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  • 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. 

  • Saw palmetto berries - Levy County's new cash crop?

    You may have noticed orange berries on your saw palmettos that are turning black, and in some cases drying up. What on earth could they be used for?

  • 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.

  • Area resident loses home, property in fire

    Cedar Key’s Volunteer Fire department was the first on the scene at a fire last Thursday, but there wasn't much they could do for the property owner, according to Fire Chief Robert Robinson.

    The property, located at 5850 S.W. County Road 345 and owned by Al Lewis, was destroyed by the fire, Robinson said. Nobody was hurt in the blaze, but Lewis lost his home, a shed, boat, tractor and at least one car. The woods on the property were also burned and Robinson said live ammunition was exploding in Lewis' home.

  • 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.