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Today's News

  • Parents with convictions cannot come to activities

    Sex offenders and sex predators take note: You are not welcome at  activities at Levy County schools even if you have a child enrolled in public school. 

  • Reel-y into recycling

     

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES

    editor@cedarkeybeacon.com

  • It's Option 1 on C Street Bridge

    The Cedar Key Commission has decided to recommend the C Street/Dock Street bridge be torn down and replaced without any temporary replacement during the 18-24 month construction time.

  • Cedar Key blood drive Friday, Feb. 13

    What difference can a single donation make? One figure frequently cited is that one pint of blood can save up to three lives, since it can provide three lifesaving products: red blood cells, plasma and platelets.

  • Mural is dedicated

     The Friends of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge partnered with the Cedar Key Arts Center this year to sponsor a new mural featuring the 2015 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts design contest theme, “Seeing the Art in Nature.”  

  • 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.

  • Reading is fun
  • Works of Bill Roberts on exhibit through February

     The works of Bill Roberts, artist and author, will be on exhibit during February at Brick City Center for the Arts, 25 SW Broadway St., Ocala.

    The exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 6 with a reception at 6 p.m.

    All I Ever Wanted to be was a Cowboy exhibit is the work of 82-year- old Roberts. His book of short stories is a reflection of cow hunting in Florida beginning at the tender age of 13 and continuing for the next 35 years. 

  • Levy County goes purple

    Levy County has joined a growing number of cities and counties that have declared themselves appreciative of its veterans who have been injured or killed in combat and awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the oldest American military decoration. 

    County Veterans Service Office Director Robert Lowyns presented the Levy County Commission with a proclamation honoring the Purple Heart recipients for dying or being wounded while engaged in combat with enemy forces and the commissioners approved it unanimously.