Local News

  • Artist of the Month

    The Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole in Cedar Key, is Joni Hoffman. Joni is a multi-medium artist. She carves stunning ducks and birds,  paints canvasses and frames, creates brightly painted whimsical critters and her ZenTangles are both colorful and intricate.

  • Property appraiser to hold exemption session on Feb. 27

    Levy County Property Appraiser Oz Barker is reminding Cedar Key property owners that he will be accepting applications for homestead, senior homestead and other exemptions on Thursday, Feb. 25 at Cedar Key City City Hall from 9 a.m. to noon.

    For more information, contact the property appraiser’s office at 352-486-5222.

    Among the documents needed are: proof of residency, driver’s license, auto license, and voter registration.

    For those seeking an additional senior homestead exemption, proof of income will be required.

  • Captain's Log

    All indicators for the 2016 fishing season look good. I have been fishing in all depths of our area waters lately and it just seems as though there are tons of juvenile fish of all species.

  • CK Arts Center Sponsors an art-filled home tour

    Cedar Key, a tiny island community in the Gulf of Mexico, is known as a sleepy fishing village surrounded by gorgeous scenery and abundant wildlife. But just under this surface is a thriving art community. For years the island has been a magnet for artists who live there permanently or visit regularly and two decades ago the enclave of 700 permanent residents was endowed with an arts center which sponsors classes, exhibitions, a summer art camp for kids, and a juried arts festival each spring.

  • Saturday lecture on NC Biological Station

    Come meet Mike Allen and the Nature Coast Biological Station (NCBS) team Jan. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at Cedar Key Library. NCBS seeks to improve the conservation and management of natural resources in the region, through stronger partnerships with local, state and federal agencies, improved public outreach and education, and better learning opportunities for students.

  • Super Shark spellers in county bee

    This year’s winner for the Levy County District spelling bee will be traveling to Tallahassee for the next level of competition for the third time.

    Katlynn Karwan, of Williston Middle School, beat out top spellers from elementary and middle schools throughout Levy County in a contest on Friday, Jan. 8 at the Bronson Middle High School cafeteria. This is her third time winning the County Spelling Bee.

    “I think it may be her year,” School Superintendent Bob Hastings said.

  • Shark Royalty

    2016 Cedar Key Shark Homecoming Court during a recent basketball game.

  • On the Wind: Prayer flag workshop

    A quilted prayer flag workshop with Gayle Wolfe will be held on Monday, Jan. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Cedar Key Arts Center.

    Participants will choose a theme for a flag that might convey a sense of peace or prayers or positive affirmations or hope or healing or whatever is on your heart at this time in life. You will use your imagination to embellish your flag with paper, photos, text, stitching, beads, found objects, buttons etc. creating an artistic connection between your heart and others.

  • Captain's Log: Seatrout study may help it survive

    Happy new year everyone! I have great news. For the past, oh say, 10 years I have been trying to get some help for the dwindling stocks of Cynoscion Arenarius, aka Sand seatrout (sometimes I call them silver trout just because it sounds better).

  • Community calendar for the week of 1-7-16

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