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Today's Features

  •     There is secret garden at the corner of 6th and E Streets and you are welcome to drop in any time. Tonya Sprong has reestablished her business, “Beauty By The Yard” at her home, after a short stint on 2nd Street.
        She is not a fan of four walls and loves the opportunity and inspiration for creativity that her back yard provides under the sheltering branches of a giant oak tree.

  • Cassie Lozier, age 10, and her dog, Chase, take a break in front of her aunt Julie Gore’s shop on State Road 24. She, her two dogs and a friend had been out collecting sea water for a new salt water aquarium she was assembling - with some help. They later went out and caught a variety of ocean critters to stock the tank with and, according to her aunt, it’s coming along just swimmingly.

  • Al Anon
    Al Anon meets every Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church on the corner of SR 24 and 5th Streets. The meeting is non-smoking and open to the public.

    Chamber of Commerce
    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.

    City Commission

  • By Janeice Smith, 5th Grade Teacher,  Cedar Key Elementary

  • Some tales are hard to believe, but this one is absolutely true as relayed by Miss Grace Cowart and her mom, Molly.

  • Sometimes, It takes a rough patch before you realize how lucky you really are and that you have friends you didn’t know existed.  That was the case for Jennie Pinto.

    In late May, Pinto, a real estate agent and Cedar Key resident, was loaded into a car by her friend Ken Young and driven to Shands, in Gainesville. Her health had been deteriorating for two years, but on May 23, it hit rock bottom, and she was barely able to walk.

  • There was once a real estate appraiser in a large city on the west coast of Florida getting pressured by banks to “help us make the numbers work.” 

    So he decided after many years in the business to close shop, mail his license back to Tallahassee and instead, become a police officer. Nine years ago, at the age of 55, that man was Officer John McMullen. 

  • Remember the smell of caps when you were growing up? You know, the paper strand that you unrolled and then whacked with a hammer? It made a pop and had a cool smell? Now, multiply that smell by 100 and that sound by 10,000.  That is what happens when the fireworks are going off - up close and personal.  

    Starting Sunday afternoon, Cedar Key Fire Chief Robert Robinson unpacked the fireworks that were delivered earlier in the week and sorted them by size into several metal garbage cans.

  • Next time you flush your toilet, give a silent thank-you to the men who work at the Cedar Key Sewage Treatment Plant and be glad it is them, and not you, who work there.

    Then, thank them again when you see them around town.

    A tour of the plant on Tuesday by the proud manager, Jack Hotalling, revealed more than any resident would ever want to know, see or smell about the facility.

  • Back in mid-winter, when the FFA Aquaculture team was beginning to practice for the state contest, the team asked me, “If we win the state, will you take us charter fishing?”