San Antonio Farmer’s Market 4/8

The April 8 San Antonio Farmers Market will be a Spring Market featuring a Basket Chance Drawing with more than a dozen baskets containing everything from gift certificates to chocolates to Irish Coffee ingredients. The Market will be held in the San Antonio City Park from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Vendors will be selling … Continue reading San Antonio Farmer’s Market 4/8

Can you help a Child through the Court System?

More than 600 abused and neglected children are currently involved with our Citrus and Hernando County courts. Most of these children are below the age of 12 and have been removed from their parents due to alcohol or drug addiction. A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a trained volunteer appointed by the court to advocate … Continue reading Can you help a Child through the Court System?

Central Landfill (Lecanto) Opens expanded Recycling Center

The Citrus County Division of Solid Waste Management announces that the expanded recycling center has opened at the Central Landfill, located at 230 W Gulf to Lake Highway in Lecanto. Single-stream recyclables are accepted there from 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, and 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM on Saturdays. There is no … Continue reading Central Landfill (Lecanto) Opens expanded Recycling Center

Florida Loquat Festival 4/8 to feature a variety of Loquat Trees

Ecology Florida and Friendship Farms & Fare, with the support of the City of New Port Richey, will host the fourth annual Florida Loquat Festival on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frances Avenue Park (6156 Louisiana Avenue, 34653) in New Port Richey. The festival is a learning and sharing event … Continue reading Florida Loquat Festival 4/8 to feature a variety of Loquat Trees

The Taste, a redesigned Food Challenge and Craft Beer Event 4/8

There is Adele, Bono, Cher, and now there is the Taste. This event was known for ten years as the Taste of Inverness, and now in its 11th year organizers simply call it the Taste. The name change reflects the new feel of this signature event. First, The Taste is now a qualifier for the … Continue reading The Taste, a redesigned Food Challenge and Craft Beer Event 4/8

Kids Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Spring Hill 4/1

The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department partnered with the Weeki Wachee Anglers, Inc., a family-oriented fishing and social club, to host the 2nd Annual Kids’ Fishing Extravaganza on April 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free, one-day clinic sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will take place at Linda … Continue reading Kids Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Spring Hill 4/1

Docents and Tour Guides (Volunteer) Needed at Chinsegut Hill Manor House

Can you donate an hour or two a week to aid us in keeping Chinsegut Hill Manor House and grounds open to the public by donating a bit of your time? The Friends of Chinsegut Hill are looking for volunteers to serve as tour guides or “docents” for the manor house. They have a script written … Continue reading Docents and Tour Guides (Volunteer) Needed at Chinsegut Hill Manor House

Panthers and Bobcats featured at the Wildlife Park in April

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be highlighting Florida’s Big and Little Cats: Florida Panthers and Bobcats during the month of April. A special program and displays on Florida Panthers and Bobcats are planned during the month of April. A special program on the Living with Florida Panthers initiative will be presented on … Continue reading Panthers and Bobcats featured at the Wildlife Park in April

Phase 2 of Recycling Center Closures announced

The Citrus County Division of Solid Waste Management announces Phase 2 of Recycling Center site closures effective Monday, April 3, 2017. Phase 2 Recycling Center closures will be: West Citrus Community Center, Veterans Drive, Homosassa East Citrus Community Center, 9907 E. Gulf to Lake Highway, Inverness Lecanto Government Building, Educational Path, Lecanto Citrus County Fairgrounds, … Continue reading Phase 2 of Recycling Center Closures announced

Florida State Realtors Association films at Forest Ridge Senior Residences

The Citrus County Housing Services Division and Forest Ridge Senior Residences in Hernando will be part of a state-wide video produced in partnership with the Florida Realtors Association.  The video will highlight community development projects around the state that have received State Housing Initiative Partnership funding. The professional film crew from Orlando spent the day … Continue reading Florida State Realtors Association films at Forest Ridge Senior Residences

