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Today's News

  • Cedar Key to be highlighted on upcoming Florida TV show

    The hosts and crew of “How To Do Florida” recently came to Cedar Key to video a segment on kayak fishing, a Low Country Boil done Cedar Key-style, and the Cedar Key community.

    Show host Chad Crawford and Chef Justin Timineri of the Florida Department of Agriculture’s Fresh from Florida program teamed up for the adventure. Only a few in town knew of the event and were invited to participate.

  • Cedar Key to be highlighted on upcoming Florida TV show

    The hosts and crew of “How To Do Florida” recently came to Cedar Key to video a segment on kayak fishing, a Low Country Boil done Cedar Key-style, and the Cedar Key community.

    Show host Chad Crawford and Chef Justin Timineri of the Florida Department of Agriculture’s Fresh from Florida program teamed up for the adventure. Only a few in town knew of the event and were invited to participate.

  • The Kraujalis Home - then and now

    You may have walked or driven by a house on Fourth Street numerous times and barely noticed it was there - half hidden behind low limerock walls that terrace the sloping yard and overgrown cabbage palms.  Or, perhaps, you stopped to take a photo of the pair of adirondack chairs, swaths of ferns and pile of bleached out shells on each side of the stairs.

    It is one of those houses that could go either way - photo op or you might pass right by and not look up. 750 Fourth Street - home of Luz Beckham Kraujalis and her husband, Walter. 

  • Staff heads out on two wheels

    Police Chief Virgil Sandlin is ready to go on patrol using the new Cedar Key Police Department’s bicycle. It is one of three bikes obtained by the city and CRA and they are already being used by the officers and staff for quick trips around town. It even has flashing red and blue lights.

    The bikes were obtained through the Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant, which also is paying for solar panels on city hall and the community center, and additional energy improvements on city buildings.

  • Captain Danny Allen's Fishing Report

    I came back home this week. I know that sounds funny but, that's what it feels like, ‘cause I go to the fish. I spent the last two months spread out from Suwannee to Horseshoe Beach and the latest was Waccasassa Bay. These winters put a huge whoopin’ on the fish in Cedar Key.

  • $1000 Scholarship for Cedar Key students

    By Tom Deverin

    On Feb.15, 2011, the Florida Departmentof Environmental Protection awarded the Cedar Key School the statewide Recycle Pledge Drive Award at a special awards ceremony.

    The Sharks won this award because they solicited more recycling pledges per student than another other school in the state.

    In addition to receiving this recognition, the school received a new computer. The Energy Advisory Panel, who helped with the pledge drive, also announced the establishment of its new Environmental Scholarship.

  • Baseball team loses two

    Sarah Bartholemy 
Shark
    Correspondent

    The Cedar Key Sharks were defeated by Seven Rivers Christian 26 to 5.
    CJ Parks, Kit Riley, and Brandon and Bradley Register scored four runs in the first inning.
    Bradley Register had both a second and third base hit in the first and fourth inning and due to an RBI the team was awarded two points.
    Bradley Register was brought home by CJ Parks in the second and fourth inning.

  • Late start but lots of keepers

    I wanna take this very moment to say, “man, it’s great to live in Florida.” We have the gators, great fishing, super weather. There's some things I'm not sure about but these are sure bets. 
    

    We had a really tough tide this weekend but I had two half-day trips Saturday with some very cool new clients and some ol’ local folks  and did a lil’ pre-fishing Sunday afternoon. All I have to say is, if anyone says to you that high pressure and blue bird skies won't shut down a bite…..well, it will.

  • Clanton earns top honors at Land Judging event

    Submitted by Nathanael Brinkman and Denny Voyles
    The Cedar Key FFA chapters attended the Tri-County FFA land judging contest last Friday.
    The contest , which rotates to a new site each year, was held in Gilchrist County this year.  About 11 FFA chapters attended the event from three counties - Levy,Gilchrist and Dixie - but after weeks of practice, our teams came home with some impressive results.    Cheyenne Clanton scored high honors in the competetion, returning to Cedar Key with the first place ribbon for individual high score.

  • Conservation Corner

    by Tom Deverin
    Special to the Beacon

    On Feb.15, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection awarded the Cedar Key School the statewide Recycle Pledge Drive Award at a special awards ceremony.
    The Sharks won this award because they solicited more recycling pledges per student than another other school in the state.