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Today's News

  • Climate change should not be a political issue
  • Our View: Jim Crow of another form

    It was just a short time ago that an appeals court in Florida ruled that the Sunshine clause in the state Constitution did not require councils and commissions of counties and municipalities to take public comment during meetings that were required to be open to the public.

    The Legislature stepped in and in 2013 told local governing bodies they had to take public comment and to formulate a policy to address the issue.

  • Parking Restrictions and Street Closures:

    City Park Venue

    • Noon, Friday, March 27 – Cars should be removed from parking areas adjacent to the park on 2nd Street

    • 3 p.m., Friday, March 27 – Cars should be removed from parking areas adjacent to the park on A St.

    Second Street Venue

    • 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 – Cars should be removed from 2nd Street (Hwy. 24 to A) by 6:30 p.m. No parking on the section of B Street adjacent to the Island Hotel (access for Island Hotel guests only).

  • Thank you for your cooperation

    With the 51st Annual Spring Arts Festival just around the corner, Cedar Key businesses and residents are reminded of the following restrictions and road closures.

  • Heath Davis back on city commission

    Former city commissioner and mayor Heath Davis will be back on the Cedar Key City Commission soon after his candidacy for Seat 1 in the May election did not draw any opposition.

    But two other races will be going to the voters as incumbent Sue Colson drew opposition from John G. Blouse III for Seat 5 and newcomers Diana L. Toppings and Jamie Griffin face off in the race for Seat 3.

  • Testing the limits

     

    By ASHLEY THORNTON

    athornton@chieflandcitizen.com

    A Cedar Key girl is one of few in the state who participates in adapted track and field for persons with specific physical limitations.

  • Longtime Levy educator, Robert Philpot, dies at 67

     

    By Carolyn Ten Broeck

    editor@willistonpioneer.com

    As word spread last Friday morning that one of Williston’s favorite sons had suddenly died, disbelief coupled with sorrow quickly filled the community, leaving tears – and laughter– in its wake.

  • Woman's Club dinner a success

    One of the big social events on the island during the winter months is the Cedar Key Woman's Club spaghetti dinner held annually at the Community Center. Folks turn out in droves for a down home meal of spaghetti, marinara sauce, salad, garlic toast and dessert provided by the island's finest bakers.

    But it is much more than a meal that brings them in the door, it's the social atmosphere as folks linger beyond the meal to catch up on what has been happening in the lives of the snowbird (winter) residents and locals' lives.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 5

    March

    Bluegrass at Manatee

    Folk and bluegrass vocal duet  Dick Staber and Judith Chasnoff. will perform March 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the amphitheater in Manatee Springs State Park, which is located near the canoe launch. Bring a comfortable lawn chair or use the wooden benches.

    This event is free with regular park admission of $6 per vehicle. The gate closes at 6 p.m. so please arrive early.  After exiting there is no re-entry.

     

    Plant Sale

  • Conservation Corner: Fortunately for us

    Submitted by the Energy Advisory Panel Communications Workgroup

    In 1872, President Grant established Yellowstone as the first National Park in the U. S. and the world. Yellowstone, which comprises almost 3,500 square miles was first patrolled by the Army. The National Park Service took responsibility for the park in 1917.