Local News

  • Help safety patrol get to D.C. by buying pot roast tonight

    The Cedar Key Safety Patrol is holding a fundraising pot roast dinner at Steamer’s tonight, Jan. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Tickets are $15 per person with the proceeds designated for the Safety Patrol to help cover the cost of the annual trip to Washington, D.C.

    Desserts may be bought separately.

    This week's weather is perfect for enjoying a pot roast with all the trimmings.

  • Personal essay

    By Greg Lang

    The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife refuge and the Cedar Keys National  Wildlife refuge are essential to the character of our region. They protect  the healthy environment and abundant natural resources on which the local  economy and residents’ lifestyles depend.

    In recent years, a dramatic increase in littering, vandalism, outright destruction, and illegal wildlife poaching have created serious challenges to their beauty and viability.

  • Agenda for City Commission meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19


    The City of Cedar Key City Commission will meet Tursday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.

    The meeting is at City Hall on Second Street. 

    The agendas and supporting documents are attached to this story.Click on the links to download the PDF files. 

  • Calendar for the week of Jan. 14

    Library programs for 2016 announced

    The program schedule still is underway, and there may be changes to the current draft. Programs described as TBA are tentatively booked, but will not be listed until confirmed. Stay tuned.

    Today, Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. “Cedar Key State Parks Updates” with new Park Manager Tommy Pavao and Parks Specialist Christopher Camargo, including news from Cedar Key Scrub State Park, Cedar Key Museum State Park and the Wacassassa Bay Preserve.

  • 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.