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Today's News

  • Political forum introduces voters to candidates

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES
    editor@cedarkeybeacon.com
    Four candidates — two for Levy County Court judge and two for Levy County Supervisor of Elections — made their introductions to about 35 Cedar Key residents at a political forum sponsored by the Cedar Key Lions Club last week at the Cedar Key Community Center.
    Dale Register, president of the Lions, introduced the candidates — incumbent James T. “Tim” Browning and challenger Cyndee Munkittrick for Levy County Court judge, and Tammy Jones and Brooke Ward for supervisor of elections.

  • Dolphin Project session set at Cedar Key library

    The Cedar Key Dolphin Research Project team will be hosting an informative session titled, “Past, Present, Future” at the Cedar Key Library on Thursday, June 14 at 5 p.m.
    Open to the public, those attending will meet Stefanie Gazda and the Dolphin Project Team as they talk about their past findings, goals for this research season and plans for the future.
    Light refreshments will be served.
     

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 7

    Saturday

    BACK Fighting Cancer golf tourney
    The Swinging for a Cure golf tournament is being replaced by a new tournament,  the BACK Fighting Cancer golf tournament to be held at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club.
    Proceeds will benefit BACK Fighting Cancer which in turn supports families in the Tri-County area who have a child who has been diagnosed with cancer.

    Wednesday

    Grief Support Group

  • Allen, Kirkbride bring home state FFA award

    Ashlyn Allen and MacKenzie Kirkbride are the newest members of the Cedar Key FFA chapter to bring home a state champion FFA trophy.
    The dynamic duo earned first place state honors in the Marketing Division of the FFA Ornamental Horticulture Demonstration contest. The state OH Demo contest was held at the University of Florida last month.

  • CK dolphins noted for feeding behavior

    Researchers from the University of Massachusetts say there’s something special about Cedar Key dolphins.
    “They have unique feeding behaviors not seen anywhere else in the world,” said PhD candidate Stefanie Gazda in a phone interview Friday.
    Gazda heads up the Cedar Key Dolphin Project, a program that operates in the area for a few short weeks each year aimed at a better understanding the creatures and the environment they live in.

  • Cedar Key School’s Class of 2012

    Front row, from left: Jessi Robinson, Claire Brown, Courtney Daniel, Miranda Fanelli, Caroline George, Jenny Bierman and Miranda Haire. Back row, from left: Stephen Bainbridge, Gary Spain-McIntyre, Brandon Register and Steven Smith. More scenes from Cedar Key’s graduation can be found on Pages 8 & 9.

  • Tides for Cedar Key starting with June 1

    Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
    /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

    F 1 High 12:09 AM 3.2 6:33 AM Set 3:56 AM 81
    1 Low 5:41 AM 1.4 8:27 PM Rise 5:36 PM
    1 High 11:33 AM 4.1
    1 Low 6:44 PM -0.3

    Sa 2 High 1:14 AM 3.4 6:33 AM Set 4:44 AM 90
    2 Low 6:36 AM 1.5 8:27 PM Rise 6:45 PM
    2 High 12:20 PM 4.3
    2 Low 7:37 PM -0.6

  • Crowds come out for Memorial Day - and fishin’

    Hope everyone’s Memorial Day was a safe success. The town was full. It seemed like just a step or two under a festival. The water ways, the streets and the sidewalks were busy.
    Me and Capt. Nick stayed in town to cut back on pulling the boat all around. We had double booked both days. We also had a friend/ client’s family in town for his 60th birthday. And his exact words were, “ Cedar Key and fishing with Capt. Danny is my favorite thing to do”.

  • Cedar Key and community praised in hurricane exercise

    At 55 miles per hour, the wind is strong enough to tear down power lines, tree branches and material from homes and businesses. The debris is blocking access along key roads into the city. Homes have flooded. Power and utilities are out. People are taking shelter in schools. Looters have hit several homes, and emergency workers— police, fire and EMS—even if they could get inside the city, are not allowed to be out in such high winds.
    This was the scenario presented at the Cedar Key Community Center May 24 as part of a hurricane tabletop exercise.

  • Shark News for May 31

    Farewell banquet brings
    fond memories

    By Sarah Bartholemy
    Shark Correspondent
    “The Junior/Senior Banquet went out with a bang!” said Junior Class Vice President, Chloe Reynolds. The event took place at Cedar Key’s very own Island Room, beginning with a house salad followed by the main course of shrimp scampi, pork or chicken and vegetables.