Today's News

  • Shark News

    Third grade becomes word masters

    By Emily Smith

    Shark Correspondent

    Early in October, the third grade students of Cedar Key School were each given a brand new dictionary from Superintendent Robert Hastings and Assistant Superintendent Jeff Edison. The day the dictionaries were received, they were already put to use; a dollar was given to the first student who could find a certain word the fastest. This memory will certainly inspire them to keep their books handy and nearby at all times!

    Basketball gets ready

    to rebound this fall!

  • Levy's Veterans Day parade in Chiefland moves to Nov. 12

    The 2015 Levy County Veteran's Day parade will be in Chiefland on Nov. 12, at 4 p.m.

    Military, units, clubs, groups and rolling military vehicles will start marching from Chiefland Middle High School at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27A and U.S. Highway 19 and head south on US 19 to Trailhead/Train Depot Park in South Chiefland.

  • Gulf red snapper season closes this weekend

    Attention anglers! Halloween (Saturday, Oct. 31) and Sunday, Nov. 1 are the last days the recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters will be open in 2015.

    State waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles. Federal waters extend from where state waters end out to about 200 nautical miles.

    This year’s 70-day state-waters season began the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 23) and ran through July 12.

    The season then reopened for Labor Day weekend and weekends in September and October, including Sunday, Nov. 1.

  • Check your smoke detector when changing the time

    Your local fire rescue wishes to remind everyone that Sunday, Nov. 1, is time to fall back one hour for daylight saving.

    This is a good time to replace the battery and test the operation of your smoke detector. Consider the following:

    • Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms (dead batteries)

    • More than one-third (37 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.

  • Blessing of the Animals Sunday

    The annual Blessing of the Animals service will be on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. at Christ Church, the Episcopal church on State Road 24. Last year, Georgia Knoblach Browning brought her dog, Tucson, to receive the blessing from Father Jim Wright. 

  • Call For Art

    Time to prepare your ROCKIN’ artistic creation and get it in the November Cedar Key Art Gallery opening.

    Let your hair down. Go WILD. Think OUTSIDE the BOX. Play nothing safe. In other words, Rock the Boat with your art.

    Intake starts at 10 a.m. on Monda, Nov. 9th and ends on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m.

    This exhibition is open to all artists. No charge for entry. This show will hang through the holidays.


    Intake of art at the Cedar Key Arts Center Show

    Opening: Nov. 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Center

  • Community calendar week of 10-29-15

    Where to have a frightful time

    Today, Oct. 29

    Costume contest at Suncoast

    There will be a costume contest at Suncoast Credit Union on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. Eligible age groups are: birth to 3 years old, 4-8 years old, and 9-12 years old.

    Through Oct. 31

    Otter Springs has Nightly Screams

    At Otter Springs Campground the ForVets, Inc. hosts the Nightly Screams Haunted park on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 per person at the gate.

    Friday, Oct. 30

  • Keys oystermen were right all along

    By Tom Nordlie

    Oysters thrive under brackish conditions, and now a  University of Florida study reveals that the bivalves can actually help  create the mix of fresh water and brine they crave.

  • CK Seafood Festival celebrates sustainability

    By Eileen Bowers

    Event Coordinator

       After the collection of approximately 600 pounds of compost, 700 pounds of clam shells, and 20 96-gallon carts of recyclables, it has been calculated that 53 percent of our festival's waste was diverted from the landfill.

       This would not have been possible without the efforts of our non-profits, city employees Billy and Brian, student Noah Webster and citizen Larry Feldman for trailering compost to the Gernhardt's farm where the compost piles reside waiting to nourish vegetable crops.

  • THEO program coming to CF Levy

        A new program will soon come to the College of Central Florida in Levy.

       The program, called THEO (Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator) will offer timber related career training. The announcement was made at a Nature Coast Development Council and RESTORE Act advisory committee meeting on Sept. 10.

       “The timber industry is huge for North Central Florida,” Marilyn Ladner, provost at the CF Levy campus said.