Category Archives: Citrus County

Citrus County Board Members Sought

Accepting Applications for a Vacancy on the Water & Wastewater Authority The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for two Technical members (four-year term) and one Alternate Member (one-year term) to serve on the Citrus County Water & Wastewater Authority. This board provides for regulation of private, for-profit water, bulk water and … Continue reading Citrus County Board Members Sought

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

Updated Nov. 22, 2017 The latest cold fronts have not packed that much of a punch. Just a cool day with breezy-to-windy conditions. The newcomer to the inshore bite, besides trout and red fish, has been sheepshead. Sheepshead usually gear up on the near shore rocks some time around Christmas, but my clients and I … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report with Captain Toney

The Diner becomes certified Dementia Friendly

The Diner, recently opened at 5490 S. Florida Avenue between Inverness and Floral City, has provided training for its staff to certify the restaurant Dementia Friendly. The two-hour training in dementia awareness and communication, conducted by Coping with Dementia LLC’s Debbie Selsavage, also included refresher training for the staff of The Hen House Café in … Continue reading The Diner becomes certified Dementia Friendly

Community Gathers for Annual “Turkey in the Hole” Ritual

Camp E-Nini-Hassee hosts traditional Thanksgiving fireside ceremony For more than 35 years, a small Florida community has gathered at Eckerd Connects’ Camp E-Nini-Hassee to share “gratefuls” around a camp fire. It is a part of the “Turkey in the Hole” ritual that the camp hosts each Thanksgiving holiday. This year it was held on Sunday, … Continue reading Community Gathers for Annual “Turkey in the Hole” Ritual

Citrus County Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

Citrus County Government offices will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. The Citrus County Central Landfill will be closed Thursday, November 23.  The Administrative Office will be closed Friday November 24 and the landfill will close at 2:30pm to the public. There will be no hazardous waste drop-off … Continue reading Citrus County Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

Yulee Drive Sidewalk Project moves Forward

The Yulee Drive Sidewalk Project in Homosassa continues to move forward. The sidewalk construction is a Department of Transportation (DOT) Local Agency Program (LAP) project.  LAP projects are federally funded which means the planning and approval stages takes longer, and are more complicated, than with a locally funded project of the same size and scope. … Continue reading Yulee Drive Sidewalk Project moves Forward

US 19 Lane Closures Nov. 19-21 in Homosassa

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) advises that periodic lane closures may take place in each direction of US 19 from W. Green Acres Street to S. Jump Court between 8:00p.m. and 7:00a.m. Sunday, November 19 through Tuesday, November 21, nights. Motorists should be alert to possible lane shifts and use caution while in the … Continue reading US 19 Lane Closures Nov. 19-21 in Homosassa

Wildlife Park to host November 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 bird walk on Pepper Creek Trail on Saturday, November 25, 2017. An experienced birder from Citrus County Audubon, will lead the walk on this trail which … Continue reading Wildlife Park to host November 25 Bird Walk

Wildlife Puppeteers to Present New Play Nov. 22

New puppet plays to highlight “Night at the Wildlife Park“ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be presenting an exciting new series of Wildlife Puppeteers’ plays. The Night in the Wildlife Park play is scheduled for Wednesday, November 22 at 2:00 pm in the Florida Room at … Continue reading Wildlife Puppeteers to Present New Play Nov. 22

Fall Arts in the Wildlife Park Show Nov. 18-19

The Citrus Watercolor Society will be holding its Fall Arts in the Wildlife Park exhibit and sale in the Visitor Center of the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park November 18 – 19, 2017. This show features the artwork of the Society’s many talented watercolorists. Originals, prints and cards will be available for purchase. … Continue reading Fall Arts in the Wildlife Park Show Nov. 18-19

Hernando/Citrus Planning Organization TAC Public Meeting Nov. 29

The Hernando/Citrus Planning Organization (MPO) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at 1661 Blaise Drive, Hernando County Building Division Training Facility, Brooksville, Florida. Items scheduled on the agenda include: 2015 Base-Year Socio Economic Data FY 2019 – FY 2023 Florida Department of Transportation … Continue reading Hernando/Citrus Planning Organization TAC Public Meeting Nov. 29

Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Exhibit moving to Beverly Hills

The Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Exhibit that opened at the Floral City Public Library on October 20 will move to the Central Ridge Public Library on November 15, 2017. The exhibit, sponsored by Coping with Dementia LLC, contains portraits of 24 great American authors, artists, athletes, musicians, politicians, actors, and entertainers who have succumbed to … Continue reading Great Americans Alzheimer’s Awareness Exhibit moving to Beverly Hills

FDOT advises of periodic lane closures on US 19 Nov. 12-16

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) advises that periodic lane closures may take place in each direction of US 19 from W. Green Acres Street to S. Jump Court between 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Sunday, November 12 through Thursday, November 16, nights. Be alert to possible lane shifts and use caution in the area.

