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  • Bridges meeting March 30

    The Florida Department of Transportation is returning to Cedar Key on March 30 to show residents the final plans being made to replace three bridges on the island. The bridges have been a hot topic since the initial open house FDOT hosted in October 2014.

    The open house will be at the Cedar Key Community Center from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by a public comment period beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    The department is proposing to replace the following bridges:

  • Bridges meeting March 30

    The Florida Department of Transportation is returning to Cedar Key on March 30 to show residents the final plans being made to replace three bridges on the island. The bridges have been a hot topic since the initial open house FDOT hosted in October 2014.

    The open house will be at the Cedar Key Community Center from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by a public comment period beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    The department is proposing to replace the following bridges:

  • Seahorse Key is closed

     

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service announces the seasonal closure of Seahorse Key, the site of the rookery of approximately 20,000 birds.  When the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge says, “Wildlife Comes First!” they’re serious.  Seahorse Key, its beaches, and the 300 foot perimeter are posted CLOSED from March 1, through the last day of June.  The beaches will be accessible July 1 once again.  

  • Reel-y into recycling

     

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES

    editor@cedarkeybeacon.com

  • It's Option 1 on C Street Bridge

    The Cedar Key Commission has decided to recommend the C Street/Dock Street bridge be torn down and replaced without any temporary replacement during the 18-24 month construction time.

  • Cedar Key blood drive Friday, Feb. 13

    What difference can a single donation make? One figure frequently cited is that one pint of blood can save up to three lives, since it can provide three lifesaving products: red blood cells, plasma and platelets.

  • Mural is dedicated

     The Friends of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge partnered with the Cedar Key Arts Center this year to sponsor a new mural featuring the 2015 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts design contest theme, “Seeing the Art in Nature.”  

  • Reading is fun
  • Works of Bill Roberts on exhibit through February

     The works of Bill Roberts, artist and author, will be on exhibit during February at Brick City Center for the Arts, 25 SW Broadway St., Ocala.

    The exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 6 with a reception at 6 p.m.

    All I Ever Wanted to be was a Cowboy exhibit is the work of 82-year- old Roberts. His book of short stories is a reflection of cow hunting in Florida beginning at the tender age of 13 and continuing for the next 35 years. 

  • Levy County goes purple

    Levy County has joined a growing number of cities and counties that have declared themselves appreciative of its veterans who have been injured or killed in combat and awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the oldest American military decoration. 

    County Veterans Service Office Director Robert Lowyns presented the Levy County Commission with a proclamation honoring the Purple Heart recipients for dying or being wounded while engaged in combat with enemy forces and the commissioners approved it unanimously.