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  • Kiosk Erected at Trail’s End

    On Jan. 20, Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy (FNCC) erected a kiosk at the end of the Railroad Trestle Trail. The trail begins on Grove Avenue, just east of SR 24 and ends at the old railroad trestle that crosses the number four channel. The kiosk provides a resting place for trail visitors before they return to the starting point.

  • Help find Michael Jackson - the lost cat

    LOST CAT - Long-haired black male cat with white "tuxedo" on his chest that comes up onto his cheeks and around his mouth.  Soft, quiet meow - "answers" to "Kitty Boy" or "Michael Jackson".  Call 352-543-5463 or 215-0642.

  • Museum closing, part deux: Who visits CK state park

    The state parks department's controversial proposal to cut 53 state park facilities that host less than 60,000 visitors — including Cedar Ket State Museum Park — has been rescinded. The fears of closings were eased when Gov. Rick Scott's budget proposal, released last week, included funding to keep the facilities open.

  • Raku party attracts hairy potters

    Amy and Henry Gernhart hosted their annual Raku Party this past Saturday at their studio just off of Cedar Key. Space was limited so, only a lucky few attended the event. Even pottery novices were welcomed because Henry had prepared the hand-formed pieces prior to the party and guests simply had to paint their

    designs or glazes on, wait as they were fired and pack up their wares for the trip home.

  • Is this the museum’s end?

    For the second time in as many years, the Cedar Key State Museum is under scrutiny and consideration for “temporary” closure. The announcement came earlier this week that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection had determined that in order to meet the 15 percent budget reduction required for

    the new fiscal year, it would have to close a total of 53 parks and facilities around the state, including several in the Levy and Alachua County areas.

  • Gas Card Fund for medical travel established

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  • Rosewood researcher speaks at Cedar Key

  • 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.