Category Archives: Lecanto

USDA to hold Farmer and Rancher Hurricane Recovery Meeting Oct. 24

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Service Centers in Florida is holding a disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshop in Citrus County, for farmers and ranchers impacted by Hurricane Irma.  The Citrus County meeting will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the Citrus County Extension Service Office, 3650 W. Sovereign … Continue reading USDA to hold Farmer and Rancher Hurricane Recovery Meeting Oct. 24

Friends of the Community Centers Annual Craft Sale

The Friends of the Citrus County Community Centers will be holding their annual Craft Sale at the Central Citrus Community Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, on October 9 through 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day. Great items that are all hand made by members of the community centers throughout … Continue reading Friends of the Community Centers Annual Craft Sale

UF/Citrus County Extension Fall Plant Sale Oct. 21

Citrus County Extension’s Master Gardeners announce their annual Fall Plant Sale on October 21 starting at 9:00 AM.  Located at the UF Extension’s Lecanto office on Sovereign Path, admission and parking are free. Master Gardener volunteers are trained to share smart gardening practices with the public using the Florida-friendly landscaping principles including all garden maintenance … Continue reading UF/Citrus County Extension Fall Plant Sale Oct. 21

Hurricane Irma Citrus County Relief Center Open

Citrus County has opened the Hurricane Irma Citrus County Relief Center at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct., Lecanto, FL. 34461 with FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Specialists available to help people register for FEMA assistance. The Citrus County Relief Center will be open from 8:00am to 6:00pm, until further notice, including … Continue reading Hurricane Irma Citrus County Relief Center Open

Florida Department of Health Relocating Clinical Services in Citrus County

Florida Department of Health in Citrus County will be relocating its clinical services from Inverness to Lecanto beginning on October 6, 2017. In an effort to provide more efficient clinical services for clients in Citrus County, the Florida Department of Health will be relocating many of its programs from its Inverness Clinic to its main … Continue reading Florida Department of Health Relocating Clinical Services in Citrus County

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in October 2017

Basic principles of Florida-friendly Landscaping™ Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on October 10, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm. The University of Florida developed the 9 basic principles to establish a set of gardening practices which aid gardeners in creating sustainable and successful ornamental gardens.  These practices allow gardeners to … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in October 2017

How to start a Home-based Food Business Workshop offered

Thinking about opening a Home-based Food Business? Are you interested in selling food products that you make in your own home? Do you want to sell your homemade baked goods, candies, preserves, and more to the general public? If so, you do not want to miss this workshop! This workshop will be held on Wednesdays … Continue reading How to start a Home-based Food Business Workshop offered

Two Free Florida-friendly Gardening Workshops in September 2017

Irrigation efficiency Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on September 5, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm.  Landscape irrigation is supplemental, but often uses 50-70 % of total residential water consumption. Irrigation practices such as seasonal scheduling, catch can calibration and selection of drought tolerant plants are essential to creating a … Continue reading Two Free Florida-friendly Gardening Workshops in September 2017

Hernando/Citrus MPO Meeting Aug. 15

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Room 166, Lecanto, Florida. Items scheduled on the agenda include, but are not limited to: Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Administrative Amendment Authority and Roll Forward Amendment … Continue reading Hernando/Citrus MPO Meeting Aug. 15

Register now for the 13th Annual Citrus County Vets Golf Tourney

The Thirteenth Annual Citrus County Veterans Golf Tournament will be held September 9, 2017 at the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club Course for the benefit of the Citrus County Veterans Foundation, Inc.  Check-in for the four-person scramble will be at 7:30 a.m. at the Tiki Bar with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.  Individuals … Continue reading Register now for the 13th Annual Citrus County Vets Golf Tourney

Canning to Preserve Tasty, Healthy Traditions

I fondly remember making applesauce from fresh-picked apples with my mom in our little kitchen up north. We made chunky-style sauce from locally-grown Macintoshes in a time when only pureed applesauce was available at the grocery store, adding cinnamon for a flavor that became my definition of delicious! When reading labels on spaghetti sauce, sugar … Continue reading Canning to Preserve Tasty, Healthy Traditions

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in August 2017

Right plant, right place Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on August 8, 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 August 2017

How to Build Healthy Relationships Course Offered

UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County is pleased to offer an educational series to help you improve your relationships.  SMART Couples Florida classes are designed to teach you how to communicate needs, listen to the needs of others, successfully resolve conflict, and maintain happy and healthy relationships with everyone in your life. “Elevate,” is a fun and … Continue reading How to Build Healthy Relationships Course Offered

Citrus Landfill conducting Free Hazardous Waste Drop Off 8/12

Citrus County Central Landfill will be conducting a Free Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off at the Central Landfill on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Citrus County homeowners may bring up to the first 60 pounds or 10 gallons at no charge. Hazardous Household Waste also accepts drop offs weekly on … Continue reading Citrus Landfill conducting Free Hazardous Waste Drop Off 8/12

Hernando Citrus MPO Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting 7/20

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, July 20, 2017, beginning at 3:30 p.m., at the Citrus Transit Center, 1300 South Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, Florida. Items scheduled on the agenda include: Adopted FY 2018/19 Hernando County and Citrus County Complete Streets Priority Projects TBARTA Regional … Continue reading Hernando Citrus MPO Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting 7/20

