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Citrus High teacher makes top-five in Macy’s Teacher of the Year contest

Citrus High teacher makes top-five in Macy’s Teacher of the Year contest

 

Citrus County, Florida-- Out of over 180,000 teachers in the state, one of Citrus County's own has been chosen as a top-five finalist in the 2014 Macy’s/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year contest!

Nancy Smith of Citrus High School received quite the surprise Thursday morning as the school's principal, students and Florida Department of Education and Macy's reps did a special "Teacher of the Year Shake Dance" around her and delivered the exciting news.

National Peace Officer Memorial Day

National Peace Officer Memorial Day

Inverness, Florida-- As part of National Police Week, the local chapter of the National Association of Retired Law Enforcement Officers will conduct a memorial service to honor fallen members of law enforcement.  

Names of those killed in the line of duty this past year will be read and wreaths will be placed in their memory. 

It's taking place Wednesday May 15, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Cooter Pond Park.

 

Mail carriers collect food for Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive!

Mail carriers collect food for Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive!

Carrollwood, Florida - Mail carriers will take part in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Residents can leave non-perishable food item by their mailbox and the letter carrier will pick it up. The food will be donated to food banks to distribute to needy citizens.

Last year, over 70-million pounds of food was donated across the country.

If you cannot leave food items by your mailbox, you can drop it by your local post office.

Open house & ice cream social

Open house & ice cream social

Crystal River, Florida -- Join Nature Coast Volunteer Center on Thursday, May 9th, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, at Central Ridge Community Center for an Open House and Ice Cream Social to celebrate Senior Corp. Week. 

You can take a tour of the community center, visit volunteer stations and find out about volunteer opportunities. 

It's all taking place at 77 Civic Circle in Beverly Hills.

 

 

 

 

City council meeting

City council meeting

Inverness, Florida -- The bi-monthly city council meeting for Inverness takes place this Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 7, a city council meeting will be held to provide city-related information to citizens. 

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and takes place at the Inverness Government Center, 212 West Main Street. 

City looking for people for the volunteer boards

City looking for people for the volunteer boards

Crystal River, Florida -- The City of Crystal River residents are invited to apply four the City Volunteer Boards. All three of the boards currently have vacancies.

Inverness implements curbside recycling

Inverness implements curbside recycling

Inverness, Florida -- Beginning May 6th curbside recycling will be provided for residential customers. 

This service, as well as the two receptacles, one for household waste and one for recycling materials, will be provided at no additional charge. 

Individual packets providing pick up days and frequently asked questions will be delivered to residences within the next few weeks, as will the receptacles.