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Today's News

  • SMALL STAFF - BIG JOB

    By Toni Collins
    Special to the Beacon

  • Thirty-two left unemployed by fire

    Thirty-two full and part-time employees of the Rusty Rim and Coconuts on Dock Street have been left unemployed by an early morning fire on Jan. 26.
    The fire, which damaged the second floor restaurant - the Rusty Rim - also resulted in damage to Coconuts when water to extinguish the flames flowed down to the first floor operation.

  • Cedar Key star party begins Monday

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve and Cedar Key Museum State Park will host the National Stars-n-Parks Programs on Monday, Feb. 20, Wednesday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb. 24.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Feb. 2

    Friday
    Knitting Club to resume
    The Kona Joe’s Knitting Club will resume, beginning Feb. 3.  The club meets every Friday at 4 p.m. on the deck of Kona Joe’s Island Cafe on SR 24 and 6th St.  It’s free and all knitters are welcome.

    Feb. 9
    FOL schedule events
    The Cedar Key Friends of the Library have the following events scheduled:

  • Cedar Key names its King and Queen

    Cedar Key School’s Homecoming Court 2012. Pictured from left: Brooke Allen, Chloe Reynolds, Claire Brown, Josh Sills, Courtney Daniel, Brandon Register, King Stephen Bainbridge, Queen Miranda Haire, Stevie Smith, Jessi Robinson, Caroline George, Cody Beckham, Jenny Bierman, Tyler Miller and Phoebe Cahours. Front, from left: kindergarten representatives Siosaia Wilson and Alyssa Beckham.
     

  • State, schools partner to get students into real world

    Greg Ira, the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Education Director, is a man with a mission.
    “We want to make sure the students get out,” he said during a visit Thursday to Cedar Key Scrub. “We’re taking the classroom out of the school.”

  • Workforce Connection to help staff laid off by fire

    Workers displaced by last week's fire at the Rusty Rim and Coconuts restaurants will be getting a helping hand when Workforce Connection brings its mobile unit to the Cedar Key Public Library on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Laura Byrnes, spokeswoman for CLM Workforce said, "It's staff supported and has satellite internet and you can do anything with job searching."

  • Lady Eagles survive Shark attack

    In a district game on Friday night in Bronson, the Lady Eagles defeated Cedar Key 60-28. Led by junior Shay Sherman’s 15 points and eigth grader Faith Heath’s 11 points, the Lady Eagles captured its fourth district win.
    Lauren Bartholemy led the Sharks with 14 points.

  • Cedar Key Tides for the week of Jan. 26

    Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
    /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

    Th 26 High 3:07 AM 3.5 7:24 AM Rise 9:12 AM 7
    26 Low 9:41 AM -0.2 6:05 PM Set 9:33 PM
    26 High 3:53 PM 3.3
    26 Low 10:00 PM 0.3

    F 27 High 3:48 AM 3.2 7:24 AM Rise 9:44 AM 13
    27 Low 10:08 AM 0.0 6:06 PM Set 10:27 PM
    27 High 4:18 PM 3.3
    27 Low 10:39 PM 0.3

  • Three Florida panthers die in early 2012; after 24 deaths, 32 births in 2011

    Florida panthers are off to a rough start in 2012, with three deaths documented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Last year, 24 Florida panther deaths were recorded, but FWC biologists also observed 11 radio-collared females giving birth to 32 panther kittens. Overall, the known number of newborn panthers in 2011 appears to have offset the known number of panther deaths.