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Today's News

  • Dock street bridge to go up 3 feet

    Cedar Key, your voice has been heard.

    The Florida Department of Transportation engineers have figured out a way to make the Dock/C Street bridge, one of three to be replaced, 3 feet higher than the current bridge and to install a temporary bridge during demolition and construction so businesses on Dock Street don't suffer a loss of business.

    And the good news is that the plan for construction of the $4.6 million structure will begin in Fiscal Year 2019 that begins on July 1, 2018, instead of the previously mentioned FY 2021.

  • Seahorsing Around

    By Teri Bremman

    The Cedar Key Woman’s Club seized the opportunity to experience “sea life” in a new perspective.

    As guests of the UF Seahorse Key Marine Lab community outreach efforts, thirteen members of the CKWC recently visited Seahorse Key.   Accompanied by Maria Sgambati, representing the UF Seahorse Key Marine Lab., Jessica Long, from the UF Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, and Capt. Kenny McCain at the helm, the CKWC field trip proved to be as fun as it was informative. 

  • Kindergarten circus on May 27

    The annual Cedar Key School Kindergarten Circus will return to the auditorium on Friday, May 27, at 9:30 a.m.

    The past versions of the annual event have featured tight rope walkers, lions, and a strong man who can lift a bear.  The students have been rehearsing for their roles as the performance is a highlight of the end of school activities. The entire student body attends the circus.

    The kindergarten class also sells popcorn and something to wash it down to raise money for the class.

  • Wild Hog raises $20,400 for Levy ARC

    By Ashley Andresen

    On Monday morning, Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race board members presented the Levy ARC with a check for the proceeds from the 39th annual Wild Hog race.

    The event raised $20,400, up from $19,400 last year.

    “Thanks for the opportunity to serve you,” Wild Hog President Keith Maynard said at the presentation at the Levy ARC facilities. We love each one of y’all, he said.

  • School events this week

    The school year is winding down and the number of events at Cedar Key School are picking up. Here's a few to mark on your calendar:

    • Friday, May 20, all day, Field Day.

    • Wednesday, May 25, 9 a.m. Pre-K End of Year Celebration in the school auditorium

    • Friday, May 27, 9:30 a.m., Kindergarten Circus, school auditorium

    • Sunday, May 29, 6:30 p.m., Senior Class Baccalaureate, Cedar Key Baptist Church

    • Tuesday, May 31, all day, middle school Survivor Day

  • Captain's Log for the week of 5-19-16

    I have taken the University of Florida research group out several times and have a new outlook on our impact on the fish we put back that are short, big females that just need to be put back or trophy tarpon and such.

  • Community calendar for the week of 5-19-16

    Mondays

    Retired Educators Meeting

    The Levy/Gilchrist Retired Educators Association meets on the third Monday of every month at the Gathering Table in Chiefland with no June or July meeting. The meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch. Any retired educator from Gilchrist or Levy County is invited to attend.

    Free Summer Yoga in Cedar Key

    8-9:15 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Cedar Key Library. Yoga CDs are used for instruction and some experience is necessary.

  • Cedar Key oysters make Flavors of Florida menu

    Faculty, administrators and friends of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences now know even more about the fine foods and beverages produced by UF/IFAS faculty after the annual May 9 Flavors of Florida event.

    Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, commended faculty and thanked friends for attending.

  • County updates dangerous dog ordinance

    An increase in the serious threat of unprovoked dog attacks involving residents, domestic animals and livestock has prompted the Levy County Commission to update its dangerous dog ordinance and revive an animal services panel to hear appeals of dogs deemed dangerous.

  • Shark News for the week of 5-19-16

    Cedar Key Athletic Awards

    Hannah Stallworth

    Shark Correspondent

    On Tuesday, May 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., Cedar Key Athletes will attend the Athletic Award Ceremony at the Cedar Key School auditorium. All athletes will receive their sports letters and pins. For special recognition of students with outstanding performances, trophies will be given. Coaches from each team will give a brief speech discussing the 2015-16 season and players.

    Cedar Key FFA Wins State