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Friday Night Thunder

Friday Night Thunder

Inverness, FL - Friday Night Thunder is rolling back to town.

Friday, July 15, head out to the Inverness Government Center at 212 West Main Street to check out some of the hottest rides.

From imports, to sports cars, classics, mopars, and more, there will be something to catch everyone's eye. Music and other entertainment will also be provided.

The event begins 5 p.m. and is free to get in.

What do you think about proposal to expand manatee protections in Kings Bay?

What do you think about proposal to expand manatee protections in Kings Bay?

Crystal River, FL -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced Tuesday, June 21 a proposal to expand federal protection areas for manatees in Citrus County by creating a manatee refuge including all of Kings Bay in Crystal River.

The manatee refuge would include all waters of Kings Bay, its tributaries and adjoining water bodies upstream of the confluence of Kings Bay and Crystal River.  In addition to the proposed rule, the Service is making available its related draft environmental assessment (EA) for comment.

The Service designated the first manatee sanctuaries in 1980. At that time, about 100 manatees were using the network of springs and the number of people viewing manatees was estimated at 30,000 to 40,000 per year.

Today, more than 550 manatees use Kings Bay and winter manatee viewing activities are estimated to exceed 100,000 people each winter. In recent years, manatees have also been observed using Kings Bay during the summer months.

Movies in the Park: Surf's Up

Movies in the Park: Surf's Up

Inverness, FL -- Citrus Memorial Hospital joined with Citrus County Parks & Rec to bring this free PG movie to Holden Park.

Bring your family, picnic basket and blanket to see this fun movie under the stars and enjoy free popcorn.

Surf's Up (2007) offers a behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick. Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges and Zooey Deschanel lend their voices to the lead characters.

The movie action takes place on Saturday, June 18 at 7 p.m.

Holden Park is located at 4229 S. Rainbow Drive in Inverness.

Flag Day Celebration

Flag Day Celebration

Inverness, FL -- On Tuesday, June 14, the city is celebrating the meaning of the US flag and honoring the veterans who have fought and protected it.

A ceremony will be held, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Inverness Government Center featuring local Veteran Color Guard displays, musical and vocal patriotic tributes, and a keynote speaker.

Please bring your family, your friends and lawn chairs!

National Flag Day

National Flag Day

Inverness, FL -- Come out and honor your veterans.

The city will be celebrating National Flag Day on June 14 at the Inverness Government Center.

There will be Color Guard displays, music tributes, and patriotic vocals. This event grows each year in spirit, pride, and patriotism.

Everything gets underway at 7 p.m.

Gallery: Flag Day photos previous years

Wii Wednesdays

Wii Wednesdays

Crystal River, FL -- Youth and teens are invited to come and play Wii games on Wii Wednesdays at Coastal Region Library.

Games may include Mario Kart, Wii Sports, Rock Band, and Dance Dance Revolution.

The event runs from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Coastal Region Library is located at 8619 W. Crystal St. in Crystal River. For more information call (352)795-3716.

Movies in the Park: Hook

Movies in the Park: Hook

Check out Dustin Hoffman in one of my favorite performances by the actor this Saturday.

Citrus County Parks & Recreation presents Hook as the new Movie in the Park.

The movie stars Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, and Julia Roberts.