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  • Community calendar for the week of 3-10-16


    Food distribution

    On Tuesdays The Children’s Table truck will be parked at First Baptist Church, 749 2nd St., at noon for as long as they have food to give, approximately an hour or so

    Anyone is welcome! They ask for a suggested donation of $3.50, but they do not require it, just a hug or handshake will do. The donations help them to pay for fuel to service so many areas.

    For more information, please contact Pastor Todd Pope at 352-543-5000.


    South Levy


  • Artist of the Month March 2016

    The Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole in Cedar Key, is wood turner Richard Levine. Richard turns exquisite, thin bowls which highlight the attributes of the wood to its best advantage. Adding gorgeous shapes to gorgeous woods is Richard’s formula for taking wood turning to the level of art. Additionally, Richard produces pens, bottle stoppers and even urns which can be used for storing a loved one’s ashes.

  • Captain's Log for the week of 3-10-16

    During my 38 years of being an Ag teacher, one of my main goals was to teach my students about embracing the concept of sustainability. Taking care of the resources like soil and water and forests and wildlife so that our way of life can continue for many generations to come. Which leads me to my point this week.

  • Lecture on digging into CK past

    This Saturday, March 12, at 2 p.m. the Cedar Key Public Library lecture series takes a look back with an update on the Lower Suwannee Archaeological Survey by Kenneth E. Sassaman of the University of Florida.

    After six years of investigations, the Lower Suwannee Archaeological Survey has made good progress in its effort to document the pre-Columbian history of the greater Cedar Key area.

    Most of the effort this past year has been directed towards Shell Mound, a 1,500-year-old civic-ceremonial center, and its associated mortuary facility at Palmetto Mound.

  • Dogan Cobb dead at 105

    Staff Report

    Dogan S. Cobb, fondly known as "the Boss” and beloved for his public service and devotion to his county, Levy County and the Town of Bronson, died on Sunday, March 6 at the age of 105.

    Visitation was held by the family at First Baptist Church of Bronson on Tuesday afternoon and funeral services were at the church on Wednesday, March 9.

  • Green business of the Month

    By Tom Deverin

    This is the first of a series of monthly articles that highlight the efforts of businesses in Cedar Key with regards to recycling and sustainability. The first business to be highlighted in this series of articles is THE MARKET. The Market is such an important part of Cedar Key, without it our island would be a food desert with a very limited food choices. We need to support our local businesses or as the saying goes “use it or loose it”.

  • Honeymoon cottage popular hangout

    The Thomas Honeymoon Cottage, the most photographed spot in Cedar Key is no longer recognizable as storms have battered it.

    But the birds find the pilings and remnants of flooring a good spot to hang out. 

  • Birds new home needs protection

    The birds who have abandoned Seahorse Key, the largest bird nesting spot along the Gulf of Mexico Coast, have a new problem at their home on Snake Key.

    Protection. While they had it at Seahorse Key during the nesting season, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge is moving to establish a similar 100-yard perimeter around Snake Key to protect the birds that moved there in 2015 ‑ especially if they return this year.

  • It wasn’t the raccoons, after all

    Poor raccoons. In the last installment of “The Big Whodunit — Why the birds abandoned their nests on Seahorse Key,” an uptick in the island’s raccoon population, notorious nighttime nest predators, was being blamed for the birds’ disappearance.

    But in a panel discussion on Saturday, Feb. 27, about possible causes for the birds taking flight to Snake Key, Cedar Key and the Suwannee River, three scientists said it has come to light that the black helicopters residents have spotted in area skies may have cause it.

  • CK Library benefits from golf tournament

     The 1st Cedar Key Open Golf Tournament will be held March 9 at Chiefland Golf and Country Club. The tournament will be a four-person scramble with registration at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon.

    A bag lunch will be provided by The Big Deck. Awards, a barbecue and music will be immediately following at the Big Deck Raw Bar on Dock St., Cedar Key.

    The tournament is to benefit the Friends of the Cedar Key Library and is being sponsored by the Big Deck Raw Bar.

    Music will be provided by Matt Sky and the Virginian.