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ABOUT THE ARTIST: Since 1986, Guy Harvey has created marine-inspired apparel that blends performance, comfort and durability. Started by marine biologist and artist Dr. Guy Harvey, the brand is committed to making products that contribute to ocean conservation and marine education. Guy Harvey continuously implements innovative, sustainable manufacturing practices. The company uses REPREVE polyester and new THREADCYCLED™ technology (repurposing 100% of textile waste into upcycled yarn), powers its manufacturing facility with solar panels and purifies 100% of the water used in the dying and steaming process. Guy Harvey is focused on making responsible apparel that consumers can feel good about wearing. Additionally, a portion of all proceeds of officially licensed Guy Harvey products goes to the Guy Harvey Foundation (GHF), which conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. To learn more about Guy Harvey apparel, please visit www.guyharvey.com.

ABOUT THE ARTIST Nature is what inspires William Mickey to paint, and his passion spills out in the dynamic murals and art he has painted throughout Florida. Living in Crystal River for the past 15 years, William loves kayaking which gets him up close with the wildlife & landscapes that are the main subjects in his art. Many of his murals may be viewed around the downtown area of Crystal River and on his Facebook page at, William Mickey, Crystal River. ABOUT THE OWNER Hunter Springs Kayaks was started in 2016 by Dave and Melissa Perry. They combined their love of the outdoors, a desire to provide local tourists with five-star service, and their entrepreneurial spirit to create this dynamic business. Over the past six years, Hunter Springs Kayaks has grown its fleet of paddle craft to one of the largest inventories in the area. Always proponents of giving back to the community, owners Dave & Melissa along with their executive staff are heavily involved with the Chamber of Commerce and many other local non-profit organizations. In 2020 they won the Small Business of the Year award sponsored by the Chamber. The business is also partnered with the local tourism agency, Discover Crystal River. They frequently host tours for writers, influencers, and bloggers, and the tales of these adventures have been published all over the world in print and online media.

Sewer Sam
Thalassa

ABOUT THE ARTIST Gil Ingress Watson was born in South Africa and was raised in a woodcarving family who operated a woodcarving school, and his mother authored a book on the art of woodcarving. By age 15 Gil was already winning woodcarving competitions around the country and his work often appeared on national television. In 1991 Gil came to the United States where he worked on motor yachts manufacturing the teak, he was also named “artist-in-residence” at the Rocky Mountain National Park by the Dept. of the Interior and has had many famous clients throughout his career. In 2013, Gil moved to Florida to revive his love of marine artwork and Florida wildlife and now operates out of a home studio in Homosassa. He has completed 13 tree sculptures in the area and is now known as the mold designer and one of our amazing artists for the Save Crystal River Manatee Fever. ABOUT THE OWNER Crystal River Watersports has been a family-owned tour center for over 20 years. We focus on providing sustainable Eco responsible opportunities for people to enjoy the Nature Coast of Florida. CRWS was one of the first companies to become a member of the Save the Manatee Club Guardian Guide program. Our adherence to the principles ensures a sound ecological experience for the guests at the same time protecting the manatees. Similarly, Crystal River Watersports has been a charter member of the Manatee Eco-Tourism Association of Citrus County (M.E.T.A.) striving to balance the magical interaction and learning about manatees while minimizing adverse impacts on the manatees. We are all about “Observing and Preserving Nature Above, In, and Under Water.” Mike Engiles

Maddie

ABOUT THE ARTIST Nature is what inspires William Mickey to paint, and his passion spills out in the dynamic murals and art he has painted throughout Florida. Living in Crystal River for the past 15 years, William loves kayaking which gets him up close with the wildlife & landscapes that are the main subjects in his art. Many of his murals may be viewed around the downtown area of Crystal River and on his Facebook page at, William Mickey, Crystal River. ABOUT THE OWNER Plantation Resort on Crystal River offers unforgettable experiences for all in Florida’s historic Capital of the Manatee. Guests will find a full-service resort with classic rooms, excellent dining, a lagoon-style pool, an Aveda spa, and a world-class, traditional golf course. Those seeking adventure can go fishing, scalloping, boating, and touring through natural landscapes with ease. Accessed by both road and air, Plantation Resort on Crystal River is surrounded by lush Florida nature and thriving wildlife, adding to an eco-friendly getaway that sets itself apart from any other.

