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Stone crab season opens Oct. 15, new recreational trap requirements

Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters.

New Recreational Trap Requirements

Recreational harvesters who are age 16 and older and fish with traps are now required to complete an online, no-cost recreational stone crab trap registration and place their registration number on their traps before using them. 

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Fraud topic of Citrus Springs forum

You don’t want to miss this exciting Fraud Prevention Forum with a variety of collaborative speakers from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI, Internal Revenue Service, and the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

This event is FREE and open to the public! Come out and learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and financial frauds and scams.

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Inverness Sertoma in need of used hearing aids

Rainer Jakob, Inverness Sertoma Club Ambassador poses with one of the club’s Used Hearing Aid Drop-Off Canisters, as part of the SHARP (Sertoma Hearing Aid Recycling Program).

The Inverness Sertoma Club would like to remind community members that the club has Drop Off Canisters at local establishments in the area.

  • Dad & Lad Barbershop, next to Sportsman Bowling Lane on SR 41, Inverness; Gracies Goodies, 9940 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Inverness, and
  • Touch of Glass by Susan, 6040 S Florida Ave, Floral City.
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CR 491 milling, resurfacing begins Aug. 5

County Road surface milling and resurfacing will begin Monday, Aug. 5 and will be completed by the end of the workday, Friday, Aug. 9.

Milling and resurfacing operations will be from just south of Laurel Street to the south edge of the outside eastbound lane of State Road 44.

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Spiny lobster season starts Aug. 6

The 2019 recreational and commercial spiny lobster season starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2020.

Learn more about bag limits, size limits, where you can harvest, and other regulations at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Lobster,” which is under the “Crabs, shrimp and shellfish” tab. Get your recreational license and spiny lobster permit at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com.

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Mark Avery named Inverness Sertoma Golf Tournament Chair

Mark Avery, Inverness Sertoma
Inverness Sertoman Mark Avery has been named Tournament Chair for the November 24, 2019 “Golf for Kids” Tournament at Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club, the Oaks Course. (PHOTO: Cynthia Oswald)

Inverness Sertoman Mark Avery has been named Tournament Chair for the November 24, 2019 “Golf for Kids” Tournament at Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club, the Oaks Course.

Mark has been with Inverness Sertoma for the past sixteen years and during his tenure has served as club president for four terms, sergeant at arms for five terms, chairman of the board for three terms and received his Tenure Award five years ago in 2013.

Mark is a great supporter of Sertoma and believes in the work of the local club. Mark likes helping people in his community and on a personal note Mark said, “Sertoma helped my grandmother get hearing aids about eight years ago or so, and she is now 95 years old.”