Local News

  • Arts Center welcomes 2016 Seahorse Key Artist-in-Residence Carroll Swayze exhibit in Members Gallery

    The Cedar Key Arts Center welcomes internationally known artist, Carroll Swayze, for a reception on Friday, April 8 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Swayze was chosen as this year's Seahorse Key Artist in Residence and the show will feature her work created and inspired by her time in the lighthouse on Seahorse Key.

  • Community calendar for the week of 3-7-16


    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


  • Roads to get needed attention

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Alice Lalonde, office manager for the Levy County Road Department showed up with a whopping 140 pages of work for the County Commission on Tuesday, but they were happy to approve everything she asked for.

    Why? “Well that usually means there's funding for the projects,” said Fred Moody, county coordinator. While the money may not arrive in the next year, it means the projects are to be done.

  • Celebrate Gopher Tortoise Sunday

    On Sunday, April 10, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its partners will celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day for the first time in Florida.

    Go to GopherTortoiseDayFL.com for ideas on being a part of this day and other gopher tortoise-related events and activities all year long.

  • Arts Festival is this weekend

    This is a photo of the print which was created by Diana Tonnessen, who hand carves a linoleum block and prints on archival paper.

    This image is used extensively for promotion of the 52nd Annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in Cedar Key which will be held April 9 & 10 from 10 am until 5 pm.  

  • Art opening for “It’s a Guy Thing”

    Join in the fun Saturday evening, April 2, from 5 to 7 at the opening of “It’s A Guy Thing!” in the Main Gallery at the Cedar Key Arts Center.

    April’s invitational exhibit will feature the creations of some of the artful men of Cedar Key including Christian Harkness, Kevin Hipe, Mike Leiner, Richard Levine, Gene Rantz, Chick Schwartz, and Russ Weaver. The show includes sculpture, painting, photography and mixed media and runs through the month of April at the Cedar Key Arts Center, 457 2nd Street, Cedar Key.

  • 4 counties open April 1 to gag grouper recreational harvest

    State waters off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties will open to recreational harvest of gag grouper starting Friday, April 1.

    This regional season will remain open through June 30, with the first day of the closure being July 1. The season also includes all waters of Apalachicola Bay and Indian Pass, including those in Gulf County, and all waters of the Steinhatchee River, including those in Dixie County.

  • Captain's Log for the week of 3-31-16

    By Dennis Voyles

    If you enjoy trout on your plate then your time is now. The trout bite, both spotted and sand seatrout could not be much better than last week. Oh, and I get asked a lot "what color do you prefer ?" And last week I narrowed it down to just two colors...light and dark. There, I gave up one of my secrets. Seriously, it just does not seem to matter when the trout are in the pre-spawn mode, they need to eat to fulfill their increased metabolism and egg development.

  • Help beach-nesting shorebirds by giving them space

    Shorebird nesting season is underway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds beachgoers to watch out for and to avoid disturbing birds and their young. Shorebirds build shallow nests out of sand and shells on beaches in spring and summer, hatching chicks that are difficult to see.

  • Ex-Tax Collector Don Richburg, 79, dies

    Staff Report

    Former Levy County Tax Collector Donald H. “Catfish” Richburg, 79, remembered for his jovial attitude died on Monday at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville.

    He was born in Cedar Key and attended school there.

    Former Clerk of Court Douglas M. McKoy, a lifelong friend who served at the courthouse at the same time as Richburg, recalled attending football and basketball games where his brothers played against the older Richburg.