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  • Where there's a will there's a way

    This agave plant on the corner of the Island Hotel was determined to bloom and it did not care that the hotel's second floor balcony is in the way of the bloom spike.

  • Girl killed, family members injured in sturgeon strike

    A 5-year-old girl was killed and her mother and brother were injured by a leaping sturgeon while boating on the Suwannee River on Thursday, July 2, at 8:47 p.m., according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission release.

    She is the first fatality from a sturgeon collision on the Suwannee River. Earlier this year a 14-year-old girl was injured by a sturgeon on the Suwannee and the day after the fatal accident, two people were injured in a sturgeon collission on the Santa Fe River.

  • Blood drive in CK on July 17

    The next time you climb into your car in the afternoon and the seats and the steering wheel are just slightly cooler than a fully-fired charcoal grill, think of it as a reminder that it’s a good time to donate blood.

    Summer, when school is out and families hit the road for vacations, is a time when donors are in short supply, but the need for blood is as strong as ever. If it’s been a while since you donated, there’s no better time than now.

  • Blood drive in CK on July 17

    The next time you climb into your car in the afternoon and the seats and the steering wheel are just slightly cooler than a fully-fired charcoal grill, think of it as a reminder that it’s a good time to donate blood.

    Summer, when school is out and families hit the road for vacations, is a time when donors are in short supply, but the need for blood is as strong as ever. If it’s been a while since you donated, there’s no better time than now.

  • DEP hosts mangrove workshops

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Northeast District has hosted several workshops to train participants on Florida’s regulations and best management practices for the maintenance of mangroves.

    "Working proactively with the community before violations occur is more protective of the environment," said Northeast District Director Greg Strong. "Healthy mangroves are essential to Florida’s environment and economy, and district staff is dedicated to help preserve them.” 

  • Take a big bite

    The food web is active in cedar key waters.

    Lorilie from Gainesville had her hooked shark turn from predator to prey right next to the boat while fishing with Voyles Guide Service. 

  • McQueen appointed to state committee

    Carol McQueen, Director of Levy County Visitors Bureau and Levy County Tourist Development Council has been appointed to Visit Florida’s Industry Relations Committee.

    “Representing Levy County on a state level allows me the opportunity to promote our rural area and to lobby for better ways to market our region," McQueen said.

  • McQueen appointed to state committee

    Carol McQueen, Director of Levy County Visitors Bureau and Levy County Tourist Development Council has been appointed to Visit Florida’s Industry Relations Committee.

    “Representing Levy County on a state level allows me the opportunity to promote our rural area and to lobby for better ways to market our region," McQueen said.

  • Stick around for the flush

    The flapper on a toilet in a seldom used North Central Florida Housing Authority office in Cedar Key a big surprise when it opened up its water and sewer bill for 86,460 gallons of water from the Cedar Key Water and Sewer District.

    The authority usually has a bill for 27 gallons of water and sewer service at $20.26.

    This latest bill was $1,222.50. That's $639.45 for water and $583.05 for sewer.

  • Stick around for the flush

    The flapper on a toilet in a seldom used North Central Florida Housing Authority office in Cedar Key a big surprise when it opened up its water and sewer bill for 86,460 gallons of water from the Cedar Key Water and Sewer District.

    The authority usually has a bill for 27 gallons of water and sewer service at $20.26.

    This latest bill was $1,222.50. That's $639.45 for water and $583.05 for sewer.