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  • Woman’s Club Fashion Show set

    The Cedar Key Woman’s Club will present its Fashion Show and Luncheon on Thursday, March 15. This annual event has become the hit of the town in the past few seasons. Featuring Cedar Key models with fashions coordinated by Nancy Stephens from Déjà Vu on Second Street, the entertainment value is worth the price of the ticket.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 8

    Saturday
    Annual Spring Plant Sale
    The Cedar Key Garden Club’s Annual Spring Plant Sale will be held by City Hall on C Street on March 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will have a large variety of native plants to choose from.

    Auditions held for SVP

  • Hunt to head new sheriff’s Ag/Marine unit

    Levy County Sheriff’s Lt. Shawn Hunt has been named to the first Agriculture/Marine Unit in the department.
    Citizens have never had a full-time Ag/Marine Investigator to work with farmers, timber business owners and clam farms in Cedar Key.  The duties will consist of investigating any Ag-related crimes, educating the farmers by giving crime prevention tips and community policing

  • Wild about wildlife

    By Patty Roesch
    Special to the Beacon
    The Cedar Key Arts Center held a Salute to Wildlife March 3. From 5-7 p.m. guests explored the exhibit sipping happily on wine and enjoying the food.
    In appreciation of the Suwanne Refuge, the art was to feature the area. Ann Kamzelski and Jack Murphy were among the artists with work on display.
    Kamzalski is a digital photographer. Armed with her camera and Photoshop, she creates images that keep the viewer wondering.

  • Update on Ellzey wildfire: contained

        A wildfire that started yesterday, burning 225 acres near Ellzey has been about 60 percent contained, according to Florida Forest Service Fire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond.
        Bond said nobody was hurt in the blaze that started at about 3 p.m. on the west side of C.R. 336, about halfway between S.R. 24 and C.R. 330.  No homes were threatened by the fire, now named the Cannon Road Fire, she said, though a farmer's tractor was destroyed.

  • Levy roads to be named for veterans Buesing, Campbell and Page

    State Rep. Leonard Bembry (D-Madison) announced today that CS/HB 7039, a bill designating roads in Levy County for Marine Lance Cpl. Brian R. Buesing, Army Sgt. Karl A. Campbell and Army Spc. James A. Page has passed both houses of the Florida Legislature.  

  • Taking the pulse of the community

    By RORY BRENNAN

    Publicity

  • Wildfire on CR 336 near Ellzey

    A fire that has consumed 20 acres along County Road 336 between State Road 24 and County Road 330,  is being battled by the Florida Forest Service and firefighters from Chiefland, Cedar Key and other departments.

    Ludie Bond, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist for the Florida Forest Service, said the call came in at 3:30 p.m. to the Levy County Sheriff's Office and the state agency dispatched two brush trucks, two tractors and other equipment.

  • Conservation Corner: Don’t let recycling rumors hinder your efforts

  • CK Eagles to hold fund raising event for Bergers March 12

     On Monday March 12, from 5-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to a Jambalaya dinner and cake walk at the Cedar Key Eagles Aerie home on the corner of 3rd and B Streets.