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  • Click here to vote for Cedar Key as coolest town in America by February 11th.

    You probably already think that Cedar Key is one of the coolest towns in America, but did you know that you can vote in an online poll and make sure it is officially the coolest small town in America?

    For the past five years, Budget Travel magazine has profiled up-and-coming American towns that really stand out. The towns must be part hip, part humble and must offer visitors a truly authentic experience. For the past three years they have offered an online poll to help deter- mine who is the coolest.

  • The other good news about water conservation

    The City of Cedar Key recently received and implemented a grant from The Suwannee River Water Management District. Low flow toilets and sensor activated faucets were installed in the City Park, the Elementary School, City Hall and the Community Center. 

  • Bid hearing drags out commission meeting

    STAFF REPORT

  • Account set up at Drummond for Colson Family

    An account has been set up at Drummond Bank to assist the family of Sue Colson with medical bills and the cost of gas to go back and forth to Shands. Anything you can do to help is welcome. 

  • December Garden Of the Month

    Twenty five years ago, Nolen and Daisy Freeman’s yard was named the Cedar Key Garden of the Month, but their yard has evolved quite a bit since then. The first award came after they artfully arranged 91 beautifully planted pots. However, the plants were not native or tolerant of Cedar Key’s weather. During cold snaps, all 91 plants had to be brought inside their home to wait out the unforgiving frosts - even if it spoiled their vacation plans. Something just had to change. 

  • Drilling Ban to remain in the Eastern Gulf

    The Obama administration's decision to continue a ban
    on drilling in the federal waters of the eastern Gulf of
    Mexico until 2022, in the wake of the BP oil spill, is being
    greeted warmly in Cedar Key and Levy County - where
    seafood production, tourism and the pristine coastline were
    at risk.
    U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar was
    expected to make the announcement on Wednesday afternoon
    and few details were known beyond reports from a senior
    Obama administration official saying that the eastern
    Gulf will no longer be considered for leasing. A month

  • Holiday season kicks off in Cedar Key

    It is official - the holiday season is underway in Cedar Key.
    Friday evening, a tree-lighting ceremony took place at City Park. About 100 people
    met and enjoyed the lighted and decorated cedar tree. Beverages and snacks were
    available at the large pavilion in exchange for a donation to the Chamber of
    Commerce.
    Saturday evening, the festivities continued with a street dance - better known as the
    “Jingle bell sock hop”. A section of Second Street was blocked off, tables and an open
    dance area were available and a DJ made sure everyone’s feet kept moving.

  • Tourism chiefs coming to CK in 2012

    When the Levy County Tourism Development Council met on Nov. 18, Kathy Carver received a plaque from Chairwoman Helen Koehler that honored her and showed the Council’s appreciation for her perfect attendance in 2010.

  • Sewer rehab begins on Second Street

     By Greg Lang

    CRA Director

    Work on the utilities improvement phase has been progressing

    well. Because of the efficient and skilled crews of

    the contractor, dry weather and assistance from James

    McCain and his quality men the utility work is ahead of

    schedule and on budget.

    Because the CRA funded work is ahead of schedule and

    because the Small Communities Development Block Grant

    funded work has not yet been given the final OK to proceed,

  • Concealed weapons class is Jan. 8

    Need a concealed weapons permit? Want to be taught by

    current and retired law enforcement military firearms

    instructors?

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office will sponsor a class

    Jan. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1p.m. at 9150 NE 80th Ave , Bronson.

    Proceeds will benefit First Baptist Church Bronson Youth

    and their summer mission trip to Haiti.

    The cost is $55 if you register online at

    www.Levypistolclass.info or $60 the day of class.