Friday Meanderings


Today.  Black Friday.  Tomorrow. Local Saturday.  Monday.  Cyber Monday.

Who makes up these names????

I’m not a “shopper”.  Yeah, I shop.  But mostly from the comfort of my couch.  And my short drive to Publix.  And if I really need something, I’ll make the BIG drive to Brooksville/Spring Hill.  

But if I want to get something unique and special, I turn to all of our “local” shops right here in Citrus County.

So let’s talk about “local”.  

We have some really great shops in Citrus County.  Not chains.  Unique stores with unique items. Owned and operated by unique people.

And I want to showcase them through the month of December.  Yeah, that’s like NEXT WEEK!  

Starting on Tuesday I’ll be highlighting some of our local stores and restaurants in Homosassa.  Then I’ll move out to other places in the county.  Places that I enjoy and can happily recommend.

So what else is going on?

Homosassa residents met with the Citrus County engineers about turning Old Homosassa into a golf cart community last Friday.  The meeting went well and the plan will be presented to the County Commissioners on December 15th.  I don’t know the time yet but will post as soon as I get more info.

December 10th there is a town hall meeting at the Homosassa Library with Ron Kitchen, our commissioner.  At the last town hall meeting way back on March 12, 2015, a list of the concerns of those attending was made. It’s been several months since we made that list.  Hopefully that will be addressed in the meeting.  One thing they didn’t do anything about was the “Great American Yard Sale” along 19 which was held the weekend of November 12-14.  Wondering how many car accidents were caused by those yard sales.

And the sidewalks for Yulee drive?  Now planned for 2018.  Ridiculous.

Okay, what’s going on this weekend?

Missed the Yankeetown Seafood Festival last weekend because when we had planned on going, it rained!  And rained, and rained. We’re hoping to make it to the Ozello Art Festival tomorrow.

Put these on your calendar…

December 10th, Town Hall Meeting

December 15th, BOCC meeting–Turning Old Homosassa into a Golf Cart Community will be on the agenda.

December 18th, Homosassa Civic Club Christmas Party.

December 19th, Christmas Boat Parade plus the Watson Gallery will be having their monthly party with Cat Valentine entertaining.

February 6, “Homosassa Goes Hollywood!”  I’ll be reporting more about this at a later date, but when tickets go on sale. BUY THEM!  Cause they are going to go like HOTCAKES!

Hmmmmm, is that it?

So much to do, so little time!!!!!


Friday Meanderings

mermaid sign

mermaid signOkay, you know where you are supposed to be tomorrow.  Right?  Here in Old Homosassa.  Enjoying all that great seafood.  Much of it deep fried.  Usually I can smell the oil cooking away all the way to my house.  Of course, if the wind is right I can hear the bands at the Shed.  

Speaking of.  Sarasota Slim  At the Shed.  Saturday evening.  Sunday afternoon. I will be slipping over there.

And lets talk about OUR entertainment at the Festival.  

 “Shades of Gray” and Cat Valentine are playing on Saturday. Rick Standard is playing on Sunday.  Followed by “Under the Willow”, a bluegrass band.  With a banjo.  Looking forward to hearing all of the groups.  

Next interesting event is the Homosassa River Alliance meeting at the Civic Club on November 19th.  They usually hold their meeting on the second Thursday of the month but the Festival committee has to use the Civic Club on that night. So it’s been rescheduled.  Gerry Mulligan, the publisher for the Citrus County Chronicle will be the special guest.  He’s a very interesting and informative speaker and will be talking about Citrus County’s future with our waterways. It’s open to the public. We’ll be there.  Well, if we make it through the Festival weekend!

Have a great weekend!


Friday Meanderings

Blue Dice

There is a direct correlation between how active I’m in the community and the quantity and quality of my blog posts.  Seems every day there’s a meeting, a volunteer session, or I need to update one of the community websites.  So I apologize for the lack of posts.  I’m still here, just out and about. 

Terry is even more involved than me.  I’m not up for physical labor–he’s out there moving concrete patio tables and marking lines on the road.  Me, I’ll stick with my computer work!

So what exactly is going on this month???

Black Diamond is having an Invitational Car Show tomorrow.  We’ll be there in the AM.

In the PM we’ll be at the Blues & BBQ in Old Homosassa.  The last two years have been cold or rainy at this outdoor event.  This year we are having unseasonably warm weather.  I’ll go for shorts and tanks over sweat pants and gloves anyday!

Cool Corporate Cats, the 18th Annual Blues and BBQ festival in Old Homosassa

The Stone Crab Jam is in Crystal River Saturday evening.  We hear that this is the best festival of the year in Crystal River. 

Next weekend is the Homosassa Arts, Crafts, and Seafood Festival. At the Festival we have “Shades of Gray” entertaining us from 11:30 to 1:30 then Cat Valentine from 2:00 to 5:00 on Saturday. On Sunday Rick Standard will perform from noon until 2 and then “Under the Willow” takes over.  All of our crafts and arts booths are FULL.  We have mermaid t-shirts and posters for sale.  And all that yummy food. Don’t even think about going anywhere else!  Unless, of course, it’s over to the Shed where my favorite band “Sarasota Slim” is performing both days. 

When you come to the Festival stop by the Old Homosassa Heritage Council booth and get a t-shirt and a raffle ticket. Money goes to restore the water tower.  

Also, the Learning Center is having a raffle for the original art work by Gil Watson for the t-shirts and posters.  $5.00!  I’m volunteering at the Learning Center now.  So this one is personal to me, also.  Hmmmm, now I’m thinking I should be suggesting that you NOT get those raffle tickets.  Cause I want to win that painting.


And one final note, the next crime watch meeting in Old Homosassa is November 23rd.  Mark your calendar! This is a really informative meeting.  If you live in Old Homosassa, you should be there!

Have a great weekend!