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Today's News

  • Shark News for May 3

    Students rush to defeat end of course exams

    Sarah Bartholemy
    Shark Correspondent

    Today, Cedar Key High School biology students will be taking the Biology End of Course Exam. The students have been cramming for the past two weeks with the help of Mr. Powers, the science teacher at CKS.

  • Where’s Bo? A happy/sad story that explains his whereabouts

    Story Submitted by Island Arts
    If you’ve visited Island Arts across from the Post Office on Second Street in the past two weeks you’ve probably asked “Where’s Bo?”  If you don’t know who Bo is, then let me tell you, you missed meeting the coolest shop cat in Cedar Key.  

  • DeHaven announces intent to seek school board seat

    My name is Marissa (Haldeman) DeHaven and I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for Levy County School Board, District 2.  I am a life-long resident of Levy County. I reside in Cedar Key with my husband, Mark, and our four children; Micah, 5, and Maya, Max and Marina, our two-year-old triplets.

  • An oath to serve

    Robby McCabe of Cedar Key takes the Oath of Enlistment for the U.S. Air Force Reserve on Saturday, April 28, on the second floor porch of the Cedar Key Library overlooking the arts festival. McCabe is entering the Delayed Enlistment Program and is scheduled to attend Basic Military Training at Lackland AFB, Texas in September.

  • Unmanned drone flights put off

    Plans to launch drones from Cedar Key’s George T. Lewis Airport this spring to gather data on 945,000 acres of seagrass beds have been put on hold until the fall.
    Levy County officials have been notified by Dr. Paul R. Carlson Jr. of Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute that NASA is not able to support the unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, being deployed to Cedar Key.
    Carlson, in an email to county officials, said, “NASA was forced to cancel their contract with the company providing the instrument payload for the UAVs.”

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 3

    Friday

     Young Authors’ Conference
    The 23rd Island City Young Authors’ Conference will  take place at Cedar Key School on May 4, beginning at 8:30 a.m..  Michigan writer Lisa Wheeler will  be visiting. Wheeler has written many children’s books, including “Ugly  Pie”, “One Dark Night” and “Sailor Moo”.  During her workshop, she will share her  love of writing and the process of publishing a book.

  • Theft won’t keep fair kids from getting checks

    They took the kids' money, but the Suwannee River Fair, with the help of Perkins State Bank, will see to it the 347 kids who sold animals at the March show get their checks later this week.
    "They're going to get their money," said Loran Brookings, president of the Suwannee River Fair Association which puts on the annual youth livestock show and sale.

  • Students give ideas to improve marina

    The University of Florida Marina workshop, held at the Cedar Key Community Center on Thursday evening, was a hit.

  • Art lovers flock to island

    Reports had crowd counts slightly below last year’s tremendous turnout, but given the 90-degree weather and high gas prices, attendance was good. Food vendors in the park reported steady sales, but most did not sell out. The artists reported higher sales on Saturday and were overall very happy with the event and the organization of the show. Most expressed their desire to come back next year because of the wonderful hospitality provided by the entire community.
    Winners:
    Best of Show – Rolly Ray Reel (mixed media) from Maitland.

  • Tides for Cedar Key starting with April 28

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

    Sa 28 Low 1:07 AM 0.2 6:53 AM Set 1:27 AM 34
    28 High 7:52 AM 2.7 8:06 PM Rise 12:33 PM
    28 Low 1:07 PM 1.6
    28 High 6:46 PM 3.3

    Su 29 Low 2:09 AM 0.4 6:52 AM Set 2:07 AM 44
    29 High 8:59 AM 2.8 8:07 PM Rise 1:31 PM
    29 Low 2:28 PM 1.6
    29 High 8:13 PM 3.1