Manny

ABOUT THE ARTIST Annie Adams was born in Oregon and spent most of her childhood growing up at Madeira Beach on the Pinellas coast. She got her love of the water from her father where her most precious memories were of them exploring much of the stunning Gulf coast! From early on she was always drawing, weaving, sculpting, or creating something colorful. In the late 90’s she found her true love of Citrus County and got her real estate license in 2000. One day, she was asked to help with a charitable fundraiser for local kids to have some fun at a summer picnic. Her job was face painting. How difficult could it be? After one small kit of very bad paint, two scruffy paintbrushes, and 85 beautiful laughing children, Annie's world flipped upside down! Now, 18 years later, and literally thousands of sparkly faces, she is honored to be included in a project that has been tremendous fun! And for an extremely good cause. Annie wants very much for our waters to be as vivid and clear as she remembers as a small child. This community is the best! Annie ABOUT THE OWNER Shipyard Dog is a family owned and operated small business specializing in screen printing, embroidery and laser engraving. The business is led by Jim and Elaine Briley, and supported by their two eldest children, David and Emily. Shipyard Dog is proud to serve clients in both the public and private sectors, large and small alike, including specialized government teams. The team at Shipyard Dog is involved in the community including being active members in the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, Crystal River Area Council, and the Kings Bay Rotary. Shipyard Dog is located at 255 SE US Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34429.

Sassy

ABOUT THE ARTIST Jennifer Rogers was born and raised in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin on Okauchee Lake. Her mother is an artist and was actually my grade school art teacher. My grandfather was also an artist and a graphic designer during his career. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After graduating college, I took on some great jobs first as a store-front display merchandiser, then as a perspective artist, drawing the blueprints of kitchens into reality before computers did this for you. I also worked for numerous newspaper companies as an ad layout designer. After moving to Florida and living on a boat for many years she found what she really loved to do which was painting the anchorages she stayed in and the fishing spots she would go to. She would collect found objects, shells, driftwood, and fallen palm boots and create all kinds of “Florida” folk art for sale or trade from her boat. Then, I helped built a boat and was introduced to wood and power tools, and this brought about a new style and direction in my artwork. She is now a resident of Citrus County and has a home studio and she is enjoying the new direction her art is taking. She enjoys acrylics and paints anything from washed ashore horseshoe crabs, skulls, palm boots, thrift store finds, furniture, mannequins, and birdbaths. The Coastal Art Gallery in Crystal River Florida has all her artwork on display and for sale. Contact info: 803-237-1360 or e-mail me at jenniferann424@yahoo.com You can follow me on Facebook @ Artwork by Jennifer Rogers ABOUT THE OWNER Established in 1957, Trotter Realty is the oldest and most successful real estate office in Citrus County Florida. Trotter Realty has continued to be a force in the real estate market, servicing the entire county and specializing in waterfront, residential, commercial, and vacant land, making us one of the most comprehensive sources for real estate in the county. Per agent in our office, we produce more sales than the average agent in any of the other larger offices in Citrus County. Experience is priceless and our agents are experienced, knowledgeable, and focused. Our success is our customers! We place a high value on them and try to make the buying or selling of their home as smooth as possible. Tonya Kramer is a fifth-generation native of Citrus County and Homosassa, specializing in waterfront property where I live and never want to leave. She has been an agent since 1999 and a broker since 2004, half owner of Trotter Realty since 2010, and Office Broker/Owner 100% in 2018 she is truly living and selling the Florida Lifestyle.

