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  • State, schools partner to get students into real world

    Greg Ira, the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Education Director, is a man with a mission.
    “We want to make sure the students get out,” he said during a visit Thursday to Cedar Key Scrub. “We’re taking the classroom out of the school.”

  • Workforce Connection to help staff laid off by fire

    Workers displaced by last week's fire at the Rusty Rim and Coconuts restaurants will be getting a helping hand when Workforce Connection brings its mobile unit to the Cedar Key Public Library on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Laura Byrnes, spokeswoman for CLM Workforce said, "It's staff supported and has satellite internet and you can do anything with job searching."

  • Lady Eagles survive Shark attack

    In a district game on Friday night in Bronson, the Lady Eagles defeated Cedar Key 60-28. Led by junior Shay Sherman’s 15 points and eigth grader Faith Heath’s 11 points, the Lady Eagles captured its fourth district win.
    Lauren Bartholemy led the Sharks with 14 points.

  • Shark News for Jan. 26

    Get ready, and get
    excited; it’s Homecoming

    By Taryn Epperson & Montana Beckham
    Shark Correspondents
    Homecoming week is always a smash hit for the Sharks. Every day is something different to get the players ready and excited for Friday’s game. Shark Pride was the theme for this week.

  • Fund established for Tuck memorial

    Individuals interested in supporting the Kathleen Tuck memorial educational display on the horseshoe crab in Cedar Key City Park can send donations to “Memorial Fund for Kathleen Tuck” at the Drummond Community Bank in Cedar Key or by purchasing shadow boxes with crab molts (shells) available for sale at Deja Vu, 589 Second St., Cedar Key. Proceeds from the sale of the shadow boxes will help pay for the panels.
     

  • 26th spaghetti fund raiser set

    “This is our 26th annual Spaghetti Dinner, and it promises to be the best ever,” said Jane Moore, President of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club.
    Every year the Woman’s Club serves around 200 spaghetti dinners, and this is its biggest fund-raiser of the year.

  • CK Women’s Club hosting fund raiser for Fisher House

    The Cedar Key Women’s Club is fundraising for the Gainesville Fisher House.  Fisher House is a home away from home that will be built near the VA Hospital in Gainesville.  Many other states have a Fisher House, but this facility will be a place to stay for our veterans and military families receiving care at the Gainesville VA.  It will be 16,000 square feet, complete with bedrooms and living areas and kitchens on the neighboring property to the VA.  It will be available to those receiving medical care in the nearby VA facility.   

  • Refuge Night: meet the people, programs and plans tonight

    The Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges are hosting a community discussion at the Cedar Key Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m.
    Recently, the Refuges gained a new manager, deputy manager and a new wildlife officer. The community of Cedar Key will have an opportunity to learn of the Refuge’s current and planned programs and projects and interact with members of the staff representing the various programs.

  • Pelican envy

    This small pod of pelicans — spotted this weekend in Cedar Key — take advantage of the warm weather and active fish to frolic and feed.

  • State gives LIFE new life

    The last time Cedar Key School students participated in the state's Learning in Florida’s Environment (LIFE) program, they did so with the help of the Cedar Key Energy Advisory Panel and Suwannee River Water Management District.
    Today, when 50 students participate in a second LIFE program it will be with state funding. That's because an agreement with the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Environmental Education will establish the state’s 18th Learning in Florida’s Environment (LIFE) Program site in Levy County.