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  • 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.”

  • 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

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  • 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.