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  • Chamber of Commerce elects new leader

    Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce members have chosen a proven and experienced businessman to lead them through the next year with the unanimous election of  Eric Jungklaus, owner of Tony’s Seafood at the Annual Meeting on Monday.

  • Show is on

    The city's fireworks show will go on despite the suspension of the companion event, Clamerica.The Cedar Key City Commission decided on Tuesday to reject a suggestion that the fireworks be moved from its traditional July 4 show — which falls on a Monday this year — to July 3.

  • You’ll need a subscription to see website

    Staff
    Beginning Thursday, March 17, the Cedar Key Beacon website, www.cedarkeybeacon.com, will transition to a subscription-based news and information site.
    The Beacon will  offer its valued newspaper subscribers complete access to all of the news and features currently in the print product, plus a number of online-only features such as videos, slideshows, reader interaction and more. A digital version of every issue of the newspaper will also be available to subscribers online.

  • Cedar Key survives fake disaster exercise

    Cedar Key had a run of bad luck last week — all of it on paper. All of it hypothetical.
    There was the no-name storm that passed through causing flooding, wind damage, and forcing evacuations. The city was hosting its “First Annual Demon Rum Cedar Key Fishing Tournament,” so there was damage to boats and vehicles parked all over town.
    Then the big blue marina facility caught fire. That sent  5,500 gallons of oil and fuel gushing into local waters for a three-mile area.

  • Agenda for City Commission Meeting

    CITY OF CEDAR KEY AGENDA
    Feb. 22, 2011 6 p.m.

    1. Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Public Comment
    3. Good News
    4. Approval of Minutes: January 11, 2011 and January 18, 2011
    5. Request for Permit Fee to be waived for Arts Festival
    6. Proclamation of the Mayor Calling for City Election
    7. Resolution 324: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF CEDAR KEY, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; ACKNOWLEDGING COMPLETION OF THE ANCHOR HOLE BOAT RAMP PROJECT FUNDED BY THE UNITED STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RURAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICE.

  • Kiosk Erected at Trail’s End

    On Jan. 20, Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy (FNCC) erected a kiosk at the end of the Railroad Trestle Trail. The trail begins on Grove Avenue, just east of SR 24 and ends at the old railroad trestle that crosses the number four channel. The kiosk provides a resting place for trail visitors before they return to the starting point.

  • Help find Michael Jackson - the lost cat

    LOST CAT - Long-haired black male cat with white "tuxedo" on his chest that comes up onto his cheeks and around his mouth.  Soft, quiet meow - "answers" to "Kitty Boy" or "Michael Jackson".  Call 352-543-5463 or 215-0642.

  • 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.