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  • Captain's Log for the week of 3-31-16

    By Dennis Voyles

    If you enjoy trout on your plate then your time is now. The trout bite, both spotted and sand seatrout could not be much better than last week. Oh, and I get asked a lot "what color do you prefer ?" And last week I narrowed it down to just two colors...light and dark. There, I gave up one of my secrets. Seriously, it just does not seem to matter when the trout are in the pre-spawn mode, they need to eat to fulfill their increased metabolism and egg development.

  • Help beach-nesting shorebirds by giving them space

    Shorebird nesting season is underway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds beachgoers to watch out for and to avoid disturbing birds and their young. Shorebirds build shallow nests out of sand and shells on beaches in spring and summer, hatching chicks that are difficult to see.

  • Ex-Tax Collector Don Richburg, 79, dies

    Staff Report

    Former Levy County Tax Collector Donald H. “Catfish” Richburg, 79, remembered for his jovial attitude died on Monday at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville.

    He was born in Cedar Key and attended school there.

    Former Clerk of Court Douglas M. McKoy, a lifelong friend who served at the courthouse at the same time as Richburg, recalled attending football and basketball games where his brothers played against the older Richburg.

  • Seahorse Landing wins Green Business of the Month

    The Green Business of the Month for April is Seahorse Landing, which is located on G Street overlooking Goose Cove. It is condominiums that are available to rent by the night, week and month. Since 1999, Janet Blackwell has been the manager.

  • Easter service on the beach

    Members of the Baptist Church in Cedar Key were joined by onlookers as they carried a cross to the beach at the city park and held a brief meeting with prayer on Friday evening.

    The group was led by Pastor Todd Pope. 

  • Lets go to the fair

    Popcorn, cotton candy, the ferris wheel and more are all part of the allure when the Levy County Fair opens today (Thursday) at Williston’s Industrial Park, across from Horseman’s Park.

    The gates open at 4 p.m. and opening ceremonies will be held at 6:30 p.m.

    The fair will run from today, March 31 through April 3.

  • City and water commissioners re-elected unopposed

    Staff Report

    When the qualifying period for Cedar Key elections closed on March 18, two candidates seeking re-election to the city commission and three candidates seeking re-election to the Cedar Key Water & Sewer Board failed to draw any opposition to new two-year terms.

    Cedar Key City Commissioner Royce Nelson, who holds Seat 2, was elected in 2014.

  • Waste Pro sponsorship guarantees scholarships, sustainable festivals

    “Create and maintain conditions under which man and nature can exist in productive harmony and fulfill social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations of mankind.”

    Such is the environmental policy adopted by the Board of Lions International in October of 1972. The Lions not only made a commitment to protect the planet but also to inform the public about its importance and asked acceptance of responsibilities by citizens “all sharing equally in this common effort.”

  • Citizen scientists collect data

    Betty and Joe Chambers volunteer in the Citizen Science Inititative tagging horseshoe crabs under the pavilion at the city park.

  • CF Levy campus gets $7.28M

    After years of disappointment and governors' vetoes, the College of Central Florida Levy Center is guaranteed a $7.28 million appropriation that will move it from a shopping center storefront to a 44,000 square foot permanent building on a wooded campus north of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19.