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Today's News

  • Commission to discuss sign ordinance at May 1 CRA meeting

    The reading and discussion of Ordinance No. 482, regarding Sign Regulations, was removed from the Cedar Key City Commission’s evening’s agenda and rescheduled for the May 1 Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meeting.
    In other matters:

  • Shark News for April 26

    Top five fantastic FCAT tips

    By Taryn Epperso
    Shark Correspondent
     FCAT, the test that starts in third grade, and is taken until a student’s sophomore year of high-school, determine what classes you take by the score you get. Having taken FCAT for six years, I’ve accumulated a set of tips that can prepare you for the big test!

  • Swanson fund raiser under way

    Bethaney Swanson, a long-time Williston resident and real estate agent, has been diagnosed with lung cancer in both lungs.
    The surgery she needs is not covered by her insurance. The cancer is spreading quickly and she needs the procedure as soon as possible.
    A fund has been set up at Perkins State Bank for donations to help with her medical expenses.
    Checks can be made payable to Bethaney Swanson, Medical Account and friends asked for prayers and support.
    For more information, contact Sharon Brannan, CPA, at 528-6558.
     

  • County, regional unemployment drops

    The news on local employment has not been this good for more than three years: Unemployment for the three-county region of Levy, Marion and Citrus was 10.1 percent in March.
    Last time it was that low was December 2008 when it was 10 percent.
    For Levy County the news is especially sweet as unemployment dropped from 10.1 percent in February to 9.4 percent in March. Neighboring Marion was at 10.3 and Citrus was 10.1.

  • Recycling remains on hold

    Levy County officials are still in a holding pattern waiting for the state Department of Corrections to sign off on a contract to provide inmate labor for the recycling program at the county landfill.
    County Coordinator Fred Moody said he he still waiting on the contract to come from the state to restart the inmate work crew program and the recycling program.

  • Dire year ahead for city budget

    The message out of a political forum held on Friday is that the city budget is facing a dire situation next year and the commission may have to consider cuts.
    But the question is where — will it be in jobs or services.

  • Small island – long history

    By TONI C. COLLINS

  • Florida Energy and Climate Commission Grant

    The City of Cedar Key received the Florida Energy and Climate Commission Grant with a goal of increasing energy efficiency for our city facilities, businesses and residents. An important part of the grant is the Educational Outreach Program which the City asked the Energy Advisory Panel (EAP) to develop and implement. Some parts of this educational program are required by the grant but it was left to the EAP to devise programs that fulfill the grant’s requirements. So the following is what we have come up with.

  • Arts Fest: Official 2012 posters, T-shirts for sale

    Make sure to get the official Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Festival poster, featuring the contest winning painting, “Sunfire”, by Robert Goodlett, available for purchase at the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts, this week.
    The limited edition poster provides residents and visitors with a special remembrance of our area and are available for $10 unframed or $20 framed all weekend at the Information Booth. T-Shirts will also be available for $18 each at the information booth and the Cedar Keyhole Co-Op, both located on Historic 2nd Street.
     

  • From the ground to the gallery

    At 79, Henry Gernhardt’s hands have twisted, turned, pressed, pounded, painted and baked globs of earth into works of art for more than 73 years.
    The artist, who now lives and works just outside of Cedar Key with his wife, Amy, grew up in rural Connecticut in a family he describes as being mostly engineers and mechanics.
    “I just couldn’t get into that,” he says. “I always did things different.”
    So, Gernhardt started a formal education in the arts at Norwich Art School in the early 1950s.