Local News

  • Thank you for being our guest on art tour

    The Cedar Key Arts Center Board would like to thank the hosts and hostesses of the first Art-Filled Home tour that took place on Saturday, February 20th.

    The event would not have been possible with their generosity and willingness to open their unique homes to over 175 visitors last weekend.

    Proceeds from the event will benefit the Art Centers Building Fund.

    Bev Ringenberg

  • CK Woman’s Club hosting Doggies in the Park Thursday

    Doggies in the Park, a dog parade will be on Thursday, Feb. 25 in the Cedar Key City Park from 4 to 5 p.m. Come meet two wonderful canine companions and their owners.

    Bring your favorite pooch in costume or just as himself, and take part in the parade. There will be prizes in unusual categories.

    We will also have a photographer on hand to take photos for a small fee.

    Registration will be at 3:30 p.m. in the park. People and doggie treats will be served, and it is all free.

  • 3 speakers Thursday from Whitney Lab

    The Cedar Key Library lecture series is hosting “An Evening with the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience tonight, Feb. 25 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

    Dr. Elaine Seaver will speak on “How to Replace Lost Body Parts: Insights from Worms,” Catherine Eastman will speak on “Healing Florida’s Sick Sea Turtles,” and Dr. Todd Osborne will speak on “Mangroves Across Florida’s Ecosys-tems.”

  • Lighthouse welcomes visitors amid hopes birds return for nesting season

    Adventurers, wildlife photographers and more made their way out to Seahorse Key open house to visit the marine lab and lighthouse last Saturday. The island, which is known for it’s nesting birds, also has a small cemetery.

  • Artist will give pottery demonstration on Monday

    David Greenbaum will give a pottery demonstration at Cedar Key Pottery from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22.

    The location of Cedar Key Pottery is 13951 SW 77th PL, Cedar Key, FL 32625. Phone number 352-215-2096. For more information about David Greenbaum, here is a link to his website.greenbaumpottery.com/




  • Cedar Key Community Garden débuts

    The Cedar Key Community Garden had its official opening on Monday, Feb. 1. Folks gathered to celebrate the opening and the sense of community that the Garden has brought about.

    The Garden has been established in just seven weeks due to the number of people that volunteered to help with this project.

    Three work days were held, the first being on Tuesday, Dec. 1, with 25 volunteers showing up and the same number on the second work day.

  • Gag, black grouper size limit approved; gag season changes

    At its Feb. 10 meeting at the Florida Public Safety Institute near Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved changes to the gag and black grouper minimum size limit and the gag grouper recreational season in Gulf state waters.

    The approvals include:

    • Setting a 24-inch total length minimum size limit for recreational harvest of gag and black grouper in Gulf state waters.

  • Visit Seahorse Key Lighthouse

    Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge is opening Seahorse Key to the public on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Visitors to the island must provide their own transportation or buy a ticket on one of the tour boats.

    Bring your camera, fish a little, walk along the beach and enjoy the exhibits.

    A cast of period-dress volunteers will tell the history of the lighthouse on Seahorse Key, which sits atop the 54-foot tall dune, and offers great perspective for wildlife photography.

  • County punts on marina channel work

    Cedar Key's City Marina's channel under the troubled Dock Street bridge, bedeviled in the past by silt and now by sand buildup that make it impassible, may have to wait months for an answer on who will clean it out.

    Mayor Heath Davis asked the Levy County Commission to help with removing the sand and said the city has applied to the state and federal agencies for a dredging permit.

  • Reeling in the fishing line for recycling

    The anglers of Cedar Key should be pretty proud of themselves and Ashlyn Allen.

    That's because they ditched 9.1 pounds of fishing line in the recycling tubes that Allen, daughter of Cheryl and Jimmy Allen, has maintained for the past year.

    That's something of a new record as her mentor Emily Colson, granddaughter of City Commissioner Sue Colson, collected 8.5 pounds of line the year before.