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  • Cedar Key Women's Club supports our troops

    The Cedar Key Woman’s Club recently donated $2,000 to the Fisher House of Gainesville. Presenting the donation at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center on behalf of the CKWC, Eileen Senecal proudly poses with Michelle Howard, the Fisher House Manager. Eileen Senecal represents and lives the spirit of giving to this worthy cause—a cause she initiated 7 years ago.

  • Tale of a whale

    By C L Watson, Beacon Correspondent

    Charity and David Hyatt experienced one of the most amazing sights Sunday, Feb. 18, while fishing southwest of Seahorse Key when a 2-year-old juvenile male North Atlantic right whale breached the water very close to their boat. They photographed and took videos of the whale that caused a stir in Cedar Key.

  • Scouts help clean up the Cedar Key Cemetery

    By Deborah Goad, Beacon Correspondent

    Cedar Key Cemetery has endured many storms. Cedar Key Cub Scout Pack 114 and St. Petersburg Boy Scout Troop 209 joined to clean up the cemetery Saturday, April 15.

    St. Petersburg assistant scoutmaster Rob Hudson recently visited his father, Bob Hudson, who lives in Cedar Key. After a stroll through the cemetery, Rob noted the downed trees and debris scattered about and came up with an idea.

  • March students of the month
  • CK Open nabs over $5.5K for Fire Rescue

    The momentum continues to grow for the annual Cedar Key Open Golf Tournament.

    On March 7, the charity event set a new mark for itself in its third edition, raising $5,513 for the Cedar Key Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

    In three years, it’s raised $13,139 for local causes. Last year’s funds went toward the Cedar Key Library.

    With 88 competitors and 22 teams, participation also saw an uptick for the Open.

  • Lisa P. Young Fine Art & Design to Display at the Festival

    Lisa P. Young Art admirers are encouraged to check out her booth at Cedar Key’s 54th Annual Fine Arts Festival taking place March 24th from 10 am to 5 pm and March 25th from 10 am to 4 pm on Historic 2nd Street in Cedar Key, FL.

  • Cedar Key Historical Society has the Key to Open Doors to the Past

    Cedar Key Historical Society will open the doors to ten of Cedar Key’s Historic houses, churches and hotels on Saturday, April 7.  Five of the tours are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with an additional five tours scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Plan to visit all ten locations.  Easy-to-follow maps will be available.  In addition, tour locations will display festive banners and signs to guide ticket holders to the door!

  • 54th Annual Spring Arts Festival Old Florida Celebration of the Arts

    The hours are from 10 a.m. To 5 p.m, Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24. The Cedar Key Arts Center is the coordinating sponsor of this event. This events was named one of the top ten arts festivals in America in 2016.

    For information visit cederkeyartscenter.org.

  • Cedar Key City Gala raises $4,000 for Cedar Key Youth Program

    By Pat Bonish

    The Cedar Key Community Center was the spot to be March 6 on the quiet little island as the first Cedar Key City Gala was hosted to a sold-out crowd. With hope this will be the start of an annual event to help raise money for the Cedar Key Youth Program, a program that has been continuously running for more than 70 years.

    This first event raised $4,000 with ticket sales and more in donations from those in the audience. A silent auction only added to the youth programs.

  • CF hosts Preview Night for future enrollees

    The College of Central Florida Levy Campus held its Preview Night March 1 for students looking to continue their education at the local campus.

    Attendees had their $30 admission fees waived for their participation.

    Workshops were available for prospective students, offering guidance on topics like financial aid, dual enrollment, CF student life and registration.