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Today's Features

  • By MELISSA WATERS
    Special to the Beacon
    Roxy Blues is a fictional story based upon the lives of real people.  It is the story of two ordinary people who live in Cedar Key and the impact that an extremely effective pain killing medication has upon their lives. 
    Roxy Contin overtakes a husband and wife's life and becomes an addiction.  This is a novel about what could happen to any of us, writes Pierce Kelley the author, an attorney in Cedar Key.

  • By Donna Thalacher
    Wintertime Cedar Key resident
    I probably got started into composting for the wrong reason. In Iowa, John and I live on the Des Moines River and I love to garden.  As the years have passed, my flower beds have both grown in size and number, including a rather large wildflower bank meadow.  And if that isn’t enough, once the grandchildren started arriving, our fruit and vegetable gardens started growing as well.

  • On Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Florida’s coastline from Pensacola to St. Mark’s will step back into maritime history by staging the second Lighthouse Challenge.
    Five lighthouse: Pensacola Lighthouse, Cape San Blas Lighthouse, Cape St. George Light, Crooked River Lighthouse and St. Mark’s Lighthouse will be open to visitors.

  • On Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Florida’s coastline from Pensacola to St. Mark’s will step back into maritime history by staging the second Lighthouse Challenge.
    Five lighthouse: Pensacola Lighthouse, Cape San Blas Lighthouse, Cape St. George Light, Crooked River Lighthouse and St. Mark’s Lighthouse will be open to visitors.

  • Friday

    Community blood drive at CKS
     LifeSouth, Cedar Key School and Cedar Key Community invite you to be a part of saving lives when they team up to host a blood drive on Friday, April 13.  After the high school drive from 9 a.m. until noon, look for the bloodmobile at City Hall between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

  • The Cedar Key Woman’s Club held its Installation Dinner on March 28 at the Seabreeze Restaurant in Cedar Key.
    The theme of the event was “recycling”, and true to that theme, the club’s new officers are those that served in the past.
    Officers installed include: Jane Moore, president; Debbie Franks, first vice-president (not present), Joan Selby, second vice-president; Teri Brennan, secretary; Cindy Leiner, treasurer (not present); Judy Duvall, parliamentarian; and Eileen Senecal, corresponding secretary.

  • Thursday

    Poetry reading
    Cedar Key Poets will be meeting at the Cedar Key Library on Thursday, April 5 at 5 p.m.
    Those expected to recite poetry include: Evelyn Duncan, New York State; Teri Brennan, Cedar Key; Jackie Johnson, Colorado; Ginnah Howard, New York State;  Nancy MacMilian, Ontario; Graham Duncan, New York State; Hedy Havel, Cedar Key; Jim Hoy, Cedar Key; Libby Cagle, Rosewood.
    Refreshments will be served.

    Saturday

    Butterfly walk in April

  • 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)

    Beekeeping Club
    The Levy County Beekeeping Association (LCBA) will meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at 4 West Park Ave., in Chiefland. Anyone interested in keeping bees is invited to attend.

    City Commission

  • By Toni C. Collins
    Levy County Historian
    The Federal government has conducted a census or account of its population every year since 1790. In that year the census takers, who were U.S. Marshals on horseback, counted 3.9 million inhabitants.
    Why did the government undertake such a huge project? As America expanded, the nation’s interests grew more complex and the government needed to plan for that new growth.