Features http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/features/todaysfeatures en Giant lives on in Goethe http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/giant-lives-goethe <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0496_0.jpg" alt="The Goethe Giant, a bald cypress more than 900 years old, measure about 9 feet in diameter." title="The Goethe Giant, a bald cypress more than 900 years old, measure about 9 feet in diameter." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> Some say it sprang to life more than 900 years ago, gradually pushing its way up through the Levy County muck in a time when, on the European continent, people were still living in the Dark Ages and setting out on what would be the first of many attempts to reconquer the Holy Land.<br /> A festival tradition continues... http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/festival-tradition-continues <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_26.jpg" alt="Jim Carrick on the Island Hotel balcony swing (which he took home and repaired several years ago – he found 17 nails in one corner)." title="Jim Carrick on the Island Hotel balcony swing (which he took home and repaired several years ago – he found 17 nails in one corner)." align="left" hspace="6" width="110" height="85" /><p> <strong>By Bev Ringenberg</strong></p> A festival tradition continues... http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/festival-tradition-continues <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_26.jpg" alt="Jim Carrick on the Island Hotel balcony swing (which he took home and repaired several years ago – he found 17 nails in one corner)." title="Jim Carrick on the Island Hotel balcony swing (which he took home and repaired several years ago – he found 17 nails in one corner)." align="left" hspace="6" width="110" height="85" /><p> <strong>By Bev Ringenberg</strong></p> Cows in the marsh at Wiles Road http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cows-marsh-wiles-road <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_25.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> <strong>By BILL ROBERTS</strong></p> Cedar Key commemorating 50 years of art festivals http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cedar-key-commemorating-50-years-art-festivals <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/creating_the_mural_9.jpg" alt="Mural artist, Travis Parks, returned to Cedar Key to do the mural commemorating the 50th Annual Spring Arts Festival in Cedar Key." title="Mural artist, Travis Parks, returned to Cedar Key to do the mural commemorating the 50th Annual Spring Arts Festival in Cedar Key." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;As preparations are finalized for the 50th Annual Spring Arts Festival in Cedar Key on April 12 &amp; 13, a new mural to commemorate the event is taking shape in downtown Cedar Key. Plans for the mural have been in the works for over a year, according to festival coordinator, Bev Ringenberg, but the first &ldquo;real paint&rdquo; went up on the wall last Friday morning.</p> Volunteers, donation needed for CK Easter event http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/volunteers-donation-needed-ck-easter-event <p> The Faraway Inn in Cedar Key is organizing its Third Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt.</p> Volunteers, donation needed for CK Easter event http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/volunteers-donation-needed-ck-easter-event <p> The Faraway Inn in Cedar Key is organizing its Third Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt.</p> The end of the open range in the Big Scrub http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/end-open-range-big-scrub-0 <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_28.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="123" height="85" /><p> <strong>By Bill Roberts</strong></p>