.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Features

  • C.T. Douglas from Dunnellon participates in his first book signing at an event earlier this month at the Williston Friends of the Library book fair. Douglas’ fantasy, Lore: A Pirate’s Charm, is the first novel of a trilogy, a rip-roaring adventure enhanced by werewolves, vampires and magic rings. Douglas was born in Wilkesboro, N.C., in 1989. He is a full-time undergraduate Liberal Arts and Sciences major attending the University of Florida in Gainesville.

     

    A Pirate's Charm

    REVIEW BY TERRY GRAYSON

  • Thursday, Dec. 10

    Judge Smith Reception

    Judge Joseph E. Smith will be honored with a reception Thursday, Dec. 10 from 4:30-7 p.m. at Bronson Elementary School Cafeteria, Ishie Ave., Bronson.

    Remarks will be made at 5:30 p.m.

    Smith is retiring after more than 16 years on the bench.

    Friday, Dec. 11

    Light Up Williston Parade

    The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for this year’s Light Up Williston parade.

  • Saturday, Dec. 5

    5K Cancer Awareness Race/Walk

    The Chiefland Woman’s Club will host its Second Annual 5K Cancer Awareness Race/Walk Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Trailhead Park in Chiefland. 

    The race/walk will be the opening activity for the Chiefland Chamber Christmas Festival.  The entry fee for the race/walk is $20 and proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. 

    Contact Melanie King Hutchison for an entry form or more information at 352-493-7593 or melliek71@hotmail.com.

  • It’s a rare person who reaches the age of 60 without having experienced at least one life-altering misfortune. Even though he doesn’t say as much, 61- year-old Luigi Piccola seems to bear this reality in mind as he considers his own difficult circumstances.

    In a fall a year ago, Luigi broke his hip and damaged his knee.

    After leaving the hospital, he went first to Parklands Rehab & Nursing Center in Gainesville, then transferred here to Williston Rehab.

  • Meeting and first talking with Olivia Davis, a person might feel two different ways at the same time. On the one hand, you could feel a little shy because Mrs. Davis herself is reserved in a stately sort of way that brings to mind a personage like the Queen Mother. On the other hand, because she pays close attention to what is being asked of her and then makes every effort to be helpful, you also feel welcome and cared about, like you would with a friend.

  • Three miles from Williston off a bumpy hilly road, a passage through scrub and pasture leads the unsuspecting traveler to the utopian sanctuary that Dr. Raymond Webber calls home.

    More than 400 species of plants thrive on his 100-acre bit of paradise that has been more than 16 years in the making.

    “Not many people in Florida have their house built into the side of a cliff,” Webber, an endodonist by trade, explains as he begins his trek through the assorted gardens that he has designed.

    Indeed, the vista from this porch is breathtakingly beautiful.

  • Friday, Nov. 6

    Yard Sale

    Ode de Joy, a non-profit group will hold a yard sale at the Williston Lions Club Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. until 2 pm.

    Saturday, Nov. 7

    Pistol Class is Fund-raiser

    A basic pistol class will be held Nov. 7 in the Levy County Sheriff’s Office classroom, 9150 NE 80th Ave Bronson.

    The class, hosted by the sheriff’s office, will qualify participants for a Florida concealed weapons permit.

  • Anyone who spends even a little time getting to know the people who are living at Williston Rehab can tell you this: you won’t find much in the way of self-pity in their talk.

    In fact, to a remarkable extent, what you will find are attitudes and ways of being like those of Marvin Martin.

    Marvin, who is 50 years old, has been living at the nursing center for four months, and this is the first thing he says in response to a sympathetic comment about how young he is: “Many folks here are in worse condition than me.”

  • How do you become the best barbecuers in the state of Florida?

    To hear John Markham tell it, you get the toughest piece of beef there is, throw it on a grill and wait.

    Of course that’s what he and his cooking partner John Pendray have to say.

    They’re the state’s best and they aren’t about to give up any of their award-winning secrets.

    Markham and Pendray walked away last month with the top prize in the Florida Cattleman Association’s Barbecue Contest, held in Kissimmee.

  • Friday, Oct. 30

    FFA Barbecue

    Williston High School FFA Chapter will host a barbecue pork dinner Friday, Oct. 30 from 5-7 p.m. before the Red Devil homecoming football game.

    Tickets, which are $8, are available either pre-sale from an FFA member or at the dinner in the high school cafeteria.

    For more information,call 528-2153.

    Saturday, Oct. 31

    Woman’s Club Fashion Show/Luncheon