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Today's News

  • Overfishing cost commercial fishermen $15.2M

    Overfishing cost Southeast commercial fishermen $15.2 million in just one year, according to a recent report.

  • Sue Reichert’s zentangles:

    If you Google the history of the zentangle, you really won't find anything that specific on the subject because it is something that defies a tidy definition. When you look at an example, at first glance, it may just appear to be a bunch of doodles.

    But, it is more than that. Some practitioners believe that it serves as a form of meditation. There is some deliberate thought involved initially but they easily fall into a rhythmic, relaxed state as they draw the different designs.

  • Edible landscaping yields pindo palm jelly

    In commemoration of the recent changes in food laws in Florida, specifically regarding “cottage” cooking laws, I thought writing about my recent venture into jam-making was in order.

  • Data miners have ally in state DMV

    THE ISSUE:  Florida DMV sells personal information to data-mining companies.

    OUR OPINION: A bad practice that should end.

  • Keyhole’s featured artist works in wood

    The Cedar Keyhole Gallery Artist of the Month for August is Joanne Pirzer. She uses the skills of woodworker, painter and sculptor in combining various types of wood into an overall wall hanging. It may be a tropical or wildlife scene but the sense of realistic presentation is immediately striking. 

  • Police department gears up for the coming school year

    Cedar Key Police Chief Virgil Sandlin reported this week the breakdown for both local and state citations, for the month of July. 

    Local citations included: three for speeding, 14 for “Failure to pay launch pass,” 13 parking violations, five moving violations and three curfew violations (minors out after 11 p.m. without an adult).

  • City debates capital improvements

    Public Works Director Josh Wilson presented his department’s proposed budget for the coming year, including his hope that the city buy a $55,000 piece of equipment, at a budget workshop Monday night.

  • Residents faced with grease fines

    Local water and sewer customers could face a FOG surcharge in the future if ongoing grease problems do not stop. FOG stands for Fats, Oils and Grease, and the Cedar Key Water and Sewer District is tired of footing the bill for the problem. 

  • School Board OKs lower millage

     Near the end of a meeting in which the School Board of Levy County approved, among other things, a tentative millage and budget for 2011-12, board member Cameron Asbell of Bronson offered up a cost-savings idea.

  • Closing the blinds in the sunshine

    "All political power is inherent in the people." 

    Article I, Section 1, Florida State Constitution

    "All meetings of any collegial public body of the executive branch of state government or of any collegial public body of a county, municipality, school district, or special district, at which official acts are to be taken or at which public business of such body is to be transacted or discussed, shall be open and noticed to the public..."