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  • Cleaning up the streets

    Cedar Key Lions Club volunteers Dale Register, Ralph Selby, Marsha Harrington, Greg Harrington, Douglas Harrington, Joan Selby and Rory Brennan, not pictured, participated in the Lions Adopt-A-Highway roadside trash pickup along the two-mile stretch of State Route 24 leading to the No. 4 bridge. On a breezy, sunny May 6 morning volunteers collected over 80 pounds of trash and road side debris as one of the Cedar Key Lions community service projects.

  • Setting sail in Cedar Key

    There has never been an organization, no plans or no program for the annual “small boat weekend” in Cedar Key, but this past weekend marked 33 years that small boat sailors have trailered their boats to Cedar Key for a weekend of sailing on the Gulf.

    Hugh Horton, of Cedar Key, said it is never clear how many boats show up, but there were 130 people at the dinner Saturday evening. He estimated about 80 boats were under sail this weekend, which is slightly less than previous estimates of 100.

  • Help needed to continue dolphin research

    Molly Jubitz

    Cedar Key Librarian

    The “slow” season is beginning at the Cedar Key Public Library and we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

    Cedar Key Librarian Molly Jubitz said she expects the library will look and feel different and be the comfortable, warm, inviting learning environment people have come to enjoy in Cedar Key.

    Meanwhile, a friend who has been part of the lecture series for many years has asked for help that would allow her to continue her research in Cedar Key.

  • Tourist Council to meet

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet May 4 at 6 p.m. for its regular bi-monthly meeting in the Levy County Road Department Office Building at 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. The meeting is open to the public. Please call 352-486-3396 for any questions concerning the meeting or go to www.visitnaturecoast.com.

  • Set sail

    Friday through Sunday May 5th, 6th and 7th. This big gathering of traditional small craft will include sailboats, canoes, kayaks, and more. The event is organized by the West Coast Trailer Sailing Squadron and is a regular event twice yearly in Cedar Key.

    Be prepared to see the island city packed with lots of interesting small craft sailboats and the accompanying sailors. You will see day-sailors, canoes, kayaks and other small sailing vessels.

  • Cedar Key Lions Club inducts new members

    The April 25 Lions Club meeting was a milestone in Club history when five new members, all from the community, were inducted as members of Lions Clubs International.

    Lions Frank Wellinger, Maureen Dragonetti, Greg Harrington, Marsha Harrington and Gini Barss joined more than 1.4 million members in 46,000 Lions Clubs around the world.

  • LARC receives biggest check yet from Wild Hog proceeds

    The Wild Hog Canoe Race has seen monumental gains in popularity and fundraising over the past few years since coming under new leadership.

    The grueling 15-mile canoe and kayak race down the Waccasassa River celebrated its 40th anniversary this year on April 22, and it was the biggest version yet.

    On Monday in Otter Creek, WHCR president Keith Maynard presented a $21,000 check to Betty Walker, the executive director of the LARC, which receives all of the proceeds from the race.

  • Join in for the 33rd Annual Cedar Key Small Boat Meet

    Friday through Sunday May 5th, 6th and 7th. This big gathering of traditional small craft will include sailboats, canoes, kayaks, and more. The event is organized by the West Coast Trailer Sailing Squadron and is a regular event twice yearly in Cedar Key.

    Be prepared to see the island city packed with lots of interesting small craft sailboats and the accompanying sailors. You will see day-sailors, canoes, kayaks and other small sailing vessels.

  • Busy time at the City Commission meeting

    By Patty Roesch

    The portable currently being used to house Cedar Key City Hall filled up, as Tuesday’s Commission meeting was about to start.

    Commissioner Sue Colson began the public comment portion by urging citizens to take advantage of the hazardous waste removal day to come on Thursday, May 25. More information will be made available at the community center for those interested.

  • Wild Hog Canoe Race enjoys record turnout

    Though the ride never gets any easier, the numbers keep growing.

    The Wild Hog Canoe Race continues to draw new participants to the charity event – a grueling 15-mile trek down the Waccasassa River, where canoers and kayakers paddle, drag, lift, wade and swim their way past snakes and alligators from six miles west of Bronson to the Waccasassa Bridge at U.S. Highway 19 near Gulf Hammock. The 40th Anniversary edition Saturday was no different.