.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • They're back! CK clams will be celebrated on July 4

    It won't be called "Clamerica" but the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce is reviving the July 4th celebration of all things clam.

    Clamerica, a popular celebration that drew throngs of tourists to the island, celebrated the clam in its many culinary manifestations. That celebration was sponsored by the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association. 

    Some clam fans have lamented that the festival, which went away shortly after the recession hit followed by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, has not been revived in recent years.

  • Seahorse Key Lighthouse open Valentine's Day

     Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge will host an open house on Seahorse Key Saturday, Feb. 14 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.  Enhance your winter visit by getting outdoors into the spectacular Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge. Bring your camera, step up the stairwell to the tower, walk along the beach and take in Mother Nature.  Touch tanks and exhibits will be provided by co-hosts, University of Florida’s Seahorse Key Marine Research Lab.

  • Community calendar week of 2-5-15

     February

     

    SRWMD Meeting

    On Tuesday, Feb. 10, the Suwannee River Water Management District's Governing Board will meet at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak. The meeting is to consider District business and conduct public hearings on regulatory, real estate and other various matters. A workshop will follow after the Governing Board meeting.

  • Agenda for City Commission meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3

     

  • Encounter in the park

     By Tom Deverin

    Special to the Beacon

    While walking past the park in Cedar Key, a woman, a visitor to our islands, was observed taking discarded plastic and aluminum beverage containers from a city trash container and putting them into the green wire recycle bin.

     Being sort of curious, I walked over and started a conversation.
     

    “Pretty day.”

     
    “It sure is that.”

  • Community calendar week of 1-29-15

     January

     

    Empty Bowls Soup Supper

    Jan. 28 from 5-7 p.m. is the annual Empty Bowls Soup Supper at the Cedar Key United Methodist Church on Highway 24 in Cedar Key. This is a fundraiser for the Cedar Key food pantry. Take home a handcrafted bowl by students or by Amy Gernhardt, Cedar Key Pottery. Take out is available.

    You decide the amount you wish to donate for your meal and bowl.

  • Author returns to Cedar Key

     A Texas author is returning to her home away from home and will be promoting her book based on Cedar Key.

    Teri Mathis of Rosenberg, Texas will be at the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. to sign her book “Notes from Faraway Inn.” The book is a compilation of 14 years of journal entries made by guests and owners of the Faraway Inn in Cedar Key.

  • Community calendar week of 1-22-15

     January

    Empty Bowls Soup Supper

    Jan. 28 from 5-7 p.m. is the annual Empty Bowls Soup Supper at the Cedar Key United Methodist Church on Highway 24 in Cedar Key. This is a fundraiser for the Cedar Key food pantry. Take home a handcrafted bowl by students or by Amy Gernhardt, Cedar Key Pottery. Take out is available.

    You decide the amount you wish to donate for your meal and bowl.

  • Legislators listen to wish lists

    There must be a law in nature that says the smaller the meeting room the bigger the turnout. Such was the situation when the Levy County legislative delegation met last week to hear what county and municipal leaders and residents want to see come out of the upcoming legislative session.

  • Welcome, weekend warriors

     An Army Reserve unit that goes into areas after combat or natural disasters to help reestablish civil government is coming to Bronson and Cedar Key this weekend for a training exercise. 

    And while a media release says this is a way of sharpening weekend warrior’s skills for when they are deployed to places like war torn Bagdad or Sierra Leone during the ebola outbreak, at least one Cedar Key city commissioner sees a more sinister plan at work.