Today's News

  • Artist of the Month

    The November Artist of the Month at the Cedar Keyhole is Sue Tanck.

    Sue’s specialty is dried flower arrangements with an artistic flair. The creative symmetry between the container and her choice of flowers is striking.

    Sue’s arrangements span the gamut from tiny teacup designs to large creations.

    Her works may be strikingly modern, distinctly Victorian and everything in between.

    Sue owned her own flower shop and being in an art gallery allows her to explore the solely artistic aspect of her specialty.

  • Festival of authors Dec. 12 in Sumner

    Folks looking to do their Christmas shopping in one place should check out the festival of authors and books on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, in the Convention Center of the Cedar Key RV Resort at State Road 24 and Shiloh Road, Sumner.

    The event will provide an opportunity to meet and speak with writers, and have purchases autographed by the author. The author and book festival offers the perfect opportunity to browse and purchase unique gifts for all of the readers on your holiday shopping list.

    Sponsored by the Levy County Historical Society,

  • Calendar for the week of Nov. 26

    Today, Nov. 26

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Turkey Shoot

    The Suwannee River Shrine Club is hosting a turkey shoot on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, from 1 - 3 p.m. The event will be held at the club on State Road 26 north of Fanning Springs.

    The cost is $3 per shot and the winner will receive a free turkey.

    For more information, contact Ernie Lyle at 352-490-6693.

    Feast on turkey with the Eagles

  • Free clinic available to uninsured Levy residents

    A special resource some may not know about is available to Levy residents who do not have health insurance and can meet certain criteria.

    The Levy County Health Department Medical Reserve Corps has many functions, including staffing the Community Cares Clinic.

    "We're trying to reach out to the residents of Levy County," said Mark Johnson, preparedness coordinator. The clinic has room to assist a few more patients and is always open to new volunteer medical professionals.

  • Capturing a piece of forgotten history

       A local Cedar Key resident has published a new book telling the story of a unique industry that makes up part of the town’s history.

       Dr. John Andrews wrote the 112-page book, “Cedar Key Fiber and Brush Factory,” with photographs about the company founded by his father and uncles. The factory was located on the property where the Old Fenimore Mill condominiums are now.

       “It was hard work,” Andrews, who worked in the factory as a teenager, said.

  • Meeks: No love in Levy for new courthouse

    Levy County taxpayers can rest easy. It's not likely the county will be building a new courthouse any time soon.

    That was the word from Levy County Commission Chair John Meeks, of Bronson, (R-District 1) to the Chiefland Rotary Club in a speech earlier this month.

    Meeks said his appearance, hosted by former commission Chair Ryan Bell, was an opportunity to update the Rotarians on what is happening in the county. Meeks has been in office since 2013 and he said the three years have been a learning experience.


    As evident from recent satellite images, fish kill reports, and analysis of water samples, blooms of the Florida red tide organism are present along Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay counties in Northwest Florida and Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee counties in Southwest Florida.

    One sample collected alongshore of Collier County contained background concentrations of K. brevis.

    In addition, one sample collected alongshore of Miami-Dade County on the East Coast contained background concentrations of K. brevis.

  • Sunday school class opens free library

    The 40 Something Sunday School Class at Cedar Key United Methodist church is sponsoring a Little Free Library.  

    This Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book  exchange for anyone in the Cedar Key Community.  In its basic form, it is a wooden box of books where anyone may pick a book or two, or bring a book to share.

    The Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch and there is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community.

  • Shark News

    Cedar Key School A/AB Honor Roll

    By Jasmine Kish, Shark Correspondent

  • Community calendar for the week of 11-19-15

    Fridays and Saturdays

    Divine Mercy Thrift Center

    The Divine Mercy Thrift Center, located on the grounds of St. John the Evangelist Church, 4050 N.W. Highway 27A, is now open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Sales go toward feeding the needy in the area. Donations are also accepted.

    For more information, call 352-493-9723.

    Church thrift shop open in Bronson

     The Bronson United Methodist Church will open a thrift shop Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the back building on Capital Street.