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  • Easter Joy

    Baby Lena had a great time at the Easter Egg Hunt, Party and Dog Parade on Sunday at Cedar Key City Park.

    She was one of many who turned out for the annual celebration sponsored by the Faraway Inn owners Doreen and Oliver Bauer, the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce and the various Cedar Key businesses, individuals and volunteers. Lena's day included visits with several characters in costume, including the Easter bunny, an elephant and a dalmatian. 

  • Old Florida Celebration of the Arts

    Joseph Fry

    Sculpture , Booth 49

    Clanton, Alabama

    Best of Show

     

    Steve Andrews

    Painting, Booth 54

    Tallahassee, Florida

    Best 2D

     

    Leland Williams

    Sculpture, Booth 107

    Crescent City, FL

    Best 3D

     

    Shoshana Matthews

    Award of Excellence

    Fiber, Booth 91

     

    Cynthia Pagel

    Award of Excellence

  • Say no to mosquitos

    It's that time of year again, things are starting to bloom and warmer temperatures are bringing out the bugs.

    After getting a lot of rain over the winter, Matt Weldon, director of Mosquito Control and director of Parks and Recreation for Levy County, said he thinks we're going to have a good bit of mosquitos this spring.

    Right around dusk and dawn are when mosquitos are the worst, so be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and make sure you are covered up, Weldon said.

  • A dream for Jacob

    One Cedar Key student is chasing his dreams of working in the field of special effects.

    The Cedar Key School's art club is raising money to send 11th grade student Jacob Bishop to Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota for a summer art program.

    “He draws all the time,” said Art Club Director and ESE teacher at Cedar Key School Zandy Zettler, during the art festival on Saturday, adding his career goal is to work in special effects and “he's always known what he's wanted to do.”

  • County EMS collections above state average

    The Levy County Commission voted 3-1, with Commissioner Lilly Rooks of Rosewood dissenting, to write off $302,541.60 owed to the Emergency Medical Service, sending collectible debt to the EMS contractor who will pursue payments. It also approved writing off $2,643.85 in bad debt for the Department of Public Safety.

  • FDOT up to 8 plans for C/Dock Street Bridge

    Possible plans for the replacement C/Dock Street bridge are up to eight possible options with the introduction of the latest, No. 8, at an open house and public comment session hosted by the Florida Department of Transportation on Tuesday evening at the Cedar Key Community Center.

    It is one of three bridges proposed for replacement with construction planned for Fiscal Year 2017, beginning July 1, 2016. The other two on Gulf Boulevard at Daughtry Bayou and Lewis Pass.

  • Two department heads hired

     

    The Cedar Key Commission held a special meeting on Wednesday, March 11, and decided on two individuals to hire for department head openings. 

    City employee Bill Crandley was offered and has accepted the Public Works Director position via a phone call with Mayor Dale Register and City Clerk Teresa George. His annual salary is $35,000 and he begins his new job on Saturday, March 21.

  • Davis regains seat on commission

    Former city commissioner and mayor Heath Davis will be back on the Cedar Key City Commission soon, after his candidacy for Seat 1 in the May election did not draw any opposition.

    But two other races will be going to the voters as incumbent Sue Colson drew opposition from John G. Blouse III for Seat 5 and newcomers Diana L. Toppings and Jamie Griffin face off in the race for Seat 3.

  • Something for everyone at the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts

     

    Cedar Key will be hosting its 51st Annual Spring Arts Festival this weekend.  Recently named one of the top 50 juried fine arts festivals in America by ArtFairCalendar.com (including recognition as one of the top 5 juried arts festivals in the South), the small island community of Cedar Key clearly knows how to put on a great show! 

  • Cedar Key hires two department heads

    The Cedar Key Commission held a special meeting on Wednesday, March 11, and decided on two individuals to hire for department head openings. 

    City employee Bill Crandley was offered and has accepted the Public Works Director position via a phone call with Mayor Dale Register and City Clerk Teresa George. His annual salary is $35,000 and he begins his new job on Saturday, March 21.