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  • Seafood Festival promises good food and fun

    Tons of delicious seafood, a parade, live music on the Gulf and shopping in historic downtown Cedar Key – What more could anyone want? The 40th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival takes place this weekend Saturday Oct. 17 and Sunday Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Now's your chance - Cedar Keys Lighthouse is open this weekend

    Seahorse Key gets its name from the shape of the island but its rich history is complex: a detention camp for displaced Seminole Indians, an outpost with a lighthouse built in 1854 to guide ships into the port of Cedar Key, and a prison during the Civil War.

  • Conservation Corner: National Parks PBS documentary announcement

     Connie Nelson’s recent Conservation Corner story mentioned that John Muir – who walked from Jeffersonville, Indiana, to Cedar Key in 1867 – worked with President Theodore Roosevelt to establish America’s National Park Service.  

  • Lions Host Toastmasters International Presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 22

    The public is invited to the Cedar Key Lions Club Speakers Night on Tuesday, Sept 22 at 7 pm.

  • Island readies for coastal cleanup

    As summer comes to an end, residents of Cedar Key, along with volunteers around the world, are preparing for the world's largest annual cleanup of beaches and waterways – the International Coastal CleanupTM (ICC), coordinated by The Ocean Conservancy.

    This Saturday, Sept. 19 an estimated one million volunteers will comb beaches, lake shores, river banks, and even underwater sites in at least 74 countries and 54 U.S. states and territories.

  • Gal not dangerous in divided 3-2 decision

    City of Cedar Key commissioners voted Tuesday night that George Sresovich’s dog Gal is not dangerous after all, reversing a previous decision.

    Revisiting the case was prompted by the city attorney, who while finalizing the paperwork, concluded that the City may not have had sufficient documentation to designate Gal as a dangerous dog and that the May 19 hearing may not have complied with Florida law.

  • Citizens group explores youth center options

    “We took the challenge – there is a need for a youth program,” said Bill Delaino, leader of a citizens group that has been exploring options and possible locations for a community youth center. He presented an update of the group’s findings to the City of Cedar Key Commission last Tuesday night.

    “We’ve been looking wherever possible to incorporate programs for adults and seniors as well,” he said.

  • Pat O'Neal earns top certification

    My take on Community Development

    By Pat O’Neal, PCED

  • Chamber survey card results in for 1st quarter

    The Chamber of Commerce collected 95 survey cards from its radio ad program during the first quarter ending July 27. The cards, part of the agreement with the Community Redevelopment Agency that funded the project, ask visitors how they found Cedar Key.

    Of the 95 returned, 45 stated “friend or family,” and 49 reported “other.” One stated “Radio Ad.”

  • CK Chamber auction raises over $5000

    Approximately 100 people turned out for the Chamber of Commerce annual auction held Sunday at the historic Island Hotel on 2nd Street.

    A total of 65 bidding cards were assigned, according to Chamber Office Manager Judy Johnson.

    The auction raised over $5,000, which is more than last year, Johnson said. The auction is the Chamber’s largest fundraiser of the year and all proceeds benefit Chamber business.

    Matt Warren was the auctioneer, filling in for previously scheduled Chad “Cracker” Johnson, who was unable to make it.