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  • Museum closing, part deux: Who visits CK state park

    The state parks department's controversial proposal to cut 53 state park facilities that host less than 60,000 visitors — including Cedar Ket State Museum Park — has been rescinded. The fears of closings were eased when Gov. Rick Scott's budget proposal, released last week, included funding to keep the facilities open.

  • Raku party attracts hairy potters

    Amy and Henry Gernhart hosted their annual Raku Party this past Saturday at their studio just off of Cedar Key. Space was limited so, only a lucky few attended the event. Even pottery novices were welcomed because Henry had prepared the hand-formed pieces prior to the party and guests simply had to paint their

    designs or glazes on, wait as they were fired and pack up their wares for the trip home.

  • Is this the museum’s end?

    For the second time in as many years, the Cedar Key State Museum is under scrutiny and consideration for “temporary” closure. The announcement came earlier this week that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection had determined that in order to meet the 15 percent budget reduction required for

    the new fiscal year, it would have to close a total of 53 parks and facilities around the state, including several in the Levy and Alachua County areas.

  • Gas Card Fund for medical travel established

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    Brain child of local Realtor and Lion - Jennie Pinto

  • Rosewood researcher speaks at Cedar Key

  • CLAMERICA Celebration “clams up” in 2011

    After seven years of successfully sponsoring the CLAMERICA Celebration on the 4th of July in Cedar Key, the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association announced last week that the 2011 festival will not be held.

    Although organizers said they are not “happy as clams” over their decision, there were several factors to consider:

    • The national holiday falls on a weekday this year, which would require downsizing the event.

  • Cedar Key woman charged in Williston Burglary

    Four people, including one from Cedar Key, were arrested on Monday on a variety of felony charges relating to a break-in at a Williston home where about $20,000 in belongings — a safe, jewelry, prescription pills —plus a car were taken, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Department press release.

  • Craig L. Allen

    Craig L. Allen, 38, died unexpectedly Jan. 21, 2011 at his home in Turkey Creek, Alachua, FL. Craig grew up in Cedar Key, graduated from Cedar Key High School with honors in 1990 and was a member of Cedar Key United Methodist Church.

    He was passionate about many sports - with tennis, golf and Gators being his favorites. Craig graduated from UCF in 1995 with a Bachelors in Business Finance and was currently employed at SOI.

  • Don Smith Memorial Service

    The memorial Service for Don Smith will be held Saturday, January 15 at 2pm at the Christ Epsicopal Church on the corner of SR 24 and F Street.

  • Website created to educate and foster discussion on racism

    Edward Gonzalez-Tennant could be called a man of racial violence. Not because he practices it, but because he searches it out, hoping to bring it to the surface.

    In 2005, that search brought him to Rosewood, a once predominantly black town in Levy County that was destroyed in a race riot in 1923.

    Gonzalez-Tennant, a doctoral candidate and anthropology instructor at the University of Florida, said Monday, “Until that point (in 2005), nobody had done extensive academic research on Rosewood.”