Local News

  • Council hears about state of city’s water

    David Beach, Chairman of the Cedar Key Water and Sewer Board (CKWSB), addressed the commissioners regarding saltwater intrusion into Cedar Key’s water supply. The intrusion caused by the drought has resulted in chloride and salinity levels exceeding acceptable levels in the well field.

  • Quick fix for saltwater intrusion in the works

    Plans for a temporary solution to Cedar Key’s saltwater intrusion are underway.
    The Cedar Key Water and Sewer District voted unanimously June 26 to move forward with purchasing a reverse osmosis filtration system to help remove excessive salts from the city’s water system.
    The motion included borrowing about $350,000 from Drummond Bank to pay for the cost of the system, which will only be a temporary fix.

  • Volunteers needed for children's art camp

     From the Cedar Key Arts Center:
    We are delighted to report that we have 37 youngsters ages 6-15 signed up for the Cedar Key Arts Center Summer Program this year!
    In order to give this many children a quality art experience, we are in desperate need of volunteers to help with the younger children.  No expertise is required, just a willingness to help one morning 9-11:30 a.m., any week day
    July 16-26.

  • Boat ramps on Suwannee close at 5 p.m.

  • LARC helped by donation

  • 2013 Spring Arts Festival date set; new event coordinator, arts center administrator named

    Mark your calendars - the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts committee has announced the 49th annual event to be held on April 13-14, 2013.

  • Honor Roll of residents serving in military

    The following Cedar Key and Rosewood residents are serving in the military:
    Zack Anderson
    Daniel Bainbridge
    Frankie Beckham
    Chase Beckham
    Tyler Beckham                 
    Nina Bell                                         

  • Celebrate the Fourth in Cedar Key

    Clamerica may be off to Washington, D.C. this year to carry the word about Cedar Key’s clams to the nation’s capitol on July Fourth, but things will not be dull in Cedar Key.
    The city is not sponsoring a fireworks show, but some residents will be putting on their own show and the morning will kick off with the annual Independence Day parade of vehicles and vessels.

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 28

    Through June 30

    Leather show at Cedar Key gallery
    Corrine Ryan has been carving, shaping, chiseling and punching leather for over 20 years. Her works range from three-dimensional portraits to earrings and pet leashes. She has her latest creations on display at the Cedar Keyhole throughout the month of June. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The Cedar Keyhole, located on 2nd Street [across from the Library] in Cedar Key, also maintains a display of many other works by over 20 contributors to its artists’ cooperative.  

  • Businesses open despite salty setback

    Chef Peter Leonauvicius, grilling and sautéing, doesn’t use a lot of fresh water in preparing food, and he doesn’t worry about the salty water he has to use to wash dishes. But he does worry that it will keep people away from Cedar key.
    “It’s not a health issue,” Leonauvicius, co-owner of Cedar Key’s Steamers Clam Bar and Grill, said Friday about the sodium chloride-laden water that has infiltrated the island’s water supply. “My main worry is about the loss of revenue. That’s the big deal.”