Edward Jones..........................................................................5 J. Michael Todd Financial......................................................107 Raymond James Lisa Esteves Dixon..............................120 Weckesser Accounting Services............................................28 Fitness/Health Citrus Gymnastics Inc.............................................................44 Inverness Yoga & Wellness Center......................................118 Flooring Joe's Carpet..........................................................................119 Michael's Floor Covering, Inc...............................................117 Florist Flowers by Barbara................................................................86 Funeral Home/Cemetery Brown Funeral......................................................................111 Cremation Center of the Nature Coast................................113 Hooper Funeral Home..........................................................103 McGan Cremation Service LLC..............................................43 Strickland Funeral Home and Crematory..............................145 Hardware Ace Hardware Inverness....................................................113 Floral City Hardware..............................................................85 Hearing Aid Specialist Beltone Hearing Centers........................................................51 HearMore Solutions................................................................56 Miracle Ear............................................................................127 Nutech Hearing........................................................................4 Professional Hearing Centers..............................................117 Home Decorating Blind Factory by JoAnn..........................................................45 Easy Living Furniture..............................................................93 Home Furnishings Crystal Casual Patio Furniture Store......................................57 Furnitrue Palace & Mattress Warehouse................................17 Leisure Living........................................................................101 Smart Interiors........................................................................59 Home Improvement A Action Tree Service..............................................................43 Advanced Aluminum Inc.........................................................44 Blackshears II Aluminum......................................................101 Boulerice Roofing..................................................................106 Budd Excavating/Tree Service................................................44 Colony Stone & Plastering, Inc...............................................29 Complete Tree Service..........................................................127 Copes Pool and Paver LLC..................................................119 Dream Kitchens & Baths........................................................57 Elite Roofing............................................................................57 Hightower Roofing Restoration............................................107 R.J. Roofing Inc.....................................................................117 Rock Solid Creations..............................................................56 Suncoast Plumbing and Electric..........................................106 Sunshine Nursery..................................................................58 Taylor Rental ..........................................................................44 Tri County Overhead Door....................................................145 Triton Lumber ........................................................................93 Tropical Window Inc...............................................................45 Weber Glass Inc...................................................................127 Will Construction..................................................................107 Willie's Painting and Pressure Washing................................111 Home Maintenance Gaudette Electric....................................................................25 R.J. Roofing, Inc...................................................................117 Thura Clean, Inc...................................................................106 Independent Living Kingsway of Beverly Hills......................................................145 Providence Independence at Wildwood..................................81 Insurance Brice Insurance....................................................................118 FWH & Associates Florida Blue..............................................28 Insurance Den......................................................................106 Sheldon Palmes Insurance....................................................49 Southern Sun Title Company................................................107 State Farm Insurance David M. Rom..................................116 The Hagar Group Insurance..................................................73 Van Allen Insurance..............................................................119 Jewelry Jim Green Jewelers................................................................58 Lodging MacRae's of Homosassa ....................................................103 Moonrise Resorts....................................................................85 Plantation on Crystal River ....................................................84 Property Management Citrus County LLC............................127 Marina/Water Sports/Boat Repair Apopka Marine Boat Sales & Service....................................49 Crystal Lodge Dive Center......................................................56 Crystal River Marine..............................................................33 Crystal River Watersports....................................................127 Plantation on Crystal River ....................................................84 River Safaris & Gulf Charters................................................145 Three Rivers Marine..............................................................33 Medical All Children's Hospital............................................................89 Beverly Hills Foot & Ankle......................................................28 Brashear's Pharmacy............................................................127 Citrus Memorial Health System............................................148 Comfort Keepers....................................................................59 David B. Raynor, DPM..........................................................118 Florida Department of Health Citrus County........................69 G & R Health Mart..................................................................29 Gardner Audiology..................................................................44 Gira S. Shah M.D.................................................................118 Laser Nail Treatment Center of Citrus County ......................56 Nature Coast EMS..................................................................37 Nature Coast Foot & Ankle....................................................53 Pulmonary Group of Central Florida......................................44 Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point....................................9 Suncoast Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center................155 Suncoast Eye Surgery Institute..............................................23 Mobile Home Dealers/Supplies Prestige Home Centers of Inverness....................................118 Taylor Made Homes................................................................41 Newspaper/Media Citrus 95.3............................................................................140 Nursery/Landscaping & Equipment Easy Wheels..........................................................................30 Optical Jan's Optical Shop..................................................................44 Pest Control A 1 Termite & Pest Control..................................................107 Bray's Pest Control..................................................................29 Bush Home Services..............................................................21 Citrus Pest Management, Inc.................................................15 Florida Pest Control................................................................56 U Killem' DoIt -Yourself....................................................118 Pet Care/Boarding Bow Wow Boutique................................................................56 Catnap Inn..............................................................................86 Greta's Touch..........................................................................85 McFarlin Feed & Supply........................................................119 Real Estate Action Rental/Management....................................................58 Century 21 JW Morton Real Estate Inc.................................61 Citrus County Dream Team....................................................19 Cridland & Cridland, PA..........................................................49 Dudley's Auction & Estate Services......................................119 ERA Key 1 Realty Inc.............................................................36 Exit Realty Leaders/Steve & Allison........................................45 Gitta Barth Coldwell Bankers........................................116/58 Silver King Properties LLC....................................................106 Recreation Birds Underwater ................................................................101 Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park ........105 Inverness Bicycle & Fitness..................................................116 Inverness Events & Visitor Bureau............................................6 Plantation on Crystal River ....................................................84 Twisted Oaks Country Club....................................................28 Rental Taylor Rental Crystal River..................................................95 Shopping AA Western Wear..................................................................120 All About Nature......................................................................71 Crystal River Mall....................................................................71 Franklin Anderson Gallery of Arts..........................................59 Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store............................................79 Heritage House......................................................................59 Key Training Center Thrift Stores ........................................111 La Te Da Boutique..................................................................59 Labels Fashions for Less........................................................93 Manatee Toy Co.....................................................................59 Rutabaga's Etc.....................................................................119 Snow's Country Market..........................................................45 Specialty Gems......................................................................57 The Cotton Club......................................................................59 The General Store..................................................................59 The Honey Hole......................................................................45 Specialty Services AAA Outboard Motors............................................................44 Authentic Pools LLC..............................................................113 Citrus County Landfill..............................................................63 Citrus Satellites....................................................................107 Country at Home..................................................................120 FDS Disposal Inc.................................................................125 JM Plumbing........................................................................120 John C. Meyers Sr. / Wheelers Locksmith............................117 Porter's Locksmithing..............................................................58 Waste Pro USA....................................................................111 Specialty Stores Glass Werx..............................................................................59 Aroma Fine Wine & Spirits......................................................30 Bookaneers............................................................................30 Down Stairs Art Gallery & Studio............................................59 Ferris Groves..........................................................................85 Frog Holler..............................................................................85 Mez Mer Eyes........................................................................59 Touch of Glass by Susan........................................................85 Xtreme Fun..........................................................................113 Tax & Accounting Services Tamara Young EA....................................................................45 Travel Let's Go Today........................................................................44 Worship First United Methodist Church..............................................125 Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue......................................123 Faith Baptist Church..............................................................125 First Baptist Church of Inverness..........................................123 First Presbyterian Church Crystal River............................123 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church........................................125 St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church................................123 St. Raphael Orthodox Church..............................................123 ADVERTISERS INDEXBYCATEGORY

