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  • Levy unemployment drops to 11.4
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  • Cedar Key to be highlighted on upcoming Florida TV show

    The hosts and crew of “How To Do Florida” recently came to Cedar Key to video a segment on kayak fishing, a Low Country Boil done Cedar Key-style, and the Cedar Key community.

    Show host Chad Crawford and Chef Justin Timineri of the Florida Department of Agriculture’s Fresh from Florida program teamed up for the adventure. Only a few in town knew of the event and were invited to participate.

  • Cedar Key to be highlighted on upcoming Florida TV show

    The hosts and crew of “How To Do Florida” recently came to Cedar Key to video a segment on kayak fishing, a Low Country Boil done Cedar Key-style, and the Cedar Key community.

    Show host Chad Crawford and Chef Justin Timineri of the Florida Department of Agriculture’s Fresh from Florida program teamed up for the adventure. Only a few in town knew of the event and were invited to participate.

  • Staff heads out on two wheels

    Police Chief Virgil Sandlin is ready to go on patrol using the new Cedar Key Police Department’s bicycle. It is one of three bikes obtained by the city and CRA and they are already being used by the officers and staff for quick trips around town. It even has flashing red and blue lights.

    The bikes were obtained through the Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant, which also is paying for solar panels on city hall and the community center, and additional energy improvements on city buildings.

  • Conservation Corner

    by Tom Deverin
    Special to the Beacon

    On Feb.15, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection awarded the Cedar Key School the statewide Recycle Pledge Drive Award at a special awards ceremony.
    The Sharks won this award because they solicited more recycling pledges per student than another other school in the state.

  • Tide turning for island businesses

    The past month, in general, and the past two weeks in particular have put a smile on local business owners faces and probably, their bank accounts, too.

    The restaurants have been busy and, according to Eric Jungklaus of Tony’s Seafood, “this was our busiest week yet." He has kept statistics on every day’s sales since he opened in 2005. Each month in 2010 beat the same month from the prior year. So far, “2011 has blown the roof off," he said.

  • 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.