Bluegrass Festival 4/22 at Fort Cooper State Park

Plan to attend this year’s Annual Music in the Park Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 S. Old Floral City Road, Inverness. Hosted by the Friends of Fort Cooper, this year’s Festival features five Bluegrass music groups as well as … Continue reading Bluegrass Festival 4/22 at Fort Cooper State Park

Brooksville Cycling Classic Expanded to include Fitness Fair 4/1

The Brooksville Main Street program in collaboration with the Brooksville Cycling Classic is transforming this year’s annual event beyond its traditional slate of races into a wide-ranging community riding and fitness event designed to provide recreational opportunities, advanced health, and promote city business. The event will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 9 … Continue reading Brooksville Cycling Classic Expanded to include Fitness Fair 4/1

Chinsegut Conservation Center April Nature Programs

April 7th 7:30 PM               Night Hike: Gather at 7:30 PM at the Center for a brief talk before hitting the trails. Hike will begin at bat houses to watch over 1000 Brazilian free-tailed bats emerge for the evening then continue on to May’s Prairie. This hike is for ages 5+ please register at (352) 754-6722. … Continue reading Chinsegut Conservation Center April Nature Programs

Citrus Non-Profit Organizations Invited to Participate in Volunteer Fair

The Nature Coast Volunteer Center is proud to sponsor the National Volunteer Week “Service Unites” Volunteer Fair being held at the Central Ridge Community Center located at 77 Civic Circle in Beverly Hills, Florida April 27, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. There is no registration fee, and table and chairs will be provided. RSVP … Continue reading Citrus Non-Profit Organizations Invited to Participate in Volunteer Fair

Free ‘My Plate’ Food Demo at NPR Main Library 3/28

The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service Family Nutrition Program (FNP) will be hosting free ‘MyPlate’ food demonstrations at the Tasty Tuesdays Community Market on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the New Port Richey Library located at 5939 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL. The ‘MyPlate’ food demonstration, which includes free mango salsa, features a … Continue reading Free ‘My Plate’ Food Demo at NPR Main Library 3/28

Drivers asked to avoid N. Turkey Oak Dr. in Crystal River Mon-Wed 3/20-22

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area of N. Turkey Oak Drive, from CR 495 (Citrus Avenue) to Crystal River High Drive Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22, due to a road repaving project. Delays are anticipated in this area throughout the time period and it is recommended that you use an alternative … Continue reading Drivers asked to avoid N. Turkey Oak Dr. in Crystal River Mon-Wed 3/20-22

Temporary closure of Bellamy Brothers Boulevard starts Sunday, 3/19

Pasco County Engineering Services wants residents to be aware that Bellamy Brothers Boulevard, between State Road 52 and Darby Road, will be temporarily closed overnight beginning Sunday, March 19, 2017.  Crews will be installing stormwater pipes in the area as part of continuing construction on State Road 52. The Florida Department of Transportation’s contractor, D.A.B. … Continue reading Temporary closure of Bellamy Brothers Boulevard starts Sunday, 3/19

Citrus County Closes 3 Recycling Centers

Due to increased illegal dumping at the three unmanned recycling centers the Board of County Commissioners have directed staff to take the following action, close the three unmanned centers and expand current recycling services provided at the Central Landfill to accommodate increased traffic.  The Citrus County Division of Solid Waste Management announces phase 1 of … Continue reading Citrus County Closes 3 Recycling Centers

Photos & Stories with the Easter Bunny in downtown Dade City 3/25

Jasper the Easter Bunny from the Pioneer Florida Museum’s “Jelly Bean Fling” will be hopping around downtown Dade City on March 25th. Come on down and get some Jelly Beans, listen to Jasper read a story, and get your photo taken with him. He will have 5 special stops: Perks Cafe 14249 7th Street 10-11 … Continue reading Photos & Stories with the Easter Bunny in downtown Dade City 3/25

