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Today's News

  • Fried chicken supports scholarship

    It may have been a dreary, drizzly evening on Cedar Key on Saturday, Feb. 21, but that did not deter folks from turning out for the Fraternal Order of Eagles scholarship dinner.

    There was a line stretching from the cook shack behind the club, through the club and to the front door as folks waited for the fried chicken to come out of the bubbling oil and for the cook shack workers to quickly assemble it.

    All told, the club sold 141 dinners at $8 each to help raise funds for a scholarship for a Cedar Key student.  

  • Bridges meeting March 30

    The Florida Department of Transportation is returning to Cedar Key on March 30 to show residents the final plans being made to replace three bridges on the island. The bridges have been a hot topic since the initial open house FDOT hosted in October 2014.

    The open house will be at the Cedar Key Community Center from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by a public comment period beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    The department is proposing to replace the following bridges:

  • Bridges meeting March 30

    The Florida Department of Transportation is returning to Cedar Key on March 30 to show residents the final plans being made to replace three bridges on the island. The bridges have been a hot topic since the initial open house FDOT hosted in October 2014.

    The open house will be at the Cedar Key Community Center from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by a public comment period beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    The department is proposing to replace the following bridges:

  • Seahorse Key is closed

     

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service announces the seasonal closure of Seahorse Key, the site of the rookery of approximately 20,000 birds.  When the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge says, “Wildlife Comes First!” they’re serious.  Seahorse Key, its beaches, and the 300 foot perimeter are posted CLOSED from March 1, through the last day of June.  The beaches will be accessible July 1 once again.  

  • Making the best of winter fishing

     Hey everyone we haven't had a whole lot to talk about recently so my stories are slim. We have a 'lil life showing in the northern creeks to the south of the Suwannee River. The redfish are shorts to smaller keepers sizes. The creeks are also holding nice keeper sheepshead and a few trout. 

  • 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.”