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  • 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.  

  • $15,000 reward for info on local arsonist

    The Florida Forest Service and Florida’s Forestry Arson Alert Association in conjunction with a $10,000 contribution from a private landowner are offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to an arrest of an arsonist who set multiple wildfires in the Rosewood area of Levy County.

    In the early morning hours of Sunday, June 28, approximately 20 new fire starts were discovered by Florida Forest Service between County Road 345 and State Road 24 in Rosewood.

  • County puts off comment on Lukens tract

    The Levy County Commission delayed commenting on a proposal by a Cedar Key couple to swap or buy land from the Suwannee River Water Management District after the couple said they were tendering a new deal for public access.

  • CF breaks ground on new Levy campus

    After 10 years in the making, those working towards the goal of having a new college campus in Levy County are seeing the fruits of their labor.

    On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the College of Central Florida held a ground breaking ceremony for their new Jack Wilkinson  Levy Campus.

    "As we celebrate this milestone, we are one step closer to making the Levy Campus a reality," CF President Dr. James Henningsen said, opening up the ceremony.

  • Book fair to get new date

    Toni Collins, organizer of the first Florida Authors and Books Festival, held in Sumner on Saturday, greets attorney and author Pierce Kelley.

    Collins said the turnout by the authors was good and many sold books to those who came to the event. Collins said she is considering making it an annual event and possibly moving the event to February in 2017. 

  • Seahorse Key light station opens Saturday

    The Cedar Key Light Station on Seahorse Key is situated on the top of a steep hill looking out over the Gulf of Mexico with a view that is nothing short of breathtaking.

    The lighthouse is only open to the public a few times a year and this Saturday, Dec. 19 is one of those days.

    The light station will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Visitors must provide their own transportation to the island, but tour boats are available at the city boat launch at Dock Street.

  • Sharing their wish lists

    Santa Clam pulled ashore at Cedar Key City Park on Saturday night as part of the Christmas in the Park festivities that included the lighted boat parade, a community potluck, tree lighting and Christmas carolling. 

    But the highlight of the evening that had the crowd lining up around the Pavilion was the arrival of Santa Clam in his "clam shack."