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Learn How to Build Healthy Relationships

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County is pleased to offer a different educational series to help you improve your relationships.  SMART Couples Florida classes are designed to teach you how to communicate needs, listen to the needs of others, successfully resolve conflict, and maintain happy and healthy relationships with everyone in your life.

“Elevate,” is a fun and powerful relationship-enhancement workshop to help couples improve their communication skills and strengthen their relationships.  This program runs Thursdays from 6 pm-8:30 p.m. from July 6 - August 3.  At the UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Ste. 1, Lecanto.

To register by June 30, or for more information, visit the Classes and Events page or contact UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County at 352-527-5700.

Funding for this project is provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: #90FM 0079-01-00.  These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability or religion.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, F.S., persons needing accommodations or an interpreter to participate in programs should contact their UF/IFAS Extension office no later than 5 days prior to the scheduled meeting time or call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD).

BOCC Proclaims the 60th Anniversary of the College of Central Florida

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017


The Board of County Commissioners is pictured with representatives from the College of Central Florida

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on May 23, 2017 proclaiming the 60th year anniversary of the College of Central Florida. 

The College of Central Florida was founded as Central Florida Junior College in 1957 to serve the educational needs of Marion, Citrus and Levy counties. Hampton Junior College was founded in 1958 as one of the first black colleges in Florida and merged with CFJC in 1966 to become Central Florida Community College. The college partnered with the Citrus County School Board to establish an educational complex in Lecanto in 1984. 

A free-standing campus was opened in Lecanto in 1996 and the college will make history with the opening of the first permanent higher education facility in Levy County when the Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus opens in August of 2017. The college began offering baccalaureate degrees in 2010 and changed its name to College of Central Florida.

The Board of County Commissioners recognizes and honors the 60th anniversary of the College of Central Florida and calls the observance to the attention of all citizens.

Water Restrictions go into Effect June 5 for Citrus County

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Modified Phase III water shortage restrictions go into effect for Citrus County June 5, 2017 through August 1, 2017. These measures  apply beginning June 5 to all of Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota counties; the portions of Charlotte, Highlands, Lake, Levy, Marion, Polk, and Sumter, within the District’s jurisdiction; and Gasparilla Island (including the portion in Lee County),  except where stricter measures have been imposed by local governments.

These restrictions apply to the use of wells and surface sources such as ponds, rivers and canals, in addition to utility-supplied water. Lawn watering is limited to a once-per-week schedule. Unless your city or county already has stricter hours in effect, the allowable watering hours are before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m., regardless of property size.

Addresses with “house numbers” …

May only irrigate on …

Ending in 0 or 1 


Ending in 2 or 3 


Ending in 4 or 5 


Ending in 6 or 7 


Ending in 8 or 9 


No address (community common areas, etc.) 


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