Today's News

  • Benefit dinner on April 29

    A benefit dinner on Wednesday, April 29, beginning at 5 p.m. is being organized on behalf of Patti Morgan.

    Morgan is a hard-working mom, but she hasn't been able to work for some time due to her ill health. She faces a long recuperation and possible further medical treatment. Organizers are trying to raise funds to help her with household expenses and provide for her special care needs.

    The dinner will be at the Big Deck Raw Bar on Dock Street in Cedar Key. The menu includes smoked chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and tea.

  • Talks under way with Waste Pro

    The City of Cedar Key has opened discussions with Waste Pro on its upcoming contract renewal and Mayor Dale Register said it began on a positive note.

    Register made the announcement at the Tuesday, April 7, meeting of the Cedar Key City Commission.

    He said the meeting with the garbage and recycling hauler, also included resident Tom Deverin. He said the meeting was productive and Waste Pro will be back in a month with a document.

  • Quint Mitchell returns in 'Hurricane Island'

    Mystery author Parker Francis targets Florida’s Gulf Coast in his latest mystery/thriller, Hurricane Island. Francis sends his private investigator to the fishing village of Cedar Key in the third installment of the Quint Mitchell Mystery series, where a relaxing visit with an old friend turns deadly.

  • Paddle for a cause

    Whether it be paddling down the Waccasassa or sitting on the banks of the little river watching the racers come across the finish line, the Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race promises to be family fun all for a good cause.

  • Tanck named Artist of the Month

    Donna Tanck is the Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole Artist Co-op in Cedar Key. Together with her husband, Dave, they are the sole glass artists in the Keyhole. They make colorful dichroic pendants and earrings, vases, colorfully decorated cake testers and tea lights, all created out of glass.

  • Conservation Corner: Good News

    If you watch the news on a regular basis, you know that good news is hard to come by. The nightly news content is usually about war and hatred, crime, natural disasters and various other sad stories with a feel good story thrown in at the end of the broadcast. But there is good news, especially concerning the environment. You just do not hear about it very much. So the following is just a few of the positive stories about the environment.

  • Easter Joy

    Baby Lena had a great time at the Easter Egg Hunt, Party and Dog Parade on Sunday at Cedar Key City Park.

    She was one of many who turned out for the annual celebration sponsored by the Faraway Inn owners Doreen and Oliver Bauer, the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce and the various Cedar Key businesses, individuals and volunteers. Lena's day included visits with several characters in costume, including the Easter bunny, an elephant and a dalmatian. 

  • Old Florida Celebration of the Arts

    Joseph Fry

    Sculpture , Booth 49

    Clanton, Alabama

    Best of Show


    Steve Andrews

    Painting, Booth 54

    Tallahassee, Florida

    Best 2D


    Leland Williams

    Sculpture, Booth 107

    Crescent City, FL

    Best 3D


    Shoshana Matthews

    Award of Excellence

    Fiber, Booth 91


    Cynthia Pagel

    Award of Excellence

  • Say no to mosquitos

    It's that time of year again, things are starting to bloom and warmer temperatures are bringing out the bugs.

    After getting a lot of rain over the winter, Matt Weldon, director of Mosquito Control and director of Parks and Recreation for Levy County, said he thinks we're going to have a good bit of mosquitos this spring.

    Right around dusk and dawn are when mosquitos are the worst, so be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and make sure you are covered up, Weldon said.

  • A dream for Jacob

    One Cedar Key student is chasing his dreams of working in the field of special effects.

    The Cedar Key School's art club is raising money to send 11th grade student Jacob Bishop to Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota for a summer art program.

    “He draws all the time,” said Art Club Director and ESE teacher at Cedar Key School Zandy Zettler, during the art festival on Saturday, adding his career goal is to work in special effects and “he's always known what he's wanted to do.”