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Today's News

  • Restrictions, road closures announced for festival

    With the 50th Annual Spring Arts Festival just around the corner, organizers wanted to remind Cedar Key businesses and residents of the following restrictions and road closures.

  • Community calendar (Week of 4-10-2014)

    April
    Amateur radio club forming
    A new amateur radio club is forming in Levy County – The Gator Amateur Society. Interested parties should go to www.w1gas.com  for  further information. The club will have monthly meetings and offer classes to prepare you for your first amateur radio license, as well as upgrade testing for those already licensed.
    If you do not have internet access, please call 352-528-0992 for information.

    Exhibits opening today

  • A return to the fine arts

    By Bev Ringenberg
    Special to the Beacon

  • Scent of a Scandal
  • More becoming upset with Valdosta sewage spills

    Concerned citizens in the Tri-County Area are asking for a boycott of Valdosta, Ga., following  a recent sewage spill that is just one of many since 2009.
    "They should have fixed it the first time, and if not the first time, then the second time," said Levy County resident Natasha Allen Monday in a phone interview. "I want them to feel it in their pocket book," she said, adding that she hopes people traveling through Valdosta will avoid stopping there for gas or food.

  • Suwannee River Fair sets record

    You will have to pardon the Suwannee River Fair Association Board if they are doing a “Dance of Happiness.”
    They can celebrate a great year for the 4H, FFA and other youth who sold 341 animals on Wednesday, March 19, and set a new sales record.
    The “kids” raked in $854,802.95. Last year's sales were $731,690.96.
    All the bidders who got together and “purchased” the pigs and steers, can also do a little “Dance of Happiness,” too, as they ponied up the cash.

  • Bone hunter gives update on Nature Coast digs

    With an eye toward the seas, archaeologists working in the Nature Coast continue to make haste in understanding ancient cultures in the area before it's too late, and all that work against the clock is starting to pay off.
    "The goal of our project, among other things, is to salvage the archaeological record," said University of Florida Archaeologist Dr. Kenneth Sassaman Saturday to a group of about 50 people gathered at the Cedar Key Community Center. "After five years, we're starting to accumulate a pretty robust record."

  • Community calendar (Week of 3-4-2014)

    Thursday
    Amateur radio club forming
    A new amateur radio club is forming in Levy County – The Gator Amateur Society. Interested parties should go towww.w1gas.com  for  further information. The club will have monthly meetings and offer classes to prepare you for your first amateur radio license, as well as upgrade testing for those already licensed.
    If you do not have internet access, please call 352-528-0992 for information.

    Saturday

    Used Book Sale

  • WANTED: Artwork from 50 years of Cedar Key Arts Festivals

    The Cedar Key Arts Center plans to share a bit of Art Festival history at its April Exhibit titled, "50 Years of Art Festivals." The group is hoping that some of you are willing to share artwork that you purchased over the years at Cedar Key's Spring Arts Festivals. The artwork will be on display at the Arts Center during the month of April and we hope that festival visitors can step back in time and enjoy a little history during the 50th Annual event planned for April 12 and 13.

  • ‘Introduction to the oyster culture industry’ workshop set for April 4

    The University of Florida IFAS Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture is offering a workshop on the oyster culture industry in the northeastern U.S.