Features http://www.willistonpioneer.com/features/todaysfeatures en Exceeding Expectations http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/exceeding-expectations <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_15.jpg" alt="During medieval times, barbers performed surgery on customers, as well as tooth extractions. D.C. Floyd simply gives haircuts and opens minds to opportunities." title="During medieval times, barbers performed surgery on customers, as well as tooth extractions. D.C. Floyd simply gives haircuts and opens minds to opportunities." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By Paul Jones</p> <p> Contributing Writer</p> <p> When you or I hold an expectation for something it tends to fall in one of three basic categories. An expectation can go unfulfilled, it can be met, or an expectation can be exceeded.</p> <p> Upon walking into Country Boy Cutz for the first time, it could certainly be said that the environment there well exceeded my expectations.</p> Saved by a rock http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/saved-rock <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_13.jpg" alt="Linda Buonomo&#039;s signature decorated rock is one that honors our nation&#039;s veterans. She&#039;s especially happy that now she can mount them to pedestals to be kept as inside mementoes." title="Linda Buonomo&#039;s signature decorated rock is one that honors our nation&#039;s veterans. She&#039;s especially happy that now she can mount them to pedestals to be kept as inside mementoes." align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> There were days and nights when Linda Buonomo wasn&#39;t sure she was going to pull through.</p> <p> Her husband had died from a fierce battle with bladder cancer. Her family was in South Florida. She lost the home that she and her husband lived in.</p> <p> It was dire times.</p> <p> &quot;I was ready to give up on everything,&quot; Linda said, from her Bronson apartment last week. &quot;A little rock literally saved my life.&quot;</p> Happenings http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/happenings-74 <p> February</p> <p> Movie in the Park</p> <p> The city of Williston will hold its monthly Movie in the Park Friday, Feb. 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Park Pavilion.</p> <p> There is no charge and hot dogs, popcorn and drinks are provided free. Bring a chair or blanket and join in the community fun.</p> <p> This month&#39;s movie is a classic Disney film featuring a romance between dogs who share spaghetti.</p> <p> Lighthouses in Florida</p> <p> Brendan Bourke will present a lecture titled Lighthouses in Florida Thursday, Feb. 15.</p> Happenings http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/happenings-73 <p> February</p> <p> AARP Meeting</p> <p> AARP Chapter #912 will celebrate Mardi Gras at its meeting Monday, Feb. 12 in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 661 NE 1st Ave., Williston. Wearing Mardi Gras colors (gold, green and purple) beads and mask is optional.</p> <p> Coffee and socializing is 9:30 a.m. and the meeting is at 10 a.m. Visitors are always welcomed.</p> <p> WWII Vets Luncheon</p> <p> WWII veterans, friends, caregivers and spouses will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 in Cross City at the Taste of Dixie Diner, 16840 SE US Highway 19.</p> Happenings http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/happenings-72 <p> February</p> <p> AARP Driving Class</p> <p> AARP will sponsor a driving class Monday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Bronson Road Baptist Church, 13830 NE 80th Ave., Bronson.</p> <p> &nbsp;The objectives of the course include: understanding the effects of aging on driving, learning defensive driving strategies aimed at reducing crash risks, updating knowledge of the rules of the road in Florida, and increasing confidence and maintaining independence. There are no tests.</p> Happenings http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/happenings-71 <p> January</p> <p> Spay/Neuter For Feral Cats</p> <p> Levy County will begin a once-a-month spay/neuter program for feral cats Thursday, Jan. 25.</p> <p> The program is open to Levy County residents only and is by appointment.</p> <p> Cats that are scheduled for surgery must be brought in a cat trap the day before the appointment is scheduled.</p> <p> For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Levy Animal Services at 486-5138</p> <p> FOWL Book Sale</p> Happenings http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/happenings-70 <p> January</p> <p> WWII Vets</p> <p> World War II veterans will meet at 11 a.m. Jan. 11 at Cherry&#39;s Restaurant in Trenton.</p> <p> Contact Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310 for more information.</p> <p> HandiCapable Meeting</p> <p> HandiCapable Sportspeople will meet noon, Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Black Prong Trail Head, located on CR 337 south of Bronson.</p> <p> A free pulled pork sandwich will be included, and at 2 p.m. ideas about the group will be discussed.</p> <p> The organization is looking for members of all classes, abilities, disabilities and ages.</p> Happenings http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/happenings-69 <p> January</p> <p> Garden Club Special Speakers</p> <p> Williston Garden Club invites the general public to its next meeting Jan. 10.</p> <p> Members of Cedar Keys Audubon Chapter will speak on their mission to conserve and restore our unique natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth&#39;s biological diversity. This chapter was honored as Chapter of the Year for 2017 at the Audubon Assembly in St. Augustine this past October, in part because of their impressive Birds Rescue program.</p>