Today's News

  • Calendar

    Compiled by Taryn Epperson
    Shark Correspondent

    September 8th — Family Reading Night 6:30-8 p.m. Volleyball vs. Bronson 5:30 p.m.
    September 9th — Jr. Class sells Krispy Kreme doughnuts $6.00/dozen
    September 12th — Volleyball vs. Meadowbrook (away) 6 p.m.
    September 13th — PTO meeting 3:30 p.m., Journalism Fieldtrip, Volleyball vs. Oak Hall (home)
    September 14th — Early Release

  • Farm Bureau poster contest seeking student artists

    Special to the Citizen
    Show off your artistic skills by entering a poster in the Florida Farm Bureau Youth Poster Contest. Each person may enter one poster based on the theme “Back Where I Come From” and agriculture.
    There are three different age divisions for competition: ages 4-6, ages 7-9, and ages 10-12 (all ages as of September 12, 2011).
    Posters will be on display at the Florida Farm Bureau 70th Annual Meeting, Oct. 6-8, 2011.
    Posters can be no larger than 14” x 22” and can’t be matted or framed.

  • It’s time for another Coastal Cleanup

    Shark Correspondent

    Did you know that enough diapers are picked up annually to supply every child in the U.K.? Or, that each year, enough cigarette butts are collected to fill 100 Olympic sized swimming pools?

  • “Trouble” reflects on Sept. 11

    September 11, 2001

    That fateful day in September, ten years past, Anne and I were on a trip up the coast. The plan was to spend two weeks at our leisure on a journey, sight seeing, exploring, thinking, writing, doing our art.

    Not much went toward our intentions. As the days unfolded, I recorded them and published some of the thoughts and observations in the Cedar Key Beacon. Much of what follows was printed there:

    A Transition From Positive Expectations

  • Tourism summit focuses on hospitality

        About 120 visitors showed up Aug. 30 in Trenton at the 6th Annual Pure Water Wilderness Tourism Summit.
        "There was more of a positive response," said Donna Creamer, executive director of Pure Water Wilderness, after the event. "There was more cooperation."
    Creamer said the event, which focused on hospitality and customer service, had one of the biggest turnouts yet, something she attributed to the day's topic.

  • Dennison outlines reasons for vote against repairs

    Last week the Cedar Key Beacon reported that Commissioner Scott Dennison voted against having the Community Redevelopment Agency pay for repairs to two sewer line breaks near Second Street and State Road 24 during an Aug. 30 emergency meeting.
    While Dennison did not say why during the meeting, in response to a Beacon request he provided the following statement:
    "I voted no for 3 primary reasons;

  • Say goodbye

    Well, Cedar Key won’t have Ciraco Underground to kick around anymore. The road and utility work has been completed after a year of careful work and limited hicups.

  • Seeing red no more

    Back in elementary school, you may have been told that iron oxide powder, added to a paint base, made red paint. The abundant red pigment was the reason for many a red building and barns around the country.

    But, it is also the reason for the red water that comes out of the city’s wells. For years, the Cedar Key Water and Sewer District has been removing the iron and manganese from the water, but it has been a tedious and expensive process. Particularly because the water also runs through a MIEX system, to remove Tri-halo-methanes (THMs).

  • Aquaculture says it will monitor illegal dump site

    Cedar Key's  aquaculture group says it wants to help with illegal dumping in the city.
    Household trash and cover nets have been dumped in the Shell Pile area behind the marina on State Road 24 for years, according to local officials.

    But Ken Edmunds, of the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association, said he thinks he has a solution for the dump site. Edmunds offered for the association to monitor the area on a regular basis for six months, beginning right after Coastal Clean up, an annual event aimed at cleaning America's coasts.  

  • Skiffin’ about

    Leslie Fine and Bobby Witt cruised over to the dock of Kona Joe’s one afternoon for lunch in this skiff Bobby built, complete with an umbrella to keep Leslie out of the sun.