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Today's Features

  • The Cedar Lions Club is inviting all residents to participate in October Vision Awareness Month by bringing in used eyeglasses for recycling to the Lions Club Sweet Corn and Soda booth at the Oct. 15 and 16 Seafood Festival. Proceeds from sale of corn and sodas will be in support of our vision program which helps those in need obtain eye exams and glasses, while assisting with eye surgeries for qualified applicants.

  • The collective hearts of many men and a couple women in Cedar Key went pitter-pat on Friday when they realized that the Marina parking lot behind the fire house was full of about 50 pristine, restored vintage cars.

  • 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)

    Chamber of Commerce Meeting

    Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meets monthly on the third Thursday at 8:30 a.m. All Chamber members and those interested in becoming members are encouraged to attend. Please call 543-5600 to confirm the location.

  • The Cedar Keyhole announces Robert Goodlett, as the artist of the month for October. 

    Robert Goodlett, a native Floridian from Miami, began painting as a child and was inspired by the natural beauty in the area, including the Everglades, Atlantic beaches and exotic sunsets.

  • Most people have a list of things they would like to do before they die, but few people actually do items on that list three times. Peg and Russ Hall are two of those rare people. 

  • The Sawgrass Club of Cedar Key presents school supplies and a check to Cedar Key School totaling approximately $350. From left: Sawgrass member Eileen Senecal, CKS Principal Sue Ice, CKS Student Government President Claire Brown, Sawgrass members Pam Oakley and Judy Duvall.

  • September 11, 2001

    That fateful day in September, ten years past, Anne and I were on a trip up the coast. The plan was to spend two weeks at our leisure on a journey, sight seeing, exploring, thinking, writing, doing our art.

    Not much went toward our intentions. As the days unfolded, I recorded them and published some of the thoughts and observations in the Cedar Key Beacon. Much of what follows was printed there:

    A Transition From Positive Expectations

  • Cedar Key may be the “Clam Capital of the World.” However, Homer, Alaska, is the official halibut capital of the world. In fact, like Cedar Key’s clam claim, there’s a sign at the city limits that says so.

  • As a youngster growing up in Canada, Susan Coffin was well aware of the Inuit custom of carving animals. It was something she learned about at the age of nine, when she received a carved stone duck.

  • Eva Marie Everson knew she had come to the right place when she crossed the No. 4 bridge and her cell phone service promptly stopped working.