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Traffic app helps holiday shoppers

Before you head out to the mall this year for Christmas shopping keep in mind that you can take a look at what traffic looks like before you get on the highway.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has an app for that.

The Florida 511 app now features traffic camera views that show crashes, congestion and other incidents on all of Florida's interstates and roll roads. The app uses the iPhone's GPS tracking to provide you with traffic information within miles of your location.

Astronomy Night in Crystal River

Astronomy Night in Crystal River

Stargazers get ready, the Academy of Environmental Science will host an Astronomy Night on Thursday, Oct. 27. It's being held at 12695 W. Fort Island Trail in Crystal River from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

We're told if the sky is overcast the event will be canceled. You're encouraged to bring a telescope or binoculars if you have them.

Citrus Co. Fire Rescue website moved

Citrus Co. Fire Rescue website moved

You can find the Citrus County Fire Rescue and the Citrus County Sheriff's Department on the same website now. 

Web information for Fire Rescue recently moved to the Sheriff's website.

Information for both departments can be found at www.sheriffcitrus.org.

Social Media Workshop

Social Media Workshop

Citrus County -- There will be an informative workshop on all things in the Social Media world on Oct. 12.

Pam Starr of Constant Contact, Chris Kingree of Social Media Designs, Danielle Ackerman of Visit Citrus, and Meredith Linley of the Chamber will all be speaking.

This workshop is free to Chamber & EDC members - please register online.

SBDC, Workforce Connection, & SCORE clients, Citrus County tourism partners, and students & faculty of the College are granted free admission but must call 352-795-3149 to reserve a seat.