Today's News

  • 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.

  • CKS FFA successful at Cedar Key Seafood Festival

    The FFA booth had a great turn out this seafood festival in support of the Cedar Key FFA Chapters. We sold out of fish and fries by 2 p.m. on Sunday with a profit of just under $3,000. Our numerous customers gave the impression of sincere satisfaction and love toward our product.

    With the presence of a new agriculture teacher, Rachel Wetherington, who courageously took up to responsibility of reconstructing the FFA booth, the students were also able to get first-hand experience with marketing and were able to personally recreate the mechanics involved in the production.

  • Precinct lines changing to benefit voters

    Change is coming for 1,313 Levy County voters who have found themselves having to go the extra mile(s) to cast their votes. A request by Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones will make that trip a little shorter.

    Jones' request to the Levy County Commission to slightly change precinct lines was unanimously approved on Tuesday.

    She cited two examples for the action:

  • Calendar for the week of Oct. 22

    October 24

    Ride to Provide

    The 11th Annual Ride to Provide, a law enforcement escorted motorcycle run through Levy County, will be on Saturday, Oct. 24. There is no fee to enter but donations will be accepted on behalf of ARC of Levy County, a center for challenged adults.

    The event begins with registration, coffee and morning snacks at Bronson Middle High School. Southern Sisters Hospitality will be providing the early morning goodies.

  • Vets, first responders retreat coming to Levy County

      A $50 million project, the Veterans Retreat at Clearwater Lakes, a place for disabled veterans, first responders and their families to heal and enjoy outdoor recreation was announced on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at a press conference in Citrus Springs.