The Hernando/Citrus MPO Citizens Advisory Committee Public Meeting 3/29

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Citrus Transit Center, 1300 South Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, Florida. Items scheduled on the agenda include:  Brooksville One-Way Pairs Consultant Workscope and Crystal River Congestion Management Process (CMP) Study. Approximately … Continue reading The Hernando/Citrus MPO Citizens Advisory Committee Public Meeting 3/29

Wildlife Park to Host March 25 Bird Walk

Experienced and novice birders are welcome The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, in cooperation with Citrus County Audubon Society, will host a monthly bird walk on Pepper Creek Trail on Saturday, March 25, 2017. An experienced birder from Citrus County Audubon, will lead the walk on this trail–one … Continue reading Wildlife Park to Host March 25 Bird Walk

Disovering Anclote Island’s Delights

Anclote Key State Preserve is steeped in history. French and Spanish pirates used Anclote Key to launch raids in 1682, according to researchers. There are rumors of buried treasure. The word Anclote is a Spanish word that means anchor. The island is about 180 acres, around 4 miles long, and less than a mile in … Continue reading Disovering Anclote Island’s Delights

Help Pull Invasive Brazilian Peppers 3/18

The Crystal River Preserve State Park is seeking volunteers to assist with the 11th Annual Spring Pepper Pull on Saturday March 18th, 2017.  Volunteers will help restore natural habitat by removing invasive Brazilian pepper trees from the Preserve. Individuals or groups should arrive at the Ozello Civic Center (located at 10495 W. Ozello Trail, Crystal … Continue reading Help Pull Invasive Brazilian Peppers 3/18

Pasco County offers free preview of new Master Gardener Class

Pre‑registration required for ‘Meet and Greet’ sessions in March The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service is offering two free ‘Meet and Greet’ sessions for anyone who would like to apply for the 2017 UF/IFAS Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class.  Potential applicants must attend one ‘Meet and Greet’ session on either Friday, March 17, 2017 from 10:00 … Continue reading Pasco County offers free preview of new Master Gardener Class

Cold Weather Shelters to Open in Pasco tonight

These low temperatures and wind chills are dangerous to anyone who will be outside for a long period of time. Children, the elderly, and pets are especially vulnerable to the cold and extra care should be taken to protect them. Make sure to bundle up and dress in layers to keep as warm as possible! … Continue reading Cold Weather Shelters to Open in Pasco tonight

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

This weeks unusually late cold front put my fish finding wheels back into motion as the winds die down. The water temps were up around 73 on Sunday, but with this hard north wind I expect a 5 degree drop in our Gulf water. Local guide Dan Clymer predicts that the drop in water temperature … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Register now for the Inaugural Mermaid Chase 4K Paddling Race

Be one of the first to experience the new Bayport-Linda Pedersen Paddling Trail during the inaugural “The Mermaid Chase” 4K Paddling Race scheduled for April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will launch from and return to Linda Pedersen Park, located at 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., and have three hours to complete a … Continue reading Register now for the Inaugural Mermaid Chase 4K Paddling Race

Citrus County PetMeals Program in Need of Facility

In 2002, it came to the attention of the Meals On Wheels Program that many of our clients were sharing their meals with their pets because they could not afford to buy pet food.  The PetMeals Program was created in Citrus County to compliment and partner with the existing Meals On Wheels Program. PetMeals is … Continue reading Citrus County PetMeals Program in Need of Facility

Citrus County Shooting Sports 4-H Team placed at State Match

On Saturday, March 4th members of the Citrus County Shooting Sports 4-H Team competed at the State Air Rifle Match in Hernando County. Jackson Jones Intermediate Individual 4th place Overall. Brandon Smoczynski Intermediate Individual 1st place Overall. Randal Smoczynski Intermediate Individual 3rd place Overall. Amanda Schnettler Senior Individual 4th place Overall and she has earned … Continue reading Citrus County Shooting Sports 4-H Team placed at State Match

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