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  • Cedar Key FFA collecting bottles of water or eye drops to benefit firefighters.

    The Cedar Key FFA is hosting a bottled water and eye drop drive for the firefighters that have been tirelessly working on our wildfires in both south and north Florida. If you are interested in donating bottled water or eye drops to the men and women putting their lives on the line to protect homes, property, and families please drop off goods at Cedar Key School and the FFA will pick them up.

  • Sanders returns to Cedar Key for small boat weekend

    The “small boat weekend” in Cedar Key was the second-time Roger Sanders attended the event that is not organization, there are no plans or no program for the annual get-together of trailer sailors in Cedar Key, but the weekend of May 6-7 marked 33 years that small boat sailors have trailered their boats to Cedar Key for a weekend of sailing on the Gulf.

    The 70-year-old Tampa resident has a history with the island community dating back to 1968 as an undergraduate student in biology.

  • Antique Beetle Cat at "small boat weekend"

    Lonnie Black, of Avon Park, took his antique 12-foot fiberglass Beetle Cat to the “small boat weekend” May 6 in Cedar Key though he opted not to put it in the water because of the high wind and his sail was getting old.

    “This boat was built in 1947. This is [one of] the first production fiberglass sailboats ever built,” he said. “This boat is out of the first run of boats built by Carl Beetle. He called it a Beetle Boat Swan.”

  • Join in for the 33 annual Cedar Key Small Boat Meet

    Friday through Sunday May 5th, 6th and 7th. This big gathering of traditional small craft will include sailboats, canoes, kayaks, and more. The event is organized by the West Coast Trailer Sailing Squadron and is a regular event twice yearly in Cedar Key.

    Be prepared to see the island city packed with lots of interesting small craft sailboats and the accompanying sailors. You will see day-sailors, canoes, kayaks and other small sailing vessels.

  • Cedar Key seeks to extend city limit

    In a move aimed at consolidating  unincorporated land around Cedar Key, Mayor Heath Davis sought consent Tuesday from the Levy County Commission to annex pieces of land located south of the No. 4 Channel, which borders the mainland where Highway 24 passes over.

  • Old Florida Celebration of the Arts is April 8-9

    The 2017 Old Florida Celebration of the arts is planned for April 8 – 9 and this week continues the countdown of the Top 10 reasons to attend the celebration of the arts, one of the Top 10 art fairs in America, according to the 2016 artfaircalendar.com survey.

  • Dock Street in Cedar Key to close

    Levy County Parks and Recreation reported a street closing in Cedar Key.

    Dock Street in Cedar Key will be closed Monday,  March 13 until further notice due to hurricane road repairs.  

  • Bones found near site of missing plane

    DNA testing will be done on bones found in the area off Cedar Key where a single engine plane crashed.

    On Feb. 12, a single engine plane bound for Cedar Key crashed into the Gulf of Mexico approximately 6 miles south southeast of the island. The pilot, Jasper Jerrels, 65, passengers, Jerrels’ 17-year-old Dylan Jerrels and Hue Singletary perished.

  • Workout on Waterfront 'Repurpose It Regatta' is a first for Cedar Key

    Sailors with a knack for building their own seaworthy vessels will join in the fun March 18 in Cedar Key for the first “Workout on the Waterfront Repurpose-It-Regatta.”

  • Goodlett is March artist of the month

    The March Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole Artist Co-op is Bob Goodlett.  

    Bob creates stunning Florida landscapes using oil paints.