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  • Thank you for your cooperation

     

    With the 51st Annual Spring Arts Festival just around the corner, Cedar Key businesses and residents are reminded of the following restrictions and road closures.

  • Conservation Corner: Fortunately for us

    Submitted by the Energy Advisory Panel Communications Workgroup

    In 1872, President Grant established Yellowstone as the first National Park in the U. S. and the world. Yellowstone, which comprises almost 3,500 square miles was first patrolled by the Army. The National Park Service took responsibility for the park in 1917.

  • Hospital construction beginning in fall

    The field of dreams behind Walmart will be bustling with activity by the end of summer as construction will be under way for the 30-bed facility.

    The 20 acres that was set aside years ago for a 64-bed facility is due to be evaluated with a site survey and soil borings in the next month.

    Frank Schupp, Ameris senior vice president for business development, was in town last week and presented city officials with a proposed timeline for work.

  • Windswept

    The winds had flags standing out on Saturday afternoon at the boat launch in Cedar Key.

    Boats that were anchored in the water were rocking in the choppy waters.

    While the forecast for Thursday calls for a 40 percent chance of rain, skies will be dry and mostly sunny through the weekend with temperatures in the high 60s during the day and in the low 50s at night. 

  • Bridges meeting March 30

    The Florida Department of Transportation is returning to Cedar Key on March 30 to show residents the final plans being made to replace three bridges on the island. The bridges have been a hot topic since the initial open house FDOT hosted in October 2014.

    The open house will be at the Cedar Key Community Center from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by a public comment period beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    The department is proposing to replace the following bridges:

  • Bridges meeting March 30

    The Florida Department of Transportation is returning to Cedar Key on March 30 to show residents the final plans being made to replace three bridges on the island. The bridges have been a hot topic since the initial open house FDOT hosted in October 2014.

    The open house will be at the Cedar Key Community Center from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by a public comment period beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    The department is proposing to replace the following bridges:

  • Seahorse Key is closed

     

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service announces the seasonal closure of Seahorse Key, the site of the rookery of approximately 20,000 birds.  When the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge says, “Wildlife Comes First!” they’re serious.  Seahorse Key, its beaches, and the 300 foot perimeter are posted CLOSED from March 1, through the last day of June.  The beaches will be accessible July 1 once again.  

  • Reel-y into recycling

     

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES

    editor@cedarkeybeacon.com

  • It's Option 1 on C Street Bridge

    The Cedar Key Commission has decided to recommend the C Street/Dock Street bridge be torn down and replaced without any temporary replacement during the 18-24 month construction time.

  • Cedar Key blood drive Friday, Feb. 13

    What difference can a single donation make? One figure frequently cited is that one pint of blood can save up to three lives, since it can provide three lifesaving products: red blood cells, plasma and platelets.