Today's News

  • TDC draws up plans to lure more tourists

     The Levy County Tourism Development Council weighed the best way to market the county to tourists now that it is taking over all advertising duties.

  • Cedar Key State Museum: a mini-vacation right in your back yard

    Tucked away off Hodges Avenue is arguably the ugliest circa 1960’s building on the island. But don’t let that put you off.  Inside and around the property are a variety of things to do and see that will make you forget the bad architecture.

  • Speed humps to be relocated

        Against the recommendation of an engineer, the Cedar Key City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to move the location of two speed tables designed to slow traffic before the public was allowed to voice any objections.       
        Police Chief Virgil Sandlin said the tables--speed humps with a flattened section in the middle--are “very user friendly” with a six-foot approach, 28-foot table and six-foot exit.

  • Cedar Key Canvas makes the cut

        A lot of good things have been happening at Julie Gore and Sharon Ingram’s shop, Cedar Key Canvas lately – some good and some even better.
        Unbeknownst to Julie, a customer (her mother) nominated the shop for a made in America contest sponsored by ABC’s World News with Dianne Sawyer. Her mother did eventually mention it but the women both forgot about the nomination. That is, until the day a producer from the show called and left a message that they had made the cut.

  • The MacGyver effect

    Wayne Watson, works on a greenhouse on State Road 24 being built next to the Dollar General. Billy Robinson, also known as “Broccoli Billy,”  has grown and sold produce at the location for several years and is expanding his business to include a large greenhouse where he can produce more specialty plants for sale to the public. The duct tape is necessary to cover the joints of the frame work of the greenhouse so that the cover will not be torn by the hard edges.

  • Plum Creek sells 18,000 acres in heart of Levy

    Austrian-born Canadian businessman Frank Stronach's name is not on the 18,000 acres of land that changed hands two weeks ago, but it may as well be.
    When combined with other purchases, Stronach could be on his way to becoming a force in Levy County's future.
    He has talked about plans to raise organic beef on "huge areas" in Florida.
     "I’m planning to buy 20,000 hectares of woods in (the U.S. state of) Florida. The climate is excellent there," he told the Austria Times in March 2010.

  • Ongoing Activities

    Al Anon
    Al Anon meets every Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church on the corner of SR 24 and 5th Streets. The meeting is non-smoking and open to the public.

    Chamber of Commerce
    Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meets monthly on the third Thursday at 8:30 a.m. All Chamber members and those interested in becoming members are encouraged to attend. Please call 543-5600 to confirm the location.

    City Commission

  • Renewable energy or nuclear power a matter of choice

    At a recent party, I met a nuclear physicist. The summation of our discourse was that, in theory, nuclear power is the perfect energy source but there is a big problem when you factor in Mother Nature and humans.  
    As we have seen with Japan’s recent disaster, Mother Nature and humans can muck up that perfect theory. But there is more to it than just that. There are several reasons that nuclear power is a poor choice for our nation’s energy future. Here are some of those reasons.

  • Where’s the money?

    Butch, the City Cat, looks over the budget during Tuesday’s City Commision meeting and wonders, “Where is the line item for cat food?”

  • Cedar Key graduate

    Savannah Beckham Clark graduated from the College of Central Florida Adult Education Program on July 14.  She was one of 21 who received their Florida High School Diploma in ceremonies at Usher Center in Chiefland.
    Her instructors said she is a fast-track student who took the GED almost immediately upon entering.  
    She hopes to attend college soon.