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Today's News

  • Kayaker paddles 1000 miles to save oceans

    Margo Pellegrino is a kayaker with a cause. She’s paddling 1,000 miles from Ft. Pierce, Florida to New Orleans, Louisiana to get people thinking about the ocean. The Cedar Key islands marked her half way point.

    “I’m on an outreach mission for the ocean,” Margo said. “I want people to be aware that the ocean is on the brink of collapse.”

  • Conservation Corner - Advisory Panel Report

    GOOD NEWS FROM CEDAR KEY’S ENERGY ADVISORY PANEL

    I am writing this column to let everyone in Cedar Key know the success of the various efforts that have made up our energy conservation initiative so far.

  • Conservancy buys scrub-jay habitat for CK Scrub

    A vital scrub-jay habitat platted for subdivision development was purchased this week by The Nature Conservancy and will be donated to the Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve for permanent preservation.

    The Levy County-approved platted subdivision, Shell Mound Estates, is an undeveloped 125-acre property located on the east side of CR 347, just south of the intersection of CR 326, adjacent to the Cedar Key Scrub.

  • Conservation Corner - Glass recycling 101

    Glass Recycling 101

    In Cedar Key all colors of glass can be recycled. Drain excess contents or rinse soiled glass jars or bottles with used dishwater (a water conservation step) to remove gross food residue. Remove and discard lids, caps or metal rings. There is no need to remove labels. Glass does not have to be separated from metals, plastic or paper recyclables when placed in the trailer. Light bulbs, glass cookware and window panes cannot be recycled as they contain ceramics.

    What happens to collected glass when it leaves Cedar Key in the trailer?

  • Oh, the pain!

    It was a calm, typically gorgeous Cedar Key day and my buddy Fred and I were fishing off Atsena Otie. We’d boated a few non-descript fish when my line telegraphed a somewhat different pull - nothing aggressive or nibbling, just a steady pulling which resulted in a small two-foot-long ray coming aboard.

    Originating from the North, where skates and stingrays also abound, I immediately ID’d this catch as a harmless “skate” and therefore clamped this nuisance between the inside of my upper thighs to keep it immobile while I unhooked it.

  • Conservation Corner - Cedar Key School and the three Rs

    Although you might think “reading, ’riting and ’rithemtic” when you consider the 3 Rs in an educational context, instead think of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Our teachers have incorporated the 3 Rs in their curriculums. Our custodians have embraced recycling whenever possible. And our administration has endorsed it all.

  • County veterans honor fallen heroes

    About 100 people gathered Sunday at the Cedar Key Cemetery to honor fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guard during the annual Memorial Day Ceremony.

    Nearly all in attendance joined in as Sandy McQuitty played the guitar and sang God Bless the USA. She also performed America the Beautiful. A Williston resident, McQuitty is currently in her fourth year as President of the Ladies Auxiliary 10733 Orange Lake.

    Hosted by the Marine Corps League Tri County 1018, the memorial ceremony has grown dramatically since its inception seven years ago.

  • Recycle Paper - Save a Treeee Oh, Really?

    Premise – If you, I, lots of people use recycled paper it will save trees that would have been cut and processed for “virgin” paper.

    So, lets say that we successfully “save” one-fourth of the trees that would have been cut… what happens? Let’s see. First timber growers find way more supply than demand.

    Second, lowered demand reduces prices/profit. Third, excess inventory i.e. land is converted to higher profit pursuits like housing, mining etcetera. Finally, trees all cut to make room for progress! NO… replanting.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Two Grateful Fishermen

    Dear Editor,

  • Shark News

    Kindergarten Circus is Back!

    By Josh Berger

    Shark Contributor

    The annual kindgarten circus was back at Cedar Key last Thursday, the twenty-first of