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Today's News

  • Old Florida Celebration of the Arts is April 8-9

    The 2017 Old Florida Celebration of the arts is planned for April 8 – 9 and this week continues the countdown of the Top 10 reasons to attend the celebration of the arts, one of the Top 10 art fairs in America, according to the 2016 artfaircalendar.com survey.

  • Cedar Key seeks to extend city limit

    In a move aimed at consolidating  unincorporated land around Cedar Key, Mayor Heath Davis sought consent Tuesday from the Levy County Commission to annex pieces of land located south of the No. 4 Channel, which borders the mainland where Highway 24 passes over.

  • Cedar Key native awarded prestigious honor in Coast Guard

    Cedar Key native Chelsea Colson was awarded Enlisted Person of the Year this month for the Eighth Coast Guard District in New Orleans.

    Colson, a Petty Officer Third Class, works as a storekeeper at Coast Guard Marine Safety and Security Team.

  • Cedar Key scores high marks in pole vault, shot put

     

    The Cedar Key girls scored a win in the pole vault event while the school’s competitors captured top-three finishes in four other categories at the Cedar Key School Relays in Rosewood last Thursday.

  • Lost message from past washes ashore couple’s Yankeetown island retreat

    In his 40 years of scuba diving, John Edwards has ran across some unbelievable finds.

    But he’s never found anything as strange as what he and his wife Rosa discovered in late January, washed up on one of their private islands on the mouth of the Withlacoochee River near Yankeetown.

    The pair were cleaning up the damage wrought by Hurricane Hermine when, among all of the unremarkable items and driftwood littered along the shore of their coastal retreat, an old bottle caught Mr. Edwards’ eye.

  • Be an Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Purchase Award Patron

    The 53rd Annual Spring Arts Festival in Cedar Key is just six weeks away and the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Committee is hopeful you will become a patron this year. The festival is April 8, 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

    Here are some are answers to some frequently asked questions about the program.

  • Birdies for books

    Sue Wooley, the president of the Friends of the Cedar Key Library, was stunned last year at the size of the donation to the library from the first-ever Cedar Key Open charity golf event.

    Last Wednesday, the Chiefland Golf and Country Club and the Big Deck Raw Bar hosted the second edition of the Open, and the amount of funds raised was doubled from the previous year.

    “I was nearly speechless,” Wooley said. “And you can ask my husband, that’s a rarity.”

  • Bones found near site of missing plane

    DNA testing will be done on bones found in the area off Cedar Key where a single engine plane crashed.

    On Feb. 12, a single engine plane bound for Cedar Key crashed into the Gulf of Mexico approximately 6 miles south southeast of the island. The pilot, Jasper Jerrels, 65, passengers, Jerrels’ 17-year-old Dylan Jerrels and Hue Singletary perished.

  • Kids for K9s pays visit to Cedar Key School

    Kids for K9s recently presented a program to Cedar Key School second graders and students of Brooke Smith about service animals.

    The program included discussion of some of the many jobs that service animals do to help people, including a demonstration by Aric of how a dog can identify certain chemicals that might be used in explosives (no explosives were used). The children also learned what to do if they are ever lost and how a barking dog might be coming to find them so stay in one safe place until the search dog arrives.

  • CK historians present unique program

    Hannah Healey and Dr. John Andrews will be the featured presenters in March and April at the Cedar Key Historical Society Coffee. Both programs start at 10 a.m. in the Community Center.