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Today's News

  • Today in Levy County History: The Civilian Conservation Corps

    By Toni C. Collins
    Levy County Historian
    In March of 1933, as many as 15 million people - a quarter of the nation’s workers - had no job and no hope of finding one. Factories lay idle, storefronts vacant, fields plowed under. State governments, cities and towns had exhausted their meager relief funds.

  • Shark News for April 5

    Cedar Key FFA off to OH

    By Sarah Bartholemy
    Shark Correspondent
    Cedar Key is on its way to the Ornamental Horticulture CDE in Mayo, Florida. The teams have been preparing for three months and all of their hard work will be put to use. Lauren Bartholemy, Laia Gore, Sarah Bartholemy, Taryn Epperson, Mikayla Pope, Jemima Cahours, MacKenzie Kirkbride, Ashlyn Allen, Taylor Davison, Nathaneal Brinkman and Brooke Allen will all be competing today.

  • Editorial Toon for April 5
  • UF embarks on Levy sea level study

    Researchers at the University of Florida say they want community input from residents of Levy County on the threat of rising seas.
    Last month, according to UF Department of Urban and Regional Planning professor Dr. Kathryn Frank, UF began a two-year project aimed at helping the county cope with the inevitability of rising seas due to climate change.
    ‘We’re still in the information gathering process,” Frank said about the project, which is funded by a Florida Sea Grant.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 5

    Thursday

    Poetry reading
    Cedar Key Poets will be meeting at the Cedar Key Library on Thursday, April 5 at 5 p.m.
    Those expected to recite poetry include: Evelyn Duncan, New York State; Teri Brennan, Cedar Key; Jackie Johnson, Colorado; Ginnah Howard, New York State;  Nancy MacMilian, Ontario; Graham Duncan, New York State; Hedy Havel, Cedar Key; Jim Hoy, Cedar Key; Libby Cagle, Rosewood.
    Refreshments will be served.

    Saturday

    Butterfly walk in April

  • Ongoing Events

    Alcoholics Anonymous
    - Keep It Simple, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, SR 24 and 5th Street (open/no smoking)
    - Cedar Key Step Meeting, Mondays, 7 p.m., Cedar Key Library, upstairs meeting room (open/no smoking)

    Beekeeping Club
    The Levy County Beekeeping Association (LCBA) will meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at 4 West Park Ave., in Chiefland. Anyone interested in keeping bees is invited to attend.

    City Commission

  • Cedar Key Lions recycle for sight

    By Rory Brennan
    Special to the Beacon
    As spring cleaning gets under way, the Cedar Key Lions are asking people to look through dresser drawers and closets for used eyeglasses and donate them to the Lions Recycle For Sight program.

  • Buster helps veterans

    Buster may look mean, but he’s “so humanlike” according to his companion, who did not wish to be the focus of this article. Buster was visiting Cedar Key during a stop on his human companion’s sailing trip.
    Buster has been made available to his companion through the efforts of two foundations, paws4people and paws4vets, that have been “training and pairing service dogs with veterans, active duty service members, children, seniors and individuals living with disabilities or serious illnesses” according to their website.

  • TDC will spare no money for CK billboard

    “Come to Cedar Key” is not a message motorists driving on Interstate-75 are likely to see in 2012.
    Not unless some entity other than the Levy County Tourist Development Council is willing to pay for it.
    Council members told a small group requesting $10,000 at the LCTDC’s March 29 meeting that there are no funds for such a project in the current year’s budget.

  • Tides for Cedar Key starting March 29

    Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
    /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

    Th 29 Low 12:40 AM 0.1 7:25 AM Set 1:16 AM 31
    29 High 7:13 AM 2.4 7:49 PM Rise 11:56 AM
    29 Low 12:13 PM 1.4
    29 High 6:07 PM 3.4

    F 30 Low 1:40 AM 0.3 7:23 AM Set 2:04 AM 40
    30 High 8:29 AM 2.3 7:49 PM Rise 12:49 PM
    30 Low 1:16 PM 1.6
    30 High 7:11 PM 3.2