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Today's Features

  • By Paul Jones

    Contributing Writer

    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.

    Upon walking into Country Boy Cutz for the first time, it could certainly be said that the environment there well exceeded my expectations.

  • There were days and nights when Linda Buonomo wasn't sure she was going to pull through.

    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.

    It was dire times.

    "I was ready to give up on everything," Linda said, from her Bronson apartment last week. "A little rock literally saved my life."

  • The GWFC Williston Junior Woman's Club will host a Sweet Treats contest for the 30th Annual North Central Florida Peanut Festival Saturday, Oct. 6.

    Drop off your entry between 9-10 a.m. the morning of the festival. The winners will be announced at 11:30 a.m.

    Bring your sweet treat, which must include peanuts as an ingredient, $5 entry free and the entry form to their tent, near the pavilion.

    For more information, contact Erin Williams at erinkwilliams@yahoo.com.

  • September

    CEE Meeting

    Discussion on the legal status of the various proposed amendments appearing on the November ballot will open the monthly business meeting of Citizens for an Engaged Electorate on Thursday, Sept. 27.

    Also on the agenda: participation at Peanut Festival for the MFA quilt raffle; get out the vote efforts for the general election; the possibility of working on a float for Martin Luther King Day; and other items.

  • September

    WWII Vets Luncheon

    World War II Vets and Proud of It will meet at the Gathering Table in Chiefland at 11 a.m. Sept. 13.

    The luncheon is open to all vets, their families and caregivers.

    For more information, contact Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

    FOWL Book Sale

    Friends of the Williston Library will hold their End of Summer Book Sale Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. behind the library at the corner of SE 1st Street and Noble Avenue.

    CEE Meeting

  • September

    CEE Luncheon

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate will host its monthly Open Discussion Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melanie’s Restaurant, 112 E. Noble Ave. in Williston.

    Join any discussion going on in the group or start one of your own. No topic is off limits, so long as discussion remains respectful.

    For more information phone 352-441-4326 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.

    AARP Meeting

  • The public is invited to take an excursion back in time to the Golden Age of Transportation at an exhibit of “Railroads and Riverboats” at the Cedar Key Community Center, “F” and Sixth Streets, Cedar Key.

    Sponsored by the Levy County Historical Society, the exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28; Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30.

  • Allison and Jeremy Owens of Royston, Ga. announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia "Scout" Owens, born at 10:26 a.m. Aug. 7, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens, Ga.

    The baby weighed 7 pounds, 9.5 ounces and was 19.25 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Carolyn (Tom) Ten Broeck of Williston and Bill (Wendy) Risner of Canon, Ga.

    Paternal grandparents are the late Jerry and Diane Owens of Elberton, Ga.

    Welcoming Scout home were older brother, Grant, 10 and sister, Piper, 2.

  • Upcoming

    WWII Vets Luncheon

    World War II Vets and Proud of it will meet at the Gathering Table in Chiefland at 11 a.m. Sept. 13.

    The luncheon is open to all vets, their families and caregivers.

    For more information, contact Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

    Chiefland High Reunion

    The Chiefland High School Class of 1968 has settled on Homecoming weekend, Oct 5-7 for its 50th Reunion.

  • August

    Clothes Give-Away

    First Baptist Church Williston is once again opening its clothes closet for the annual Back-to-School Clothes Give-Away Saturday, Aug, 4, 9 a.m. - noon in the Family Life Center.

    New and clean, gently used garments are available for the whole family - babies, toddlers, children, teenagers, women and men.

    If you have any questions or have clothes you would like to donate to this effort, call the church office at 352-528-4331.

    Brunch with AARP