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Today's News

  • Tourism chiefs coming to CK in 2012

    When the Levy County Tourism Development Council met on Nov. 18, Kathy Carver received a plaque from Chairwoman Helen Koehler that honored her and showed the Council’s appreciation for her perfect attendance in 2010.

  • Cedar Key Sharks open basketball season

    DateVS.Location MSG/MSB/VG/VB

  • Sewer rehab begins on Second Street

     By Greg Lang

    CRA Director

    Work on the utilities improvement phase has been progressing

    well. Because of the efficient and skilled crews of

    the contractor, dry weather and assistance from James

    McCain and his quality men the utility work is ahead of

    schedule and on budget.

    Because the CRA funded work is ahead of schedule and

    because the Small Communities Development Block Grant

    funded work has not yet been given the final OK to proceed,

  • Concealed weapons class is Jan. 8

    Need a concealed weapons permit? Want to be taught by

    current and retired law enforcement military firearms

    instructors?

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office will sponsor a class

    Jan. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1p.m. at 9150 NE 80th Ave , Bronson.

    Proceeds will benefit First Baptist Church Bronson Youth

    and their summer mission trip to Haiti.

    The cost is $55 if you register online at

    www.Levypistolclass.info or $60 the day of class.

  • As the weather cools down, Florida’s oyster season heats up

     Now is the perfect time to enjoy Florida's famous oysters. Florida oysters are available year round, but harvest really gears up in fall as water temperatures begin to drop. The cool months are when oysters taste the best.

    Florida's oyster industry is based on the Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica), which is found from the Yucatan Peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Lawrence River in Canada.

  • Thanks for good weather, good fishing

     Well the weather is good. The fish are biting great, but the phones have slowed way down. Families get pretty busy this time of year and fishing charters are kinda last on the list.

  • What do you know about Thanksgiving?

     I recently visited the Cedar Key School and interviewed kindergarden and firstgraders. This resulted in some interesting revelations - namely: 

    No. 1 Kids know more about Thanksgiving than you might imagine — especially what they are thankful for.

    No. 2 Boys are not really interested in telling you what they know about Thanksgiving — especially when you are cutting into their recess time. Most of their answers were followed by: Can I go play now?

  • Garden of the Month for November

    The Cedar Key Garden Club Garden of
    the Month for November belongs to Bill and
    Alyce Phillips of the Cedar Key Bed &
    Breakfast. Their gardens include water features,
    as well as one of the island's grandest
    live oaks. Their staghorn fern also rivals the
    best. Please join us in congratulating them
    for such a picture-perfect garden.

  • Quiet passion, consistent talent: Local artist Valerie Bretl

    Literally under our noses in Cedar Key, for the past six years,
    mosaic artist Valerie Bretl has been going about her work - meticulously
    creating fine art that will endure forever.
    Working for eight to 10 hours a day on her
    screened porch, she even received inspiration for
    her current piece from one of the massive oak
    trees in her yard. The dappled light, gravel
    paths and beautiful landscaping are a
    soothing backdrop to her work table covered
    in marble pieces and tiles. Heavy

  • Shell Pile garbage and “mermaid blue” double wide dominate Commission meeting discussion

    At the Cedar Key City Commission
    Tuesday night, Commissioner Heath Davis
    reported that he had spoken to some of the
    users of the Shell Pile boat ramp about the
    ongoing garbage problem and he had “no
    good news” to report.
    The dumpsters at the site have been filled
    with items that cannot go into the landfill with
    the regular garbage — tires, construction
    debris, etc. The tipping fees for those particular
    dumpsters greatly exceeded what was budgeted