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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 26

    Thursday

    Rally round Cedar Key
    Cedar Key is one of the nominees for the Ultimate Fishing Town through World Fishing Network.com (WFN). Now is the time for all you fishermen, guides, restaurants and accommodation owners to share your pictures and videos, so the rest of the world can see why Cedar Key should be the Ultimate Fishing Town. Follow this link: www.worldfishingnetwork.com/uft/town/cedarkey-fl.  

  • Winners! State FFA champs

    The Cedar Key Middle School brought home its third consecutive state FFA Aquaculture Championship on April 21 and one team member was singled out as the top finisher overall.
    Eighth grader Cheyenne Clanton led the team in overall points to become the individual state champion. Sixth grade FFA member MacKenzie Kirkbride ranked third individually in the state, just one point behind Cheyenne. A young man from Gray Middle School took home second place individual honors.

  • 2nd Street closing

       Art Festival set-up will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27 along 2nd Street between State Road 24 and B Street. Please be aware this area will be closed to traffic and parking. Cars will be subject to towing at that time. The festival committee thanks the community for its support as we prepare for this annual event.

  • Look for the Arts Festival Special Section in this week's Beacon

    This week's usse of the Cedar Key Beacon has a special section inside with all the details on the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts including a listing of artists', entertainment, food and refreshment booths.

    The section is sponsored by local advertisers.

    Check it out and tell folks you "Saw it in the Cedar Key Beacon."

  • Old Florida Celebration of the Arts

    This weekend, historic downtown Cedar Key will transform into a celebration of fine art. Old Florida Celebration of the Arts is marking its 48th anniversary and is one of the premier outdoor fine arts festivals in the state. Three city blocks on Historic 2nd Street will be showcasing 118 artists who specialize in a variety of mediums. Festival visitors will have the opportunity to meet these artists, sample wonderful local cuisine and enjoy live entertainment in City Park.

  • Cedar Key School prom 2012
  • Two big outdoor events Saturday

    There are two big events Saturday that should draw Chiefland residents to the outdoors and show off our best resources.
    At 8 a.m. the Cycle for Education bicycle ride registers riders for a leisurely trip on the Greenway trail to raise money for classroom needs for the Levy County Schools Foundation. The ride ends in time for a quick lunch.