Pete

ABOUT THE ARTIST Gil Ingress Watson was born in South Africa and was raised in a woodcarving family who operated a woodcarving school, and his mother authored a book on the art of woodcarving. By age 15 Gil was already winning woodcarving competitions around the country and his work often appeared on national television. In 1991 Gil came to the United States where he worked on motor yachts manufacturing the teak, he was also named “artist-in-residence” at the Rocky Mountain National Park by the Dept. of the Interior and has had many famous clients throughout his career. In 2013, Gil moved to Florida to revive his love of marine artwork and Florida wildlife and now operates out of a home studio in Homosassa. He has completed 13 tree sculptures in the area and is now known as the mold designer and one of our amazing artists for the Save Crystal River Manatee Fever. ABOUT THE OWNER-Pete’s Pier This Manatee was sponsored by Boe and Dana Braccio. As true Floridians, Boe and Dana have a passion for the State of Florida. As owners of Pete’s Pier Marina, they secure real estate that aligns with their passion for community, tourism, and conservation of Florida's natural waterways.

Nate

ABOUT THE ARTIST Sue Thompson, a native Floridian, retired from Sawtek and moved to Homosassa 6 years ago from Orlando. She has always enjoyed painting and crafting. Since moving to Homosassa, her interests have included working with glass doing mosaics, wood carving, and various mixed media. Sue attended numerous painting and carving classes, with local artists. She enjoys displaying her works of art at local festivals. Cindy Simson retired from the Longwood CSD in Long Island NY, moving to Homosassa 7 years ago. She became a part-owner of Flippin' Out Vintage, located in Crystal River, where she painted and repurposed furniture, and other home decor items. Since retiring from that business, she has enjoyed having the time for expanding her creative interests, including wood carving, mixed media, glass mosaics, woodworking, and painting. Cindy sells most of her work to friends and neighbors, as well as at local arts/craft fairs. ABOUT THE OWNER Bay Area Air Conditioning, Inc. was founded as a one-man operation on November 1st, 1975 by Dave Hutchins, President. Originally located in Pinellas County and relocated to Citrus County on November 1st, 1978. They added additional locations in New Port Richey and Spring Hill, in 2002. The company has now grown to 65 co-workers today. Bay Area was the first Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer in Florida and continues to be one of the most award-winning dealers in Florida. Bay Area AC has been awarded the Carrier Distinguished Dealer Award, Carrier Hall of Fame Award, and 13 Annual Carrier President's Awards.

Lady

ABOUT THE ARTIST Cindy Ersch is a local Homosassa artist. Her artwork consists of fish prints and abstract floral paintings. She uses bright tropical colors with a loose brushstroke style. Her artwork is on display at the Coastal Art Gallery in Crystal River and the Pepper Creek Art Gallery in Homosassa. She is retired from 33 years of teaching in the public school system and retirement has allowed for more time in the studio. She indicates that being a professional artist for over 40 years has brought her a great deal of pleasure and happiness, which is what she hopes to bring to the people who have my artwork. Cindy is also now known as one of Save Crystal River’s Manatee Fever’s amazing artists!

Justice

ABOUT THE ARTIST Michele Farrar is very excited to be a part of Save Crystal River’s Manatee Fever project. She had the honor of being one of the artists chosen to participate in Ocala’s Horse Fever last year.  She is a  veterinarian who is also an artist. She has a love of arts and crafts and has dabbled in all sorts of creative hobbies such as drawing, painting, quilting/sewing, beadwork, and clay sculpting. Many of her creations include animals as they are very important to her. I have a small business called Home Biscuit Creations which showcases my polymer clay creations.  I started this page 7 years ago as a creative outlet and stress reliever from my busy days. My favorite animals to create are horses and dragons which are often featured in my work along with other creatures such as red pandas, mice, pugs, and sloths.   Her FB link: https://www.facebook.com/Home-Biscuit-Creations-1563128483942111/  ABOUT THE OWNER The Keith Taylor Law Group exists to meet the legal needs of those in our community. We are a legal team that cares about our Clients, our Community and our Results. Since 1997 the Keith Taylor Law Group has been helping the residents of Citrus, Hernando, and Marion Counties with a variety of legal matters. Attorney Keith Taylor is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Civil Trail Law. Our team of attorneys specialize in helping individuals and families deal with Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Family Law, Estate Planning and Probate. When the Keith Taylor Law Group team isn’t working and protecting our clients like they are family, we are giving back to our communities. Our team participates in and supports local charities, youth sports, events, and community activities. We live where we work. With offices in Crystal River and Dunnellon, we are able to meet the legal needs of those living on the Nature Coast. For more information visit KeithTaylorLaw.com.

