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  • Cedar Key Publc Library lecture series

    There will be several short closures of the building between now and the end of our "season," due to construction aspects of the rebuilding process and for our scheduled inventory. These closures will be announced as soon as definite dates are established. We have no phone service into the library at present, but we're working on getting this fixed. Please feel free to email me if you have questions or concerns. All library programs are free and open to the public.

    Cedar Key Public Library Winter lecture series 2017

  • The magic behind the mural

    Last summer, Darlene & Bryon Skarupski, owners of The Market at Cedar Key, decided it was time to redo the historic Native Indian mural that had been welcoming visitors there for over 15 years.

    They hired Travis Parks, who had done a number of recent murals in Cedar Key, in addition to being one of the artists that painted the existing mural, and prep-work began.

  • Arts Center to open new show Feb. 4

    A public art opening for Wings and Lois Benninghoff’s Mixed Mediums Show opens Feb. 4, with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Appetizers, drinks and conversation will be available to all.

    Come share a little time with the art community of Cedar Key and enjoy all of the art produced by the community for the annual Open Art Show.

    This year the theme is “Wings.” It is fun to see what people create that shows their personal interpretation of the theme.

  • Davis begins role as editor of newspaper

    David Davis is the new editor for the Chiefland Citizen and the Cedar Key Beacon. Citizen General Manager Dale Bowen made the announcement Feb. 2.

    “David has vast experience in the journalism field and an excellent understanding of community newspapers,” Bowen said. “We are excited to have David on the team, I know the community will appreciate his improvements to the newspapers.”

  • 1842 Daily Grind reopens in Cedar Key

    Terry Williams and Martin Kemp were emotionally devastated. Their business was just simply devastated in late September 2015 by Hurricane Hermine, but with the passage of time and hard work, the two men healed their damaged emotions and their destroyed business.

    So, it was with a shared sense of excitement on the morning of Jan. 26, when they left home to open their small coffee shop and restaurant for what was essentially, their third grand opening within the past six months.  

  • Smith, Brinkman crowned at Cedar Key homecoming ceremony

    In a rowdy Cedar Key gym last Friday, CKS crowned its homecoming king and queen during halftime of its boys’ basketball game against Branford.

    The Sharks’ 2016-17 homecoming king and queen are Nathanael Brinkman and Emily Smith.

    Abby O’Steen was named homecoming princess, while Darius Berger was tabbed the homecoming prince.

    The remainder of the senior court included: Ashlyn Allen, Jesse Crawford, Savannah Howard and Heather Sikes.

  • 911 service to sheriff restored

    UPDATE:

    The 911 service has been restored to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.  

     

     

     

     The 911 function for LEVY COUNTY has been disrupted. Citizens needing immediate help need to call the Levy County Sheriff's Office at 352-486-5111 or 1-800-538-9767.

  • County delays decision on legal ads

    The Chiefland Citizen and an online blogger must wait another two weeks to find out if the Levy County Commission will be awarding either the county’s legal advertising and delinquent tax roll publication.

    The commissioners decided to table the matter for further study after Interim County Coordinator Wilbur Dean said only two bids were received.

    The one for the blogger offers to add a page to his website and keep it available all year for $5,000.

  • Local Sierra Club presents program on solar

    Tri-county Working Group of Suwannee-St. Johns Sierra Club will present Solar: Unlimited Energy for the Sunshine State at the Homosassa Library, from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 21. “Solar: Unlimited Energy for the Sunshine State” explains that just as we switched from horses to cars, telegrams to telephones, typewriters to computers, and postal mail to email, we must now commit to switch from dirty fuels to clean energy.

  • Home heating help available for elderly

    Elder Options, an agency the helps seniors wants to get the word out that the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAEP) is available for residents age 60 and older who are having problems keeping their home warm during the winter or cool during the summer.

    The program can provide:

    • Electricity bill payment

    • Purchase energy related supplies such as fuel, fans, space heaters, wood, air conditioners, and

    • Repair heating and cooling systems.