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    Officers stay the same
    The Levy County Commission started off the new year by choosing to stick with the same leadership it had last year.
    But the vote did not come until after the commission deadlocked 2-2 on a motion by District 3 Commissioner Marsha Drew (R-Yankeetown)  to name District 2 Commissioner Chad Johnson (R-Chiefland) as chairman and District 4 Commissioner Ryan Bell (R-Chiefland) as vice chairman. Bell and District 1 Commissioner Mike Joyner (R-Morriston) voted against the proposal.

  • Arts Center hoppin' in January

    January at the Cedar Key Arts Center includes ongoing classes and salons, as well as several one day workshops and a gallery opening.
    January’s Gallery will be filled with cozy quilts. This exhibit is open to the community and ready to hang quilts are due at the Art Center by Jan. 3 at 5 p.m. Photographer Christian Harkness will be featured in the Members Gallery. Gallery Reception is Jan. 7, from 5-7 p.m.

  • Register by Jan. 3 for presidential primary

    The last day to register to vote in the 2012 Florida presidential preference primary is Tuesday, Jan. 3. The primary is Jan. 31.  
    Levy County residents can apply to register to vote at the Supervisor of Elections office at 421 S. Court St., Bronson between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 352-486-5163.
    To vote in an election, a person must be registered in the state by the book closing date, which is normally the 29th day before each election.
    Book closing dates for other 2012 election cycle are:

  • 100-year pioneers

    Like any good country boy growing up in these parts, Newnan Sanchez knows firsthand about the circle of life, about nature’s delicate balance and how people once lived more harmoniously with the land.
    “I hate to see a lot of Old Florida disappearing,” the 69-year-old Chiefland native said, swaying gently in a rocking chair on the porch of an old cabin where his aunt and uncle once lived.
    “When I grew up, it was one of the smaller states in the Southeast.”

  • Cedar Key Illuminated

    This festive view greets everyone entering Cedar Key - just as motorists cross the No. 4 Bridge. These Christmas lights can be seen on a boathouse/dock on your right. Sure to warm your heart and make you smile, these magical sea creatures not only illuminate the season, but impart a touch of Cedar Key.
     

  • Donations needed to replace dead palms

    Several palm trees planted along the sidewalk leading from City Park to the boat launch have died and Cedar Key resident George Oakley is leading a drive to replace them.
    Oakley pledged at the Dec. 20 meeting of the Cedar Key City Commission to get the ball rolling and has delivered a $150 check to City Hall to pay for replacing one of seven of the trees that have died and been cut down.

  • Santa Clam, a.k.a Claus, is on his way

  • Boat parade: bigger and brighter

    By LESLIE STURMER
    Special to the Citizen

    This was the third year the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association hosted a Christmas boat parade held in conjunction with Community Night in the Park on December 17.
    “Although the number of entries was the same as last year, the crowds more than doubled,” reported Rose Cantwell, who organized the event.  

  • Medicare answers available

    If you have questions about options for Medicare, Medicare/Medicaid, Disability, Supplemental Insurance, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, or Medicare billings, there is a place to go for answers.
    Visit a SHINE volunteer and get the answers. SHINE is a program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs for one-on-one counseling.  SHINE provides free, unbiased and confidential assistance by trained volunteers.  If you cannot come to a site call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243.
    SHINE volunteers will be available:

  • Cedar Key Welcome Center announces holiday hours

    The Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center will be closed during the Christmas holiday from Friday, Dec. 23 through Sunday, Dec. 25.
    We will resume normal business hours on Monday Dec. 26.