Local News

  • Pirates everywhere
  • It's raining on this fishy parade

    Rain, rain, go away! Let's bring ya' back another day.

    Boy this has been a wet week so far definitely some fall type weather. After the spring we had it would be nice if the weather patterns returned to a so called normal.

    As we move forward wet days and cool air should be a big part of October and it should give way to some darn good fishing. And most days will be really nice temperatures for being outside in general. Our redfish bite will stabilize some and the trout bite will increase.

  • Artist of the month

    The October Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole in Cedar Key is mosaic artist Marsha Schwartz.

    She employs Venetian glass, pique assiette (broken china) and found object techniques to create her works, often combining the three mediums in one piece. Her art is original and colorful, using this ancient technique in new and interesting ways.

  • Lions prepping for 46th Annual Seafood Festival

    Come out to Cedar Key Oct. 17 and Oct. 18 for the best in seafood, arts and crafts, a Seafood Festival parade and live music on the Gulf as the Cedar Key Lions Club celebrates the essence of the island community. The event will open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. both days.

  • The case of the missing birds

    A.B. Sidibe

    Staff writer

    Summer may be over, but in this corner of the state, scientists and avid birders spent our warmest months trying to figure out what caused 10,000 to 20,000 birds to hurriedly abandon the Florida Gulf Coast's largest rookery in the middle of nesting season.

  • Fire performers bring music to life with flames, fanfare — a touch of danger

    The heat of moving fire in the dusk hours makes for an exciting and dangerous performance – one of the highlights of the Cedar Key Pirate Invasion.

    Fire performer Ryan Murphy of Clearwater, who goes by the pirate name McFly, said he travels around the state to perform his craft.

    "It's just a lot of fun," Murphy said.

    The most dangerous part, he said, is breathing fire.

  • Celebrate World Heart Day on Sept. 29 Learn Hands-Only CPR

    Bronson – In celebration of World Heart Day, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Florida Department of Health in Levy County is promoting heart health by hosting Hands-Only™ CPR training. World Heart Day is an annual event created by the World Heart Foundation to remind everyone that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death. The theme for 2015 is creating heart healthy environments.

  • Cedar Key School earns prestigious athletic awards

    Emily Smith

    Shark Correspondent

    Once again, it’s time for a well-deserved celebration over at Cedar Key School! Last year, due to the integrity shown by the hardworking athletes, CKS was presented the Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award by the Florida High School Athletic Association. This marks the fourth time in the last nine years that the school has received this honor and, as always, it wouldn’t have been achieved without the many helping hands of supportive parents and dedicated fans.

  • Living the dream

    Alicia Neal

    Shark Correspondent

    Mrs. Terri Wisdom has always wanted to be a teacher, and when she and her husband spotted the opening, she gave Cedar Key a shot.

  • It’s Mathematical

    Heather Sikes

    Shark Correspondent

    Mrs. Marissa DeHaven may be new to teaching high school but she is no stranger to Cedar Key. As a high school graduate of Cedar Key, DeHaven went on to Central Florida Community College where she obtained her Associate's degree. Despite her childhood aspirations of becoming a dolphin trainer at SeaWorld, she ultimately decided to become a math teacher.