FREE Program: Simple Ways to Save Water even when it’s raining

The University of Florida/IFAS Citrus County Extension Service is providing a FREE program on Water Conservation: Simple Ways to Save Water. Save money and the environment by fixing leaks, installing a few inexpensive water-saving devices can save water than you think. There is even greater opportunity for savings outdoors without sacrificing a high-quality landscape. While … Continue reading FREE Program: Simple Ways to Save Water even when it’s raining

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in July 2017

Turf basics – Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on July 11, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm. managing a healthy lawn is often a full time job and recurring expense. Selection of the right materials to accomplish a specific task is always the best place to start. Sustainable lawn varieties, … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in July 2017

Public Invited to Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Meeting 7/18

The public is invited to attend the Citrus County Housing Services Affordable Housing Committee which will meet on Tuesday, July 18th, at 5:00 pm, at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 West Marc Knighton Court, Room 135, Lecanto, Florida. Any person desiring further information regarding this meeting may contact Citrus County Housing Services, 2804 W. … Continue reading Public Invited to Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Meeting 7/18

Hernando/Citrus MPO Public meeting/hearing June 20

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will conduct a public meeting/hearing on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Room 166, Lecanto, Florida. Items scheduled on the agenda include, but are not limited to: SR 50 Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) – Update FY 2018-19 … Continue reading Hernando/Citrus MPO Public meeting/hearing June 20

ServSafe® Training available in Lecanto 8/18

You don’t have to travel to Tampa or Orlando to get your ServSafe® Food Protection Manager’s Certification.  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. This is a comprehensive training that provides the most up-to-date information and current regulations.  The … Continue reading ServSafe® Training available in Lecanto 8/18

Healthy Relationships Classes Start July 6 in Lecanto

UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County is pleased to offer a different educational series to help you improve your relationships.  SMART Couples Florida classes are designed to teach you how to communicate needs, listen to the needs of others, successfully resolve conflict, and maintain happy and healthy relationships with everyone in your life. “Elevate,” is a fun … Continue reading Healthy Relationships Classes Start July 6 in Lecanto

Master Gardener Volunteer 2017 Class Coming This Summer

Do you have a love of gardening? Time to share your passion?  A willingness to become a dedicated volunteer? Then the Master Gardener Volunteer Program, through the University of Florida/IFAS – Citrus County Extension may be for you. If this sounds like you, come discover more about this community volunteer educator program at one of … Continue reading Master Gardener Volunteer 2017 Class Coming This Summer

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in June 2017

Florida-friendly Landscaping™ principles Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on June 6, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm. The University of Florida developed the 9 basic principles to establish a set of gardening practices which aid gardeners in creating sustainable and successful ornamental gardens.  These practices allow gardeners to create beautiful … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in June 2017

Nature Coast Volunteer Center Schedules Special Needs Call Down Drill

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), a program of the Nature Coast Volunteer Center (NCVC) is hosting a Special Needs Call-Down Drill. It will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The training exercise is being sponsored in partnership with Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Section. NCVC, … Continue reading Nature Coast Volunteer Center Schedules Special Needs Call Down Drill

Free First Time Homebuyer’s Class offered in June

Citrus County Housing Services is offering a free First Time Homebuyer’s class which is being conducted by the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus County office. Participants, who attend the entire program, will receive a Certificate of Completion which is valid for two (2) years and is required for first time homebuyer assistance programs. These classes … Continue reading Free First Time Homebuyer’s Class offered in June

Free First Time Homebuyers Class in Lecanto (June)

Citrus County Housing Services is offering a free First Time Homebuyer’s class, which is being conducted by the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Citrus County office. Participants, who attend the entire program, will receive a Certificate of Completion, which is required for first time homebuyer assistance programs. These classes are HUD approved and encompass the entire … Continue reading Free First Time Homebuyers Class in Lecanto (June)

VISIT FLORIDA CEO to Speak at Lecanto Luncheon 5/12

VISIT FLORIDA’s President and CEO, Ken Lawson, will be the keynote speaker for the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on Friday, May 12. The event will be held at Black Diamond Ranch, 3125 W Black Diamond Cir, Lecanto, FL 34461. The luncheon will begin at 11:30am. Adam Thomas, Director of the Citrus County Visitors … Continue reading VISIT FLORIDA CEO to Speak at Lecanto Luncheon 5/12

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in May 2017

Irrigation efficiency Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on May 9, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm.  Landscape irrigation is supplemental, but often uses 50-70 % of total residential water consumption. Irrigation practices such as seasonal scheduling, catch can calibration and selection of drought tolerant plants are essential to creating a … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in May 2017

Educational Series offers Relationship Training in June

UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County is pleased to offer two different educational series to help you improve your relationships.  SMART Couples Florida classes are designed to teach you how to communicate needs, listen to the needs of others, successfully resolve conflict, and maintain happy and healthy relationships with everyone in your life. “Elevate,” is a fun … Continue reading Educational Series offers Relationship Training in June

Free ABC of Dementia workshops coming to the Suncoast YMCA 4/6-7

Free ABC of Dementia caregiver workshops are scheduled at the Suncoast YMCA from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 6, and 10 a.m. to noon on April 7, 2017.   Both events are free and open to the public. Coping with Dementia LLC President Debbie Selsavage, who will conduct the workshops, explains, “Participants will learn the … Continue reading Free ABC of Dementia workshops coming to the Suncoast YMCA 4/6-7