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Today's Features

  • 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)

  • If you Google the history of the zentangle, you really won't find anything that specific on the subject because it is something that defies a tidy definition. When you look at an example, at first glance, it may just appear to be a bunch of doodles.

    But, it is more than that. Some practitioners believe that it serves as a form of meditation. There is some deliberate thought involved initially but they easily fall into a rhythmic, relaxed state as they draw the different designs.

  • In commemoration of the recent changes in food laws in Florida, specifically regarding “cottage” cooking laws, I thought writing about my recent venture into jam-making was in order.

  • The Cedar Keyhole Gallery Artist of the Month for August is Joanne Pirzer. She uses the skills of woodworker, painter and sculptor in combining various types of wood into an overall wall hanging. It may be a tropical or wildlife scene but the sense of realistic presentation is immediately striking. 

  • The OFCA Planning Committee is looking for artists interested in developing artwork for our 2012 event. The competition allows artists to use any reproducible medium (painting, drawing, photography, collage, etc.). All entries will be exhibited at the Cedar Key Arts Center from Oct. 1 until Nov. 2, 2011. 

    Artists will have the opportunity to put their pieces up for sale while on display. A panel of judges will decide and announce the Design Award Winner on Friday, Oct. 14.

  • Tucked away off Hodges Avenue is arguably the ugliest circa 1960’s building on the island. But don’t let that put you off.  Inside and around the property are a variety of things to do and see that will make you forget the bad architecture.

  •     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