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  • Water looks like tea, but those hungry redfish don’t seem to care

    Hello fellow Cedar Key folks.
    Hope everyone is successful at finding ways to stay cool.
    Our water has gotten another dose of river water. A couple days of northwest winds pulled it around the corner to us.
    We now have tea for water as of now.
    As you head southeast it clears up a bit.
    The clarity doesn't seem to mess with the fishing much,  just not the prettiest scene.

  • Seahorse Key lighthouse open house a success

    Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge hosted its summer open house of Cedar Keys Light Station celebrating the 158th anniversary last Saturday.  
    The Refuge partnered with Cedar Key Historical Society and Levy County Historical Society in order to bring historians and ambience to the significant historical site managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    “Refuges are places where the people of today can renew the ties to their cultural heritage by viewing ancient & historic sites,” reads the “Promise” document of 1996.  

  • Cedar Key United Methodist Vacation Bible School

    Hello! The VBS program at the Methodist church is coming up.
    The VBS is Monday-Friday, Aug. 6-10, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    There will be snacks, crafts, music, story and games! Ages Pre-K and up are welcome!

  • CK Chamber rounding up booty for annual auction

    Fifty-seven items have been donated to the Greater Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce's annual Labor Day weekend auction and sponsors have until today, Aug. 2, to donate and sign on.
    This year's event has a pirate theme and participants are asked to dress appropriate to the occasion. Businesses are asked to adopt the pirate theme for the weekend by dressing up and decorating their business.

  • Fowlers Bluff Fire now operated by county

    Fowlers Bluff residents can now feel more secure about fire rescue services in their area, according to county and community officials.
    Monday was the first official day of operation for the Levy County Fire Station No. 4, said Levy County Department of Public Safety Director David Knowles in a public meeting Monday at Fowlers Bluff.
    The station and its crew of firefighters, formerly known as the Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department, signed on to merge with the county's fire department several months ago.

  • County OKs higher millage — tentatively

  • Boater rescued in Gulf, brought to CK

    A Micanopy man was evacuated from a burning 26-foot boat about 15 miles west of Cedar Key by the Coast Guard on Saturday and brought to George Lewis Airport for treatment, according to information provided by the agency and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.
    Clifford Burnham, 49, had been in the water for about an hour, clinging to the cowling of an outboard motor on his 26-foot boat, when the Coast Guard arrived in response to a radio call.

  • Leapin’ lizards

    About a dozen children, with parents in tow, showed up at the Cedar Key Public Library Friday afternoon to watch Geddy the Gecko perform.
       Geddy and the children danced, listened to short stories and songs about several South American countries. About halfway through the program, Geddy transformed into a larger, puffed up version of himself who promptly moved into a break dance routine that culminated with the oversized reptile spinning on his head.

  • CK tap water safe to drink

    From the CK Water & Sewer District website:
    On Wednesday, August 1st at 5:00PM, the Cedar Key Water & Sewer District was given approval from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to allow human consumption of the District’s water supply. It is now safe for you to drink the water.

  • Coast Guard medically evacuates man near Cedar Key

     A 50-year-old man was medically evacuated by the Coast Guard approximately 15 miles west of Cedar Key, Saturday.