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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 5

    Through July 31
    Raethka is Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole Gallery announced its Artist of the Month for July 2012 as Russell Raethka. Chiefland watercolorist, Raethka creates Cedar Key scenes that emote nostalgic thoughts of seaside living. His many works include wildlife along with remnants of weathered buildings and assorted cast-offs. His style is unique in it’s sharpness of detail as well as true to life colors. Russ will have all his latest paintings at the Cedar Keyhole during the month of July.

  • Council hears about state of city’s water

    David Beach, Chairman of the Cedar Key Water and Sewer Board (CKWSB), addressed the commissioners regarding saltwater intrusion into Cedar Key’s water supply. The intrusion caused by the drought has resulted in chloride and salinity levels exceeding acceptable levels in the well field.

  • Quick fix for saltwater intrusion in the works

    Plans for a temporary solution to Cedar Key’s saltwater intrusion are underway.
    The Cedar Key Water and Sewer District voted unanimously June 26 to move forward with purchasing a reverse osmosis filtration system to help remove excessive salts from the city’s water system.
    The motion included borrowing about $350,000 from Drummond Bank to pay for the cost of the system, which will only be a temporary fix.

  • Volunteers needed for children's art camp

     From the Cedar Key Arts Center:
    We are delighted to report that we have 37 youngsters ages 6-15 signed up for the Cedar Key Arts Center Summer Program this year!
     
    In order to give this many children a quality art experience, we are in desperate need of volunteers to help with the younger children.  No expertise is required, just a willingness to help one morning 9-11:30 a.m., any week day
    July 16-26.
     

  • Boat ramps on Suwannee close at 5 p.m.

  • LARC helped by donation

  • A beautiful garden starts now for many

    By Melinda Myers
    Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist

    Get out the shovel and trowels – it’s time to start gardening for many.  Spend a bit more time getting your garden off to a good start and reap the benefits all season long.  Proper planting and post planting care means less maintenance, fewer pests and more produce and beautiful flowers in your landscape.

  • Do I have to pay $21,000 for a Medivac ride?

    J.M. of Morriston asks, “My husband, who is in his mid-fifties, had a serious medical incident occur several months ago which required me to call for emergency assistance. When the EMT’s arrived, my husband was unconscious. The EMT’s called for a helicopter but by the time the helicopter got there he had regained consciousness and was able to talk without difficulty. He didn’t think he needed to go in the helicopter to the hospital but they insisted he should do so, especially since it was on its way. The flight to the hospital took less than an hour.

  • 2013 Spring Arts Festival date set; new event coordinator, arts center administrator named

    Mark your calendars - the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts committee has announced the 49th annual event to be held on April 13-14, 2013.

  • Honor Roll of residents serving in military

    The following Cedar Key and Rosewood residents are serving in the military:
    Zack Anderson
    Daniel Bainbridge
    Frankie Beckham
    Chase Beckham
    Tyler Beckham                 
    Nina Bell