Hernando Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization relocates

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has relocated to 1661 Blaise Drive, Brooksville, FL 34601 and their new phone number is (352) 754-4082. Office hours are now from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Former location: Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization 20 North Main Street, Room 262 Brooksville, FL 34601 The Hernando/Citrus MPO is mandated by the Federal … Continue reading Hernando Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization relocates

SWFWMD Schedules Prescribed Burns for the Nature Coast

Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control, as many Floridians witnessed during the state’s wildfire emergency in early spring. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns throughout Citrus, Hernando and Pasco Counties during November through March 2018. Several locations will be … Continue reading SWFWMD Schedules Prescribed Burns for the Nature Coast

Veterans Day Schedule Citrus County 2017

County Offices Closed in Observance of Veterans Day Citrus County Government offices will be closed Friday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day. The Citrus County Central Landfill will close early Friday, November 10, at 2:30pm and operating regular hours Saturday, November 11, 8:00am – 2:30 pm. The Administrative Office will be closed both Friday … Continue reading Veterans Day Schedule Citrus County 2017

13th Annual Healthy Living Fair Nov. 17 in Lecanto

Join Citrus County Support Services on Friday, November 17, 2017 from noon to 2:30 p.m. for the 13th Annual Healthy Living Fair! The event takes place at the Citrus County Resource Center, located at 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto.  Admission is free! There will be over 60 vendors on site offering free information, health … Continue reading 13th Annual Healthy Living Fair Nov. 17 in Lecanto

Grace Bible Fellowship Church of Inverness hosting free ABC of Dementia workshop

The Grace Bible Fellowship Church, located at 4979 E. Arbor Street in Inverness, will host an ABC of Dementia workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017.  The event will be free and open to the public. The workshop, to be conducted by Debbie Selsavage, President of Coping with Dementia LLC, will … Continue reading Grace Bible Fellowship Church of Inverness hosting free ABC of Dementia workshop

Citrus County Extension Office offers ServSafe® Training

The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus County is providing training to help food managers and staff keep food served to Florida’s consumers safer in Lecanto. This comprehensive training provides the most up-to-date information and current regulations.  The ServSafe® Manager’s exam is given at the end of the training, which provides a National Certification that is … Continue reading Citrus County Extension Office offers ServSafe® Training

See the Wildlife Park Residents enjoying their Halloween Treats

Enjoy the photos of the park animals receiving their Halloween treats as part of the park’s animal enrichment program. These photos were taken by Susan Strawbridge, Park Specialist. The volunteers do a great job preparing the treats, and the animals (as you can see) really enjoy them. Biddy the Florida Black Bear Swiper the Red … Continue reading See the Wildlife Park Residents enjoying their Halloween Treats

Public Meeting Nov. 16 about Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenways

A public meeting to discuss management plan update for the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenways State Recreation and Conservation Area will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Inglis Community Center, 137 Highway 40 West, Inglis, Florida 34449. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Division of Recreation … Continue reading Public Meeting Nov. 16 about Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenways

Night of Lights at the Museum in Floral City

Art and history will highlight the “Night of Lights” at the Floral City Heritage Hall Museum on Thursday, November 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Located in the town center, the Museum will participate with other businesses and the library in the Annual Floral City Night of Lights evening. The newly introduced exhibit, “Another Day, … Continue reading Night of Lights at the Museum in Floral City

2017-2018 Music at the Museum Concert Series

One of Citrus County’s best-kept secrets is the outstanding music that is offered in the gorgeous setting of the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum and you are invited! On November 16, 2017, Harpeth Rising comes to Inverness. Harpeth Rising fuses folk, newgrass, rock and classical genres into something organically unique. The three musicians of the group include: Maria … Continue reading 2017-2018 Music at the Museum Concert Series

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opens Oct. 31 at the Citrus County Resource Center

A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is now open at the Citrus County Resource Center, located at 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, FL. Citrus County’s FEMA DRC is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where survivors may go for information about FEMA programs or other disaster assistance programs, and to ask questions related to … Continue reading FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opens Oct. 31 at the Citrus County Resource Center

Road work to begin on W. Roosevelt Nov. 1

Roosevelt Blvd. from CR 491 to Forest Ridge Blvd. is scheduled to be milled and resurfaced, beginning November 1, 2017. Work is beginning on November 1 and should be completed in 60 calendar days, not including the up-coming holidays. The work will be completed by Pave-Rite, Inc. at a Project cost of $678,663.31. Florida Department … Continue reading Road work to begin on W. Roosevelt Nov. 1

Hurricane Irma: SBA Physical Damage Applications Deadline is Nov. 9

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that over $100 million in low-interest disaster loans have been approved for Florida businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Irma in Florida. The filing deadline to submit applications for physical property damage is Nov. 9, 2017. The deadline for economic injury applications is June 11, 2018. “Currently, 3,466 disaster … Continue reading Hurricane Irma: SBA Physical Damage Applications Deadline is Nov. 9

Two free Florida-friendly Gardening Workshops in November 2017

Right plant, Right place Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on November 7, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm.   Once established the right plant is often sustainable without additional supplemental watering.  Choosing appropriate plant materials, planting them correctly and managing them wisely, ensures a gardens success. Classes are held at the … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly Gardening Workshops in November 2017

St. Timothy Lutheran Church certified Dementia Friendly

St. Timothy Lutheran Church, located at 1070 N. Suncoast Blvd. in Crystal River, has completed dementia care and awareness training to become certified Dementia Friendly. Pictured from left to right are trainer Debbie Selsavage, President of Coping with Dementia LLC, and church members Toni Snow, Lauri Burns, Frannie Barnes, Sharon Miller, Pastor Joan Holden, Larry … Continue reading St. Timothy Lutheran Church certified Dementia Friendly

Manatees swim into spotlight at Wildlife Park

With cooling temperatures, wild manatees are seeking warmer spring waters and will be joining Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park’s resident manatees in the park’s first-magnitude spring. The water temperatures in the spring remain at 74 degrees year-round. On very cold mornings as many as 70 wild manatees can be seen congregating in the spring run. The … Continue reading Manatees swim into spotlight at Wildlife Park

Adoption fees waived at Citrus County Shelter

Let’s clear the kennels at the Citrus County Animal Shelter! The Shelter is way over capacity and dogs continue to come into the shelter daily. In an effort to clear out the kennels and make room for more dogs, we are waiving adoption fees until further notice on all dogs that are currently available for … Continue reading Adoption fees waived at Citrus County Shelter