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Events

  • On-going events

    Alcoholics Anonymous - Keep It Simple, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, SR 24 and 5th Street (open/no smoking) - Cedar Key Step Meeting, Mondays, 7 p.m., Cedar Key Library, upstairs meeting room (open/no smoking)

  • Calling all artists:

    The OFCA Planning Committee is looking for artists interested in developing artwork for our 2012 event. The competition allows artists to use any reproducible medium (painting, drawing, photography, collage, etc.). All entries will be exhibited at the Cedar Key Arts Center from Oct. 1 until Nov. 2, 2011. 

    Artists will have the opportunity to put their pieces up for sale while on display. A panel of judges will decide and announce the Design Award Winner on Friday, Oct. 14.

  • Ongoing Activities

    Al Anon
    Al Anon meets every Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church on the corner of SR 24 and 5th Streets. The meeting is non-smoking and open to the public.

    Chamber of Commerce
    Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meets monthly on the third Thursday at 8:30 a.m. All Chamber members and those interested in becoming members are encouraged to attend. Please call 543-5600 to confirm the location.

    City Commission

  • Cedar Key students take on Washington

    By Janeice Smith, 5th Grade Teacher,  Cedar Key Elementary

  • Community bands together to raise money for one of its own

    Sometimes, It takes a rough patch before you realize how lucky you really are and that you have friends you didn’t know existed.  That was the case for Jennie Pinto.

    In late May, Pinto, a real estate agent and Cedar Key resident, was loaded into a car by her friend Ken Young and driven to Shands, in Gainesville. Her health had been deteriorating for two years, but on May 23, it hit rock bottom, and she was barely able to walk.

  • Behind the scenes

    Remember the smell of caps when you were growing up? You know, the paper strand that you unrolled and then whacked with a hammer? It made a pop and had a cool smell? Now, multiply that smell by 100 and that sound by 10,000.  That is what happens when the fireworks are going off - up close and personal.  

    Starting Sunday afternoon, Cedar Key Fire Chief Robert Robinson unpacked the fireworks that were delivered earlier in the week and sorted them by size into several metal garbage cans.

  • Memorial Day - Cedar Key style

    Memorial Day, which was originally called Decoration Day, a time when flowers were placed on the graves of soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery to remember those who had died serving their country. The first Decoration Day was proclaimer in May 1868.  

  • Cedar Key FFA team proves it is the leader in Aquaculture knowledge

    Kit Riley and Ridley Reynolds, both 8th graders; and Ariel Alexander, along with Nathanial Brinkman, fellow 6th graders, proved to the judges that their knowledge of aqua- culture surpassed that of any other team - thanks to being raised near the water on Cedar Key and to the dedication of their coach and teacher, Denny Voyles.

  • Florida Heritage Month Award Winners include Cedar Key’s Resident Poet

    Carol Frost’s latest book, Honeycomb, was recently honored at the Florida Heritage Awards Ceremony in Tallahassee.

    The poet, writer and avid kayak fisherman - when she is not a Professor of English at Rollins College - was part of a group of talented Floridians who received this year’s accolades. They include writers Carl Hiaasen, Mark Mustian, Jose Alvarez, William Culver Hall, Jan Godown Annino, Christina Diaz Gonzalez and Margaret Ross Tolbert.

  • Fun and fundraising at 3rd Annual Paint Out

    The weather could not have been more perfect for the Art Center’s “Paint Out” last Saturday. You may have noticed some of the 13 artists who were working diligently to complete their work — from blank canvas to finished and framed composition — in three hours.