(Please scroll down to read about
the Cedar Key Seafood Festival
on Oct. 21 and 22)

 


Scarecrow contest starts
in south Levy County

Published Sept. 23, 2017 at 8:07 p.m.
     INGLIS-YANKEETOWN --
The Inglis/Yankeetown Scarecrow Contest sponsored by the Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce has started.

 


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     Businesses and other organizations can enter by e-mailing their NAME and the PHYSICAL LOCATION  of their scarecrow to: dickjaninglis@gmail.com by Oct. 6.
     Scarecrows must be completed by Oct. 26. Judging will be the morning of Oct. 27.
     The first place winner will receive an Annually Rotating Plaque (Complements of the Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce).
      Judging Criteria
● Originality and/or Creativity
● Workmanship and/or Attention to Detail
● Presentation and/or Crowd Appeal

 


Nation Voter
Registration Day
is Tuesday, Sept. 26

Information Provided By
The Office of Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones
Published Sept. 18, 2017 at 10:47 p.m.
Updated Sept. 24, 2017 at 8:27 a.m.
     BRONSON --
The Levy County Supervisor of Elections Office is joining hundreds of organizations in a national campaign to encourage citizens to register to vote or update their voter registration information.
     "The things we're doing on National Voter Registration Day are things we do every day, but we are thrilled to see this national effort to make civic engagement part of everyday conversation," Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones said.
     Levy County Elections Office staff will host a voter registration drive in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day at the Chiefland Wal-Mart from 5 to 8 p.m.
     As always, Levy County Residents who are qualified can register to vote at the Levy County Supervisor of Elections office. Voter registration forms can be filled out and printed from the website, www.VoteLevy.com.
     The five Levy County public libraries and county offices have voter registration forms.
     National Voter Registration Day was first launched in 2012 to create more awareness of voter registration opportunities so that Americans don't miss out on their most basic right - the right to vote.
     More information is available at www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org.


Levy County
Legislative Delegation Hearing
scheduled for Sept. 27

By Tonya Shays
Legislative Assistant In Sen. Bradley's Office
Published Aug. 26, 2017 at 3:27 p.m.
     BRONSON --
State Sen. Robert “Rob” Bradley (R-Fleming Island, Dist. 5) , Chairman of the Levy County Legislative Delegation, announced Friday (Aug. 25) that the annual delegation hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
     The location of the hearing is the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building located at 660 E Hathaway Ave. (U.S. Alt. 27) in Bronson.
     The legislative delegation holds a public hearing each year to afford local officials, members of the public, and other interested parties the opportunity to present legislative proposals or express opinions on state issues.
     “This hearing really helps us to understand the needs and the goals of the community as we establish our respective legislative priorities,” Sen. Bradley said. “We are fortunate to have a delegation that works well together and has been highly effective in focusing state resources on issues and institutions that are important to Levy County.”
     The Levy County legislative delegation includes Sen. Bradley and State Rep. Charlie Stone (R-Ocala, Dist. 22).  The next Regular Session of the Florida Legislature will convene on Jan. 9, 2018 in Tallahassee.
     For additional information or to be placed on the agenda for the hearing, contact Sen. Bradley’s office toll free at 888-347-3483 or at 904-278-2085, or email his staff at shays.tonya@flsenate.gov.

 



Food event scheduled for 
Oct. 3 to help
Tri-Co. Comm. Resource Center

By Jeff M. Hardison © Aug. 12, 2017 at 1:07 p.m.
Updated Sept. 6, 2017 at 5:37 p.m.

     CHIEFLAND -- A competitive fundraiser named "Taste of the Nature Coast," is where chefs are vying against each other to see who makes the best appetizer, main course and dessert.
     All proceeds from this event will help the Tri-County Community Resource Center (TCCRC).
     TCCRC is the Partnership for Strong Families' fourth resource center. It is the first full-time resource center established outside of Alachua County. The Tri-County Community Resource Center is located in Chiefland and serves residents of Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties residents.
     The center is staffed by a center manager employed by the Partnership for Strong Families, and aided by several volunteers. TCCRC provides an impressive array of free services and resources that residents and visitors of the communities served have indicated are a need.
     This fundraiser is being held at the Haven Hospice Community Room, 311 N.E. Ninth St., in Chiefland. It is scheduled to be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Tickets cost $25 each or two for $40.
     Ticket-buyers will be able to taste samples in three categories -- appetizer, main course and dessert.
     Tickets may be purchased at Tri-County Community Resource Center, 15 N. Main St., Chiefland, 352-507-4000; Dixie County Chamber of Commerce, 251 N.E. 210th Ave., Cross City, 352-498-5572; First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St., Chiefland, 352-493-4627; Levy County Prevention Coalition, 801 S. Main St., Williston, 352-328-3540; Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce, 420 Second St., Cedar Key, 352-543-5600.
     For more information, call the TCCRC at 352-507-4000.


Dixie Music Center to celebrate
26th Anniversary Bash on Oct. 7


The Moonsnakes - featuring Steve Connelly

Album Cover Art Provided by DMC

Published Aug. 9, 2017 at 10:07 p.m.
     OLD TOWN --
The owners of Dixie Music Center are excited to announce that Saturday, Oct. 7, is the date of their 26th Anniversary Bash.

