Today's News

  • 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;

  • Say goodbye

    Well, Cedar Key won’t have Ciraco Underground to kick around anymore. The road and utility work has been completed after a year of careful work and limited hicups.

  • Seeing red no more

    Back in elementary school, you may have been told that iron oxide powder, added to a paint base, made red paint. The abundant red pigment was the reason for many a red building and barns around the country.

    But, it is also the reason for the red water that comes out of the city’s wells. For years, the Cedar Key Water and Sewer District has been removing the iron and manganese from the water, but it has been a tedious and expensive process. Particularly because the water also runs through a MIEX system, to remove Tri-halo-methanes (THMs).

  • Aquaculture says it will monitor illegal dump site

    Cedar Key's  aquaculture group says it wants to help with illegal dumping in the city.
    Household trash and cover nets have been dumped in the Shell Pile area behind the marina on State Road 24 for years, according to local officials.

    But Ken Edmunds, of the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association, said he thinks he has a solution for the dump site. Edmunds offered for the association to monitor the area on a regular basis for six months, beginning right after Coastal Clean up, an annual event aimed at cleaning America's coasts.  

  • Skiffin’ about

    Leslie Fine and Bobby Witt cruised over to the dock of Kona Joe’s one afternoon for lunch in this skiff Bobby built, complete with an umbrella to keep Leslie out of the sun.

  • Raising ovarian cancer awareness one teal toe at a time

    Summer is when most women and girls’ feet look their best and their toes have some color on them, and for years, red was THE color. But recently you may have seen an unusual color highlighting local toes – teal blue.

    Just as pink is THE color to remind the world about breast cancer awareness, now, the color teal is trying to do the same for ovarian cancer.

  • Alaskan fishing with friends

    Cedar Key may be the “Clam Capital of the World.” However, Homer, Alaska, is the official halibut capital of the world. In fact, like Cedar Key’s clam claim, there’s a sign at the city limits that says so.

  • Close brush with Irene; better luck with reds

     Well, here we are looking at celebrating Labor Day, and it seems like just last month we were doing the same thing. I tell ya, when your livin’ the life of a Cedarkeyian, time just flies by. So all I have to say is “play hard” and “play safe!” 

  • Susan Coffin is carved in stone

    As a youngster growing up in Canada, Susan Coffin was well aware of the Inuit custom of carving animals. It was something she learned about at the age of nine, when she received a carved stone duck.