Features http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/features/todaysfeatures en Dogs have their day in Cedar Key http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/dogs-have-their-day-cedar-key <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_37.jpg" alt="A great time was had by both the dogs and their owners." title="A great time was had by both the dogs and their owners." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Cedar Key went to the dogs Thursday, Feb. 26, and everyone was just delighted about it because the pups were doing their community service raising money for the Canine Companions for Wounded Warriors, which provides trained service animals at no charge to recovering veterans.</p> <p> The pups, many dressed in creative costumes, brought their owners to City Park at 4 p.m. to line up for a parade. Some dogs, whose humans knew better, did not dress up their canine companions.</p> Woman's Club dinner a success http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/womans-club-dinner-success <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1601.jpg" alt="Jan Hendrix was chairwoman for the Cedar Key Woman&#039;s Club 29th annual spaghetti dinner. " title="Jan Hendrix was chairwoman for the Cedar Key Woman&#039;s Club 29th annual spaghetti dinner. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> One of the big social events on the island during the winter months is the Cedar Key Woman&#39;s Club spaghetti dinner held annually at the Community Center. Folks turn out in droves for a down home meal of spaghetti, marinara sauce, salad, garlic toast and dessert provided by the island&#39;s finest bakers.</p> <p> But it is much more than a meal that brings them in the door, it&#39;s the social atmosphere as folks linger beyond the meal to catch up on what has been happening in the lives of the snowbird (winter) residents and locals&#39; lives.</p> Parking Restrictions and Street Closures: http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/parking-restrictions-and-street-closures <p> City Park Venue</p> <p> &bull; Noon, Friday, March 27 &ndash; Cars should be removed from parking areas adjacent to the park on 2nd Street</p> <p> &bull; 3 p.m., Friday, March 27 &ndash; Cars should be removed from parking areas adjacent to the park on A St.</p> <p> Second Street Venue</p> <p> &bull; 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 &ndash; Cars should be removed from 2nd Street (Hwy. 24 to A) by 6:30 p.m. No parking on the section of B Street adjacent to the Island Hotel (access for Island Hotel guests only).</p> Community Calendar for the week of March 19 http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/community-calendar-week-march-19 <p> March</p> <p> Friends of the Library</p> <p> The Cedar Key Friends of the Library will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 20. Light refreshments will be served.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;At 7 p.m., the national touring guitar duo, Patchouli, will entertain with a guitar and vocal concert. This free celebration of music will be held at the Community Center.&nbsp; It is Patchouli&#39;s third presentation in Cedar Key.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Old Florida Celebration of the Arts</p> Become a purchase award patron http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/become-purchase-award-patron <p> Maybe you&rsquo;ve thought about doing it, maybe you&rsquo;ve done it, maybe you just don&rsquo;t know how it works or maybe you just haven&rsquo;t given it a try.</p> Quint Mitchell returns in 'Hurricane Island' http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/quint-mitchell-returns-hurricane-island <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hurricaneisland_parkerfrancis.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="56" height="85" /><p> Mystery author Parker Francis targets Florida&rsquo;s Gulf Coast in his latest mystery/thriller, Hurricane Island. Francis sends his private investigator to the fishing village of Cedar Key in the third installment of the Quint Mitchell Mystery series, where a relaxing visit with an old friend turns deadly.</p> Thank you for your cooperation http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/thank-you-your-cooperation-0 <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_47.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> With the 51st Annual Spring Arts Festival just around the corner, Cedar Key businesses and residents are reminded of the following restrictions and road closures.</p> Community Calendar for the week of March 5 http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/community-calendar-week-march-5 <p> March</p> <p> Bluegrass at Manatee</p> <p> Folk and bluegrass vocal duet&nbsp; Dick Staber and Judith Chasnoff. will perform March 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the amphitheater in Manatee Springs State Park, which is located near the canoe launch. Bring a comfortable lawn chair or use the wooden benches.</p> <p> This event is free with regular park admission of $6 per vehicle. The gate closes at 6 p.m. so please arrive early.&nbsp; After exiting there is no re-entry.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Plant Sale</p>