     DMC XXVI will be held on the nicely wooded Dixie County acreage adjoining the store. This year marks the 17th consecutive year that this Old Town retailer and music school has hosted this all-day live music festival.
     Performance hours are from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., with the store being open from 9 a.m. 'til 3 p.m.
     In addition to live music, there also will be prize drawings and a giant sale in the store. The event is family-friendly, free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own personal seating – such as lawn chairs.
     While the entire schedule is yet to be finalized, headlining this year's event will be Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes featuring Steve Connelly.
     Although this will be Ricky's first appearance on the DMC stage, Mr. Connelly has wowed the crowds at other past DMC events, including last year's reunion of the Real Eyes Band.
     This was the first appearance by this Tampa Bay area band in more than 40 years and drew dozens of fans from there making the trip for this once-in-a-lifetime event.
     Besides performing with the Moonsnakes as lead singer and guitarist, Ricky performs extensively with a few other acts throughout the Tampa Bay Area. He is still renowned as the drummer for Deloris Telescope, one of the top TBA bands in the 1980-90s.
     Also appearing this year will be Dotti South & the Slackers, a group comprised mainly of the owners and guitar instructor of Dixie Music Center, and the Rock Bluff Pickin' Porch Band. RBPPB was slated to perform last year, but was unable to due to a family tragedy. The remainder of the acts is expected shortly, and will be announced here at hardisonink.com.
     Food concession is expected by the area Marine Corps League, raising proceeds for their Toys-For-Tots Christmas gift program benefiting area children. Soft drinks and snacks will again be vended by the Dixie County Historical Society, while Dixie County C.O.P. (Citizens On Patrol) will be offering bottled water.
     Dixie Music Center is located at 26626 SE 19 Hwy in Old Town (across from the weigh station) and opened for business in October of 1991. The business is owned and operated by Bob and Dotti Leichner of Old Town.
     For more information, please call 352-542-3001.

 


Angel Street reservations
are available

Published Aug. 31, 2017 at 11:17
     CHIEFLAND --
Get your reservations now for the Chief Theatre and Suwannee Valley Players' latest production Angel Street, a drama by Patrick Harrison produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

     A Broadway hit first produced under the title Gaslight that later on became a film, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams and is set in 19th century London.
     The Manninghams relationship is less than ideal as Mr. Manningham tries to convince his wife that she is going insane.
     This is where the term "gaslighting" originates from. Along with the help of an intuitive Scotland Yard inspector Rough, Mrs. Manningham is able to regain her confidence and together they take on the diabolical husband as the story begins to unfold.
     You won't want to miss out on this.
     In addition to a great play, you will also be supporting a great cause. The Suwannee Valley Players will be donating half of their net profits to Another Way domestic violence and rape crisis center. We will also have information available about Another Way as October is domestic violence awareness month.
     The show dates are Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 22 and 29 at 2:30 p.m.
     Seats may be reserved by calling the Chief Theatre at 352-493-ARTS.

 


Art of John Romaine on display
until Oct. 11 at CF Citrus


Published Sept. 2, 2017 at 5:17 p.m.
Updated Sept. 18, 2017 at 5:57 a.m.
     LECANTO —
The artwork of John Romaine will be on display at the College of Central Florida Citrus Campus Sept. 15 through Oct. 11 on the second floor of the Dorothea Jerome Building, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway.
     Romaine grew up in northern Virginia and studied fine art and illustration at Northern Virginia Community College. He lived on Maui, Hawaii, for 17 years and moved to Florida in 2008. His artwork can be found in Florida galleries and at art and craft shows in Marion and Citrus counties.
     “As a boy, our family trips to Florida seemed to offer a fascinating variety of wild animals and unique plants for me to observe,” Romaine said. “I feel such a peacefulness in places where nature flourishes, that it has become a very important artistic theme for me.”
     The exhibit may be viewed Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no fee to view the artwork.

 


48th Annual Cedar Key
Seafood Festival
to include 100-plus artisans
in downtown Cedar Key streets


This float is a sample of some of the creative talent seen at the Seafood Festival in the past.
Photo provided by Lion Rory Brennan




Published Sept. 23, 2017 at 7:17 p.m.
     CEDAR KEY --
Free admission with the potential of priceless memories are once again one of the many magnets drawing everyone to come and enjoy the Lions Club’s 48th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival, which is scheduled for Oct. 21 and 22 this year.
     Both days the festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
     An expansive variety of delicious seafood is going to be augmented by art.
      “Our arts and crafts vendors will provide the widest variety of merchandise we’ve ever seen,” Event Coordinator Susan Rosenthal said. “With the theme of Celebrate Island Lifestyle, I can’t wait for Festival weekend to arrive.  It’s going to be a fantastic event.”

Event Coordinator Susan Rosenthal (at right) invites everyone to this amazing and fun annual festival in Cedar Key presented by the Lions Club of Cedar Key.

     Crafters from as far away as Maine and Michigan will join fellow creatives from the across Southeast. Featured items include handmade jewelry, wood carvings, funky coconut fish, original artwork, cast and thrown pottery, succulent sauces, hand-sewn quilts, soaps and lotions, fine art photography, decorative wreaths, embroidered gifts, one-of-a-kind collectibles, hand crafted furniture and more.
     Rosenthal encourages visitors to spend the day in Cedar Key.
     “Shop the crafters on downtown streets,” she said. “Savor fresh seafood in City Park. Watch Saturday’s parade and enjoy live entertainment on our very own Clam Boat Stage. We promise a day of food, fun, arts, crafts, music and more. Come and experience our island community.”

 


Appleton to present
‘Mysteries of the Amazon:
Visionary Artwork of
Pablo Amaringo and
His Students’ up to Jan. 14



