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Today's News

  • Crab Fest draws huge crowd to party

    It may have started slowly on Friday night with the arrival of a few vendors and some residents putting up canopies, but by 6 p.m. Saturday the 2016 Crab Fest in East Williston and Lincoln Heights was in full swing with thousands of people walking along streets in the neighborhood and that is when Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum closed County Road 318 to traffic.

  • Lions Announce Vision Service Program Enhancements

    Ninety years ago, Helen Keller challenged the Lions Club to take up the cause of the blind. Since 1968 the Lions in Cedar Key have answered that challenge.

  • Rotary Fish Tournament growing up

    Staff Report

    The Chiefland Rotary Club's Annual Fishing Tournament in Cedar Key turns 12 this year and it is growing up. This year the weigh-in will move from Capital City Bank's parking lot to Cedar Key City Park and there will be music, food, beverages and fun for everyone.

  • Shark News for the week of 5-5-16

    CKS Track and Field takes on Regionals

    Alora Beckham

    Shark Correspondent

  • FFA teams return winners from state

    On Friday, April 22, the Cedar Key FFA Chapter had two teams representing our chapters at the State Ornamental Horticulture Contest in Gainesville and we came back winners.

    The high school team consisting of 10th graders Emilie Lavoie-Ingram and Mackenzie Kirkbride won their division with Savory Sweet Parfaits.

  • Sign up for Levy County 4-H Day Camps

    By Brian Estevez

    Interim 4-H/Youth Development Agent

    Levy County 4-H has announced the schedule for the 2016 Summer Day Camp program.

    To register or find out about pricing, deadlines, age limits or times please call the 4-H office at 352-486-5131, visit our website at www.levy.ifas.ufl.edu or stop by the Extension Office at 625 N. Hathaway Ave, Bronson, to pick up an informational page and enrollment form.

  • Weekend Gulf red snapper season opens this Saturday

    The 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters opens Saturdays and Sundays in May starting Saturday, May 7.

    On May 28, the season will open continuously through July 10. The season will also reopen for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day. This would provide for a 78-day season in Gulf state waters.

    This season will help maintain fishing opportunities for recreational anglers in state waters and provide additional May and fall weekend fishing days.

  • Captain's Log for the week of 5-5-16

    As a professional fishing guide I am concerned about the future of the resource that provides me an opportunity to pursue my passion...which of course is fishing. But I am very concerned that too many guides are only concerned about "today's dollar" by a practice that needs to stop, giving away their personal limit to their customers. And some guides do this twice a day which is clearly not legal.

  • Osprey survey in Cedar Key

    Biologists are asking the residents of Cedar Key to assist in providing information regarding nesting pairs of ospreys and the young they produce in the area as the first survey to better understand their status is underway.

    Some 30 nests have been located and identified in the area of Cedar Key up to the No. 4 Bridge.  If you have active osprey nesting sightings, please provide a location and the type of activity you are observing.

  • Children and Teen Summer Art Programs

    The annual Children and Teen Summer Art Programs will be July 18-28 with exhibition of work on July 29.  Registration forms will be available the second week of May from Patty Jett.  

    It fills up fast, so contact Jett at jett32625@yahoo.com if you want to reserve a spot for your youngster. Volunteers to help with the Children’s Program and teachers for the Teen Program are being sought.