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Today's News

  • He's a winner!

    Correction — The 2nd place winning dish in the Cajun Clam Challenge at this year's CLAMerica Celebration was Cajun Clam Cakes, Prepared by Chris Hancock of Tony’s Seafood.

    The July 15 issue of the Beacon had the wrong photo.

  • Community outreach event in Otter Creek to focus on health and hunger issues

    Two community outreach events, sponsored by the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Levy County Health Department and the Children’s Table, will be held on Saturday, July 31. The events, which will focus on local health and hunger issues, will be held in Levy County at the following locations and times:

    • Inglis Town Hall, 135 Highway 40 West, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

    • Otter Creek Town Hall, 555 SW 2nd Avenue, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

  • ‘Songs from the Scrub’ CD is about Cedar Key, made in Cedar Key

    A new CD now available in local shops features Cedar Key resident Matthew Chatowsky sings and plays all the instruments on the album – which he recorded in his home.

    Matt says the album and its songs are uniquely Cedar Key. “The CD is entirely local,” Matt said. “They’re about Cedar Key and produced in Cedar Key – all done in my Cedar Key house.”

    The music doesn’t fit into any one particular genre.  It’s part blues, part country, a little rock, and some folk.

  • The Ubiquitous Plastic Bagee

    Cities (San Francisco, U.S.A.; Mumbai, India) and even countries around the world (Ireland, Switzerland, and believe it or not, China) are beginning to ban or heavily tax single use plastic bags (the flimsy ones we get at the grocery store).  Why?

    Because plastic bags are made from petroleum (oil) and somewhere between 500 billion and a trillion bags are produced worldwide annually – another example of our dependence on oil.

  • My National American Miss experience

    Confidence. Public speaking, interview, and presentation skills. New friends.  

    These are some of the things I brought home with me from the National American Miss pageant last Sunday and Monday.  I haven't been in a pageant since I was a baby, so I obviously did not know what to expect.  

    I had absolutely no skills in this area.  I was judged on four different things; personal introduction (30 percent of score), formal wear (30 percent of score), an interview with the judges (30 percent of score), and community service (10 percent of score).  

  • Fishing with Capt. Danny Allen: How about this heat

     Hey everyone! Hope y’all are all finding a way to stay cool or at least comfortable in this heat.

    It’s bad hot when you leave some fish that's biting just so you can get the boat on a plane to create wind so you can cool down. I haven't had to do that lately but have before went on a 10 minute island hopper excursion southern salt style just to cool down.

  • Cedar Key Entertainment

    Coconuts of Cedar Key, Dock St.

    No cover charge

    Friday-Saturday: Temporary Taboo, 8:30-12:30 p.m.

    Sunday: Barry Moore, 2-6 p.m.

    Tuesday and Thursday: Karaoke, 6-10 p.m.

    Wednesday: Free pool

    543-6390

    Frogs Landing, Dock St

    No cover charge

    Friday-Saturday: Karl W. Davis Trio

    543-9243

    Sunset Isle RV Park

    Saturday: Free Edy's soft serve ice cream, noon to 7 p.m.

    Must bring Page 9 from the Beacon to get the ice cream. Limit 3 cones per paper.

    543-5375

  • Notice for Cedar Key FFA members

    Cedar Key FFA members! If you want to attend the national FFA meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., in October you MUST contact Adviser Dennis Voyles before Aug. 15 to reserve your room. Please call him at 352-339-2034 or email at davoyles@aol.com.

  • Special meeting called to set tentative millage

    A Special Meeting of the City of Cedar Key Commission has been called by Mayor O’Neal for Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 6 pm to set a tentative millage rate for fiscal year 2010-2011.  All citizens are urged to attend.

     

  • CLAMerica: Great food and fun to celebrate America’s birthday

    Thousands of people will descend on the island Sunday to enjoy the family friendly CLAMerica Fourth of July Celebration that highlights Cedar Key’s flourishing aquaculture industry. The Southeast Tourism Society named Cedar Key’s CLAMerica one of the top 20 events in the southeast for the third year in row. Cedar Key is one of largest producers of farm grown clams in the United States.