Alfredo Zagaceta Cometivos  - Shipibo Hunter 2016

Art Provided By Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida

Published Aug. 18, 2017 at 8:07 a.m.
Updated Sept. 24, 2017 at 8:27 a.m.
     OCALA --
The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, with guest curator Scott Olsen, Ph.D., present “Mysteries of the Amazon: Visionary Artwork of Pablo Amaringo and His Students.”
     On view Sept. 22, 2017-Jan. 14, 2018, this exhibition features approximately 95 paintings by Peruvian artist Pablo Amaringo and his students from Olsen’s private collection.
     Completed 2001-2016, the large-scale, acrylic paintings are considered to be some of the best examples of Mestizo vegetalista and ayahuasquero shamanism gathered in one place. Exhibiting brilliant use of color, the paintings depict the plant, animal and angelic spirits encountered in deep ceremonial visionary experiences. In addition, groupings of Peruvian ethnographic objects let the viewer further experience these unique cultural groups.
     Sixty additional works by Amaringo and his students, also from Olsen’s collection, will be on display at the College of Central Florida’s Webber Gallery, Sept. 14-Oct. 20.
     “The Indigenous Shamanic path may well be humanity’s most ancient spiritual tradition,” said Olsen. “It has proven to be a powerful method for the transformation of consciousness. Not unlike the reports from near-death experiencers and initiates of the various mystery schools, participants have often experienced deep empathic connection with nature's plants and animals – in fact, all living beings – including profound insights into the underlying patterns and mathematical structure of the cosmos. ‘Mysteries of the Amazon’ is intended to assist Indigenous Shamanism to achieve its rightful recognition as one of the world's great Wisdom Traditions.”
     Exhibition Events at the Appleton Include:
     ● Sunday, Oct. 1, 2-3:30 p.m.
Matthew Pallamary will give a talk, “Peruvian Shamanism,” accompanied by a short drumming performance.
     ● Saturday, Oct. 7, 1-3 p.m.
Join us for First Saturday with a painting demonstration and Peruvian music for families by Alfredo Zagaceta, Mauro Reategui, Mita Lozano and William Llerena.
     ● Sunday, Oct. 8, 2-4 p.m.
Painting demonstration by Alfredo Zagaceta, Mauro Reategui and Mita Lozano, accompanied by musician William Llerena.
     ● Thursday, Nov. 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
Guest curator Scott Olsen, Ph.D., will give a talk, “What I Learned in the Amazon Rainforest.”
     ● Sunday, Dec. 3, 2-3:30 p.m.
Guest curator Scott Olsen, Ph.D., will give a talk, “Ancient Wisdom and the Golden Ratio.”
     ● Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, 5-8 p.m.
A musical performance by Tribe of Love, including organizer Susanna Raven with Maryn Azoff and Jan Paul Werge.
     For more information, contact AppletonMuseum@cf.edu. For a full listing of on- and off-site events, please visit AppletonMuseum.org/exhibits/Special/mysteries.html.
     In addition to temporary exhibitions, the Appleton Museum of Art presents a permanent collection of European, American and contemporary art, plus Asian, African and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities.
     From Sept. 15, 2017-Jan. 7, 2018, the main portion of the museum will not be available to visitors due to a heating and cooling equipment replacement project.
     The Edith-Marie Appleton Gallery, ARTSpace, art classrooms and a mini Appleton Store will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and closed every Monday. During this time, the regular admission fees will be replaced with a Pay-What-You-Wish donation option.
     Owned and operated by the College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free. For more information, call 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.

 


Free art workshop at CF
in Lecanto on Oct. 14

Published Aug. 25, 2017 at 7:47 a.m.
     LECANTO —
The College of Central Florida will host a free Alcohol Inks art workshop Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Building 3, Room 105, at its Citrus Campus, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto.
     Highly pigmented alcohol inks are used to add color to non-porous surfaces such as plastics, ceramics, glass and metals. 
      In this workshop, which is free and open to the public, participants will receive an overview and demonstration of alcohol inks from instructor Bonnie Peterson, and then create beautifully unique bookmarks and tiles. Reserve a space to attend, participate and learn about highly pigmented alcohol inks.
     Peterson has been a multimedia artist her entire life. She attended the Pratt Institute in New York as well as The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Peterson served in the United States Army, as a communications specialist, spending time in Alabama, Georgia, and overseas in Karlsruhe, Germany.
     After a career with Telephone Networking Systems, she retired from New York Telephone, AT&T/Lucent Technologies in 2001. Retirement has given Peterson the opportunity to return to her first love; the visual arts. She started a mural business Artsy Rooms in Citrus County, and later established The Jell-O Lady where she catered and taught gelatin art desserts in Citrus and Hernando counties.
     For more information or to RSVP, contact Michele Wirt at wirtm@cf.edu or 352-746-6721, ext. 6131.
     To learn more about CF, visit www.CF.edu.


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Sept. 26, Tuesday
     6:30 p.m. --
The Nature Coast Business Development Council is holding its regular monthly board meeting  at the Inglis Town Hall, 135 Levy County Road 40 West, in Inglis. Due to the membership of the NCBDC consisting of more than one member of the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee, this meeting also will serve as a meeting for the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee. This particular meeting serves as the NCBDC’s annual-goal setting session, where members of the community are able to help decide the organization’s goals for the coming year and beyond. The meetings are open to the public and attendees can address the council or committee. Those wishing to be placed on the agenda can contact NCBDC Executive Director David Pieklik at 352-447-4107 ext. 108, or email director@naturecoast.org. The NCBDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to enhancing the economic prosperity and quality of life of Levy County through strengthening the business community and attracting supportive new industry.

Sept. 27, Wednesday
     9:30 a.m. - noon -- 
The Levy County Legislative Delegation is slated for this morning. The location of the hearing is the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building located at 660 E Hathaway Ave. (U.S. Alt. 27) in Bronson. The legislative delegation holds a public hearing each year to afford local officials, members of the public, and other interested parties the opportunity to present legislative proposals or express opinions on state issues. “This hearing really helps us to understand the needs and the goals of the community as we establish our respective legislative priorities,” Sen. Bradley said. “We are fortunate to have a delegation that works well together and has been highly effective in focusing state resources on issues and institutions that are important to Levy County.” The Levy County legislative delegation includes Sen. Bradley and State Rep. Charlie Stone (R-Ocala, Dist. 22).  The next Regular Session of the Florida Legislature will convene on Jan. 9, 2018 in Tallahassee. For additional information or to be placed on the agenda for the hearing, contact Sen. Bradley’s office toll free at 888-347-3483 or at 904-278-2085, or email his staff at shays.tonya@flsenate.gov.

     1:30 p.m. -- Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs? Can't afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month? Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options? Whether you are a Medicare beneficiary, family member or caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides you with free, unbiased and confidential information. For assistance, please call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to have a volunteer return your call. There is a SHINE volunteer prepared to be at the Dixie County Public Library, 16328 S.E. U.S. Highway in Cross City. To find anohter place for counseling anywhere in Florida, anyone may go to this website -- http://www.floridashine.org/Counseling-Sites.aspx -- and click on a county to find a list of counseling sites.

