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Today's News

  • Search continues off Cedar Key for missing plane, passengers

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) continue to search for a missing plane and two of its passengers south of Cedar Key after the body of the pilot, 65-year-old Jasper Jerrels, was found Tuesday.

    Jerrels, his fiancé Hue Singletary, and Jerrels' 17-year-old son were aboard a single-engine plane that left Brooksville Sunday morning headed for Cedar Key.

  • Dr. Francis "Jack" Putz, Dr. Jane Brockman to present lectures at CK Library

    Dr. Francis "Jack" Putz is scheduled to speak Thursday at 5 p.m. The topic of his lecture "Coastal Ecosystem Change in Florida.”

    Dr. Putz is a professor of conservation biology at the University of Florida. He was mentioned by environmental writer Heather Dewar in her talk in January. She talked about Dr. Putz's work near our coastline, specifically about the receding forests along the coastline near Yankeetown, as described in a short article available for reading at the library circulation desk.

  • Sharks drop district tournament opener to Dixie County

    The Cedar Key boys’ basketball team had its moments in the first half of its district tournament opener against Dixie County.

    The seventh-seeded Sharks reached double digits in each of the first two quarters behind a trio of 3s, and helped itself to an 11-6 run after digging into an 11-0 deficit to open the game.

    But the eventual district champion Bears ultimately had too much firepower against a young and developing CKS squad, as they thrived off defensive takeaways to post a 76-30 win in the district quarterfinal in Bell.

  • Winners of the Wings Open Art Show Judging

    Feb. 4, was a big night for the local art community in Cedar Key as they came together to celebrate all the wonderful creations on display for the Wings Open Art Show.

    The big winner of the night the photograph titled: “Wing Preen,” by local nature photographer, Frank Morgan. The photo of a brilliant white Great Egret emerging out of near blackness is stunning. Frank was awarded first place for this photo. He also was awarded an Honorable Mention for another photograph of two “complaining” bluebirds.

  • Third Annual Spring into Springs coming in March

    Manatee and Fanning Springs State Parks will be holding the Third Annual “Spring into the Springs” event Saturday, March 11.

    “Spring into the Springs” is a day to learn about two of Florida’s first magnitude springs. There will be interpretive wagon rides of the North Trail, a prescribed fire program, a springs question and answer program, a springs walk ‘n’ talk, and booths by organizations involved in springs protection. Visitors will leave with a greater understanding of the delicate balance of a North Florida Springs System.

  • Straight from the horse's mouth

    The Cedar Key Middle FFA Chapter is making a statement in the horse-judging world. For the second year in a row the middle school chapter placed in the top 10 in the state, tying for 9th place.

    This year’s contest had close to 40 competing teams, judging two classes
    of standard bred horses, one class of Morgan horses, a warm blood class and completing a 100 item skill-a-thon.

  • Artist of the month Virginia Stevenson dazzles with fabric

    The February Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole is Virginia Stevenson. Virginia is a textile artist who specializes in colorful dyed and painted silk. She makes scarves, tunics, skirts and blouses from her dyed and painted silk.

    Additionally, Virginia makes both large and humongous banners of silk and her silk quilts are works of art.

  • The magic behind the mural

    Last summer, Darlene & Bryon Skarupski, owners of The Market at Cedar Key, decided it was time to redo the historic Native Indian mural that had been welcoming visitors there for over 15 years.

    They hired Travis Parks, who had done a number of recent murals in Cedar Key, in addition to being one of the artists that painted the existing mural, and prep-work began.

  • Cedar Key Publc Library lecture series

    There will be several short closures of the building between now and the end of our "season," due to construction aspects of the rebuilding process and for our scheduled inventory. These closures will be announced as soon as definite dates are established. We have no phone service into the library at present, but we're working on getting this fixed. Please feel free to email me if you have questions or concerns. All library programs are free and open to the public.

    Cedar Key Public Library Winter lecture series 2017

  • 1842 Daily Grind reopens in Cedar Key

    Terry Williams and Martin Kemp were emotionally devastated. Their business was just simply devastated in late September 2015 by Hurricane Hermine, but with the passage of time and hard work, the two men healed their damaged emotions and their destroyed business.

    So, it was with a shared sense of excitement on the morning of Jan. 26, when they left home to open their small coffee shop and restaurant for what was essentially, their third grand opening within the past six months.