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  • Lightning’s Spook House opens

     Lightning’s Spook House will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, outside the old L&M Bar, 2nd St., Cedar Key.

    Candy can be donated at the Chamber of Commerce, City Hall or the Rosewood Dollar General. Money can be left at the Cedar Key branch of Drummond Community Bank.

    To volunteer, contact Wayne Watson at cedarkeylightning@hotmail.com or call 352-477-0131.

  • Wildlife Refuge opens for festival

    Federal employees and the staff of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge, reopened with a big bang:  the Cedar Keys Light Station Open House – just in time for National Wildlife Refuge Week.

  • New dog project for Tri-County 4-H and FFA

     Young people ages 5-18 living in Gilchrist, Levy, and Dixie Counties are invited to participate in a new dog project and show at the Suwannee River Youth Fair.  This year, the project will focus primarily on dog obedience.  Families with interested youth are invited to attend the kick-off seminar on Monday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m., at the Suwannee River Youth Fair arena in Fanning Springs.  Only youth and family members should come to this meeting.  Please leave your dogs at home.

  • New dog project for Tri-County 4-H and FFA

    Young people ages 5-18 living in Gilchrist, Levy, and Dixie Counties are invited to participate in a new dog project and show at the Suwannee River Youth Fair.  This year, the project will focus primarily on dog obedience.  Families with interested youth are invited to attend the kick-off seminar on Monday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m., at the Suwannee River Youth Fair arena in Fanning Springs.  Only youth and family members should come to this meeting.  Please leave your dogs at home.

  • Oyster leases OK’d by Cabinet

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Cabinet today voted unanimously on Oct. 11 to approve additional aquaculture leases in several parts of the state, including two in Levy County.

  • Welcome Seafood Festival visitors

    Cedar Key’s City Park is the place you want to be if you are looking for the best local seafood. This young man and many other youth and volunteers will be cooking, taking orders and serving up everything from clams to mullet to oysters. 

    And you can walk off that food and work up an appetite for another meal by perusing the arts and crafts on Second Street. 

  • County won’t be joining water authority

    Richard Owen, executive director of the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority, made a presentation asking the commissioners to consider rejoining the body. Levy County was a member of the authority, but dropped out in 1982. 

  • Even pirate pets have their day in the sun

    No one was left out of the celebration when the Cedar Key Pirates in Paradise hosted a Pirate Invasion of the island town Sept. 20-22. 

    Faraway Inn, a pet friendly motel on the island, hosted a best dressed pirate pet contest. Two animals won free stays at the motel for their human “dressers.” 

  • Watch for road repair on SR 24

    Motorists on State Road 24 can expect daytime lane closures on Saturday about four miles west of Otter Creek for repair of a depression in the road.

    The Florida Department of Transportation tested the location for a possible sinkhole earlier in the month. 

  • Lions Adopt-a-Highway fall cleanup a success

    Cedar Key Lions and volunteers Lannie and Sarah Cardona, Susan Hollandsworth, Roland Senecal, Disk Wescott, Rory Brennan and Anna and Mike Hodges joined in to keep our coastal waters and roadways clean on Saturday, picking up roadside and watereside trash along State Route 24 leading up to Cedar Key's No. 4 bridge.