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  • North Florida Marine Science Symposium Jan. 28 and 29

    Join researchers, resource management agencies and students for the UF/IFAS 2016 North Florida Marine Science Symposium Jan. 28 and 29 in Cedar Key, FL at the Community Center. The event is open to the public on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. for the evening poster presentation and Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. for guest speaker, Dr. Michael Beck with the Nature Conservancy and University of California Santa Cruz. He will be delivering a presentation titled "Building Coastal Resilience for Climate Adaptation, Risk Reduction and Conservation".

  • Nature Coast Biological Station presents update

    The room on the upper floor of the Cedar Key Library was full on Saturday morning as guests came out to get an update on research being done that will affect conservation and management in the region.

    Mike Allen, professor of fisheries and aquatic sciences and director of the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station presented data collected on lionfish and told of other study projects in a presentation titled Fins, Feathers and Shells: an Update on Research from the Nature Coast Biological Station.

  • Nature Coast Biological Station presents update

    The room on the upper floor of the Cedar Key Library was full on Saturday morning as guests came out to get an update on research being done that will affect conservation and management in the region.

    Mike Allen, professor of fisheries and aquatic sciences and director of the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station presented data collected on lionfish and told of other study projects in a presentation titled Fins, Feathers and Shells: an Update on Research from the Nature Coast Biological Station.

  • Community calendar for the week of 1-21-16

    January 26

    Haven benefits from Premiere Jewelry Party Shop

    Fans of Premier Jewelry's Party Shop can check out the latest jewelry trends and help Haven Hospice at the same time. Fifty percent of the profits from sales of full-price items will be donated to Haven Hospice and $25 will be donated for every party booked from the show within the following 6 months.

    This event is in honor of Mr. Mario Leon.  

    The event is Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Church of God, 18220 U.S. Highway 19 East, Cross City.

  • Woman’s Club spaghetti dinner Feb. 20

    The Cedar Key Woman’s Club is hosting its 30th Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cedar Key Community Center.

    Tickets are available for a suggested $12 donation. Dine in or take out is available.

    Tickets are available at the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce and from CKWC members.

    Proceeds of the dinner provide funding for the club's various community projects at Cedar Key School, the CK Public Library, the Food Pantry, Another Way and the CK Fire Department.

  • Captain's Log for the week of 1/21/16

    Robinson Seafood and the professional fishing guides in Cedar Key are getting together to help one of their own and everyone else is invited to get involved, too.

    Capt. Phil Muldrow, who recently spent several months in the hospital, could use some help paying his significant medical bills. To help Capt. Phil, Robinson’s Seafood is hosting a benefit dinner and raffle on Sunday, Jan. 31. All of the proceeds - 100 percent - will go to benefit Capt. Phil.

  • A community garden benefits us all

    The first Community Garden was established in Winston Salem N. C. in 1759, so that folks could have a green space in the middle of town. The benefits that those folks realized are the same today.

  • Community garden work days announced
  • Help safety patrol get to D.C. by buying pot roast tonight

    The Cedar Key Safety Patrol is holding a fundraising pot roast dinner at Steamer’s tonight, Jan. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Tickets are $15 per person with the proceeds designated for the Safety Patrol to help cover the cost of the annual trip to Washington, D.C.

    Desserts may be bought separately.

    This week's weather is perfect for enjoying a pot roast with all the trimmings.

  • Personal essay

    By Greg Lang

    The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife refuge and the Cedar Keys National  Wildlife refuge are essential to the character of our region. They protect  the healthy environment and abundant natural resources on which the local  economy and residents’ lifestyles depend.

    In recent years, a dramatic increase in littering, vandalism, outright destruction, and illegal wildlife poaching have created serious challenges to their beauty and viability.