Local News

  • 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.

  • Tickets for March 16 fashion show on sale

    The Cedar Key Woman’s Club Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon will be Wednesday, March 16 at the Cedar Key Community Center. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for shopping from vendors.

    The luncheon is at noon. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased from any Woman’s Club member or at the Cedar Key Chamber Welcome Center.

  • Birds of a Feather will flock to this art show March 5

    The Birds of a Feather 2016 Open Art Show will be held Saturday, March 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. Shows run for the month of March until Sunday, March 27. It is free and all are invited. Appetizers, drinks and conversation also available to all.

    Cedar Key is uniquely situated in the middle of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuge and is bisected by Florida’s Birding Trail and home to nationally recognized shore bird habitats. What better location to highlight the artists that create art focused on our feathered friends.

  • “A Land Remembered” with Patrick Smith Jr. returns

    For anyone who yearns to learn more of the history of Florida, “A Land Remembered,” by Patrick Smith is a must read.

     The struggles and triumphs of three generations of the MacIvey clan who settled in North Central Florida on the eve of the Civil War. The story traces the life of Tobias and Emma as they eke out a hardscrabble existence back in a time and place long gone.

  • Community Calendar for the week of 2-25-16



    Free Yoga

    Monday & Wednesday – Cedar Key Library (upstairs)

    • 8 a.m. Intermediate Yoga (Level 2) - CDs, no instruction, some experience necessary.

    • 9:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga (Level 1) – CDs and/or instructor assisted when possible.

    Tuesday & Thursdays - Episcopal Church (Parish Hall)

    • 9 a.m. Gentle Yoga (instructor assisted)

    Friday – Cedar Key Library (upstairs)