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Today's News

  • School Foundation's Beast Feast Saturday

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will be hosting its 5th Annual Beast Feast on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Etheridge Cracker House, NE 140th Avenue, Williston. Gate opens at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will begin being served at 6 p.m. An interesting selection of specialties like gator tail, possum ribs and venison along with some good old-fashioned southern classics like mullet, grits and swamp cabbage will be served up by Levy County’s very own businesses, politicians and community groups. There will be something for every taste.

  • Community Calendar (week of 10-23-14)

    Month of October

    Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for October is Sheila Thomas. Thomas is represented in the gallery in several mediums – photography, pottery, cast paper ornaments and notepads, fabric bookmarks and flowers artfully created out of pine cones and brightly painted. Her photographs are of Cedar Key scenes and wildlife, including the once iconic “honeymoon cottage” which is now just four pilings in the water.

  • Airport to get a patch - after bridges are replaced

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES
    editor@cedarkeybeacon.com
    The main runway for the George T. Lewis Airport in Cedar Key is going to get a little facelift that county officials hope will hold it until two bridges leading to the airport can be fixed and a concrete runway can be constructed.

  • Shark News - Week of 10-23-14

    FFEA club holds
    induction meeting for new members

    By Tabatha Hays
    Shark Correspondent
    Cedar Key School’s Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA) Club met Wednesday, Oct. 8. Club members are looking forward to the upcoming school year and being involved in many events, such as: shadowing teachers, helping the teachers out in their classrooms and fundraising throughout the school year.

  • Seafood galore

    Cedar Key's 45th Annual Seafood Festival drew landlubbers by the hundreds to the island community to sample its seafood, entertainment, arts and crafts and much more. Pictured, Jasmine Kish works the booth in support of the Cedar Key School science department.

  • Concern over group home for sex offenders growing

    A home in East Williston that houses sex offenders and sex predators is causing concern in the community and Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum asked the Levy County Commission to consider legal actions that can be taken to limit such residences.
    The single-family home at 21161 NE 35TH ST, which is not a group home, had seven sex offenders and three sexual predators registered at the address on Monday, McCallum said. “These numbers continue to rise.” It is outside the city limits of Williston.

  • Community Calendar (week of 10-16-14)

    Month of October

    Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for October is Sheila Thomas. Thomas is represented in the gallery in several mediums – photography, pottery, cast paper ornaments and notepads, fabric bookmarks and flowers artfully created out of pine cones and brightly painted. Her photographs are of Cedar Key scenes and wildlife, including the once iconic “honeymoon cottage” which is now just four pilings in the water.

  • Fired-up speaker
  • Tasty event brings 'em in

      The Taste of Cedar Key was a success, judging by the crowds that turned out to sample food from the area’s restaurants and eateries. The food was dished out at the City Park and live music was provided by Jimmy Sweeney playing at the park gazebo. The Villages AACA was on hand during the Taste of Cedar Key and gave locals and visitors alike some very cool, old cars to check out. The Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce wants to say “Thank You” to them for coming. Proceeds from the "taste-ful" event will benefit the Cedar Key School Sharks.
     

  • 45th Seafood Festival

    Hungry for seafood? Arts & crafts? Live music on the Gulf?
    Cedar Key is the place to be this weekend, Oct. 18-19.
    The 45th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival offers all that and more. Organized by the Cedar Key Lions Club and the Cedar Key Lioness, the festival offers fine food, entertainment, shopping and family fun. The event is supported by sponsorship from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture’s Fresh From Florida Seafood promotion program.