Today's News

  • DBPR sweeps through town and nets contracting violators

    Acting on a tip about alleged unlicensed contracting, investigators from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation came to Cedar Key recently. When their work is completed, some violators could face criminal charges.

    According to James Patton, Regional Program Administrator for DBPR, on Friday, Sept. 2, investigators from the Gainesville branch office visited several construction job sites where unlicensed contracting was suspected. 

  • Budget workshops approach the end

    The City Commission and Community Redevelopment Agency are continuing the budget process and the end is in sight, with a meeting tonight at 6 p.m.  and the final meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 26.

  • Cedar Key coastal cleanup begins Saturday

    Submitted by LESLIE STURMER

    University of Florida/IFAS

    Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program

  • Donation

    The Sawgrass Club of Cedar Key presents school supplies and a check to Cedar Key School totaling approximately $350. From left: Sawgrass member Eileen Senecal, CKS Principal Sue Ice, CKS Student Government President Claire Brown, Sawgrass members Pam Oakley and Judy Duvall.

  • Calendar

    Compiled by Taryn Epperson
    Shark Correspondent

    September 8th — Family Reading Night 6:30-8 p.m. Volleyball vs. Bronson 5:30 p.m.
    September 9th — Jr. Class sells Krispy Kreme doughnuts $6.00/dozen
    September 12th — Volleyball vs. Meadowbrook (away) 6 p.m.
    September 13th — PTO meeting 3:30 p.m., Journalism Fieldtrip, Volleyball vs. Oak Hall (home)
    September 14th — Early Release

  • Farm Bureau poster contest seeking student artists

    Special to the Citizen
    Show off your artistic skills by entering a poster in the Florida Farm Bureau Youth Poster Contest. Each person may enter one poster based on the theme “Back Where I Come From” and agriculture.
    There are three different age divisions for competition: ages 4-6, ages 7-9, and ages 10-12 (all ages as of September 12, 2011).
    Posters will be on display at the Florida Farm Bureau 70th Annual Meeting, Oct. 6-8, 2011.
    Posters can be no larger than 14” x 22” and can’t be matted or framed.

  • It’s time for another Coastal Cleanup

    Shark Correspondent

    Did you know that enough diapers are picked up annually to supply every child in the U.K.? Or, that each year, enough cigarette butts are collected to fill 100 Olympic sized swimming pools?

  • “Trouble” reflects on Sept. 11

    September 11, 2001

    That fateful day in September, ten years past, Anne and I were on a trip up the coast. The plan was to spend two weeks at our leisure on a journey, sight seeing, exploring, thinking, writing, doing our art.

    Not much went toward our intentions. As the days unfolded, I recorded them and published some of the thoughts and observations in the Cedar Key Beacon. Much of what follows was printed there:

    A Transition From Positive Expectations

  • Tourism summit focuses on hospitality

        About 120 visitors showed up Aug. 30 in Trenton at the 6th Annual Pure Water Wilderness Tourism Summit.
        "There was more of a positive response," said Donna Creamer, executive director of Pure Water Wilderness, after the event. "There was more cooperation."
    Creamer said the event, which focused on hospitality and customer service, had one of the biggest turnouts yet, something she attributed to the day's topic.

  • Dennison outlines reasons for vote against repairs

    Last week the Cedar Key Beacon reported that Commissioner Scott Dennison voted against having the Community Redevelopment Agency pay for repairs to two sewer line breaks near Second Street and State Road 24 during an Aug. 30 emergency meeting.
    While Dennison did not say why during the meeting, in response to a Beacon request he provided the following statement:
    "I voted no for 3 primary reasons;