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  • $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." 

  • Non-Fiction Book Bunch changes plans

    The Non-Fiction Book Bunch has cancelled its scheduled meeting for Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 1:30 in the Cedar Key Library upstairs room.

    The cancellation is due to the business of the season and conflicting schedules.  The group will meet again on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

     Hope to see you there to talk about all the great non-fiction pieces you have been reading.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call Mandy at 352-543-6170 or email at offerlem@bellsouth.net.  

  • Few tickets left for CK Arts Center benefit dinner dinner benefits children's art

    A dinner, raffle and auction to benefit the Cedar Key Arts Center Children and Teen’s Summer Art Program will be held on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 5:15 p.m. at Cedar Key Community Center

    A few tickets at $25 per person are left and can be purchased at the Cedar Keyhole anytime or at the CK Post Office on Saturday morning, Dec. 12 and 19.

    Join us for a enjoyable evening of yummy food from the Island Room, great music by Shade Tree, a chance to buy some art, plus fun and companionship.

  • Seahorse Key light station opens Dec. 19

    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 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.

  • Artist of the Month

    The Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole in Cedar Key is acrylic painter Judi Cain. Her exuberant paintings are difficult to miss as you enter the Keyhole.

    Primarily abstract, these paintings are energizing and extraordinarily colorful. Judi also paints in a realistic fashion and these paintings feature native birds, flowers and portraits. She has giclee prints and cards of many of her works, so affordability is never an issue.