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  • Levy to get air medical service in 2018

    PHI Air Medical, a medical air service company, was granted a certification by the Levy County Board of County Commissioners Nov. 7 to open an air ambulance service in Levy County.

    The BOCC approved a required Certification of Public Convenience and Necessity after hearing from PHI Air Medical regional director Sean O’Neal and Levy County Department of Public Safety director Mitch Harrell as well as medical director Dr. Charles Wayne, of UF Shands.

  • CKS gym gets shiny touch-up

    By Anna Lavoie-Ingram, CKS journalism class

    David Sweet and George Douglas from the Levy County School Board were at Cedar Key School last week to repaint and touch-up the bright purple waves and shiny yellow pride on the gymnasium walls.

    While painting, these guys crack jokes, laughed, and clearly enjoyed what they are doing.

    David and George said they come to CKS every five years with three gallons of yellow paint and 10 gallons of purple, then spend six to seven days painting the gym.

  • Pumpkin pickup

    CKS offers many thanks to the Cedar Key United Methodist Church for once again making the Pumpkin Patch happen for the little Sharks!

    Every year just before Halloween, volunteers at the church are waiting to help the elementary students select a pumpkin and complete an arts and crafts project.

    Mrs. Shewey's first graders – shown in the photo – were among those who made the trek this year.

  • Cedar Key Community Garden stands as tribute to City’s unique charm

    The Cedar Key Community Garden, located on 2nd Street by the Island Hotel, recently had a Fall cleanup doing the usual garden maintenance activities.

    Things like renewing the mulch around the beds, pruning vegetation, putting more compost in beds that had settled. The communal transplant bed was planted with seed for cool weather crops like lettuce, spinach, kale, chard, beets, collards, etc.

    In about three weeks, all the garden members will then share the transplants, which will shorten the time to harvest. We got a lot done.

  • CKS first-quarter honor roll

    Congratulations to the hardworking Shark scholars who made the All-A or All-A/B honor rolls for the first nine weeks of school.

    Grade 6, All A’s – Kaylie Lauer; Alyssa McCain. Grade 6, A/B – Brianna Dolan; Adriana Girlder; Anna Keller; Lori Moser; Justice Winfield.

    Grade 7, All A’s – Kendall Bailey; Alexis Crum. Grade 7, A/B – Garrett Campbell; Allie Collins; Audrey Collins; Alessio DiBari; Baylie Doty; Tori Fisher; Tamela Greenhaw; Tanner Parks; Haiden Simpson.

  • Register for fall workshops

    The Cedar Key Arts Center’s Fall Workshops are now open for registration. Everyone is welcome to attend and you do not need to be a CKAC member. You can register at the Cedar Keyhole or by contacting the workshop instructor directly. For more information go to CedarKeyArtsCenter.org.

    November workshops include:

  • Lone Cabbage Key restoration planned

    By Rebecca Gallagher
    Beacon Correspondent

    UF/IFAS held a forum Oct. 26 to discuss a project to restore an oyster reef known as Lone Cabbage Key. The project is a collaborative effort with U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the University of Florida.

  • 2017 Seafood Festival Parade Provides Fun for All

    By Lion Steve Rosenthal, Parade Committee Chairman

    The 2017 Cedar Key Seafood Festival kicked off Saturday morning with one of its perennial favorites - the Parade down First Street and Dock Street.

  • Vote for the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts

    Please help the Cedar Key Arts Center and Cedar Key community by voting for the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in ArtFairCalendar.com's annual survey.

    Last year the event was named one of the Top Ten Art Fairs in America. Being on this list helps attract top artists and art enthusiasts to our annual Spring Arts Festival which in turn helps participating non-profit groups and local businesses in addition to the Cedar Key Arts Center, which serves as the coordinating sponsor.

  • CKS students prepare for Pumpkin Catapult Olympics

    By Whitney Neal

    Members of the CKS Enrichment and Gifted Program tested out their catapults for the Pumpkin Catapult Olympics coming up on Friday. Program members will be competing to see whose catapult can shoot Halloween candy the farthest!

    The catapults were designed and built by the students using popsicle sticks, plastic spoons, rubber bands, and glue. The popsicle sticks provide a wedge to give the catapult momentum. The spoons are candy carriers and the rubber bands and glue are used to hold everything together.