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Today's News

  • 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

  • Cultural enlightenment at the Refuges

    Spring is the best time of year to bring crowds outdoors to the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges (NWR).  Recently, a group that wants to soak up Florida’s history and heritage made its way to the Nature Coast for its own kind of exploration outside.
    Members of the Florida Humanties Council arrived April 12 night for a three-day stay.

  • Stevenson named Artist of the Month

    Artist of the Month for May 2012 at the Cedar Keyhole Gallery is Virginia Stevenson.
    Using a variety of fabrics and dyeing methods, Virginia Stevenson has steeply advanced the sophistication of her creations. Her works have appeared in a number of shows as well as collections. Stevenson has also been commissioned to devise fabric solutions for decorator challenges. Never idle, Stevenson uses many of her original fabric designs in producing ready-to-wear fashions. All of her latest creations will be on display at the Cedar Keyhole during the entire month of May.