Features http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/features/todaysfeatures en Community garden can help us grow http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/community-garden-can-help-us-grow <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_3959.jpg" alt="The next work party is scheduled for Jan 4, at 10 a.m. Bring some shovels, pruners, loppers, work gloves and smiles. If you have some plants that you want to donate, bring them with you or drop them off a day or two ahead of time. Once again, lunch will be provided. " title="The next work party is scheduled for Jan 4, at 10 a.m. Bring some shovels, pruners, loppers, work gloves and smiles. If you have some plants that you want to donate, bring them with you or drop them off a day or two ahead of time. Once again, lunch will be provided. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Cedar Key is going to have a Community Garden, work has already been started, on the site.</p> <p> At the Garden Club meeting on Nov. 9, the membership overwhelmingly showed support, for a suggestion that was made&nbsp; to establish a Community Garden.</p> <p> This was due to the fact that a parcel of land, which is 50&#39; x 100&#39;, was offered, on a long term basis, to establish a Community Garden. The lot is located on 2nd Street in the same block as the Island Hotel and goes to 3rd Street.</p> CK Woman's Club celebrates successful calendar sale http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/ck-womans-club-celebrates-successful-calendar-sale <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0998.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Cedar Key Woman&rsquo;s Club hosted a reception Thursday, Dec. 10, at The Island Hotel, to honor the photographic contributors for the 2016 Cedar Key Calendar. Pictured left to right are Coordinator Vicky Crumpley, Ann Kamzelski, Wanda Davis, Joan Selby, Frank Morgan, Hans Henning Bunge, Henry Coulter, Rita Baker, Heath Davis, Carol Sakellarios, and Jeffrey Schleede in front. Other photographers included Rory Brennan, Laia Gore, Christine Ford, Debbie Tsimpedes, Steven Deam, J.D. McCormick, Jim Wilcox, Jackie Lambert, Galina Binkley, and Donna Bushnell.</p> Art opening for Leland Williams http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/art-opening-leland-williams <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2015-12-22_at_3.44.29_pm.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="83" height="85" /><p> There will be an opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. for sculptor Leland Williams at the Cedar Key Arts Center.</p> <p> All are invited. Appetizers, drinks and conversation will be available to all.</p> <p> Come share a little time with the art community of Cedar Key as we enjoy the art produced by the Florida sculptor and miniature painter Leland Williams and quilter Gayle Wolfe.</p> Canines strut stuff for companion animals http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/canines-strut-stuff-companion-animals <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/smells_like.png" alt="Photo provided Well, you smell familiar. Did you get a bath and all gussied up for today? " title="Photo provided Well, you smell familiar. Did you get a bath and all gussied up for today? " align="left" hspace="6" width="187" height="85" /><p> Nothing says Cedar Key more than a group of canines, and the Cedar Key Woman&rsquo;s Club Canine Companions Parade said it all! Raising awareness for the Wounded Veterans Initiative, the event in the Cedar Key Park last Thursday brought together pooches and people and also raised funds towards new Canine Companions.</p> Art show honors Cedar Keys' feathered friends http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/art-show-honors-cedar-keys-feathered-friends <p> The Birds of a Feather 2016 Open Art Show will run until Sunday, March 27.</p> <p> Cedar Key is uniquely situated in the middle of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuge and is bisected by Florida&rsquo;s Birding Trail and home to nationally recognized shore bird habitats. What better location to highlight the artists that create art focused on our feathered friends. Come share a little time with the art community of Cedar Key as we enjoy the art produced by regional artist that reflect this month&rsquo;s theme, Birds of a Feather.</p> Woman’s Club Fashion Show on March 16 http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/woman%E2%80%99s-club-fashion-show-march-16 <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2016-02-23_at_4.49.12_pm.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><p> The Cedar Key Woman&rsquo;s Club Annual Fashion Show &amp; Luncheon will be Wednesday, March 16 at the Cedar Key Community Center. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for shopping from vendors.</p> <p> The luncheon is at noon. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased from any Woman&rsquo;s Club member or at the Cedar Key Chamber Welcome Center.</p> Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Sept. 16-18 http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cedar-key-pirate-invasion-sept-16-18 <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2016-07-28_at_11.13.22_am.png" alt="One item available for purchase is a special pin – produced just for the Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Weekend – by Raphael Vinci Art. These pins can by used on pirate hats, head scarfs, sashes, even kilts." title="One item available for purchase is a special pin – produced just for the Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Weekend – by Raphael Vinci Art. These pins can by used on pirate hats, head scarfs, sashes, even kilts." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Volunteers are needed to help with the 4th Annual Cedar Key Pirate Invasion weekend Sept. 16-18.</p> <p> Plans for the event calls for a historical reenactment where visitors can check out an authentic pirate encampment in the City Park and see how real pirates lived and worked on land.</p> <p> There will be a Thieves&rsquo; Row of pirate-themed vendors at the park and historical encampment, and a live auction where bidders can purchase treasures while helping to raise funds for local causes.</p> Community Calendar for the week of Aug. 11 http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/community-calendar-week-aug-11 <p> Today, Aug. 11</p> <p> Economic development board meets</p> <p> The Nature Coast Business Development Council is holding its regular monthly board meeting 3 p.m. Aug. 11, at the College of Central Florida, 114 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland, in the conference room.</p> <p> Due to the membership of the NCBDC consisting of more than one member of the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee, this meeting will also serve as a meeting for the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee.</p>