Sept. 28, Thursday
     1 p.m. --
A representative(s) of management for Levy County and a representative(s) of Northeast Florida Public Employees', Local 630 Laborers' International Union of North America, AFL-CIO, are scheduled to conduct union negotiations at 1 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible at the Levy County Department Emergency Management Center located at 7911 N.E. 90th St. in Bronson. The two sides plan to discuss union negotiations with each other. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, then he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. This meeting is open to the public, in contrast with the "shade" meeting where the Levy County Board of County Commissioners met with staff and legal counsel to prepare strategy before going into this open negotiation.

Sept. 30, Saturday
     2 p.m. --
Members of the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo will be coming out to the Williston Public Library to discuss the importance of Florida native species. These individuals will be discussing Florida ecosystems, keystone species, invasive species and how people can help native species. The library is at the corner of East Noble Avenue (U.S. Alt. 27) and Southeast First Street in Williston. This free program and refreshments are sponsored by Friends of the Williston Library. For more information please call or text Lisa Posteraro at 352-339-1201.

Oct. 1, Sunday
     6 p.m. --
Cedar Key United Methodist Church is sponsoring bluegrass music at the Cedar Key City Park. The Big Cypress Bluegrass Band is scheduled to perform in an evening of "Pickin' & Praise In The Park." The concert is free and open to everyone.


Oct. 3, Tuesday
     6-8 p.m. -- A competitive fundraiser named "Taste of the Nature Coast," is where chefs are vying against each other to see who makes the best appetizer, main course and dessert. All proceeds from this event will help the Tri-County Community Resource Center (TCCRC). TCCRC is the Partnership for Strong Families' fourth resource center. It is the first full-time resource center established outside of Alachua County. The Tri-County Community Resource Center is located in Chiefland and serves residents of Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties residents. The center is staffed by a center manager employed by the Partnership for Strong Families, and aided by several volunteers. TCCRC provides an impressive array of free services and resources that residents and visitors of the communities served have indicated are a need. This fundraiser is being held at the Haven Hospice Community Room, 311 N.E. Ninth St., in Chiefland. It is scheduled to be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Tickets cost $25 each or two for $40. Ticket-buyers will be able to taste samples in three categories -- appetizer, main course and dessert. Tickets may be purchased at Tri-County Community Resource Center, 15 N. Main St., Chiefland, 352-507-4000; Dixie County Chamber of Commerce, 251 N.E. 210th Ave., Cross City, 352-498-5572; First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St., Chiefland, 352-493-4627; Levy County Prevention Coalition, 801 S. Main St., Williston, 352-328-3540; Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce, 420 Second St., Cedar Key, 352-543-5600. For more information, call the TCCRC at 352-507-4000.


Oct. 4, Wednesday
     10 a.m. --
State Sen. Robert “Rob” Bradley (R-Fleming Island, Dist. 5)  and State Rep. Charles Wesley "Chuck" Clemons Sr. (R-Newberry, Dist. 21) have scheduled the annual Dixie County Legislative Delegation Meeting. The Dixie County Legislative Delegation is scheduled to be in the Dixie County Commission Chamber located in the County Courthouse at 214 N.E. Highway 351 in Cross City. The legislative delegation hearing is intended to afford local residents and officials an opportunity to request legislation or state funding and express opinions on issues to be considered by the Florida Legislature during the 2018 Regular Session. The Legislature is scheduled to convene in session on Jan. 9, 2018 in Tallahassee. To be placed on the agenda to address the Dixie County Legislative Delegation, please contact Robin Steele at robin.steele@myfloridahouse.gov or 352-313-6542. All materials or handouts for this meeting must be sent to Steele in Rep. Clemons’ office no later than Friday, Sept. 29. The Dixie County Legislative Delegation meeting is open to the public.  One or more county and/or city commissioners may be in attendance. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Chapter 286.26 of the Florida Statutes, indidividuals in need of special accommodations to participate in the meeting, including agendas, interpreters or assisted listening devices shall contact a person in Rep. Clemons’ office no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting so that accommodations can be satisfied. For more information, please contact Ellen Boukari, Legislative Assistant to Representative Chuck Clemons at ellen.boukari@myfloridahouse.gov or 352-313-6542.
     3:30 p.m. -- State Sen. Robert “Rob” Bradley (R-Fleming Island, Dist. 5)  and State Rep. Charles Wesley "Chuck" Clemons Sr. (R-Newberry, Dist. 21) have scheduled the annual Gilchrist County Legislative Delegation Meeting. The Gilchrist County Legislative Delegation is scheduled to be in the Gilchrist County Commission Meeting Facility located at 210 S. Main St. in Trenton. (This is a structure facing Main Street, which is U.S. Highway 129, on the south side of South Second Avenue, in Trenton, across the street from the Gilchrist County Courthouse.). The legislative delegation hearing is intended to afford local residents and officials an opportunity to request legislation or state funding and express opinions on issues to be considered by the Florida Legislature during the 2018 Regular Session. The Legislature is scheduled to convene in session on Jan. 9, 2018 in Tallahassee. To be placed on the agenda to address the Dixie County Legislative Delegation, please contact Robin Steele at robin.steele@myfloridahouse.gov or 352-313-6542. All materials or handouts for this meeting must be sent to Steele in Rep. Clemons’ office no later than Friday, Sept. 29. The Dixie County Legislative Delegation meeting is open to the public.  One or more county and/or city commissioners may be in attendance. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Chapter 286.26 of the Florida Statutes, indidividuals in need of special accommodations to participate in the meeting, including agendas, interpreters or assisted listening devices shall contact a person in Rep. Clemons’ office no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting so that accommodations can be satisfied. For more information, please contact Ellen Boukari, Legislative Assistant to Representative Chuck Clemons at ellen.boukari@myfloridahouse.gov or 352-313-6542.
 
