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  • 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.

  • Horseshoe Crab Citizen Scientists take to the beaches of Cedar Key

    By Maria Sgambati and Tiffany Black  

    If you were walking around Cedar Key March 10, 11, or 12 around mid-afternoon you might have noticed groups of people wandering along the beaches with white buckets. Given the popularity of fishing, this might not be an unusual sight except that what was in the white bucket was not fish but horseshoe crabs.

  • Let FWC know about your red drum fishing experiences

    Let FWC know about your red drum fishing experiences

    A new red drum stock assessment is complete and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking for input from anglers about their experiences with the red drum fishery. We want to know how you think the fishery is doing and what you think of the current bag limits.

    Visit MyFWC.com/RedDrum2016 to learn more about red drum and take a short survey.

  • Get hooked on fishing in Cedar Key

    Anglers try their luck as they cast their lines off the pier in Cedar Key.

  • First annual Cedar Key Open raises $2,250

    It all started because of two men with thoughts of gathering a few teams to play some golf.

    Joe Chambers of upstate New York and Bob Piscura of Virginia, who spend part of the year in Cedar Key, decided to have a golf tournament and named the Cedar Key Public Library as this year's beneficiary.

    "We've been surprised of the phenomenal support," Chambers said.

    They expected six or seven teams would participate and the next thing they knew, they had 18 teams of four with a waiting list.