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Pet Obedience Class

Pet Obedience Class

Citrus County, FL -- You and your dog can get the year started off right by attending obedience class.

Citrus County Animal Services will hold a six-week class starting in January 2012.

The class will run from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m.

You must register to attend the obedience class and provide proof of county license. Your pet must also be up to date on vaccinations.

The classes are free to anyone who has adopted a dog from the shelter.

First time home-buyers class

First time home-buyers class

First time home-buyers can get some important information during a free class on Thursday, Dec. 15.

It's being held at the Citrus County Resource Center at 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, Room 114, from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The class will cover home security, fire prevention, finding a real estate agent, fair housing, buying an existing home, homeowners insurance and much more.

Free Christmas Tree Disposal

Free Christmas Tree Disposal

The Citrus County Central Landfill will accept natural Christmas trees for free during the months of December and January.

Trees must be cleaned of all decorations before being dropped off.

Location: 230 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy.  Lecanto, Fl. 34461
Contact: Casey Stephens, Solid Waste Management
Office: (352)527-7670
Fax: (352)527-7672
TDD: (352) 527-5303

 

Toys needed for local Citrus County children

Toys needed for local Citrus County children

Crystal River, FL -- Help support the Spot Family Center's 7th Annual Toy Drive by bringing a new unwrapped toy to one of their drop-off locations.

Volunteers are also needed for gift wrapping parties on Dec. 13, 15, 20, and 22 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Participants will enjoy festive Christmas music and refreshments.  Tape and wrapping paper is needed, but not mandatory to bring. For locations, please call The Spot office at 352-794-3870 or visit their website at www.spotfamilycenter.com.

Inverness Farmers' Market Goes to Twice a Month

Inverness Farmers' Market Goes to Twice a Month

Inverness, FL -- It is good to see double if you're talking about the Inverness Farmers’ Market; starting Sept. 3, the market expands to bi-monthly.

The market will now be open on the first and third Saturday of each month, from 8 a.m. – noon in the Inverness Government Center plaza. Overwhelming support and strong attendance even during hot summer months led organizers to expand earlier than expected.

Initial plans were to go to the bi-monthly approach when the market passed its one-year mark in November. However, that plan changed based on positive feedback from vendors, customers and downtown businesses.

Soccer Collies at Farmers' Market

Soccer Collies at Farmers' Market

In the dog days of summer, here’s something to get a kick out of at the next Inverness Farmers’ Market: soccer playing dogs.

Soccer Collies is the featured entertainment at the Aug. 20 farmers’ market, 8 a.m. to noon in the Inverness Government Center plaza. The dogs will put on a soccer demonstration for families and others at the market.

Ms. Z and BEK – two jersey wearing collies who have learned the sport – will be featured at the Great American Cooter Festival in October. As a preview, the soccer demonstrations will be going on during the market hours.

You can buy alcohol on Sunday mornings now

You can buy alcohol on Sunday mornings now

Citrus County, FL -- Beginning Sunday, June 26, the public will be able to buy alcoholic beverages on Sunday morning in the unincorporated areas of Citrus County. 

The move comes in time for the first weekend of the early opening of the scallop season, when many visitors converge on the county.

Sunday morning sales had been prohibited under the previous county law. Alcohol could not be sold until 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon under the old law.

The county commission voted to change that at its June 14 meeting. Now restaurant goers will be able to have a drink with their Sunday brunch, and boaters or picnickers, for example, will be able to purchase beer after 7 a.m. on Sunday morning before their outings.