Oct. 7, Saturday
     7 a.m. --
Check-in and registration for those who have not done so already starts at 7 .m. for the Purple Pinkie Peanut Run 5K/1Mile Walk, which is a fundraiser by the Rotary Club of Williston. These Rotarians and members of the Interact Club of Williston Middle High School will be hosting (and Interact members helping) the 5th Annual Purple Pinkie Peanut Run to kick off the Peanut Festival.  The event includes a 5K Fun Run or 1 Mile Walk open to all ages. Proceeds from the run go toward the Rotary Club of Williston’s service projects, Levy County Youth programs and the Rotary International Purple Pinkie project. Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for students. To register online, visit at www.willistonrotary.com/register. You can also register the day of the event at 7 a.m. Check In. Williston Rotary’s local youth projects include The RACK – Rotarians Actively Caring for Kids - that will provide shoes, socks and shoelaces to those in need in Joyce Bullock Elementary School, Williston Elementary School and Bronson Elementary School throughout the school year, the food Backpack Program that sends home non-perishable food items with children in need and Rotary scholarships to some graduating students from Williston and Bronson High. Rotary's Purple Pinky work is helping eradicate polio worldwide, It includes the successful engagement of more than 200 countries and 20 million volunteers. Polio could be the first human disease of the 21st century to be eradicated. Rotary Club of Williston District #6940 Club #73382 meets every Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. For more information, contact Jana Carlisle at jana.carlisle@drummondbank.com, or call her at 352-538-2073.
     8 a.m. -- Registration and information booths open at 8 a.m. for the Central Florida Electric Cooperative's Annual Meeting for members. There are free door prizes and soft drinks for all. From 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 there is live entertainment by a Gospel music band. The business meeting and presentation of reports starts at 10 a.m. and there are door prizes given away until they run out. There are always many door prizes.
     9 a.m. -- The Annual Peanut Festival is happening in downtown Williston. This is a free, fun event with food and displays, and pageants.
     9 a.m. - 5 p.m. -- Dixie Music Center is having its 26th Anniversary Bash. DMC XXVI will be held on the nicely wooded Dixie County acreage adjoining the store. This year marks the 17th consecutive year that this Old Town retailer and music school has hosted this all-day live music festival. Performance hours are from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., with the store being open from 9 a.m. 'til 3 p.m. In addition to live music, there also will be prize drawings and a giant sale in the store. The event is family-friendly, free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own personal seating – such as lawn chairs. While the entire schedule is yet to be finalized, headlining this year's event will be Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes featuring Steve Connelly. Although this will be Ricky's first appearance on the DMC stage, Mr. Connelly has wowed the crowds at other past DMC events, including last year's reunion of the Real Eyes Band. This was the first appearance by this Tampa Bay Area band in more than 40 years and drew dozens of fans from there making the trip for this once-in-a-lifetime event. Besides performing with the Moonsnakes as lead singer and guitarist, Ricky performs extensively with a few other acts throughout the Tampa Bay Area. He is still renowned as the drummer for Deloris Telescope, one of the top TBA bands in the 1980-90s. Also appearing this year will be Dotti South & the Slackers, a group comprised mainly of the owners and guitar instructor of Dixie Music Center, and the Rock Bluff Pickin' Porch Band. RBPPB was slated to perform last year, but was unable to due to a family tragedy. Food concession is expected by the area Marine Corps League, raising proceeds for their Toys-For-Tots Christmas gift program benefiting area children. Soft drinks and snacks will again be vended by the Dixie County Historical Society, while Dixie County C.O.P. (Citizens On Patrol) will be offering bottled water. Dixie Music Center is located at 26626 SE 19 Hwy in Old Town (across from the weigh station) and opened for business in October of 1991. The business is owned and operated by Bob and Dotti Leichner of Old Town. For more information, please call 352-542-3001.

Oct. 14, Saturday
     8:30 a.m. -
Clinic Director Maureen Woods of the Williston Shooters Club said the club is hosting its annual "Women On Target Instructional Shoot Clinic - Learn to Shoot!" event to help more women enter into the shooting sports. Sign-in is is at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for the two different sessions. It is vital to notice that pre-registration is required. Registration Fees for cancellations after Sept. 30 are non-refundable. The cost is $25 per person – pre-registration required. This fee includes the use of firearms, targets, ammunition, ear and eye protection. Contact Maureen Woods at 352-529-0093 between the hours of 8:30 a.m and 5 p.m. or via email at wot.wsc@gmail.com. Registration forms also available at www.willistonshootersclub.com. This event is happening at the Williston Shooters Club Range, 1975 S.W. Eighth Terrace, in Williston. Sign in begins at 8:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
AM Session
8:30 - 9 a.m. -- Sign In
9 - 10 a.m. - Classroom Instruction (NRA-Certified Instructors)
10 - 11:45 a.m. - Range Instruction
PM Session
1:15 - 1:45 p.m. -- Sign In
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. -- Classroom Instruction (NRA Certified Instructors)
2:45 - 4:30 p.m. -- Range Instruction
Registration fees must be received no later than Sept. 30.
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     9 a.m. - 3 p.m. --
 A festival has been scheduled to occur in downtown Cross City, across the street from the Dixie County Courthouse. This fundraising festival is generating money to restore the Cross City Train Depot. The festival promises to provide arts and crafts for show and sale. Other attractions for this event include music, a car show, fan activities for children and food and drink. The event is open to all people. The primary funding method to help restore the Cross City Train Depot is vendors renting spaces. Prices range from $20 per car to be in the car show to $100 to place a ride for children. Arts and crafts vendors can rent a 10- by 10-foot spot for $40 or a 10- by 20-foot spot for $40. Merchandise and food vendor locations are $40, $50 and $75. Payment from vendors must be received before Sept. 30. Set-up is from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on day of show. No late set-ups are allowed. No refunds are given for any reason. For more information, call Ruth Ann Lovelace at 352-498-9944 or Bev Pivacek at 352-440-0414.

