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  • Cedar Keys’ Light Station open for visits

    Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges invite you to join in the celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week. The historic Cedar Keys Light Station on Seahorse Key opens its doors free to the public Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Who's serving what at the festival

    Garden Club —Lemonade
    Lioness Club— Crab Cakes
    Episcopal Church — Iced Tea, Sweets
    Woman’s Club — Sweets, Coffee, Iced Tea
    Lions Club — Corn, Cold Drinks
    Oystermen’s Assoc. — Fried oysters, clam
    strips shrimp
    PTO — Burgers
    FFA — Grouper sandwich, fries
    1st-grade — Sno-cones
    Safety Patrol — Water
    3rd and 4th-grades — Chowder, mullet dip,
    boiled shrimp
    FFEA/Kindergarten— Funnel cakes

  • Event supports island community, vendors

    Lioness Miss Thelma McCain has been working on lining up the arts and crafts vendors since 1983 and since the second week of June for the 42nd Annual Seafood Festival. Many have been coming back for over 20 years.

  • Welcome to 42nd Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival

    The 42nd Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday and goes into full swing with the annual parade at 11 a.m.

  • "Hooked on Fishing" training available

    The Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct a training seminar for anyone interested in angler and aquatic education training. This year’s event will be at the 4-H Camp Ocala (18533 NFS 535 Altoona, FL 32702) the weekend of Oct. 22-23.

    This seminar is open to teachers, 4-H leaders, Boy/Girl Scout leaders, Future Farmers of America personnel and anyone interested in getting students involved with fishing and aquatic education.

  • Students invited to submit black bear videos

    High school students interested in conserving the Florida black bear and raising public awareness about bears are invited to create a 1-minute video.

  • Fire Prevention Week tips can help save your family

    What’s the best way to protect your family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course.

    With more than 360,000 home fires reported in the United States in 2009, according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), your best defense is a good offense.

    That’s why Cedar Key’s Fire Department is teaming up with NFPA during the Oct. 9-15, 2011, to let our community know: “It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!”

  • About the drones

        They operate much like radio-controlled airplanes, with a human sending a signal to guide these sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles. 

  • Kayakers make donation

    Despite a nonexistent turnout for the Hidden Coastlines Paddling Festival event,  a different group of kayakers from the Jacksonville area came to town two weekends ago and left after donating money to a local charity.

  • Drones to patrol Cedar Key skies

    Residents in Cedar Key may look up into the sky in 2012 and spot drones flying overhead — similar to the ones used last week to attack and kill the alQaeda leader in Yemen.