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Today's News

  • Artist of the Month Feb. 2016

    The Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole in Cedar Key is Connie Stark, whose face jugs, mugs, toothbrush holders, shot glasses, sponge holders and thimbles delight collectors of all ages. Each face has a unique personality – whimsical, comical or a bit goofy, but always entertaining.

  • Civil War lecture Saturday at RV park

    On Saturday, Feb. 13, the Levy County Historical Society will present the second of three presentations about the Civil War in Levy County.

    The presentation is at 2 p.m. at the conference center of the Cedar Key RV Resort, 11980 S.W. Shiloh Road, Sumner.

    Everyone with an interest in the history and heritage of Levy County is invited to this free event.

    The presentation on "Salt — The Lifeline of the Confederacy" will be by Levy County Historian and author, Toni C. Collins.

  • Shark News for the week of 2-11-16

    What are you getting for your sweetheart?

    Alora Beckham

    Shark Correspondent

    Future Educators of America (FFEA) is doing a carnation sale for Cedar Key students.

    The sale starts from Monday, Feb. 1 and lasts until Thursday, Feb. 11. Carnations are $2 each and you can personalize your carnation by adding a sweet note to go along with it. Linda Campbell, FFEA Advisor, said, “See an FFEA member to buy a carnation for your sweetheart!” Delivery is on Thursday, Feb. 11th. Make sure to get one before it is too late.

  • Community calendar for the week of 2-11-16

    Through

    February

    Free Yoga

    Monday & Wednesday – Cedar Key Library (upstairs)

    • 8 a.m. Intermediate Yoga (Level 2) - CDs, no instruction, some experience necessary.

    • 9:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga (Level 1) – CDs and/or instructor assisted when possible.

    Tuesday & Thursdays - Episcopal Church (Parish Hall)

    • 9 a.m. Gentle Yoga (instructor assisted)

    Friday – Cedar Key Library (upstairs)

  • Lukens Tract poses dilemma

    Four years ago when the Suwannee River Water Management District was buying the Lukens Tract to prevent it from being developed and to preserve the area’s pristine waters for aquaculture, it cut out 20 acres that had once been home to a dump.

    It’s understandable that the water district did not want to buy into a problem.

    But the water district finds itself snagged in another problem.

  • Community Calendar for the week of 2-04-16

    Through

    February

    Free Yoga

    Monday & Wednesday – Cedar Key Library (upstairs)

    • 8 a.m. Intermediate Yoga (Level 2) - CDs, no instruction, some experience necessary.

    • 9:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga (Level 1) – CDs and/or instructor assisted when possible.

    Tuesday & Thursdays - Episcopal Church (Parish Hall)

    • 9 a.m. Gentle Yoga (instructor assisted)

    Friday – Cedar Key Library (upstairs)

  • The raccoons did it (maybe)

    On April 19, 2015, the thousands of nests on Seahorse Key were occupied and the sounds of birds filled the air. Those feeding their broods brought in fish, some of which drooped from nests to be devoured by the cottonmouths that live below.

    “They are very sloppy and they are a food source, a very large source of food for the cottonmouth which eats marine fish,” said Coleman M. Sheehy III, a researcher on the island since 2001. “The important thing is they eat the fish, not the birds.”

    On April 21 Seahorse Key was quiet. No birds.

  • Community calendar for the week of 1-28-16

    Library Programs:

    Thursday, Jan. 28 – The North Florida Marine Science Symposium and Big Bend Science Symposium will not be at the Library, but taking place at Community Center. On Thursday, the evening poster presentation, a catered event, is open to the public (with registration) and the Friday keynote presentation at 9 a.m. is open to the public. Those planning to attend the Thursday event are asked to register at sfrc.ufl.edu/nfmss.

  • Captain's Log for the week of 1-28-16

    I had some clients from Big Sky Country recently who told me they wanted to catch a variety of fish,so I said, "No problem, you've come to the right place...I'll give you the marine science tour."

    Day one we jumped on my airboat (on the coldest day of the winter so far) and took a short boat ride to the local tidal creeks. They called the morning air "brisk" but much better than January in Montana. Within minutes everyone was hooked up with slot sized redfish.

  • Arts Center sponsors art-filled home tour, exhibit

    Cedar Key is known as a sleepy fishing village surrounded by gorgeous scenery and abundant wildlife. But just under this surface is a thriving art community. For years the island has been a magnet for artists who live there permanently or visit regularly and two decades ago the enclave of 700 permanent residents was endowed with an arts center which sponsors classes, exhibitions, a summer art camp for kids, and a juried arts festival each spring.