     9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The 11th Annual Classic and Custom Car Show is scheduled to be at Tyler Creek Business Community in Gilchrist County. The address is 6875 S.E. State Road 47, Trenton.  This show is open to all vehicles. It is slated to happen rain or shine. There is going to be a free swap meet and car corral; door prizes; a 50-50; dash plaques to the first 100; Participants’ Choice; Tip 15; Best of Show; and Best Judged Awards for – Ford, Chevrolet, GM, Mopar, Imports, Muscle Car, Street Rod, Hot Rod, Truck, Custom, Modified, Pre-War Original, Best Engine and Best Paint. Food is going to be by North Florida Rod & Custom (of Old Town). Music is to be by Mr. October. Proceeds will benefit the Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Inc. Pre-registration before Oct. 1 is $15. Day of show the registrations is $20 and people can register up until noon. For more information, please contact Ed at 386-454-5622 or email classiccar160@yahoo.com, or call Russ at 352-221-0500.

Oct. 18, Wednesday
     8:30 a.m. - Noon --
There is a Suwannee Community Cleanup planned. Everyone in the Town of Suwannee is invited to boat, walk or ride a golf cart to help de-litter the roads and waterways around the Town of Suwannee starting at 8:30 a.m. Refuge staff will transport volunteers down the river from Fowlers Bluff. There is room for 16 onboard. Contact: Debbie Meeks at 352-278-5088 to RSVP for the Fowlers Bluff boat ride. Volunteers can enjoy a free smoked chicken lunch provided by Jerry Everett of the Waterfront Market. Show up at 8:30 a.m. at the Suwannee Community Center, 23465 S.E. Dixie County Hightway 349 (across the street from the Salt Creek Restaurant). Contact Debbie Meeks for more information.


Oct. 21, Saturday
     9 a.m. - 5 p.m. --
Everyone is invited to the Lions Club's 48th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival. Admission is free. An expansive variety of delicious seafood is going to be augmented by arts and crafts presented by more than 100 vendors. Crafters from as far away as Maine and Michigan will join fellow creatives from the across Southeast. Featured items include handmade jewelry, wood carvings, funky coconut fish, original artwork, cast and thrown pottery, succulent sauces, hand-sewn quilts, soaps and lotions, fine art photography, decorative wreaths, embroidered gifts, one-of-a-kind collectibles, hand crafted furniture and more. There will be fresh seafood in City Park. There is a parade on Saturday and enjoy live entertainment on our very own Clam Boat Stage both days. There is going to be food, fun, arts, crafts, music and more.

     9 a.m.- 2 p.m. – Registration for the Fall Car Show and Swap Meet is from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee for pre-registration (before Oct. 19) is $15. Day of show the registration fee is $20. This event is going to be at the Chiefland Farmer’s Flea Market, 316 N.W. 11th Ave. (on the west side of U.S. Highway 19, north of Hardee’s, and behind BubbaQue’s and Huddle House). The rain date for this is Oct. 22. All makes are welcome. There are cash prizes and awards. There are door prizes, a 50-50 and dash plaques. There is a three-foot tall Best of Show trophy. And there is Sonny’s Pick. For more information, call Dog Mitchell at 352-359-2664, or email to tricountycruiserscarclub@gmail.com.

Oct. 22, Sunday
     9 a.m. - 5 p.m. --
Everyone is invited to the second of two days of the Lions Club's 48th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival. Admission is free. An expansive variety of delicious seafood is going to be augmented by arts and crafts presented by more than 100 vendors. Crafters from as far away as Maine and Michigan will join fellow creatives from the across Southeast. Featured items include handmade jewelry, wood carvings, funky coconut fish, original artwork, cast and thrown pottery, succulent sauces, hand-sewn quilts, soaps and lotions, fine art photography, decorative wreaths, embroidered gifts, one-of-a-kind collectibles, hand crafted furniture and more. There will be fresh seafood in City Park. Everyone is invited to enjoy live entertainment performed on the Clam Boat Stage. There is going to be food, fun, arts, crafts, music and more.


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REGULAR WEEKLY MEETINGS

First Published Feb. 1, 2011
Updated July 2, 2017 at 7:07 a.m.

EVERY MONDAY

     11 a.m. - Noon -- Tai Chi classes are being held Mondays and Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. Classes will be there up to the middle of December, minus Thanksgiving Week. This version of Tai Chi is for Balance Only and it can be done sitting in a chair if that would be more convenient for some. Please let us know if you are interested and you can call Gerry Jesk at 352-493-2842 and leave a message giving your name and phone number.
    12 p.m. – Trenton Rotary Club at the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club, 819 S.W. CR 339. (Except on Federal Holidays)

FIRST MONDAY
     6:30 p.m. --
The Williston High School Football Boosters' meeting is in the Williston High School Library. Meetings will continue year-round on the first Monday of every month. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

SECOND MONDAY
     9:30 a.m. --
Williston's AARP Chapter 912 meets in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 661 N.W. First Ave., Williston (behind the closed KFC restaurant). This group meets at 9:30 a.m. each second Monday from September (2015) through May (2016) for coffee and socializing. The meetings start at 10 a.m. After the meeting the club usually has a "pot luck" lunch provided by the club members.
     7 p.m. -- The Suwannee Valley Players meet at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave, Chiefland. The players discuss things that relate to the theater and upcoming shows. Anyone wishing to attend is welcome and no acting experience is necessary. For more information, please leave a message by calling 352-493-2787 or email to SuwanneeValleyPlayers@gmail.com.

THIRD MONDAY
      6:30 p.m. --
The Levy County Republican Executive Committee's monthly meeting starts with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at a new location for these meetings: The Gathering Table, 116 N Main St. (U.S. Highway 19) in Chiefland. Everyone is invited to come hear from county leaders who will explain what's happening now or in the future of Levy County. Every meeting has informative Republican ideas, information and plans for the future in the county, state and nation.
 
EVERY TUESDAY
    11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. –
Williston Rotary Club meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 247 N.E. First St.

