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Today's News

  • Reel-y into recycling

     

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES

    editor@cedarkeybeacon.com

  • It's Option 1 on C Street Bridge

    The Cedar Key Commission has decided to recommend the C Street/Dock Street bridge be torn down and replaced without any temporary replacement during the 18-24 month construction time.

  • Parents with convictions cannot come to activities

    Sex offenders and sex predators take note: You are not welcome at  activities at Levy County schools even if you have a child enrolled in public school. 

  • Seahorse Key is closed

     

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service announces the seasonal closure of Seahorse Key, the site of the rookery of approximately 20,000 birds.  When the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge says, “Wildlife Comes First!” they’re serious.  Seahorse Key, its beaches, and the 300 foot perimeter are posted CLOSED from March 1, through the last day of June.  The beaches will be accessible July 1 once again.  

  • C Street Bridge work to be delayed

    Plans for replacement of the C Street bridge that leads to the island’s commercial heart are being pushed back two years to allow the Florida Department of Transportation District 2 office more time to analyze and consider “the various challenges presented with this project.”

    The news came in the Levy County Commission meeting Tuesday morning. Just hours before the Cedar Key City Commission was to receive an update on the bridge and two others on the drawing boards. 

  • Works of Bill Roberts on exhibit through February

     The works of Bill Roberts, artist and author, will be on exhibit during February at Brick City Center for the Arts, 25 SW Broadway St., Ocala.

    The exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 6 with a reception at 6 p.m.

    All I Ever Wanted to be was a Cowboy exhibit is the work of 82-year- old Roberts. His book of short stories is a reflection of cow hunting in Florida beginning at the tender age of 13 and continuing for the next 35 years. 

  • Levy County goes purple

    Levy County has joined a growing number of cities and counties that have declared themselves appreciative of its veterans who have been injured or killed in combat and awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the oldest American military decoration. 

    County Veterans Service Office Director Robert Lowyns presented the Levy County Commission with a proclamation honoring the Purple Heart recipients for dying or being wounded while engaged in combat with enemy forces and the commissioners approved it unanimously. 

  • Reading is fun
  • Mural is dedicated

     The Friends of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge partnered with the Cedar Key Arts Center this year to sponsor a new mural featuring the 2015 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts design contest theme, “Seeing the Art in Nature.”  

  • Cedar Key blood drive Friday, Feb. 13

    What difference can a single donation make? One figure frequently cited is that one pint of blood can save up to three lives, since it can provide three lifesaving products: red blood cells, plasma and platelets.