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  • Warriors at the Cedar Key Arts Center

    The Cedar Key Public Library, Cedar Key Friends and the Cedar Key Arts Center are partnering to bring a program to the library on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. featuring two speakers from The Veterans Art Center Tampa Bay, which is instrumental in the upcoming show at the Cedar Key Arts Center titled “Warriors.”

  • Memorial project to honor Cedar Key volunteer

    A memorial project has been planned for a woman who was former CKS student, cook, bus driver, volunteer and all-around supporter, who spent her life devoted to making sure everyone in Cedar Key was well cared for and well fed.

    Thelma McCain died in March. To honor her many contributions to the community, a cook shed is being built at the community center and organizers are accepting donations for the project.

  • Dining on the Island tickets sold out

    Tickets are no longer available for 'Dining on the Island' Nov. 4. Cedar Key is holding the event as a benefit for the Cedar Key Historical Society and Museum. It features an evening in the garden at the beautifully restored turn-of-the-century, historic Tooke-Hudson Home in Cedar Key. Dinner, drinks, live music and a silent auction are included, starting a 4 p.m. For more information, contact ckhs.director@gmail.com or call 352-543-5549.

  • Seafood, music, art and more seafood

    By Rebecca Gallagher

    The 48th Cedar Key Seafood Festival was held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22. The festival featured over 200 vendors who had arts and crafts galore for sell. Some of the items for sale included handmade wooden items, jewelry, soap and lotions, hand-sewn purses, paintings, fine art photography, sauces and spices, honey, dog treats, and stained glass.

    Festival-goers were treated to live music, but there were many visitors who were there strictly for the food and they were not disappointed.

  • CKS students get resourceful for go-kart project

    What can you build with straws, toothpicks, Lifesavers, and some tape?

    If you are a Cedar Key School middle school student in the AVID, class you can build a go-cart!

    AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is designed to help students develop the skills, especially critical thinking skills, needed for college and careers.

    The go-cart project was a team effort that was graded Tuesday Oct. 17, when students set their designs in front of an electric fan to see which one ran fastest.

  • CKS' Forney recognized for perfect test score

    Seventeen Levy students were recognized Oct. 10 by the School Board of Levy County for scoring perfect scores on individual state assessments tests last spring.

    Cedar Key principal Joshua Slemp presented to Lane Forney for his accomplishment on the Florida Standards Assessment in Grade 6 Mathematics.

    “This is a great thing for this young man, our only perfect score,” Slemp said.

  • Lady Sharks hoops receives donation from Women’s Club

    Eileen Senecal, the first vice president for the Cedar Key Women’s Club, presented a check to the Cedar Key School girls’ basketball program Friday Oct. 13.

    Senecal said the donation was a part of her organization’s ongoing efforts to support local girls and women in various pursuits. Coaches David and Carrie Tomlin said the generous donation would make it possible to buy shoes for 12 players.

  • Welcome to the 48th Seafood Festival
  • Taste of the Nature Coast raises funds for Resource Center

    The first-ever Taste of the Nature Coast fundraiser hosted by Tri-County Community Resources combined good food for a good cause with a strong dose of community spirit.

    Diana Child, chair of Tri-County Community Resources, who led the organization of the event, called the event a success, with hopes of expanding the event in the future. It was held at the Haven Hospice Community Building in Chiefland.

    All proceeds go toward the Tri-County Community Resource Center in Chiefland. The food and prizes were donated at no costs.

  • Two men rescued from Gulf waters

    By Buster Thompson

    Being stranded in a boat on the Gulf of Mexico for 12 hours will be a fishing trip Charles Scott won’t soon forget.

    Scott and his brother-in-law Jerry Newsome, both in their late 60s, went out the morning of Sept. 29 to go grouper fishing, Scott said Tuesday.

    The Marion County residents launched Newsome’s boat from a ramp near Yankeetown in Levy County, pushing their 17’ Starcraft vessel 27 miles out into the Gulf.