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Today's News

  • Now's your chance - Cedar Keys Lighthouse is open this weekend

    Seahorse Key gets its name from the shape of the island but its rich history is complex: a detention camp for displaced Seminole Indians, an outpost with a lighthouse built in 1854 to guide ships into the port of Cedar Key, and a prison during the Civil War.

  • No good deed goes undone

    Well, what can I say? I had a couple of drinks too many so I decided to stay in Cedar Key and fish. (As good a reason as any.)

    Alas, 3:30 in the morning approached and I was tired of letting the catfish off my hook. I threw out the poles anyway and stuck them out the window of my vehicle, kicked the seat back and waited for the drag to sing. I would doze for a few and check the bait again later.

  • Conservation Corner: National Parks PBS documentary announcement

     Connie Nelson’s recent Conservation Corner story mentioned that John Muir – who walked from Jeffersonville, Indiana, to Cedar Key in 1867 – worked with President Theodore Roosevelt to establish America’s National Park Service.  

  • LARC visits Cedar Key for luncheon, learning, and dance

    More than 40 participants from the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens Work Activity Center located in Otter Creek visited the Cedar Key Community Center last Thursday for a luncheon, informational presentations by local officials and a dance.

    “Mrs. Thelma McCain made us a fish dinner, grits, coleslaw, hush puppies and cake,” said Trainer Kathy Eschbach. McCain’s son Harold is a LARC participant. “Mrs. McCain fed everybody – anyone who walked through the front door,” Eschbach said.

  • Fishing Report - Sept. 10

    Hey everyone I hope that the long weekend was full of busy cool fun or very laid back an relaxing, which ever one you were shooting for.

    I was out 2 days this week an’ man let me say this: I can't remember a full moon lock jaw like I saw this weekend. Our 100 percent full phase moon came Friday night and it seemed to put the brakes on ‘em. Most stories had over sized redfish and some small ones but what I noticed based on the stories and my trips, is the quantity and the quality fell off a bit. But we had a cool snap with a full moon.

  • Lions Host Toastmasters International Presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 22

    The public is invited to the Cedar Key Lions Club Speakers Night on Tuesday, Sept 22 at 7 pm.

  • Island readies for coastal cleanup

    As summer comes to an end, residents of Cedar Key, along with volunteers around the world, are preparing for the world's largest annual cleanup of beaches and waterways – the International Coastal CleanupTM (ICC), coordinated by The Ocean Conservancy.

    This Saturday, Sept. 19 an estimated one million volunteers will comb beaches, lake shores, river banks, and even underwater sites in at least 74 countries and 54 U.S. states and territories.

  • Track Sharks tearing up competition
  • Sharks chew up the field at districts

    Sharks track and field cleaned up at the district meet at Oak Hall last Thursday, qualifying in nearly every event they set their sights on. As track head coach Brad Penney had predicted, Cedar Key took third place overall for both boys and girls, in spite of the small team size and because of excellent placement across events.

  • Gal not dangerous in divided 3-2 decision

    City of Cedar Key commissioners voted Tuesday night that George Sresovich’s dog Gal is not dangerous after all, reversing a previous decision.

    Revisiting the case was prompted by the city attorney, who while finalizing the paperwork, concluded that the City may not have had sufficient documentation to designate Gal as a dangerous dog and that the May 19 hearing may not have complied with Florida law.