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Today's News

  • You’ll need a subscription to see website

    Staff
    Beginning Thursday, March 17, the Cedar Key Beacon website, www.cedarkeybeacon.com, will transition to a subscription-based news and information site.
    The Beacon will  offer its valued newspaper subscribers complete access to all of the news and features currently in the print product, plus a number of online-only features such as videos, slideshows, reader interaction and more. A digital version of every issue of the newspaper will also be available to subscribers online.

  • Cedar Key survives fake disaster exercise

    Cedar Key had a run of bad luck last week — all of it on paper. All of it hypothetical.
    There was the no-name storm that passed through causing flooding, wind damage, and forcing evacuations. The city was hosting its “First Annual Demon Rum Cedar Key Fishing Tournament,” so there was damage to boats and vehicles parked all over town.
    Then the big blue marina facility caught fire. That sent  5,500 gallons of oil and fuel gushing into local waters for a three-mile area.

  • Agenda for City Commission Meeting

    CITY OF CEDAR KEY AGENDA
    Feb. 22, 2011 6 p.m.

    1. Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Public Comment
    3. Good News
    4. Approval of Minutes: January 11, 2011 and January 18, 2011
    5. Request for Permit Fee to be waived for Arts Festival
    6. Proclamation of the Mayor Calling for City Election
    7. Resolution 324: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF CEDAR KEY, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; ACKNOWLEDGING COMPLETION OF THE ANCHOR HOLE BOAT RAMP PROJECT FUNDED BY THE UNITED STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RURAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICE.

  • Conservation Corner - Intelligent Design Needed from “Cradle to Cradle”

    What would you find if you examined a typical landfill? Plastic packaging, diapers, old furniture, carpets, shoes, paper, food waste and computers. The list goes on and on. Billions of dollars’ worth of material assets were used to make most of these products.

  • Love is in the air

    Happy Valentines week. There's a pretty big deal every year around Valentines Day. Yep,kindof a big thing around my house - it means that my birthday is two weeks away. Means I'm getting older and wiser and that I’m a better fishermen. Hey, this is my storyline and I’ma gonna tell it how I wanna.

  • Kiosk Erected at Trail’s End

    On Jan. 20, Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy (FNCC) erected a kiosk at the end of the Railroad Trestle Trail. The trail begins on Grove Avenue, just east of SR 24 and ends at the old railroad trestle that crosses the number four channel. The kiosk provides a resting place for trail visitors before they return to the starting point.

  • Help find Michael Jackson - the lost cat

    LOST CAT - Long-haired black male cat with white "tuxedo" on his chest that comes up onto his cheeks and around his mouth.  Soft, quiet meow - "answers" to "Kitty Boy" or "Michael Jackson".  Call 352-543-5463 or 215-0642.

  • Museum closing, part deux: Who visits CK state park

    The state parks department's controversial proposal to cut 53 state park facilities that host less than 60,000 visitors — including Cedar Ket State Museum Park — has been rescinded. The fears of closings were eased when Gov. Rick Scott's budget proposal, released last week, included funding to keep the facilities open.

  • Valentine’s Day secrets revealed

    A new book, "Dark Origins of Valentine’s Day" by Arnie Spiel details the not-so-romantic history of Feb. 14, that includes Roman executions in the 3rd Century.

    Luckily, that was not the case in Cedar Key on Monday, when 150 people met to celebrate at the Community Center and enjoyed a dinner catered by the Island Room and music by the Dock Street Band.

    Among the sold-out crowd at the event, sponsored by the Lion’s Club, were three couples who revealed a thing or two about their relationships and a little bit more. 

  • Raku party attracts hairy potters

    Amy and Henry Gernhart hosted their annual Raku Party this past Saturday at their studio just off of Cedar Key. Space was limited so, only a lucky few attended the event. Even pottery novices were welcomed because Henry had prepared the hand-formed pieces prior to the party and guests simply had to paint their

    designs or glazes on, wait as they were fired and pack up their wares for the trip home.