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Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 F135 F162Discover Citrus County, 2014-2015 Hunters Spring Hunters Spring used to be a favorite swimming hole for locals back in the day, but has been taken over by filamentous algae, which has turned its once crystal-clear waters a bit murky. However, change is underway. The One Rake At A Time cleanup project has and continues to fish out tons of algae and open up previously clogged spring vents, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District is about to embark on planting valuable aquatic plants at the areas sandy bottom to help restore the springs former allure. The water district also plans to construct a living shoreline near Hunters Spring Park, a popular beach area in downtown Crystal River. It looks like the shine will soon return. photo by Sally Mackler photo by DeeDee Pierce Wilcox LET US CATER YOUR SPECIAL EVENT! Originating in Spring Hill, Florida, Chefs of Napoli II in Inverness makes you feel as if you have stepped right into Italy. And if the aromas dont convince you, the tastes certainly will. This welcome new addition to local dining is open seven days a week and offers a classy ristorante atmosphere with a Neapolitan cuisine. The foods of Naples range from recipes that were influenced by the local aristocracy with very elaborate preparations that included meat; to the more common offerings made from modest but nutritionally healthy ingredients such as pasta and beans with local vegetables. Based on the style of cooking famous in Naples, Chefs of Napoli II presents a complete menu of exquisite specialties ranging from pasta dishes to seafood and veal. Pizza was thought to have originated in Naples, and Chefs of Napoli II makes pizza that rivals the homeland. No reservations are required as yet, but you can call ahead to be sure: 352/419-6554. Chefs of Napoli II is located at 1546 U.S. Highway 41 in Inverness, Florida. Authentic Neapolitan Cuisine Pizzeria & Ristorante ITALIANO Its a trip through Italys cuisine that youll never forget OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! MON-THURS 11AM-9PM; FRI 11AM-10PM SAT 12PM-10PM SUN 12-9PM 1546 US HWY 41, INVERNESS 352.419.6554 14277 POWELL RD., SPRING HILL 352.544.1234 Chefs of Napoli III 9811 N US HWY. 301 WILDWOOD 352.399.6890 FRESH SEAFOOD DAILY SPECIALS FULL MENU ONLINE: www.TheChefsOfNapoli.com N O W O PE N IN T H E V IL L A G E S 2 Years 1st Place in Fine Dining and Appetizer 000J660 000G154ON THE TOWN ON THE TOWN 7th Heaven Salon & Spa........................116 A 1 Termite & Pest Control....................107 A Action Tree Service................................43 AA Western Wear..................................120 AAA Outboard Motors..............................44 Ace Hardware Inverness......................113 Action Rental/Management......................58 Adams Marine Seminars Captain's License School, Inc.............45 Advanced Aluminum Inc...........................44 All About Nature........................................71 All Children's Hospital..............................89 All Seasons RV Consignment & Sales........................116 Apopka Marine Boat Sales & Service......49 Aroma Fine Wine & Spirits........................30 ATM Antiques and Auctions......................44 Authentic Pools LLC................................113 Beltone Hearing Centers..........................51 Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue........123 Beverly Hills Foot & Ankle........................28 Birds Underwater....................................101 Blackshears II Aluminum........................101 Blind Factory by JoAnn............................45 Bookaneers..............................................30 Boulerice Roofing....................................106 Boulevard Bistro......................................136 Bow Wow Boutique..................................56 Brashear's Pharmacy..............................127 Bray's Pest Control..................................29 Brice Insurance......................................118 Brooklyn Deli Too....................................145 Brown Funeral........................................111 Budd Excavating/Tree Service..................44 Bush Home Services................................21 Calabro Financial......................................29 Career Source........................................105 Catnap Inn................................................86 Century 21 JW Morton Real Estate Inc.....................................61 Chefs of Napoli......................................135 Chilson's Garage......................................86 Citrus 95.3..............................................140 Citrus County Dream Team......................19 Citrus County Fair....................................43 Citrus County Landfill................................63 Citrus Gymnastics Inc...............................44 Citrus Memorial Health System..............148 Citrus Pest Management Inc.....................15 Citrus Satellites......................................107 College of Central Florida..........................3 Colony Stone & Plastering Inc.................29 Comfort Keepers......................................59 Como RV..................................................92 Complete Family Dentistry........................75 Complete Tree Service..........................127 Copes Pool and Paver LLC....................119 Country at Home....................................120 Cremation Center of the Nature Coast............................113 Cridland & Cridland PA............................49 Crystal Casual Patio Furniture Store........57 Crystal Lodge Dive Center........................56 Crystal River Computer Center................45 Crystal River Mall......................................71 Crystal River Marine................................33 Crystal River Watersports......................127 CTA Audio................................................45 Daniels Heating & Air Conditioning Inc...........................117 Dave's Body Shop....................................11 David B. Raynor DPM............................118 Dayz Gone By..........................................59 Dirks Auto Clinic........................................57 Donnelly Architecture................................28 Down Stairs Art Gallery & Studio..............59 Dream Kitchens & Baths..........................57 Dudley's Auction & Estate Services........119 Eagle Buick, GMC......................................2 Easy Living Furniture................................93 Easy Wheels............................................30 Eclectic Ends..........................................117 Edward Jones............................................5 Elite Roofing..............................................57 Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park................105 ERA Key 1 Realty, Inc...............................36 Exit Realty Leaders/Steve & Allison..........45 Faith Baptist Church..............................125 Fat Daddy's............................................131 FDS Disposal Inc...................................125 Feel Good Corner..................................120 Ferris Groves............................................85 Finegan's Heating & Air Conditioning Refrigeration..............79 First Baptist Church of Inverness............123 First Presbyterian Church Crystal River......................................123 First United Methodist Church................125 Floral City Hardware................................85 Florida Artist Gallery..................................85 Florida Department of Health Citrus County......................................69 Florida Pest Control..................................56 Flowers by Barbara..................................86 