Local News

  • Blood drive Friday in Cedar Key

    The strength of a community depends on its health, and its health partially depends on an adequate blood supply.

    Cedar Key High School and the community invite residents to do their part to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply for the community when they team up with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers to host a blood drive on Friday, Dec. 4.

    The bloodmobile will be at Cedar Key High School, 951 Whiddon Ave., between 9 a.m. and noon. The bloodmobile then moves to City Hall, 490 2nd St., and will continue the blood drive between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Gag grouper recreational harvest closes in most Gulf waters Dec. 3

    Gag grouper recreational harvest closes in most Gulf waters

    The gag grouper will close for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state waters today (Thursday, Dec. 3) with the last day of harvest on Dec. 2. All Gulf federal waters have closed.

    The Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission manages marine fish from the shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf of Mexico.

    To learn more, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Gulf Grouper.” 

  • CK Lions expanding fund raising efforts

    The Cedar Key Lions Club Recycle for Sight project kicks off this winter with expanded donation locations and opportunities to help those with vision problems. The Lions are collecting used prescription eyeglasses and prescription and non-prescription sunglasses as well as hearing aids, and expanding their collection efforts to include printer cartridges and old cell phones as part of a unique recycling program.

  • Santa Clam to visit Cedar Key

    The children of Cedar Key Island know it is Santa Clam, not Santa Claus, who will

    bring them their heart's desire on Christmas Day.

    He will be in his "Clam Shack", in the gazebo next to City Park Pavilion to take

    children's requests on Saturday, Dec. 12.

  • Christmas kicks off next weekend

    The Cedar Key community and visitors will gather to kick off Christmas in the island community with the annual celebration of Christmas in City Park sponsored by the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association on Saturday, Dec. 12.

    There will be a community chili potluck dinner starting at 5 p.m. Bring a covered dish and donation for the Food Pantry and The Children’s Table.

  • Woman’s Club 2016 Calendar for sale now

    The Cedar Key Woman's Club 2016 Calendar, which has become a tradition in three years, is still available and would make a great gift for anyone on your gift list.

    The calendar, featuring some of the spiciest photos yet of Cedar Key landscapes and activities made its debut at the Seafood Festival in October.

    “This year we have been offered pictures from over 25 photographers, and the results are better than ever!” says Calendar Coordinator Vicki Crumpley, of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club.

  • Heating safety reminders from LCDPS

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths. Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) reminds local residents of a few simple safety tips to prevent most heating related fires from happening;

    • Keep any flammable items at least three (3) feet away from heating equipment

    • Maintain a three (3) foot kid-free area around open fires and heaters

    • Never use your oven to heat your home

  • Levy EMS rated outstanding by state officials

    As a bi-annual requirement, on Nov. 9, Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) was inspected by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Oversight.

    The Department had no deficiencies and received an “Outstanding” rating. As a result, LCDPS is recognized as a role model of excellence as an EMS provider in the State of Florida. “This is all due to the hard work of our dedicated staff,” said Director David Knowles.

    The State Inspection involves a site compliance survey including the following:

  • Artist of the Month

    The November Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole is Sue Tanck.

    Sue’s specialty is dried flower arrangements with an artistic flair. The creative symmetry between the container and her choice of flowers is striking.

    Sue’s arrangements span the gamut from tiny teacup designs to large creations.

    Her works may be strikingly modern, distinctly Victorian and everything in between.

    Sue owned her own flower shop and being in an art gallery allows her to explore the solely artistic aspect of her specialty.

  • Festival of authors Dec. 12 in Sumner

    Folks looking to do their Christmas shopping in one place should check out the festival of authors and books on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, in the Convention Center of the Cedar Key RV Resort at State Road 24 and Shiloh Road, Sumner.

    The event will provide an opportunity to meet and speak with writers, and have purchases autographed by the author. The author and book festival offers the perfect opportunity to browse and purchase unique gifts for all of the readers on your holiday shopping list.

    Sponsored by the Levy County Historical Society,