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  • 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!”

  • Recycling and Trash Pickup Schedule

    Mondays: Trash and Recycling

    2nd & 4th Tuesdays: Waste 

    2nd Tuesday: Bulk Items

  • Drone use on commission agenda

    The Cedar Key City Commission will consider a request to allow George George T. Lewis Airport to be used by drones ␣ similar to those used by the military in Afghanistan and Iraq ␣ to conduct seagrass bed research.

    Dr. Paul Carlson Jr. of the Florida Marine Research Institute, will make a presentation on the project and ask for a letter of support from the city to the Federal Aviation Administration. The Levy County Commission agreed in its Oct. 4 meeting to sup- port the project on the condition he also win Cedar Key city official’s approval.

  • Truck wreaks havoc on yard and oak tree

    An automobile crash Friday night left a path of damage starting on Dock Street and ended under an oak tree on Whiddon Ave. There were no injuries.

    About 12:30 a.m., Saturday morning, Officer Dave Perry said he was clos- ing the bathrooms at City Park when he heard the squeal of tires and a crash coming from Dock Street. He saw a grey pickup truck com- ing from the same direction.

  • Empty bowls will soon help fill tummies

    The Summer Arts Program at the Cedar Key Arts Center and Cedar Key Pottery have joined together in an effort to raise money for local Levy County residents. The food pantry in Cedar Key will be the beneficiary of the fundraiser.  

  • About the drones

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