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  • Super Shark spellers in county bee

    This year’s winner for the Levy County District spelling bee will be traveling to Tallahassee for the next level of competition for the third time.

    Katlynn Karwan, of Williston Middle School, beat out top spellers from elementary and middle schools throughout Levy County in a contest on Friday, Jan. 8 at the Bronson Middle High School cafeteria. This is her third time winning the County Spelling Bee.

    “I think it may be her year,” School Superintendent Bob Hastings said.

  • Shark Royalty

    2016 Cedar Key Shark Homecoming Court during a recent basketball game.

  • On the Wind: Prayer flag workshop

    A quilted prayer flag workshop with Gayle Wolfe will be held on Monday, Jan. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Cedar Key Arts Center.

    Participants will choose a theme for a flag that might convey a sense of peace or prayers or positive affirmations or hope or healing or whatever is on your heart at this time in life. You will use your imagination to embellish your flag with paper, photos, text, stitching, beads, found objects, buttons etc. creating an artistic connection between your heart and others.

  • Captain's Log: Seatrout study may help it survive

    Happy new year everyone! I have great news. For the past, oh say, 10 years I have been trying to get some help for the dwindling stocks of Cynoscion Arenarius, aka Sand seatrout (sometimes I call them silver trout just because it sounds better).

  • Community calendar for the week of 1-7-16

    Shine Program

  • Lawrence to seek superintendent post

    I am Jerry Lawrence, and I am seeking to serve the citizens of Levy County as your next Superintendent of Schools. I am excited about what we will be able to do together. I have a vision for education that honors our past successes and provides our children with the education that will best prepare them to face their future, and I bring to the table the qualifications of excellence that have to be in place in order for us to deliver the quality education that our community expects and that our children deserve.

  • CK Lions join worldwide week of service

    From Jan. 10 through Jan. 17 Lions Clubs around the world will volunteer for a special week of service dedicated to helping nearly 800 million people facing hunger and poverty.

  • Handmade wooden kayak up for auction

    Don't forget that the silent auction for the brand-new handmade mahogany kayak donated by Cliff and Joan Tweedale, will end in mid-January.

    A minimum bid of $750 is expected, with raises of $25 allowed through Jan 15, 2016.  The kayak is on display on the front deck of the Arts Center, 457 2nd St. 

    If you want to make a "buy it now" bid of $1,500... the kayak is yours and we will close the Silent Auction early.  Questions, call Bev at 352-543-0362.

  • Bridge work may affect traffic along SR 24

    A Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project to repair and protect the Back Bayou Creek, Canal and Number 3 Channel bridges in Cedar Key on State Road 24 is underway.

    A new designated shared bicycle lane will also be added to travel lanes on the bridges.

    Most of the bridge work is taking place under the bridges with minimal impact to motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

    Boaters are required to use idle speed throughout the project duration. No construction will be allowed during holidays and special events.

  • CK Commission and CRA Agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 5 meeting

    The Cedar Key City Commission, which sits as the Community Redevelopment Authority, will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, in City Hall on Second Street. 

    The Cedar Key City Commission will hold its regular meeting following the CRA meeting.

    To see the agenda and supporting documents for both meetings, please click on the links.