EVERY WEDNESDAY
     11 a.m. - Noon -- Tai Chi classes are being held Mondays and Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. Classes will be there up to the middle of December, minus Thanksgiving Week. This version of Tai Chi is for Balance Only and it can be done sitting in a chair if that would be more convenient for some. Please let us know if you are interested and you can call Gerry Jesk at 352-493-2842 and leave a message giving your name and phone number.
     11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. -- The Suwannee River Economic Council has a meal site in Williston open to people who are 60 years and older. Seniors will receive a hot, nutritious, balanced meal free of charge. Donations are accepted. It’s in Thompson Hall at St. Banabars Church on 521 N.W. First Ave. (Located 1 block behind old KFC building.) Please call 352-490-7055 ext. 1 by 9 a.m. on Wednesdays to assure there will be enough meals hot and ready to serve on that day.
     12 p.m. – Chiefland Rotary Club meets at The Gathering Table, 116 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19) in downtown Chiefland.
     12 p.m. – The Dixie County Rotary Club meets at the Dixie County Women’s Club, located right behind the Dixie County Courthouse in Cross City, the address is 236 N.E. 134th St., Cross City.

     6:30 - 9 p.m. -- The Clover Squares of Levy County conducts a square-dance class starting at 6:30 with the regular dance at 7:30 at the Williston Crossings RV Resort, 410 N.E. Fifth St. in Williston. For more information or to check the holiday schedule, call 352-528-3323. (Clover Squares will have no dance July 5 and 12. Action resumes with a square dance class at 6:30 and dance at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.)
     7 p.m. -- The Youth Ministry Program Ignite 4:12 at Cornerstone Assembly of God continues from Sept. 18, to be each Wednesday. Director of Youth Ministry Chris Kirby said he looks forward to seeing young people come to this weekly event at Cornerstone Assembly Of God 1045 Sixth Blvd., in Williston.

FIRST WEDNESDAY
     10- 11 a.m. --
The first Wednesday of each month, interested individuals are invited to enjoy the "coffee club meeting," where Edward Jones Financial Advisor Kathryn Lancaster will discuss current updates on the market and economy in a relaxed, informal setting. This discussion is at the Edward Jones office, 220 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), in Chiefland. Participants need to reserve a spot at the coffee club meeting by calling the office at 352-493-4948.

SECOND WEDNESDAY
     9:30 a.m. -- The Williston Garden Club meets September through May on the second Wednesday of the month at First Presbyterian Church, 247 NE First St., in Williston. Social hour is at 9:30 a.m. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. C;ub members come from all walks of life. From Master Gardeners and landscape architects to hobby gardeners, and those who are happy to nurture a potted plant on their porch, all are welcome to join. The ranks include native Floridians, permanently landed snowbirds, south Florida transplants and others who are interested in gardening in the area we all call home. For more information about the club or to receive information or a reminder about the next meeting, please contact Dotti Hydue at 352-486-8462. Call in advance to make sure the club is not planning a field trip that day.
      6:30 p.m. -- Toastmasters (Radiant Ridge Club) wants to help individuals with their speaking and leadership abilities. We do it by practicing, coaching and advising each other, in a non-threatening environment. We meet regularly on the second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays. Meetings are held at the First Baptist Church, Citrus Ave., in downtown Crystal River. Come visit us and see if you feel you would enjoy participating. We are always glad to have visitors. For more information on Radiant Ridge Toastmasters, please call Renate Wilms at 352-746-4598.

THIRD WEDNESDAY
     12 p.m. --
Every third Wednesday, there is a free community light lunch at Holy Family Catholic Church, 17353 N.E. U.S. Alt. 27 near Williston. Everyone is invited. For more information, please call 352-528-2893.

FOURTH WEDNESDAY
     6:30 p.m. --
Toastmasters (Radiant Ridge Club) wants to help individuals with their speaking and leadership abilities. We do it by practicing, coaching and advising each other, in a non-threatening environment. We meet regularly on the second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays. Meetings are held at the First Baptist Church, Citrus Ave., in downtown Crystal River. Come visit us and see if you feel you would enjoy participating. We are always glad to have visitors. For more information on Radiant Ridge Toastmasters, please call Renate Wilms at 352-746-4598.

FIFTH WEDNESDAY
     6:30 p.m. --
Toastmasters (Radiant Ridge Club) wants to help individuals with their speaking and leadership abilities. We do it by practicing, coaching and advising each other, in a non-threatening environment. We meet regularly on the second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays. Meetings are held at the First Baptist Church, Citrus Ave., in downtown Crystal River. Come visit us and see if you feel you would enjoy participating. We are always glad to have visitors. For more information on Radiant Ridge Toastmasters, please call Renate Wilms at 352-746-4598.

EVERY THURSDAY
    10:30 a.m. --
Rural food distribution is happening every Thursday at the United Methodist Church on the east side of U.S. Highway 19 about one block north of the traffic light in Old Town. This replaces the former distribution drop station that used to be at McCrabb Baptist Church.
     12 p.m. – Suwannee Valley Rotary Club meets at Haven Hospice, in Conference Building, 911 N. Young Blvd., in Chiefland.
      7 p.m. -- Yankeetown Inglis Woman's Club Bingo has restarted. The games begin at 7 p.m., in the club located at 5 56th St., Yankeetown. Stop in at 5 p.m. and shop in the Second to None Shoppe. At 6 p.m., you can eat before the games start. You don't have to play to eat, we have take out! There are always sandwiches and hot dogs available. For more information call 352-447-2057.
      7 p.m. -- There is Bingo every Thursday at the Williston Lions Club, 401 S.E. Sixth Ave. Contact Pamela Vamosi at 352-222-8267 or Deanna Barnard at 352-283-8828 for more information about the Lions Club of Williston.

