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Today's News

  • Trauma affects Air Force vet

    By Daniel J. Vance

  • Editorial toon for Jan. 26
  • Today in Levy County History

    In 1927, two local newspapers, The Williston Sun and The Levy County News joined forces to print a LEVY COUNTY DEVELOPMENT EDITION profiling local businesses and their contribution to the economy.
    One of the featured businesses was the Montbrook Crate Company. The company employed 80 workers making it a community prosperity feeder with its payrolls.
    At that time, Montbrook thrived on one industry, the Montbrook Crate Company. The company was organized in 1924 when J.T. Flowers, the present owner, bought all the stock in the old Montbrook Veneer & Basket Company.

  • CK Women’s Club hosting fund raiser for Fisher House

    The Cedar Key Women’s Club is fundraising for the Gainesville Fisher House.  Fisher House is a home away from home that will be built near the VA Hospital in Gainesville.  Many other states have a Fisher House, but this facility will be a place to stay for our veterans and military families receiving care at the Gainesville VA.  It will be 16,000 square feet, complete with bedrooms and living areas and kitchens on the neighboring property to the VA.  It will be available to those receiving medical care in the nearby VA facility.   

  • More offerings at the Cedar Key Arts Center

    Ongoing Art Therapy Groups/Workshops

    Creatively Containing The Anxiety Monster
    ATX: Alexandria Zettler
    Time: Thursday Evenings (6-7:30 p.m.),  March 1-April 5 .
    Limited to six adults (18 years and up).
    Fee: $10 Material Fee.
    Overview: This is a six-week closed art therapy group wherein the participants will explore a variety of media in order to identify feeling states and develop/discover methods for reducing feelings of anxiety. The approach is cognitive-behavioral ATx.

    Art Education

  • February events at the Cedar Key Arts Center

    You are going to love all the wonderful activities at the Cedar Key Arts Center during the month of February.
    Gallery show opens on Feb. 4 from 5-7 p.m. with Susan Dauphinee’s Florida Landscapes in the main gallery and Connie Nelson showing in the Member’s Gallery.
    On Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. will be the Summer Children’s Art Program Benefit Dinner and Raffle of lovely little works of art. The Island Room will cater the three course gourmet dinner. Call 352-543-6520 to make your reservations. Seating is limited.

  • Refuge Night: meet the people, programs and plans tonight

    The Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges are hosting a community discussion at the Cedar Key Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m.
    Recently, the Refuges gained a new manager, deputy manager and a new wildlife officer. The community of Cedar Key will have an opportunity to learn of the Refuge’s current and planned programs and projects and interact with members of the staff representing the various programs.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Jan. 26

    Thursday
    TDC to meet
    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will be holding its bi-monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan 26, at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Visitors Bureau, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson.
    The meeting is open to the public.

    Friday - Sunday
    Citrus County Fair  truck, tractor pulls
    The 13th Annual Truck and Tractor Pull, sponsored by the Citrus County Fair  Association will be at the fairgrounds in Inverness, located at 3600 S. Florida Ave. (U.S. Hwy. 41 South).

  • Pelican envy

    This small pod of pelicans — spotted this weekend in Cedar Key — take advantage of the warm weather and active fish to frolic and feed.

  • State gives LIFE new life

    The last time Cedar Key School students participated in the state's Learning in Florida’s Environment (LIFE) program, they did so with the help of the Cedar Key Energy Advisory Panel and Suwannee River Water Management District.
    Today, when 50 students participate in a second LIFE program it will be with state funding. That's because an agreement with the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Environmental Education will establish the state’s 18th Learning in Florida’s Environment (LIFE) Program site in Levy County.