Today's News

  • CK Commission and CRA Agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 5 meeting

    The Cedar Key City Commission, which sits as the Community Redevelopment Authority, will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, in City Hall on Second Street. 

    The Cedar Key City Commission will hold its regular meeting following the CRA meeting.

    To see the agenda and supporting documents for both meetings, please click on the links.  

  • Community Calendar for the week of Dec. 24

    Today, Dec. 24

    Christmas Eve

    Caroling at United Methodist

    Feel like singing Christmas carols?  Come join us at Cedar Key United Methodist Church for a Christmas Eve Service.  Listen to organ-piano Christmas duets from 6:30-7 p.m. The service itself will begin at 7 p.m. during which there will be scripture readings and carol singing for all.

    Santa’s on his way

  • $15,000 reward for info on local arsonist

    The Florida Forest Service and Florida’s Forestry Arson Alert Association in conjunction with a $10,000 contribution from a private landowner are offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to an arrest of an arsonist who set multiple wildfires in the Rosewood area of Levy County.

    In the early morning hours of Sunday, June 28, approximately 20 new fire starts were discovered by Florida Forest Service between County Road 345 and State Road 24 in Rosewood.

  • County puts off comment on Lukens tract

    The Levy County Commission delayed commenting on a proposal by a Cedar Key couple to swap or buy land from the Suwannee River Water Management District after the couple said they were tendering a new deal for public access.

  • CF breaks ground on new Levy campus

    After 10 years in the making, those working towards the goal of having a new college campus in Levy County are seeing the fruits of their labor.

    On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the College of Central Florida held a ground breaking ceremony for their new Jack Wilkinson  Levy Campus.

    "As we celebrate this milestone, we are one step closer to making the Levy Campus a reality," CF President Dr. James Henningsen said, opening up the ceremony.

  • Shark News for the week of 12-17-15

    Christmas program traditions cut short

    By Emily Smith, Shark Correspondent

    The Cedar Key PTO gathered in the school’s auditorium on December 2 to discuss their new agenda. It was announced that there will be a bike raffle, with $1 tickets being sold by elementary students. Two lucky winners will go home from the Annual Christmas Program with a new bicycle, sponsored by PTO. All funds will go toward the Young Authors Organization.

  • Community calendar for the week of 12-17-15

    Today, Dec. 17

    Chamber meeting tonight

    The Greater Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, Dec. 17, at Steamers Clam Bar and Grill. Steamers will be providing a small buffet but anyone is welcome to bring a small covered dish to share. Please RSVP at 352-543-5600 if you plan to attend to we can have the right amount of food.

    Please remember that during the annual meeting we hold our election for next year's board members.

    Fire chiefs meet tonight

  • Book fair to get new date

    Toni Collins, organizer of the first Florida Authors and Books Festival, held in Sumner on Saturday, greets attorney and author Pierce Kelley.

    Collins said the turnout by the authors was good and many sold books to those who came to the event. Collins said she is considering making it an annual event and possibly moving the event to February in 2017. 

  • Seahorse Key light station opens Saturday

    The Cedar Key Light Station on Seahorse Key is situated on the top of a steep hill looking out over the Gulf of Mexico with a view that is nothing short of breathtaking.

    The lighthouse is only open to the public a few times a year and this Saturday, Dec. 19 is one of those days.

    The light station will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Visitors must provide their own transportation to the island, but tour boats are available at the city boat launch at Dock Street.

  • Sharing their wish lists

    Santa Clam pulled ashore at Cedar Key City Park on Saturday night as part of the Christmas in the Park festivities that included the lighted boat parade, a community potluck, tree lighting and Christmas carolling. 

    But the highlight of the evening that had the crowd lining up around the Pavilion was the arrival of Santa Clam in his "clam shack."