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  • CK Women’s Club hosting fund raiser for Fisher House

    The Cedar Key Women’s Club is fundraising for the Gainesville Fisher House.  Fisher House is a home away from home that will be built near the VA Hospital in Gainesville.  Many other states have a Fisher House, but this facility will be a place to stay for our veterans and military families receiving care at the Gainesville VA.  It will be 16,000 square feet, complete with bedrooms and living areas and kitchens on the neighboring property to the VA.  It will be available to those receiving medical care in the nearby VA facility.   

  • Refuge Night: meet the people, programs and plans tonight

    The Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges are hosting a community discussion at the Cedar Key Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m.
    Recently, the Refuges gained a new manager, deputy manager and a new wildlife officer. The community of Cedar Key will have an opportunity to learn of the Refuge’s current and planned programs and projects and interact with members of the staff representing the various programs.

  • Pelican envy

    This small pod of pelicans — spotted this weekend in Cedar Key — take advantage of the warm weather and active fish to frolic and feed.

  • State gives LIFE new life

    The last time Cedar Key School students participated in the state's Learning in Florida’s Environment (LIFE) program, they did so with the help of the Cedar Key Energy Advisory Panel and Suwannee River Water Management District.
    Today, when 50 students participate in a second LIFE program it will be with state funding. That's because an agreement with the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Environmental Education will establish the state’s 18th Learning in Florida’s Environment (LIFE) Program site in Levy County.

  • City concerned about EMS presence

    By JERRY LAWRENCE
    Correspondent
    Cedar Key City Commissioners raised the concern of ambulances not always being available to citizens at its Jan. 17 meeting.
    Volunteer Fire and Rescue Chief Robert Robinson said, “The Med 5 ambulance, stationed just outside the No. 4 Bridge in Cedar Key, is called repeatedly to stage in Otter Creek, and there are multiple times when an ambulance is not available throughout Levy County for several hours.”

  • Early voting begins in GOP presidential primary

     Early voting for the GOP presidential primary started at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Supervisor of Elections office in Bronson. It will continue through Saturday, Jan. 28.

    There are 8,457 registered Republicans in Levy County eligible to vote in the presidential primary. There is no Democratic primary as incumbent President Barack Obama has no challengers.

  • Shark News for the week of Jan. 19

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  • Conservation Corner: 2011, a year in review

  • Today in Levy County History for Jan. 19

    By TONI COLLINS

  • Williston Wings and Wheels fly-in to benefit LARC

    By Carolyn Ten Broeck