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Gayle Griffin wins NatureCoaster™ Survey Prize

For several weeks, we asked NatureCoaster.com readers to take a short survey to help us understand how the publication works for you. Everyone who took the survey was entered into a contest to win a NatureCoaster.com mug or hat. Gayle Griffin’s name was chosen by random. She won, and after… Read More Read More

Commissioner Scott E. Carnahan earns FAC Advanced County Commissioner Designation

The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Citrus County Commissioner Scott E. Carnahan with the Advanced County Commissioner (ACC) designation. Commissioner Carnahan received the designation along with 17 other county commissioners during an awards ceremony held at the FAC Annual Conference in Palm Beach County, Florida. “Coming together with my… Read More Read More

Scalloping Florida’s Nature Coast: A Delicious Adventure

At one time, the West Central coast of Florida supported a robust commercial scallop industry, with 400,000 lbs. of bay scallops being harvested in Florida in 1957. By 1992, the commercial harvest was near zero. Fishery groups banded together and worked to restore the scallop populations to healthy levels and… Read More Read More

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

The beginning of the 2017 scallop season is a reminder that folks love the Nature Coast and come to Citrus County to collect their limits of tasty scallops. It would be silly to try to tell you the best area to go because the amount of boats north of the… Read More Read More

Jane Russell Geddings joins Live Oak Theatre as Resident Choreographer

Live Oak Theatre is particularly proud to announce the appointment of Jane Russell Geddings as its resident choreographer. Ms. Geddings’ first project will be the choreography for its season opener, Annie. Ms. Geddings comes to Live Oak Theatre from the Patel Conservatory where she serves as an adjunct faculty member… Read More Read More

We’re Celebrating the 4th throughout the Nature Coast

“The second day of July 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion… Read More Read More

Outdoor adventure campers join quest to build artificial Reefs

Outdoor Adventures Summer Campers helped construct reef pods that will be deployed later this year as part of Hernando County’s artificial reef program. Port Authority member Steve Barton created a simple reef pod design that students could easily construct. These reef pods will be used to increase deep cover and… Read More Read More