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Today's News

  • Cedar Key Open coming to Chiefland Golf and Country Club Wednesday

    The second Cedar Key Open Golf Tournament will be held March 8 at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club.

    The tournament will be a four-person scramble with registration at 11:30 a.m., and a shotgun start at 1:00 PM.

    A bag lunch will be provided by The Big Deck Raw Bar, of Cedar Key.

    Prizes donated by local businesses and community members, and a low country boil, compliments of Ricky Cook and The Big Deck, will immediately follow the tournament at the Big Deck Raw Bar on Dock Street in Cedar Key. Music will be provided by Matt Sky and the Virginian.

  • Schools Foundation Gala celebrates making a difference

    The theme of this year’s STARS Gala fundraiser presented by the Levy County Schools Foundation was summed up in a short parable about a boy tossing starfish back in the water along a beach.

    The point of the story is the boy’s determination to make a difference in each starfish’s life he saves, rather than succumbing to the feeling of futility in trying to save the thousands of starfish littered along the beach.

  • Missing plane recovered

    A missing single-engine plane en route to Cedar Key from Brooksville on Feb. 12 was recovered Sunday afternoon, a week after it went missing, approximately seven miles south of Cedar Key.

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, private boating service Sea Tow, and Florida Air Recovery, LLC were searching the waters Sunday during the discovery, near where the body of the pilot, Jasper Jerrels, 65, was found Tuesday.

  • Get in touch with science, history at Seahorse Key open house

    By SAMANTHA GRENROCK

    CEDAR KEY — Visitors of all ages will get up close and personal with local history and wildlife at the next Seahorse Key open house, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m on Feb. 25.

    A pop-up aquarium of ‘touch tanks’ will let families interact with living marine animals and reptiles collected from the Cedar Key area. Past aquariums have included seahorses, puffer fish and terrapin turtles.

  • Sharks drop district tournament opener to Dixie County

    The Cedar Key boys’ basketball team had its moments in the first half of its district tournament opener against Dixie County.

    The seventh-seeded Sharks reached double digits in each of the first two quarters behind a trio of 3s, and helped itself to an 11-6 run after digging into an 11-0 deficit to open the game.

    But the eventual district champion Bears ultimately had too much firepower against a young and developing CKS squad, as they thrived off defensive takeaways to post a 76-30 win in the district quarterfinal in Bell.

  • Third Annual Spring into Springs coming in March

    Manatee and Fanning Springs State Parks will be holding the Third Annual “Spring into the Springs” event Saturday, March 11.

    “Spring into the Springs” is a day to learn about two of Florida’s first magnitude springs. There will be interpretive wagon rides of the North Trail, a prescribed fire program, a springs question and answer program, a springs walk ‘n’ talk, and booths by organizations involved in springs protection. Visitors will leave with a greater understanding of the delicate balance of a North Florida Springs System.

  • Dr. Francis "Jack" Putz, Dr. Jane Brockman to present lectures at CK Library

    Dr. Francis "Jack" Putz is scheduled to speak Thursday at 5 p.m. The topic of his lecture "Coastal Ecosystem Change in Florida.”

    Dr. Putz is a professor of conservation biology at the University of Florida. He was mentioned by environmental writer Heather Dewar in her talk in January. She talked about Dr. Putz's work near our coastline, specifically about the receding forests along the coastline near Yankeetown, as described in a short article available for reading at the library circulation desk.

  • Winners of the Wings Open Art Show Judging

    Feb. 4, was a big night for the local art community in Cedar Key as they came together to celebrate all the wonderful creations on display for the Wings Open Art Show.

    The big winner of the night the photograph titled: “Wing Preen,” by local nature photographer, Frank Morgan. The photo of a brilliant white Great Egret emerging out of near blackness is stunning. Frank was awarded first place for this photo. He also was awarded an Honorable Mention for another photograph of two “complaining” bluebirds.

  • Search continues off Cedar Key for missing plane, passengers

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) continue to search for a missing plane and two of its passengers south of Cedar Key after the body of the pilot, 65-year-old Jasper Jerrels, was found Tuesday.

    Jerrels, his fiancé Hue Singletary, and Jerrels' 17-year-old son were aboard a single-engine plane that left Brooksville Sunday morning headed for Cedar Key.

  • Artist of the month Virginia Stevenson dazzles with fabric

    The February Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole is Virginia Stevenson. Virginia is a textile artist who specializes in colorful dyed and painted silk. She makes scarves, tunics, skirts and blouses from her dyed and painted silk.

    Additionally, Virginia makes both large and humongous banners of silk and her silk quilts are works of art.