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Today's News

  • Fishing Report - Sept. 10

    Hey everyone I hope that the long weekend was full of busy cool fun or very laid back an relaxing, which ever one you were shooting for.

    I was out 2 days this week an’ man let me say this: I can't remember a full moon lock jaw like I saw this weekend. Our 100 percent full phase moon came Friday night and it seemed to put the brakes on ‘em. Most stories had over sized redfish and some small ones but what I noticed based on the stories and my trips, is the quantity and the quality fell off a bit. But we had a cool snap with a full moon.

  • Lions Host Toastmasters International Presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 22

    The public is invited to the Cedar Key Lions Club Speakers Night on Tuesday, Sept 22 at 7 pm.

  • Island readies for coastal cleanup

    As summer comes to an end, residents of Cedar Key, along with volunteers around the world, are preparing for the world's largest annual cleanup of beaches and waterways – the International Coastal CleanupTM (ICC), coordinated by The Ocean Conservancy.

    This Saturday, Sept. 19 an estimated one million volunteers will comb beaches, lake shores, river banks, and even underwater sites in at least 74 countries and 54 U.S. states and territories.

  • Track Sharks tearing up competition
  • Sharks chew up the field at districts

    Sharks track and field cleaned up at the district meet at Oak Hall last Thursday, qualifying in nearly every event they set their sights on. As track head coach Brad Penney had predicted, Cedar Key took third place overall for both boys and girls, in spite of the small team size and because of excellent placement across events.

  • Gal not dangerous in divided 3-2 decision

    City of Cedar Key commissioners voted Tuesday night that George Sresovich’s dog Gal is not dangerous after all, reversing a previous decision.

    Revisiting the case was prompted by the city attorney, who while finalizing the paperwork, concluded that the City may not have had sufficient documentation to designate Gal as a dangerous dog and that the May 19 hearing may not have complied with Florida law.

  • Citizens group explores youth center options

    “We took the challenge – there is a need for a youth program,” said Bill Delaino, leader of a citizens group that has been exploring options and possible locations for a community youth center. He presented an update of the group’s findings to the City of Cedar Key Commission last Tuesday night.

    “We’ve been looking wherever possible to incorporate programs for adults and seniors as well,” he said.

  • Pat O'Neal earns top certification

    My take on Community Development

    By Pat O’Neal, PCED

  • Chamber survey card results in for 1st quarter

    The Chamber of Commerce collected 95 survey cards from its radio ad program during the first quarter ending July 27. The cards, part of the agreement with the Community Redevelopment Agency that funded the project, ask visitors how they found Cedar Key.

    Of the 95 returned, 45 stated “friend or family,” and 49 reported “other.” One stated “Radio Ad.”

  • CK Chamber auction raises over $5000

    Approximately 100 people turned out for the Chamber of Commerce annual auction held Sunday at the historic Island Hotel on 2nd Street.

    A total of 65 bidding cards were assigned, according to Chamber Office Manager Judy Johnson.

    The auction raised over $5,000, which is more than last year, Johnson said. The auction is the Chamber’s largest fundraiser of the year and all proceeds benefit Chamber business.

    Matt Warren was the auctioneer, filling in for previously scheduled Chad “Cracker” Johnson, who was unable to make it.