Flynn Builders, Inc...................................44 Franklin Anderson Gallery of Arts............59 Frog Holler................................................85 Furnitrue Palace & Mattress Warehouse............................17 FWH & Associates Florida Blue................28 G & R Health Mart....................................29 Gardner Audiology....................................44 Gaudette Electric......................................25 Gira S. Shah, M.D...................................118 Gitta Barth Coldwell Bankers..........116/58 Glass Werx..............................................59 Good Shepard Lutheran Church............125 Greta's Touch............................................85 Grumpy Gators......................................131 Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store..............79 HearMore Solutions..................................56 Heritage House........................................59 Hightower Roofing Restoration..............107 Hooper Funeral Home............................103 Howard's Flea Market..............................45 Ink-4-Less..............................................106 Insurance Den........................................106 Inverness Bicycle & Fitness....................116 Inverness Club Senior Apartments..........116 Inverness Events & Visitor Bureau............6 Inverness Yoga & Wellness Center........118 J. Michael Todd Financial........................107 Jan's Optical Shop....................................44 Jim Green Jewelers..................................58 JM Plumbing..........................................120 Joe's Carpet............................................119 John C. Meyers Sr. / Wheelers Locksmith..........................117 John St. Paul Catholic School..................30 Just-A-Cupcake........................................59 Keep Citrus County Beautiful..................149 Key Training Center Thrift Stores............111 Kingsway of Beverly Hills........................145 La Te Da Boutique....................................59 Labels Fashions for Less..........................93 Laser Nail Treatment Center of Citrus County ..................................56 Ledger Dentistry........................................35 Leisure Living..........................................101 Let's Go Today..........................................44 Life Care Center........................................79 Love Honda, Chevrolet, Motorsports......164 MacDonald Top Line Specialties............120 MacRae's of Homosassa ......................103 Mama's Kuntry Kafe................................131 Manatee Toy Co.......................................59 McFarlin Feed & Supply..........................119 McGan Cremation Service, LLC..............43 Mez Mer Eyes..........................................59 Michael Anthony's Pizza........................138 Michael's Floor Covering, Inc.................117 Miracle Ear..............................................127 Moonrise Resorts......................................85 Nature Coast EMS....................................37 Nature Coast Foot & Ankle......................53 Nature Coast RV......................................45 Nature's Way Precision Hair....................29 Nick Nicholas Ford..................................163 Nick Nicholas Ford/Lincoln....................163 Nutech Hearing..........................................4 Old World Restaurant............................131 Olde Inverness Antiques........................103 Pine Street Pub & Eatery........................136 Plantation on Crystal River......................84 Porter's Locksmithing................................58 Prestige Home Centers of Inverness......118 Professional Hearing Centers................117 Property Management Citrus County LLC..............................127 Providence Independence at Wildwood........................................81 Pulmonary Group of Central Florida........44 R.J. Roofing Inc.......................................117 Raymond James Lisa Esteves Dixon..........................120 Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point........................................9 River Safaris & Gulf Charters..................145 Riverside Inn at Izaak Walton Lodge......139 Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park, LLC........57 Rock Solid Creations................................56 Rutabaga's Etc.......................................119 Seagrass Waterfront..............................139 Senica Air Conditioning..........................149 Seven Rivers Christian School................47 Sheldon Palmes Insurance......................49 Silver King Properties, LLC....................106 Smart Interiors..........................................59 Smiles Dentistry........................................20 Snow's Country Market............................45 Southern Sun Title Company..................107 Specialty Gems........................................57 St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church....123 St. Raphael Orthodox Church................123 State Farm Insurance David M. Rom....................................116 Stokes Flea Market..................................30 Strickland Funeral Home and Crematory..................................145 Suncoast Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center..........................155 Suncoast Eye Surgery Institute................23 Suncoast Plumbing and Electric............106 Sunflower Assisted Living Community......67 Sunshine Nursery....................................58 Superior Residences of Lecanto..............67 Tamara Young EA....................................45 Taylor Made Homes..................................41 Taylor Rental............................................44 Taylor Rental Crystal River....................95 The Cotton Club........................................59 The Garden Shed....................................44 The General Store....................................59 The Hagar Group Insurance....................73 The Honey Hole........................................45 The Mullet Hole........................................59 The Old Mill............................................139 Thomas Electric........................................45 Three Rivers Marine................................33 Thura Clean Inc.....................................106 Timberlane Family Dentistry....................29 Touch of Glass by Susan..........................85 Tri County Overhead Door......................145 Triton Lumber ..........................................93 Tropical Window Inc.................................45 Twisted Oaks Country Club......................28 U Killem' DoIt -Yourself......................118 Van Allen Insurance................................119 Waste Pro USA......................................111 Waynes Citrus Cycle................................85 Weber Glass Inc.....................................127 Weckesser Accounting Services..............28 Werner & Company PA............................58 Will Construction....................................107 Willie's Painting and Pressure Washing..............................111 Xtreme Fun............................................113 ADVERTISERS INDEXALPHABETICALLY

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