FIRST THURSDAY
      5:30 p.m. --
The Chiefland Lions Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 4 W. Park Ave. in Chiefland. For more information contact Lion Donna Maynard at 352-493-1006.
     7 p.m. --  The Levy County Beekeepers Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 4 West Park Ave., Chiefland. Anyone who is interested in bees, or in beekeeping is invited. Beekeepers are ready to answer questions, share ideas and more. You need not be a beekeeper to attend. For more information, please call Byron Teerlink at 352-493-2216, or Chappie McChesney at 386-462-2637 or Leon Bath at 352-493-2329.

SECOND THURSDAY
      11 a.m. -- The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library meet each second Thursday of the month at the library, 104 N.E. Third Street, in Chiefland. The Friends support the Luther Callaway Public Library by promoting the library's programs through fundraising projects to augment the library's budget for the purchase of reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment. Prospective members and guests are welcome at the meeting. Membership is free. For more information call Friends President Ann Brown at 352-226-7413. (In the months of July and August 2017, the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library will NOT be meeting. The next meeting is Sept. 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the library.)
     11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. -- Cornerstone Assembly of God, 1045 Sixth Blvd. in Williston offers a free lunch each second Thursday. All are welcome. For more information, please call  352-528-6880.
     1:30-3:30 p.m. -- There is an Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group  that meets in the Edward Jones Conference Room at 220 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), Suite 2, in Chiefland. This support group creates a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. Participants will learn and be informed about dementia, and the group as a whole helps participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. RSVPs are required. Call the Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 to reserve a seat or to find more information.
      6-8 p.m. -- A craft club meets in the fellowship hall of the Bronson United Methodist Church, 235 S. Court St. Please bring a pair of scissors with you.  For more information, please call Peggy Rowe at 352-316-3817.

FOURTH THURSDAY
      6-8 p.m. -- A craft club meets in the fellowship hall of the Bronson United Methodist Church, 235 S. Court St. Please bring a pair of scissors with you.  For more information, please call Peggy Rowe at 352-316-3817.
 
EVERY FRIDAY

      7:15 a.m. -- The Citrus Business Network (CBN) exists to grow the business and profitability of our members by providing leads and referral information, sharing marketing ideas and utilizing each others' services. Everyone wants to do business with people they know, like and trust. The CBN allows us to develop that kind of relationship, not only with other members, but also with friends and business contacts. We meet Friday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at the Twisted Oak Country Club, in Beverly Hills. Breakfast and social time begins at 7:15. We would love to have you visit a meeting and see if CBN is right for you. Questions? Call Peg Weston at 352-586-2343.

SECOND SATURDAY
      8 a.m. --  The United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), hold a monthly breakfast meeting in the Fellowship Hall (basement) of the church in Chiefland. (The August meeting is delayed due to Hurricane Irma. The new tentative date is Aug. 16).
      9:45 a.m. -- C.A.N. (Community Alliance Network) meets at the Living Water Life Center (LWLC) 6491 S.E. 123 Terrace Morriston. We’re meeting to put together resources and ideas for growing, bartering, food storage, alternative energy and other forms of self-sufficiency. Join us to hear speakers from like-minded groups share their visions and help us form ours. We always look forward to meeting new people.
      10 a.m. – First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), holds a food distribution at the pavilion across the street from the church as part of the Food For Life mission every second and fourth Saturday.  A $3.50 donation is requested to help The Children's Table pay for diesel to pickup and distribute food. People who lack the $3.50 for the food are asked to volunteer some of their time if able.
     4 p.m. -- There is a “Community Round Table Meeting” at Inglis City Halle each second Saturday of each month. This is an open forum for residents of Inglis to come together to discuss area needs and views.

THIRD SATURDAY
     5:30 p.m. -- Everyone is invited to a Gospel Sing on the third Saturday of each month at St. Johns United Methodist Church, on the corner of Alachua County Roads 236 and 239, in Alachua. The mailing address is 10708 N.W. County Road 236. There will be a sign at corner of the intersection. Each month, there will also be a fellowship afterward with a covered dish meal.

FOURTH SATURDAY
     9 a.m. -- First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 19), holds a food distribution at the pavilion across the street from the church as part of the Food For Life mission.  A $3.50 donation is requested to help The Children's Table pay for diesel to pickup and distribute food. People who lack the $3.50 for the food are asked to volunteer some of their time if able. (There is no UMM in Chiefland in July and August.)
     9 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- The South Levy Marketplace is the fourth Saturday of each month. There are local artisan crafts, fresh organic produce, and garden plants for sale, and free pet adoptions. Vendor and quality yard sale spaces are $10 for a 10x10 space. The marketplace is located on Levy County Road 40 west of U.S. Highway 19 in Inglis. Call 352-302-1771 for more information.

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Rep. Charlie Stone's Office Hours
      LEVY COUNTY -- Rep. Charlie Stone (R-Ocala, Dist. 22) is scheduled to hold office hours on the first Tuesday of every month in Williston and Bronson, and the last Wednesday of every month in Chiefland and Cedar Key. This member of the Florida House of Representatives is the leader for constituents in Levy County and western Marion County.
Bronson: 9-11:30 a.m.
 Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building
 660 E. Hathaway Ave. (U.S. Alt. 27), Bronson
Williston: 1:30 - 4 p.m.
 Williston City Council Chambers
 50 N.W. Main St., Williston
 The state representative is holding office hours in Chiefland and Cedar Key on the last Wednesday every month.
Chiefland: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 Chiefland Chamber of Commerce
 23 S.E. Second Ave., Chiefland
Cedar Key: 1:30 - 4 p.m.
 Cedar Key City Council Chambers
 490 Second St., Cedar Key

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SHINE Helps
with Medicare Costs

Updated July 2, 2017 at 7:07 a.m.
     Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs? Can't afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month? Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options?
     Whether you are a Medicare beneficiary, family member or caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides you with free, unbiased and confidential information. For assistance, please call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to have a volunteer return your call.
The following dates, times and places are where SHINE volunteers are scheduled to be available to help people:

To find a place for counseling anywhere in Florida, anyone may go to this website -- http://www.floridashine.org/Counseling-Sites.aspx -- and click on a county to find a list of counseling sites.

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