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Today's Features

  • Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge invites the public to an open house on Seahorse Key on Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m..  Enhance your summer by getting the family outdoors into the spectacular Cedar Keys. Bring your camera, fish a little, walk along the beach and enjoy the exhibits.

  • The Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges will hold a Group Paddle and Picnic in the town of Suwannee. Join us for an easy (beginners welcome), short (3.8 miles, two hours), fresh water paddle on Lock Creek, through Riverine swamp along the Suwannee River. 

  • July & August

     

    Join the Ranger for Discovery Day Camp

        The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge is inviting kids from third through eighth grades to Discovery Day Camp - and it’s all free.  The new classroom is filled with learning tools like microscopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, animal skeleton replicas and more to keep your student’s mind engaged in the outdoors.

  • By BILL ROBERTS

  • A unique setting colored by the natural prairie in full bloom with a symphony  of birdsong, butterflies, sunsets and stars. That is the setting for a Haven Hospice fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Whitehurst Ranch & Prairie, 9820 SW CR346, Williston.
    Join a festive evening of scrumptious food, live music by Dottie South and the Slackers, live/silent auction and having fun together while making  lifelong memories in the great outdoors.

  • Through July 31
    Raethka is Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole Gallery announced its Artist of the Month for July 2012 as Russell Raethka. Chiefland watercolorist, Raethka creates Cedar Key scenes that emote nostalgic thoughts of seaside living. His many works include wildlife along with remnants of weathered buildings and assorted cast-offs. His style is unique in it’s sharpness of detail as well as true to life colors. Russ will have all his latest paintings at the Cedar Keyhole during the month of July.

  • By Melinda Myers
    Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist

    Get out the shovel and trowels – it’s time to start gardening for many.  Spend a bit more time getting your garden off to a good start and reap the benefits all season long.  Proper planting and post planting care means less maintenance, fewer pests and more produce and beautiful flowers in your landscape.

  • Mark your calendars - the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts committee has announced the 49th annual event to be held on April 13-14, 2013.

  • The following Cedar Key and Rosewood residents are serving in the military:
    Zack Anderson
    Daniel Bainbridge
    Frankie Beckham
    Chase Beckham
    Tyler Beckham                 
    Nina Bell                                         

  • Clamerica may be off to Washington, D.C. this year to carry the word about Cedar Key’s clams to the nation’s capitol on July Fourth, but things will not be dull in Cedar Key.
    The city is not sponsoring a fireworks show, but some residents will be putting on their own show and the morning will kick off with the annual Independence Day parade of vehicles and vessels.