Local News

  • Final chance to renew arts center membership

    Cedar KeyArs Center members who wish to remain in good standing are reminded one last time that if you have not renewed your membership at the Cedar Key Arts Center for the past 3-plus years, you might want to get on it. The group is trying to get the membership rosters in order and in order to receive newsletters and email notices dues must be paid.

    Membership forms are available at the Arts Center at 457 2nd St., upstairs.

    We hope that you will continue to support us by renewing your membership this year.

  • Kindergarten circus on May 27

    The annual Cedar Key School Kindergarten Circus will return to the auditorium on Friday, May 27, at 9:30 a.m.

    The past versions of the annual event have featured tight rope walkers, lions, and a strong man who can lift a bear.  The students have been rehearsing for their roles as the performance is a highlight of the end of school activities. The entire student body attends the circus.

    The kindergarten class also sells popcorn and something to wash it down to raise money for the class.

  • Refuge to get new manager

    By Abdon Sidibe

    There is a changing of the guard underway at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge (CRNWR), and the outgoing manager is getting praise from local stakeholders.

    Andrew Gude, who for the past 2 1/2 years jointly managed CRNWR and the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, ended his tenure last week at the Crystal River refuge. He will now manage only the Lower Suwannee refuge.

  • Cedar Key lights up the night

    The jewel of the Gulf Coast sparkles into the night along dock street.

  • Recalled chicken removed from Levy schools

    Levy County schools were notified Wednesday morning by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Foods of food recalls resulting in the disposal of about 60 cases or 1200 pounds of chicken products from Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.

    A previous recall on April 7 listed only one product, but a secondary press release on April 26 revealed multiple other products had been affected. Over 4.5 million pounds of chicken products are being recalled.

  • Crab Fest draws huge crowd to party

    It may have started slowly on Friday night with the arrival of a few vendors and some residents putting up canopies, but by 6 p.m. Saturday the 2016 Crab Fest in East Williston and Lincoln Heights was in full swing with thousands of people walking along streets in the neighborhood and that is when Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum closed County Road 318 to traffic.

  • Lions Announce Vision Service Program Enhancements

    Ninety years ago, Helen Keller challenged the Lions Club to take up the cause of the blind. Since 1968 the Lions in Cedar Key have answered that challenge.

  • Rotary Fish Tournament growing up

    Staff Report

    The Chiefland Rotary Club's Annual Fishing Tournament in Cedar Key turns 12 this year and it is growing up. This year the weigh-in will move from Capital City Bank's parking lot to Cedar Key City Park and there will be music, food, beverages and fun for everyone.

  • FFA teams return winners from state

    On Friday, April 22, the Cedar Key FFA Chapter had two teams representing our chapters at the State Ornamental Horticulture Contest in Gainesville and we came back winners.

    The high school team consisting of 10th graders Emilie Lavoie-Ingram and Mackenzie Kirkbride won their division with Savory Sweet Parfaits.

  • Sign up for Levy County 4-H Day Camps

    By Brian Estevez

    Interim 4-H/Youth Development Agent

    Levy County 4-H has announced the schedule for the 2016 Summer Day Camp program.

    To register or find out about pricing, deadlines, age limits or times please call the 4-H office at 352-486-5131, visit our website at www.levy.ifas.ufl.edu or stop by the Extension Office at 625 N. Hathaway Ave, Bronson, to pick up an informational page and enrollment form.