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  • Levy fireworks Friday

    Cedar Key

       Cedar Key will celebrate Independence Day with fireworks. Fireworks will be set off starting at dusk at Cemetery Point Park on Friday, July 4. For the best viewing, Cedar Key Police Chief Virgil Sandlin is advising visitors to park at the ball field behind the school. Signs will be posted with directions to the parking area.

  • Suwannee Cleanup needs volunteers, sponsors

    The 5th Annual Great Suwannee River Cleanup is fast approaching, and representatives with the organizations involved want people to come out and get involved.
    The cleanup, which has seen the removal of about 80,000 pounds of trash and debris from the river since 2010, consists of small cleanups during a three-month window from September through November. The year's first cleanup kicks off Saturday, Sept. 27, at 9 a.m., at the Joe Anderson Boat Ramp in Chiefland.

  • Community Calendar (week of 6-26-14)

    Today

    Volunteer training opportunities

  • School board looking to boost test scores

    By PAT FAHERTY

    Special to the Beacon

  • Trashy people hurt recycling program

    Cedar Key no longer has a recycling trailer on State Road 24 at County Road 347.
    The Raleigh Community, near Williston, lost its recycling trailer — again — after the property owner asked that it be removed.
    And the trailer at the Manatee Jiffy may be the next to disappear.

  • Republican primaries closed

    Republicans, who now hold sway in voter registration in Levy County, will have a huge voice in both County Commission seats up for grabs in the Aug. 26 primary.
    And in the county school board elections — which are nonpartisan races — all three incumbents were re-elected without opposition when candidate filing closed at noon Friday.
    Incumbents Cameron Asbell of District 1, Robert Philpot of District 3 and Rick Turner of District 5 will hold on to their seats.

  • Lions' Flag Day highway cleanup
  • Community Calendar (week of 6-19-14)

    Coming in June

    Raku party planning under way
    This summer, the Cedar Key Art Center is going to try something a little different. If you would like to participate, send an e-mail to amyjojones4@gmail.com.
    Participants will make a piece of pottery from raku clay which can be picked up from Cedar Key Pottery. A class will be planned in June, once a group is put together who will make their pieces and have them bisque fired in time for the party.
    The center is then planning a raku party for the Arts Center backyard.

  • There will be fireworks on Fourth

    Staff Report

    It took a village, but the village of Cedar Key and its friends would not allow the traditional July 4th celebration to go without a fireworks show.
    Cindy Bonish at Low Key Hideaway and Jamie Griffith of Seabreeze Restaurant among scores of other folks had $7,995 in hand by Tuesday morning, barely enough to assure that the sparklers, roman candles, chrysanthemums, stars and palms will light up the night sky.

  • Duke sets open house on gas plant

    By PAT FAHERTY
    Special to the Beacon

    Duke Energy Florida has scheduled a public open house on its proposed $1.5 billion combined-cycle natural gas plant in Citrus County.
    The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 10 at the Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River.