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  • There will be fireworks on Fourth

    Staff Report

    It took a village, but the village of Cedar Key and its friends would not allow the traditional July 4th celebration to go without a fireworks show.
    Cindy Bonish at Low Key Hideaway and Jamie Griffith of Seabreeze Restaurant among scores of other folks had $7,995 in hand by Tuesday morning, barely enough to assure that the sparklers, roman candles, chrysanthemums, stars and palms will light up the night sky.

  • Duke sets open house on gas plant

    By PAT FAHERTY
    Special to the Beacon

    Duke Energy Florida has scheduled a public open house on its proposed $1.5 billion combined-cycle natural gas plant in Citrus County.
    The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 10 at the Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River.

  • County waives impact fee for CK store

    The Levy County Commission agreed with a plea made by the owner of an RV park on State Road 24 and unanimously agreed to waive payment of $11,277 in impact fees for the construction of the Cedar Key General Store at the RV park.
    Joe Florentine, of Spring Lake, N.J., owner of Florentine Recreation LLC and Cedar Key General Store LLC, made the request in a public hearing held during Tuesday's commission meeting. The store will be built in front of the park at 7690 S.W. State Road 24.

  • Community Calendar (week of 6-12-14)

    Coming in June

    Raku party planning under way
    This summer, the Cedar Key Art Center is going to try something a little different. If you would like to participate, send an e-mail to amyjojones4@gmail.com.
    Participants will make a piece of pottery from raku clay which can be picked up from Cedar Key Pottery. A class will be planned in June, once a group is put together who will make their pieces and have them bisque fired in time for the party.
    The center is then planning a raku party for the Arts Center backyard.

  • Refuge continues to fund science study

    Once again, the US Fish and Wildlife Service van pulled-up to the doors of Cedar Key School to fulfill the wish list of science teacher Raymond Powers. Box after box was unloaded from the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge van and piled onto a cart by Powers and his students.
    All this study and research equipment, along with an earlier delivery in November, is the result of a grant written and submitted by Refuge Ranger Pam Darty, a former Florida teacher.

  • Patrol boost

    Cedar Key Lions President Dale Register presents Cedar Key School fifth grade teacher Janeice Smith and the fifth grade safety patrol members with a $1,000 check to help fund their trip to Washington D.C.

  • Team effort locates missing boy in Sumner

    Staff Report
    A missing 5-year-old boy who wandered three miles from home into a swamp was located after four hours of searching by his family, volunteers, and officers from a number of law enforcement, conservation and corrections agencies.

  • Voters to decide on business incentives on Nov. 4 ballot

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES
    editor@cedarkeybeacon.com
    Levy County voters will have the opportunity to decide whether to offer tax relief to businesses that move or open up in the county in return for creating jobs when they go to the polls on Nov. 4.

  • Fireworks fund raising underway

    Fund raising efforts have begun and fireworks will happen on Cedar Key for the Fourth of July, said Cedar Key Chamber President Bill Heckler.
    Fireworks will either be set off from Cemetery Point or behind the Low-Key Hideaway.
    If enough funds are collected, the city will set them off at the cemetery like last year. Otherwise, the Low-Key pyro crew will set them off on a barge behind the Tiki Hut bar.

  • Senecal receives Lions' top honor

    Roland Senecal, of the Cedar Key Lions Club, has been named a Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) in recognition of his commitment to serving the world community. Named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones, the fellowship is one of the foundation’s highest recognitions – honoring the commitment to humanitarian service.