Today's News

  • Help beach-nesting shorebirds by giving them space

    Shorebird nesting season is underway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds beachgoers to watch out for and to avoid disturbing birds and their young. Shorebirds build shallow nests out of sand and shells on beaches in spring and summer, hatching chicks that are difficult to see.

  • Ex-Tax Collector Don Richburg, 79, dies

    Staff Report

    Former Levy County Tax Collector Donald H. “Catfish” Richburg, 79, remembered for his jovial attitude died on Monday at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville.

    He was born in Cedar Key and attended school there.

    Former Clerk of Court Douglas M. McKoy, a lifelong friend who served at the courthouse at the same time as Richburg, recalled attending football and basketball games where his brothers played against the older Richburg.

  • Seahorse Landing wins Green Business of the Month

    The Green Business of the Month for April is Seahorse Landing, which is located on G Street overlooking Goose Cove. It is condominiums that are available to rent by the night, week and month. Since 1999, Janet Blackwell has been the manager.

  • Easter service on the beach

    Members of the Baptist Church in Cedar Key were joined by onlookers as they carried a cross to the beach at the city park and held a brief meeting with prayer on Friday evening.

    The group was led by Pastor Todd Pope. 

  • Lets go to the fair

    Popcorn, cotton candy, the ferris wheel and more are all part of the allure when the Levy County Fair opens today (Thursday) at Williston’s Industrial Park, across from Horseman’s Park.

    The gates open at 4 p.m. and opening ceremonies will be held at 6:30 p.m.

    The fair will run from today, March 31 through April 3.

  • City and water commissioners re-elected unopposed

    Staff Report

    When the qualifying period for Cedar Key elections closed on March 18, two candidates seeking re-election to the city commission and three candidates seeking re-election to the Cedar Key Water & Sewer Board failed to draw any opposition to new two-year terms.

    Cedar Key City Commissioner Royce Nelson, who holds Seat 2, was elected in 2014.

  • Waste Pro sponsorship guarantees scholarships, sustainable festivals

    “Create and maintain conditions under which man and nature can exist in productive harmony and fulfill social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations of mankind.”

    Such is the environmental policy adopted by the Board of Lions International in October of 1972. The Lions not only made a commitment to protect the planet but also to inform the public about its importance and asked acceptance of responsibilities by citizens “all sharing equally in this common effort.”

  • Citizen scientists collect data

    Betty and Joe Chambers volunteer in the Citizen Science Inititative tagging horseshoe crabs under the pavilion at the city park.

  • Captain's Log for the week of 3-24-16

    The inshore fish picture now seems to be complete, as pretty much all of our expected species have arrived this past week. The warm southern breezes ushered in some very tasty pompano. Though they usually ignore most artificial lures my clients landed a few last week. And in the tug-of-war department they put on a very impressive contest. I also saw some of the first bait pods arrive, I believe they were silversides. I don't think it is coincidence that their arrival happens during the spotted seatrout spawn.

  • Vernal Equinox message: Donate your excess 

    One of the pluses of having a productive garden is that there is always extra produce, enough to share.  The reality is that the produce in your gardens will start to go down in quality due to hotter weather, bugs, and spacing of the plants.  You all have done a great job of caring for your beds, but in many cases, you will just not be able to eat all of that beautiful produce before it starts to go down in quality.