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Today's News

  • Summer art program July 17-27

    A Children’s Summer Art Program at the Cedar Key Arts Center for 1st through 12th grade students is planned.
    Youth can learn from the experts about ceramics, drawing, sculpture, photography etc.
    Classes are from 9-11:30 am daily and there will be an exhibit of students’ work on Friday, July 27.
    Registration forms are available at the Cedar Keyhole, Chamber of Commerce or from Kathy Hudson at Cedar Key School.
    Enrollment is limited and deadline is June 112. There is a $20 materials cost, but scholarships are available, just ask.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 17


    Today
    Pancake, sausage breakfast benefit
    The Levy County Tax Collector’s Office is having a benefit pancake breakfast for the Heddins Family from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Levy County Courthouse.
    Proceeds will be used to help defray the medical bills for James & Michelle Heddins’ daughter Ashley. She is undergoing her fourth round of chemotherapy. The latest treatment is working, according to the family, and in coming months she will begin the stem cell transplant.

  • Cooking oil program needs residents’ donations

    Cedar Key has a used cooking oil disposal program with six locations for donations.
    Your used cooking oil will be purchased by Florida By-Products if you deposit it in the receptacles provided by Florida By-Products.
    The owners of the properties where the receptors are located have very generously committed the revenue to be used by the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce for its marketing program.

  • It’s good to be green: Recycling program returning

    The Levy County recycling program is back in business and trailers are being distributed around the county this week.
    The county pulled its recycling trailers in mid-February after the state closed a work camp that supplied inmate labor for sorting and handling the recyclables at the county landfill.
    The county received its first work crew from Lowell Correctional Institute on Monday after an inspection by the prison officer in charge of the inmate work crew program at Lowell.

  • Lions hold candidate forum Tuesday

    The Lions Club of Cedar Key and the Cedar Key News are joining once again to sponsor Candidate Forums in advance of this year’s elections.
    While there are discussions under way regarding a forum in September for candidates in the November general election, the focus now is on elections that may be settled by the Aug. 14 primary.

  • Prove Cedar Key has BEST fishing in America

    Ask any Florida angler the best place to fish and most will tell you about their favorite spot (hint: It's Cedar Key) right here in the Sunshine State; the fishing capital of the world (It's Cedar Key).
    World Fishing Network, a 24-hour fishing lifestyle network, is asking anglers in the U.S. and Canada to select WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town 2012. The network is running separate contests in Canada and the United States. Florida has dozen of towns nominated from coast to coast (But they're not Cedar Key!).

  • County recycling back in business

    The Levy County recycling program is back in business and trailers are being distributed around the county this morning.

    The county received its first work crew from Lowell Correctional Institute on Monday after an inspection by the person in charge of the inmate work crew program at Lowell.

  • Happy Mother's Day
  • Shark News for May 10

    Levy County second graders learn about sea life

    Lauren Bartholemy
    Shark Correspondent

    “Oh! Aw! That’s so cool!” is the sounds coming from the Cedar Key schools aquaculture lab as second graders from all around the county come to view the aquaculture wonders.

  • Today in Levy County History:Yacht to patrol the west coast

    By Toni C. Collins
    Levy County Historian
    Marine Hospital to Inaugurate a new service
    August 25, 1899 - Tampa Tribune

    Tampa is be the headquarters for a thorough quarantine patrol, which the Marine Hospital Services has decided to inaugurate along the west coast of Florida from Key West to Cedar Key. The vessel BRATTON will be on station to intercept fishing vessels from Cuba to prevent the introduction of yellow fever into Florida.