Faye

ABOUT THE ARTIST Rachel Ford showed artistic talents from an early age and after graduating from Crystal River High School in 1999 as President of the National Arts Honor Society, Rachel received a full scholarship to Florida School of the Arts where she further developed her skills. She was first inspired by pop art and now paints nautical themes rather than comic scenes, however, the influence is evident in her use of bright colors and bold contrasts. From memorial pieces and pet portraits to murals and custom signage, most of the local “artist-for-hire" recent art projects were commissioned by others. While she has had many interesting career opportunities, Rachel recently decided to pursue art full-time in order to dedicate more time to her family. She has completed more than 25 murals in Citrus County and is now known as one of Save Crystal River’s Manatee Fever amazing artists. For more information about art commissions, contact rachelforddesigns@gmail.com ABOUT THE OWNER - Also Pete’s Pier This Manatee was also sponsored by Boe and Dana Braccio.   As true Floridians, Boe and Dana have a passion for the State of Florida. As owners of Frye One Properties, they secure real estate that aligns with their passion for community, tourism, and conservation of Florida's natural waterways.

Fat Boy

ABOUT THE ARTIST Gil Ingress Watson was born in South Africa and was raised in a woodcarving family who operated a woodcarving school, and his mother authored a book on the art of woodcarving. By age 15 Gil was already winning woodcarving competitions around the country and his work often appeared on national television. In 1991 Gil came to the United States where he worked on motor yachts manufacturing the teak, he was also named “artist-in-residence” at the Rocky Mountain National Park by the Dept. of the Interior and has had many famous clients throughout his career. In 2013, Gil moved to Florida to revive his love of marine artwork and Florida wildlife and now operates out of a home studio in Homosassa. He has completed 13 tree sculptures in the area and is now known as the mold designer and one of our amazing artists for the Save Crystal River Manatee Fever. ABOUT THE OWNER Crystal Harley-Davidson® offers a complete range of services all under one roof. Need a repair or a part? Stop by and our professionals will be happy to help. Don't forget to shop our selection of H-D® motorcycle accessories, motorclothes, and riding gear. You can even learn to ride by attending our Riding Academy right on site. Our online showroom features the latest Harley® motorcycles plus a wide selection of pre-owned bikes at great prices!  Make Crystal your #1 Harley-Davidson® dealer!

Elvis

ABOUT THE ARTIST Nena Osorio was born in Denver Colorado in 1982 and moved around quite a bit as a child. She came to use art as a means of expression at a very young age. This love of art and skill has grown over the years. As an adult having lived primarily in New York City, moving to Citrus County in 2013 was a very big change. After having visited several times over the years and growing a love for the area and it’s beautiful nature, she, her fiancé and their 3 children decided to make it their home. Trying many mediums and techniques over the years she is eclectic in her craft and works with anything from acrylics to watercolors, textiles and more. Painting anything from canvases to walls to statues and everything in between. Having the ability to be expressive has always been a major outlet for this mother of 3 who was rendered disabled in her late 20s. She believes that Art is a way of life and an opportunity to make things beautiful should always be something we find joy in and being able to bring it to our community is something even more amazing. ABOUT THE OWNER For nearly three decades, Showcase Properties of Central Florida has proudly helped buyers and sellers alike achieve their real estate goals throughout Central Florida. As one of the top-performing independent brokerages in the area, Showcase Properties has proudly represented some of the most unique and prestigious Central Florida properties to hit the market, including three of the highest selling properties in Marion County history. Under current broker Valerie Dailey, Showcase has experienced unparalleled growth since her purchase of the company in 2013– growing from 5 original agents to 40+ REALTORS®, a full-service marketing team, a full roster of office support staff, and a second location in Gainesville as of 2022. Each year, Showcase REALTORS® routinely set the bar higher than the last, achieving over $200,000,000 in sales volume for 2021 alone, with over 30 of our agents achieving $1 million or more in total sales volume for the year. Our REALTORS® would love to help you with your unique real estate journey.

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