Crystal River ready for its Main Street

CRYSTAL RIVER — So this is what Main Street looks like. Quaint downtown shops and restaurants, signs along a landscaped-divided U.S. 19 that point out parking and areas of interest, a boardwalk along the bay that intersect with bike trails, and decorative crosswalks to get visitors safely from one side of the highway to the other.…

Bowersock Gallery closing in Mount Dora

MOUNT DORA – After more than four years, Bowersock Gallery is closing its Mount Dora store, but the business will continue with online sales, national art shows, and its flagship location in Massachusetts. “The gallery, itself, is still moving forward,” said owner Steve Bowersock. He said the decision to downsize to one brick-and-mortar site was…

Crystal River: Put Riverwalk on the fast track

The Riverwalk project continues on schedule, though some Crystal River council members would like to hurry it up. City Manager Dave Burnell told the council on Monday night that groundbreaking for the King’s Bay boardwalk could start within six months. Burnell is still negotiating with a property owner for access. Similar negotiations with other property…

Ruth: New vision for Temple Terrace

Paris has the Eiffel Tower defining its skyline. Chicago has the Sears, make that the Willis Tower, and New York certainly has its Empire State Building. Tampa even has the iconic University of Tampa minarets for its unique calling card. And then, there is historic Temple Terrace, a city closely identified with … uh ……