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  • Cedar Key FFA to send five teams to state finals

    Three months of work, dozens of after-school pizzas and showing up at 4:30 a.m. to cut up fresh fruit all paid off this past week for the Cedar Key FFA chapters.
    The FFA will be sending five teams to the state Ornamental Horticulture finals later this month at the University of Florida.

  • Be a Celebration of the Arts patron

    Cedar Key’s 48th Annual Spring Fine Arts Festival is just two weeks away.  If you  plan to be here and enjoy browsing and shopping at the festival, why not consider becoming a Purchase Award Patron this year?

  • EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE IN CEDAR KEY

    Sunrise Service was held Easter morning, April 8, at the City of Cedar Key Beach. The service follwed Good Friday service as the cross was carried through the streets of Cedar Key by members of First Baptist Church of Cedar Key on its way to the beach.

  • A bird in the hand is worth...

  • CK Woman’s Club installs (kind of) new officers

    The Cedar Key Woman’s Club held its Installation Dinner on March 28 at the Seabreeze Restaurant in Cedar Key.
    The theme of the event was “recycling”, and true to that theme, the club’s new officers are those that served in the past.
    Officers installed include: Jane Moore, president; Debbie Franks, first vice-president (not present), Joan Selby, second vice-president; Teri Brennan, secretary; Cindy Leiner, treasurer (not present); Judy Duvall, parliamentarian; and Eileen Senecal, corresponding secretary.

  • Shark News for April 5

    Cedar Key FFA off to OH

    By Sarah Bartholemy
    Shark Correspondent
    Cedar Key is on its way to the Ornamental Horticulture CDE in Mayo, Florida. The teams have been preparing for three months and all of their hard work will be put to use. Lauren Bartholemy, Laia Gore, Sarah Bartholemy, Taryn Epperson, Mikayla Pope, Jemima Cahours, MacKenzie Kirkbride, Ashlyn Allen, Taylor Davison, Nathaneal Brinkman and Brooke Allen will all be competing today.

  • UF embarks on Levy sea level study

    Researchers at the University of Florida say they want community input from residents of Levy County on the threat of rising seas.
    Last month, according to UF Department of Urban and Regional Planning professor Dr. Kathryn Frank, UF began a two-year project aimed at helping the county cope with the inevitability of rising seas due to climate change.
    ‘We’re still in the information gathering process,” Frank said about the project, which is funded by a Florida Sea Grant.

  • Cedar Key Lions recycle for sight

    By Rory Brennan
    Special to the Beacon
    As spring cleaning gets under way, the Cedar Key Lions are asking people to look through dresser drawers and closets for used eyeglasses and donate them to the Lions Recycle For Sight program.

  • Buster helps veterans

    Buster may look mean, but he’s “so humanlike” according to his companion, who did not wish to be the focus of this article. Buster was visiting Cedar Key during a stop on his human companion’s sailing trip.
    Buster has been made available to his companion through the efforts of two foundations, paws4people and paws4vets, that have been “training and pairing service dogs with veterans, active duty service members, children, seniors and individuals living with disabilities or serious illnesses” according to their website.

  • TDC will spare no money for CK billboard

    “Come to Cedar Key” is not a message motorists driving on Interstate-75 are likely to see in 2012.
    Not unless some entity other than the Levy County Tourist Development Council is willing to pay for it.
    Council members told a small group requesting $10,000 at the LCTDC’s March 29 meeting that there are no funds for such a project in the current year’s budget.