Local News

  • Levy's Veterans Day parade in Chiefland moves to Nov. 12

    The 2015 Levy County Veteran's Day parade will be in Chiefland on Nov. 12, at 4 p.m.

    Military, units, clubs, groups and rolling military vehicles will start marching from Chiefland Middle High School at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27A and U.S. Highway 19 and head south on US 19 to Trailhead/Train Depot Park in South Chiefland.

  • Gulf red snapper season closes this weekend

    Attention anglers! Halloween (Saturday, Oct. 31) and Sunday, Nov. 1 are the last days the recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters will be open in 2015.

    State waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles. Federal waters extend from where state waters end out to about 200 nautical miles.

    This year’s 70-day state-waters season began the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 23) and ran through July 12.

    The season then reopened for Labor Day weekend and weekends in September and October, including Sunday, Nov. 1.

  • Check your smoke detector when changing the time

    Your local fire rescue wishes to remind everyone that Sunday, Nov. 1, is time to fall back one hour for daylight saving.

    This is a good time to replace the battery and test the operation of your smoke detector. Consider the following:

    • Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms (dead batteries)

    • More than one-third (37 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.

  • Blessing of the Animals Sunday

    The annual Blessing of the Animals service will be on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. at Christ Church, the Episcopal church on State Road 24. Last year, Georgia Knoblach Browning brought her dog, Tucson, to receive the blessing from Father Jim Wright. 

  • Call For Art

    Time to prepare your ROCKIN’ artistic creation and get it in the November Cedar Key Art Gallery opening.

    Let your hair down. Go WILD. Think OUTSIDE the BOX. Play nothing safe. In other words, Rock the Boat with your art.

    Intake starts at 10 a.m. on Monda, Nov. 9th and ends on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m.

    This exhibition is open to all artists. No charge for entry. This show will hang through the holidays.


    Intake of art at the Cedar Key Arts Center Show

    Opening: Nov. 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Center

  • Keys oystermen were right all along

    By Tom Nordlie

    Oysters thrive under brackish conditions, and now a  University of Florida study reveals that the bivalves can actually help  create the mix of fresh water and brine they crave.

  • CK Seafood Festival celebrates sustainability

    By Eileen Bowers

    Event Coordinator

       After the collection of approximately 600 pounds of compost, 700 pounds of clam shells, and 20 96-gallon carts of recyclables, it has been calculated that 53 percent of our festival's waste was diverted from the landfill.

       This would not have been possible without the efforts of our non-profits, city employees Billy and Brian, student Noah Webster and citizen Larry Feldman for trailering compost to the Gernhardt's farm where the compost piles reside waiting to nourish vegetable crops.

  • THEO program coming to CF Levy

        A new program will soon come to the College of Central Florida in Levy.

       The program, called THEO (Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator) will offer timber related career training. The announcement was made at a Nature Coast Development Council and RESTORE Act advisory committee meeting on Sept. 10.

       “The timber industry is huge for North Central Florida,” Marilyn Ladner, provost at the CF Levy campus said.

  • CKS FFA successful at Cedar Key Seafood Festival

    The FFA booth had a great turn out this seafood festival in support of the Cedar Key FFA Chapters. We sold out of fish and fries by 2 p.m. on Sunday with a profit of just under $3,000. Our numerous customers gave the impression of sincere satisfaction and love toward our product.

    With the presence of a new agriculture teacher, Rachel Wetherington, who courageously took up to responsibility of reconstructing the FFA booth, the students were also able to get first-hand experience with marketing and were able to personally recreate the mechanics involved in the production.

  • Precinct lines changing to benefit voters

    Change is coming for 1,313 Levy County voters who have found themselves having to go the extra mile(s) to cast their votes. A request by Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones will make that trip a little shorter.

    Jones' request to the Levy County Commission to slightly change precinct lines was unanimously approved on Tuesday.

    She cited two examples for the action: