Today's Features

  • One of the things I'll miss in Georgia is our beautiful springs. In September I met with friends at Rainbow Springs. We go there frequently during the summer, always on a week day.

    For a dollar, visitors can swim, picnic, stroll the scenic paths or just relax for the whole day.

    It's the best bargain in town. The swimming area is a roped off section of the Rainbow River Springs headwater. The water is clear turquoise blue with white sand on the bottom. The temperature of the water stays the same in all seasons, a refreshing 72 degrees or so.

  • As Williston Woman's Club co-president Bunny Sandlin outlines the club's history, the movie "It's A Wonderful Life" comes to mind. Remember the part when the angel reveals to George Bailey what a significant contribution he has made to the community in which he lives?

  • First Baptist Church of Williston will celebrate 150 years with Homecoming Weekend Oct. 10-12.

    Dr. John Sullivan, executive director treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, will be the featured preacher for all three services.

    Friday's service, "A Time for Remembering," will begin at 7 p.m.

    Saturday's service, "A Time for Renewing," will begin at 6 p.m.

    Sunday's service, "A Time for Rejoicing," will begin at 10 a.m.

  • The Friends of the Williston Public Library provided an enthusiastic audience as artist Sylvester M. Wells presented the program at the library on Thursday, Sept. 18.

    Sylvester, one of the original "Highwaymen" spoke about his career and proceeded to paint a canvas which was commissioned by the library. The painting is being raffled as a fundraiser.

  • Pioneer to print

    map of 'treaters'

    The Williston Pioneer Sun News is putting together it's annual map for the Trail of Treaters on Oct. 31 in downtown Williston. Anyone who is going to participate and wants to be on the map (no charge) needs to call the paper with their name and location. Call Kathie at 528-3343, or e-mail classified@willistonpioneer.com.

    Deadline Friday for

    Peanut contests

    Calling all contestants!

  • Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold its October First Saturday Book Fair, Oct. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Williston City Hall Community Center.

    It is the same day as the Peanut Festival which is held on the strand along Main Street. Special events of the book fair will be the selling of both the Williston: Crossroads of Florida and the Levy County History Book at a special combination price. Drollene Brown, a faithful member of the history books projects, will be on hand to sell these bargains.

  • Friends of the Williston Public Library

    Calendar of Scheduled Events - 2008-2009

  • First United Methodist Church of Williston (FUMC) will begin a Focused Living Retreat in October, but prior to that, 45-plus members-young and old, men and women, those who are retired and those who work long hours each week, gathered Saturday morning to spruce up the church's campus.

  • Going back over my columns, I've noticed bugs get short shrift. What to name a particular bug can be a puzzler. Do spiders belong in the bug category? What about butterflies? Is "bug" even a correct term. To help me, I checked out National Audubon's pocket guide to insects and spiders.

  • Saturday, September 20

    * Williston Green Clovers, Juniors 4H Club, 9 a.m., Methodist Church, Williston, 213 W. Noble Ave.

    * Gospel Sing, 1:30 p.m., Highland Baptist Church, Morriston on CR 326 just east of SR 121.

    Monday, September 22

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

    * CRA, 5:15 p.m. City Hall.