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  • Better fishing with electronics


  • Why composting goes hand in hand with recycling

     A couple of years ago, when I first joined the Energy Advisory Group, one of the other volunteers  suggested that we promote composting along with other initiatives like curbside recycling with unit based pricing, electric/water conservation  and the weatherization program.  My response at that time was – OMG, that’s way over the top --- only the most dedicated “tree huggers” would ever do THAT!  And, anyway, I thought to myself, “I don’t have a garden and I hate yard work, why would I compost?”

  • Free tax assistance offered


  • Between the river and deep blue Gulf: The past and future of oysters in Florida’s Big Bend

    The University of Florida IFAS Shellfish Extension Program and Florida Sea Grant invite you to a presentation at the Cedar Key Library on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

    The talk, by Dr. Jennifer Seavey, a landscape ecologist with the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, will focus on the analysis of oyster reef changes over time in the Big Bend.

  • Teacher of the Year

     Cedar Key School’s Teacher of the Year Rebecca Linan (third from left) and ESP of the Year Elaine Rains (fourth from left). Also pictured are, from left: School Board member Beth Davis, Cedar Key School Principal Sue Ice, Linan, Rains and Superintendent Bob Hastings. 

  • 365 days

    The beginning of the new year marked the end of a year-long project for Cedar Key resident Michelle Pearson.

  • Author Sudye Cauthen speaks Thursday at CK library

    On Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m., Alachua writer, poet and documentarian Sudye Cauthen will talk about her work to preserve the culture of the area in which she grew, by using narrative, interviews, poetry and introspection on the people and the land that supported them. Her writing offers an inspiration to each of us to look inside and out and discover the relationship between where we live and who we are. Ms. Cauthen, a fifth-generation north Floridian, has won numerous awards for her non-fiction and fiction works.

  • Benefit planned for family displaced by fire


  • Join the Great Backyard Bird Count Friday through Monday

    Warmer temperatures and lack of snow in parts of North America are setting the stage for what could be a most intriguing 15th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, coming up this weekend.
    Bird watchers across the U.S. and Canada are getting ready to tally millions of birds in the annual count coordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon, and Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada.

  • FWC adopts new seasons for gag grouper in Gulf

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to change how gag grouper is managed in Gulf of Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County).
    The decision, which came during day two of the three-day February Commission meeting, will achieve consistency with federal management efforts while potentially providing a region-specific recreational season in four counties.